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Old 12-30-2014, 09:17 PM   #21
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Me: Krogen Manatee North-Sea with wannabe windows. Hummer H-2 Raised Pilothouse with wannabe windows.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:43 PM   #22
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Looks a lot better than the stock H-2.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:33 PM   #23
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:27 PM   #24
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Geez, tough crowd. I get the tires right and I'm called "vaguely warm".

Wanted studs even, heck I even got that. Hmmm, I might go on a limb and say Grand Wagoneer, but those are too expensive to maintain going across the continent. Calgary is too practical to spend 100K just to warm up to nostalgia, even lovely Grand Wagoneer nostalgia. So..what is NOT an explorer, has the overland qualities of Wagoneer, but with a rugged leather interior?

I have its essence, I'm sure, but I just can't quite place it.

I'm going to say Toyota, but not the insulting Toyota. Something like a Land Cruiser.

Okay, what is it? Am I close?
I think you are close but may I suggest perhaps a Jeep Grand Cherokee, not sure on the trim line but at least the Limited. All the overland qualities of a Wagoneer but with heated leather seats and steering wheel.
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Conrad--- Since this thread has no direction whatsoever, thread drift is not possible. So..... I'm curious how you like your Nokian tires. I am considering them to replace the original tires on my wife's vehicle when they wear out.

I have Bridgestone Blizzaks on my daily driver in the winter for the times it snows or the roads get icy Great snow and ice tires but they wear very fast. I'm told the Nokian snow and ice tires last up in the 50k range or longer driving year round. Has this been your experience?
Marin, we've had the Hak's on our Mercedes C230 Kompressor for 5 years, switching them out for Goodyear All Seasons outside of the winter season. They have worn very little, and are great in ice and snow conditions. One surprising benefit is that they seem to be less prone to hydroplaning than most other tires we've used. I would definitely recommend them.

And no, Ghost, the Mercedes is not my regular driver...
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Geez, tough crowd. I get the tires right and I'm called "vaguely warm".

Not a Prius.
Could be an Explorer, but a man who buys Hakkapeliittas would tend to be more of a red wine drinker. Knows his way around a good steak too, and I'm not talking well done.
Wanted studs even, heck I even got that. Hmmm, I might go on a limb and say Grand Wagoneer, but those are too expensive to maintain going across the continent. Calgary is too practical to spend 100K just to warm up to nostalgia, even lovely Grand Wagoneer nostalgia. So..what is NOT an explorer, has the overland qualities of Wagoneer, but with a rugged leather interior?

I have its essence, I'm sure, but I just can't quite place it.

I'm going to say Toyota, but not the insulting Toyota. Something like a Land Cruiser.

Okay, what is it? Am I close?
Far away. In my misspent youth I had my fill of off road vehicles before they were called SUVs. For the regular drive between Calgary and Campbell River I wanted a vehicle that was meant for distance driving at speed and in comfort. SUVs do not handle well at speed.

So....This Nordic Tug owner drives a Honda Accord Coupe with all the goodies. (Much better than my previous Mercedes E550 4matic.)
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Mr. g. OK, I'll bite...Me, me, me....?

A me me me car. Lots of those. There are German me cars, Italian me cars and even British me cars that scream the loudest while trying to look otherwise. American me cars look it, but nobody looks. It just all depends on what level of me me me you are at.

Now, what kind of boat do you have?

P.s. Yes there are French me cars, but this is the trawler forum.
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What a great thread.

What do I drive?

This is a tough one n reality. How attached are you to your bow thruster? There are Nordie owners and then there are Nordie owners. If you are the latter, it could be anything starting with a dehaviland beaver. Oh, I think you have something classic tucked away, but not something bought, something built.

What was your first car?
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Ok, so what do you think I drive?

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Yes, I thought this thread was going to be more interesting because YOU were going to tell us all.
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I suspect this is a trick. I bet you fly a Zeppelin.

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A Mini, or some other form of clown car? And it has a big KaaZoooGaa horn?
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This is a tough one n reality. How attached are you to your bow thruster? There are Nordie owners and then there are Nordie owners. If you are the latter, it could be anything starting with a dehaviland beaver. Oh, I think you have something classic tucked away, but not something bought, something built.

What was your first car?

This is great. Just like "Stump The Chump" on Click and Klack. (we miss you , Tom)

OK, here are your clues:

I've wailed on the thrusters a few times while getting a feel for how the boat handles. But I'm generally pretty light on them.

First car as a licensed driver was a '67 MGB-GT. Owned three others before that, but driving was restricted to farm fields. None of them were amphibious.

OK, your turn.
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And me?

Yes, I thought this thread was going to be more interesting because YOU were going to tell us all.

Nissan Xterra. But as the one guy who crossed the pond the answer should be nothing.
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This is great. Just like "Stump The Chump" on Click and Klack. (we miss you , Tom)

OK, here are your clues:

I've wailed on the thrusters a few times while getting a feel for how the boat handles. But I'm generally pretty light on them.

First car as a licensed driver was a '67 MGB-GT. Owned three others before that, but driving was restricted to farm fields. None of them were amphibious.

OK, your turn.

Okay, that would put you into a BMW suv instead of the Rover. A little bird says your build car is a tan Volvo, but honestly I would not have guessed it.
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A Mini, or some other form of clown car? And it has a big KaaZoooGaa horn?

I was waiting on his boat, but I was already narrowing in on the British car and Mini was at the top of the list. Nobody owns MGs of course, they sell them.
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OK what do I drive? I'll give you a hint . It's pretty boring .
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So....This Nordic Tug owner drives a Honda Accord Coupe with all the goodies. (Much better than my previous Mercedes E550 4matic.)

Hondas were great cars. Wish I could get our old twin carb mid 80s Prelude back. I just didn't know anybody still drove them. So your the one.
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Okay, that would put you into a BMW suv instead of the Rover. A little bird says your build car is a tan Volvo, but honestly I would not have guessed it.
Crap, I forgot that I linked to the Volvo on my boat blog

Anyway, you are pretty close, and I would say have a calling in stand-up comedy with this. I'm laughing at every post.

So the answer is.....

Yes, a BMW, but not an SUV. a 550XI. The all wheel drive is a must for Mass and Vermont. I owned a 1600 and a 2002 way back when, but have avoided BMWs since because I hate the image they convey. But after a disastrous Audi experience, I sucked it up and tried the 550, and have to say it is far and beyond my favorite car owned so far. Comfort plus non-stop grins.

The volvo (a '71 142E) is a restoration of a nearly extinct and forgotten model that pretty much put Volvo on the map in the US. It's dull as nails, but was really advanced in it's time. I owned one through college and into my work years, so it's always been near and dear to me heart.

I also have two old Mercedes that I'm slowly restoring, with emphasis on "slowly". One is a '64 230SL, and the other a '70 280SL. I always loved them in my younger years, but they were WAY out of reach for me. Can you imagine a car that cost $9000 in 1964? Yikes. I used to have 4 of them, bought as a package deal, but sold two.

Then there is the Truck - a GMC diesel for all sorts of utility work.
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