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    Re: Neales Italy where to go?

    I'm in Sorrento now. Any tips?

    All very touristy.
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    Re: Do we even need conservatives?

    I'm a conservative.

    Sometimes what you need, is what you ain't.
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    Re: Fear And Loathing At Chuck E. Cheese

    If I had to eat there I'd shoot myself too.
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    Re: 9/11 Never Forget ! - This

    I was in the USA on a layover. I woke up to 9-11.

    There were no flights, so I stayed the next 6 nights, and shared the event with Americans.

    When I got back to Canada, I reviewed the media...
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    Re: the most rare ford car ever built

    MMD, I deal with this issue with old airplanes. Yes, provenance, and value, are completely influenced by the history of that particular machine.

    If someone notable owned or operated it, the...
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    But mostly the people. This aircraft seems to touch you when you touch it. A spark seems to flow. A sense of wonder comes across people's faces.

    I also met some interesting vets. There are still a...
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    John, it was great to meet you too -- sorry I was rushed. And Paul, you and Kat as well.

    Some terrific memories... here are both sides of a picture -- one from the RCAF Cormorant, and one...
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    Re: 9/11 Never Forget ! - This

    The OP is not opening up for me.

    It's here, a story about the hundreds of boats ferrying people off Manhattan on 911. Interesting -- I didn't know about it. ...
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    Re: Best Flight Solo Ever

    Nice work.
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    Re: Skeg or no skeg on an 18' sharpie

    Skeg. Skeg. Skeg.

    Just don't make it deeper than the lowest point of the hull. Draw it straight across from there. You don't want it to snag a rock.

    Tracking ability is better than instant...
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    Re: Wow. Just wow.

    If you put that on a hull you'll really have something.
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    Re: "Lodestar"

    What? You guys are joking, right?

    A Lodestar is a Lockheed 18. Wright 1820s.

    A very capable airplane, though inclined to groundloop and tricky in a crosswind.
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    Re: Salmon Accident

    What a piker.
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    Got there. Made it back! It turned out to be more like 6000 miles.

    And the aeroplane is still useable!

    Here's a video taken while at Oshkosh -- how to do a walkaround on our Mk IX.
    ...
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    Re: Bedding hardware on wooden mast

    Butyl.

    Put it it on warm so that most of squeeze-out happens in the first day or 2.
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    We left for a 3-day cruise yesterday at noon -- the Monday of the holiday weekend.

    As all these boats were coming back, we were heading out.

    Last night at Beausoleil there were 3 boats at...
  17. Re: A few airplanes in Everett Washington.

    Short gear legs and long prop blades. A 3-point just naturally gives more clearance.

    Plus, the Spitfire tracks straight on the ground. Not twitchy at all.
  18. Re: A few airplanes in Everett Washington.

    We 3-point the Spitfire.
  19. Re: Flat-Earthers, conspiracies, and cognitive dissonance

    Good name for a band -- Cognitive Dissonance.
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    I bought a gun to use on far-northern canoe trips. You get tired of noodles. It's a 20-gauge/.22 over-and-under. I have nothing against the intelligent use of guns.

    I don't go camping in parks....
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    Re: US and Australia cut palestinian funding

    Here is a list of the Palestinian rockets fired into residential communities in Israel this year so far. (They target houses.)
    ...
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    Almost everywhere Canadians go camping is bear-country. Black bears, for the most part. The 2 go together.

    Very few Canadian campers have a gun. Extremely rare, unless it's a long-duration...
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    Believe it or not, so does shaking a big orange garbage bag.
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    I think maybe people have been putting bags of garbage on their swim platforms at night.
  25. Re: a rite of passage: becoming empty nesters.

    That is a very poignant post. Makes a person thoughtful indeed.

    Hang in there, FO.
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    Bearly Anchored

    We've been into this cove many times.

    https://www.barrietoday.com/around-ontario/ontario-boater-uses-fire-extinguisher-to-chase-off-bear-in-latest-incident-1031978
  27. Re: a rite of passage: becoming empty nesters.

    Part of life.

    We love our kids dearly, and have great times together, but it took Robin and I about :15 min to adjust.

    It's a natural transition. Just roll with it.
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    Sabertooth Salmon

    Did you guys know about this?

    Imagine hooking a 9 ft salmon, with light tackle, off a riverbank.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oncorhynchus_rastrosus
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    Re: Moose Hunting

    These guys, Newfoundlanders, sound rough, but are brilliant.

    The words are in dialect, and may be hard to understand.



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bwMWH9QbFiA
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    Re: Newman's Law

    Twain:

    "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to...
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    Re: Sanding prior to painting

    Test first. Some paints fill and cover better than others. Some paints will show swirl marks from 150 grit. Some won't. And your our primer has a role.

    Dont bother to smooth-sand deck surfaces....
  32. Re: Is it time the Catholic Cult was held to account for it's crimes agains humanity

    It's not about logic and it doesn't have to make sense. We're talking about the way humans react to things. In the case of the CC, most of the people in the pews find comfort in the rituals and the...
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    Moose Hunting

    https://us-east-1.tchyn.io/snopes-production/uploads/images/photos/accident/graphics/mooseheads.jpg?resize=403,302
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    Re: Feline Intimidation

    There was a huge Siberian tiger at the Winnipeg zoo. When it focused on you, the message came across very clearly: "My ancestors ate yours. I wish this fence was down."

    Quite chilling.
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    Re: Giant squid washes up in NZ

    To it we must be alien invaders.

    I was glad to see in the first-contact movie a few years ago, Arrival, that the aliens were squid-like, and not just humans with bumpy foreheads.
  36. Re: Is it time the Catholic Cult was held to account for it's crimes agains humanity

    The Catholic Church has rituals and tenets that give many people what they want. Confession, and absolution, can be very cathartic. For many, it feels good.

    That's why it has lasted for 2000...
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    Re: Movies

    I just walked in from seeing Alpha, about a boy taming a canine 20,000 years ago. I liked it, although some things seemed a bit unrealistic. The CGI big-animal sequences were good, although still...
  38. Re: Two Drakes and the smallest harbour in the UK

    Intriguing. My own Drake is harder to row though.
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    Re: Giant squid washes up in NZ

    Probably kinda tough. Chewy.
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    I like it.
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    Re: Jiggering some lines.

    And what's the blue fabric on the line-deflector hoop over the tiller for?
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    Re: Jiggering some lines.

    Ian, is that extra block on the rear corner also for the running back? Or is it for the mizen sheet?

    Some broader deck pictures would be really interesting.
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    Re: So, I've bought a pub.

    What do people in northern Thailand want in a bar?

    Beer I suppose...

    What sort of music do you play? Do you serve noodles, or fried chicken?

    Sports on TV?
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    Re: John McCain dies

    Not that it really matters, but it was Menshevik, taken from a Russian word for minority.

    Menschenavic would imply the Germanic word for outstanding person.

    McCain's statement is actually...
  45. Re: McCain decides to discontinue medical treatment

    I thought he was the better choice in 2000. Not 2008.

    I honour him.
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    Re: Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics

    Entropy always takes the worst possible path.

    The buttered-bread law.
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    Re: Hipster pretension.

    Fashion exerts influence, although the fashions are always changing.

    It serves an evolutionary purpose, separating Us from Them in the relentless competition for resources. (You share with Us....
  48. Re: 'Lost Squadron' WWII Warplane Discovered Deep Beneath a Greenland Glacier

    About the same. Everything except big forgings and castings, and small fittings, will be twisted by the ice.

    But provenance has great value, even if it's illogical. A total new-build would be...
  49. Re: 'Lost Squadron' WWII Warplane Discovered Deep Beneath a Greenland Glacier

    Yep. That, plus $5-8M, plus recovery and transport costs, and 3 years, and you could have yourself an airplane.
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    Re: News Nobody Wants to Hear....

    I wouldn't be surprised if texting while driving was causing more deaths than booze around Toronto.
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