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    04-19-2018, 04:38 PM
    Mike, My son Mark and his wife are here this weekend from Georgetown, ME. He tells me that Maine has plenty of free public launch ramps that run...
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    04-18-2018, 07:55 PM
    We also used a hydraulic system. A 24KW diesel powered a pump to a left/right hydraulic gate valve which was controlled from the pilothouse by...
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    04-18-2018, 05:56 PM
    Nick, I would not say that the forward rudders have no steering effect but they are very much less than rudders in the flow coming off the...
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    04-18-2018, 08:07 AM
    Nick has it right. Forward rudders are only effective in reverse and aft rudders in forward motion. Useless otherwise as the forward rudders are...
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    04-17-2018, 04:37 PM
    Had the chance to crawl all over a recently refinished Executive at Trippletree Aerodrome last year. What a beauty it is and really great...
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    04-17-2018, 04:12 PM
    Moderate congressman Walter Jones of NC is being challenged by a right wing nut that has his stuff plastered about holding a rifle aloft and a...
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    04-17-2018, 10:55 AM
    At ease, at ease!
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    04-16-2018, 04:54 PM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread kemosabe in The Bilge
    Also, the throttle man cuts power when the boat is airborne. Steering, throttle and navigation are usually separate crew jobs.
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    04-16-2018, 12:22 PM
    Yeah, I know that but had a senior moment. I was in San Diego in 1949 or 1950 when a B36 took off and flew overhead. It was really loud but have...
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    04-16-2018, 08:19 AM
    With 8 engines, the B36 was a pricey beast and not for poor men. Antonov is a monster freight hauler. B36 was a first attempt at a long range...
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    04-15-2018, 07:03 PM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread A Yacht Race in The Bilge
    Who knows why? Gunter rig. Reefing causes the gunter to be lower on the mast than normal. Gaff rig with two headsails looking a little strange.
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    04-13-2018, 04:41 PM
    Don't forget Dorothy.
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    04-12-2018, 12:14 PM
    Jeremiah Johnson Open Range, Broken Trail, Lonesome Dove or any other with Robert Duval, Best actor in Hollywood Unforgiven, Clint's best Bad Day...
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    04-12-2018, 10:10 AM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Best war films in The Bilge
    Excellent points. I argued as hard as possible against Bush's war but was completely ineffective, even with some friends who should have known...
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    04-12-2018, 09:59 AM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Best war films in The Bilge
    Perhaps the OP should have asked for either the most impressive war films or the films that best depicted was as it actually is experienced by those...
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    04-12-2018, 08:38 AM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Best war films in The Bilge
    Best war film? That is quite a question. To me, the best parts of any war film is not looking at a battle or other action sequence but what happens...
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    04-11-2018, 06:23 PM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Quote of the Day in The Bilge
    Lots more of nothing is still...........nothing!
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    04-11-2018, 07:32 AM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread How could this be in The Bilge
    You mean the author of those banned books? Depending on the circle that 40 year old was raised and schooled in, it is not so surprising that Samuel...
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    04-10-2018, 08:28 PM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Glacier Girl in The Bilge
    The P38s of the flight including the one now named Glacier Girl did become disoriented in some way and turn back between Iceland and Greenland and...
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    04-10-2018, 06:24 PM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Glacier Girl in The Bilge
    The glacier at the depth where Glacier Girl was extracted was rapidly melting and it was literally raining on the workers. Movement of the ice...
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    04-10-2018, 11:45 AM
    The ultimate irony. Since there are known felons in Congress, how do they get to vote on my behalf?
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    04-10-2018, 11:38 AM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread dh88 in The Bilge
    Most knowledgeable people would probably conclude that the DC2 would have won if they had followed the more favorable race rules but that is not what...
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    04-10-2018, 10:34 AM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread dh88 in The Bilge
    Races such as the one in this story made the world airplane conscious in spectacular fashion. No doubt the DH.88, is one of the most beautiful...
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    04-09-2018, 08:51 PM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Are you an Atheist? in The Bilge
    An eternity of existance sounds like real hell. Atheist? Of course. Why? Nothing else makes any sense to open eyes and an inquiring mind.
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    04-09-2018, 08:42 PM
    Tom Lathrop replied to a thread Are you an Atheist? in The Bilge
    Can you show an example, or is this your usual BS? Example of tolerance for all religions does not count.
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    04-09-2018, 06:53 PM
    We have a nice inclinometer right beside our front door which always draws comment from those that notice it. Threatened to remove it as a possible...
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    04-09-2018, 06:49 PM
    Not having a mortgage is not always either profitable or wise. Sometimes having a mortgage is a sure fire way to build a retirement nest egg. It...
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    04-08-2018, 05:55 PM
    In NC we are experiencing serious cutting of the landscape to ship wood chips and pellets to you and Europe for your power. Short term gain is all...
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    04-08-2018, 10:44 AM
    Kool aid drinkers who revere Reagan apparently don't look deep enough to see that interest rates went to the high teens, wages went stagnant and laid...
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    04-08-2018, 08:53 AM
    I look at your thought as more of a chicken and egg exercise. Even without knowledge of the moving core or mantel, just looking at the folds in the...
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