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Old 01-07-2015, 01:24 PM   #81
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Ok, so we have a Nordic Tug, but no Subaru (although I'll admit to having considered a WRX several times over the past few years). So, what do we drive (we live in the city and get by with one car)?

I'll give some hints: 427 ft lbs of torque, 0-60 in just over 5 seconds, but better than 36 MPG on the highway . . .

Over the holidays we did a 500 mile trip on one tank of fuel (16 gals),
averaging close to 80 mph on the highway . . .

Ghost? Anyone?
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:36 PM   #82
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:26 PM   #83
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #84
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:44 PM   #85
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #86
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You got it right for this Nordic Tug owner...2008 turbo Outback. Fun thread.

Carolena: 335d?
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:10 PM   #87
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You got it right for this Nordic Tug owner...2008 turbo Outback. Fun thread.

Carolena: 335d?
Bingo! Love the car, but now that she is out of warranty/free maintenance, we are on the hunt (I'll be first to admit that these things are expensive and a PIA to maintain). Wish they still imported this engine in the 3 series. Not sure what will come next.
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:17 PM   #89
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:57 PM   #90
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:12 PM   #91
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When I'm not cruising in my 36' Marine Trader, im cruising in my Cobra.



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Old 01-07-2015, 06:19 PM   #92
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Here is my latest project over the last couple years. 1982 Jeep Scrambler. Bought it as turnkey, got ripped off, died in the Mountains of Colorado 15 miles from the purchase point, three days before Christmas. Flew home, all is well now, but had to rebuild most of it.

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Old 01-07-2015, 06:38 PM   #93
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Well, it happens about this time most years. Many of us are on the hard, winterized or otherwise away from real boating. I admit that while my boat is in the water year round, it serves as more of a floating condo during the winter months. People get a bit stir crazy and the next thing you know everyone is up in arms over the most pedantic things. Passionately clinging to the depths of their arguments.



I thought for once that I'd go out of my way to try to bring a bit more intelligence and meaning into a winter thread discussion.



I failed.



So what do you think about the relation of peoples cars to their boats? I tell you I can name a persons vehicle within one or two guesses and be right 100%, sixty percent of the time.



For instance:



The mangy sailboat: Old ugly smoky Volvo.

New sailboat drinking cheap white wine: New pristine Volvo 10mph under.

Nordie with oversized bow thruster running often: Range Rover

Nordic Tug, any size or age: Subaru

American Tug. Subaru

Ranger Tug: Clean Subaru

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Defever: no longer owns a car

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48 Tolly: Porsche Boxster S or a fully restored eye catching 82 Jeep Scrambler









Next...

OMG, LOL ROFL. was just reading back through the thread.
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The railroad bridge over the St. Lucie in Stuart that the All Aboard Florida people plan to have in the DOWN position during all daylight hours. This will pretty much shut down all the marine business west of it and the Cross Florida Route if it happens. In the down position there's not 4' of clearance.
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32 trains a day at over 110 mph over these old things? Seriously? You think any of the thousands of boaters, homeowners, and workers losing use, value, and jobs will have the same thoughts as me? "uh, wouldn't some steel debris in those cogs like totally jam this thing from working?" A skyscraper built on a foundation of straw!
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The link does not work for us, wants me to sign in. Lets see you have a nordic tug, but already have all practical uses exhausted with the F150. Okay so Subaru minus 150 = Smart Car?
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seasalt a friend of mine had one like that. His was a 53 w a steel top. Does your soft top come down?
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It is a '54 300b Cabriolet D 4 door convertible. Sold it a while back but probably should have kept it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:08 PM   #100
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OMG, LOL ROFL. was just reading back through the thread.

Oliver, it really cracked me up when you posted the Mrs. drove a Range Rover! Talk about a spot on guess!

I'm still driving an old Dodge Pickup (diesel), maybe I need to go look at a Range Rover....
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