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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    Might be a ferry steering issue, under her own power with a push boat as rudder?
  2. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Yeah I thought about the inflatable, but a 2.5hp outboard vs a 28,000 lb. boat just didn’t seem something my physics teacher would have approved of. (And my English teacher would have had fits over...
  3. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Hope it’s short. 85-90F is not good for her to be out long. But the repair is going to require some creative custom plumbing and through hulls.
  4. Thread: Haulout day

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    Haulout day

    Snoose has been non-functional for several weeks since the overheating and tow home incident near Gig Harbor. There was a breach in the keel cooler pipe, inside the boat but below the waterline and...
  5. Thread: Cedar shingles

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    Re: Cedar shingles

    I’ve a friend who lives on Texada Island, B. C. He salvaged a large WRC log on a beach, bucked it up and split all his own shingles to side his entire house. (I realize that is no help to you. :) )
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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    I see ferrys north/southbound out here often, occasionally with tug. I think Eagle Harbor is the maintenance yard.
  7. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    Just watched a 1964 Cary Grant movie with Leslie Caron.

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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    ive had one of those cans for a year and didn’t realize it had an auto shutoff feature. Thanks.
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    Just a small brass padlock. The Honda transom bolts have eyes that line up for the padlock. It won’t stop a determined thief but it will slow them down a bit, or convince them to steal your unlocked...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    I’m on my second Honda 2.3, (first one was stolen). I like that it’s light enough that I can load my 10’ Zodiac on top of the cabin by hand with the motor attached. Very dependable and very thief...
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    Re: Wonder if anybody was killed?

    That link just takes me to my FB home page. Granted that’s full of stupid, but probably not what you intended. :)
  12. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Now Russia says they are ready to talk about the swap.
  13. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Brittney Griner

    Can’t help but wonder if our offer of a prisoner swap contributed to her conviction. If they had found her not guilty, they would have lost their trading stock for their arms dealer.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Needed a summer escape after days working on the boat. Settled on Andy Weir’s “Hail Mary”. I like it.
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    Re: The Plague Is Upon Us

    I thought your household had it a few weeks ago. Didn’t you hang out a quarantine flag? Regardless, hope it is mild.
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    Re: TV news: what’s going on?

    I think you are right. I originally said Gig Harbor, but on closer look, Filucy Bay.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    I've been cleaning various Stoneway Hardware bins out of their dwindling bronze screws lately, usually settling for fewer than I need. Also, I used to avoid slotted heads but have found that if I...
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    Re: TV news: what’s going on?

    She's obviously dressed for dinner at Anthony's restaurant in Gig Harbor.
  19. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    Oh yeah, lowered, IIRC, by cutting coils. State Patrol stopped me once, he stood his packet of cigarettes up in front of the car. He said if I could drive over it without knocking it down, no ticket....
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    Re: Election Shenanigans, eh what?

    If only we were in charge instead of that other Washington. :) Everyone I voted for won. Jayapal got 84%!
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Good news. Now we have to figure out what to do with Arizona letting one person decide who will be POTUS, regardless of how the people vote.
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    Re: Election Shenanigans, eh what?

    Was this at the Ballard Library?
  23. Thread: StarLink

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    Re: StarLink

    Don’t know. I suppose there is never a good thing that politics and greed can’t eff up.
  24. Thread: StarLink

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    Re: StarLink

    $600 up front to buy the hardware, then $110/mo for the fixed location residential version, or $135/mo for the RV version if you want to move it around on a boat or camper. There is no contract,...
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    Re: Once again, Jon Stewart is correct.

    Here they are.



    Mitt Romney of Utah
    Rand Paul of Kentucky
    Mike Crapo of Idaho
    James Lankford of Oklahoma
    Mike Lee of Utah
    Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming
  26. Thread: StarLink

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    StarLink

    A friend just got a StarLink system for use on his boat while they are cruising between here and Alaska. He set it up in his yard yesterday to test and when it found a couple of satellites it was...
  27. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    Zombie thread, but I’ll play. The 60’s? Why my high school sweetheart of course. Keep in mind this was before Twiggy changed things a bit. :)

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    Re: Orcas sink a sailboat off of Portugal

    Then they should start with Bayliners, not sailboats.
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    Re: Bill Russell RIP

    Didn’t he move to volleyball coaching after his basketball career? Or am I thinking of someone else?
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    Uhura RIP, Nichelle Nichols

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    Re: Spotted another in downtown Tacoma.

    Now I have to drive my Tacoma to Tacoma just to see another pickup? :)
    I still like Tacoma, and not just because I was born there. To me it is still an unspoiled little big town. Although it still...
  32. Thread: Just....

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    Re: Just....

    I nominate Barney for the BAB award. Best Attitude in the Bilge.
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    If anyone wants some actual Dolfinite, evidently West Marine’s clearance of pint cans for $10 is real. I had ordered four of them and they notified me they were back ordered. So I canceled my order....
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    Interesting occurrence: the bullnose trim around this cabin top consists of 2”net half round steam bent white oak. It’s in three pieces; one u shape that goes around the front with two 90 degree...
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    I’ve already started putting it back on using Vulkem 116. So far I like it. I experimented with Sika but it seemed a little loose and sticky. The Vulkem has a nice texture and cleans up well. Thanks...
  36. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    And he’s begging, again, to have the civil suits against him thrown out so they don’t bankrupt him, because, you know, he’s ‘special’.
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    Just received an email from West Marine that my order of their “clearance” pints of Dolfinite are on back order. So far, everyone I’ve checked, either in person or on line who thinks they have...
  38. Re: Seattle: today’s afternoon rush is a mess.

    https://youtu.be/aqRx9nJJvKY
  39. Re: Seattle: today’s afternoon rush is a mess.

    Why would I drive my Toyota Tacoma all the way to Tacoma to go to Tacoma Screw when there’s a Tacoma Screw in Free Lard?
  40. Re: Seattle: today’s afternoon rush is a mess.

    Manana for more errands. Right now I’m on the shady front porch with a tall G&T and the mosquito smoke going, while young lovelies walk past on their way to the park.
  41. Re: Seattle: today’s afternoon rush is a mess.

    I just ran an errand to Tacoma Screw (in Seattle in spite of its name) from Ballard. Between the truck fire shutting down I-5 and the Fauntleroy ferry dock closed, traffic is backing up everywhere....
  42. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    So I guess what3words dot com hasn’t caught on.
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    Re: The most vile food

    Apple butter made me sick for some reason as a kid. Can’t stand even a hint of its smell to this day. Not even sure what it is, don’t care.
  44. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    I live at guilty.roof.stone.
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    Re: Fauntleroy ferry crash

    When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
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    Fauntleroy ferry crash

    https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/fauntleroy-ferry-crashes-into-dock-structure-causing-significant-damage/4QOTA6XKU5H7XOJQLVWILZGTFU/

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  47. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    I don’t have a problem with $400g paying 15%. But I’d be willing to bet that $1mill households have enough loopholes that the tax burden lands mostly on those between.

    I had better edit this to...
  48. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    Exactly. While $400g/household is not poverty, it is far from wealthy. The truly wealthy usually manage to escape.
  49. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    One of the bullet points is “tax on the wealthy”. Yet I haven’t found their definition of wealthy. It usually means a tax on the moderately upper class and the really wealthy still skate.
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    I see now that West Marine has it “in stock” just not in the store. Delivery to store in 4-7 days, which is probably too late for this project, but I ordered several pints anyway. The pint cans are...
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