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    Re: Rememberance Day

    My dad was drafted into the army in 1942, sent to Britain on a Liberty Ship, and on to Europe right after D-Day. He never talked much about his experiences there, and was never interested in guns or...
  2. Thread: schwing!

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    Re: schwing!

    In my world, this is a Schwing, never heard of the boat kind

    https://cdnassets.hw.net/13/f4/89ff428c4411919043ab28c135f0/1-s36x.jpg
  3. Re: Messed up resin to hardener ration . . . will it harden eventually?

    I had a lot of panels to clean (similar mistake) and used a pressure washer to remove 99% of the goo. Next was acetone on abrasive pad for a good scrub, then a final pressure wash to remove any...
  4. Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    I like my Gumotex kayaks. Very robust build, self-draining floor, lightweight at 26 lbs, safe in rough conditions but can get blown around. I put a small front skeg on mine to improve tracking....
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    I think in using language we have to read the room. Overly precise words or grammar to the wrong audience can sound snooty or even unintelligible. The use of gaff in a for-sale ad may actually...
  6. Re: Global Universities Rankings - U.S. News & World Report

    Like I said, consider the source. Not only European universities under-represented but also Asian I would think.
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    Re: as seen in phx

    Let the puns commence. I'm not touching this one.
  8. Global Universities Rankings - U.S. News & World Report

    Just saw this in a news feed and was surprised to see University of Washington ranked #6 in the world, beat out only by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Oxford UK. Of course there are many...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yesterday, trail through woods to beach, Seattle.

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  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Too much for my altar boy Latin so did a shallow dive into its origin. Very interesting. Thank you for once again broadening my education.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Elliott Bay Seattle, this afternoon. On left, bulk carrier taking on wheat while another is anchored off, waiting its turn. Farther right, harbor tour boat with reflected sun shining through it.
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  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"

    I do admire China's guile.
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    Re: The debate on abortion.

    Always was; from day one.
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    Re: food and water

    I remember in the late 60s some people semi-seriously discussed putting LSD in the water systems of major cities, to enlighten the populace. All it takes is one motivated public works employee.
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    Re: Favorite Pram less than 8 feet

    I wanted a pram that rowed really well without sacrificing the normal pram attributes of stability and load carrying, and settled on Ross Lillistone's Alby after some research. It's Vee'd at both...
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    Re: Goops……..Look out Sarah…..

    I wonder if the melting ice caps and rising sea levels will have any impact on vulcanism; due to different distribution of pressure on the earth's crust. Antarctica and Greenland will lose weight...
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    Re: The Fermi Paradox

    Yes, what could possibly go wrong? But it's probably too late, with what we've already sent out.
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    This is the one that gets to me. I find in my old-ish age (73) I sometimes have to force my mind to focus, as when using the table saw. But I ride my bike a lot more than I use the table saw so...
  19. Re: Spotted on an Audi at the Foss Marina:

    My son got the last of the Honda Accord manuals, 2021 I think. My daughter has never owned an automatic, currently drives an older M3. They and many of their friends are into cars, both wrenching...
  20. Re: Sacheen LittleFeather's sisters say she was a fraud

    I think birthright is a tricky thing and should be phased out. Make whatever final reparations deemed appropriate and that's it, no more special treatment. Yes the native Americans were conquered...
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    I'm very sorry for your injury, and glad you chose, probably with considerable effort, to share it with all of us. We all get complacent around our power tools and as you so amply demonstrated, it...
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    Re: Units - furlongs fortnights and fifths

    In carpentry, we had different thicknesses of hairs, fine to coarse. When trimming out something on a ladder calling out to the guy cutting, "6 ft 4 and 7/16ths plus a (something) hair".
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    Re: Units - furlongs fortnights and fifths

    I respect the metric system but have warm fuzzy feelings for the imperial system. I don't know why we in the US have kept it alive, but am glad of it.
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    Re: food and water

    Seattle water comes from snowmelt, captured in a reservoir in the Cascade Mountains, closed to the public. Lightly chlorinated, tastes fine to me but my wife filters it anyway. We grow vegetables...
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    Re: Will "Trump Force One" crash and burn?

    Jonestown Guyana is available.
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    Re: Rear Main Seal leak

    I had a 2007 Chevy Silverado, a nice truck I bought new and expected to keep for 10 years or more. It had several problems that the dealer couldn't or wouldn't fix, but the deal breaker was a rear...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Below are some responses to your comments. Please bear in mind that I have no previous experience with boomless rigs or tiny sailboats in general so my responses or proposed solutions must be...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    The Scout rig is on my 9.5 ft pram. The first photo below shows how the luff sleeve stops about two ft from the bottom, and also the reef grommets at tack & clew and 2 more at mid point. To reef...
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    Re: What am I not understanding?

    I recently read an article about a painting that surfaced in Switzerland that may or may not be a Lucian Freud. The experts can't decide if it is or isn't, or if it is but has been disavowed by the...
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    Re: Learn to sail at 75?

    I'm an experienced keelboat sailor close to your age who built a small row-sail dinghy last spring. Sailing big versus small boats is very different, maybe like a car to a motorcycle. I weigh twice...
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    Re: Not a fan of fiberglass

    I have some shovels and rakes that are hung under the eaves on the side of the shop, out of the rain but in full afternoon sun. After a few years, the UV-degraded fiberglass handles became splintery...
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    Re: Seattle is #1 !!!

    Woke up to 251 AQI this morning, according to Accuweather on my phone. I'm on a hillside and can see the houses across the street but no further. Maybe some fog mixed in with the smoke? I did go...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Forest fires were fairly common where I grew up in NorCal. Photo below was taken at the end of the runway at our local airport, when I was in my early teens. The plane was heavily loaded with...
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    We went to Yakima WA last weekend, for day hikes and brewpubs. It's dry there, 9 inches of average yearly rainfall, but (for now) adequate water from rivers for irrigation, so an agricultural area...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    I wasn't riding my Salsa Fargo much lately, so put it on a diet this morning, then took a long ride. Went from 29 to 21.6 lbs. Not too shabby, actually lighter than my steel frame sporty road bike....
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    Some kind of dead cactus? It looks big, judging from the footprints near it. Living in the PNW with nothing but garter snakes, I'd be nervous hiking in for-real snake country.
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    Re: how did i know

    I also read and have come to a different conclusion. Call it bias confirmation if you like.
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    Re: how did i know

    The problem with pit bulls is that they are wonderful family dogs until one day without warning they turn into killers.
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    Photos from this afternoon; more of a walk than a hike, close to our house and something we do at least 50 times a year, probably closer to 100 times. At the end of a residential street with no...
  40. Thread: Farr 727

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    Re: Farr 727

    Not sure what he meant, but I very much doubt that! Maybe I can dig up the article.
  41. Thread: Farr 727

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    Re: Farr 727

    I vaguely remember an old Robert Perry column where he compared boat designers to musical composers. He said Bruce Farr would definitely be Richard Wagner.
  42. Re: Anyone interested in ballet or modern dance?

    Back in the mid 1970s as a young man I saw Nureyev and Fonteyn in New York. I wasn't a particular ballet fan at the time but was aware I was in the presence of greatness. Then in the 90s-00s had...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Nice. I like the muted colors. Newport Oregon? Reminds me of my childhood home in Humboldt County CA...logging trucks and fog, and same 101 Highway, though the logs were bigger and the bridges...
  44. Re: 16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

    Just heard a wonderful young violinist. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    The only B&W photo I could find on my phone. Sonoma County CA, taken a couple of years ago. The garage was built by my two uncles (teenagers then) in 1928 to house the family's new Chevrolet. My...
  46. Thread: where?

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    Re: where?

    Hebrides, Handa Island or thereabouts?
  47. Re: after a really ****ty week or so, i have been having a really good day, until. .

    That narrows it down
  48. Re: My 76th birthday is coming up. Here’s what I’m thinking:

    Maybe you don't mind falling a lot. If it were me, and I'm close to your age, it would be an electric skateboard. Inherently more stable, and you've probably skateboarded at some time in your life...
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    Re: outdoor hummers gone electric

    Interesting
  50. Re: if you were buying a new (to you) film camera today

    Contax G2. I had one and regrettably traded it in on a plasticky Canon SLR. It looked great & felt great, the apex of Japanese quality. I'd get another if they weren't so pricey.
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