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Old 01-25-2016, 10:08 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Tamrow View Post
kthoennes, Yes, you are right. I actually rarely call it Long Island Sound around here anyway, just the Sound. So...Greetings from the Sound! Of course this wouldn't quite work if I didn't include the the in the Sound
Ah, you're right of course. Language is such a funny, slippery thing. Chop one of the words off and the "the" comes back - the Sound or the Cape.

My brother moved to California and he finds it odd that in LA they add a "the" to major highways, which we never do in CT. On the East Coast it's simply I-95, but in California it's *the* I-5.
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:28 PM   #22
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I'm with you, Karl. Saying "the" before a highway number is so southern CA! Now it's creeping into AZ, too. Don't try that sh1t up here in NorCal! We'll correct you!

I've taken the liberty to correct Tamrow's title to his liking. How's that?

Tamrow, welcome to TF! Hope you find what you like here. It's kinda hard not to, if you like power boats and trawlers.

My wife grew up in your neck of the woods...Orange, CT. Nice area and good food...especially burgers and pizza! I missed my chance to try lobster rolls. They're on my dinner list next time I'm in the area.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:45 PM   #23
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in California it's *the* I-5.
No, it's "The 5" , no I. And that is pretty much an LA thing. Go to the SF bay area and the rest of the state it is simply 5, or 880, or 101, whatever. Now over in Texas it is often the name of the road: LBJ, Airport Freeway, Central Expressway, Inner Loop, etc. Chicago too. In New York, it's a combo... The Garden State Parkway, The Cross Bronx Expressway, etc

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Old 01-25-2016, 05:22 PM   #24
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Belated welcome to the forum. I've had my Pilot 30 for almost a year now. A stern thruster would be nice, but I found it's not necessary. The only times I wished I had one was backing into my slip with a stiff cross breeze, but on those occasions I simply use my wife as a fender.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:06 PM   #25
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FltWright, Thanks for the fix. I considered the new title for my original post but anticipated a slew of post asking...which Sound??? Thanks for the warm welcome.
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:24 PM   #26
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I am new to this forum as well and also just purchased a MS pilot hardtop last summer. I keep the boat at Ragged Rock marina on the Connecticut river. Just down the river from Essex and djmarchaund I just figured out by reading this thread. I have a single Cummins with a bow thruster. I am new to a single screw inboard as well, having owned a number of outboard center console boats previously. I had no trouble learning this new boat and the bow thruster honestly makes it very easy to maneuver this boat wherever I want.
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