H'Islander

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  1. Oops - Sorry Eddie~! Tripped over your post...
  2. http://www.thequinnfuneralhome.com/obituary/Richard-J.-Mandeville/Smithfield-RI/1776466 Richard J. Mandeville Funeral will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 8:30am from the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Home, 643 Putnam Pike (Rt.44) Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville at 9:30am. Visitation Monday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 (www.st.jude.org) or American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886-2233 (www.americancancersociety.org).
  3. Oh, Man...God Rest his forever-young soul. Dick was a good friend. I'll have to look into calling hours.
  4. That's a given....Anyone who anchors for the evening wants a rubber dink to get to shore or for a satellite boat for some fishing while mama is chillin' with a cocktail.
  5. Unless being your own Capt'n is burning deep in your soul, heed your friends' advice. The boat owns you. There's always something that needs fixing or cleaning. If you do go for a boat consider what you'll want LATER on down the road... You'll out-grow a 23 ft boat quickly if you want to camp on it (cuddy) as well as fish it with a wife & kids. If you slip your boat you should plan an average $100 to $150 per foot each year for slipping & winter storage. Advantage: when you pull into the slip, your crew helps clean the boat. Disadvantage: $$$$ for slip rental. If you trailer your boat, you save a lot of slip/storage money and you can tinker on small maintenance issues at home. Disadvantage: At the end of the fishing day all worn out/burned out and sun-kissed, your friends go home to mama's hot meal & a shower and brag about their catch. You go home and clean your entire (bait-blood-dirt now dried like glue) boat and have a baloney sandwich late because she went to bed an hour before you were finally done. Last bit of advice (IMPORTANT!) Never - and I mean NEVER - buy a new boat. Far too expensive for what you get and the warrantees, while valid do not guarantee timely service. Think about it - you're new to the marina, they sold you the boat and will honor the warrantee if needed. But warrantees don't cut you to the head of the line for repairs. Brand new boat sitting on the hard-pan waiting for a mechanic or parts could cost you 3-6 weeks (sometimes more) of our little precious summer weather. Older boats have the bugs worked out more often than not. Mine is 55 years old this year and as some here can attest - it's a brute with lots of room for a 28 footer.
  6. I got a fleshlight.
  7. I've got a backhoe, we can make it bigger....
  8. The ugly ones need luvin' too....
  9. I can't imagine any Marina turning you away. Marinas typically rent space over the winter I'm sure they would sell you a spot for the summer
  10. Strike that....First I need to find some vassals...
  11. I was just trying to push her THROUGH the fence...
  12. Need a taxation strategy for my vassals. SCOTLAND, Conn. — Residents of the rural town of Scotland, Connecticut, are becoming lords and ladies in the United Kingdom country of the same name. The Scottish land preservation company Highland Titles said Tuesday it’s gifting all 1,694 residents 1 square foot (0.09 square meters) of land on its nature reserve in Glencoe Wood, Scotland. The residents will get courtesy titles of Lord or Lady of Glencoe and instructions on how to visit their plots. The company sells forest land ranging from 1 square foot (0.09 square meters) to 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) so they can’t be developed. Scotland First Selectman Dan Syme says the Connecticut town was settled by a Scotsman named Isaac Magoon in 1700 and celebrates that heritage by hosting an annual Highland Festival. You may now all bow and pay homage....
  13. Heyyyyyyy....I'm a woman trapped in a man's body, but I'm a lesbian too, so THAT worked itself out.... Conversely, if any date on a Saturday night works for you, then....well....hey man, whatever blows yer hair back!!
  14. Interestingly, the few fluke runs that I got to enjoy on boats found more blues and the odd bass on the bottom than I could yank out of a few lucky blitzes this year. Blues aren't exactly uncommon when dribbling squid along the pan but it was odd that we'd hit 1/2 dozen or so on nearly every trip, and where finding a keeper fluke was my enigma. Could it have been simply the majority of the bait were holding on the bottom this year? That could explain picky (wise old) fluke and heavier than normal dragger traffic inshore. All guesses for me. I didn't dive at all this year so I never got a look around at the bottom.
  15. Seriously the worst. Every species targeted, fluke, bass, tog, 'noids...either a big fat skunk or short-short-short-short-short-short-short-short...draggers clawing away at inshore habitats like flies on a schit-pile. I didn't launch my boat because of concerns of domestic unrest. Weather kept invites onto other boats at a premium and just an over-all sense of defeat-induced apathy. I'm swearing that '18 will be different. I said the same thing about '17 back in '16... Maybe I'll take up golf...not because I like the game, but because if I do, golf will then suck and fishing might be reborn...