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    Re: carrick bend loop

    It's real or best use is for tying two lines of significantly different size together to take a strain (like when towing). It will untie easily when needed, even if wet... but apparently it's got...
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    Re: carrick bend loop

    What's it good for?
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    "Sail and oar" is one of those terms invented to sound meaningful and redolent of tradition. Fail.
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    Tucker Carlson (explained)

    https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/it-isnt-misinformation-if-its-phrased-as-a-series-of-completely-unhinged-rhetorical-questions
  5. Re: Is the DNC pushing too hard on the abortion issue?

    There's been a substantial rise among women getting fitted for IUDs and implants even if they aren't sexually active.
  6. Re: When will someone die standing in a storm to report on it?

    I remember when Hurricane Donna (1960) passed right over our house west of Boston. The televison weathermen stood outside just like they do today to get filmed in the breeze and rain. It's been a...
  7. Re: Is the DNC pushing too hard on the abortion issue?

    Agree.
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    Re: One Point Oh Three

    I thought "One Point Oh Three" was what gong to be what someone blew on a breathalyzer test. I made popcorn.
  9. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Is this the course you're taking? https://www.abcrockville.org/index.php/courses-group/junior-navigation-summary
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    Ocean voyaging and its popularity

    Probably in wood boats too. https://www.soundingsonline.com/features/heading-for-the-other-side?fbclid=IwAR0oR-IM6QqvP_Hi4git3vU4srcT-9XFrVLOY0_sNgElTAHr-TsjWuXih_o
  11. Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    Our summer neighbors here retired to a Florida retirement house just this past winter. They are here now and we were going to take them to the airport tomorrow. They've delayed their trip a week and...
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    The GOP through Trump eviscerated the asylum courts process. It slowed down legal immigration to a virtual halt. https://immigrantjustice.org/timeline-trump-administrations-efforts-end-asylum
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    FDR's reluctance to propose greater immigration allowances was (according to the series) based on his concern that opening up a congressional consideration of them could lead to a result of ALL...
  14. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    Walker sez: "... don’t you think we ought to take maybe 4,000 of those agents and put them here on the Port?"

    Hmmm. The Georgia Ports Authority currently has 27 job openings....
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    The annual budget funding Texas and Florida get from the federal gov't coffers should be reduced for stunts like these. NY, Illinois and Massachusetts each are less dependent on federal...
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    Re: Got an odd letter in the mail today

    Someone left a note on our boat asking to buy it. I'm keeping their address for someday in the future.
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    To The Good Ol' Days!

    https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/we-never-wore-seat-belts-when-we-were-kids-and-we-survived-except-for-those-of-us-who-cant-contradict-this-post-because-theyre-dead

    :D
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    Re: Idaho book banning

    Meanwhile all those books are almost certainly available online. Such dimwits to think anyone (their own children included) couldn't get access in seconds if they wanted.
  19. Re: Who are today's boat illuminati? Today's Gardner, Culler etc?

    Fortunately, Gartside has written two books that reveal much about his thinking and character. He's a wonderfully expressive writer, among the best.

    Maynard Bray is someone who would be a great...
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    Re: Biden's speech in Philadelphia

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QpjR6-Uuks
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    Re: The silence of the lambs

    Lawrence O'Donnell used the term 'silence of the lambs' on Wednesday when referring to GOP silence. Let's acknowledge things when we cadge them.
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    Re: Common sense again, this time in Ohio...

    Emerson's quote is "A FOOLISH consistency....."
  23. Re: payment terms for work - i have never heard of such

    Who's responsible for overtime, Medicare and Social Security tracking/withholding? Sounds like there will be some problems.
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    Re: Windshield Washer

    These work just fine and are easy to fill, keep clean and replace if necessary:...
  25. Re: Lindsey Graham has devolved into a mewling moron

    When the guy who shot up the Cincinnati FBI office did it, wasn't there a similar cry for 'riots in the streets' that inspired him? Did MAGA world unite behind him and come out with guns blazing??
    ...
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I last saw him when he was sailing Airlie down the coast of Maine. We spent an afternoon driving to the local grocery store to stock up on tons of food for him and his dog and sightseeing a bit. It's...
  27. The CDC reviews what it needs to do to get better

    https://time.com/6207887/cdc-covid-19-revamp-rochelle-walensky-interview/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20220824+++body&et_rid=207247997&lctg...
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    Re: Seattle CL Find: S+S Lightning, $800

    I worked at a shop that built fg Lightnings in the mid-70s. The stainless steel cb was a particular hazard if you capsized. The aft edge per class specs was exceedingly sharp and not something to...
  29. Thread: Da*n FBI!

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    Da*n FBI!

    https://www.theonion.com/conservatives-explain-why-they-do-not-trust-the-fbi-1849425649
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    Re: Mattapoisett Boat Yard..

    Very lucky it didn't spread to neighboring homes!
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    Re: Shame of Thrones.

    Gotta love Tyrion in the first GoT. Such a great role for Peter Dinklage and he had such fun with it. Star of the show.
  32. Re: America's small businesses are running out of workers

    There's also a housing availability/affordability crisis in the US. Anti-growth policies have had much to do with it. It started in urban centers and has spread out to the suburbs and some more rural...
  33. Chicago swimmers' limbs taken off by boat propeller, body found also

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-recover-body-lake-michigans-playpen

    Sounds like The Playpen is somewhere where lots of boats congregate?
  34. Re: America's small businesses are running out of workers

    My son has just been promoted and will be looking for two new hires to work for him. I fear he's going to have difficulties finding and keeping good ones given the pay and benefit limits he has to...
  35. Re: How do you all manage to use the restroom when your boat doesn't have a head

    The feminal is useful for both (all) genders: https://www.amazon.com/Feminal-Female-Urinal-Leakproof-Sealing/dp/B084MBNKSG
  36. Re: How do you all manage to use the restroom when your boat doesn't have a head

    Wag bags: https://www.rei.com/product/662978/cleanwaste-go-anywhere-toilet-kit-waste-bags-package-of-12
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    Re: For all who are cheering the Mar-a-Lago raid

    When Trump's next excuse is "The dog ate my homework!!" will MAGA go along with that one? Oh yes, most probably.
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    Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    I missed buying a recently built Flatfish a while ago and am still kicking myself about it.
  39. How will DJT attempt to distract from FBI Florida search

    I predict he will claim all docs were planted (no matter what they are) and that the warrant and inventory contents (if published by another source) are faked. He won't release the warrant or...
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    Cape Cod Catboat 'Gathering', 8/18/2022

    https://areyspondboatyard.com/catgathering/
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    The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    This may have been posted here already but the very special sailboat they built is now in the possession of the Northwest Maritime Center. For those attending the Port Townsend Festival there might...
  42. Thread: Mine vs Quarry?

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    Re: Mine vs Quarry?

    The show is fun to watch, especially both of them struggling so to get into and out of the Morgan!! Very relatable.
    :D
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    Re: Webcam from the WB Pier!

    Yes. Light wind from the east/southeast on the nose and against the current.
  44. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    Sophia Loren. No contest. Next!
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    That guy is pure evil.
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    "China Scared By 82 Year Old Woman" - Borowitz
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    Re: Mertie B. Crowley Yawl Boat

    https://saltycape.com/wasque-fishing/
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    Re: Once again, Jon Stewart is correct.

    So the fist-bumpers 'caved'.... https://www.newsweek.com/gop-fistbump-pact-senate-military-ted-cruz-steve-daines-1729031
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    Since they were following his movements and routines I wonder if he used the balcony regularly for his morning prayers when the attack was leveled. Assuming he prayed of course.
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    Re: Business having trouble getting help

    https://veritasnantucket.com/2021/12/22/cost-of-housing-on-nantucket-has-dramatic-effects-on-teachers/
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