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  1. Thread: R.I.P. Jeff Spira

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    Re: R.I.P. Jeff Spira

    No help if you want to purchase plans, but you can at least look at the web site on the WayBackMachine: https://web.archive.org/web/20220126082348/https://spirainternational.com/
    Doug
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    Re: I miss the driveway we had in Montclair

    Nice area. I grew up in Bloomfield. Doug
  3. Re: How may of you know someone with Covid at the moment?

    Granddaughter, Grandson-in-law, Great Grandson. Doug
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    Re: Futuristic bull bunk

    My first personal computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000. It came standard with 4k memory. I splurged on the 16k expansion module. Data storage was on a cassette tape recorder. Doug
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    Re: Just bout a 1946 Lyman Runabout

    Very pretty boat. There is a book about the history of Lyman you might enjoy called "Lyman Boats-Legend of the Lakes" by Tom Koroknay. According to the book I would look for the hull number on the...
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    Re: The times they have changed

    Nope. I'm 72. Doug
  7. Thread: Best Beers

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    Re: Best Beers

    I had some Gigantic Dad Pants when I was at the WoodenBoat School last summer. It was really good! Doug
  8. Thread: Brunzeel Plywood

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    Re: Brunzeel Plywood

    I would be interested if still available. I've been driving up there to ski at Mt Peter every week this year anyway. Doug
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    This video is actually copied from a guy on YouTube that calls himself MacroMachines. He's a college age kid building this car from scratch. There are about 50 episodes so far and it's pretty...
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    Re: For the Suggestion Box

    I would love to have a fraction of your talent. Doug
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    Re: A Drawring Of A Boat

    Love this dawing. Doug
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    Re: Pushrods. Dozens of pushrods.

    Another view of the Miss Detroit. The owner told me there are only 2 of these engines in existance. His and the other is in the Smithsonian is what he told me. Doug
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    Re: It is Officially North East Ball Busting Season.

    Yup, cold here in Jersey. I like it that way. Been out skiing 3 times so far. Doug
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    Re: Gorewood 15-8 or 16 canoe plan dwg

    PM Flo-Mo. I believe those are his plans. He is a member on here. Doug
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    Re: Another mystery tool

    Here is mine. Doug
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    Re: Another mystery tool

    I have one of those. Makes round tenons. Doug
  17. Thread: An old newspaper

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    Re: An old newspaper

    My dad was on Luzon with the army at that point, I believe. Doug
  18. Thread: Floaters

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    Re: Floaters

    Been there, done that. A lot of it should go away, but you will probably still end up with quite a few floaters, I know I did. Doug
  19. Thread: Floaters

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    Re: Floaters

    The vitreous in both of my eyes detached a number of years ago almost exactly a year apart. Definitely scary the first time it happened. The second time I at least realized what had happened. Some of...
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    Re: Are the times better? model boats

    WoodenBoat School has a class for building R/C Pond Yachts if anyone is interested. Doug
  21. Thread: TR3

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    Re: TR3

    When I bought my 1961 MGA it had a bad starter. For a couple months I had to pull the hand crank out of the trunk to get going. The side curtains were terrible. Whenever it rained it always dripped...
  22. Thread: TR3

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    Re: TR3

    Always wanted a TR3. I ended up with a 1961 MGA because a friend of mine was willing to sell it to me for $200. Loved the car, but sold it about 3 years later for $475. Doug
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    Re: Are the times better? model boats

    Not exactly a sailboat, but I designed, built, and race this one. Doug
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    Re: Issue 284 & Merry Christmas

    Mine is fine. Doug
  25. Thread: 55 years on skis

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    Re: 55 years on skis

    I didn't start skiing til I was 35. I probably won't get out til sometime in January. Still going at 71. Doug
  26. Thread: eff one

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    Re: eff one

    They give penalty points on a driver's super license for doing stuff like Verstappen did. If you get more than 12 in a 12 month period I believe you lose your super license for the next race, which...
  27. Thread: eff one

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    Re: eff one

    Are you sure it was 2 championship points? I read that he got 2 penalty points. Not the same thing. Doug
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    Re: What gifts are you making?

    Thanks. Doug
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    Re: What gifts are you making?

    These. Doug
  30. Thread: LA Auto Show

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    Re: LA Auto Show

    I have already been getting emails from the New York International Auto Show offering tickets for sale to next year's show in April 2022. Doug
  31. Thread: Cataract

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    Re: Cataract

    I had my right eye done this past Friday and the left one is being done a week from tomorrow. Even with only one done my distance vision is now better without any glasses than it was before with...
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    Re: “Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy”

    You got a gang
    I got a gang
    Everybody's gotta have a gang
    But there's only one real gang for me
    Good ol' Andy's Gang
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    Re: Be careful combining vaccine shots

    I got my Covid booster and my flu shot at the same time, one in each arm, at Walgreen's. I had no side affects other than a little soreness at the site of the booster injection. Doug
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    Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    It looks like it's just a table saw with a tilt table instead of a tilting arbor. I've seen a Craftsman table saw like that before. Doug
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    Re: RIP Clive Sinclair

    I had a Timex/Sinclair 1000. Wish I had kept it. Doug
  36. Thread: Cancer stories

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    Re: Cancer stories

    I was having trouble peeing. Went to the doctor and was sent for an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed a mass in my bladder. Doctor told me to see a urologist immediately. Urologist sent me for a CT...
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    Re: How to renew for digital versions only?

    if you subscribe online you can get just digital. Doug
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    Re: Who here drove some of those 'other' cars?

    The Allstate was a rebadged Henry J from Kaiser. Doug
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    Re: Who here drove some of those 'other' cars?

    I owned a 1947 Kaiser for a short while.
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    Re: Anyone done any waterjet cutting?

    I worked for the company that made the 9-11 memorial in New York City for over 20 years. All the names in the memorial were cut with a waterjet. Doug
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    Re: some straight timber for the Notre Dame

    Actually Notre Dame Catnedral is owned by the French Government, not the Roman Catholic church. Doug
  42. Re: Thinking about purchasing a 1930’s Old Town Boat

    The serial number should be stamped into the stem. If there is enough paint on it you may not be able to see it til you strip the paint off. BTDT. Doug
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    Re: Can anyone explain the fear of LGT people?

    Last I heard businesses in NJ can refuse service to people who refuse to wear masks. There are many businesses around here that don't allow entry without a mask. Doug
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    I had a bright yellow 1972 Fiat 850 Spider. It was a lot of fun to drive. Although they had a horrible reputation for rust, mine had none when I bought it and very little when I sold it. Doug
  45. Thread: 4 WW2 Veterans

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    Re: 4 WW2 Veterans

    My dad was drafted and was inducted into the army in June 1941. He was a medic and was in Panama taking part in Malaria experiments when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He didn't get into combat until...
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    Re: Covid-19 vaccine... Have you had them?

    Wish I could get the vaccine. I'm eligible, but no appointments available. It's a total fiasco here in New Jersey. Doug
  47. Thread: abandonment

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    Re: abandonment

    Warren county, NJ.77781
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    Re: Wooden "Sunfish" Plans

    http://www.svensons.com/boat/?p=SailBoats/Jamaican also has plans for a similar boat called "Jamaican". It looks like it's 12' long and 36" wide". Doug
  49. Thread: Automotive Gauges

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    Re: Automotive Gauges

    1954 Mercury. Doug74545
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    Re: I bet the "FLOWBEE" sales are blowing up!!

    I believe they shut down production in April at the start of the pandemic and they aren't shipping anything. Doug
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