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    03-26-2019, 08:22 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Interesting design concept in The Bilge
    Ask, and ye shall receive, LeeG:
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    03-25-2019, 05:36 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Ugly boat thread in The Bilge
    I like the green-painted quarter-tire bow puddings, myself.
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    03-25-2019, 03:58 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Interesting design concept in The Bilge
    Why, Keith, to appeal to true-blooded American patriots, of course! (Can you wear a Hell's Angel patch on a life jacket?) Well, for practical...
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    03-25-2019, 03:45 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Interesting design concept in The Bilge
    My thoughts, too, Chris, but more dangerous = more fun, doesn't it?
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    03-25-2019, 03:37 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Interesting design concept in The Bilge
    It's not that it is a new idea; this one was built twenty-five years ago and has been in service as a ferry ever since:
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    03-25-2019, 03:26 PM
    mmd replied to a thread zweibrucken observatory in The Bilge
    Excellent.
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    03-25-2019, 03:19 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Interesting design concept in The Bilge
    Well, what else are student designs for, other than flights of fancy barely constrained by naval architecture?
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    03-25-2019, 03:08 PM
    Catamaran powerboat, twin Harley engines, surface-piercing props, could probably be built by a home builder. Speed potential would be on the far side...
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    03-25-2019, 02:16 PM
    mmd replied to a thread That's It! in The Bilge
    Oh, great. Another gun porn thread developing...
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    03-25-2019, 12:18 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Ugly boat thread in The Bilge
    birlinn, you have exceeded expectations with that one, and the bar is already set pretty low. Rob, I hope that you're not leaving angry.
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    03-25-2019, 12:04 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Ugly boat thread in The Bilge
    Over the years that I have visited here, I have come to understand that no matter how spectacularly ugly, malformed, unstable, inappropriate, or just...
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    03-25-2019, 10:14 AM
    mmd replied to a thread POLITICAL Cartoons. in The Bilge
    This morning's editorial caqrtoon from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald (sorry, McKinnon fans, he doesn't put out a cartoon on Mondays):
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    03-25-2019, 07:39 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Ugly boat thread in The Bilge
    That's it. I quit. I will never be able to aspire to penning such beauty. I guess I had better go find a job driving a taxi or something... (P.S....
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    03-24-2019, 08:24 AM
    mmd replied to a thread So, I've bought a pub. in The Bilge
    Yesterday morning Maureen was looking out at the lake in front of the house. There were two deer on the lawn, not far from the first pair of Canada...
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    03-24-2019, 08:00 AM
    mmd replied to a thread If you knew Irene... in The Bilge
    No, Isla, not my gronicles, though there are some who believe I probably would deserve such treatment. A generator in need of refill, some spilled...
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    03-23-2019, 10:41 AM
    mmd replied to a thread If you knew Irene... in The Bilge
    Cool. My wife is from Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) and I am from Bridgewater (Nova Scotia). Not 100' feet long, though, and never sunk. I was on fire...
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    03-22-2019, 02:30 PM
    I won in last week's LottoMax. which was valued at something around thirty million. I matched four of the seven numbers. Made me a whole twenty...
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    03-22-2019, 11:41 AM
    I was amused that such a salty little ship with such a history of ocean rescue in the North Sea is currently registered in land-locked Basel,...
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    03-22-2019, 11:22 AM
    Expedition Motor Yacht “Fredrikstad“ Fredrikstad was named in honor of the citizens of Fredrikstad, Norway, who commissioned and paid for her as a...
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    03-22-2019, 09:53 AM
    ^ That request could, and most likely would, be misconstrued.
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    03-22-2019, 09:36 AM
    I think that it was pretty cool. And, no, I'm not much of an aviation buff...
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    03-21-2019, 05:49 PM
    ^ That's good. Next time my wife complains about my performance in bed, I'll tell her to warp my coordinate system, and everything will be fine...
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    03-21-2019, 04:23 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Trunk in The Bilge
    My sister also has a steamer trunk similar to that, John. Certainly not in as good condition, though.
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    03-21-2019, 03:09 PM
    mmd replied to a thread plans pr0n in The Bilge
    Rummy, I used one of those for a while. Loved the software (at the time), hated the rinky-dink screen. J.Madison, the 'blue lead trick' will work...
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    03-21-2019, 02:59 PM
    mmd replied to a thread plans pr0n in The Bilge
    The one in the pic doesn't even have that; single hand-operated clutch lever under table at centre to release the tilt/height mechanism, then it is...
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    03-21-2019, 02:48 PM
    mmd replied to a thread plans pr0n in The Bilge
    I wanted the electro-hydraulic table with built-in electrical outlets on the table edge, but couldn't afford it back then. Lots of miles of paper...
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    03-21-2019, 02:42 PM
    Nope. This:
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    03-21-2019, 02:41 PM
    mmd replied to a thread plans pr0n in The Bilge
    Yeah, I remember...
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    03-21-2019, 02:16 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Trunk in The Bilge
    Yes. Fussy bastid of a project. It will challenge your patience. But they can be lovely when done. I gave mine (a flat-top) to my sister, who uses it...
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    03-21-2019, 01:38 PM
    mmd replied to a thread plans pr0n in The Bilge
    ^Set up your drawing paper with baseline, centreline, and stations. I draw mine on the back-side of vellum, then turn the paper over so I don't...
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