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Looky here!!!!!  I am getting my vote in on time!!!!!!

A45B
A44
A12E

Norm.....have I told you lately how much I appreciate the time and creative energy you have been putting into this flag project!!!!!!!

Bob......there is always "Wal-mart Greeter"....you even get to wear one of those pretty blue smocks!  LOL

Or...Bob....with all that extra time you are going to have....I could always use another rent-a-husband.  The neighbor guys usually fill the position, but they have been working a lot of hours at their second jobs...... lol.......I purchased a new riding mower last week....I borrowed a trailer from one of my rent-a-husbands to pick it up.  I finished reading the manual and getting the air out of the transmission, etc.  Yesterday I spent 2 hours putting together the new lawn sweeper to pull behind the mower.....AHhhhhh...that was no fun.  I believe the instructions were written by a man!!  No offense..... Today I have to drive it over to a neighbors level driveway to adjust the heights properly (my uneven gravel one is not doing the trick).  But the lawn sweeper will save me time in the long run, as raking is just so time consuming!! 

I also need to put together the 3 bin bagger that I purchased for the mower, but the leaves on the grass are a top priority as I need to spread the fertilizer I bought!  I hope to get all the leaves up off the 2 acres today, as soon as the sun comes out.  Maybe I will have time to fertilize as well.  I then need to make approx. 10 trips with the truck bed packed full of leaves to the landfill........And I also need to take all the household trash to the dump.......as the last bag of trash taken out is now sitting in the garage as it will not fit in the trashcans!!!! 

I then need to spray the gravel driveway with weed and grass killer as it is starting to have a life of it's own now that the weather has turned.

I also bought lumber to build an extra storage area up in the attic.  We blew in recycled cellulose insulation last year and it sits 8 inches above the attic joists.  I don't want to lose any of the insulating value by squishing down the insulation.....so I bought some 2 x 8 's and plywood.....  I am going to have to bag up some of the insulation......build another floor 8 inches above the attic joists and blow back in the insulation before putting the plywood floor on top.  I could really use help getting the 2 x 8 's up the 10 foot ladder!!!!!  My 10 yr old helped the best he could with the lawn sweeper yesterday, but I have my doubts when it comes to hefting 2 x 8's!!  I don't want to have my 16 yr old help as he is very busy studying.....if he gets A's this semester and his first Senior year semester he will have a 4.0 GPA....so that would mean Distinguished Honor Grad, as well as an Academic Honor Medal for the college courses he is taking...so his time is better spent studying.....as it willl save us bundles in college money if he gets a scholarship....(I am sure most of you can relate !!)

I also need to spray the exterior and interior of the house with the bug stuff.....to prevent the critters from crawling into my bed at night!!!!!  That would be horrible!!!!  I have yet to see anything but the flying ones in the house, but it is time to do the bug prevention!!

.....And then I still have to remove the batteries from the boat to get to the starter to clean the connections!!!!  At least I now feel I know what I am doing (somewhat) with the starter connections.  The connections to the battery are very clean, but the ones to the starter are rusty.  I just hope that solves the problem.....as I really don't feel like replacing the starter on my own.

Oh yea....the kitchen still has a leak.....although it has only leaked once in the last couple of weeks.....I cleaned everything out from under the sink and placed brown paper bags under there and every morning I check to see if there is a wet spot to see where the water could be coming from.  Only once did it have a wet spot about 3 inches in diameter, but the wet spot was under the hose from the dishwasher, the cold water faucet coming in from the wall, with the refrigerator water attached to that.........and everything but the paper bag was dry, so I still don't know where the water is coming from!!  I figure it is not enough of a leak for me to bother with paying someone to come out right now.  It makes absolutely no sense!!!!  It is as if the house is just playing tricks on me!!!!  My water bill has not gone up, so I am going to try to hold out until AF#1 gets back, so he can mess with it!!

I figure I have at least 16 hours of rent-a-husband work to be done with my help.  Unfortunately, the pay is pretty low and at $0 an hour, for 16 hours, that would total $0.  There is a beer bonus ...The All-You-Can-Drink Beer Buffet will be open 24/7.  I will just need to have time to go trade in the Keg whenever it runs low!!

And for some of you....as I know you were thinking it.....I will not mention any names.....The rent-a-husband duties STOP at the home improvement stuff!!!!!!  Just want to make sure we are clear on that.  AF#1 always jokes that as long as the rent-a-husband buys the beer and leaves leftovers, fine with him.  My thoughts on that....... NOT FUNNY!!!!!!

I figured you were all missing the books I am capable of writing.....right?.....weren't you?....LOL.......I believe Chris even commented on that a while back.......So here it is just for you Chris!!!

I forgot to mention all the kid and indoor house stuff I still have to keep up with in the meantime......Maybe I need a rent-a-homemaker?????? .....I could not bring myself to make those duties for a "rent-a-wife"......so Bob, if you are better at the indoor stuff........It really does not matter to me, as it all needs to be done!!!!  The rent-a-homemaker gets the same pay as the rent-a-husband.  So what do you think Bob?  Are you interested?  It is a job!!!!

Thanks guys for listening......as I have not had much time to rant and rave lately!!!!  Now off to the outdoors for me!!!!  I will try to check in occassionally to read everyone's posts and to be present for the next flag vote!!

Mel

P.S.  I am now formally excepting applications for the rent-a-husband position. Just email your resumes to me!!


Melissa
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Glad to see you are feeling better. It's good to see that you got your voice back.
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Welcome bak Mrs. Novel. lol

Whew... quite the list of chores... no wonder you need a (few) rent-a-helpers... Sir Bob, do you (potentially) have a lot to do or what? if you should decide to accept this mission...lol.. but you might self destruct in 5 secs. Mel has a big list there.. for a dedicated (and thirsty) rent-a-helper..

Now you might think that while AF1 is overseas that Sir "O" and his government might be truly appreciative and in turn send some cadets or noobie sea men to help Mel in times of need. You'd think!! But no, M has to try to rent her own helpers.

"Calling all dedicated available rent-a-handymans.. Job offer in SC that you can't overlook".

Thanks for popping in and voting Mel..

You get a STICKER 2. (Maybe turn it in for a rent-a-guy coupon).

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Voting for semi-finalist Flags is NOW CLOSED.

Further notice(s)  to follow.

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                            MBOG Notice -1

 

The votes are in, the ballots have been counted and the results have been tabulated. 

 

There are a total of eight flags that have been nominated as semi-finalists to proceed to the next and FINAL round for the selection of the 2009 Best Overall MBOG flag.

 

And the nominees are:

 

 

 

A12C) Big M - Torch3 - Metallic Globe in Centre + MBOG Txt + Gold Clink Star

(with 3 Nominations)

 

 

 

A12E) Big M - Torch3 - Country Flags Size 2+MBOG Txt + Pink Clink Star

(with 3 Nominations)

 

 

 

 

A23) Big M - Torch3 - with round Glass overlay - MBOG full text + Est text + Metallic Globe Cent

(with 2 Nominations)

 

 

 

A25) Big M - Torch3 - MBOG + Est text + Metallic Globe Centre+ 2 Pink Clink Stars in outer Corners

(with 3 Nominations)

 

 

A30) Big M - Torch3 - MBOG+Est + White Globe+White Star+Overlay+TEXT Bottom

(with 3 Nominations)

 

 

 

A44) Big M - Torch3 - MBOG+Est + Metalic white Globe+Pink Clink+Full Text Top

(with 5 Nominations)

 

 

A45) Big M - Torch3 - MBOG+Est + Metalic White Globe+Countries+Pink Clink+Full Text Top

(with 2 Nominations)

 

and

 

 A45B) Big M - Torch3 - MBOG+Est + Metalic White Globe+Countriew+Pink Clink+Full Text Bottom

(with 5 Nominations)

.

 

 

 

These are your eight nominees that proceed to the next and FINAL round for the selection of the 2009 Best Overall MBOG flag.

 

Executive Director of  Public Relations and Administration

Edited by Norm_Richards on 11 March 2009 at 7:52pm
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        MBOG Notice -2

 

The FINAL FLAG Vote, (Vote 5 of 5): for the 2009 Best Overall MBOG Flag Award is called to order.

From the eight nominees, (named and shown above), one of these flags will be the crowned  Miss MBOG Flag of 2009.

 

This final flag vote brings to fruition the once remote idea of having our own MBOG flag to the present which is the final selection stage for actual production of our MBOG Flag, so your vote is vitally important.

 

Final Voting Process:

1) Each member is entitled to ONE vote.

 

2) Vote for ONE of the eight semi-finalist flags as your absolute favorite flag for the title of 2009 Best Overall MBOG flag.

 

3) The Flag with the most votes becomes the chosen MBOG Flag for the actual flag production for our vessels.

 

4) Vote via forum post and or email.( If by email, please ensure that you copy both:

Christopher Grunder loxdeaddog@comcast.net       and

Norm Richards norm_richards@hotmail.com

 

5) Voting starts immediately

 

6) Vote closes at 2359 (11:59pm) ET Tuesday March 17, 2009.

 

7) Following this vote, the selected MBOG flag results will be tabulated and top flag winner announced.

 

8) Following the flag winner announcement, we will begin final arrangements for actual flag production.

 

Again, this final vote brings to fruition our chosen flag for our MBOG group for actual production.

A sincere congratulations and thank-you to each participating member for their input, ideas and direction: for each has contributed in our flag creation and has brought it to fruition for actual production.

 

Executive Director of  Public Relations and Administration 

Norm

Edited by Norm_Richards on 11 March 2009 at 8:15pm
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Official Ballot

Chads Showing

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A44

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Tally forth, worthy judges, and get us a flag!

Viking Vern

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Final official ballot received and acknowledged Sir Vern
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Gentlemen and Lady of the MBOG......

I, the member carrying Badge #1 of this delightful band of scurvy pirates, holding the prestigious position of Chairman of
Beverage Quality, after much forethought, after thought and not much thought whatsoever, and relegating the decision to a flip of a two headed coin, a Ouija Board and one of the Crazy 8 Balls, I cast my vote for Ensign A12C.

Bob
Edited by Bob David on 11 March 2009 at 10:11pm
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A25

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Bob and Tracy: Your final official ballot has been received, acknowledged and recorded.

Executive Director of  Public Relations and Administration 

Norm

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Is Mel trying to be the first member that uses a whole page of thread for one message? I volunteer to be your rent-a-husband for $0 per hour but you'll have to pay travelling costs!!!

My vote Sir Norm is ......................................................



























    * 45B *
    *CLINK*
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A45 B

Having a new flag to raise will be a great way to Celebrate the end of St. Patrick's day.

Slainte

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A12C

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I am not casting my vote just yet, as I have 3 I like, so I am going to give it some more thought.......

Norm.....I need to defend some of the guys in uniform.  I have received calls from Shaw AFB.....once from a guy in AF#1's shop asking if I needed anything and to please call if I do and then another guy with whom my husband is friends, who calls about every two weeks to check on us and asks if there is anything he can help with.  I choose not to ask for assistance for anything I can do myself.  We chose to live 45 minutes away from Shaw AFB, and so if I cannot do something that is a 5 minute task, I ask my rent-a-husbands here in the neighborhood, because I know the guys from Shaw would miss time with their families, and they will also eventually be deployed.  I just wanted you all to know that the offers are there.

I am not the only independent spouse of a military member.......most are.  The ones that are not, usually go live with family while their significant others are deployed.  The only thing I might call on them for, would be the plumbing issues, as a plumber would cost me a fortune.  But I am going to wait it out unless absolutely necessary.

Bill......I would be careful what you offer.....with all these witnesses...... as I could get you here March 18 - 25 for $618.  Pretty cheap for 5 days of work!!!!  LOL

Back to work for me!!!!

Mel

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45B

Steve

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MBOG

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PLEASE READ: Kind of a very exciting post for all of us "Marathoners", to say the least.

This post just came an hour ago from another boat forum site.. from a gentlemen who used to work in Kershaw SC.

Ring any bells?

I answered his post and hopefully he will use my link and come over and visit us here.

Here is his post and my reply.. Very Kewl for all us avid "Marathoners" (at least I thought so).. So here it is: 

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Quote: BIG M

Hello,

 My nmes is Marty and I was a cabinet maker and interior designer for Ed and Sandy Fitchet owners of Marathon Boats is Kershaw SC. Is still live about 2 miles from the old factory.

If you have questions about any Marathon Boats I may be able to help. I worked for Marathon from 1984 to 1989 and was involved with production and design of all models.

Each boat was hand built in our factory from start to finish. All modles were produced at this 1 factory. Mechanical items such as comtrols and motors were all bought direct form the manufacutrer so any boat repair shop can handle these questions, but if you have general questions about the construction process contact me at martysims@rocketmail.com

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My reply post to Marty: (and also sent same via direct email)


Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty, Marty,

Wow Marty, fancy meeting you here.. a genuine, still alive, Marathon Boat Guy..

Lots of us Marathon Owners may have a few questions.. We are on a slightly different forum site .. now 40 pages + over 20000 views..lol.  I'm sure that some of members would have a few questions for you..

We are currently designing our own Marathon Boat Owners Flag for our group, using a graphic from the original "Big M" logo (as we call it), which was applied to the sides of the earlier Marathons, You might get a kick out of seeing it.. and sharing stuff with our group and they with you.. Kinda very exciting..

We have like 19 members... and all have Marathon Boats ranging between 1985 and 1989 and one member has the spin off- Marathon Cruiser built in 1992. (I myself have a 89 Bermuda Express 2550)

Marty, please come-on over to our forum and say hi. Again, for us, it would be exciting to have you aboard and thanks for your post, making yourself known to us.  

Here is the link to our forum on page 40... It would be great to reminisce with you and thanks for your contact.

http://my.boatus.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=62706&PN= 1&TPN=40

Norm

Edited by Norm_Richards on 12 March 2009 at 3:12pm
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Sirs: griffo, whmmer, deaddog, shrimper: Your final official ballots have been received, acknowledged and recorded.

 

Executive Director of  Public Relations and Administration 

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Hi All!!

Norm--

A45B

Yes, this time I'll vote (if, as an honorary, I'm allowed the privilege). You've done a wonderful job, Norm, and the group has been just as wonderful in the winnowing process (chads not withstanding!). I would be proud to display any of these options on my vessel in spite of the brand difference. If nothing else it will probably start some interesting conversations!!

I would also like to propose at this time that "Marty", Norm's recent resource "find", be nominated to honorary membership with this auspicious (suspicious) group. (If he is willing and/or doesn't actually own a Marathon). Any seconds?

Bob--
Congrats on your "retirement"!! There are some things in life that should never be delayed any longer than absolutely necessary!!

Everyone--
I almost forgot!! (Slap me upside the head!)

I'm a Grandpa!!

A strapping young lad (7 lbs. 10 oz., 19 inches) to my oldest boy & his very tolerant wife!! (She's very tolerant because he's a lot like me!) Born March 5th.

**************Cigars & Clinks all around!!**************

 Mike
#H-1
Edited by mikey4241 on 12 March 2009 at 3:50pm
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Sure you still get a vote Mike. A45B acknowledged and recorded...

Yup hopefully Marty will join us here.. If so, I will totally second the motion after extensive questioning and a wee bit of interrogation. ..lol.. but it is kinda neat!.

And finally a sincere congratulations Mike.. "Grandpa Mikey" we should say. Hope all are doing well and are healthy.. Congratulations again to all. <Clink>

 

Edited by Norm_Richards on 16 March 2009 at 4:20pm
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Way to go Pop-pop. OH! that's me. I mean GRANDPA.
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Wouldn't it be "Grand Pop-pop"?
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The joy of grandparenting will allow you to spoil 'em, load 'em up with sugar and send them home. You get to stand back and watch the fun. lol Not that I have ever or would ever do such a thing, of course.

Congratulations, Mike, it's a fun thing to be able to do, call yourself grandpa.

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Bob said The joy of grandparenting will allow you to spoil 'em, load 'em up with sugar and send them home. You get to stand back and watch the fun. lol
I say if only that was true. I have two of my grandkids living with me.
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I hear ya Phil! My neighbor is raising her grandson--he's a pretty good kid, but can be a handful & a half!
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pop-pop wrote:
Bob said The joy of grandparenting will allow you to spoil 'em, load 'em up with sugar and send them home. You get to stand back and watch the fun. lol
I say if only that was true. I have two of my grandkids living with me.  

See...I'm the good son, my daughter lives with me.

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Mine would live with us if their mother would allow it. I'm glad she doesn't. I do miss having them around all of the time though. The grandson and the granddaughter both lived with us from early ages until they started school.

Unfortunately, their mother doesn't do some of the things we did with the kids, go fishing, model trains, go camping, do crafts...

Bob
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Josh--
What size/model is your Silverton?
Is the pic in your sig. horizontally compressed?
Edited by mikey4241 on 12 March 2009 at 8:35pm
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Just a wee bit horizontally challenged.

 

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Congratulations Mike on the grandparent thingy, I hope not to be one of those anytime soon. Also, I think it is awesome that you will be flying a MBOG flag!  

 

mikey4241 wrote:
Josh--
What size/model is your Silverton?
Is the pic in your sig. horizontally compressed?
 

 

 

That sure is one hell of a tuna tower or………………

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Not a tuna tower Chris. But a "beer bong" platform...... The hose is actually THAT long!!!

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Hello,

A45B is my vote.

I'm replacing the carpet in my boat now, the lifters and pushrods have been replaced. I should be out on the water in the next two weeks. I can't wait. I have some pics to post so someone can help me ID my boat.

Jorge
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mikey4241 wrote:
Josh--
What size/model is your Silverton?
Is the pic in your sig. horizontally compressed?
 

It's a 1978 31ft Silverton Convertible.....an oldie but a goodie

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You snooze around here for a moment and the whole world changes.

First a word for Bob. In retirement, you need to adopt the mantra: "I'm not getting older I'm getting better" With all that spare time on your hands, we should probably make you the official MBOG historian. Your duties would be to maintain the official captain's log or in our case captains' logs. I'm not sure how you made that transition from soup kitchen to Jim Beam, but maybe you can be one of those guys on the park bench who sips spirits from a paper bag. I'm going to be joining you in your quasi-retirement on a part-time basis starting in April. Age is catching up with me and I'm cutting back to a three-day week. The other nine days in the week will have to be devoted to getting an unnamed boat seaworthy.

Mike: Congratulations on grandparenthood. You'll love it. We have one grandson who just became a teenager. It's called raging hormones. Be prepared. When it comes to grandchildren, grandmothers quickly turn into "Our Lady of Perpetual Checkbook." There is nothing in the world grandchildren don't deserve. I won't talk. I bought a boat several years ago so said grandchild could learn how to water ski. I think that goes back to B.O.A.T. "Break Out Another Thousand" concept.

Mel: If you are still looking for help, you might check out the yellow pages for "Rent-A-Stud." That's a popular name in this area for handymen. AF1 might truly raise an eyebrow for that one, espcially when the canceled checks come back. You have too much trauma going on in your life. Tackle the most important projects first: namely the boat. The house won't sink at least if something goes wrong.

And I hope Marty sticks around on the Web site. We can all use his expertise. Perhaps he could be named to official wizard of watercraft or some such lofty title.

For all: I see the flag vote is coming along nicely, thanks to all of you fine gentlemen who have given of your time and talent to see this project through. By the way, how many beers project was this anyway?

Here's a *clink* to all wherever you may be right now.

-Viking Vern

 

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New to photobucket thing. Here is a pic of my boat. I will add more as soon as I learn how, lol.

Jorge

 

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Posted: 14 March 2009 at 2:04pm | IP Logged
Vern, I'm too young to retire. I have a couple of projects that I have always wanted to do. One being a recording studio. Don't know for sure if  I will get it done, but it's been a dream for many years. I have also had a number of offers to start playing again. At 56, I doubt I will ever be a rock star or one adored by the masses. Been playing The guitar for almost 50 years now, classically trained. And I have a nice collection of "axes", banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and all things "string". Many belonged to my granddad. He got me started.

But, I think the boats will occupy most of my free time. I've been rather restricted with a back injury since August of 2007, so I would guess that I have been "semi-retired" since then. A permanent 20# lifting restriction does not leave one with much that one can do. Hell, our smallest Boston Terrier weighs 17#!! Kind of keeps things in perspective. But, of course, I seem to always stretch that limit. Not many things in life that weigh less than 20#.

Oddly, driving distances in tth car bothers me more than anything. Must be the vibrations from where the "rubber meets the road".

As for getting better.... I know that I am now wiser than I used to be. Much more conservative. Still poor. But that's life.

A wise man once told me after watching me play softball that I needed to "pace" myself. He went on to say that there would come a time in my life when I would feel my age. I played ball until I was well into my 40's. Well, I finally figured out how to tell I was getting old. It's when the mind says " Hey, let's go!!!" and the body says, "Hey, let's wait a minute and talk about this."

Bob


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Nice boat, Jorge. Looks to be similar to Bill's. 25-footer, right?

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Like your pics Jorge.. will add your pic link to our full spreadsheet..  Yup does look like Bill's which is a 1988 Sunblazer 2400.

Bob.. recording studio... talented guy you!!  Maybe you can open one with my son...

He is 24.. and is currently taking a recording, producing, arranging etc course at a school downtown... He is a guitarist, bass player, drummer and doing keyboard stuff too.. 

Our house is full of guitars, amps, two keyboards and a piano, bass, etc etc, mics & patch cords all over the place.. His bedroom is like a mini recording studio.. speakers mics, does mixing/recording/arranging on his PC (Protools), mics in the room, sound mufflers on the walls..lol.. He has song tracks for a cd almost ready.. but sounds like he will use the music studio at school to cut and mix it his album as he gets free studio time in the next few months... kind neat stuff.

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Hi All,

nice pics Jorge but it's not the same as mine. My pulpit is a moulded part of the hull, not hardwood like yours. Also my starboard cabin window is longer than yours, comes right back into the shower cubicle.
The weather is glorious over here, I'm taking the boat out for a jolly tomorrow, see if I can sort this low revs problem out. The boys are coming with me with do-nut and water skis!
OK that's quite enough for a Sunday, time to crack a cold one.
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