Coffee 1-26-2013

Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:57 am

Damn SMITTY, you're doing great--I had to get rid of my portable dishwasher & it cost me $40,000.00 the get her name off the farm deed. :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:59 am

:woot: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :punk:
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:23 am

Dann757 wrote:That's what I need , Fred. I'm a freakin' handyman; I use my pockets as parts bins :D I get nails, screws, pop rivets, brads, matchbooks, and parts lists going through the wash all the time :D The worst is paper towels or tissues I forget in my pockets. They disintegrate in the wash and all the little pieces have to be picked out :shock:
Steve, I modified a canoe once; cut 4' out of the middle of an 18' canoe. Put it back together, pop rivets, body work, fresh sprayed coat of nice green paint. Just to see if I could do it. Maiden voyage at the reservoir, I stepped in it in street clothes, fell right in the lake, went completely underwater. Got out fast enought to save my cell phone, wallet was soaked. My buddy laughed at me all day :P Gave the canoe away.


Been there Dan. Had a beautiful birch bark canoe. Just got the thing made and we put that bad boy into a river in western Mass for a little day trip. Not 5 minutes down river we backpaddle to avoid a rock. The canoe meets the rock smack dab in the middle between me and the other paddler, tips into the rushing water (toward of course) and procedes to snap clean in half! I was so pissed that I just stood up, walked through the river and out to the car that hadn't left yet and we drove away leaving the snapped canoe around the rock. :lol:
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:06 pm

Just hooked up my new Ammunition Alarm System.....
Uh- Ohhhhh, looks like it already went into Sleep Mode....
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:23 pm

:lol: Nice kitty! :D
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:56 pm

Holy crap SZ, that was your canoe?????
SteveZee wrote:
Dann757 wrote:That's what I need , Fred. I'm a freakin' handyman; I use my pockets as parts bins :D I get nails, screws, pop rivets, brads, matchbooks, and parts lists going through the wash all the time :D The worst is paper towels or tissues I forget in my pockets. They disintegrate in the wash and all the little pieces have to be picked out :shock:
Steve, I modified a canoe once; cut 4' out of the middle of an 18' canoe. Put it back together, pop rivets, body work, fresh sprayed coat of nice green paint. Just to see if I could do it. Maiden voyage at the reservoir, I stepped in it in street clothes, fell right in the lake, went completely underwater. Got out fast enought to save my cell phone, wallet was soaked. My buddy laughed at me all day :P Gave the canoe away.


Been there Dan. Had a beautiful birch bark canoe. Just got the thing made and we put that bad boy into a river in western Mass for a little day trip. Not 5 minutes down river we backpaddle to avoid a rock. The canoe meets the rock smack dab in the middle between me and the other paddler, tips into the rushing water (toward of course) and procedes to snap clean in half! I was so pissed that I just stood up, walked through the river and out to the car that hadn't left yet and we drove away leaving the snapped canoe around the rock. :lol:
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:38 am

The FICUS lives .... again. The car with 9 lives. Can't wait to sell it. :lol:

Advance Auto wouldn't give us any money back, because the tensioner was part of a package containing it, the water pump, and the timing belt. They would only do an exchange. So against my better judgement, we installed the same tensioner as a replacement. Cost $0.00 - works for me.

I had to take it out for a test drive in the snow, and simultaneously test the e-brake .... :D
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:53 am

freetown fred wrote:Holy crap SZ, that was your canoe?????
SteveZee wrote:
Dann757 wrote:That's what I need , Fred. I'm a freakin' handyman; I use my pockets as parts bins :D I get nails, screws, pop rivets, brads, matchbooks, and parts lists going through the wash all the time :D The worst is paper towels or tissues I forget in my pockets. They disintegrate in the wash and all the little pieces have to be picked out :shock:
Steve, I modified a canoe once; cut 4' out of the middle of an 18' canoe. Put it back together, pop rivets, body work, fresh sprayed coat of nice green paint. Just to see if I could do it. Maiden voyage at the reservoir, I stepped in it in street clothes, fell right in the lake, went completely underwater. Got out fast enought to save my cell phone, wallet was soaked. My buddy laughed at me all day :P Gave the canoe away.


Been there Dan. Had a beautiful birch bark canoe. Just got the thing made and we put that bad boy into a river in western Mass for a little day trip. Not 5 minutes down river we backpaddle to avoid a rock. The canoe meets the rock smack dab in the middle between me and the other paddler, tips into the rushing water (toward of course) and procedes to snap clean in half! I was so pissed that I just stood up, walked through the river and out to the car that hadn't left yet and we drove away leaving the snapped canoe around the rock. :lol:


Actually it was the other paddlers Fred. A guy with more money than sense. It was a thing of beauty and he'd paid a fortune for it. I told him not to use it in that river because of the rocks and fairly quick water but you know how that goes. Had it been mine it was have seen nothing but lakes. The Old town penobscot is for banging the river.
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:13 pm

SteveZee wrote:The Old town penobscot is for banging the river.

Yep, or a Grand Lake Streamer. :up:
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:07 pm

009to090 wrote:Just hooked up my new Ammunition Alarm System.....
Uh- Ohhhhh, looks like it already went into Sleep Mode....


LOL cat's sleep in the weirdest of places. My one cat will sleep in any type of box provided it is empty and you haven't touched it in a while. Shoe boxes, shipping boxes, gift boxes...one time I caught her trying to squeeze into a box that one of my daughter's toys came in. It was about 2x smaller than the cat but she was trying to get in it to sleep.
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:07 pm

Yep, I did a lot of canoeing in the Rangeley Lake region up there-BEAUTIFUL--oh yeah, white watered the Connecticut River from Vt. "sud"--OUTSTANDING
Steve, I modified a canoe once; cut 4' out of the middle of an 18' canoe. Put it back together, pop rivets, body work, fresh sprayed coat of nice green paint. Just to see if I could do it. Maiden voyage at the reservoir, I stepped in it in street clothes, fell right in the lake, went completely underwater. Got out fast enought to save my cell phone, wallet was soaked. My buddy laughed at me all day :P Gave the canoe away.[/quote]

Been there Dan. Had a beautiful birch bark canoe. Just got the thing made and we put that bad boy into a river in western Mass for a little day trip. Not 5 minutes down river we backpaddle to avoid a rock. The canoe meets the rock smack dab in the middle between me and the other paddler, tips into the rushing water (toward of course) and procedes to snap clean in half! I was so pissed that I just stood up, walked through the river and out to the car that hadn't left yet and we drove away leaving the snapped canoe around the rock. :lol:[/quote][/quote]

Actually it was the other paddlers Fred. A guy with more money than sense. It was a thing of beauty and he'd paid a fortune for it. I told him not to use it in that river because of the rocks and fairly quick water but you know how that goes. Had it been mine it was have seen nothing but lakes. The Old town penobscot is for banging the river.[/quote]
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:10 pm

We went White River Rafting down the Mighty Kennebec in May of 1992 on our school's Project Graduation Trip. I mention May because with Spring run-off, the river was flowing pretty good before they opened the gates to the dam.

So being 18, I got in front of the raft and about 1/3 mile into the trip the White Water Rafting guide says "row", I look at her and say, "F-You, I'm holding on." She apparently did not think much of that and went up one side of me, then down the other and made it absolutely clear that when she said row, I was too row.

So we get down to Magic Falls and I am paddling for all I am worth and we hit the falls and the raft taco's, which is, it folded inward like a taco. I am on the bow so I fall into the boat, but as I climb back on the outer tubes, we drop over the other side. With the raft falling backwards, I just keep going and flip completely out of the boat. When I did, my foot got caught on the rope that goes around the outside of the raft. So here I am going down through class 5 rapids, with my foot stuck on a rope bouncing off rocks and looking up at the underside of the raft. Oh yeah, major point here; I was underwater so I could not breath.

So the guide is freaking out as later retold from my class mates who told me she took out her knife and cut the rope. That was nice as I bobbed back up to the surface but now was free floating at 30 mph into very sharp rocks in very cold water. When I got near shore I would try and reach for the roots of trees sticking out into the water, but by the time I went to grab them, I was zipping by so fast that I would miss them. Finally after we hit some calm water, I was behind the raft like 75 feet or so. They said to always go down feet first on account of rocks, but all I wanted to do was get in that stupid boat, so being a strong swimmer, I went head first and swam as fast as I could where the guide pulled me up into the boat.

If you are so inclined to try white water rafting down the mighty Kennebec, I highly recommend you stay in the boat. I am not sure what the trip would be like inside it, but it had to be better then bouncing down the river in a life jacket. That SUCKED!

Video of those inclined to see what I am talking about. Magic Falls starts at 3:15 into the video if you want to visualize what it would be like trapped UNDERNEATH a raft going over that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ki063qwR4E
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:18 pm

I rafted down the Blackstone River ....... the sewage-laden Blackstone, I should say .... :| :lol:
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:42 pm

Cheat river and the youghiogany was a blast just south of Pittsburgh into west Virginia was a blast
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Re: Coffee 1-26-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:22 am

My wife just ran out of gas on the steepest hill in the area ..... at night ...... in the freezing rain. :mad: 2 gallons wasn't enough due to the angle of the hill, so back to the house for the trailer. I wasn't playing the gas game. If it don't start, it goes on the trailer. Could've been crushed on 8 separate occasions - by myself, in the dark, with only a barely hooked winch keeping the car from careening a half mile to it's demise. With no one to steer, or to brake, this really tried my patience ...

Long story short, I got it home. THEN it starts right up. BOY am I PISSED OFF!!!! :mad3: :rambo2: :rambo2: :blowup:
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