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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

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    Caledonia Yawl
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    Re: Foundation help

    I don't have a clue about how to keep the concrete slabs from moving, but I just finished up installing a bunch of anchor bolts in concrete with epoxy. It requires a hammer drill but otherwise it's...
  3. Thread: Weak stream

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    Re: Weak stream

    Yeah, the "Foundation Help" thread and the "Weak stream" thread suggests that Tom might have some issues. We're all getting older, don't be afraid to ask.
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    Re: Foundation help

    What's your plan for attaching the towers to the concrete bases?
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    It looks like the keel was built to the plans. Several slabs vertically stacked for the aft deadwood and rudder post There might not be any fastenings in the area of the top crack, with total...
  6. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Thanks for that terrific post. The evidence and the appropriate path forward has been known far enough back that corrective action could have been taken that would have made a difference. Now are...
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    When I was working with a team doing stream surveys on the Kenai Peninsula, I was the designated gun bearer. Brown bears scampered away as we went up the streams counting Sockeye, but those dang bull...
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    I did tell him he is very welcome to trim our shrubs, and that he is beautiful beyond description. Still that hang down look and long face.
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    He decided to come over to our yard and check out the cuisine.

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    He decided he liked the other side of the street better.

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    Definitely a young male. No gender ambiguity with...
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    And tasty they are. He's wise to stay in town. There is room for him here, and I don't mean on the plate next to the mashed potatoes.
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    They are truly dangerous in the wild. This guy has spent most of his life in the hood eating tulips in the spring and vegetable gardens all summer. He does keep all the weeping willow trees perfectly...
  12. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    I just got New York 2140 from the library, and put The Ministry Of The Future on hold.
  13. Thread: Glorious Storm

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    Re: Glorious Storm

    I just finished up my carport roofing project when the hail started, followed by raindrops the size of water balloons. It was all over in five minutes.

    We're currently under a severe thunderstorm...
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    A Neighborhood Regular

    This young falla has been lounging in my neighbor's back yard for the last several hours. This is the first year we've seen him alone, without his sister and mom.


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  15. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Thanks Chip, I'll be looking for those two.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    It was a wonderful life when we were young and healthy. Now it's wonderful having all the things we did without, like lights that turn on when you flip the switch, a toilet that just magically takes...
  17. Thread: Glorious Storm

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    Re: Glorious Storm

    Could be, but the wind pattern this AM shows the storm moving north from Oregon and running into the weaker front spilling over the Cascades.


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  18. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Might that be a clue as to why we are in this very effed up condition globally? Probable only one of many cascading reasons.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Right you are. If we were to face a food shortage the native fauna here (mostly moose, elk, mule deer, and whitetails) would disappear in a year or two. We'd all be jealous of those southern states...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    We had no trouble feeding ourselves when we lived off-the-grid on a remote homestead in Alaska. But up there the deer season was 6 months long and my sweetie and I could harvest 12 deer a year and 4...
  21. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Back on topic:

    A report hit the interwebs this morning that the Arctic is heating up at at a much faster rate that previously expected. The main concern is carbon and methane release from the...
  22. Thread: Glorious Storm

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    Re: Glorious Storm

    My carport roofing project got well soaked, so I need to sit idle until the underlayment dries. The forecast looks good for completing the project this week.

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  23. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Idaho is the fastest growing state (by percent change) and northern Idaho is the fastest growing region. Texas plates are everywhere up here.
  24. Thread: Glorious Storm

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    Re: Glorious Storm

    An update on that storm yesterday:

    Towns south of us took a severe beating. Hail in some places was over 2" in diameter. Many cars damaged, house window broken, vinyl siding and fences destroyed....
  25. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Most humans are not seven generation thinkers. An outlook of one or two generations is the best some can do. Corporations act as if doom is at the doorstep and maximum profits must be grabbed as...
  26. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    I'm at 2000 feet above sea level. By the time the ocean shore gets here, well, it'll be ugly everywhere.
  27. Thread: Glorious Storm

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    Glorious Storm

    Just had a lovely storm roll through northern Idaho. It started with a sky full of mammatus clouds, followed by lightening, thunder, and torrential rail. The temp dropped 15 degrees F. In twenty...
  28. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Ha! That's great! When I worked for Alaska F&G my task on one project was to train the project leader's squeeze how to stay alive on a six-weeks remote project. Not one of my favorite assignments....
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    And Texans are moving to the Inland Northwest in droves.
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    Probably so. But when it gets to that level we will be long gone.
  31. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    We are currently 130 meters above the historical minimum sea level, and about 200 meters (or more) below the historical maximum sea level. The globe has been through these cycles before, and I'm sure...
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    Re: Beautiful maple

    A matched set of curly rock maple weaving shuttles.


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  33. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    I agree totally. My current style is self-assured oldster who just wants to be cool and comfortable. I rock that look.
  34. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    Not hating on the messenger, but I kinda get my dander up when I hear that I should dress in a certain way as to not be offensive. At 75, I say to all those young whatever-generationals, that I don't...
  35. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    Oh horse pucky. Whoever came up with that rule is a complete idjit. I'm 25 years past forty and been happily wearing cargo shorts for at least 30 years. Anybody who can't stand the sight of an old...
  36. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Oh heck no. She's a real beauty and you've done a great job with the conversion. My eye will never tire looking at those sweet lines.
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    Boat soup would be my choice. Non-skid and super-easy to refinish. Plus, it smells way yotty.
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    Re: Cargo pants

    Wrangler Rangers are my go-to for the last decade, also available in shorts. Seven pockets. I have two brand new pairs, unworn, with tags still on, in 42 X 30, that are now way too big for me. What...
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    Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    The numbers are what they are. Kinda hard to talk a contractor down to $150/sf when everyone else is getting $450/sf.
  40. Thread: As a kid…..

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    Re: As a kid…..

    Cowboys and Indians it was. And the cowboys always won. Gotta wonder about the indoctrination of the young white youth back then, and how successful it was, and why Native Americans are still...
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    Re: A truly “International” Scout

    Lord, how I miss the 60s, when cars were cars, and any malfunction could be fixed with a hammer, a variable spanner, and a coil of baling wire.

    A Scout made by VW makes me puke just a bit.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    The only way to deal with a neighbor like that is to do a whole lot more of what it is they object to. Maybe invest in a large industrial fan that blows all that lovely aroma in their direction.

    I...
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    Re: c'est la guerre

    Don't be this guy.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzApW0WsVfs
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    Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    When we bought our house in 2007 it was valued at $143/sf. Replacement cost today is $410/sf. We've been planning to build a new house, but that is probably not going to happen.
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    Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    There is another option. As the property owner you can act as the general contractor and hire sub-contractors as needed. But you need to know what you're doing and work closely with the...
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    Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    Currently building my 600 sf carport for $10/sf. Estimate from a local builder was $30/sf maybe. 12K sweat equity, and boy am I sweating.
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    Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    Well, it's Eugene. In the real world you could expect anywhere from $125-$250/sf for builder grade construction, twice that for custom.
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    Some people are ill-suited to be either employers or employees. I realized that about myself about 40 years ago. Perhaps some introspection will provide an answer to your ongoing labor issues.
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    Still working for myself for 35+ years. Never had to reprimand an employee for poor performance, because I never had one. My boss, however can sometimes be a demanding S.O.B.
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Likely to ride bow up when planing and pounding in anything but flat calm.
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