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    24' daycruiser Scarlet Begonia

    I'm a big Deadhead and when it came time to pick a new name I gave my wife a choice between my two favorite songs: Easy Wind and Scarlet Begonias. You can see how THAT worked out! I really, really wanted Easy Wind, but "if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" ya know? I put an extra tall...
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    24' daycruiser Scarlet Begonia

    Hi, I am the owner of the 24' DC that has been mentioned in a couple of threads here this summer and earlier. According to my trawl through the online Campbell records, the factory built a total of six 24' daycruisers. This boat was built in 1983 with a blown BBC when the factory was going...
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    *BOATING PICS* Drive Destruction at Mojave

    How fast will his boat go? Is this one of those cases of having a lot more money than sense? Kind of scary knowing that you could be on the water when he goes by at 100+ being so boat clueless. Maybe you should suggest he spend a weekend at a high performance driving school...... You could save...
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    Mazda high compreesion gas engine, low comp. diesel

    Another big advantage of lower compression diesel is a lighter engine. Less pressure means a lighter block, a lighter block means a diesel can be just as light as a gas engine which results in an even larger diesel advantage in fuel economy. I assume the ultimate goal is a diesel that is the...
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    Replacing water main pipe with ?

    Great tip about the wire for location years later. What sort of wire, solid or multistrand? Cheap zip cord or speaker wire?
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    Bad accident at Lake Cumberand PR

    That is an excellent argument for boater licensing as well as for banning an event that brings even more of those "idiots making bad decisions" to a lake that is open to the public at the same time. Now instead of one or two "guys without common sense" per lake, you collect them all in one place...
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    RPM fan page on the Lake Cumberland accident

    My mistake too, I now see that the dick who posted was NOT RPM themselves, just a customer and a fan. I would say that he is an Aspirational Asshole, but it looks like he made it into the ranks as a Full Fledged Asshole, nothing more for him to aspire to on that front. I apologize for making an...
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    RPM fan page on the Lake Cumberland accident

    It sure seems like the RPM people think that their customers are assholes like them too! And they are probably correct..... I am sure that they know their market and what it take to be successful in that market. Maybe they are positioning themselves as a product for Aspirational Assholes: those...
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    Bad accident at Lake Cumberand PR

    I just do not understand how someone can organize an event the has a shitload of boats going 160mph on a public lake when the same lake is open to the public!!!! What the hell were the event people thinking? This is a fatal accident waiting to happen. I assume that all participants had to...
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    DC Police Boat Hits, Sinks Docked Craft!

    Thanks for showing me that I did indeed say the word coverup. My error in not acknowledging that at once. It is fun arguing about the meaning of words such as whitewash or coverup, but that does not change the fact that the folks in question abused their authority, killed people and were...
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    DC Police Boat Hits, Sinks Docked Craft!

    I never said coverup, I said "whitewash" and the info that was posted about the "punishment" confirms that. The heaviest sentence was 90 days in the brig! 3 little months for what was essentially reckless homicide of at least one child, do you think the average Joe would get off so lightly...
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    DC Police Boat Hits, Sinks Docked Craft!

    Thanks for the details of the "Slap on the Wrist" they got. Imagine if you were the one whose cowboy behavior resulted in the death of a child: getting off with only a demotion at work as your punishment and a couple of weeks in lockup. I bet the Letter of Reprimand was the part that really...
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    DC Police Boat Hits, Sinks Docked Craft!

    I thought the second boat, the one behind the sinker, was the Sea Ray. The report I read said that it was damaged too.
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    DC Police Boat Hits, Sinks Docked Craft!

    The version of this on Jalopnik says that the LEO was leaving a restaurant after lunch..... A witness said that departures like that are the norm for these guys and that lots of locals were expecting something like this to happen. As far as the "responding to a man in water call", well, they...
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    180 HP electric outboard

    Same thing that happens when a Tesla or Leaf drives through a desert thunderstorm: everybody gets electrocuted...........
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    180 HP electric outboard

    This is just the 2nd generation of electric outboards, if you consider trolling motors and the first tiny Torqueedos as Gen 1. I would expect the tech to advance along with automotive battery technology: in a few years we will all be surprised at what is possible. Just like any other immature...
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    Think about selling my 7.3. What's it worth?

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have a 7.3 2WD 2000 F250 CCSB with 115k totally stock miles. It has a dent in the bottom of a passenger door and and the usual faded paint. I got it a few years ago as a theft recovery on a salvage title when I was living in Tucson. I put Lariat front...
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    Vegas for the non gambler, non partier?????

    Stay someplace other than that shithole New York.......? With all the good places around why stay at a place that is over 20 years old? You might as well stay at that broken down old pyramid place.......
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    Those Of You Who Have Switched To Mac From A PC, Any Reservations?

    The software issue you speak about is of no concern to me. For ethical reasons we do not buy "pirated" or stolen software, or music and movies either, for that matter. A few extra bucks in my wallet at the end of the day is not worth the hit to my personal integrity.
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    Those Of You Who Have Switched To Mac From A PC, Any Reservations?

    5 years ago we dumped the PC and never looked back. There is NO downside at all. Should have done it a decade ago...... Also don't forget the Genius Bar, the free classes and help at the Apple Store and best of all: if you have a problem, there is none of that PC blame the other component...
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