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  1. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    Wait...WHAT? Joe didn't post this one?
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    Re: Wood, the Next Wave

    But a lot more environmentally friendly.
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    Woodie R2AK Leader

    Team "We Brake for Whales" on a cold molded cedar Lyman Morse 40 is the current leader for the race. Not the only wood boat, but certainly the fastest :)...
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    Re: I met a Blimp vet!

    Dirigible: A blimp with splints.
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    Re: I met a Blimp vet!

    Ummmm....I dunno, but they frequently referred to themselves as "Poopeybaggers"....does that bring out any images?
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    Re: I met a Blimp vet!

    My father-in-law spent a lot of time in blimps. He was helping develop airborne radar during WWII. Flew out of Lakehurst a lot. Had a great story about a training mission where a novice pilot...
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    Re: On board cameras: better and better!

    That's some crazy ​close racing!
  8. Poll: Re: Have you experienced senseless gun violence in your neighborhood.

    My neighbor is from South Africa and said he never stopped for lights or signs...too vulnerable. He also carried a pistol tucked under his buttcheek and pointed aft. Seattle/Tacoma is starting to...
  9. Re: What toys/games were part of your childhood?

    All of the above, plus the American Flyer electric train that we'd set up on the bedroom floor and make structures out of poker chips and cards and run the train through. 800 acres of old donation...
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    Re: First repair complete.

    Hi Duncan, you might take a look at how they top the mast on Mirror Dinghy's. You won't need the whole thing as on a Mirror the shrouds and headstay slip over that top bit, but the plug with an...
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    Re: What have you achomlished today?

    Why not...we keep doin' stuff.
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    Re: What have you achomlished today?

    Started by making mochas, then varnished some interior window trim, pulled clamps and peeled tape from the back panel of a gaming table I'm helping make, helped my lady move a 4' galvy planter to its...
  13. Poll: Re: Have you experienced senseless gun violence in your neighborhood.

    Had a guy fire a round at a motorcycle who pissed him off in our Safeway parking lot this spring. Luckily he missed both the biker and the cars on the highway behind him. This was 500' from the...
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    Re: Bet THAT made some noise.

    Long and skinny hull screams Wiley to me...but I don't recognize it.
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    Re: Bet THAT made some noise.

    I'm told that the most damage from a lightning strike on carbon is the humidity inside the mast flashing to superheated steam and blowing it apart. That's secondhand info, but from a well known boat...
  16. Thread: Craters

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    Re: Craters

    They're still digging.
  17. Re: AahAlaska… pictures of what I see here…

    PLEASE don't walk on the mud!
  18. Thread: 79 years ago

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    Re: 79 years ago

    My Dad dodged that particular bullet and spent the duration in the Sunny South Pacific. He wouldn't talk much about it.
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    Re: My town today!

    I used to think the gangsta's should be issued with Glaser safety rounds. Now I think they should be issued free passes to a chipper.
  20. Thread: wet

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    Re: wet

    Wonder if they're right at the end of their tethers? I haven't looked up the recent rules. Seems like they used to require jacklines and hard points to end so an overboard crewman couldn't go past...
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    Re: Bet THAT made some noise.

    Good point about my lightning question. I didn't catch that it was from Seattle. Doesn't look like a Wiley, any idea what it is?
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    Re: UTV side by sides for Adventure

    "Hayduke Lives!"
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    Re: Bet THAT made some noise.

    Lightning?
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    Re: My Dad is Dying

    What a relief! It's as important to your Dad as it is to you! When my dad passed, he'd somehow managed to see everyone important to him in his life within the last week. That was huge!
  25. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Glad to hear you're doing well, Chris. Keep up with the PT and follow orders! You'll be back writing cruising reports before you know it and I'll be looking forward to reading them :)
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    Re: Red Dead Redemption 2

    The last video game I played was the "GOLF" that came with our first computer. The most fun was hitting the ball to try to get out of bounds far enough that the graphics died. I think it kept me...
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    Re: Utah schools ban the bible

    Further down in the article it points out that the students ​in a Kansas school requested removal of the Bible last year. May be hope yet?
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    Re: Metabo TS 254 M

    I like that outfeed support system. Nice looking saw :)
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    Re: My Dad is Dying

    D@MN! So sorry to hear that, Joe.
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    Re: Swedish knives

    I found one when I was about ten, fishing with my Dad. The belt strap on the sheath had broken and I found it lying in a puddle. Sharpened it up and have used it for about 65 years. Holds a great...
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    Re: First repair complete.

    Ahhh...I see. I thought you were losing the (black) gooseneck out of the end of the boom. If I'm seeing the photo right, it looks like the gooseneck fork is going over something like a spinnaker...
  32. Re: Anyone that can share a opinion on this object?

    Congratulations! I'd call that a good score :) X2 on the "do not fill with epoxy". When the wood swells with water (it will) the epoxy will not and it'll just push the stresses elsewhere. Keep in...
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    Re: First repair complete.

    I can't speak for the Snark boom, but I think you'll usually see the gooseneck fitting fastened into the end of the boom with some screws or pop rivets. How long is the flange that goes inside?
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    Re: Real? Or Fake? Dear God I hope its fake.

    The Turtle Moves?
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    Re: Where’s My Moaning Chair?

    Did that with a big hunk of walnut. I was lucky that I could glue it back together for my project. How'd your blade hold out?
  36. Re: Painting ribs with ABS slurry to prevent wet rot?

    With an all wood boat I'd be reluctant to put anything on the ribs (or anyplace else) that can trap moisture inside the member. If you can encapsulate the whole thing in epoxy, as most stitch & glue...
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    Re: Sarah = Sadness

    Have you considered the "Save this boat" in Wooden Boat? Or have you already explored that avenue? I wish I was in a position to save her, but I have neither the youth nor the resources.
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    Re: First repair complete.

    I sailed Thistles there a lot while I was down at U of O. Winds tend to be light with the occasional frontal system that comes through blowing pretty good. Putting in near the dam you'll find a...
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    Re: Meanwhile, on Facebook Marketplace

    Says it's a 1600 MkII. Grille and taillights look right. No Idea where he came up with "Alfa" except to put it "alfa"betically first? Mileage...I'd call that a good imagination even the total of...
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    Re: Fascism Revisited

    Yup.
  41. Re: Anyone that can share a opinion on this object?

    X2! Looking forward to reports on your adventure :)
  42. Thread: Swedish cars

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    Re: Swedish cars

    NICE! I had a 444 sedan that I loved. One of the cars I truly wish I still had.
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    Re: Porsche thread

    I have to (reluctantly) agree with all that. I was always a fan of lightweight Brit cars, especially after driving friends 911s which were like herding cattle, to me. But I've found the Cayan to be...
  44. Thread: Indy 500

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    Re: Indy 500

    And did pit stops in less than an hour! I think I recall him avoiding a horrendous crash by driving under ​an airborne car.
  45. Re: What is the earliest toy you can remember having?

    Blocks, then Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys...and whenever I could I'd snag my folks' poker chips and stack them up and then knock them over.
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    Re: America's Cup

    I guess it depends on what you like to watch. Football (both varieties), basketball and baseball are ultimate soporifics for me. I can watch 12s in any wind conditions and be happy as a clam at...
  47. Re: What random item found inside/outside your childhood home that isn’t found today?

    A "Hoosier" cabinet with a tin flour bin and sifter with a pull-out shelf for kneading dough.
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    Re: First repair complete.

    NICE! Is that an old Penguin with a rig off a Snark? That looks like it'll be a hoot out on Fern Ridge...after the weekend :)
  49. Re: What foods did you really LIKE as a kid? What are your favorites now?

    I still like a peanut butter and banana sandwich,
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    Re: Porsche thread

    Here's one of the few Porsche 901s to get delivered before Peugeot issued their objection to having the "0" in the middle of the designation. As I recall, this was found in a barn near Reno with big...
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