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Aw man! I missed a good thread! And to think, all I did today was surf and work on the boat I need to get back inside on the computer more often.
Hey sailormann, stop by on the way, lets race! I'll get hookers if you get the beer.
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Sorry Dawg. Sometimes, in all my excitement of having a good day on the water, I forget that sailing and watersports come to a grinding halt up there in NE (and the lakes too). It feels like spring here! And it will be there soon too! I know you will have a blast when it comes.
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Sailingdog, Bestfriend,
You guys enjoy "research"?
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Sailingdog, Bestfriend,
You guys enjoy "research"?
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You mean like, everytime I lose my car keys, I gotta re search?,

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No, this research would be more along the lines of "the effect of doing immoral things while afloat." What research scientists like myself and Sheila want to know is: How long can we get away with doing things like this before the wrong people find out.
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Well, it would depend on the research subjects...

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You can, the trick is getting your own bonafide educational institution and then following the rules to take advantage of the deductibles. If you can.

Back when mapping was...about five acronyms ago, what was it the Defense Hydrographic Agency or something? They used to encourage mariners to keep strip charts and take readings, bottom depths and locations, etc., and send them in to help provide more details on charts. Of course, the IRS won't give you any credit for that.
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Well, it would depend on the research subjects...
The research subjects are super plus-sized models...
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I prefer my models a bit more petite... both in height and girth... Not a big fan of the painter Rubens.

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How about this: I'll compromise on the height, and you on the girth. We'll go with models who are, say, only 4' tall -- but in the 500-600 lbs. range. Half-ton of fun kind of gals.
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