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    Quote Originally Posted by ezduzit View Post
    48' Grandy Marlineer built in 1963. Twin Caterpillar T/A's.
    That sucker will burn more in fuel in a day than my kayak cost me to buy! I always think about what their fish cost per lb when I see guys heading out in their big powerboats.

    My coolest machine is one of these Hamilton sensitive drill presses I got at auction for $35. Mine has a higher speed pulley ratio than this restored one. Terrific tool for pilot holes and tapping up to #10 in soft materials.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ezduzit View Post
    48' Grandy Marlineer built in 1963. Twin Caterpillar T/A's.

    Very cool! Mine is a 44' Ocean Super Sport twin Detroit Diesel 6-71TI's. 15' foot beam, large salon, 2 full bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, 2 state rooms, 8kW generator, 2 zone A/C and heat, all modern electronics, navigation, 72 mile radar, auto-pilot, dual sonars, short wave radio, etc.



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    I think the copper cost about $350 in 2003. Probably about $600 now.

    IIRC the dozer is a TD-340, diesel, 1965 or so. I paid $3100 for it in 1987. It ran OK, and the tracks were in good shape, but the idler wheels and rollers were worn out. It would have cost about $2000 to get fixed. I used it for a few projects, and sometimes I had to put one of the tracks back on. I wound up selling it for $1500 around 1992.

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    I like your Ocean. But I prefer Cats.
    12" x 35" Logan 2557V lathe
    Index "Super 55" mill
    18" Vectrax vertical bandsaw
    7" x 10" Vectrax mitering bandsaw
    24" State disc sander

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezduzit View Post
    I like your Ocean. But I prefer Cats.
    I prefer MTU's but the DD671's are so easy to maintain and they just run so well.
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    If we're talking vehicles, mine would have to be the Toyota Land Cruiser. If it's workshop machines, then it's a toss-up between my home made drum sander, the hydraulic press, or the finger bender. And I sure like being able to bend 1/4 inch thick flat bar in the 20 ton bender.
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    For a little while my coolest machine was my 2002 Prius. That was when they were selling about 15,000 cars a year in the US. They were pretty rare at the time.

    For a while in the 70s and 80s the coolest was whatever motorcycle I currently rode. They ranged from 3 cylinder 750CC Triumph Tridents to a 3 cylinder 2 stroke Suzuki 750 "Water Buffalo".

    These days the coolest is probably the one that I use the most. My cell phone is simply amazing in what it can do.

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    At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

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    Motorcycle? For me it's the Honda CB400T.
    I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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    Well speaking of those machines I wish I still had my Ducati Mach 1...

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    [QUOTE=3 Phase Lightbulb;1212062] 2 full bathrooms, QUOTE]

    Who ever heard of a boat with a bathroom???

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