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    New format bonus

    I find nearly all websites are too bright. I installed an extension to Firefox called Dark Reader that subdues the light nicely...
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    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Yep, the county I just retired from is self insured in each department (health, roads, public works, sheriff, etc.). How cold did it get there? Wondering if something might have froze and broke.
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    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Agreed. And one can't automatically discount the possibility that it was precipitated by a dissatisfied customer either. They can hold some serious grudges for some reason. 🤷‍♂️
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    I have used several smokers, but the best flavor I've found has come from the Chief smokers (Big and Little). My Green Mountain Grill pellet smoker has a 150 degree set-point on the low end, but it isn't consistent and gets too hot. The Bradley is good on temp control, but I prefer the flavor...
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    Safe Boats

    I don’t believe we spec’d bottom paint on ours. It will only spend 4 months a season moored, and even then it is freshwater. It will get pulled several times for service/power wash each season, so it really doesn’t need paint. I believe the boat you painted was built for Hawaii DLNR, as...
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    Safe Boats

    I ran a 23 t-top for 8+ years, and it was the best damn boat I’ve been on bar none. Nimble and fast with twin 200 Verados. That thing would make a fine fishing platform with a few mods. Their speed makes launching them into orbit off of a wave way too easy though, and those re-entries can be...
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    Bait Tank Pump without a Scoop?

    Pretty much. Had some health issues that needed sorting out. It sucked, but I think I’m back on the right track now. Didn’t even make it fishing at all in ‘18, and the Carolina Classic needs some attention that probably won’t get done in time this year. Probably going to jump on a charter...
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    Costco Chamber Sealer

    LEM appears to be made in China. No-fucking-thank-you.
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    Costco Chamber Sealer

    +1 for Thom. He hooked me up with a Sammic SE-310. With a very small bit of maintenance, my kids' kids will be using this thing. Stung like a bitch at the cash register, but I'll never experience that again.
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    Fuck it I want a new truck

    Considering truck prices, my 2001 Dodge Ram 24 valve diesel with 85K miles will last me a long time. After the truck rusts away from the Cummins, I'll toss it into some boat and run it another 10k hours. For the price of new trucks, might as well get one of these for the next boat hauler...
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    Boat Pictures

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    I'm thinking Tommy lost another "crab pot buoy" on his way to the tuna grounds. Weird how he rings his live bait stop with those damn things.
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    Start Of Season Reminder.... Boat Ramp Etiquette

    Down, but not out Matt! Took about 10 months off work to deal with some health issues. Those coincided with some motor problems in the Carolina Classic, and together they kept me off the water the entire year last year. '17 sucked. I'm back to work now though, and hoping to make it to the...
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    Worth a look. Click link, smoking deal

    Sure they didn't forget to add a '1' in front of that asking price? If it sounds too good to be true.... Offerup is a great place to fence... er, sell, stuff.