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  •  I can connect you with our sales office... (2+ / 0-)

    ...a basic 38', twin diesel, armored, and outfitted with SAW and .50 ROSAM mounts would run you about a mil.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by DaveinBremerton on Sat May 10, 2014 at 08:25:24 PM PDT

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    •  Very tempting (2+ / 0-)

      think they'd take my books and cat as a down payment? (Mischa wouldn't like living on a boat anyway.)


      A beggar on horseback lashes a beggar on foot. The beggars change places, but the lash goes on. --WB Yeats

      by kestrel sparhawk on Sat May 10, 2014 at 08:41:32 PM PDT

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      •  Is Mischa the Cat priceless? (2+ / 0-)

        Personally, I would not trade my cat for some diesel-sucking aluminum bathtub even if the gun mounts made cool places to string a clothesline and I could launch fireworks off the smoke launcher tubes.

        My advice is "keep the cat".  Although I must say the boat does come with excellent after-sales support including a top-notch marine corrosion technician with experience in aluminum.

        "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

        by DaveinBremerton on Sat May 10, 2014 at 08:56:52 PM PDT

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        •  It's an ALUMINUM boat? (2+ / 0-)

          One of my favorite administrators at the UW when I went to school there had a sign I really liked: IF GOD HAD INTENDED FOR FIBERGLASS VOTES, HE WOULD HAVE MADE FIBERGLASS TREES.

          This sounds picky, but I was envisioning steel. If not wood.

          Today, Mischa the Cat tried to rip a hole in the bokhara rug with her claws, pulled the toilet paper off its holder into the toilet (requiring fishing out rather than flushing, since it was nearly new) and came into the shower to inform me that showers are dangerous and I ought to get out, in a really shocking tone of voice I didn't expect..It was temporary madness. When I say temporary, I should say recurring. she also disapproves of telephones, alarms, and thunderstorms, and informs me of that fact with a loud voice and full claws.

          I think the cat should have come with that after sales support. Except of course that she was free. Technically.


          A beggar on horseback lashes a beggar on foot. The beggars change places, but the lash goes on. --WB Yeats

          by kestrel sparhawk on Sat May 10, 2014 at 09:36:32 PM PDT

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          •  We do aluminum (3+ / 0-)

            It's the most confounded damn marine material in existence...barely more noble than zinc, hates copper, and really finicky about stray electrical current.  But get it right and you have one hell of a good boat.

            Here's some boat porn and a really cool news story:

            Man rescued after driving into Sinclair Inlet

            The big open boat is a 41' quad stepped hull craft.  The full cabin boat later in the article is a 33' multipurpose triple outboard.  One similar to this rescued people off that airliner that went down in the Hudson River a few years back.

            The two civilians involved in the rescue are both really cool people.  Glad they were on-hand when this happened.

            It's kind of a fun job building these things.  I keep a low profile on the Internet because I believe in keeping politics and work strictly separated.

            "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

            by DaveinBremerton on Sat May 10, 2014 at 09:56:12 PM PDT

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            •  That's really heartwarming (2+ / 0-)

              I love stories where observers automatically do the decent thing, and in this case had the tools to do it with.

              The water that time of year is cooooold, so glad none of them got hypothermia.

              The boat's cute too.

              Thanks!

              PS I note a weird typo in my quotation from Steve's desk. "Fiberglass BOATS" not votes. Wonder what my brain was thinking.


              A beggar on horseback lashes a beggar on foot. The beggars change places, but the lash goes on. --WB Yeats

              by kestrel sparhawk on Sat May 10, 2014 at 11:09:40 PM PDT

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