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Old 08-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #21
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The truth is that the moderators banned Walt due to his libation void refrigerator. It was indeed one of our fellow TF members that documented and confirmed this terrible event. Us mods were truly shocked he would let his fridge be so devoid of alcoholic refreshments and it really became the straw that broke the camel's back in regards to his being on TF. We can stand bayliners and all kinds of terrible things but NOT empty refrigerators with not even a cold PBR in it.

Please don't scare me like that.I can't drink due to health reasons.Being banned, due to lack of adult beverages, would be most upsetting to me.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:05 PM   #22
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Well, I'd be banned, too, Ben. The only "adult beverage" we drink on the boat is red wine and that doesn't go into the fridge. So a shot of the inside of ours would send me down the same path to oblivion as Walt.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #23
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Mabye it's like Evil Kinevl saying he's going to jump whatever and then not doing it. Can't show his face. If so he'll get over it in time and by then we will all have practically gotten over it so look for Walt in the future. This thread may draw him out too.
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I thought that you liked Walt. It just didn't sound like you. If Walt returns, I'm sure that he will explain what was going on about his boat. He has given one away before, and has the wherewithall to do it again. I don't think he was giving us any BS at all.
I agree, Don. Anyone who doubts the veracity or integrity of Walt doesn't know the man. He says what he means and he means what he says. I admire that about the guy.

I believe Walt fully intended to give away his boat IF he decided to do so, but he made it clear throughout the tread that he had not decided whether to keep it, sell it or give it away. Much depended on his attitude toward boating and his ability to enjoy the boat. Here's a shot of him enjoying the boat, which he has been able to do regularly.



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Yeah, Walt is not too discriminating, and doesn't really care who he is seen with.
Ain't that the truth!! But they say it's easy to soar like an eagle when you fly with turkeys. (No pun intended, Phil Fill.) Personally, I like his choice of friends!



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Please don't scare me like that.I can't drink due to health reasons.Being banned, due to lack of adult beverages, would be most upsetting to me.
OK, who was supposed to verify Ben's credentials to join this drinking club with a boating problem? Sheriff Woody, was it you who just rubber stamped his TF Card in one of your Barney Fife moments?

Ben, maybe if you had a note from your doctor documenting the medical necessity of your case, Woody can overlook this shortcoming. But if I was you, I'd avoid inviting any TFers on board until you either stock up or have written proof of your medical need. BTW, did he also prohibit you from being near or providing alcoholic beverages to drinking fools?)

In Walt's defense, it wasn't just his fault that the boat was in such a miserable state. I share responsibility for this gross oversight in that I showed up empty handed from my flight. (No, we don't have a mini-bar I could have robbed.) We both learned from this very embarrassing and humiliating public flogging from our most knowledgeable and respected peers. We have taken steps to ensure this NEVER again happens on our watch. Here is a before/after shot (previously posted) of our initial corrective steps taken to address this drinking problem.

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #24
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Al, do you take creamer with your whiskey???

As for Ben's status on TF, we cannot discuss individual pending cases but I can say that the appropriate cash bribe is reported to be in the mail. I had anticipated it's arrival in my mailbox yesterday but alas, it was not there. I have full confidence it will arrive today.

This has all served to remind me Al....I never did quite receive your fine for your PDEF infraction (Public Display of Empty Fridge). Sufficient time has passed whereby you should have had plenty of time between flights to put it in the mail. The late fees are getting pretty significant. Please send me your plan of action proposal moving forward for it's full and prompt payment. I may want to put more diesel in my fuel tanks this fall so prompt payment is critical.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #27
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Ben, maybe if you had a note from your doctor documenting the medical necessity of your case, Woody can overlook this shortcoming. But if I was you, I'd avoid inviting any TFers on board until you either stock up or have written proof of your medical need. BTW, did he also prohibit you from being near or providing alcoholic beverages to drinking fools?)
I could stock up on adult beverages for the beer bandits that may come aboard.Doc says nothing about that.
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I could stock up on adult beverages for the beer bandits that may come aboard.Doc says nothing about that.
You dodged a bullet Ben. That post saved you from certain doom

@ Al, Glad to hear Walt got his mojo back. He did say all along that IF he didn't only THEN would decide the disposition of his boat.

I for one never doubted his integrity although I somehow ruffled his feathers. No matter, I wish him all the best and would like to see him posting again.

Off Topic: Has anyone heard from Old Stone(Carl)? He was in the middle of restoring an older boat and disappeared.
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Has anyone heard from Old Stone(Carl)? He was in the middle of restoring an older boat and disappeared.

I sure DO miss Carl (Old Stone). He was such a great guy and very nice on the forums. I hated to see him not posting as much. I was very much saddened to see how everyone attacked him when he posted his interior refit of his MT 50. There was no need for it and he is an accomplished and extremely knowledgeable boater and architect and certainly knows what he is doing.

Old Stone, Walt, et al, come back- you were great people and we enjoyed having you with us.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:05 AM   #30
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I sure DO miss Carl (Old Stone). He was such a great guy and very nice on the forums. I hated to see him not posting as much. I was very much saddened to see how everyone attacked him when he posted his interior refit of his MT 50. There was no need for it and he is an accomplished and extremely knowledgeable boater and architect and certainly knows what he is doing.

Old Stone, Walt, et al, come back- you were great people and we enjoyed having you with us.
Anyone have contact info?Maybe enough time has passed and they may be willing to come back.
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I just emailed the link to this page to Carl- he and i had emailed a bit back and forth in the past.
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