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    Default Things we regret selling

    I'll start.



    Black Jack - a simple fast 28' sloop - to me... the perfect day sailer.

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    My 1600cc twin carb VW RAT Beach Buggy.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    I bought this from the original owner, Always garaged, 39k miles, V-8 60hp, original paint.


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    my driftboat

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    No regrets, but I've never owned anything that nice until my Jeep and I still own it. When I'm too old to crawl up into it, I'll give it to a deserving kid to give them the head start in off-roading that I never had like I did with all of my musical instruments.
    In the US this perverted idea of “blood and soil” over “constitutional principles” is the most radical and anti-democratic and anti-Conservative idea I have heard in my lifetime.

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    My soul for rock and roll.

    Peace,
    Robert

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    Powermatic 66 with cast iron extensions 50" right of blade.

    Damn.
    Rattling the teacups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    My soul for rock and roll.

    Peace,
    Robert
    How much r&r did you get in return? Are you sure they didn't slip in some worthless ol' hiphop instead??? <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Powermatic 66 with cast iron extensions 50" right of blade.

    Damn.
    too heavy to move?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    My soul for rock and roll.

    Peace,
    Robert
    Every rocker goes to the crossroads. Now that would be part of a great doodle.

    A pictures is worth a thousand words but a challenging meme stumps the ignorant.

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    A dual-drum sander when I was downsizing. Really shoulda kept it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    My soul for rock and roll.

    Peace,
    Robert
    really? Sex and drugs for me.

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    1966 Fender Jazzmaster I sold for $200.00

    Tom

    "Leave the gun, take the cannolis"

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    The 20' gaff rigged pilot sloop I built back in the late 1980's. I've sold a lot of the boats I've built, but that is the one I miss.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    When my mom was in her dotage and we were selling off the family household, I was in charge of organizing. One thing, set of things, I regret from that sale was a collection of early Pan Am ephemera. Pop was an early world traveler for his business, and did a lot of extensive travel fairly early in the era. I was in such a rush to get the sale up and running that I didn't have time to properly evaluate that Pan Am stuff. I sold it for ten bucks, and I think there might have been some rare and unusual letters in there.

    Oh well!

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    66 Chevelle; 67 camaro. High standard .22 double nine. 1968 Honda 125. One that got away- sisters 1975 914.
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    I don’t regret selling much of anything but I would like to see all the bicycles and kayaks I’ve had hanging in a pub.

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    38 Chevy 1 1/2 ton (mine had the original chrome grille & was red):

    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    92 VW Corrado. Car was damn near perfect.

    I don't sell many things, even when I probably should.
    Tom

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    Yeah... I had one pickup I regretted letting loose of. My dad's Ford. Something like this, but baby blue and cherrier --

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    And then there was the 8' plywood pram. First boat I 'built'. Actually - my dad & I finished off a project that one of his friends had started. A lot like the following image. At least I still have the Evinrude Lightwin 3.0 that came with it.

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    My family selling Dog Island for a pittance in the 1960's.

    Dog Island is an uninhabitated small island of 207 ha in size located approximately 13 km to the north-west of Anguilla.

    It is low and rocky, with three small cays off the west and north coasts.

    The coastline is characterised by low cliffs alternating with sandy beaches.

    Large ponds lie inside two of the beaches.

    DOG Island.jpg


    Especially when I found this a few weeks ago:

    US$57,350,000.00

    PRIVATE ISLANDS FOR SALE
    CARIBBEAN
    ANGUILLA
    DOG ISLAND
    Dog Island

    Anguilla | Caribbean

    SEND A REQUEST

    • Size 500 acres
    • Price
      • EUR 50,000,000
      • USD 57,350,000
      • CYP 50,000,000
      • GBP 44,010,000
      • CAD 74,735,000
      • SEK 516,790,000
      • CHF 57,105,000
      • AUD 80,325,000
      • BRL 211,810,000
      • NZD 86,895,000
      • FJD 50,000,000

    • LocationNorth-West of Anguilla
    • Country/State



    https://www.vladi-private-islands.de...la/dog-island/
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    My second Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

    My best Star.

    Mickey Lake
    'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'

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    is_00107.jpg

    Edited: to add sold it for rent money after my divorce Hurts to even look at the photo, it was about as close as I ever came to perfection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Every rocker goes to the crossroads. Now that would be part of a great doodle.

    Has anyone else here besides me ever been to that sign? Abe's BBQ on that corner has good pulled pork sandwiches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Has anyone else here besides me ever been to that sign? Abe's BBQ on that corner has good pulled pork sandwiches.
    Jimmy - when are you going to do a WBF music and food weekend road trip - taking a few of us around your music country. That would be most enjoyable and would be a great side business!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Has anyone else here besides me ever been to that sign? Abe's BBQ on that corner has good pulled pork sandwiches.
    Several times Jimmy.
    Jack
    Nicotine free since 1 October 2009

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    My original Hobie surfboard from when I was a teen living on Cape Cod and surfing The Outer Beaches. Mine was sunbleached and a little bit crazed in places by the end, but they are collector's items now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobie-surfb...-/183488103778

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    My concertina. Sold to pay the rent on a flat when I was away sailing. Around 48 years ago. I liked that squeezebox, but the sailing was good too.
    "Mozart is the heart's touchstone" (Edwin Fischer)

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    I regret selling my Nissan Note.

    Sure, she was ugly, a bit scratched and had hit 160k miles, and her EGR valve (probably) had coughed her last, but I would have stripped and fixed her, had it not been Christmas last year: a time I couldn't be car-less. I would have TRULY liked that beast to have exceeded a quarter million miles, turning in 65 mpUKg, because she was MY car. She would have made it, I know it. Every button, knob, switch, worn out seat cushion was absolutely built for me.

    A true gem.

    ST06LRE: where are you now?

    (Hmm...not insured and probably scrapped if the interwebs are to be trusted. )

    Andy
    "We were schooner-rigged and rakish, with a long and lissome hull ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    My original Hobie surfboard from when I was a teen living on Cape Cod and surfing The Outer Beaches. Mine was sunbleached and a little bit crazed in places by the end, but they are collector's items now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobie-surfb...-/183488103778
    Didn't sell mine. Lent it to a visiting Hawaiian dude - who bounced it off a rock and almost drowned. The Coast Guard brought back half of it. They never found him, and gave up. But he managed to finally cling to some barnacles a few inlets down, and climb Tillamook Head to a trail at the top... and limp, bleeding copiously, back to the beach. A tourist who was a R.N. patched him up, and he promised to send me money for the board. Right.
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    A left-hand Winchester M70 in 375H&H. Beautiful wood and blued steel rifle.

    Sold it to pay for the insurance on the Ginny C when we owned her.
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    The first house I restored, beachside, sand stone, old in Australian terms, a labour of love. Worth millions now.

    A 12ft Huon Pine dinghy I bought, and sold sight unseen.

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    I regret selling aapl when I tripled my money at $3.00 a share, and amzn when I tripled my money at $12...

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