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Old 01-15-2022, 09:13 PM   #181
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Out of curiosity, I looked into how much to transport a trawler coast-to-coast. Could not find out any info. Perhaps it's so expensive that it is just not done. The problem is the beam width. A 44' trawler may be wider than 14'. You will need wide load escort and all that.

Yes, Robbie would blow some dough if he wanted to take his boat to the Great Loop. The journey going through the Panama Canal will also blow a lot of fuel.
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Old 01-15-2022, 09:18 PM   #182
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I'd have to lock through the Panama Canal -

I could go to Alaska for the summer and San Diego for the winter.

Boat has (2) 235 HP Volvo turbo diesels and an 800 gallon fuel tank.

Very serious stuff!

Dunno about Alaska as it's too far away. But just going up to the Straight of Georgia (Vancouver BC) would be really nice. It's beautiful there.

I wonder if many people do this. Cruising the open ocean seems a bit more hazardous than doing the Great Loop.


PS. A boat adventure is something I would like to do. However, I get sick as a dog from motion sickness. And my wife is afraid of the water, unless she's on a gigantic cruise ship. So, RV'ing is the only thing we can do.
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This boat is rigged for heavy duty. I'm not going to ignore small craft warnings though -

Yeah the loop is a long river cruise, gulf cruise, intracoastal and back though lakes and locks. Not a lot of rough water.

I'mma gonna start out slow. Do the Delta thing, out to the bay Sausalito thing for a couple years before I do the Monterrey thing ya know -
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^ that really would be an adventure. Be a lot of planning for just a coastal trip in itself.
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Yeah, and everything is in slow motion. These things don't go fast at displacement hull speeds. To get this from Alameda to Stockton will take 8 hours and 50 gallons of fuel.

Adventure #1, get the boat to it's new home, an all day trip on waters you never ventured. I still boggle at it. But the time is now or never -
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I could tell a tale of an adventure on dad's trawler, but that is old news. I'd crew for you Robbie if I were closer.
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DD#1 and husband finally gave up waiting for the used car market to improve and went car shopping today. They found a 2020 Camry at a slightly better than sky-high "market" price at the local Avis car sales lot. Avis claims these cars are at wholesale prices, and they do appear to me to be priced at the trade-in value of the car rather than full retail. Avis posts the prices of all vehicles and does not negotiate.

While they were doing the paperwork to purchase the car, an employee drove it to a state inspection station (an annual requirement in TX) so they could complete the registration. Before the papers were all signed, the finance lady got a call from the driver saying he'd been rear-ended and the damage to the car was serious.

DD and SIL were immediately suspicious this was some sort of scam but said the finance lady (who was actually the location manager) was very apologetic and said she wanted to make things right. She asked if there was another car they would consider as a replacement. There was another 2020 Camry that was a different color and was priced higher, apparently because it had fewer miles and was in better condition. They had not seen this particular car on the lot prior to deciding to purchase the now wrecked vehicle. The manager said if they wanted it she would sell it to them for the same price. Turns out they actually liked this more expensive car better than the one they first chose and, after a test drive, agreed to buy it.

DD still wonders if there was something fishy about the whole deal, maybe because they never saw the wrecked car. If there was something going on I can't figure it out, and told her to stop worrying about it and enjoy her "new" car.

Whenever I've purchased a car I've had a concern about having an accident driving it off the lot. Glad it didn't happen to DD - but it was close!
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REWahoo--wow, glad they got a better car at the same price.
We bought a Maxima from Enterprise several years ago--lasted close to 250,000 miles before I was ready to trade it in. Rental places seem to take good care of their cars.
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Oh snap!!!! Last year when Sohnjay was only working 1/2 hours SF decided to tow cars with 5+ parking tickets. He had 5. And a red envelope. Asked for time to pay and the request was lost in the paperwork. So I paid. He didn't know and thought his appeal worked. Well I took in yesterday's mail and he has a check from SF Comptroller. So I guess I'm going to have to come clean. Won't be pretty but I didn't want his car towed & no work.

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DD#1 and husband finally gave up waiting for the used car market to improve and went car shopping today. They found a 2020 Camry at a slightly better than sky-high "market" price at the local Avis car sales lot. Avis claims these cars are at wholesale prices, and they do appear to me to be priced at the trade-in value of the car rather than full retail. Avis posts the prices of all vehicles and does not negotiate.

While they were doing the paperwork to purchase the car, an employee drove it to a state inspection station (an annual requirement in TX) so they could complete the registration. Before the papers were all signed, the finance lady got a call from the driver saying he'd been rear-ended and the damage to the car was serious.

DD and SIL were immediately suspicious this was some sort of scam but said the finance lady (who was actually the location manager) was very apologetic and said she wanted to make things right. She asked if there was another car they would consider as a replacement. There was another 2020 Camry that was a different color and was priced higher, apparently because it had fewer miles and was in better condition. They had not seen this particular car on the lot prior to deciding to purchase the now wrecked vehicle. The manager said if they wanted it she would sell it to them for the same price. Turns out they actually liked this more expensive car better than the one they first chose and, after a test drive, agreed to buy it.

DD still wonders if there was something fishy about the whole deal, maybe because they never saw the wrecked car. If there was something going on I can't figure it out, and told her to stop worrying about it and enjoy her "new" car.

Whenever I've purchased a car I've had a concern about having an accident driving it off the lot. Glad it didn't happen to DD - but it was close!
Back in 2013, I put a deposit on a new 2014 VW Passat out of Texas (was the color and engine/trans combo I wanted). I agreed to pick it up while on a business trip and drive it home. As I was in the other state and heading for the dealership, I got a call from the sales person that the car was hit while sitting on the lot awaiting my arrival. As soon as I got to the dealership, I saw the car and it was pretty much totaled. It was hit by a guy who was test driving a used jeep as he was heading back into the lot to return the car. Dealership looked like a war had just happened on the lot.

The dealer paid for my trip home and found me the exact car I had a deposit on a week later and had it delivered to me in Texas. We did the purchase paperwork via Fedex. Crazy stuff can happen, for sure.
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Got to spend some time with our grandson this weekend. DD and her husband were happy to get some time to ski while we were in charge of the munchkin. We were happy to entertain/ be entertained by him.

Now we are settled in watching football, with no plans to go out until tomorrow morning.
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Back in 2013, I put a deposit on a new 2014 VW Passat out of Texas (was the color and engine/trans combo I wanted). I agreed to pick it up while on a business trip and drive it home. As I was in the other state and heading for the dealership, I got a call from the sales person that the car was hit while sitting on the lot awaiting my arrival. As soon as I got to the dealership, I saw the car and it was pretty much totaled. It was hit by a guy who was test driving a used jeep as he was heading back into the lot to return the car...

This Tesla was said to be driven by the new owner as he/she was leaving the dealership.

Could not wait to check out the "stupendous acceleration" mode, I guess.

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This Tesla was said to be driven by the new owner as he/she was leaving the dealership.

Could not wait to check out the "stupendous acceleration" mode, I guess.

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Sheesh. Another dud "snowstorm".

We got maybe 2 inches of snow followed by another 1/2" of freezing rain/ice. It took two or three passes of the snow blower to clear, one or two to break up the ice coating and then the last pass to move it. There were parts, mostly on the sidewalk, that even that wouldn't clear so shoveling was the only way.

After doing that we came back in and took about a two hour nap.
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Sheesh. Another dud "snowstorm".

We got maybe 2 inches of snow
Less than two inches here. About 15 minutes with a shovel to clear the driveway and sidewalk. Nothing much, but the first time I've shoveled snow in nearly a year, so it actually felt good.
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spent the day on some land my son owns along the river. I went for the day to hike and just to be outside since the weather has been so nice. I'm hoping to find a moose shed but found these on his land. For me to find the set side by side is rare for me. There is one large bull I seen while I was in there. I'm hoping this is the year to find one on his.
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Went out to the boat and wired the battery line to the tie point and the tie point to the helm. Glued in the helm cover support. Measured the bimini top drop points, going to move the main support back for easier access to the boat and also to raise the height.
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Went out to the boat and wired the battery line to the tie point and the tie point to the helm. Glued in the helm cover support. Measured the bimini top drop points, going to move the main support back for easier access to the boat and also to raise the height.
So, this work you are doing is on the boat you already owned, right? Or did I miss that you bought the 44-footer?
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Mostly finished building a sauna... in a 6x12 enclosed trailer.

Got rid of hot tub some years ago, decided on a sauna, but no good place in the house.
Bought enclosed trailer, insulated walls and ceiling. Built a divider at 8' from head end, with hinges for wall and door, so it can be opened. Built 7'6" x 24" wide bench which is hinged. Thus can be lowered. This setup allows the trailer to be used as a trailer, or sauna. The heater is free standing, thus easily removable, with some hooks to wall to keep from falling over if nudged.

The last several days had 10F and 20F temperatures and snow over 8". Running the sauna at 170F, the snow on roof did not show any signs of melting, so insulation method is a success.
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