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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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