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    10-21-2018, 08:07 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Things we regret selling in The Bilge
    I didn't sell it, but I truly wish my mother hadn't let it go...Waterfront cottage on the north shore of Hood Canal about 10-12 miles from Belfair. ...
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    10-20-2018, 06:04 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Your first car in The Bilge
    My first car was a 1962 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200 with the 225 aluminum block slant 6. It was exactly the same as this car except I had Washington...
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    10-19-2018, 08:57 AM
    I built this one 12 years ago. Not the most detailed by far, but it is 100% scratch built. It is a 1/12 scale radio controlled sailing model. ...
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    10-15-2018, 01:12 PM
    There appear to be five Tesla charging stations in Maine. The closest one is 55 miles away. I wonder how temperatures of -20 impact the range. ...
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    10-15-2018, 08:09 AM
    Buy the vacuum, but customize it by also buying some 50 micron industrial diamond powder and gluing the diamonds to the handle. Diamonds AND a...
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    10-14-2018, 07:57 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Darn... in The Bilge
    52 here today with bright sun and 10-15 knots of breeze. Had a great sail this afternoon. Haulout is in eight days, but only two look like good...
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    10-14-2018, 04:48 PM
    Not at all. I only own two yachts.
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    10-14-2018, 08:22 AM
    Todd D replied to a thread Sand. Magnified in The Bilge
    Yup mostly coral with a bit of quartz. Definitely tropical.
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    10-14-2018, 08:18 AM
    Don't carry a balance and the interest rat won't matter to you. I have no idea what the interest rates on my credit cards are.
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    10-13-2018, 12:06 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Medicare in The Bilge
    Traditional Medicare with a supplement (G or F) means no bills (except the $183 Part B deductible for the G supplement). Everything is handled by...
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    10-12-2018, 05:50 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Medicare in The Bilge
    The difference as I understand it can have two meanings. For example in my Part D plan I get preferred cost sharing if I use a "preferred pharmacy...
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    10-12-2018, 09:09 AM
    Todd D replied to a thread Medicare in The Bilge
    As I said earlier, if you have a continuing health issue then traditional Medicare (Parts A and B) with a supplement and a Part D drug plan is the...
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    10-11-2018, 07:50 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Medicare in The Bilge
    Yes a Medicare supplement is also called gap or Medigap coverage. A G supplement pays all copays after the $183 Part B deductible. Copays are 20%...
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    10-11-2018, 07:12 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Medicare in The Bilge
    The way to go if you have any issues is A+B (traditional Medicare) + a G supplement. With that combination all you will pay beyond premiums is the...
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    10-10-2018, 05:07 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Futuristic claptrap? in The Bilge
    We have some public transit in the summer (hourly bus, often full of tourists in the summer), but it ended this Monday until next May/June. There is...
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    10-07-2018, 06:17 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Susan Collins in The Bilge
    My negative feelings about Collins are simply because she always plays the game of agonizing over her vote, thereby getting lots of press, before...
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    10-05-2018, 08:04 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Susan Collins in The Bilge
    She makes a big deal out of being a "moderate", but she only votes against the party when it doesn't matter. McConnell lets her have a few no votes...
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    10-05-2018, 05:59 PM
    I do yacht maintenance and act a yacht captain for an elderly woman. Right now I am splitting my time between replacing five planks on a 1936...
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    10-04-2018, 05:22 PM
    Thank you. Of course one side effect is that the treatment completely eliminated my adaptive immunity. A caveat to that is that immunizations like...
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    10-04-2018, 10:01 AM
    Todd D replied to a thread Today's model building. in The Bilge
    This is my radio controlled sailing model of a Morris M36. I built this from the Sparkman and Stephens drawings and measurements I took from boats...
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    10-04-2018, 08:34 AM
    From my reading what appears to have the most promise is Car-T and Car-NK therapy. Those therapies remove T or NK cells and genetically modify them...
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    10-03-2018, 04:18 PM
    Todd D replied to a thread Presidential Alert? in The Bilge
    I left my phone at home turned off. That is where it normally is unless I am going out on the boat or driving out of town.
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    10-01-2018, 06:55 PM
    Or another
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    10-01-2018, 06:50 PM
    How about a Japanese all girl metal band
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    09-29-2018, 10:12 AM
    Since Nafta is a treaty duly approved by Congress, it is the law and a tax can't be imposed unless Congress changes the law. In other words Trump...
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About Todd D
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After being a professor ceased to be a challenge, I quit that and started building small boats.
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Bass Harbor, ME
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boat building, reading, physical science
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Small boat builder

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