Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

Ghost Rider

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Here's a link to pics of yesterday's gravesite visit & tribute ride to Jingle Belle, don't forget to start the video so you can hear Jingle Belle's song, same way I did when I was out there in the forest. :(

"Got Chrome??? How about Armor???"

There are actually six rounds of pics, but one leads into the next, and so on... poor little Jingles, I still miss her, she was only 16 months old when the demon poison took her away from us. :confused:
 

Ghost Rider

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I was perusing boat ads up in the PNW, and I figured I'd share a few results of my search. Check out the woodwork in this bad girl, sellers must be high on crack if they think they'll get that much for her, but ya never know, some rich clown may throw down the money... though I never met any rich folk who were willing to row, LOL.

14 Ft. Classic Whitehall Rowboat

Sure is pretty woodwork... here's a little boat I'd buy if she came with a trailer:

14' C Lark sailboat o.b.o

Here's a boat named "Gesundheit!!!" Not my first choice but the name adds character, LOL.

14' Sailing Dinghy & Trailer

And now, a powerboat from that era when boat manufacturers made boats which resembled cars... a marketing strategy to sell boats to common folks who were comfortable with driving cars but lacked nautical experience. I always liked the ones with curved windscreens myself, but this is still a good example of craft from that era. Pretty good preservation/restoration job too, she looks like something that just rolled off the Chrysler line, LOL.

Classic 17ft 1968 Silverline Deville

And last but not least, a boat for those cult classic fans into the original "MAD MAX" and "THE ROAD WARRIOR"---WTF, it's only $500, and Webfoot1 can give good advice on power washing and other methods of cleanup, I'm thinking gasoline & a lit match, LOL:

Sailboat for sale

And that concludes the presentation, I'll probably wind up buying that C-15 on a trailer for under a grand, the one I pinged on earlier, but we'll see what happens once I get up there in the PNW. Friend Doug the Moonshine Man is already up there, probably cooking a fresh batch of 'shine out of mash & pine needles, LOL. :eek:
 
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Ghost Rider

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Making progress on the preparations for relocation... I'm staging the last boxloads of stuff, trying to draw the fine line between what can be packed away and what I might still need for the rest of my stay here in the White Mountains. I also have to finish scientifically loading all my camping gear into the trunk of the Mighty Camry, though I'd better wash the car first, it's still dirty from my little offroading adventure the other day.

Once I get up to WA and throw the cats in a boarding kennel, then unload my household goods into storage and drop off the rental truck, I intend to camp out for 2-3 weeks, and I want all my field equipment in the car so I can make it happen pronto. Gotta put it in the trunk for now though, that will give the two cats more room in the cabin of the sedan as they ride the tow dolly... no way I hear their complaints in the truck cab for 1300+ miles, LOL.

No worries, the kittehs will have food, water, litter box, etc., in the Camry, and the windows will be cracked far enough to ensure ample ventilation. Probably crack all the vents too, depends upon the exhaust system of the rental truck... don't want my cats sucking fumes & getting gassed by some "weed burner" exhaust pipe. No future in that, I want healthy beach and/or harbor kittehs once I buy a fixer up there in western WA.

That camping trip will be radical, I already chose one campground in which to stay while I tour homes for sale... after I sign the paperwork on my new home (a fixer, no doubt, but new to me), and I have to wait for escrow to close, I'll start camping up and down the Olympic Peninsula. That's gonna be a blast, camping on the beach for a day or two, up in the mountains for a day or two, back to the beach, etc., etc., stylin' it the whole time, LOL.

I don't give a flyin' f#% if it rains either, I have full-on mountaineering expedition gear, so my tent has a rain fly, LOL. I'll set up & stake down my oversized beach umbrella if necessary, kickin' it in my oversized camp chair with beer in hand as the BBQ gets going... nothing like steaks & beers while camping, WOOHOO!!! I like Bush's Beans too, they keep my f@rtsack warm at night, LOL. Maybe that's TMI for some sidewalk sissies here, 10-4???

Well, guess I'll grab another cold one outta the fridge... at least I don't hafta move the friggin' appliances this time, they're going with the house when I sell it... no problema, I'll have enough to buy new ones up there in the Evergreen State. Sometime in the next few days, I gotta break down the 8' pool table for transport, I found some carpet remnants I can use to protect the slate, remnants left over from when I redid the carpet here at the house.

ALRIGHT, TIME TO GRAB THAT BEER, THEN I'LL SEE WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON HERE...OR AT THE OTHER SITES I FREQUENT, 10-4??? I DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THE TIME TO DO THIS, BUT MY PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW ME TO SURF THE INTERWEBS, LOL. CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:
 
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Couldn't sleep, so I pulled my usual remedy: got up, grabbed a cold beer and started looking at boat ads. Saw a few cool boats, but this ad was the standout... a damned good deal for someone who knows how to bring boats up to speed. Hell, you could fix all three, keep the best and sell the other two, LOL. Some club is liquidating older boats in their fleet, the erroneous 8' measurement stems from another ad they ran for 2 Optimist Dinghies, they got the Laser length right lower in the ad. Check out this deal, anybody up there near Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia who wants a Laser and isn't afraid of a little boat work, this could be your ticket... you'd have to pick up or convert a trailer, but who cares? I saw another Laser ad where the seller wanted $3200 for boat & trailer... you could fix these, keep one & sell the others, buy a trailer and still get the best boat for free, plus have plenty o' money left over for steaks & beers, LOL. Meh, here's the ad:

(3) 8' Laser Sailboats plus Parts :eek:

If I were already established on the beach in western WA, I'd probably buy these and just pay the dude a little extra to run 'em out to my house... fix 'em up one by one and sling the other two at my leisure. :rolleyes:
 
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Dang, Burt Reynolds died... not quite as iconic as "The Duke" or Clint Eastwood, but still pretty funny, I liked him in the Bandit flicks, as well as "The Longest Yard" (original version) and "Sharky's Machine"---"I'M GONNA PULL THE CHAIN!!!" Ah, well, so it goes, one more old school Hollywood actor down... :confused:

R.I.P., BANDIT, NOW YOU'LL BE HANGIN' WITH JERRY REED ONCE AGAIN... CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:

"EASTBOUND & DOWN, LOADED UP & TRUCKIN', WE'RE GONNA DO WHAT THEY SAY CAN'T BE DONE... " :cool:

"GOT A LONG WAY TO GO AND A SHORT TIME TO GET THERE..." ;)
 
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Whooooowheeeeee!!! I'm having a blast camping on the beach and in the forest, but the first few nights were like being back in the Infantry... I was sleeping on two thin foam pads on the cold hard ground, but I wised up and bought a thick-@$$ air mattress and another f@rtsack, so now I'm STYLIN' with a bag below me and a bag over me like a blanket, LOL. Been drinking good beer and eating gourmet grinds round a campfire every night, this outdoor gig is ROUGH but SOMEBODY has to do it, 10-4? Here's a link to pics I just posted, shots taken during my camping & home touring trip... ya might find earlier shots on the preceding page of this thread:

"Got Chrome??? How about Armor???"

Weather has been awesome lately, clear blue skies and sunshine, WOOHOO!!! Heller breeze here at times, gonna be good sailing once I get situated, gotta watch the tides & fog, I reckon. There are shoals too, I'll probably buy a chart before I ever leave shore, LOL. Hey, Norcalsail, there's actually SURF in Westport, which is a cool little burg, you'll see shots of it in that link. I could easily live there, just gotta find the house... one home was on the market but the seller pulled the listing after finding a renter, I asked the realtor to contact the seller so we'll see what happens. Fishing fleet in Westport is bad@$$, I might wind up working aboard one of those charter boats, LOL. I'm LOVIN' the salt air and fresh seafood here!!!

GOTTA GO, I'M GETTING HUNGRY FOR A BOWL OF CLAM CHOWDER AND SOME GOOD GRILLED FISH, FRESH CAUGHT BY THE FLEET IN WESTPORT. AFTER NEARLY TWO YEARS IN THE BEAUTIFUL WHITE MOUNTAINS OF ARIZONA, I'M DIGGIN' THESE NEW SURROUNDINGS, LOL. CHEERS!!! :cool:
 

Ghost Rider

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This coastal redneck rig had my name written all over it:

"Got Chrome??? How about Armor???"

Gotta stretch that roof rack to accommodate a Laser or Fish, LOL... but this is a burly Mercury rig for cruising trails or the beach. It's still legal to drive down the beach here at friggin' freeway speed, but the Mighty Camry will probably get stuck. Need a rig like this with big ol' tires on it... when in doubt, all I gotta do is mash on it, LOL. :eek:
 

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Posted the surf contest pics at that same site, just use the last link to access 'em. Awesome sailing weather this week in the twin harbors and offshore, a whole week of blue skies & sunshine... I'll take it, LOL. I'm zeroing in on some properties here, might wind up in Raymond or Westport, which is a cool little burg... nice surfing & bathing beach there too. The jetty south of the entrance to Grays Harbor is a freakin' MONSTER... the damned engineers did a job of work on that one, LOL. :eek:

GOTTA GO, I'M PLANNING A JAILBREAK FOR THE KITTEHS ON WEDNESDAY, THEY CAN START CAMPING ON THE BEACH WITH ME WHILE I FINISH MY SEARCH FOR A NEW HOME... NEW TO ME, BUT I'LL FIX IT UP AND MAKE IT STYLIN', AYE??? :rolleyes:

FILET MIGNON TONIGHT IN CAMP... HAD A PRIMO CRAB OMELET YESTERDAY AT THE CONTEST (TO GO ORDER), THEN SOME CLAM CHOWDER & CRAB CAKES AFTERWARD. THIS CAMPING GIG IS ROUGH, BUT SOMEBODY HAS TO DO IT!!! :confused:

CHEERS, YOUSE NAUTICAL HEROES!!! I'LL DRINK SOME KICK@$$ ALE IN YER HONOR WHEN I GET BACK TO CAMP, LOL. ;)
 

Ghost Rider

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Hey, Norcalsail, check out the glamping pics at that other site, using that last link... the next shots I post (probably happen manana or Monday) will be CLASSIC, I ordered a cord of firewood for my campsite and I just threw down $450 on gear at WallyWorld, since Friend Doug the Moonshine Man is coming down to par-tay, LOL. I'm like Rodney Dangerfield in the Great Outdoors, just WAY over the top, pounding craft beers & burning bacon-wrapped filet mignons from a local butcher, alternating with fresh seafood to mix things up, AYE??? I skipped breakfast this morning, don't wanna gain weight, LOL, even though I'm engaging in all kinds of activity while living in my bivouac site. Got a line on a primo property overlooking the Willapa River, cleanest river in WA State... tell ya more about that later, in fact I'll probably post pics as I continue this crazy adventure I call my life. :eek:

Picture postcard view from a shelf below an undeveloped forested ridge, .38 acres of paradise but feels like 10 or more acres with all that raw land behind and to one side, taxes are only $400 per year, utilities are in, and I can buy the place for $22.5K, LOL. The trailer is a freakin' train wreck, but I'm checking my options with regard to swapping it out, otherwise I'll dump $30-40K into the damned thing and STYLE IT OUT, with a large covered wraparound deck on two sides, new metal Pro Panel roof, new drywall & flooring, all new fixtures & appliances, etc., etc. If I buy this property in South Bend, I'll only be 40-45 minutes away from the primo surfing beach at Westport, as well as kick@$$ sailing on both harbors, LOL. Gotta get back to the campsite to check on the kittehs, I'll be back later like a bad rash to post the most ridiculous glamping photos you've EVER seen, 10-4??? CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:

P.S. Almost forgot to tell ya, the property is the last one at the end of a road leading up to the shelf under the ridge, total privacy with no thru traffic, tall trees for slinging my Pawleys Island Beach Stripe Hammock, a nice open area on the shelf itself, it's a real sweet setup... or WILL BE once I rehab or replace the nightmare train wreck trailer, LOL. :confused:
 

Ghost Rider

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Hey, Norcalsail, use that last link and check out the ridiculously-over-the-top glamping pics I just posted at the other site, I'm like Rodney Dangerfield in the Great Outdoors, LOL. Just scroll farther forward in time after clicking the link, you'll see how my two cats & I are living in the forest as I look for a new home. Talked to the building inspector yesterday in South Bend, WA, and he told me what I could do with regard to the property I like, I may wind up ditching the funky old trailer, pouring a slab, and erecting a pole barn which can then be sided, insulated, wired, new flooring put in, etc., etc., all perfectly legal in South Bend, LOL. Some of those pole barns are pretty cool, you can Google "pole barns" and see what I mean, it's just one possible option for me to build a home on the cheap, yet still have a STYLIN' BACHELOR PAD, 10-4??? The land is bee-yoo-ti-ful too, an awesome view of the Willapa River, cleanest river in WA State. South Bend is the self-proclaimed "Oyster Capital of the World" (I think the sign read "Capitol"), and I had the best damned oysters I ever tasted at the River View Restaurant... that ol' boy working as grillmaster knows what he's doing, LOL. Anyway, I gotta go look up some home-related stuff, so I'm outta here for now, just wanted to give ya a "heads up" on the glamping pics, if I keep swilling craft beers & grilling steaks & seafood the way I have since I arrived, I'm gonna start LOOKING like Rodney Dangerfield, LOL. All I need now is to drop anchor through Ted Knight's boat... that was such a CLASSIC SCENE, gotta like ol' Rodney, AYE??? He was pretty funny in "NATURAL BORN KILLERS" too, downright hilarious... CHEERS!!! :cool:
 

Ghost Rider

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Posted more pics at the other site, had a blast yesterday while partying like a rock star in the forest... wore my car battery down while cranking loud music all day, had to get the maintenance man at the park to help me jumpstart the Mighty Camry (I had cables, I owe the dude some beer, LOL). I actually have free roadside assistance through my USAA auto insurance, but the program isn't that good, two different garages/towing agencies/ service providers couldn't locate South Bend, WA, LOL. I finally got tired of waiting and just asked the maintenance man to help me out. Running around again today, but I have an appointment with the realtor manana to work up and sign a written offer on this property I really like, just gotta figure out terms & whatnot. I wanna get a few more estimates on pole barns and slab work before I commit, I'll make those calls this afternoon as I do laundry. Once I'm done, back to the glampsite to crack a cold beer, LOL. Can't wait till I have the property, then I can buy a boat... I guess that one Lido 14 already sold, I don't see it on C/L anymore. Meh, there'll be others, and I might buy a different class too, all depends upon what's for sale once I'm situated on my new property. I'm off to do laundry... CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:
 

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Holy Cow!!! I'm having the time of my life glamping in the forest, should be signing on that property tomorrow or Wednesday, just wanna ask the building inspector a few more questions before I commit. There are some HOT WIMMIN in this area, I've met two SMOKIN' HOT GALS just this last week, and I have a "date" with two other gals by the fire in my campsite tonight, they're bicyclists traveling down the coast and they already spent one night with no fire... I told 'em I had a cord of firewood delivered to my campsite, and I'm almost ready to order another, LOL. WTF, I like blazing campfires, makes life easier in the field, 10-4??? So the gals will join me tonight and tell me all about their big cycling adventure... not my cuppa tea, too goddam dangerous, give me close-proximity wingsuit flight instead, it's WAY SAFER, LOL. Alright, youse nautical hee-roes, time to go do laundry before the pile rivals K2... Norcalsail, you scratch up that hull a bit more yet??? LOL. Can't wait to go sailing here, or up off the beach in Westport, I wanna see that monster jetty up close without having to hike out to the tip of it, that thing's a BEAST, AYE??? I'm off to tackle the laundry pile, CHEERS, YOUSE KNUCKLEHAIDS!!! :cool:
 

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Posted more pics at the other site, heaps of nautical history here, LOL. Signed an offer on the property I like, but the owner/seller is in the boondocks in Alaska, so there's a slight lag or delay in communications. As a cash buyer, I expect to close within three weeks, then erect a steel building and pour a slab in that thing... it's done backwards with pole barns & steel buildings, gotta use the base of the building itself as a form for the concrete, aye??? Once that's done, I wire it up and finish it out, then I'll be in business, LOL. One end of the building will be a mini pool hall, the other will be walled off for master bedroom & full bath, kitchen & dining area in the middle somewhere, along with appliances, laundry machines, etc. Water heater inside if possible, cool décor everywhere, picture windows looking out to the forest & the Willapa River, big ol' wraparound BBQ deck on two sides of the structure, etc., etc. Gotta run... Norcalsail, check out some of those historic ship shots I just posted, they're radical, especially that five-masted tall ship, she's something else!!! Back to the glamping routine, had another cord of wood delivered since I already burned the first cord, LOL. Rodney Dangerfield has NOTHIN' on me, I tell ya... I'm LIVIN' LARGE in the forest but I'll be glad to start building my new home. No worries, got plenty o' money left, I was shot down in flames by the librarian gal I liked but that'll probably save me money in the long run, LOL. I'm off to glamp and pound cold beers, HASTA LUEGO, MARINEROS!!! :rolleyes:

P.S. Building will probably be 30' x 60', which makes for 1800 square feet inside, or damned close... good enough for this bachelor and his cats, the wraparound deck will add even more room so we'll be STYLIN', LOL. Walls 12' high, I like a somewhat taller interior, and the picture windows will make it lighter & airier inside. If I save enough money by going this route, I'll put a hot tub on the open end of the deck, leave the long side covered for wet weather. CHEERS!!! :cool:
 

Ghost Rider

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Norcalsail, check the pics I posted today, awesome weather here in paradise, LOL. Learned more about steel buildings this afternoon, my friend & I are gonna put up a clearance model kit building, something ready to go so I can have it shipped pronto, AYE? :rolleyes:

"CONTRACTORS?!? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING CONTRACTORS!!!" :confused:

Might hafta hire a subcontractor or two, but I'll still save heller money, probably leave me enough to put a hot tub on that wraparound deck, LOL, and STILL have money in the bank, 10-4??? ;)

CHEERS!!! I'M BACK TO THE GLAMPING NUMBER, SUN IS SINKING TOWARD THE HORIZON... :cool:
 

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Man, oh man, this weather is PRIMO, LOL... I'm thinking "climate change" has come to the PNW. Norcalsail, check the pics I just posted at the other site, got a whole week of similar weather ahead. Suits me fine, makes glamping even easier, LOL. Gotta run, I'm on the fly getting things done, and I'm looking forward to signing on the property for real and ordering that building pronto. Gonna pour our own slab, save heller money that way, and y'all know I'm a notoriously cheap bastard, LOL. CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:

P.S. This kinda weather would make for heller sailing outta Westport... turns out Willapa Bay is not ideal for sailing, too many hazards to navigation and much of the shoreline is privately owned, which may include rights which extend out into the bay. Meh, no worries, I plan to sail outta Westport anyway, that beach and monster jetty are just too cool. I heard from locals that the jetty which juts out from the mouth of the Columbia River is even bigger, hard to believe when the Westport jetty is FREAKIN' HUGE!!! :eek:
 
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