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    12-10-2017, 10:21 AM
    mmd replied to a thread So this just happened in The Bilge
    Good yer, Joe. Rescues are best. When Bella arrived at our door she had had her name for ten months, and answered to it, so we felt renaming wasn't...
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    12-09-2017, 10:37 AM
    If your country's internal political convulsions had no effect on the rest of us, we wouldn't care what you do to yourselves. Unfortunately, this is...
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    12-09-2017, 10:33 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Pless Sighting in The Bilge
    I like the guy in the white loader playing goalie to keep Pless from scoring a point by putting a branch through the shed roof...
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    12-08-2017, 12:01 PM
    mmd replied to a thread <sigh.....> in The Bilge
    I had already earned my fee for the OP boat by pointing out what needed to be done before he finished the boat; the regulatory agency just repeated...
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    12-08-2017, 11:55 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Something for the weekend... in The Bilge
    (Wet blanket alert...) Yeah, but 'buying in' has so few willing participants. I know of a downright beautiful 32-ft 1950's mahogany cruiser-style...
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    12-08-2017, 11:41 AM
    mmd replied to a thread <sigh.....> in The Bilge
    All lobster boats around here are bespoke, even if they don't start out that way. A client will come to the builder and say, "I was just on Johnny's...
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    12-08-2017, 11:27 AM
    mmd replied to a thread namaki in The Bilge
    I just noticed that it has one of those rarely-seen Disappearing Heads. In the wheelhouse photo, you can see it up forward past the stove, but in the...
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    12-08-2017, 11:22 AM
    I rather like the 'Jerry Coleman' design that Forumite Wilson Fitt built & named Christina Grant:
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    12-08-2017, 11:16 AM
    mmd replied to a thread namaki in The Bilge
    Yes, you are right, Rob. It's just that the fwd deckhouse give off a Downeast vibe which I associate with lobstah boats, which have flat sheers aft....
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    12-08-2017, 11:06 AM
    mmd replied to a thread namaki in The Bilge
    The upsweep of the sheer at the stern is a bit much, to my tastes, but then I am overwhelmed by low-transom Cape Island hulls, so what do I know?
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    12-08-2017, 11:01 AM
    mmd replied to a thread <sigh.....> in The Bilge
    Fortunately for me the blame is only verbal grousing and not likely to go far. The regulatory agency & I get on very well, and have for years. Might...
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    12-08-2017, 10:48 AM
    mmd started a thread <sigh.....> in The Bilge
    I gotta rant. Sorry... Regulatory agency warns all builders that rules that were once not enforced much are going to start being enforced. ...
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    12-08-2017, 08:03 AM
    My wife calls me a hoarder, but I do occasionally get rid of stuff. Forty years ago I came into possession of a stack of 1" x 3" x 24" sticks of...
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    12-08-2017, 07:50 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Auto theft wave in Alberta in The Bilge
    Yeah, he did react badly to that term, didn't he?
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    12-08-2017, 07:47 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Gimme yer best fog story. in The Bilge
    After the first Tall Ships event in Halifax, I had the unenviable task of delivering the small schooner I had captained during the event week back to...
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    12-08-2017, 07:07 AM
    mmd replied to a thread POLITICAL Cartoons. in The Bilge
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    12-07-2017, 02:51 PM
    ^ This is why I never give my opinion of someone else's boat design. There is always someone who feels that their personal ox has been gored.
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    12-07-2017, 02:04 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Auto theft wave in Alberta in The Bilge
    All these car thefts lead to these kind of scenes:
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    12-07-2017, 01:59 PM
    mmd replied to a thread To Play With Food in The Bilge
    So... webishop 14 is The Candyman. Ya gets all kinds here in The Bilge, eh? Merry Christmas, Candyman; I wish we were closer 'cause I sure would...
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    12-07-2017, 01:39 PM
    John, to expand on Kat's minimalist - albeit correct - answer, The fermenting beer/cider/wine gives off CO2 which must escape the bottle, but you...
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    12-07-2017, 11:13 AM
    mmd replied to a thread POLITICAL Cartoons. in The Bilge
    Not a cartoon, per se, but funny political commentary in few words and a picture:
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    12-07-2017, 11:06 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Get She Rigged in Building / Repair
    Nice hull. Bet she steers like a freight train.
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    12-07-2017, 09:02 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Bilge Sweetener in The Bilge
    Sparkly shoes? Damn! That girl's got it goin' ON! I love my all-growed-up daughter dearly, but I sure miss her at Zoe's age.
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    12-07-2017, 08:06 AM
    mmd replied to a thread December 6, 1917 in The Bilge
    A few photos of the devastation:
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    12-06-2017, 09:22 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Monet in The Bilge
    Snapshot. <wink, grin>
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    12-06-2017, 07:54 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Something for the weekend... in The Bilge
    What's that block of varnished wood on the after deck? Hatch for access to the lazarette.
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    12-05-2017, 07:47 PM
    mmd replied to a thread got wood? in The Bilge
    Ya mean like this?
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    12-05-2017, 07:13 PM
    There is one illustrated in Woodsmith magazine that I am modifying slightly. The innards will be the same, but I am using a different lamination...
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    12-05-2017, 06:54 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Here's a fun one. . . in The Bilge
    JB Weld a nail head to the bit, then use a pin vise.
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    12-05-2017, 06:50 PM
    A smartphone passive amplifier for my daughter. - mmd Earbuds? - George Jung Nope. White pine with oak trim.
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