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Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-16-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By rainmn
I've spent about 1/2 of every work day over the...

I've spent about 1/2 of every work day over the past 20 years on the phone with Texans. It still amazes me how many times some of them can use Ya'all in one sentence.

Example: When I spoke with...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-08-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By rainmn
May 31.

May 31.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By rainmn
Based on Tom's description of the course layout,...

Based on Tom's description of the course layout, the Water's Edge sounds like probably the best place to watch from land. There's also The Cove, which is maybe a mile away from the Water's Edge. I've...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,554
Posted By rainmn
Pretty much the same story / timeline for me....

Pretty much the same story / timeline for me. Have gone to most of the races held in NJ since I was a kid in the early 70's.

Still go every year.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-03-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,969
Posted By rainmn
There was someone who actually used to race a...

There was someone who actually used to race a Crownline here in NJ years back. It always surprised me that the boat held up in those conditions, considering the one I owned basically turned into a...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 06-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,942
Posted By rainmn
I want to know what walked across the bow and the...

I want to know what walked across the bow and the dash, and attacked the steering wheel on the way through...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 06-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,764
Posted By rainmn
I don't know if it's my all time favorite, but...

I don't know if it's my all time favorite, but it's certainly in the top few....
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Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,540
Posted By rainmn
I owned a '94 Crownline myself. Two things that...

I owned a '94 Crownline myself. Two things that were already mentioned in this thread were very sound advice and worth repeating:

Keep up with the red. Mine stayed in water all season, and every...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,046
Posted By rainmn
Does the image with the labels really say...

Does the image with the labels really say "breathe our valve?"
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-25-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By rainmn
There used to be a house in NJ that you could see...

There used to be a house in NJ that you could see into the backyard from the northbound side of the Garden State Parkway around Kenilworth. The guy had an in ground pool with a houseboat in it.
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Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By rainmn
Congrats on the new boat Tim. Did you get to use...

Congrats on the new boat Tim. Did you get to use it yet?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-06-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By rainmn
That is great news...I've been hoping for the...

That is great news...I've been hoping for the return of this event for years now.
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 08-23-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,366
Posted By rainmn
There's a comparison test of the Dodge, Ford, and...

There's a comparison test of the Dodge, Ford, and Chevy in the Sep. Car & Driver if you're interested.

They say they got the same gas mileage out of all 3 trucks over 500 miles. (The Ford had the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 06-18-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By rainmn
Agreed. I have one from when I was about 19, and...

Agreed. I have one from when I was about 19, and another from when I was in my early 20s (I'm now 42). I'd like to cover both of them up, but over a few years of thinking about it, I still haven't...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-17-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By rainmn
Put my CC in last weekend and went for a quick...

Put my CC in last weekend and went for a quick ride. Didn't see anything while I was out, and the channel into my parent's lagoon is actually deeper now than last year. So far, so good.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-23-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,461
Posted By rainmn
I couldn't agree more. I've never believed...

I couldn't agree more.

I've never believed for one second the "I thought I hit a log" story, and not a single thing I've read from this trial has changed that. If anything, I read a few things...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,860
Posted By rainmn
UK Top Gear is my favorite TV show by far. ...

UK Top Gear is my favorite TV show by far.

US Top Gear is horrible. I still watch it, but that's simply because I'll watch just about any car show over most of the other crap on TV.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-17-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,411
Posted By rainmn
I still watch every episode, and probably will...

I still watch every episode, and probably will until the series comes to an end.

That said, I think they jumped the shark a few years ago.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-07-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,461
Posted By rainmn
What about the colreg rule regarding safe speed...

What about the colreg rule regarding safe speed for the conditions?

Say the Imperial was really running at 50+. Is that really considered a safe speed in the dark? And how does that relate to the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-19-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By rainmn
At Tice's Shoal on Barnegat Bay here in NJ,...

At Tice's Shoal on Barnegat Bay here in NJ, there's a guy that sells hot dogs and sodas off a pontoon boat on the weekends.

No idea how well he does, but he always seems to be pretty busy.
...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By rainmn
You think there's any chance of ever being able...

You think there's any chance of ever being able to bring back a radar shootout?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-18-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,504
Posted By rainmn
I used to own a boat (non-performance) with a...

I used to own a boat (non-performance) with a sink. Never overnighted on it, but still used the sink all the time.

Like others have said, it's nice to have when you boat in salt water - rinsing...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-04-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,121
Posted By rainmn
That boat in the video was right near my parents'...

That boat in the video was right near my parents' house in Forked River.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-21-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 120,592
Posted By rainmn
Just Nor-Tech? I'm willing to bet that a few...

Just Nor-Tech?

I'm willing to bet that a few of the posters on this thread might have trouble spelling their own names.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-30-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 60,022
Posted By rainmn
He got caught, but didn't do any jail time. ...

He got caught, but didn't do any jail time.

http://danlanza.com/dossier/record_04_03_04.html
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