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Old Ironmaker

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Old Ironmaker last won the day on June 7

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  • Birthday 10/14/1954

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    Fishing, golfing and more fishing.

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  1. Just remember there is a 30% CDN federal tax on sales of property in Canada owned by foriegners. A freind of mine from Western NY got a rude awakening when he sold the family Lake Erie cottage a few years back. The family has owned it since just after WW2, more American owners than Canadians there, it's just across the Buffalo, Ft. Erie border. Heck it's called The Buffalo Yaght Club. I'm sure a good accountant may have a few loop holes up his or her sleeve.
  2. Prices are getting rediculous by the day here. We turned down $530,000 for our cottage on Lake Erie last summer. I was told we were crazy not to take it. A similar cottage 3 doors down from ours same size, similar features, on the waterfront was listed at $1,000,049 last month!!! I don't know what they got 4 days latter but it sold fast. Another place across the road from the beach previously owned by a freind is listed at $1,490,000. It's a 1200 square foot3 bedroom 1 bath Viceroy with several small rooms. Wowza, I hope they get it. Ours is going on the market ASAP.
  3. See a lawyer. I wouldn't take advise for a medical or legal issue on a fishing forum. Good luck. Common sense doesn't seem to matter in our legal system. That's an opnion not legal advise. Opinions are like butts, everyone has one.
  4. My original question was answered as I expected, since then the "things" that have changed my life is my utter frustration with those that are addiment "NO VAX" people. If you want to kill yourself, go ahead, I'll drive you to the top of a bridge but don't think you are taking us with you. I have several no vax freinds and relatives, some have a semblance of intelligence. I want to throttle them. We may never recover from this unless they wake up or die wishing they weren't so stuborn. Covid saved many family members from forced socializing with each other and pretend everything is just peachee. That may be a positive for some, maybe most. Drifter Dave, I haven't been here for a while, I am so sorry you are in bad shape, still. I am no Dr. or scientist but based on what I have learned about Covid-19, I think you did get it. I hope you are in your remote cabin, spending as much time there as possible, if the place isn't 100% finished to your specs please do not sweat it. If it's livable, live there. It was pre covid my health went for a s*&^. so I was in the mindset do what you can now, what was I waiting for? My wife to retire actually and now we can't take that Eurpean trip, then buy a place in South West USA for winters, I'm arthritic head to toe which isn't an imbellishment, I have it in my neck and right foot. It doesn't look like we are going together anywhere anytime soon, not even to Buffalo. Why wait, do it now.
  5. Flex, the boat is well past it's best before date. Without looking at it at that price I would pass. If you think you may still be a customer for sure get it into a well respected marine shop. If the owner won't pay for the inspection I would pass for certwould expect it to be an hours worth of shop labour, around $115.00. Then a run in a body of water, leaking hulls don't show up running on a garden hose. For a few things to look forI would have the hull checked for gellcoat cracking. Check transom for cracking, rotting, seperation Pressure check each cylinder. Look for gunge in the bildge, may indicate leaks into boat. Check trailer suspension, cracks at seams, brakes, wheels and tires.
  6. Enjoy Dave congrats. I took early retirement 21 years ago at 45 years young. I went into a small business venture to see how others such as yourself lived. I'll take going in the plant on Sunday nights anyday.
  7. A good agent is hard to find. An actual human being on the other end of the line is a bonus. For a short period of time my business inherited an insurance provider that only spoke French and refused to speak English. They sure understood and spoke it when I cancelled the coverage. They were in the NFL, not for long.
  8. I would check with my insurance broker to ensure the rig is insured when someone without a valid license is driving it on private property. Many folks are unpleasantly surprised that although they pay for insurance they are in some cases not insured. Not just ATV's, their homes as well.
  9. 'm jealous dear Cliff. Looks like you are having a blast. You and I didn't have such things when we were kids, I was 16 in 70', yep sounds right. We had field bombs then, if you could find a field in Hamilton. I went havesies with my cousin that lived pretty close to Darien Lake in western New York, they had a few acres and all his pals had fields. We found a running 60 something Chevy station wagon we paid 40 bucks for, 20 each. I think I drove 4 laps around our makeshift Indy 500 oval, maybe 4 laps, that was 5 bucks a lap because the next time I went down there the field bomb was not there. 5 bucks a lap. I made 50 cents an hour pumping gas. 20 bucks was a weeks wages. Learned a good lesson, actually a few. edit: what kind of insurance do you need to cover your arse? I see a pal got one over the winter. All the bells and whistles. He showed me it was plated. I know he has been barred from getting a license anywhere in the World, Ontario for sure. He says he is insured, really? Without a valid drivers license? I don't know the answers thus I ask, do you need a license? He's 82 years young.
  10. For sure I can't find the white fire extinguisher for the boat. I'm not talking about physical things more about attitudes but I am still missing stuff. I am less tolerant, might it be my 66 1/2 years on Earth rather than a sequestered life? (sorry about no spell check) Actually I am not sorry spell check is off, or not simply turned on or whatever. I am becoming my 18 year old nephew, whatever. And I am fine with that. I finally broke down and got my debit card synched or whatever you call it to hook up the card to tap. And it works 5 out of 10 times I try to tap, touch, slide, swipe, do the circle tap, tap from 4 to 6 inches above, then the 8 inch dive bomb, finally the youngster says it might be me, yes it's you I know it's not me, I'm 50 years older than you and I know I'm doing it just how the other 15 year old taught me how, training is for Circus animals, of course you don't know what a circis is. I finally understood the kid or whomever, whoever or whatever handles the cash/card etc. less. (Don't pull out any Year Books from the early 70's, I think my hair was longer and my vision improved immensly once I had my bangs cut. As this decease is finally in or out of control somewhat so go our in or out of control brains. What, if anything have you lost. Former spouses included. Please can someone help me find spell check and turn it on. None of my many forums are spell checking, zero. I would appreciate any help.
  11. All good, Mr. Flynn however wins Joke of da Week hands down, maybe joke of da year so fars. How is it when I hear someone is from da rock I start talkin' like day talk for the next hour? At the plant those buys from down east blended all the English and even some Quebecois together, Newfouundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia wid sum of da penninsula, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island all togeder to make a single language not ever down homers can understand. That was fair. Good humour guys, thanks( opps,,,, tangs I needed it. Keep em comin' der me dear buys.
  12. We are talking about the batteries that cost a few bucks on the remote to run the elec. troller that with options and taxes might be close to $3000.00 are we not? Count enough pennies and one can spend more than 2 grand on an accessory I guess.
  13. Ceretainly no expert here but do know a few. For what it' worth one of the self appointed experts at the Dover Legion told me it's too hot and too early for this heat.
  14. Any spray lubericant other than WD-4-, I buy anything that is on sale and keep it right where I keep the transom straps in the truck. Right now I have can of Mastercraft Silicone spray, under 10 bucks at CTC. Yes Water Displacement formula 40 will work too, it will take oil paint off your skin as well.
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