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  • Das Boot
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    Originally posted by SubHuman View Post

    And people wonder why brick and mortar hobby stores are going out of business left, right and center. Today's buyers won't get out of bed to buy things. They want to browse, search and buy from the comfort of home and have it delivered an hour later. Amazon has created that expectation. Mom and pop stores can accept that and get with the times or they can die a slow and painful death.

    Harsh, but true.


    Bob
    They do plenty of business locally and in the surrounding areas. They also have a huge dirt track that have meets and sanctioned races most of the year. They don’t need to have a fancy website.

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  • redboat219
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    Bleaching is dead marine-grown. Starts the moment you surface a few miles from the channel. By evening time the boat looks even worse.

    David
    I bet it stinked too.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    I'm surprised by the bleaching of the paint even if you're running underwater most of the time.
    Bleaching is dead marine-grown. Starts the moment you surface a few miles from the channel. By evening time the boat looks even worse.

    David

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  • redboat219
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    I'm surprised by the bleaching of the paint even if you're running underwater most of the time.

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  • wlambing
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    Submarine acne!!

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    Video showing SSBN returning home after a 3-month patrol.
    Note the "weathering" on the sail and deck.
    A very useful document. I'll keep it on file. In temperate waters (we operated out of Guam) the WEBSTER would come back from patrol with barnacles clinging to everything. Not in big clumps, but randomly.

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  • SubHuman
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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

    Their website is crap. The owner tried to do one once and got a virus for his troubles. Best thing to do is find what you want, call and get a price.
    And people wonder why brick and mortar hobby stores are going out of business left, right and center. Today's buyers won't get out of bed to buy things. They want to browse, search and buy from the comfort of home and have it delivered an hour later. Amazon has created that expectation. Mom and pop stores can accept that and get with the times or they can die a slow and painful death.

    Harsh, but true.


    Bob

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  • redboat219
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    Video showing SSBN returning home after a 3-month patrol.
    Note the "weathering" on the sail and deck.

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  • biggsgolf
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    Ok, will do

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  • Das Boot
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    Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
    I for one would like to support them as well, do the accept online orders?
    Their website is crap. The owner tried to do one once and got a virus for his troubles. Best thing to do is find what you want, call and get a price.

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  • biggsgolf
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    I for one would like to support them as well, do the accept online orders?

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  • Das Boot
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    Today's hobby shops are only good for glue, magazines and bad advice issued by a blue-haired, tattooed guy(?) with more hardware in his/her face than a steam locomotive!

    David
    Sorry, mine has been in business 35 years and the employees are knowledgeable people. It’s about 4000 square feet with an upstairs. That’s who donated the U-boat for the raffle.
    Last edited by Das Boot; 10-08-2021, 06:02 PM.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

    How did I know you would whine? I got it for $10.00 through my local hobby shop which I support. Sue me.
    Today's hobby shops are only good for glue, magazines and bad advice issued by a blue-haired, tattooed guy(?) with more hardware in his/her face than a steam locomotive!

    David

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  • Das Boot
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    What horse-****. All you need is black, white, the primary colors and a color-wheel. What did you pay for that, 'nuclear submarine painting-by-the-numbers play-set'?
    How did I know you would whine? I got it for $10.00 through my local hobby shop which I support. Sue me.
    Last edited by Das Boot; 10-07-2021, 08:17 PM.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
    Got my first paint in today. Gonna let her rip this weekend. Click image for larger version

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    What horse-****. All you need is black, white, the primary colors and a color-wheel. What did you pay for that, 'nuclear submarine painting-by-the-numbers play-set'?

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