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    06-24-2018, 07:39 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Are you a good cook? in The Bilge
    How many years ago, Geng? Things have changed a lot on commercial ships. You can still get a job as a cook with no training nor commercial experience...
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    06-24-2018, 07:00 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Are you a good cook? in The Bilge
    Staff on a yacht? Doesn't that mean you have to be a well-endowed young woman with a scanty wardrobe and low morals? (I was told that this was true...
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    06-23-2018, 07:12 PM
    After a very long period of quietude, he seems to be feeling his oats recently. Still as pleasant as ever, too.
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    06-23-2018, 06:57 PM
    You misspelled 'pipeline' in your post #9, Jamie, and it didn't get past the Spelling Nazi...
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    06-23-2018, 09:00 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Gas prices are moving up in The Bilge
    Out here in the northeast corner of the continent, regular gas (converted to US currency and volumes measurements) is $3.565 per gallon. But, summer...
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    06-23-2018, 08:52 AM
    Good on ya, jonboy. I hope that she gets back into the pink of health quickly, and provides you with years of happy company.
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    06-23-2018, 07:18 AM
    mmd replied to a thread POLITICAL Cartoons. in The Bilge
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    06-23-2018, 06:49 AM
    "What are some other phrases we all use that entered our language in that way?" Another fine mess you've got us into, Ollie...
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    06-23-2018, 06:45 AM
    Teachers certainly deserve recognition, especially teachers of wooden boat building.
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    06-23-2018, 06:43 AM
    <shakes head> Well, there you go; you had to re-open this can of worms, didn't you! Just when all the shouting had died down.... <grin> This has...
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    06-22-2018, 09:55 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    No, Brian, I was referring to a planing tug boat/yacht. I quite like the Grand Banks trawlers (even ones made of the Other Stuff), especially the...
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    06-22-2018, 09:45 PM
    mmd replied to a thread The wife wants a dog in The Bilge
    We have a five-year-old black lab/little river mix (rescue) who was never socialized well with other dogs but is too shy to do anything about it, and...
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    06-22-2018, 05:17 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    Look at just about any cruising boat that size and you will see accommodations for six. Sometimes there are two double berths, but often not. The...
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    06-22-2018, 04:46 PM
    It is always a crap-shoot trying to figure out whether boatshow presence will pay off in the long run. Speaking of stoopit cash grabs, my little...
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    06-22-2018, 04:40 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    If ya wants to git thar in a hurry, get a planning hull. If you wish to cruise in style, get a displacement boat. No offense to the designers ,...
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    06-22-2018, 04:36 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    Never. But I spent a few years in the sun in Bequia; does that count?
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    06-22-2018, 04:25 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    Yeah, I never quite 'got' the whole bimini-over-the-flybridge thing. I mean, the whole idea of a flying bridge is to be able to be out in the...
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    06-22-2018, 04:09 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    ^ ermmm.... The boat in the OP has a flying bridge, too. Just not so obvious about it.
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    06-22-2018, 02:10 PM
    Two-and-a-half decades ago we moved from Nova Scotia to Ottawa. Maureen was a high school science teacher (lots of text and reference books) & I have...
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    06-22-2018, 12:49 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    I don't believe that I have ventured a personal opinion on whether vertical stacks or raked ones are more attractive; I merely explained how they...
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    06-22-2018, 12:45 PM
    mmd replied to a thread scot! in The Bilge
    "...a polysyllabic word describing a man whose Oedipal proclivities have been gratified..." Excellent!
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    06-22-2018, 12:42 PM
    Do you begin buying lottery tickets immediately upon purchase of the boat, or wait until you realize how pitifully inadequate, and rapidly...
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    06-22-2018, 12:39 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
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    06-22-2018, 12:30 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Ethnic Nationalism in The Bilge
    But if history teaches us that ethnic and religious division has been at the root of all discord and war regardless of geographical boundaries, and...
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    06-22-2018, 12:17 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Faux clasic tug yacht in The Bilge
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Ron. I belong to a group of tug aficionados who would think that a vertical stack on a tug of that type would...
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    06-22-2018, 12:16 PM
    mmd replied to a thread The lovely face of hate in The Bilge
    Nothing quite like social media to show just how ugly some people are, eh?
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    06-22-2018, 12:11 PM
    mmd replied to a thread scot! in The Bilge
    It's pretty easy, really. No personal attacks. No bad language. Since this is a medium that requires typing, not speaking, there is ample time to...
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    06-22-2018, 12:04 PM
    First you prepare a budget. Second, you burn the budget and try to forget all about it.
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    06-22-2018, 12:01 PM
    Yes, you did, but your comment about the Iranian border was an unnecessary comparison that serves no purpose other than to try to make your border...
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