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    Re: we are rebuilding an old schooner

    The 1967 launch of the America replica. IIRC Pete Culler built the pulling boat on her deck. I wonder if it's still with her.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J70B8x9lMuI
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Those who've been on long sea voyages like those described by O'Brian know that life passes very slowly for much of the time at sea: long established patterns, regulated duties and watches, repeated...
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    Re: Does Hinckley still make sailboats?

    I believe Hinckley will still build a sailboat but on a custom order basis only.
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    I saw that ad with the Chevy Nomad last night for the first time. It reminded me that from 1967-73 the Chevy Suburban was a three door (one on the driver's side, two on the passengers').
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    We had it yesterday with our middle daughter, her husband and their two children. (He works today.) We each named things we were thankful for. My wife's first mention was for our boat and summer...
  6. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    My son-in-law had a Subaru that was on its last legs and he hankered for a Jeep Wrangler four seat 4X4. He was on the west coast finishing his medical residency before moving east to near where we...
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    Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    I was a corporate trainer in a past life. Over ten years I spent a week to two weeks with each member of management in our company during off-site programs, some 3000 people. The ineffectiveness of...
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    Paul Gartside's 14' pram, Design #222. You could add fore and aft decks and he'd design a sailing rig for you. He's very helpful. https://store.gartsideboats.com/products/14ft-plywood-pram-design-222
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    “Hellscape: Inside the Meltdowns at Twitter and FTX,” hosted by Jacob Ward. The 30-minute NBC News special on NBC News Now (available on Peacock, Roku, YouTube and AppleTV) and will be available on...
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    The top photo showing the Marshall Sanderlings anchored close enough to the beach to wade out too reminds me of the shorefront where the Cotuit skiff fleet on Cape Cod moors in the summer. The...
  11. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee asks for donations that it claims will go to the "Team Herschel" campaign ... but unless those donating specifically click on a link to do that ALL their...
  12. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    And Walker's getting played by GOP fundraising: https://www.yahoo.com/video/walker-calls-gop-deceptive-fundraising-021431966.html
  13. Thread: Magaga

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    Re: Magaga

    All Hat, No Cattle

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    Re: does anybody here

    Yes, I'm only missing a very few of the earliest ones... but we've decided I'll go through the stacks of them and save only those I've enjoy rereading during the winter months.
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    Re: Post-Election Misinformation

    More about Qanonizona: https://newrepublic.com/article/168707/kari-lake-katie-hobbs-arizona-governor-donald-trump
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    Spot on about him: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/are-you-a-parent-of-a-toddler-or-an-assistant-to-a-male-ceo-of-a-tech-startup
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    Russia's economic future

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/putin-destroyed-most-russia-economy-184040301.html
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    Re: The USSC and overreach, there's a history

    Harvard's admissions percentages. "Affirmative action" for the wealthy, athletic and legacies:...
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    Re: The USSC and overreach, there's a history

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/10/supreme-court-harvard-affirmative-action-legacy-admissions-equity/671869/
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    Re: Clarence F Thomas

    https://www.theonion.com/parents-explain-how-affirmative-action-has-destroyed-th-1849723567
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    Back before electric lighting there were more than twenty local stores that sold kerosene. The stores were spread out within walking distance (about a mile) of every home and business in town. They'd...
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    Re: The debate on abortion.

    If society determines that women must give birth against their will under penalty of law then it should financially support the child until adulthood. We do that for the imprisoned, feeding and...
  23. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Sam Llewellyn's seafaring series are good: https://www.samllewellyn.com/
  24. Why didn't I think of this? (Boatbuilding fraud)

    https://maritime-executive.com/article/u-s-couple-charged-with-fraud-in-28m-boatbuilding-scheme
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    Re: Favorite Pram less than 8 feet

    PT 11 nesting dinghy: https://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/wooden-sailboat-kits/PT-11-Nesting-Dinghy.html
  26. Thread: Star boat

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    Re: Star boat

    http://starclass-001.yclas.com/
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    Re: Anyone asked those armed drop box watchers

    It's not those dropping off their ballots so much as the election officers who have to empty the drop boxes that I am concerned for. Standing there opening a box, bundling them up and then carrying a...
  28. Re: Why do Republicans want to destroy Social Security?

    Options for strengthening Social Security: https://www.cbpp.org/research/social-security/increasing-payroll-taxes-would-strengthen-social-security
  29. Voter intimidation per Heather Cox Richardson

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/october-23-2022?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
  30. Re: The opening prayer prayer at a MAGA rally attended by Eric Trump and Michael Flyn

    In The Federalist, senior editor John Daniel Davidson announced, “We Need To Stop Calling Ourselves Conservatives.” “The conservative project has failed,” he wrote, “and conservatives need to...
  31. Thread: Corineus

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    Re: Corineus

    She was in Boothbay Harbor 4 years ago for the summer. Don't know where she is now:
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  32. Thread: liz truss

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    Re: liz truss

    What is that, five different PMs in the last six years?
  33. Thread: Apologies

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    Re: Apologies

    An old boyfriend of my wife's just found a stash of letters she'd written to him decades ago. He sent them all to her out of the blue, several envelopes of them. Fascinating to read. She's always...
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    Re: I was too harsh last weekend

    I remember Ish asking for some thoughts about a particular sailboat that he was thinking about getting (an Amphibicon) to live and cruise extensively on. My family owned two of them sequentially in...
  35. Re: A grim prognostication for the world economy

    The stock markets (despite a few sizeable bumps soon recovered from) have been nearly straight up since the mid-70s, but down by 25% so far this year. So the whinging needs to be taken in that...
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    Re: OTC Hearing aids

    I have an older battery-powered pair that have been great. My audiologist recommended the brand and model so I got a used pair off eBay for $750 vs the $5000 it would have cost for new. (The used...
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    Re: gays and transgender

    It's the Declaration of Independence that mentions
    "the pursuit of happiness."
  38. Re: “You can remember stuff like that, but you can’t remember… bla bla bla”

    I can only remember some of the letters in others name's but very often not the order. It's a freakish thing.
  39. A grim prognostication for the world economy

    https://time.com/6221771/stagflation-crisis-debt-nouriel-roubini/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20221017+++body&et_rid=207247997&lctg=2072479...
  40. Re: The more I read about the Secret Service, Trump, and Jan 6, the more - - -

    They stopped short of driving Trump to The Capitol. Perhaps because they wouldn't have been able to protect him if need be? What a potential nightmare for everyone in so many ways if they had.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    For all his complaints about "what hasn't been investigated" now he'll have his chance to make his case to do so when subpoenaed. But he won't show up to answer questions even to take the fifth.

    I...
  42. Thread: Mailbox rant

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    Re: Mailbox rant

    This all makes me so grateful we have a tiny local post office a hundred yards down the street. A nice daily walk to the same indoor mailbox our family has had since the 1940s, wonderful guy at the...
  43. Thread: Mailbox rant

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    Re: Mailbox rant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrzxm1I8ME
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    Not your grandfather's America's Cup boats!

    Autopilots! https://www.sail-world.com/news/254769/Nathan-Outteridge-on-driving-the-AC40
  45. Thread: Fear!

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    Fear!

    https://www.theonion.com/conservative-man-proudly-frightened-of-everything-1849598211
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    Re: I’m done with ICE’s

    The subsidies on EVs are misplaced. The well-off are those who buy them and then most often use them a second vehicles. They then don't drive them enough and sell (to buy new ones) after a few years....
  47. Re: The Worst Economic System - except for all the others

    As things stand now 18 year olds are left adrift after high school to sink or swim. College education is a credentialing exercise for entry into the workforce while being a risky gamble of...
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    Party Barge (pontoon boats) thoughts

    https://slate.com/technology/2022/10/pontoons-electric-gas-guzzlers-boating-climate.html
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    Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    Lew- I'm surprised your doctor didn't advise you about possible unpleasant side effects. When we came down with the virus at the end of July our doctor considered our current health, medical history...
  50. Re: Jan 6 detainees say a D.C. jail is so awful that they'd like a transfer to Guanta

    The US spends more on incarceration than it does on higher education... and I suspect those jailed as insurrectionists are fine with that until they are the ones subject to it and find that what they...
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