I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Ok, so this is a little off topic. Just wanted to relate some weekend garb to those of you willing to listen and sit a spell.
Last weekend was the lobster boat races, with a door prize of a new lobster boat hull and cabin, a $20,000 value. Needless to say, the boats were out in force. There were a few decent ones, most notably the turbo diesels and another in particular. It ran in the "502 cubic inches and over" category, and had straight pipes and a blower (the whine is unmistakeable). The race started out with a "pace boat" until the flag dropped. This boat idled faster than the pace boat, he started when the pace was 1/2 way down the line and it barely idled (large cam), when the flag dropped he hit the throttle and was completely gone, no one could even touch him. Very impressive, also deafening. I haven't seen the final figures but would estimate it over 70 mph, and with a lobsterboat hull, that must have been one scary ride (they're flat across the back).
There is a bumper crop of blueberries this year, 85,000,000 pounds, largest recorded year to date was 74 million pounds. There are so many blueberries the factories stopped production, everything is full, some of the berries aren't even being harvested. The spring and summer were perfect growing seasons up here.
Went looking for more steel, didn't find any but did pic up some Kick A$$ chock blocks, they were used behind some sort of aircraft and are huge. They fold down and could stop a Mack truck. Nice find for $10. I also picked up a blueberry rake (for $10, new they're $120), had to weld a new handle on (ribar) and it works great. The wife and I spent last night culling them, made a homemade winnower from a collander and a fan laying horizontally. Found a bunch more places that carry Hammmerite up here, and some decent hardware stores. These rural hardware stores are nice because they carry backwoods items you don't normally find, like tire chains, winches, and extraction equipment.
Well, that's all, just wanted to share a bit of *good* news with you all. Hope everyone had a decent weekend.
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