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Old 09-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Is TF still a boating forum?

Lately all we see is postings in Off the deep end. And all that ranting about Obama is getting old. Just saying.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

That's why I still stand by the idea that we need to close that forum. Keep this a boating-only site. With four mods, we now have the manpower to control off-topic threads. (Like this one ;-) )
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

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Single engine or twins ?
*Loll

Or how about gas or diesel?
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:58 PM   #4
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

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Single engine or twins ?
*Loll

Or how about gas or diesel?

*Danforth or Plow?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:20 PM   #5
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

Galley up or down.

SD

where will this end?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:26 PM   #6
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Europa, classic or sundeck?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:32 PM   #7
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

How about fuel polishing/filtering?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #8
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For FF we could do cruiser or trawler?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #9
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G-string or thong?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #10
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Overhaul or new engine?
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #11
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

Teak - Varnish, paint, au naturel, cetol?
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #12
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Thrusters, bow or stern?* ;-)
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #13
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

Or discuss the ultimate trawler, twin engines with a get home, active fin stabilisers & a gyro unit, 2 bow thrusters and a stern thruster coupled with an articulated rudder
all packaged in a 32 ft boat so that mooring is not expensive.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #14
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

If anyone knows how to attach a poll, it would be nice to put one up.* Then we could vote on our favorite subject.

I have often said*that you can tell a*person's hobby while standing in line at restaurants, etc.* The golfers are demonstrating their latest grip or*swing, tennis players are demonstrating their back swing, and the boaters*are standing there in their salt stained Top Siders discussing joker and duck bill valves.*
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:25 PM   #15
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

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Europa, classic or sundeck?
*HA! The only true trawler is the aft cabin, those poncing walk thru boats, don't get me started on Sundecks, stairs everywhere.

AND that mob that took up the scarcred Teak decks, traitors all!

OH.........sorry, I thought I was in OTDE

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Old 09-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #16
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

You forgot one of the hotest topics: *

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Carry a Gun on board? * *

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Trust in good fortune? *
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:58 PM   #17
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Is TF still a boating forum?

Rum or whiskey???

*

And to the OP, this forum is what you make it. *I don't get the feeling that it is dead except for OTDE...which is what you implied. *Like I have said from the very beginning, we modelled this forum based on other hobbies we have and the successful forums we visit. *All of those forums have an "off topic" section and guess what....those "off topic" sections are the most populars sections on those forums. *IMO, they serve as a relief valve so that crap doesn't come spilling over into the boating related sections. *Secondarily, it allows everyone to get to know each other a little better...whether like you them or not. *So while I have always thought about getting rid of it, it does serve a purpose. *If you do't like it, don't go in there. *I don't!!!!


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Old 09-22-2011, 05:26 PM   #18
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

Baker,

If the moderators dont cruise OTDE it's gonna be like school without the teachers.

Delete the msg John* ...I'd rather they thought you were there.

I went to OTDE cuze the boating threads were getting boring.

We've talked to death most things a trawler skipper would want to discuss.

There's only one person I have a problem w on OTDE.

Some like the political party test that Walt put up was good but 95% are too bashful to play.

But OTDE IS ALIVE AND WELL w only one virus.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #19
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Baker, can we go back now?
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:06 PM   #20
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RE: Is TF still a boating forum?

I have seen surveys of the commercial boat community indicating that 95+% prefer single engine boats. Why? The reported reason was that modern diesels are so reliable that (assuming you have clean fuel) you don't need the expense of the second engine.

Not sure if they prefer "get-home" motors but I know one of those costs about quite a bit and you need a genset.
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