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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    I had a VW diesel Rabbit that got 50 MPG, but it was SLOW. The little clown car we rented in Spain seemed to get amazing gas mileage, but I never did try to figure it out, because I would have had to...
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Chromosexual Customs
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Global warming will fix this.
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Monitoring someone else's station is a good idea, but weather here can be extremely localized. We often miss out on rain that comes over the mountains, as it creates a rain shadow, but we get...
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    Any weather geeks on here?

    Dumb question, I know. Anyone who ventures out on the sea had better pay attention to the weather. I just got a home weather station, taking my fascination with weather up to the obsession level. I...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    We still have, and heavily use our Kitchenaid mixer and Cuisinart food processor, which were both wedding gifts. That makes them rolling up on 40 years next month. Both the marriage and appliances...
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    Re: C-19 booster #3

    I got #5 a couple months ago, and celebrated by catching covid three weeks later. It did keep me out of the hospital, but I'm still getting over it.
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    Re: Testosterone + beer + motorcycles

    As I get older, I've lost interest in beer and motorcycles, and my testosterone levels are barely detectable. Of course, no one would want my raggedy-ass organs anyway.
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Hmmm- one of the novels I intend to write someday involve a guy who is a natural, subconscious mimic. Everyone he meets loves him, because he sounds just like them. The whole novel would be full of...
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    No wooden boat building? I had my hopes up when I saw 'Planking', but alas, it was some other silly activity. I'm guilty of some of the hobbies on that list. I have a short attention span, so I go...
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    Re: Construction work

    At age 60, I lost 40 lbs. building our house. I find climbing scaffolding dozens of times a day is particularly effective. I suppose ditch digging is, too, but I rented a machine for the 150' out to...
  12. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    I don't think I've ever been to a meeting where they didn't read every stinkin' word.
  13. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    That's an old truck? My 'newest' vehicle is a '95 F-150.
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Has anyone figured out definitively how much drag a centerboard slot adds? Would it be worth adding a flexible flap to close it when rowing?
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Yes, my Miata is Sunburst Yellow. As for the six cylinder, it's a Ford 300 straight six. Not much of a powerhouse, but stone reliable, and good low end torque for actual work, which the truck will be...
  16. Re: 8,000,000,000 People on the planet as of yesterday

    I wonder what the 'proper' number of humans should be? I believe we are way past that number already. A lot of the world's woes are caused by simply too many people. I wonder what the next largest...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    To me, it depends upon the value, originality, and condition of the original car. I'm currently building a '72 F-250. Not particularly rare, and it was pretty much used up and shot when I started on...
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    Re: Plywood Snipe build

    Beautiful boat! This thread brought back memories. I had a Snipe with a buddy of mine, back in the 70's. According to the sail number, she was built in 1935, IIRC. It looked like a homemade boat. She...
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    Re: The First Annual Meeting

    Vulcansplaining.
  20. Re: Cedar Lumber Price Woes - Sources? Suitable lightweight substitutes?

    There are a number of places selling cypress all over the southeast. Google 'cypress lumber'. You need to tap into sawmill-type places, not big box stores. Lumber Connection in Walhalla, SC used to...
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    Re: Marine Plywood Prices

    I bought 1/4" meranti in April of this year for $60. From the same source, it's now $82+. When I bought it, I thought the price was very reasonable, considering crap OSB got up over $50 during the...
  22. Re: Can pressure treated plywood be painted?

    You have to wait for it to dry out first. There is KDAT (Kiln Dried After Treatment) plywood, which can be painted right away. Might be hard to find, though.
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    Re: Final election thought

    In looking at a number of races, I'm left thinking, "These are the two best candidates that they could find?!?"
  24. Re: Timber Framers/Furniture Makers/Tool Makers/Hand Tool experts

    Another method timber framers use is to make the holes slightly offset with each other to create a wedging action as the treenails are driven home. I have no idea how that holds up for moving...
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    Re: May I show you my spurtle?

    I never realized that I'm preparing my daily porridge wrong! We eat steel-cut oatmeal 5 days a week, so I make a lot of it. It became hard to find during the plague, so I turned to ordering it 25...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    I went straight from this thread to the Flywood sailing canoe thread in 'Designs/Plans'. The issue of beam really depends upon the type of sailing you want to do. Clearly, a sailing canoe is much...
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    Re: A little gratitude

    It took me at least half my life to figure out that I actually prefer working with my hands, and that 'not living up to my potential' was someone else's problem. I grew up in a household where if you...
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    Re: William Atkins "Newt" Inboard Dingy

    That would be one of the old 'one-lunger' engines, made by companies such as Acadia. Slow turning, and a lot more torque than an air-cooled Honda.
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    Re: The two months of Christmas

    I love Christmas, but not until Thanksgiving is out of the way.
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    Re: How hard is it build a trailer?

    Here in South Carolina, they don't inspect anything. Smaller trailers don't get titled or even registered, which is why trailer theft is rampant.
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    Re: every dog has thair day and this is ours

    When I started building our house in 2012, it was kinda lonely, so I said to my wife that I was either going to get a dog or a girlfriend. I found Daisy on Craigslist (for free!) and she came fully...
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    Re: The debate on abortion.

    To me, the argument centers around precisely when a fetus becomes a human being. Sure, women have the right to make decisions about their own body, but at some point, another person's body enters the...
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    Re: How hard is it build a trailer?

    Although I'm leery of bolt-together trailers, Trailex makes them out of aluminum extrusions, from light boat trailers up to car trailers. They're made from typical 80/20 extrusions. My concern would...
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    Re: Do we have a Autumn Colors thread?

    We're having unusually vivid fall colors in upstate South Carolina this year. While no match for Vermont, sometimes we get a pretty good show. Other years, the leaves just turn brown and fall off.
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    All mushrooms are edible... once.
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    Re: food and water

    We eat a healthy diet, with almost no processed food, fast food, soft drinks, etc. Mostly fish, chicken, and veggies. We grow a lot of our own veggies, year round. I don't know how healthy our tap...
  37. Re: NASA Announces Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Research Team

    Re post #6; I wouldn't mind gettin' me some 'green'....
  38. Re: Canada bans new handgun sales in latest gun control action.

    It's actually pretty easy for a machinist to make a functional gun. Heck; they're 3D printing them now! It's actually harder to make ammo. People in The US have been conditioned to believe that they...
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    Re: Make your smart phone a dumber phone

    My Total Wireless phone is getting dumber by the day. Now it ONLY works on data; no text or phone. This is after hours on the phone solving the problem of no data. Remind me to never buy another...
  40. Re: an entirely appropriate yacht for a bond villain

    The S.S. Hindenburg?
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    Re: Georgetown SC Wooden Boat Show

    The one with the 'for sale' sign is a Concordia. $9,000, if I recall.
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    Re: Georgetown SC Wooden Boat Show

    More pics-
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    Georgetown SC Wooden Boat Show

    We were 'in the neighborhood', so we went to the Wooden Boat Show in Georgetown, SC this past weekend. Compared to reports from other shows I see, this is a rather small show, but we enjoyed the day....
  44. Thread: Apologies

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    Re: Apologies

    In all of my dealings with women, I automatically assume I'm guilty of something.
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    Re: Make your smart phone a dumber phone

    I'm an admitted Luddite. I use my phone as a phone, texting, and maps. In fact, since I changed carriers, and then (tried to) switch back, my phone hasn't worked at all. For a month. I don't really...
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    Re: What Are You Doing Here?

    If I had a dollar for every husband that asked me that question...
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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    Turns out that a band saw is a pretty simple little tool to refurbish. I got everything cleaned up and painted. I put new Blue Max tires on it, as well as new bearings throughout. I cleaned up the...
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    The current front-runner is 'Ratatoskr', a squirrel from Norse mythology. Why? I have no idea.
  49. Re: What does this say about the IQ of video gamers?

    Test tube Congressmen; the wave of the future.
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    Re: Iím done with ICEís

    I doubt I'll live long enough to be ICE-free unless I hit the lottery. With 9 acres to take care of, and living solely on Social Security, it would be tough. Let's see: 40 hp farm tractor, large...
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