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Old 03-03-2011, 01:33 AM   #21
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RE: RT firefly

Ain't that the truth......?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:22 AM   #22
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And I'll stick with the other Aussies for F..ks sake get over it, its an information & fun forum where we can all share our knowledge or lack there of
have some fun and learn stuff and compare our eggs.
A guy likes nothing more than to talk about his boat or show it off.
Andy after we get some more rain we may get some warm weather before it cools of into the winter cruising season.
Doesn't matter it's always warm enough for a beer.
Peter how was the cruise on the big ship, hope you had fun.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:08 AM   #23
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The Pacific Sun was fantastic Benn. Great place to chill out, and I mean that in the nicest possible way, 'cause I don't like being really chilled...
Just can't wait for those parts to be installed so I can get out again in my own wee boat. I believe the parts are now definitely 'in transit'.
But yeah, RTF where are you? Are you ill perchance or away on a furlough maybe. Perhaps we're all worrying about nothing....?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:38 AM   #24
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RE: RT firefly

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What ever happened to him?

Do you think he is off cruising?

Do you think he was embarrassed by his official designation?

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He was on the site 3 days ago, just didn't post anything. If you go to the user list, it will tell you the last time a user logged in.

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:08 AM   #25
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What was his official designation?
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:21 AM   #26
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Gee you guys, it must have been a long cold winter over there, everyone's a little tetchy at the moment.
Cabin fever!


THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS ?


BLUE BIRD OF HAPPINESS, MY ASS!
It's Friggin' Freezing. *There's snow up my ass,
all the food's covered with 3 feet of this white ****,
and you want ME to sing?
What?? *Anne Murray's "Snowbird"? *Piss Off!!
Next year, I'm flyin' to Jamaica , and smokin dope!!


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Old 03-03-2011, 06:41 AM   #27
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RE: RT firefly

Well it is good to see he is still lurking at least. And like everybody has said, I have learned from everybody on this forum. It is just a matter of tact where some are a little better than others. Just like in face to face conversation, tact is important. Anyway, Hopefully RTF will be back in action.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:07 AM   #28
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What was his official designation?
he was listed as a hall of fame. Or was it hall of shame.

Just a little goad there for you RT.

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #29
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Yeah, out of the sewer comes Delphin and Keith with their cheap shots ... and I wondered why I came back.

Gotta give RTF credit for staying away from the likes of you two, he really does have more sense than I do.

Someone told me recently that they found it hard to believe I was as kind as I am to a few of the regular idiots here, now I am asking myself the same question ...
What is it about liberals that they just have to use pajorative terms in describing anyone who does not totally agree* with them?
Congenital defect, I guess.
Oh well, we can just revel in RT's absence and wait and hope for Rick to move on (pun intended) to a forum that does not raise his blood pressure.

Pleasantly yours,
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It's comments like this that get old.* Whats the difference if you think Rick is a Liberal or not or for that matter what if he is.**Remarks such as these*and are at the core of what drives some of these folks away.

See I said that without calling*anyone any names.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:38 AM   #30
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:55 AM   #31
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:58 AM   #32
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pretty disappointing thread.
some of us come here to seek some sort of information and experience.
if those with strong professional expertise and experience are driven away by "hobby boaters" then we have slashed the wealth of knowledge available to all those who seek that knowledge on this board.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:35 AM   #33
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Truth is- this is a hobby boaters forum. And it has a wealth of talent. My experience in life has shown it is typically better to pay for true "expertise". You get his best, you don't owe anything afterwards, and you get a warranty!
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #34
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RE: RT firefly

Luker,
I love your little blue bird! That was great. We have cabin fever too and can't leave as we have jury duty. Here's a cabin fever immage. We have over a foot now but not as much as in the pic.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #35
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Truth is- this is a hobby boaters forum. And it has a wealth of talent. My experience in life has shown it is typically better to pay for true "expertise". You get his best, you don't owe anything afterwards, and you get a warranty!
Well said SteveAnd I would add, as has been said many times over the years, if you don't like a particular thread, DON'T READ IT!!!


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You need to understand that there is a lot of history in this thread, and a lot of baggage that simply can't be avoided. We'll get over it and move on soon. As a relative newbie to the site, you may not know the people involved, or their history with the forum and it's members. As to running off the professionals, I will stick with Forklifts statement.

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Old 03-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #36
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Truth is- this is a hobby boaters forum. And it has a wealth of talent. My experience in life has shown it is typically better to pay for true "expertise". You get his best, you don't owe anything afterwards, and you get a warranty!
Well said SteveAnd I would add, as has been said many times over the years, if you don't like a particular thread, DON'T READ IT!!!


Per
You need to understand that there is a lot of history in this thread, and a lot of baggage that simply can't be avoided. We'll get over it and move on soon. As a relative newbie to the site, you may not know the people involved, or their history with the forum and it's members. As to running off the professionals, I will stick with Forklifts statement.

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i have seen some of the mud slinging.
and i take any advise with caution, from professionals to hobby'ist alike.
i have gotten decent information both from delfin and from rickb and would be dissapointed if anyone of them stay away from this board... nothing to do about reading a thread or not.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:55 PM   #37
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The reason why forums like this are valuable is because they provide a broad perspective on issues, some informed, some less so but generally all worth at least considering.

When Delfin was refit, we started with a splendid empty tin can.* I had a lot of fun designing the layout, the equipment specifications, most all of the systems, and building a chunk of the cabinetry.* I relied on a very experienced project manager to oversee my plans and improve on them based on his broad experience.* Unfortunately, and even though he was probably more qualified as a professional than anyone on this site, he was incapable of learning anything new and after having messed up another build project to the tune of around $500,000 in fixes doing what he insisted was the only way, he was fired.* He cost me a fair sum in re-dos as well, and for about the tenth time I learned that the kind of professionals to stay away from are the ones intolerant to any perspective but their own.* Invariably these folks do know a great deal, but also are invariably a source of a lot of problems, expense and damage when they are in a position to insist that they are always right.

So count me in as someone who appreciates the knowledge of professionals as well as hobbiests, especially when that knowledge is presented without feeling the psychic need to call anyone with a different opinion and different experience criminals, idiots, imbeciles, clan members, etc. etc. etc.

I post because I love boats, and like Benn said, we all like talking about our boats.* I appreciate learning from others experience, especially from people who are passionate about their boats, and for whom its just about the fun of messing around with boats.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:23 PM   #38
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I am glad everyone appears to be calming down a bit. When I read the first couple pages it looked like it was going to be worse then the thread where I stuck up for the Coasties in the boating accident in SanFran and all coasties in general. That thread was enough to cause me to lose interest in the forum for a while, but I am addicted to boats and came back.

I consider myself a professional and a hobbyist. I have also learned alot from both groups on this site.
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JMTSS,
Yes** ..that's what I consider you to be too and glad you are. I admire not only you but I really like the after section of the bottom of your boat. The bottom actually has some rocker to it. That makes it a true SD hull prolly running very well a knot or two or even three above hull speed but very efficient at or just above hull speed. Who designed it*** ..
do you know?
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #40
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Talkin about your own boat,
I remember some time back Bill from Passage maker rang the chicken guy in USA (apparently worth billions) to talk about his new mega boat.
Got his secretary on the phone who informed Bill the big man was busy.
Apparently she must have passed the message on him, Bill says he had a return call within the hour and the guy just wanted to tell him about his new boat.
See we are all the same, just our boats and pockets differ.

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