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    02-05-2023, 10:14 PM
    Framing gun nails for sure, you will be on to the next board before the first one is tacked in place when you’re using screws. Use two or three 2 1/4...
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    02-03-2023, 11:29 PM
    Minority government at work, funnelling legislation towards the centre for the benefit of the common good. Sweet! / Jim
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    01-29-2023, 07:54 PM
    chas replied to a thread Speaking of Canada... in The Bilge
    What part of “my problem, not yours” did you not understand, Peerie Ma? This kind of cheap shot should be beneath a man of your intellect. Give us a...
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    01-29-2023, 04:49 PM
    chas replied to a thread Speaking of Canada... in The Bilge
    Believe me Osborne, when you are up the coast on the mainland side, you feel the bear! / Jim
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    01-29-2023, 02:28 PM
    chas replied to a thread Speaking of Canada... in The Bilge
    Hey Osborne, if this is yours, feelings or prose, I'm impressed! Most of the time I can't follow what you are on about, my problem not yours, but I...
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    01-28-2023, 09:11 PM
    chas replied to a thread Speaking of Canada... in The Bilge
    I’m sure you’ll be most welcome in the Maritimes, Mickey! June is a great month to travel through there, when everything is green and growth is well...
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    01-26-2023, 02:46 PM
    chas replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    Life-threatening circumstances, seriously?? Let’s wait for pics before jumping to conclusions, eh? / Jim
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    01-25-2023, 07:52 PM
    chas replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    Those topside seams look to me to have been given the router/tube caulking treatment. If you remove the string and tape, then provide some decent...
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    01-25-2023, 05:58 PM
    chas replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    I was thinking more on original install, Nick. And if so, would a proper re-caulk of the split seams and scarf joints be a satisfactory repair,...
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    01-25-2023, 05:34 PM
    At the end of our time with Accolade we were required to have marina insurance, which covered us while tied up at our home port. For anything else,...
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    01-25-2023, 05:24 PM
    chas replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    "It looks to me from the interior shot that the planks were scarfed with resorcinol glue." Could those 3" thick plank scarfs also be drift...
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    01-25-2023, 04:37 PM
    chas replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    Could you have been overcanvassed on starboard tack when pounding into those seas?/ Jim
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    01-25-2023, 02:54 PM
    chas replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    What an interesting boat, what little we see of it so far; I also would love to see more pics! "The yacht takes on zero water under the waterline,...
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    01-24-2023, 04:02 PM
    chas replied to a thread I liked Ike. Still do. in The Bilge
    Tks Andrew. I may have been a little facetious regarding the ‘flitting about’ part, given the claim at the start of that video clip. They did...
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    01-24-2023, 12:37 PM
    chas replied to a thread I liked Ike. Still do. in The Bilge
    "I share doubts about this being over the Bulge." As do I. I might also question the July 4/44 date as at that time the German fighter force were...
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    01-22-2023, 10:25 PM
    Tks John, have a great trip! / Jim
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    01-22-2023, 02:02 PM
    As a wave sailor back in the 90s on my native PEI, and more recently aboard Accolade on the West Coast I would enjoy trying to read the morning sky...
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    01-19-2023, 12:40 AM
    It was nice to see a bit of sunset and clear pavement for the last hour of this trip. Getting to spend a few days with my son at his place outside...
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    01-19-2023, 12:22 AM
    Clouds kissing the mountain tops made it all look a little more forbidding and reminded one that at -10 Celsius it was not a place to be caught out...
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    01-18-2023, 06:32 PM
    Calgary/Lake Louise/Jasper/Valemont had its moments as a great Canadian road trip last November! Just under seven hours driving time, which was...
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    01-16-2023, 02:49 PM
    Two 'conditions' from the OP: "I'm looking for advice about how to keep my boat at my new property in Isle Madame." ... Isle Madame is in Cape...
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    01-12-2023, 07:41 PM
    over 1 million people live here and I’ve got the rink to myself. For an old guy getting reacquainted with this…….. sweet!!
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    01-12-2023, 01:06 PM
    I vote for a clothesline as well. I used one with my Cartopper for years on Vancouver Island, with its 15’ tides. Very handy for the ability to use...
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    01-08-2023, 09:58 PM
    chas replied to a thread Go Lions! in The Bilge
    Need defence to win the prize; might as well show what ya got now. Go Pack! / Jim
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