smartbomb
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Joined: December 10, 2005 6:21 pm
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Re: Building codes

I belive the technical term for grout is the finish material used in tiling jobs. I think you're referring to "mortar", which is very different from ...

18 years ago
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Re: Live aboard/ Marina

Hi William: I am also investigating the possibility of living aboard in STT. I paid my dues in sailboats and I'm only interested in motor yachts...

18 years ago
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Re: Building codes

Yes, concrete block is generally filled with steel reinforced concrete. But generally speaking, DIY poured concrete of any kind is a bad idea, especi...

18 years ago
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Re: Don't Stop the Carnival - stereotypes

The book paints not-so-subtle stereotypes of islanders and gays. I wonder how accurate that is, or if it's Wouks own interpretation, or a sign of the...

18 years ago
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Re: Building codes

Concrete block is not hard to work with if you're handy. Much easier to work for a DIY'er with than poured concrete, if it's available. If you can g...

18 years ago
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Re: Don't Stop the Carnival

Having grown up in a small town vacation area and lived most of my life in a "destination" place I can tell you from my experience that these areas te...

18 years ago
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Re: Don't Stop the Carnival

For those who have read it, how true to live is it? I understand "Amerigo" is a fake place but for all intents and purposes it may as well be STT or ...

18 years ago
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Re: HIV/AIDS

People need to truly understand the terms properly before raising the alarm on such topics. Citing higher rate of new cases in such a small popul...

18 years ago
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Re: Bringing A Boat down

I read on USVI.net that boats brought down for charter/business purposes are exempt: Boats placed into charter service in the U.S. Virgin Island...

18 years ago
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Re: Buying a bar

I would just throw my $.02 here - Your statement might be true for Texas or Idaho but from my research USVI housing costs don't hold a candle to where...

18 years ago
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Re: looking for flight advice between SJU & STX

I looked into Cape Air for SJU to STT and their flights were comparable - $120, less if you book earlier. I was looking at a somewhat last minute tri...

18 years ago
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Re: guys to girls

Like I said, I don't mean any disrespect and I certainly don't intend to flame anyone. HIV is a serious topic and shouldn't be tossed around casually...

18 years ago
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Re: guys to girls

you may want to check the rank of HIV in the US... I think the VI is number 1. With all due respect, this is blatantly false and could be constru...

18 years ago
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Re: Best harbor to habitate

Thanks Ang - this was very helpful. $5/ft is nothing compared to up here. Ground tackle is not terribly expensive, although getting it dragged or du...

18 years ago
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Re: Architect and Contractor Recommendations

Well, it's too bad I haven't moved down yet because I do residential design-build work! Good luck with your project.

18 years ago
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Re: Best harbor to habitate

Thanks Marty 🙂 I imagine with a mooring ball the boats have to be at least a little bit apart to allow for wind/current shifts, but then again I've b...

18 years ago
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Re: How's the single life on the islands?

I'll report back after my PMV next month... My impression is, on STT at least, lots of places to hang out and meet tourists, get hammered, etc. ...

18 years ago
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Re: Questions about STX oil refinery....

Actually, the USVI would have to secede from the US, unless a govt. was willing to purchase them (unlikely). Anyone who wants a study in secession on...

18 years ago
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Re: high speed internet - cable internet -

Most people don't realize this but even with a high speed line like DSL, you do not have the same upload speed as download. Upload is always slower. ...

18 years ago
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Re: Do any "older" Americans move to St. Thomas?

I didnt' read that as defensive at all - in fact I'd have been disappointed if you didn't pipe up! I wonder if you could get a job with one of the res...

18 years ago
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Re: Reefer Madness

I crewed on a sailboat in my youth. It was a private employer who paid a cash stipend and couldn't be bothered with things like drug screening. This...

18 years ago
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Re: Do any "older" Americans move to St. Thomas?

My parents are going through a similar situation - they are a bit older than you but still young (mid-50s) They want to move to Florida and continue ...

18 years ago
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