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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    No fire...just lots of use, already :) It's full or wood chips from drilling for wiring.
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    We had a neighbor who was recently arrived from England when I was a kid. Her comment on US money was to say, "it's all so bloody morbid (heavy London accent here)...they're all dead​!"
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Weird? I've had at least one since '68.
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  4. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    I knew we were having a die-back, but didn't realize it was that bad!
  5. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    What do you look for in a movie? I'm in it strictly for the entertainment value...and nowadays it helps if the dialog is subtitled due to my hearing loss. CODA was great because I could catch ALL...
  6. Thread: Jamestown

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    Re: Jamestown

    Interesting! I knew about the land being depressed beneath the glaciers and moving vertically due to rebound, but knew noting of the "glacial forebulge".
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    If those are weird I wonder what he deems "normal"? To me, weird is hobbies like Golf, watching other people play sports or Mall Strolling. Now those ​are weird!
  8. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Hmmmm....I've never read any Elmore Leonard...with those rules I may not.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Looks a lot like the split rings they use to retain the top plate on winches. Nice installation!
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Early Nomads were 2-door. I think they went to 4 door (optional?) some time in the '60s.
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    Re: Dodger design

    Looks to me like the rear posts will be great handholds when moving out from under the dodger and going forward. Maybe not the best aesthetically, but imminently practical, no? Looking good, Rick :)
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    Re: Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Happy Thanksgiving back atcha :) We're headed over to a friend of our daughter's (with said daughter and Son-In-Law) as our kitchen is down due to a remodel. Thankful for friends who care and great...
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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    So glad it's on the wrong coast! That Finger Lakes boat is very appealing.
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    Re: Starting a large steam engine

    What did that power? Amazing machine!
  15. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    My brother was into muscle cars, but I preferred something nimble. Went through a series of Triumph Spitfires (still have my old racecar), Morris Minor 1000 (OK...not exactly nimble, but fun), a 444...
  16. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Thank you Mr. Welsford :) It's an "official" holiday here, but I figure I can be thankful for my friends everywhere​.
  17. Thread: one motion

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    Re: one motion

    We have a '17 Prius and love it...except for the "Sign of Jaffar" zig-zag taillights, but that's just my opinion. And I gotta admit it's a lot easier to get in and out of than my MGB.
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    Alas, all of my old sails are too heavy to be of use to you or you could have them...although I may have an old light air jib from my J-30. If you want to investigate shipping from the US I'll dig...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Aurora, Oregon:
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  20. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    My daughter and son-in-law love the sport in person, but world cup??? Naaah. For my part I'm just not a spectator of sports that I even like. Every three years or so I'll watch an AC (less so now...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Sorry to hear about your back, Ken! But equally goad that you're back following your wife's advice :) Your boat, as usual, is looking great! Thanks for sharing with us:)
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    X2 on the 3M purple stuff and many times more than that on the "looking good" bit!
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    USE it! That's what they were made for. I have an old Case that was my dad's that I've used in the shop for...well...just about everything. I won't wear it out in my lifetime and I doubt my...
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    If you don't mind the aesthetics (which fall into a category of their own here) an Oz Goose sounds like it would check most of your boxes. Probably about as far from a Bristol Channel Cutter as you...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    Encouraging words :) Thanks! I hope to pass all this stuff down to my daughter.
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I finally broke down and retired my old Milwaukie 12v cordless set and bought new 18V Makita goodies. Doing the remodel I decided I was tired of dragging cords around, so I got almost everything...
  27. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    I used to stand steering a Thistle. Not while racing, of course, but sometimes ya just gotta get off your butt :)
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    Re: evinrude concept

    Looks very "SteamPunk".
  29. Re: Jay Leno is in a burn center after a burn to his face

    That's painful! Hope he recovers well. At least nowadays they have much better burn treatments than in days of yore.
  30. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    A good friend of mine worked turns at the Reno Air Show/Race for may years and recalled seeing Boyington's booth set up directly opposite Saburo Sakai's selling their books.
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    My sympathies for everyone in the flood zone! So glad my kid's on high ground in Coff's!
  32. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    HA! You beat me to it. I bought one and set it up, pretty much as Lou says and it works great for stock removal. It's not a finish tool, but does nice roughing and it was cheap​!
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Thanks for sharing the passage with us! Your comments on dealing with Customs while exhausted after a crossing struck home :)
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    Re: Attacking the refs

    From what I understand it's usually the parents being uncivil...fine example for your kids, eh?
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    DAMN! Terrible loss! My sympathies to all the families!
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    Re: R.I.P. Gallagher

    RIP inventor of the "Sledge-O-Matic".
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    Re: Stretched Oughtred Shearwater

    Is that a scarph or is that where the epoxy was taped to prevent goo from escaping? I don't see any signs of a scarph in that first interior shot...but good catch!
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    Re: thanksgiving thread

    I'm thankful that our kids actually listened to a little bit of what we told them :)
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    Re: Predictions for this week.

    OK...Repubs take over the house and senate. Support for Ukraine is summarily cut off and Putin seizes a perceived advantage and redoubles (OK...continues) his press on Ukraine but decides to advance...
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    Re: Hydraulic Impact Drivers - Recommended!

    I'm on a wiring project now (my place...I'm retired) and will be using an impact for driving the holes (my old drill motor won't turn the big bits well enough). Not sure I can justify one for just...
  41. Thread: Jay Greer???

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    Re: Jay Greer???

    Sound of crickets....I miss his skillful examples!
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Thanks for that one! I'll get some mileage from that U-Tube! Lotsa Brit car friends :)
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    That Renee on the board?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Looks like tie "Inside Passage" behind Tatoosh Island!
  45. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I was gifted a set of the Hornblower books when I was ten and have lived them ever since. Those original books have been re-gifted and re-read many times I understand. I've not tried the Kent books...
  46. Re: Need a table saw miter gauge recommendation

    I got to use the one from Incra and it's pretty sweet. I like the long fence and the fact that you can slide it side-to-side to use either slot on your table top. Unfortunately I don't have a spare...
  47. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: Coffee

    Just. Wow.
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    Re: Wallas Forced Air Heater

    I have a couple of old Espar D1L-C units that were prototype units we used in our tractors (I worked for Freightliner and designed our first install) that I've thought about putting in our boat. ...
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    Re: Photographing Worlds Biggest Blue Gum

    COOL! It's really hard to get a feel for the scale of the giant trees like that. I've been to the foot of the General Sherman Sequoia and it's just not comprehensible.
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    Re: America's Cup--- 1983

    Thanks for that! I enjoyed Bertrand's book....have to see if I can find the film. I don't have Netflix but maybe someone around here does.
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