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  1. Re: Has there been a thread on our new national religion?

    What attracted me to Buddhism and other "eastern" thought, when I was young, was that they do not ask you to join their respective "club" - you are not made to feel guilty if you do not believe as...
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    Re: Photo a day. 365 x 12/2021...

    dawn on my lake....NE Ohio

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    Re: to what do you attribute your longevity

    Well, my father died at age 57 of colon cancer, my brother of suicide at 49, so I am hoping I make it to somewhere around my mom's age (she will be 89 next week)....am 63

    Been (mostly) vegetarian...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    I reached out to the Canadian Canoe Museum as well - and sent them pics of this canoe - perhaps they may have some additional info that may be relevant to this # 4 model cedar rib canoe....we shall...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    So, apparently, the Peterborough Canoe co also made a "#4" model canoe, after the Ontario Canoe co burned down in 1892 - same dimensions etc as the OCC #4 model
    I guess there is no way for sure to...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    Thanks Tim - great pics of those leeboards......I replied to your private message....appreciate it!
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    Thanks, Tim - that would be awesome! Let me know!
    Esp. so since we are both in NE Ohio!
    Cheers
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    Thanks for that! I had been looking on the woodencanoemuseum site, and saw there was a number to the right of the other set of numbers - but did not make the connection....

    So, this canoe is...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    Well, quick update - I made the 40 minute drive south last evening, and picked this up for $100....too nice to pass up!

    It is pretty nice - no documentation at all - I noticed some numbers stamped...
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    Re: A new Åttring - quite a sensation

    Wow.... that is one beautiful boat!

    Would love to see it in person someday and go for a sail! (or row!)

    Thanks for sharing this!
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    Re: Elf off a Shelf

    Wow, nice! Wish I could find a "deal" on an Elf in my area - love that boat and hope to build one someday.....

    So, what are your immediate plans? Cut out the bad ply, or ?
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    I will get in contact with the guy at Springfield Fan Centerboard co that you mentioned, this weekend - I would like to have as original replacement parts as possible, etc
  13. Re: Autumnal Equinox on the twenty-second this year.

    I love fall- my favorite time of year, especially October when all the leaves change color! I do an Annual Fall Hiking spree here with our local metroparks - great to get out in the crisp autumn air...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    Thanks again - Benson....from what the owner mentioned, dimension-wise it looks possibly to be a #24 Peterborough Cedar Rib model....would that be stamped on the stem up front? Owner looked and said...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    Thanks for all the tips, guys.....am familiar with WCHA, was a past member, etc

    Going to go look at and likely buy it this week.....seems like too good to pass up! (story of my boating life!)
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    Vintage canoe ID?

    Advertised on local craigslist as "home-built" but it does not look home made to me

    Any ideas as to possible builder / origin? (thinking maybe Peterborough?)

    Owner not sure if fg covered or...
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    Re: Sources for project boat?

    What Rick said.....

    Have found a number of nice "project boats" on my local craigslist - I even got 2 "free" sailboats from posting on CL that I was looking for a "sailboat project" a few years...
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    Re: Antique Boat show - which boat??

    Soooo, I ended up taking my 1970 Mirror dinghy to the Boat Show last Saturday - beautiful day and I was the only sailboat there (most of the boats are Chris Crafts, Lymans etc)----lots of fun!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Joe (SoCal)…

    Happy B-Day - go surfing and fly some drones, dude....
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    Re: reviving an old project - searunner

    This tri is more than 18 feet wide - that hydroplane is no where near that wide tilted on its flatbed trailer
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    Re: Prettiest boat under 16 feet?

    Someone beat me to my nomination - but the Oughtred Elf (or larger Elfyn) stirs me....lovely boat

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    Re: reviving an old project - searunner

    It may be wise to see what your local regs are about moving something this wide on local roadways / permits required and/if it is even allowed....something nearly 19 ft wide on a flatbed trailer...
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    Re: reviving an old project - searunner

    You likely already have this info, but from the Jim Brown website

    https://www.searunner.com/index.php/searunner-31


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    Re: reviving an old project - searunner

    A "free" boat? Yes - run - very far!

    As someone who has also been "gifted" several free boats over the years - I can relate.....there is a "free" scaled down Tancook Schooner in Cleveland...
  25. Re: Ex-Larry Pardey Tumlaren Annalisa for sale on Seattle CL for pocket change.

    $9 grand is "pocket change"??
    Must be way bigger pockets than mine!
    Beautiful boat though!!
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    Re: Stevenson Weekender 450 bucks

    Cute boats - I bought one here in OH for $100 a few years back - guy advertised it as a "Friendship Sloop", and did not know it was a Stevenson WK'er - painted it and messed with it a little - too...
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    Re: International Dog Day

    My Emma

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    Re: Antique Boat show - which boat??

    Some more shots of the Morris....she is indeed a beauty!

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    Re: Antique Boat show - which boat??

    This Morris was originally owned by Donna Cooper - whose father - Pop Cooper - owned the Anchor Canoe Livery here in Akron - on the Ohio + Erie Canal - my Dad used to rent this canoe from Donna back...
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    Re: If the internet disappeared tomorrow

    Sounds like it would be an interesting "exercise"
    More time for outdoor activities - sailing and kayaking
    Less time trying to find things to calm the "monkey mind" we all wrestle with....
    Like the...
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    Re: Antique Boat show - which boat??

    I am leaning this way - for ease more than anything - and have taken these 2 before to the Show

    The Mirror dinghy would be fun to take as well - as there are always zero sailboats at this show,...
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    Antique Boat show - which boat??

    So, I typically take a boat or 2 to a local (Akron OH area) Antique + Classic Boat Show - typically held in June - last years was cancelled due to pandemic, and this year it will be Sept 11

    I have...
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    1940's Shell Lake row boat - CL

    A beauty

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/boa/d/grosse-pointe-wood-boat-shell-lake/7358230545.html

    https://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_di9RzZhCNW7z_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
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    Johnson Bros Bayhead skiff project DET CL

    Looks nice - needs lots of work (don't they all?)

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/boa/d/port-lambton-30-wood-skiff/7344280507.html
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  35. Mirror dinghy for sale - CLE craigslist - needs work

    Seems a bit $$ for a boat that needs some work (I got my latest Mirror for $25 with trailer, last year - so......yeah)
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    Re: BROTM 4. War photography.

    Do war protests count?
    May 4th 1970 Kent State

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  37. Re: Thistle Nationals in Cleveland this week - 75th

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  41. Thistle Nationals in Cleveland this week - 75th

    Cool article and great pics of Thistles racing in Lake Erie this week for the 75th Thistle Nationals

    I have raced on Thistles and we held the Nationals once at the Yacht Club near Akron where I...
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    Re: BROTM 2. Geezer shirts.

    Do these kinds of shirts qualify?

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    most of my shirts are brewery t-shirts I got at the goodwill

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    the geezer and his chica bonita
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    Re: Cotton Canoe Lateen

    Not 100% sure, but I think we may be confusing a basic cotton lateen sail that Old Town sold as an accessory for many decades (and the associated leeboards and other hardware) with some more "formal...
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    Re: Cotton Canoe Lateen

    Yep, looks like the same rig! Although yours seems to have 3 battens vs my 2.....and yours is not tattered / torn as mine was when it was given to me! Enjoy!
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    Re: Cotton Canoe Lateen

    I believe it was some sort of muslin / cotton material she bought locally at a fabric store - I treated it to make it more water / wind proof - it sails ok for what it is.....not the best sail shape...
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    Re: Cotton Canoe Lateen

    I bet your cotton lateen sail - if it is an Old Town sail rig - looks like this one I was gifted a few years ago, along with a ply canoe (with the standard mahogany OT leeboards, bronze fittings etc)...
  47. Thread: Whar Pless?

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    Re: Whar Pless?

    Sorry to hear - with a nearly 89 year old Mom, I know it is also just a matter of time here as well....

    Hang in there and care for yourself too!
  48. Thread: No Tipping

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    Re: No Tipping

    We have Swenson's here in Ohio - been around longer (1934) and Skyway (1952)

    Both are great and offer drive up and car-side food delivery.......Akron area traditions for sure...
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    Adelie 16 project for sale (CHEAP!) CLE CL

    If only I had a bigger garage! And more time.....

    An Adelie 16 project - no sails / spars, or trailer

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/boa/d/beachwood-unfinished-sailboat/7350211533.html
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  50. Re: Which dinghy daysailer/cruiser for the Mersey and beyond?

    [QUOTE=62816inBerlin;6483002][QUOTE=WBViking;6482745]Have you considered a Mirror dinghy, or is that too small for you (11 ft)?
    People have done a lot of cruising around in these boats - easily...
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