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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Do you know any psych nurses? I do & no way would I want them doing foreign policy.

    Of course, a whole lotta politicians aren't very good at it either.
  2. Thread: Long and lean

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    Re: Long and lean

    They took the hard chine concept & applied to to the whole boat - unless you're looking from above. I always thought they were kinda cool. Also amazing that the designer as the same as for the...
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    Re: Bored out of my mind

    Bummer! Hope you brought some good books...
  4. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    That's a double-edged sword. While some schools (particularly Evangelical & Montessori) may give a student a limited or substandard education, there are many private schools that give a far better...
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    Re: Bored out of my mind

    You're only 20 miles from DC & minutes from the Gray Line of the Metro. Head to the museums!

    If you haven't used the metro in DC, it's excellent. Clean & quiet - same rubber tire tech as...
  6. Re: Pierce County Sheriff out on bail. Serve snd Protect.

    We have a county sheriff here who has pleaded innocent to 2 felony sexual assault charges & is still working. Very strange.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

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  8. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    My brother brought his yawl (way bigger than in Ilur) into a dock without touching the tiller - just mizzen & main as you describe. He sure did freak some people out, but the boat ended up at a dead...
  9. Thread: Long and lean

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    Re: Long and lean

    I thought my boat was skinny @ 4.16:1.

    Paul Rollins built a 50' yawl for his own use that was 5:1. I believe a forumite bought it.
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    Happy Canada Day!

    Please take a moment to be thankful that you live in a relatively sane & civilized first world country - unlike your neighbor to the south.
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    Re: they might be about to doom us all

    Congress created the EPA so your (& the court's) nitpicking is simply wrong. This could have fallout that goes way beyond the EPA & you try to minimize it. Sheesh.

    This decision is a wet dream...
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    Re: Brawl at Eagles Concert in London

    Wouldn't have gotten rowdy if the concert had been in Winslow...

    I hope y'all realize this could go on for a while.
  13. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    On the western to sci-fi thing - Star Trek was originally written as a western, but the censors wouldn't let it on TV. Roddenberry changed it to sci-fi so they couldn't claim anything referred to...
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    Re: Something you cannot get from Amazon.

    You cannot get a US made carburetor kit for my Briggs & Stratton mower motor at Amazon. The dealer has a kit for $90.00, Amazon has a Chinese one for $8.00.

    One detail the dealer left out in his...
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    You have links to back that up - or just spouting the "I hate Bernie" mantra?
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    They hide them underwater too! DAMHIKT...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    And... Trump going to court & winning (or at least not being convicted) will pretty much guarantee him a major role in the Rep. party moving forward. Yes, he has one now - but his power would...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Yes - but no matter who it is - so it's protecting whoever holds the office, not a particular person.
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    But an unobtainably high one for today's Republican party.
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    I think it's WOO - Wide Open Oar...

    Probably wanna stay PC & not go with Wide Open Paddle.

    ;)
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    I've used the mirrors MushCreek describes. Great if you have glasses on.
  22. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    Love it! That's the sorta thing kids should do.
  23. Thread: The Bathroom...

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    Re: The Bathroom...

    Nope - in a suburban home built after the 70's & to this day, it's usually on the first floor & for guests to use.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    OK - so what evidence is there that is not hearsay? I'd love to see him behind bars as much as anyone, but if he gets taken to court & is not convicted, it will be a complete disaster for every...
  25. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Good one John!
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    Unlike Trump & his supporters (including his goons/enablers like Moscow Mitch), Liz Cheney seems to have the integrity to not violate the oath she took. She gets big points for that. However, don't...
  27. Thread: The Bathroom...

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    Re: The Bathroom...

    In US Realtor speak:

    1/2 bath is a sink & toilet
    3/4 bath adds a shower
    Full replaces the shower with a tub - which will also usually have a shower head
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    Re: Liberal miserly.

    At least porn is fun! ;)
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    Re: Anybody have a well?

    Not sure I understand. They're using surface wells & then treating the water?
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    Re: Liberal miserly.

    bobbys - do you really believe that spew? Really? It was written by a little man (I'm not talking physical size) who has absolutely no clue about "liberals".

    We don't hate masculinity at all -...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    According to Wikipedia:



    So - by that definition the T head isn't crossflow. However - it could just be the author didn't know about that cool old engine. To my little brain - the valve...
  32. Re: Why does 1929 gaff-sloop 16 ft wood boat have six mast positions?

    I can't speak to the positions (though I 'spect John & Kevin are right) - but I just have to say that's a pretty boat!
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    Re: Anybody have a well?

    Yep. I drilled (had it drilled) a well that found next to nothing until 425'. At that point they estimated 50 GPM - enough to supply an apartment building. The level settled at about 150' & we put...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    But I won't get to see it gone... :)
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    For sure 7 shell bearings have more friction than 5 - but I kinda like solid support on each side of the rod journal. As an aside, I've always wondered why more companies didn't adopt head designs...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    How can anyone not be cynical about the refuse heap of a former president? The man has sleazed out of court so many times I doubt anyone has kept full track. So what is the "guaranteed to put him...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    A mile from where I used to live is The Long Trail. Goes the length of Vermont following the summits of the Green Mountains. https://www.greenmountainclub.org/the-long-trail/

    It is heavily used,...
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Great news!
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    MGA 3 bearing cranks would whip out of shape dramatically. I don't think it's the friction of your 7 main bearings - but more likely cylinder head/combustion chamber design. A 4 valve cross-flow...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    All this is indeed revealing - but it's also hearsay. What have they found that could be an open & shut case against Trump? I haven't heard it yet & we're dealing with Mr. Teflon here. One thing...
  41. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    I respect your choice & also your willingness to state it here.

    That being said, I have to disagree - as while Biden is not the sharpest tool in the drawer, at least he can speak coherent...
  42. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Just gotta say it - though I believe my invisibility cloak is getting a workout on this thread*. Even written words can have tone & tone makes a large percentage of how we interpret what another...
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    Re: Cable TV companies

    Cable is the only real option for internet for us. I work remotely (have for the last 40 years) as does my partner - though she "could" go into an office. So - between remote desktop where I am...
  44. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Gerrymandering is a very real problem. Yes both parties have done it, but modern day Reps have taken it to an art form - with the support of Rep judges.

    However, it is normally considered a...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    Yep - 16. As far as flat vs. boxer, I too always understood them to be the same thing. My apologies for forgetting the Corvair - though I only owned one. Here are some other pics (can't copy...
  46. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Huh? Your own link shows 46 sponsored & 859 co-sponsored bills. So - she's sponsored just about 1 per month that she's been in congress. Exactly how many does she have to be involved in to make...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    Ummmm... Subaru, Porsche, & VW. All Subarus are flat 4s or 6s. 911s are flat 6s & every bug & bus was a flat 4.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    2 "flat" 8's geared together.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRM_P83
  49. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Maybe you get a good discount at Fisheries Chris, but $500 less: ...
  50. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Too bad so many do. Folks from all sides here think she's evil. Sad...
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