Yachts and guns

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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by HTRN » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:10 am

MiddleAgedKen wrote:
MarkD wrote:Yup. The two happiest days of a man's life, when he buys his boat, and when he sells his boat. A boat being a.hole in the water you dump money into.
Beat me to it. :) I do love to sail, though.
Boat is an acronym - bring out another thousand. :ugeek: :lol:

Still want a seaark flat bottom tunnel hull with a jet drive though..
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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by Guncrazy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:01 pm

Yachts and fleets of cheap drones rigged with high explosives or incendiaries...

Would this actually be more complicated than I think?

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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by BDK » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:05 am

A) Scramblers

B) Very peeved ATF

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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by Guncrazy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:51 pm

BDK wrote:A) Scramblers

B) Very peeved ATF
Neither seem to be very relevant when luring pirates off the coasts of third world countries, or in international waters. Especially when you're already armed with machine guns.

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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by henrybowman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:25 am

So odd question, any reason why you would NOT be able to bring it back into the nation? Could they claim you are "importing" it as a cop out?

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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Bought a 12' SUP used in early June. Been out on it 2x a week since then without fail. Took it up as next stage of back therapy. It's worked wonders for my hips and ability to jump to my feet (burpee, jumping up on regular surf board). The amount of upper body workout and cardio was unexpected plus. I dig in and sustain it pretty good for 20-30 minutes. This morning (roof to water to back on the roof rack) was 32 minutes, 134bpm average, 153bpm peak. 31:26 of that time was above my age bracket's aerobic threshold. Still got a warm buzz, elevated metabolism feeling going several hours later.

Anyway, I've been spending a lot of time on Mission Bay and sometimes (like today) paddling in the morning along Harbor Drive marina.

Two things in mind from this:
1. I've got a wee itch to get a kayak for longer runs and bumpier open water and the thought of rooftop sailboat or small trailered boat is pretty appealing. Loved sailing on a small lake in summers as a kid.

2. I see business opportunities all through those moorages. Maintenance, repair, interiors/upholstery. Lots of little businesses in view, running out of the back of a van or truck.
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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 pm

blackeagle603 wrote: I've got a wee itch to get a kayak for longer runs and bumpier open water and the thought of rooftop sailboat or small trailered boat is pretty appealing. Loved sailing on a small lake in summers as a kid.
Blackeagle, once I get my shop cleaned up and organized somewhat, I am going to build one of these for the kids:

https://bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=D5

Been busy trying to get as much outside/yard work done as possible before the snow hits, so I haven't done much more than buy parts and supplies for it so far. They have a bunch of different small sailboats on that site, in a variety of sizes. There are a couple of free plans versions of the one I linked, too.
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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by Jered » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:51 pm

In answer to the OP, shoot, sink, and shut-up.
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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by blackeagle603 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:23 am

Blackeagle, once I get my shop cleaned up and organized somewhat, I am going to build one of these for the kids
Rowed one of those around a lot as a kid. Never had one rigged to sail but see regattas of them in MIssion Bay -- young-uns starting off racing.
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Re: Yachts and guns

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:14 am

blackeagle603 wrote:
Blackeagle, once I get my shop cleaned up and organized somewhat, I am going to build one of these for the kids
Rowed one of those around a lot as a kid. Never had one rigged to sail but see regattas of them in MIssion Bay -- young-uns starting off racing.
Those are probably Optimist class boats that you see.... Also known as the world's slowest racing yacht. The one I am going to build is more of a general purpose boat, though I may borrow a few parts, here and there.
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