WOW police counting people on boats today in Ft. Lauderdale

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ocgrant, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Zodiac Cadet w/FCT console Yamaha F20
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Hey now. I'm gen X and we never had a gender reveal party for my son (now nearly 4yo) as they are ridiculous.
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  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    2006 250AJ
    Like this one...
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  3. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    I totally agree. The gender of your baby is one of the last things you can truly be surprised about. My wife and I didn't find out the genders of our kids ahead of time and it was a wonderful surprise.

    When parents tell announce the gender of their baby ahead of time, to me it's a total let down. We had a baby, it's a girl! I know, you told me already, and the kids name. Big whoop.

    I think these "reveal parties" are an obnoxious attention-grabber. And @Gofirstclass, I totally get the possible confusion with a person changing their gender identity. I'm roughly half your age and thought the same thing the first time I heard of it.
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  4. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    NY (Lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    I had a gender reveal party.
    When my kid popped out, their gender was revealed.
    After my wife and baby were back settled in the hospital room, My buddies took me out and we partied like hell.
    However, that was awhile ago, my youngest is 35
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  5. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    ...and one of these will be POTUS in the future. :(

    Today teenagers tend to be such snowflakes. Even my teenager. I can’t beat the shit out of him like I did his way older brother and sister. It’s just a new organism now w the machines.

    He and his buddies have friends that are girls. Real just-friends. Even if they have a girlfriend or boyfriend they hangout with others like just friends. Back in my day that called for some up close face time ( in person not the iPhone thing).

    You can’t hit in football. This year in hockey they toned the checking and hitting down.

    It’s everyone gets a trophy nowadays.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2020
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Men are now going to bridal and baby showers too.
    I’ve turned down invitations to a couple of them in the last year or so.
    My wife gave me a bit of a hard time about declining to go. Told her that I’d start going to those things right after I took up sword swallowing. She got it!
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  7. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    I drew the line too. My wife knowingly married a male chauvinist pig with old time ideas of male-female relationships. I am not changing, much to the chagrin of my 14-year old daughter.
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  8. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Me too and we didn't have one of those parties either. My "wife" had a baby shower. I went to the local bar with some friends while that was happening.
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  9. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Did anyone see this video. It really highlights a key reason why this is still spreading rapidly. The only positive in it was the comments posted on the video give me hope there are signs of intelligent life out there. Sorry if has been posted before.
  10. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    It was posted and discussed in another thread... but I can't seem to remember which one...

    Edit: Found it!
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2020
  11. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    The last gender reveal party I was at, I was revealing my gender on a tree outside the back porch......
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  12. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    You mean you get invited to a party w a bunch of women and get to reveal your gender?

    Im in! :rolleyes:
  13. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    I have 3 clinical cardiology credentials. I understand what this doctor is explaining. He is accurate when he describes the intended use of a ventilator.

    He has a valid point. Hypoxia is different from pneumonia and thus treated differently.


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