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    08-13-2022, 11:32 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    She’ll be open for boarding again this year at the Olympia Harbor Days festival over Labor Day. I might even have a cold beer or two on board for...
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    08-13-2022, 10:48 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    I was kidding. Varnish isn’t really the issue. It’s probably more that I have never taken the initiative to plan in advance for it. Maybe next year....
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    08-13-2022, 08:48 AM
    Yeah, handrails, often teak. I usually make my own because the spacing should match the spacing of the deck beams for more secure fastening. ...
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    08-13-2022, 08:38 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Heavy thinking in The Bilge
    Overthinking. Just do it. That’s why they make lumber stores. :)
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    08-12-2022, 05:26 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    “There were no nuclear documents at Mar a Lago and the FBI put them there.” Right. Say hi to Julius and Ethyl when you get there.
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    08-12-2022, 05:12 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    And wet again.
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    08-12-2022, 03:05 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Anne Hecht R.I.P. in The Bilge
    I guess she had her issues, but I liked her acting, especially with Harrison Ford in “Six Days, Seven Nights”. RIP
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    08-12-2022, 01:42 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    We usually take her to the tugboat festival in Olympia over Labor Day. And altho not a tugboat, for that weekend they let us pretend. :)
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    08-12-2022, 01:32 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Yeah, I lost my mast in that “mill pond” a couple years ago. :D Looks like a happy trip Chris. Congratulations on the anniversary.
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    08-12-2022, 12:03 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    It is also why engine overheating is not usually a problem on Snoose. If I run her up to 1,800 rpm, I’ll get 8 knots but I’ll also be dumping fuel...
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    08-12-2022, 10:19 AM
    Easy enough to add an SCA to my solution. Slightly trickier but doable is to test the right mixture given that the overall capacity of the system is...
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    08-12-2022, 09:28 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    1.6 gph at 7.5 knots, 1,500 rpm.
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    08-12-2022, 09:14 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Heavy thinking in The Bilge
    Might explain phrases such as; Don’t overthink it, and Just do it.
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    08-12-2022, 09:04 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Just as a point of interest, note the pipe that wraps behind the keel just under the prop shaft. That is the keel cooler that cools the engine and...
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    08-12-2022, 08:26 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Yellow masking tape. :D
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    08-11-2022, 08:14 PM
    Don’t see Newsweek on there yet I seem to see many stories sourced to them. They are getting farther to the right all the time. Back in the day of...
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    08-11-2022, 08:03 PM
    High school class reunion this weekend. A time to see old girlfriends. I mean REALLY old girlfriends. :)
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    08-11-2022, 06:39 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Except at our age, guests of a similar age will have to cross the weather bridge four times in the middle of the night to pee in the head next to our...
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    08-11-2022, 06:29 PM
    Why in the world would they think we are harmless at this age?
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    08-11-2022, 03:05 PM
    Was he carrying boxes of documents?
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    08-11-2022, 03:01 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Finishing up two coats of bottom paint. Coolant system back together and filled, engine started for short periods to circulate, no bubbles, no leaks....
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    08-11-2022, 09:36 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Not Snoose. Back in the day I used to take my Blanchard Sr. Knockabout to the PT festival, but Snoose doesn’t have enough varnish. :)
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    08-11-2022, 08:55 AM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Thanks again all. This thread has been a bit of an eye opener to me. We’ve owned Snoose for 22 years and enjoyed her a lot. But these days when...
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    08-10-2022, 08:59 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Correct. The aft settee makes into a double guest bunk. Only slight inconvenience is going from aft cabin to fo'c'sle is two steps out into the...
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    08-10-2022, 06:34 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Thanks Joe. I don't have any decent current pix of the interiors, but here are a couple of oldies. I should mention that in spite of the exterior...
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    08-10-2022, 03:35 PM
    ron ll started a thread Thank you Jon Stewart in The Bilge
    Jon Stewart gets a lengthy standing ovation as Biden thanks him during signing of veterans bill.
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    08-10-2022, 03:03 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Pretty much. In the above sketch, everything above the existing bronze ‘king nipple’ thru-hull was galvanized iron pipe fittings up to the hose from...
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    08-10-2022, 12:38 PM
    ron ll replied to a thread Haulout day in The Bilge
    Here’s my log entry on Wayne’s repair. He had to figure this out and remove and replace by feel as it was mostly under a non-removable shower pan....
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    08-10-2022, 09:29 AM
    Got a practical answer from a veteran Detroit engine mechanic. The Detroit Diesel brand antifreeze is for more modern Detroit engines and is loaded...
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    08-09-2022, 08:08 PM
    Where is this?
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