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    Re: John Steinbeck recommenndations

    In Dubious Battle

    I have read almost everything he wrote. The only books I could not get through were his earliest novels Cup of Gold and To a God Unknown
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    Re: John Steinbeck recommenndations

    Of Mice and Men is also a masterpiece

    As for Travels with Charley: Steinbeck was a novelist and did not let the facts get in the way of his story telling
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    Re: John Steinbeck recommenndations

    Log from the Sea of Cortez.
  4. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    My mother in law is from PEI. She was the only one that "went away." Lots of relatives there. Hope they're all right
  5. Thread: Rain?

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    Re: Rain?

    Hasn't rained in Seattle for the entire summer. One half inch in the last 94 or so days. It makes up for a very wet and cold spring.
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    Re: Trolling, line-caught salmon

    I trolled commercially for 3 seasons. And, yes, I have had people correct me by saying, "you mean you worked on a trawler..." Um, no.

    Back then you could make a living catching a 100 fish a day....
  7. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Short days and wood fires.

    Fog on some mornings making for interesting navigation

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  8. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Some unenlightened souls think that's a fashion no-no.
  9. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    It Must Be Fall

    I just put the fans into the attic

    And I am wearing socks again.

    What says "it's fall" to you?
  10. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Probably Michael Hoffman. He would be in his 50s now.

    He is the one with glasses in the front next to his sisters, Beth and Kathy. I am behind Michael. We are in front of the Little Red...
  11. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    My parents had a place on Shaw Island for 25 years, living there fulltime for the last 15 years. The original cabin we built in 1969 was built with lumber Henry Hoffman sawed at his mill on the...
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    All these posts and not a single design from Phil Bolger, master of quirkiness

    AS 19

    http://www.ace.net.au/schooner/sbAS19b.jpg
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    Glad you're still with us
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    Re: hooray for joe biden and marty walsh?

    Remember I dealt with officials in the unions and the rank and file that were active in the union. They were not republicans.
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    Re: hooray for joe biden and marty walsh?

    I was union designated counsel for a couple of railroad unions. Railroaders are not Republicans.
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    My radar should arrive today. I was told it was back ordered to the middle of October, so I was pleased was shipped in the middle of September.

    Fortunately there has been no fog this summer so...
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    Re: the most famous sailing photograph

    1938 Schooner Cup:

    I like the man on the foremast for scale.

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  18. Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    One of my favorite boats, but I will pass
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    Re: Helmet, jacket, and boots.

    Slow races are interesting. Usually won by people with experience on trials bikes, who just balance on two wheels until everyone else ends the race or falls over
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    Re: Helmet, jacket, and boots.

    I have run a lot of field events at rallies. Slow speed on grass. No helmets

    One of my favorites was blindfold slalom with a sidecar


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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    I was impressed by her in person, but I certainly don't need another cruising boat.
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    She just showed up on CL:

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/nordland-converted-troller/7533190309.html
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    Re: Helmet, jacket, and boots.

    Helmet, swimsuit, and shoes:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4a/Rollie_Free%2C_record_run.jpg
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    Re: Western Washington Forest Fires

    Not as smokey today. A lot of the ash blew off the boat when we took her out yesterday
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    Re: Mounting a barometer

    Here it is in place
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    Western Washington Forest Fires

    There is a major fire burning about 40 miles away. One of the main highways through the Cascade mountains is closed. Towns are evacuated. I came down to the boat to find it covered with forest fire...
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    Re: Mounting a barometer

    Thanks I am pleased with how it turned out
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    Re: Mounting a barometer

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    Here you go
  29. Re: Judges, is there any means of disqualifying them?

    You can't and shouldn't remove a judge because you disagree with the judge's decision. That's why for federal court judges it's a lifetime appointment.
  30. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    There may be a reason why no one now builds laid decks.
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    Re: Mounting a barometer

    Okay that didn't work....

    A cooper wire with loops on the ends and two small screws, now that worked
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    The Queen visited Seattle once.

    She came and went in style:

    https://images.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/09082022_seattle-visit_165516.jpg
  33. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Teak is just wrong for a boat like Snoose in my view
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    Re: Mounting a barometer

    My barometer has two small holes flanking the hanging hole. I will epoxy a piece of cooper wire in the holes to use as a hanger
  35. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    There is a lot to be said for dry bunks.
  36. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Have a good time. I am not going to make it this year.

    I, too, am not keen to anchor off PT
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    Sometimes a dog is a slow learner

    Had a dog in the neighborhood that chased cats. One of the cats, an old wise mean tabby, climbed a tree and waited. She dropped on the dog's back, sunk three...
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    Re: Anchoring, rode , chain etc.

    As for chain, it depends how you store your anchor rode.

    I recently made up a lunch hook: 11 pound Claw anchor, 6 feet of chain, and 150 feet of 3/8 line. It all sorts in a bucket with the...
  39. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I went to the Festival in 2018, arriving on Friday morning and finding there was a space at Boat Haven. I am not thrilled with the idea of anchoring off PT for the festival, although I did that the...
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    Re: Mounting a barometer

    That won't work, I am afraid. There is a flange at the front of the barometer that holds it to the wooden base, which is 3/4 inch thick
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    Re: Mounting a barometer

    Never thought of that. It just might work-- there is boxed panel behind the bulkhead
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    Re: Got an odd letter in the mail today

    I get that. Phone calls too. I told one guy I would indeed sell the house for a cash offer. $10,000,000 US. He hung up
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    Mounting a barometer

    What's the best way to mount a barometer to a bulkhead? I really don't want to drill holes in the wood surround. There is a hole in the back for a nail, but it's not going to stay in rough weather...
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    Re: Flat water to the Brothers

    I agree. I am amazed how big the mountain looked from the South Sound
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    Re: Flat water to the Brothers

    Funny, I saw the same lump a bit north of you on Sunday after I rounded Point Defiance:

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    Re: DeHavilland Otter crashed near Seattle

    It's not Kenmore Air, which we was my first thought as well

    "The plane, a de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbine Otter owned by the charter service Northwest Seaplanes and operated by Friday Harbor ...
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    Re: DeHavilland Otter crashed near Seattle

    Next step is submersibles: the plane is 150 to 250 feet underwater
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    Re: My printer died.

    My old office printer died 10 or 11 years ago. I found a used one on craigslist. My paralegal asked me why I was buying an obsolete printer. I told her cuz I had hundreds of dollars worth of toner...
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    Re: cardboard mockups

    I mocked up the size of a refrigerator I was going to put in the boat. Based on the tape measure it would fit. But the cardboard mock-up showed it would not. I got a smaller fridge.
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    Re: DeHavilland Otter crashed near Seattle

    I had the same experience. Hearing it live on the VHF but only from the Coast guard. It was chilling to hear " you are authorized to retrieve any bodies "

    Later the Coast guard and fire...
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