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    Re: A Visit to the Dark Side- Classic Glass :)

    Any updates on your restoration project? Still suffering from supply chain issues?

    I've been driving past this one at work:

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xG5dDKh/0/L/i-xG5dDKh-L.jpg
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    Re: Lazy jacks for gaff rig

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TWSkz4c/0/L/i-TWSkz4c-L.jpg
    This has worked for me. The lazyjacks meet the mast at the same height as the throat halyard, you need to have some room between the...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    https://comoto.imgix.net/blog_content_image/image/81841/gallery/R100_Repair-5.jpg?w=789&dpr=2&auto=format
    One of the many fine attributes of the airhead. Add some Stabil, close the petcock, drop the...
  4. Re: Arson Fire Damages Dozens of Boats in Seattle

    https://smhttp-ssl-61500.nexcesscdn.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1024x1024/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/4/3421_dual_inlet_base_with_3488_discharge_pipe_3499_quad_stacked_tips.jpg...
  5. Thread: Svea

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    Re: Svea

    You and Leif beat me too it. The whole "pour fuel on top of the stove to pre-heat it" thing always made me nervous on a stationary rock or picnic table, hard to imagine doing it on a small boat.
  6. Thread: Anchor Bag

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    Re: Anchor Bag

    My ground tackle is an anchor with boat-length of chain attached to 200' of nylon line. The problem I've had with storing the rode in a bag is that it never dries out, the end result being a funky...
  7. Re: Best sandals for small boat mucking about?

    My feet don't like Crocs and are the wrong shape for Vans (short, high arch and extra-wide). Those high arches do a great job of attracting small rocks so sandals are out too. My go-to are classic...
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    Re: Skulling notch side for left handers

    Have you tried sculling yet? The two dinghies I've done the most sculling in are my Feather and Portage Prams, both with a centerline notch. In that weird ambidextrous way we lefties have, I scull...
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    Re: Where is trump?

    Have any Russian oligarch mega yachts set sail recently?
  10. Re: One insane englishman, starting again from where the thread broke

    I'm using Firefox and getting the dreaded white page too
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    Re: this is some good socialist **** right here

    http://cdn.statcdn.com/Infographic/images/normal/18160.jpeg
    What is it about the southern tier of the US?

    Higher rates of diabetes in the US than pretty much anywhere else, American...
  12. Re: How did Corned Beef (and cabbage) become an Irish Tradition?

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fZnpPmr/0/L/i-fZnpPmr-L.jpg
    Some Montreal Smoked Beef I posted over on the "What's for Dinner" thread a couple of weeks back, a close cousin to pastrami.
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  13. Re: How did Corned Beef (and cabbage) become an Irish Tradition?

    No need to add sugar when corning beef. Skipping the sodium nitrite work OK too though you end up with a less than appealing gray brisket.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    That is delightfully swoopy
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    Re: 30,000 Islands, Two Small Boats

    That was a pretty epic trip, thank you for sharing.

    Are you any closer to finding your way onto the water in your new area?
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    Re: Hey Joe - weather report?

    https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/845fb52/2147483647/strip/true/crop/5280x3520+0+218/resize/840x560!/quality/80/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcalifornia-times-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2F1c%2F85...
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    Re: Lazarette Hinge Arrangments

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52752243118_43e4b77f4b_c.jpg
    What about changing the hinge orientation 90 degrees? Build the lid in two pieces that hinge off the two bulkheads running fore and...
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    Re: Motorcycle helmet

    I managed to wear out two Roadcrafters (they were good for about 12 years each before the Goretex was just too far gone) and just before the pandemic picked up a waxed cotton Falstaff. Takes about a...
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    Re: Motorcycle helmet

    Good points Ted.

    I'll add: First off, learning to ride? Take a class, this is not a good place for OJT. If you already ride find a dual-sport class, you'll learn a lot about traction control and...
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    Re: I want this . . .

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-wBsb7tp/0/O/i-wBsb7tp.jpg
    Sometimes I miss this one. Those early F650s were quite capable. Very touchy about tires, TKC 80s were the best.
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    Re: Motorcycle helmet

    https://cdn1.polaris.com/globalassets/pga/indian/shop/apparel/new-products/2862955.jpg?v=a91175dc&format=webp&height=800
    Back in the day I wore a helmet a lot like this (without the Indian logo)....
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    Re: Motorcycle helmet

    I use an older HJC modular helmet with an integral flip down sunscreen. Last time I went out seriously shopping for a helmet I discovered the HJC brand fit my head a lot better than the Shoei did....
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    Re: Flying a mirror 14 sail from a sprit?

    https://i.imgur.com/3hXM4kz.jpg
    Nice picture!
    I applaud your willingness to experiment. Looking at the amount of luff sag in not particularly windy looking conditions I wonder if adding a couple of...
  24. Re: 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

    The early Bronco came with a Dana 20 transfer case. 2high, 4high, 4low and neutral. There is a block-off plate on mine where the PTO would come out, at one point I was keeping an eye out for one....
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    Re: building progress

    I had to go look it up because while I know a lot of folks with new hips and knees I'd never heard of an ankle replacement....
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DHWNwHt/0/L/i-DHWNwHt-L.jpg

    This is an "off the shelf" kit to move the old column shifter to the floor. One stick for the 3-speed transmission, one for the...
  27. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Kayaks/i-fX8W48R/0/b5497f38/L/2022061616273768--4873073486840993208-IMG_1933-L.jpg

    I guess Poppy is now a Portage Pram 1.0

    The OG gunnels are built up layers of...
  28. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    The bottom and first planks up the sides (on a flat bottom boat like this are they considered garboards or broads?) get a layer of glass. Bruce is wondering about the built-up gunnels and how to deal...
  29. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    That's interesting, I wonder why they felt the need to add foam.

    I think it wants some kind of protection but I'm not sure just a layer of fiberglass is going to do much.
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    Re: Minimal micro, nesting dinghy

    https://sailboatdata.com/storage/xsNKBWGRoAMwFOo2TIzGx0a7ZYewDKJ9UuLqSC7K.jpeg
    All the Shark 24 sail plans I've looked at show a big, deck sweeping jib. I think stacking dinghy parts up on the...
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    Re: What's for dinner

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jGdCrKD/0/L/i-jGdCrKD-L.jpg

    Soup and sandwich night: pork meatball bahn mi and tom kha gai
  32. Re: Skerry, square mast/spars, round mast/spars? Sail?

    The plans for my gaff-rigged Eun Mara show a square sectioned mast with well rounded corners. As far as I know in practice they get finished round. I think the Oonagh from Off Center Harbor/Doug...
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    Re: Electric inboard

    Our hosts ran an article on putting a pod motor in a rudder last year, #285 the March/April issue

    Also:...
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    Re: New Boat for the BROTM?

    https://bajao-sup.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Bild-BAJAO-Cabin-mit-Angel-2048x1536.jpeg
    you can even get a tent!
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    Re: New Boat for the BROTM?

    Have you considered an inflatable SUP? Minimalist travel but they doesn't take up much space and are quite inexpensive, especially when compared to a rotomolded kayak.Over at the fishing end of the...
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    That's a lot of sail! There is a picture of Minna (the first Eun Mara) in an old Watercraft magazine running a spinnaker. A little more complexity than this singlehander wants to add.
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    Re: Gaff sloop ID

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=131089&d=1678241187&thumb=1
    What is going on with that weird knuckle where the stem curves down towards the keel? It jumps out as an oddly...
  38. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    Those are 6" deck plates. Big enough to shove lunch and/or some shoes through, I wouldn't go smaller.
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    Re: Electric inboard

    These folks have a couple of reasonably priced packages: https://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/ take a look at their 5 and 10kw kits.
    (insert the usual non-affiliation disclaimer here)

    I still find...
  40. Re: Tennessee about to gut the marriage equality act

    The "right kind of family values party" strikes again.
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    Re: Religion's role

    Are we talking about real mince (carnivorous) or the pseudo-mince (no meat) variety?
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    Re: Religion's role

    Teaching and singing christian hymns for religious holidays using public funds is OK? What about all the other religions? If the choirmaster put together a program including an assortment of songs...
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    Re: Religion's role

    Take a look at the lyrics, those carols are prayers.
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    An email from Armstrong:

    "The bar on Armstrong Deck Plates can be reversed (remove the e-clip, unscrew the bar, turn it over, screw it back and secure with the e-clip). This will give you a...
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    Re: If I Were Building A Boat Again...

    I like a bit of both. It's fun to sail around all day then sit in the cockpit to watch the sun go down but I love being able to lay out my bedding on a mattress that isn't going to deflate in the...
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    Re: Religion's role

    Not having read Holland's work I can't comment directly on it. But I do feel comfortable making the observation that through history Christianity has been quite adept at hoovering up and rebranding...
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    Re: the ocean race, march 6th

    Those are very wet boats

    https://youtu.be/EPpx73iU0bU
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    Re: Sailing Caps?

    Can't stand wearing hats. I'll occasionally put on beanie if it is really cold and I do have a Tilley and big brimmed straw hat that live on the boat but they pretty much only come out when I'm...
  49. Re: gymnastics in drag in front of children? What is world coming to?

    In England it was illegal for women to perform on stage until 1660. Same for the rest of Europe, even the ancient Greeks barred women from the stage.
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    Re: Electric inboard

    It sounds like an interesting project. I dug in pretty deep trying to figure out how to electrify a classic keelboat design I plan on building in the next couple of years. motors and controls are...
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