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  1. Thread: "_10"

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    Re: "_10"

    I really admired these boats......If it were not for the sad fact that it is really expensive to berth a 55 foot day sailor in a marina, I might have pursued the idea at some time.
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    Re: Fix Or Repair Daily

    I have a 2001 F 150 that has had almost nothing done to it is the 4 years I have owned it. It is a better truck in every way than the 2018 Chev at work except gas mileage. My beast is thirsty. I had...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Good One!!!!!
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I can generally get a good burn for about 4 hours with charcoal, though I probably actually feed it more like 2 hourly. With wood I would agree with Jay, about hourly. The exact times will vary...
  5. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    L F Herreshoff told us that boats of that configuration are Cat Yawls. Cat Ketch was not correct and not used till recently. I think it had something to do with most small boats (which carried a rig...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    What sort of boat (perhaps I am being presumptive...but this is the WoodenBoat Forum) are you planning to install the Tiny Tot in?
    These are relatively small stoves. If you are heating a large area,...
  7. Thread: Susan Collins

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    Re: Susan Collins

    I have never heard of her before...I suspect your comments hold water.....
  8. Thread: Susan Collins

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    Re: Susan Collins

    There are a lot of women who support the Repugnants and supported the confirmation of Kavenaugh. So Ms. Collins supported the Kav....We are talking politics. My guess is that there was a bit of...
  9. Thread: Susan Collins

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    Re: Susan Collins

    If the democrats do not win the mid-term election I think America is lost to the free world.
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    A brig is square rigged on both the main and fore mast. The main also has a gaff spanker and the fore mast has an assortment of jibs and stay sails. Actually the main mast may have staysail as well.
  11. Re: What are some good retirement jobs/businesses.

    If I retired again today, I probably drive eco tourist boats for the summer and farm for the winter.
    I'd also suggest working-travelling. We take in workers ( about 140 over the last 8 years) from...
  12. Re: What are some good retirement jobs/businesses.

    I cannot imagine life without purpose other than to indulge myself....I have retired once, and will do so again, but I'll keep on doing stuff, and there may be money involved. After all, why should I...
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    Re: odd post: strange places for a bath

    No photos (as far as I know) thankfully, but when at sea there were many times I danced naked on deck in heavy tropical showers with soap and shampoo. There was always the lingering fear that the...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Wonderful photo....
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    So bluedog has everyone's knickers in a twist. I think the cartoon he posted is in very poor taste....odious .....I agree with those folks that call out the cartoon. It clearly suggests Ms. Ford is...
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    Re: What the **** is WRONG with these guys???

    I feel just a little pity for Brett Kavanaugh. Here he was really at the peak of his career, about to be confirmed to the SCOTUS.....pretty impressive really. Then it all comes crashing down...shot...
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    Re: What the **** is WRONG with these guys???

    I am pretty much aligned with Tom on this, except for the part that other stuff he has been involved with disqualifying him. The crooked GOP has crooked hard to keep nearly all of that comproming...
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    Re: What the **** is WRONG with these guys???

    We all know this sh1t happens, and more frequently than we wish. I personally pulled one young guy off and helped the girl go home from a youthful party. In my opinion than and still, she was part of...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Lets go back to the OP....This was a commercial vessel manned by professionally trained mariners. The law requires they do certain things to maintain a safe environment for the passengers, many of...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    The problem as I see it with your argument is looking at the wrong question....The question here is not how many people unexpectedly find themselves in the water per thousands...what is it? 1 out of...
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    Re: Challenges of becoming a yacht designer

    Design software adds a lot to the process. There has been about 50 years of development in using computers and software in design There were a lot of mistakes along the way, and still more to come....
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    Re: Challenges of becoming a yacht designer

    There is lots of work for Naval Architects....Shipyards, major design offices, marine engineering firms, Classification Societies, Government Regulators. Yacht designing is a passion. Just a few can...
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    Re: Refastening with treenails

    I think I'd favour Jay's copper rivets, or phosphor-bronze screws......The screws are probably easier, but the copper is probably more friendly to the rest of the structure.
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    There is a fair number of people who have been found and picked up, even from boats offshore. For a single hander I suppose it would just prolong the agony. Certainly most offshore people I know...
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    There is no legal recourse available today. There was very likely very little likelihood of legal satisfaction the day after the alleged event. This is one of the principal issues that has come up...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    There seems to be some confusion about the difference between a commercial vessel and a pleasure vessel.
    If you are on a pleasure boat there is no requirement for you wear a lifejacket....you are...
  27. Re: Considering a Meadowlark, Norwalk Island Sharpie 31

    So glad to see anther Meadowlark represented on the Forum....

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4104/5037478696_a24f626ca6.jpgDSCF1839 by gilberj55, on Flickr
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    I'd say on the "balance of probabilities + 1" scale, he looks pretty guilty. This is not enough to convict him, but I'd say it is enough to knock him out of the nomination.....I would not approve him...
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    I read a bit of background...
    She has discussed this event with a councilor/therapist and her husband prior to (by years) his Nomination...this is not just coming out of the blue. They ( husband and...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Y>Y>Y>
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    The simple fact that we have survived, despite our alleged negligence by not wearing life jackets or PFD's is not really a reason for not bothering to consider this important. Certainly people with...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    ACB...I have been similarly negligent, despite knowing better. I sooth my guilt just a little knowing I am far less likely to become a casualty than most people, like you I have been messing around...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Ian is correct that the Captain in this instance is not doing the job right. The life jackets/PFD's must be available, and should be worn when in the skiff or RHIB, or even when on deck of the...
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    Scandalizing a gaff sail has alway been in my point of view a very short term solution for reducing a sail.....you get a squall and she starts really bitching and working hard...if it looks like a...
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    Re: Chartplotting software for laptops

    I have not very often encountered serious fog as a recreational sailor. With a reasonable amount of care it can be avoided....Stay put rather than proceeding. I bear some fault in poor decision...
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    Re: Farewell VW Beetle

    Had one of these too....
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    Re: Chartplotting software for laptops

    I use paper charts and a magnetic compass if I need to reference them. I know my local waters well enough that I seldom actually need any of them. I do not have a chart plotter, or PC/Tablet on the...
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    Re: Farewell VW Beetle

    My first car.....a couple of hundred thousand miles before I moved on......great memories....
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Great photo.....do you have one closer??? I like the composition of this one but I'd like to see the Blackskimmer a little more.
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    I have generally referred to the person at the helm...."the helm" not gender specific......
  41. Thread: The last straw

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    Re: The last straw

    The best and most reliable way to get cats out of the house permanently, is to get a dog that cannot be trained to tolerate cats or other small creatures. I truly know this........Our cats have not...
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    In the OLDE days is was normal to give helm orders like "port your helm" for turning to starboard. I think this was because on many ships there was no visibility from the helm and so the order from...
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    Re: Chartplotting software for laptops

    Sounds like nobltec. I have that on my old computer.
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    Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    Good Luck Peter.....we are pulling for you..
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    In general I'll use nautical terms for describing stuff to do with boats and ships. I like it, the words roll off the tongue easily. As ACB mentions, I am perfectly capable of intentionally using a...
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    Hi Dave, It was great to see you both, briefly at least. I am envious....
    John
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    I probably would not have chosen the same colour that Ian has chosen, but I like it, partly just because it is different from the usual plastic white. I hope it is cooler. MEG will stand out. I'd...
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    That is way cool Dave. Many years ago I used to winter camp. Loved it, only stopped because I had too many other obligations. We had a European designed tent...4 roughly cone shaped sections that...
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    In Canadian parks, which is where most people do wilderness, it is illegal to carry firearms....ever....unless you are a Warden, or a conservation officer or police officer on duty.
  50. Thread: pr0n

    by gilberj
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    Re: pr0n

    When that happened to us during a race, the skipper shouted at one of the crew, a woman, to "BLOW THE GUY!!!!!" made for a few laughs and drinks later in the pub....
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