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Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,393
Posted By ancora
Mao's "Great Leap Forward" led to the starvation...

Mao's "Great Leap Forward" led to the starvation deaths of 35 million Chinese...but who's counting?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By ancora
The fuel burn is chump change, as the real...

The fuel burn is chump change, as the real expense is maintenance. If you do your own work, no problem, but if you have to write a check for everything it will kill you, even if you depend on dock...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-14-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,985
Posted By ancora
Better yet, would be for you to get a...

Better yet, would be for you to get a machinist/millwight to show you how to sharpen a drill with just a bench grinder eliminating the fancy-shmansy thingy.
Forum: General Maintenance 11-13-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,985
Posted By ancora
Quelly, you are correct to refer to those spiral...

Quelly, you are correct to refer to those spiral pointy things as drills, not bits. One inserts them in a motor drill or drill press chuck and makes holes.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-12-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,393
Posted By ancora
"Run Forest, Run" as trees are on the move to...

"Run Forest, Run" as trees are on the move to escape, you guessed it, "global warmin." Accordin' to Poplar, er, Popular Science, "Trees are migrating west to escape climate change." Yep, Purdue...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-04-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By ancora
No such thing as a free lunch?

Maybe not, but I found a free laptop nav program at OpenCPN. No match for Coastal Explorer, but it is free, complete with GPS capabilities when underway.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-03-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By ancora
We are with Boat/US Geico, and just had a $140.00...

We are with Boat/US Geico, and just had a $140.00 increase. Since we have not had to have a boat survey in the 18 years we've owned the boat we will stay with them.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By ancora
Could be lack of popularity ( in San Diego) for...

Could be lack of popularity ( in San Diego) for my friend's Camano to be on Yachtworld for almost a year now. The boat is in excellent shape with low hours and comparably priced, yet has not been...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,104
Posted By ancora
The San Diego Reader (a freebie mag.) reported...

The San Diego Reader (a freebie mag.) reported the Prowler to be a total loss.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-01-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By ancora
A PC policewoman?

A PC policewoman?
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-31-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By ancora
Yeah, let's get back to batteries, anchors, and...

Yeah, let's get back to batteries, anchors, and heads, oh my! Boooooring.:nonono:
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-30-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By ancora
This should make the snowflakes happy, another...

This should make the snowflakes happy, another win for PC another loss for free speech. What a shame.
Forum: Liveaboards 10-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By ancora
Here in the U.S., we call it the "H"...

Here in the U.S., we call it the "H" maneuver.
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By ancora
F.Y.I. "Little Beaver" was played by actor Bobby...

F.Y.I. "Little Beaver" was played by actor Bobby Blake in the Red Ryder movies.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,520
Posted By ancora
Mandatory drug testin' has affected the truckin'...

Mandatory drug testin' has affected the truckin' industry, maritime industry, transportation industry, et al. Now that random drug testin' is the norm, drug users are findin' themselves havin' to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 10,404
Posted By ancora
Here are the burgees I fly now, but there's...

Here are the burgees I fly now, but there's always room for one more.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,520
Posted By ancora
A big factor for the dearth of employees is the...

A big factor for the dearth of employees is the insurance company's hard attitude toward drug users. With the sophisticated drug testin' of today, it's "you use, you lose" even when not on the job.
Forum: Tug Designs 10-07-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,113
Posted By ancora
It's no fun boating with "The Sword of Damocles"...

It's no fun boating with "The Sword of Damocles" hanging over one's head. "The Sword of Damocles" an allusion to the imminent and ever-present peril faced by those who own VOLVO diesel engines, due...
Forum: Tug Designs 10-07-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,113
Posted By ancora
My trawler with VOLVO engines is now 32 years...

My trawler with VOLVO engines is now 32 years old. I've owned it for 18 years. The VOLVO engines have been reliable. I do all my own engine work and can attest to VOLVO engineering being second to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By ancora
Our boat is 32 years old but it is not an issue,...

Our boat is 32 years old but it is not an issue, but bottom paint can be. Copper bottom paint can no longer be used in Mexifornia, however, the yards may use whatever copper bottom paint they have...
Forum: Tug Designs 10-06-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,113
Posted By ancora
I was being facetious...I wouldn't wish VOLVOs on...

I was being facetious...I wouldn't wish VOLVOs on anyone.
Forum: Tug Designs 10-06-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,113
Posted By ancora
Welcome to the club of dissatisfied VOLVO owners...

Welcome to the club of dissatisfied VOLVO owners (victims) who have found out the hard way, why VOLVO enjoys(?) the worst reputation of any marine diesel engine manufacturer.:nonono:
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By ancora
Sounded fishy to me.

Brought my boat into yard to get the bottom painted. Got a call today from an outfit that is not part of the yard, but has permission to work there. They wanted to go aboard my boat and do a "safety...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By ancora
D.I.Y. maintenance.

D.I.Y. maintenance.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,705
Posted By ancora
I'm 82 and retired when I was 55, sorry I was not...

I'm 82 and retired when I was 55, sorry I was not able to retire sooner. As the great baseball player Satchel Paige once said, "Don't look back, somethings gaining on you."
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