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Bob #2

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08-25-2008 12:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

This fellow makes good coffee!

Nice to see where our Timmie dollars are going…drink up people! :-

Ron Joyce’s 161-foot new boat. He owns Tim Horton's.

Something to aim for!!!!!!!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner


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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 08-25-2008 01:04 AM

Wow,that is a nice boat!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#2 posted 08-25-2008 01:10 AM

I’ve got one just like that. A 16Hp Evenrude on the back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 08-25-2008 01:15 AM

I don’t have one… Oh well

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#4 posted 08-25-2008 01:18 AM

You could land airplanes on that thing!

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#5 posted 08-25-2008 04:22 AM

Yeah, but where is the shop on that thing????

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 08-25-2008 04:33 AM

They say, the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life are, the day they got their boat, and the day they got rid of their boat.

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#7 posted 08-25-2008 03:25 PM

Hi guy’s,

Tim’s right about the two happiest days of boat ownership.

Imagine fueling that thing up.

I didn’t even see any fishing rods. Poor fellow probably can’t afford them. There expensive you know.

Lee

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#8 posted 08-25-2008 03:33 PM

I think I just contributed to a couple of litres of fuel for that great boat….

Some beautiful woodwork in it, I wonder where it was built?

Lee, I think Ron could buy a few rods…goodness knows I buy enough of his coffee and doughnuts to support my habit and his fishing activities :-)

I had a buddy who owned a sailboat, he alluded to the same two happy days? What is it about boat ownership that causes owners to feel that way?

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#9 posted 08-25-2008 03:33 PM

We used to own a boat. It was a hole on the lake that we threw money into. We were happy to see it go, and this was before high gas prices.

-- Berta in NC

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#10 posted 08-25-2008 04:19 PM

That’s not a boat, it’s a ship …......

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#11 posted 08-25-2008 06:14 PM

i used to build the interiors on “boats ” like that . im compelled to tell an embarassing and humorus story about it. i went to apply for the job the interviewer ask if i had carpentry exp. well i puffed right up and promply stated that i was fully exp. in any type carpentry . his response was to laugh out loud ! then he said can you start at 7 am on mon. i did . by 8 am i was fully aware why he laughed ! i also knew what a jackazz i must have sounded like ! i will never make that statement again . building furnature and interiors in these vessels is quite unlike any other woodworking youll ever do . a 160 ft yacht at this co. would take 6-7 yrs. to build . probably start off at about 12 mil. and with very few change orders and upgrades it will double .
building them is a very amazing and interesting process . we hired a young guy who was so impressed he said if i ever hit the lottery im buying one of these ! i said son you better have one heck of a back yard or plan to win the lottery once a month . they hold about 30,000 gal. of fuel not to mention a capt and crew ! lol nice post bob brought me back to some great memories ! thx

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#12 posted 08-25-2008 06:39 PM

He has a private golf course that he flies his friends in to as well. A lot of cash in coffee, I guess. Frankly, the stuff tastes awful, but people line up for it. shrug

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 08-26-2008 12:18 PM

I got this “thing” for yachts. Have always wanted to refurbish one of those old ones. Maybe someday when we’re converting lake water to hydrogen I’ll do that! But at today’s gas prices…no way.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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