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Posted: 14 April 2021 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Lol, well always easy to tell when you get butt hurt. Glad it hits home.

Feel free to shut up, but you can’t. The last few months really must have been hard for you trying to figure out how to pretend to love America when you actually hate everything it stands for, and not realizing you are too stupid to know the difference.

It was nice for me. Just checking in every few weeks to make sure your bitch ass stayed in hiding. Guess I’m back now…

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Posted: 15 April 2021 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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SoPinesHeel - 14 April 2021 03:29 PM

How bout the former Ambassador to Colombia, a retired Green Beret and current expert in irregular warfare, and also the retired 4 star head of SOCOM?

But hey, you disagree and you are an expert in picking up jock straps and giving massages so seems about equal to me.

Like I said, Jerry is your man. The now times are scary to you with all these experts with their experience and education. Way overrated when you can just get a grifter who finds you “low-rent”...especially when you are too dumb to know better.

I feel much safer now….

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9474725/Biden-hits-Putin-sanctions-retaliation-election-interference-cyber-attacks-Ukraine.html


I’m sure your “Think Tank” is coming up with this same assessment of Biden:


Here’s a Gif I found of my favorite dickhead:

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Posted: 15 April 2021 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Got bored on your new thread huh?

Yeah you should. We actually have a president who responds to attacks and bounties from our enemies as opposed to one who is heavily indebted and beholden to them. A president who will tell Putin there will be consequences vs a slimeball who takes the side of our enemy. What’s that called again?

What a concept. Remember when you guys were the tough ones? I don’t.

PS, I don’t wear the jacket or hat at my company but I do make a lot more money than you do. You are welcome for your stim check. Feel free to send it back to me because you hate socialism.

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Posted: 15 April 2021 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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You forgot to mention you boat…don’t forget the boat.

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Posted: 15 April 2021 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Yep got one of those too, It’s just a deckboat which I call the minivan of boats but it suits our need for puttering around the lake and some light wakeboarding.

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Posted: 15 April 2021 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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SoPinesHeel - 15 April 2021 03:56 PM

Yep got one of those too, It’s just a deckboat which I call the minivan of boats but it suits our need for puttering around the lake and some light wakeboarding.

Last year when you were boasting about it one would think you were the member of a Yacht Club.

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Posted: 15 April 2021 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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No just a dry storage marina that stores it, fuels it, cleans it and repairs it. See all the great things you can have when you actually go to school, improve yourself and don’t go around blaming immigrants and minorities for all your problems?!?!

You’d love our lake though. Confederate Trump flags galore. Cause those make sense. They are mostly across the cove at the ramp though.

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Posted: 16 April 2021 08:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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SoPinesHeel - 15 April 2021 04:39 PM

No just a dry storage marina that stores it, fuels it, cleans it and repairs it. See all the great things you can have when you actually go to school, improve yourself and don’t go around blaming immigrants and minorities for all your problems?!?!

You’d love our lake though. Confederate Trump flags galore. Cause those make sense. They are mostly across the cove at the ramp though.

Having had a boat with a similar set up, one day you will realize that you are pissing money on a boat that you rarely use or at least not enough to justify the money you are spending on upkeep and sell it. (Unless you want it for bragging rights)  At that point you will realize how much of a depreciating asset a boat really is when you discover the hit you are going to take.  With that said you will be happy to no longer have the burden of owning a boat.  It is much better to rent a nice boat for a day and give it back when you are done.

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Posted: 16 April 2021 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I absolutely agree with you. It is a giant money pit and I gasp at the amount I throw down the hole of that boat. Growing up in Charleston, I was surrounded by boats but my parents were divorced, Dad lived elsewhere and my mom was not able to deal with or afford a boat. It was something everyone else had and I always wanted one.

So last year when Covid hit I made a decision to get one new since our summer plans got cancelled. It has been everything you say, and I knew most of that going in but I just said let’s do it and it provided a lot of great family time last summer in a screwed up year. The kids like it and it has opened up some doors of interest for them. All in all I’m happy I did it, and I’ve learned a lot, but I may change to the rental model coming up in the future. Guys I know still in Charleston do that and they love it. We don’t have as many options for that up here where I go.

See you and I can agree on things when you aren’t trying to put down people you didn’t vote for.

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Posted: 16 April 2021 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Fortunately I didn’t buy a brand new one.  I paid cash for a 3 year old 17 foot deck boat that was barely used and I pretty much “stole” it from a guy that made an emotional purchase and used it only few times.  It was like new.  I didn’t take as bad of a hit when I sold it, but the cost of keeping it in the marina every month for the privilege of having it in the water waiting for me on the few times I wanted it was a total waste.  It took me a few years to figure that one out.

If you have access to decent boat rentals, that’s the way to go.  Sounds like you don’t have as many options.  The next several months is the best time to get top dollar as prime boating season is here.  Values are the highest.  Sell in the summer and buy in the winter. 

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Posted: 16 April 2021 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Yeah I’m sure you are right, and if it was just me I would follow your advice. Problem is the family enjoys it. I am going to track our use this summer. It is an hour drive each way for us to get the boat. Plus we end up eating at the marina restaurant every time we go which adds $100 bucks a trip with my crowd. I’m sure use will be down from last year as we went almost every weekend cause the family went very few other places. This summer will be the decision point on if we upgrade to an even bigger money pit of a fancy wakeboard boat, just stay with the minivan like Hurricane, or sell all together.

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Posted: 16 April 2021 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Hey, if the family is happy then the indulgence is worth it.  You are probably right on declining usage.  Our first 6 months of ownership we went out of our way to go boating.  After a while it started to become a chore rather than fun and we gradually backed away from usage.  We probably would have ended it sooner if we had to take an hours drive one way to use it. 

I would probably be into boating a lot more if I lived on the water and had a personal dock.

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Posted: 16 April 2021 01:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Yeah me too. If I lived in Charleston we would be out all the time but where I live all we have are a few small private lakes. Gotta drive to the bigger ones. Also I dig the comfort level of a lake. Salt water intimidates me when I am constantly aware that I am responsible for my family and their safety. We would want to get offshore if we were down there. I’ve seen too many boaters get in trouble out on the water in Charleston, including some buddies and me when I was in high school after messing around on the Morris Island Lighthouse. Wind shifted and seas kicked up and we were in big trouble trying to get back into the Seccesionville area of James Island. It was scary. Lakes tend to be much less intimidating when the worst waves you face are the wakes off the wake surfing boats.

One day maybe I will live on the water. I fly with a lot of guys who do. Of course some of them have been flooded out at times. Always something…no matter where you live.

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Posted: 16 April 2021 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Salt water intimidates me when I am constantly aware that I am responsible for my family and their safety.

It’s not bad if you have intercoastal waterways to operate in.  For the most part it’s very much like fresh water.  I stay away from actually going out in the ocean because I don’t have the experience.

The biggest lesson I had to learn the hard way in my rookie year was paying better attention to the tides and know where the sandbars are.  I got stranded once for 7 hours or so.  There is about a 6-8 foot change in the tides in the area which is crazy. My boat looked like the “Minnow” on Gilligan’s Island beached (no holes) and it was a long hot day and the flies ate me up.  I still have scars on my legs from the bites. 

Now Deep Sea Fishing is fun.  Get a group up buddies to pay for a charter and head out to the Gulfstream and that’s a special type of fun.

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Posted: 16 April 2021 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Tides definitely are another element to contend with.

Yeah deep sea fishing is fun…but get too addicted and you are right back into a really expensive hobby.

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