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    Re: My circle on a map motorcycle adventure

    You are making me nostalgic for my R-90S
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    Re: Killed by kangaroo

    My sense is that that man was abusing the animal.
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    Re: Killed by kangaroo

    Or Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
  4. Thread: Writing a Book

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    Re: Writing a Book

    Maybe some people have too much time on their hands. If you are looking for something to do what about building a wooden boat?
  5. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    We stayed in an Air BnB, it needed some TLC so our group converted one of the bedrooms to a day spa and meditation / wellness retreat, we took out a couple of walls and did a cathedral ceiling. We...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    i guess it official, they have informed her bees.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/09/the-queens-bees-have-been-informed-of-her-passing
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    Re: salvage tugs circa 1933

    The Boat Who Wouldn't Float was so great!

    I haven't read Grey Seas, but I have read several of his nature books like the one about the Owl. He was a national treasure.
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    Re: JW Sherpa build

    Not your boat but the design?
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    Re: JW Sherpa build

    What do you think about stretching this boat to 12 feet?
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    I do highly recommend getting a copy of this book, full of fascinating stuff.





    https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328768183l/1654335.jpg


    Want to Read
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    Them's nice tools but don't forget one in your bilge.
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    Yes, but given the choice would you reach for that Cherry or the Walnut?
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    Walnut superstition

    I have a bunch of Walnut that a friend gave me when he moved to Fla., should I use it inside my boat? I have heard it's bad luck according to "Foklore and The Sea" (fascinating book by the way).
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    I don't disagree with you. I was chased by dogs as a kid, and yes it was scary but I was on a bike and I luckily out paced them. I wouldn't try that now. As an aside, I have never been a fan of...
  15. Re: Trump Imagined dining with Mark Zukerberg at the White House

    Well said and worthy of repetition...
  16. Thread: Frozen Tumors

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    Re: Frozen Tumors

    Wish you well
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    I've been bitten a couple of time, both times it was my fault, trying to break up dog fights.
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    What does the family being black have to do with the story? BTW, it's instinctual for dogs to chase a moving object. It's a better idea to stop, get off the bike and walk it, keeping the bike between...
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    can't believe how violent these responses are.
  20. Re: Trump Imagined dining with Mark Zukerberg at the White House

    Zukerberg owns the parking meters, he's not going to chime in.
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    Re: This is my duck.

    Why a duck?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHMrLpDHXc0
  22. Re: A Pet Goat and the Republican Candidate for Governor of Ca...

    sad all around
  23. Trump Imagined dining with Mark Zukerberg at the White House

    Donald Trump held a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Saturday where he appeared to briefly forget that he is no longer in the White House.
    The ex-president was sharing an anecdote about...
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    Re: Biden's speech in Philadelphia

    If you plugged your ears you missed him at his rally for the Wizard OZ telling the audience that he just hosted "the weirdo" Mark Zukerberg at the White House for dinner last week. Some bizarre stuff...
  25. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    He's toast because he's in a jam.
  26. Re: How 'bought this - Co2 and water + sunlight = Jetfuel

    Then there is this:

    https://heliogen.com

    uses fairly basic mirrors monitored by cameras and adjusted by Ai to get REALLY high temperatures that could be used for lots of stuff.
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Anyone here have a Surly Long Haul Trucker? How do you like it?
  28. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    The thing about moss growing on a certain side of a tree so when you are lost (and if you didn't have enough money for a bag of bread crumbs) you can still find your way home. Also the other thing...
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zYVXpWl9Pa4/TK5vFIvCMRI/AAAAAAAAHZA/-uIa1cff1wM/s400/Periagua+007+email.jpg

    ...
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    Good looks, row only, carry 2 rowers at times and 3 smallish grandkids.

    I communicated with Reuel Parker about enlarging the Periagua to 16 feet and he says its doable with a slight reduction in...
  31. How 'bought this - Co2 and water + sunlight = Jetfuel

    https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/solar-jet-fuel-production-from-co2-and-water-scaled-up-in-field-demo/4016002.article


    Damn, humans are clever buggers!
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    Yes plywood and easy to build.
  33. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    listening sometimes to what others are saying.
  34. Re: Looking for 27' to 30' plywood epoxy powerboat that cruises 20 + knots

    The new Commuter 325 under construction in our Florida shop–Plans available by special order
    https://parker-marine.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Commuter-325-Color-1024x315.jpg...
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    Re: Most in US say they want stricter gun laws

    I like Chris Rock's solution; tax bullets so they cost $5,000

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrFVtmRXrw
  36. Thread: Lock him up?

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    Re: Lock him up?

    If he gave away any secrets that's treason and deserving of more than a few days in the cooler.
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    Re: Off-center companionways

    The boat I am building has a fairly wide center hatch, being a shallow draft boat it's not unthinkable it could be knocked down someday, it will flood from either side.
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    Re: Off-center companionways

    Just be sure when you are knocked down its on the other side
  39. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    Anyone ever made a pair with a square or trapezoid shaft section for Douglas oarlocks?
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    Re: Egret : Parker vs Wooden Boat

    Reuel has several versions, some pretty large.
  41. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    Nice! I may go with the square section because I have a set of those oarlocks.
  42. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    I think I am going to make a pair, if anyone wants to post pic of their home made oars please do. Thanks.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    wow, you have made progress! Nice!
  44. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    i watched a video where a guy too a pair of cheap thick oars and sculpted them with a flap disc. Interesting...
  45. Thread: Cedar shingles

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    Cedar shingles

    Hey, does anyone know of a place to get reasonably priced cedar shingles (for siding) in New England?
  46. Thread: Oars

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    Oars

    Does anyone know where to get a pair of good wooden oars (aside from Shaw&Tenny)? The (Barkley Sound?) company in Canada I think has closed doors.
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    Re: The Georgia Guidestones Mystery Deepens

    Whoever wrote this should have said to not destroy the stones.
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    Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    I'm impressed with how many would use it to help others. Nice.
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    Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    I'm glad things worked out for you buy that doesn't really answer the question, what would you do with the extra money?
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    If someone handed you a million dollars...

    What would you do with it?

    Would it change your life?

    Would you sail away? Invest it? Splurge?


    (And BTW it's tax free)
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