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    Re: Florida, insurance and the rest of us.

    Where I grew up in Humboldt County CA there were two really bad floods, in 1955 and again in 1964. The Eel River Valley was like an inland sea, miles across. I remember getting out of high school...
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    Re: I Will Never Ever Ever…

    I kind of like it. But where do you set down your beer?
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    I pass this on my regular bike route. It's barely off the ground as pictured but has hydraulics. Owned by a nice older Latino man. It's for sale, he said.

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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    The fact that this Unimog was at Yellowstone was telling. They were on paved roads, the worst place for a Unimog, doing the usual tourist destinations. I wonder how many times (if ever) they...
  5. Thread: im ashamed

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    Re: im ashamed

    I'd throw in some limes. For the scurvy.
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Me three, but make mine 7 ft bed, because otherwise my bikes don't quite fit without taking the front wheels off.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Flying Orca…

    Happy Birthday!
  8. Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Happy Birthday! Many thanks for your contributions to this forum.
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    Re: Restore score

    At least your bolts don't take up much room. My wife is the pack rat, not me. When she wants to bring something home, I don't much care what it is, only its size and whether it goes in the house or...
  10. Re: Looking for someone to come see boat I inherited and tell me IF its sea worthy

    You (the OP) seem to want either a 'thumbs up' report or a band-aid fix. There's nothing wrong with this, but you are unlikely to get either from a surveyor or a repair shop, as they will invariably...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    [QUOTE=Garret;6732627]Jeep FC150

    https://images.classic.com/vehicles/a3a51771d452f96a770850d8515b773a1538affe.jpg?w=672&h=576

    The gun rack in the back window; a common sight on the pickups of...
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    I got that a lot when my 4 kids were small, and always took it as a sympathetic and friendly comment.

    Also heard 'looks like you've f**ked yourself away from the dinner table'
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    Re: Any hydrologists in the house?

    His 3rd floor condo may soon be the 2nd floor and later the 1st floor. I read that people are still moving to coastal areas in droves. Do they think FEMA to bail them out when the inevitable...
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    Re: live trapping mice

    Aren't cats great? When I lived in a tent-shack with poly sheeting walls as a young man I had no way to keep my outside cat from coming inside with his latest kill, as he would just tear a new hole...
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    I was exaggerating slightly:d - he made it to 88. Not too shabby, but a fair distance from 102.
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    All that is true, she grew up (and still lives on) an apple orchard 10-15 miles inland from the Sonoma County CA coast with well water and (then) home grown or locally-sourced food. The orchard...
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    I have to agree with you. My mother is 102 and healthy; still goes up & down the stairs to her bedroom in the house she was born in. She eats too many sweets, oversalts everything else, 2 big...
  18. Re: BROTM Thread: Best Boat Chase Scenes in Movies or TV.

    More cat & mouse than actual chase scene, but I nominate Riddle of the Sands movie. I can still remember that German gunboat bearing down on them.
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    Re: its not about the camera

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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    I know not what you were thinking about, but I use my inflatable kayaks more than any of my other boats. I've had mine for maybe 10 years and just got another for my wife. Lightweight at 26 lbs,...
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    Re: In the Weed

    “I'd rather end up wishing I hadn’t than end up wishing I had.”One of my favorites; seems apropos to Ted
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    I have a similar confession. I don't like it when people say 'have a nice day'. As if I'm powerless have a nice day with out their magnanimous pronouncement.

    Petty and cynical, but there it is.
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    For a few years one of my sons would say "Hey, what's up?" as a greeting, and then immediately launch into a monologue without a pause for me to insert a reply.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Wild asparagus. Pretty cool.
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Seattleites are enjoying a nice long summer this year. Photo at Golden Gardens, taken yesterday.

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    Re: its not about the camera

    Really enjoying the photos in this thread.
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    Re: Rusty chain

    You could just leave it, since the existing protective layer of rust will slow down further rust. Just kidding...sorta. But isn't that the way cor-ten steel works?

    You'll probably die of old...
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    Re: its not about the camera

    I must've been to Namibia in the wet season

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    Actually Sonoma County CA :D
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Looks like the underside of a starfish, without the little suction feet.
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    Re: Rusty chain

    I've used this on rusty parts of my boat trailer and it does a decent job; I re-apply once every couple of years. But I'm wondering what made the chain so rusty, or maybe you are closer to the salt...
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    Re: its not about the camera

    Perhaps you are forgetting the title of this thread? The photos herein are (IMO) outstanding, and most would not exist if it wasn't for the ever-present cell phone/camera. I also think that...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Dangit. Now you and Chas have got me fantasizing about a small power cruiser (Tad Roberts?) for cozy fall trips up north...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    The photo by Chas in the 'It must be fall' thread made me think of a trip to Desolation Sound in September 2018. I swear it rained every day for the 2+ week trip. Take off wet clothes at night...
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    As a kid I got a sick feeling in my stomach as summer wound down and school was starting.

    Now it is seeing Halloween and Christmas decorations displayed in stores in September.
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    Re: Oughtred Grey Seal cutter?

    Tacking that double headsail rig would get old fast for me. The outer jib is a blade, probably because it would be a struggle to get a big overlapping headsail past the inner stay. I don't see what...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    I had a '52 International. Other than being easy to work on, nothing much good to say about it. And even that is a left-handed compliment.
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    Many years ago I was tied up to the dock at Ganges, Saltspring Island, and there was a couple with a small boy on the boat next to me. We were talking when the mother asked their son what he wanted...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Fuselages built by Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas. Transported by rail to Seattle for final assembly. Taken earlier today while on a bike ride.

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    Re: I wish I had kids

    I managed to move my stacked W/D out, and I'm old and weak. Used a hand truck under the front to help slide it out, then a lot of careful tugging. It wasn't too bad.
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    I've owned pickups for the last 50 years and am confused by the over-the-top trucks of today. They're rarely used for actual hauling or serious off-roading, because who wants to get their $80,000...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    I want to reiterate what Rob said about sit bones. After a lifetime of riding I could no longer find a saddle that I could tolerate after an hour or two. I thought it was old age and loss of...
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    Keeping this thread going, a couple of photos from my hike yesterday to Melakwa Lake in the Cascades near Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle.

    The lake and most of the trail were socked in, but the...
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    Thanks Todd; very encouraging.
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    I have a concern about pedal or Mirage Drive kayaks, and that is stability in rough water. Most Hobie and other pedal kayaks have wider hulls than true kayaks but still on the narrow side, and...
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    I second that! Ingenious in its simplicity. I also appreciated Todd's comments from last week about Mirage Drives vs oars and paddles. As a long time bicyclist and some time oar & paddler, I...
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    Re: Helmet, jacket, and boots.

    The Guzzi is her project bike. Her main bike (currently) is a Ducati 850 Scrambler, and she rides it quite a lot; from Seattle to Idaho & Oregon twice. Her husband has 2 BMW airheads.
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    Re: Helmet, jacket, and boots.

    My daughter's wedding last year had a pinata hanging from a tree in their back yard, and we would ride by on a low-powered motorbike and take a swing at it. Not easy in the dark in a bumpy orchard. ...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ted Hoppe…

    Happy Birthday! I always enjoy your posts and your can-do attitude.
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    Re: Seahawks vs. Russell Wilson

    Yes very gratifying. Everybody was carrying on like we'd won the Superbowl.
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    Re: Boeing 777 9X

    Yes, it is a wonder, and I can't get my head around it either. Gazillions of passenger miles flown with amazingly low failure rate. Of course the rare failures, whatever the cause, invariably have...
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