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  1. Re: what if the fictional online creation, boatbum

    George - I really don't understand where you're coming from & would like to know. Boatbum believes differently than I do - for sure, but what exactly is wrong with wanting to learn why he does?
  2. Re: now that our fearless forum admin is retiring

    Except that there's a picture of him shared on the forum that shows he's considerably older than that. The snark about photos doesn't need a response - but if you hate it that much, please feel free...
  3. Re: what if the fictional online creation, boatbum

    David - to put it simply: you're wrong. Keith comes much closer to how I feel. If you want to live in an echo chamber, that's your choice, but others of us prefer to hear how others think - even if...
  4. Re: Faux 'News' & NewsGuard certification downgrade

    Interesting article & thanks for posting it. As an aside, the PoliticalFlare site is a great example of onsite advertising run amuck. I realize that's how sites make money, but there are so many...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Good thing to have, but sounds like lousy placement! My little Kubota has a manual high/neutral/low shift - along with the regular hydrostatic pedal. won't start unless that's in neutral & if the...
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    Re: the long line pioneers

    Thanks for that Paul - wonderful.

    Salmon, not halibut, but a friend had rights to a stretch of shore for the season & paid her way through college with it. She always came back to school with...
  7. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    Glad to hear it went well & I hope her recovery is swift.

    I hope your recovery from our evil health care "system" is equally swift. Gosh - I think I just disagreed with TLT! ;)
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Thank you for saying it so much better than I would've.

    Did the US make mistakes in Afghanistan? Yoobet, but the above still holds.
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    Re: We need a “Like” button.

    https://letmegooglethat.com/
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Nice old tractor! Seems they didn't sell that model in the US - so I can't find a price here. I'm assuming it's a canister filter - not a spin-on? If so, ID, OD, & height should allow you to find...
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    Re: selling a boat online - the cashiers check.

    Ask your bank how long it takes for the check to clear, then tell the buyer you need that amount of time + a day before they can take possession.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    That's quite a train you've got there!

    Stomping off & profanity are important items in anyone's toolkit - but beware - just like other tools, higher quality profanity works better.

    What would...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    4 days in a row of sunny, high of 78-80 & high 58-62 at night. IOW - perfect.
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    Re: Who doesn't have lunch regularly?

    I have a friend who feels the same way - but I admit I've never understood it. Food flavors are wonderful & the joy of eating with friends/family is hard to beat.
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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Love watching the progress - thanks.
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    Re: Small used trailer Connecticut

    In most New England states they don't issue or require titles for anything over 15 years old. Bill of sale is all that's required.
  17. Thread: Covid sucks

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    Re: Covid sucks

    Bummer! Hope you feel better soon.
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    Re: Small used trailer Connecticut

    Yeah, but it's an automatic!
  19. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Dramamine makes me feel like crap. Bonine is much better IMO & works very well for me. Available at most pharmacies I believe.
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    Re: Who doesn't have lunch regularly?

    I rarely do breakfast, but most always do lunch. I find a break for 1/2 hour or so is welcome.
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    Re: We need a “Like” button.

    There are like button add-ins available for the version of vBulletin the forum runs on and later versions have them built in. If you google "vbulletin like button" you'll find many hits - though...
  22. Thread: 110 years ago

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    Re: 110 years ago

    And ease of use. Whole lot easier than cutting cords & cords of firewood.
  23. Thread: 110 years ago

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    Re: 110 years ago

    Is that partly cloudy or coal smog overcast type cloudy?

    Very interesting & thanks for posting it.
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    Re: experimental new rig

    Luggaff.

    Though Gafflug has a certain ring to it...
  25. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Cool - hope it works out.
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    Thicker will put spread the load on the mast - so I'd think it'd be better.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Birds, bearded dragons, & dolphins. Great batch of photos!
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Probably in about 57 days?
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    On bigger boats, floors are attached to both the keel & frames & I'd think that would be much stronger than the freestanding ones. I agree with the above that through bolts would be better than...
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    + 1000 !!
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    OK - that qualifies as a really bad joke - on any day.

    You know how I like to hand out condiments...
  32. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Tired of Snoose pics? Ha - not likely.

    Glad you got her properly sorted & I am also surprised the yard didn't have a workboat to tow her with. My brother towed our folks' 40' heavy ketch with an...
  33. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    A shop in Hinesburg, VT could for sure do the basic shape & probably any bevels. They've done a lot a "interesting" projects - including oddly shaped stainless water tanks for my boat.

    Giroux...
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    I'm really sorry to hear this Bob. I know it'd tear me up.
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    Re: Salman Rushdie attacked

    Damn. Hope he pulls through.
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    From Rocky?
  37. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

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  38. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Great pics & story - thanks Chris! You do realize mill ponds work on gravity, not waves, right? ;)
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alcK9ZgykLs


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alcK9ZgykLs
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    Cronkite was a bit of a giveaway as well... :)
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    Re: Rhine River level

    Yep. At least we still use some river freight here in the US.
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    Re: Trump and Hitler's generals

    Sheesh guys. You see his iggerence as a problem. Remember that his supporters see it as not just a feature, but one of the best things about him. "He may be rich, but he's still one of us!".
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Re: Touching the 3rd Rail?

    A self-employed person still pays more - in my case I still pay 70% of the employer's share.
  45. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    Damn - only available in the UK
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Maybe not all - but many believe "the poor little things" just aren't smart enough to figure out anything without a man telling her what to do.
  47. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    I've already said she was stupid to carry the hash oil in Russia. She is by no means the first (or last I'm sure) to spend time in a foreign jail. A friend had 2 years in a Moroccan jail & was...
  48. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    I'd probably go too - however she may have had a contract.
  49. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    In fairness, she was there before Russia invaded Ukraine.

    A lot a US women play in Russia & have for years.
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    Re: The promise of the internet

    Very cool. However, I tuned into an Auckland NZ station & they were playing Petty's "American Girl"... :)
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