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    Re: What is the lure of paddle shifters?

    My Subaru Outback has a CVT - and paddles to "shift".
    To my thinking, the whole concept of shifting should go out the window in a car with a CVT: engine RPM should be determined solely by the most...
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    Re: Another pharma rip-off

    IMHO, herein lies the root of the problem:


    one apparently needs a script to take a few grams of epsom and other salts. It sounds to me like there could be some generic OTC pills right next to...
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    Re: Searching multiple words

    I'm not sure if it works with general search engines, but with Ebay I used to be able to force a logical and by preceeding each search word with a +. +bronze +stanchion +base was typical for me.
    ...
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    Re: Wilcox Crittenden Stockless Anchor

    Well, I have this on page 27 of a 1949 WC Catalog
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    -Leif
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    Re: Im at a loss for words.

    And while we examine his fitness of mind to serve, let's also consider his tat from the vantage of those he's pledging to protect. How does that neck ring make them feel? Are they going to feel...
  6. Thread: Svea

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    Re: Svea

    Heck, that ain't a Svea, this is a Svea
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    -Leif
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    Re: Kentucky gun law would nullify federal laws

    I don't see the text above as saying nullify, I see it as saying that locals don't need to help enforce fed laws. Basically if da feds are going to mandate background checks et al, then let the feds...
  8. Thread: Naming your car.

    by Torna
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    Re: Naming your car.

    Yes, to cars (and boats) needing to earn their names. I've long called my outback with a cvt: Lurch.
    Then my wife began calling her sporty little imprezza: Wednesday.

    -Leif
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    Re: The difficulty of electric boats ...

    I think that would be 11kWh of thermal energy, which your ICE will convert to prop energy at somewhere between 10 and 25% efficiency.
    The electric drive will convert the battery's stored energy to...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Garret, remind us where you are in the Hills of VT?
    I have a woodmizer and am in Thetford. It is put away for the winter, but if a log or two came this way come spring I'd be happy to saw it for...
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    Actually, they were claiming it had an effect upon the applicant pool: students of modest means wouldn't turn away immediately upon seeing the $65k sticker price, but would see that it was no more...
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    To that end, local college Colby Sawyer realized this year that 100% of their students were getting fin aid; the list price was totally meaningless to students and just served to create distorted...
  13. Thread: Unusual hobbies

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    If memory serves, all but Lincoln were enslavers. So people of considerable despotism & cruelty would also be an apt description.

    -Leif
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    But is he going to tell that to his buddies? And what is his "free choice" gonna cost the rest of us?

    -Leif
  15. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    >> Every day some of their voters die, and every day some new voters with very different ideas turn 18.
    What of 49-year-olds turning 50? Do they become gradually crazed, or are we saved once the...
  16. Re: Why is political polling so far off nowadays?

    Also, recognize that the candidates have real-time polling too. And they'll be using those polls to adjust their messages to try to attract a few votes from the other guy. The result (should be)...
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    Re: Raptor plastic nails and staples

    From that site's text: "So it sounds like these nails can be finicky, right?! Well, their shining glory is revealed when you need to remove your part. One quick tap with a soft mallet is all that's...
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    Re: Interesting Description of the Republican Party

    I turmoiled myself as I filled out my mail in ballot - I found myself going straight down the blue line. Why, thought I, won't I give even one low-level local R the benefit of the doubt. Yes, the R...
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    Re: If race isn't a consideration, then what is?

    Last fall my my son was applying that super-elite tech school in Cambridge - and their application process made it very clear that legacy has absolutely no bearing there. IIR it read something like...
  20. Re: Seeking help in sourcing ash for making oars for a 1776 whaleboat project

    There is still* plenty of ash to be had in our forests, and cutting your blanks would be no problem at all for any sawmill. And of course sourcing them from a forest and a sawyer would be oh-so-much...
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    Re: Non Boat Question.... Glue up

    I've had trouble gluing wide-ish thin strips with Titebond. The issue seems to be that before the glue cures, the glued surface of the strip absorbs water from the glue - and that surface expands,...
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    When someone (particularly a woman) asks me "How are you?" I reply, "I'm told I'm STELLAR! How are you?"

    -Leif
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    Re: How did they do it.

    I've never actually done a long sloped reference with a water level, but this is how I would do it if tasked:
    Grab an 8' long stake and make a "grade mark" every 5" along it's length. Go to the...
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    Re: How did they do it.

    My hunch is that they would've done it with water levels. A length of hose with some clear sighting risers at ends and you can lay out dead level for as far as your hose is long. ...
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    Re: If only I knew how to code in iOS....

    What Elf said.
    Siri can be accessed by simply holding the home button, and I think she will easily do tasks like "Turn on Speakerphone and call Norman" or "Send a text to Norman that I need some...
  26. Thread: Just Wondering

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    Re: Just Wondering

    I think that the answer is that newer guidance on installing wall receptacles is that the ground lug should go on top and the two spades on the bottom. Imagine a partly pulled out plug and someone...
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    Re: Gunman A, B & C go to the store.

    "Two innocent bystanders, both women, had just pulled up to the market and were also shot. Their injuries were not life-threatening, police said."
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    Re: a hundred years from now

    I've often wondered similar but have framed it slightly differently:
    To my read, the institution of enslavement was fundamentally about an empowered minority inflicting great harms upon (many)...
  29. Re: Oarlock socket for 1928 Rangeley. Top mount, 3/4" Bore

    Thanks gents.
    Rick, you just pressed your oilite in, eh? I presume that, being impregnated with oil, those bushing can't be soldered or brazed in, right?

    -Leif
  30. Oarlock socket for 1928 Rangeley. Top mount, 3/4" Bore

    Posting for a friend who is having the family 1928 Rangeley guide boat restored: It's missing one (of four) of its oarlock sockets. They're a little fancier looking than standard top-mount modern...
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    Re: Adhesives for scarf joints?

    I did exactly as you described - scarfing and gluing individual strakes, not whole sheets. It was time consuming, but it came out well.
    In my experience, the epoxy doesn't neem to get anywhere...
  32. Thread: Louisiana

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    Re: Louisiana

    When we say that the football program is "generating $54M", from whom is it generating those monies?

    Is it mostly in-state money, spending by Louisiana residents, that ends up in university...
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    Re: Obsolete parts catalogues

    Let's see if this works:
    1955 Merriman Small Boats Catalog
    https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/05ciE2Os1AN69mc8YdDY3N2fg#1955_Merriman_Small_Boats_Catalog

    1949 Wilcox Crittenden Catalog...
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    Re: Obsolete parts catalogues

    Not familiar with Dropbox. Quick visit to their site says $10/month and another account & password. Yucch.
    Anything simpler? Guide me.
    -Leif
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    Re: Obsolete parts catalogues

    I also have 1955 Merriman Small Boat Catalog all scanned. 40 pages, 55MB. Happy to share, just tell me how.
    -Leif
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    Re: Obsolete parts catalogues

    I have a 1949 Wilcox Crittenden catalog all scanned, 150+ pages. It's a 150MB all told. I'm happy to make it available to all, just tell me how (that won't involve yet another account & password)....
  37. Thread: VT CL boats

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    Re: VT CL boats

    Hmm this is interesting. The shape of the stern is eye pleasing.
    I too wonder about the designer:

    In the side pic, what looks like smooge on the topsides might indicate that she sits a little...
  38. Re: Engineering question: dents in hollow spruce mast

    Skegemog,
    While yer at it, could you tell me/us how you bent that piece of coaming (?) around the front of the partner? That looks like a very tight bend. Any special technique?
    -Leif
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    Re: Lumber $ticker $hock

    Mushy,
    I have a Woodmizer bandsaw mill that I use for small fun jobs - exactly like sawing your WO. Of course I'm in VT so I'm of no value to you, but there are probably blokes like me (or even...
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    Re: oh that's a nice construction detail

    They could've at least sleeved it in a section of black iron pipe to deflect any pesky nails.
    -Leif
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    Re: I'm going to build a workbench for my new shop

    dbp1 (and others),
    I see your pix of your miter saw sitting in a well. I find that very attractive but am afraid that I could never keep the bench top clear of clutter to be able use the miter saw...
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    Re: simple complications of life

    What a great problem to have: needing to find your readers because you no longer need glasses 100%.
    I'm headed the other way. Maybe I should get some cataracts removed too.
    -Leif
  43. Re: one of those interesting coincidence graphs... spurious correlation?

    Right about rural VT being different; is one of the bluest states in the country. A goodly portion of VTers are displaced hippies from the days of yore. Another goodly portion are those around the...
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    Re: The one percenters

    should be "...how dumb the median person is..."

    -Leif
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    Re: Another fool with a gun

    And this one can't really be blamed upon mental health either. It's plain & simple what happens when every good guy is packin'.
    -Leif
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    Re: bulkcarrier sinking

    I admit to knowing nothing about these issues but a question surfaces: Above we see a video of a heli rescue - all very dramatic.
    And in the first picture we see a bright orange lifeboat ready to...
  47. Re: So heres $10billion/yr of discretionary funds

    Paul, with that post you enter my ignore list. You're the first one ever to be awarded that honor; I hope you're proud.
    -Leif
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    Re: What ever happened to common courtesy?

    >> We got back PRE PRINTED thank you notes.
    I think that for a fee, the wedding registry companies offers a service of the thank you notes. And one of the gifts you can register for is ... drum...
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    Re: Be careful combining vaccine shots

    My hunch (and it's only a hunch) about the advisability of spacing vaccines is that it has to do with the tracing & logging of possible side effects. When searching for cause & effect, it's...
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    Re: Fun with the Phonetic Alphabet

    A Aisle / Aye
    B Bdellium
    C Czar
    D Djibouti
    E Eye or Eight
    F Filly or Four
    G Gnat
    H Hour
    I Inside
    J Jalapeno
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