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  • Birthday 02/07/1966

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  1. Hatem

    Overnight aboard the JAH Love

    Cool, good to know thanks for the information and the great Bob Marely video. Certainly some of the best music ever written and performed. One of my favorite lines in "name that tune" is: "Them belly full but we hungry, a hungry man is an angry man" That and so many others have had drastic influences on so many people, not just musicians. But one thing that is unforgettable about my Rasta buddies back in college is the staggering amount of weed they smoked. It litterally made me ill several times just being in the same room and enclosed space with them lol.
  2. Hatem

    This is for Hatem

    @Waterfun, check out the Azimut 116 Flybridge @ minute 8:45 coming in through the infamous Haulover inlet. 32 mph winds and obviously it's a charter boat and so many interesting things going on. First is obviously how slow he's going in those crazy waves and weather. You can also notice how beefy that boat is built just by looking at the windows and the thickness of the FG within. Then @ 9:15, it looks like he loses the bow to portside and the boat turns pretty hard towards those rocks that make the edge of the inlet and then watch how the captain turns it aggressively to starboard to get it back on course lol. Even big waves and stormy conditions can have a huge effect on $2.5 million Italian-made beauties and you really get the sense of how long a boat it is once it gets in front of the camera. Truly a beauty and even with all the money in the world, can't imagine the amount of maintenance and work that goes into upkeeping such a beast. Thought you'd like it especially the correction part and man, that gaddam inlet is brutal. I've been there watching boats come in and out and maybe even seen this boat (I'll look at my pics) but it is crazy and that day it was calm. However, you can see that current moving through there even when it's calm. BTW, not sure which boat he's referring to but I think he's talking about the oversized dinghy with the homemade bed sheet for a roof that decided to go out in these conditions and at one point in time he went vertical and I have no idea how he didn't capsize that thing. But he did say @#$^#^ it and turned around looool. Good stuff.
  3. That's great that every single person disappeared from the viewfinder on this pic. Neat collage of different foliage colors. Here are the pics of that purple house near Harvard University I was telling you about with the maple tree. Where I live used to be part of Salem, MA, and so there are A LOT of historically registered houses in the town and one of them around the corner from my house is panted bright orange. Talking to the owner, he told me he did a tremendous amount of research at the registry of deeds and found the exact original color which was that orange. I currently don't have a pic but will certainly take one and post it. It has a plaque on it with the original owner's name and IIRC, a brief historical description. Very cool to see these colors occasionally.
  4. Hatem

    Stripped VP dipstick hole on drive

    I know you're not worried, it's just part of the saying that it's not worth it. Cheers.
  5. Hatem

    What's your take on this?

    It's not blocked you just have to click "Watch the video on You Tube" after you click the play icon. Not that I know of, but they've been up into the stands fighting with fans lol. That was pretty stupid on Gronk's part as well and could've really hurt Tre had he elbowed him in the right spot. He's lucky that he's a big goofball. But do you remember what led up to that?
  6. Hatem

    What's your take on this?

    I'm sure many, if not all of you have seen it by now but this was so bad on so many levels and watching the replay last night, I saw that it happened with 8 seconds left in the game. Shouldn't these guys be trying to wrap it up and end the game with 8 seconds left instead of letting all these angry emotions that lead to this horrible act take precedence? And now perhaps change the future of not only Myles Garret but a couple other players were handed some serious fines. I know there's not a lot of sports fans on here but you can still give your opinion. Curious to see what you think about this and what the "punishment" should be beyond the suspension without pay for the rest of the year that the NFL already handed down for @tomnjo and any others..
  7. Hatem

    Stripped VP dipstick hole on drive

    lol, don't worry about it, bro. This guy does nothing now but attack me out of the blue just like he did here. He has this weird obsession with me LOL! Who knows, he might be secretly in love with me and this is his frustrating way of showing it since he gets shut down every time he tries it lmfao. His last attack was actually deleted by a moderator which was surprising to me since I hadn't seen any moderation to curb the personal attacks which is never allowed on any decent forum to begin with. So if I replied to him and started a fight and put him in his place where he belongs, it would either ruin TD's thread which I wouldn't want, or it'll be deleted along with my reply if this new moderation that is going on is actually true and in fact existing from here on. That's a good thing and I hope it's here to stay.
  8. Hatem

    Stripped VP dipstick hole on drive

    Outstanding! Well done, TD. Love the new SS dip stick, way to go. I love seeing little, intricate, yet crucial, customized items well fabricated (and when you're in the trades, it doesn't take much to notice quality workmanship) and especially thinking outside the box and doing it "yourself" hahaha you and your guy did an amazing job on that new dipstick and seeing success come out out of it is even better. Just because of that, we're gonna have to come down to Maryland or wherever the @#$^#^ you are and hook up with Billabill Hours and spend the weekend boating that crazy Chesapeak Bay. Who knows, maybe Rob will join us with his new Intrepid (I think that's what he had custome ordered) with quads and blow us all out of the water and we can have a blast for a long weekend. Nice job. PS, although, because of the crazy nature of the shallowness of the Chesapeake Bay, and being an ocean guy, I much more prefer the open ocean side of that area and maybe we can boat to a couple if wrecks out that side. A lot of sunken military stuff on that side of the strip that makes for better fishing and all around experience IMO.
  9. Hatem

    Underwater lights

    Loooool, I warned Wylie!
  10. Hatem

    Engine Block Drain Plugs

    Yep, that's why I mentioned it even at the risk of alarming you more but it's good to at least be aware of all possibilities. ESPECIALLY if we don't know what they're using to drill them out. Also if they're hard to reach in the first place, imagine having to place the correct sized drill bit or whatever kit attachment (if they're even doing that) in the center of the plastic plug and drill enough so then they can reverse slowly carefully and the plug comes out clean. So the reason I'm asking where you currently are is if you can get to the one that's leaking and remove it? Let it drain so you can get a new plug (or even a same size bolt) and try inserting it yourself slowly and carefully to check the thread in the block. Even check the threads on the plug you pull out will yell you right away if they cross threaded them.
  11. Hatem

    Underwater lights

    I don't remember the last time Jeff posted a pic lol. That I would like to see! Shouldn't be too difficult to find out what underwater lights Chaparral used on their 2013 Signature 310s. I wouldn't even doubt if they use a standard make across the board on all boats of that year and even the following couple of years. Might even have info on them in his little Chappy blue bag.
  12. Hatem

    Engine Block Drain Plugs

    So who did the repairs? Dealer, marina? So it sounds like they had to take them off to do whatever repairs and broke 1 or 2, then the 3rd one they didnt reinstall it correctly and probably stripped the threads but got it in far enough and left it, so it leaked. The first two might've just been seized plugs, it happens and because they're plastic, probably doesn't take much to break them since if I'm not mistaken, they're designed to break if there is a freeze so they have an intentional "soft spot". But the one (or two) they reinstalled and ended up leaking should be on them, I would think. I hope they were careful drilling them out and didn't cause any more damage to the threads in the block inserts. Dont want to alarm you but something to think about and maybe mention that to them.
  13. Hatem

    Overnight aboard the JAH Love

    I'm very sorry for your loss, my friend. I couldn't possibly imagine enduring such a thing. May he rest in peace. That's quite the neat thing that his initials are the same for the word itself. A genius thought by your daughter. I haven't set up my Google account on my phone yet but as soon as I get on my laptop later, it shouldn't be a problem to see them.
  14. Hatem

    Engine Block Drain Plugs

    Hahaha, you funny. Hey you haven't been keeping up, buddy, but I've actually been complimenting Mercury quite a bit, lately, especially the Alpha outdrives. Some of the guys here with them that have had major impacts with them have shown quite the resiliency to severe damage. For example what happened to @SST when he hit a submerged object at 30mph and that thing took a beating yet he was still able to raise and lower it and even drive his boat back to the slip. And IIRC, the bell housing was cracked in half! But, I still think MercruIser sucks LOL!. KIDDING! BTW, @Curt is the Volvo Guru. Please address him for any VP issues. I doubt it's a common thing, don't know much about them since I don't drain the block only the exhaust manifolds when I winterize but yeah, it sounds like whomever took them off to drain the block might've cross-threaded them putting them back causing the leaking, and the ones that are breaking might be over-tightened when put back in. Just a guess. Did you remove and reinstall them or did the marina or dealer do the draining and winterization? If they did them then maybe you can put up a bit of a fight on the price to drill them out. Also maybe suggest cleaning them and the insert before putting them back in?
  15. Hatem

    Overnight aboard the JAH Love

    I've always liked the name of your boat, btw. Can I ask if you are from anywhere in the beautiful Caribbean (despite your user name) since if I'm not mistaken, Jah means God termed mostly in Caribbean countries and the Rastafarian language from my understanding (please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong in anyway of that) but from my long old days of playing music in bands from high school through music college and playing a little reggae with a few of my Rastafarian buddies, I had learned the definition of that word. We didn't have pagers even then lol so nowadays you can easily look it up in seconds. But I just wanted to tell you that I think it is one of the better names for a boat I've seen. Ps. I couldn't see the pics off my phone but will take a look later on my laptop.
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