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    Re: Help Choose Design

    Most folks don't deliberately sail their boats hard onto the beach, especially wood boats they built themselves. They'll ease up to the beach and more likely try to hop out and drag the thing out of...
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    Re: Help Choose Design

    I'm the wrong person to talk you out of Oonagh, it's one of those small boats I keep thinking it would be very cool to build and use. But...looking out my window I can see three small boats that...
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    Re: The Boat Builders

    It's a book:https://www.amazon.com/Boat-Builders-Joseph-Miller-ebook/dp/B079QM59G3/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Joseph+A.+Miller+The+Boat+Builders&qid=1557799702&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

    "The Boat Builders is...
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    Re: UTV side by sides for Adventure

    Sweet rig. Where did you get the leading link front end?
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    Re: Help Choose Design

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kCs8GPw/0/L/i-kCs8GPw-L.jpg
    This is my Flapjack Skiff, a Steve Redmond design. 14' LOA with a spritsail rig. It is pretty comfortable with two aboard, here she is...
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    Re: UTV side by sides for Adventure

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cc/98/0b/cc980bbaf0f040c6cb005ede9a0559b0.jpg

    UTV when you could be so much cooler on one of these?
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    Re: Help Choose Design

    Do you want to build a boat or go sailing? The former is an expensive, time consuming way to get to the latter.

    Take a look at forum member Clint Chase's catalog, he's got some kits that'll go...
  8. Thread: Titty Bomber

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    Re: Titty Bomber

    Nice boat, extra points for utilization of spare/scrap parts in the build.
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I've been up at dawn to watch a few starts of the R2AK, chaotic enough!

    That Ilur of his is a remarkably competent 14.5' boat.
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    Re: My Dad is Dying

    Sorry to hear this Joe. Both of my parents are gone so I know what you're going through. You have my sympathies too.
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    Re: Pickup Truck Beds

    Nice save! My van currently looks like this inside:
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Vanagon/i-5JZdZJP/0/04d0c600/L/2023052416482366--321455666377938233-L.jpg
    New headliner is a daunting bit of...
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    Re: The Dog Ate My Classified Document!

    Dude, who goes past the headline anymore?
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    Re: Pickup Truck Beds

    Also:
    Volkswagen Beetle History Volkswagen means “people’s car” and that is what the original VW Beetle was designed to be. Ferdinand Porsche is the name that most often comes up as the creator of...
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    Re: Pickup Truck Beds

    A man named Ben Pon came up the original design in 1947 while the factory producing Beetles was still under British control. Later Heinz Nordhoff would dust off the design and the Transporter was...
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    Re: the bilge, generally speaking

    Freakin' Swedish influence...

    But I like it
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    Re: Pickup Truck Beds

    I've seen a couple of old brochures that put the carrying capacity of the baywindow pickup at 1 ton. I think my '68 singlecab might have been rated at 3/4 ton. ...
  17. Re: Looking for build photos of Eun Na Mara, Grey Seal, Wee Seal, Kotik or similar

    I can't edit that weird red thumb out, and I'm not sure how it got there...
  18. Re: Looking for build photos of Eun Na Mara, Grey Seal, Wee Seal, Kotik or similar

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Eun-Mara/i-Hpzb9jf/0/fbba0710/L/1D6D66FE-AC3F-41C4-98B1-69ED1B4DFAF2_1_105_c-L.jpg
    Deck framing, main aft cabin bulkhead in place
    ...
  19. Thread: Swedish cars

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    Re: Swedish cars

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/93/ea/13/93ea1342e63ea1d11b4f2881c25e7158.jpg
    Dakar Rally
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    Re: Sport and fitness

    My training has been consistently inconsistent for the past 30 or years. Some phases I've chased the "big three" Wendler's 5-3-1 program was pretty good for that, I was an early adopter of Crossfit,...
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    Re: Sport and fitness

    Have you looked into doing some kettlebell training?...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Big bump

    Arabella is out of the boatshed, on a trailer and moving down the road towards the water today.
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    Re: Swedish cars

    The dreaded bad fuel pump (one of two in this vehicle!) was the deathblow for a '98 XC70 I had in my care for a brief period. A quick google search will reveal exactly where to cut the read decklid...
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    Re: Swedish cars

    https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/history/graphics/models/18_Volvo_130_Amazon_2-D_thumb.jpg
    My parents came back from Guam to have me on US soil and then Karl was sent to Naples Italy where they bought a...
  25. Thread: new hammer

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    Re: new hammer

    Reading this thread made me realize I'm still using the Estwing I bought during the first week of college in 1984. A good hammer is a fine thing.
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    Re: 1 metre boats sets sail to cross Atlantic.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/I0-4mmjRTeg?feature=share

    He's back on the hard, "water ingress"...
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    Re: Religion's role

    Being part of the peer group/clan/tribe means acknowledging and obeying the hierarchy (or convincing the group that you are the hierarchy).
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    Re: Repairing a snapped mast

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Kayaks/i-qwtP3xv/0/ba2241f6/XL/2023052418524218--745897280581680729-XL.jpg

    Easy-peasy and if you use a grinder to finsh out your scarfs might even be wizbang...
  29. Re: Anyone have an example of GOP putting LESS government in our lives?

    Can we put the bogus "87,000 agents" claim to bed?

    A little bit of digging outside of news sources controlled by Kevin McCarthy will get you to someplace like this:

    "This claim misrepresents a...
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    Re: Repairing a snapped mast

    Take a look at the pictures in this thread:http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?256300-Clothespin-scarf

    Clothespin type scarf in both directions, keeps the mast at the built length....
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    Re: Should I build an Adirondack Guideboat?

    Unless it is a matter of selling a kidney or child off to buy the materials, "Why not build an Adirondack Guideboat?" is a better question.

    As the Wiccans say: An it harm none do what ye will
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    Re: The fake Pentagon explosion,

    This illustrates one of my main concerns about the stock market. A quickly debunked picture gets posted and the market tumbles, Jerome Powell sneezes and the market tumbles, corporate profits are...
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    Re: Drop dead gorgeous PěRN

    Close to the waterline too, I wonder who gets the job of running around closing them up before the sails go up?
  34. Re: The declining life expectancies in the US

    https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/7190970/2147483647/strip/true/crop/1878x1344+0+0/resize/1200x859!/quality/80/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcalifornia-times-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fb5%2Fe2%...
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    Re: "Tripod" to support spars for varnish

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=137011&d=1684863764&thumb=1

    I use a couple of sawhorses too, with finish nails driven at roughly the angles shown on the plastic thing to...
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    Re: Hawaiian Bread!!!

    These are only sweetened with 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. They seem quite sweet but I don't eat a lot of bread and when I do it is usually slow ferment sourdough.
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    Re: Hawaiian Bread!!!

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Food/Edibles/i-xVSDwRW/0/1f0b9db6/L/2023052316503116--237784360193277237-L.jpg
    You men are a bad influence
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    Re: How difficult of a repair is this?

    I had similar looking spots in my bilge, turned out it was checking in the epoxy that let water seep in. If it isn't getting worse you might be able to just sand it back and let it dry out.
  39. Thread: Tattoos

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    Re: Tattoos

    I got my first two tattoos a couple of years out of college while still Boston, 1990-ish IIRC. What can I say? I was young, dreaming of buying a Harley and reading too much Easy Rider. Had to go to...
  40. Re: The declining life expectancies in the US

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Life_expectancy_vs_healthcare_spending.jpg/619px-Life_expectancy_vs_healthcare_spending.jpg?20220311185219
    Looking at this chart I have to...
  41. Re: Republican Road Island city councilman found asleep behind the wheel with crack p

    It gets worse:

    The court filing also asserts "That we are in possession of approximately a year and a half of text messages between the Defendant's client and the Defendant, a sampling of which...
  42. Re: The declining life expectancies in the US

    There's that "greatest healthcare system inthe world" at work for you
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    Re: Fentanyl deaths

    This

    Opioid addicts have something like a 90% relapse rate so figuring out a way to stop the addiction in the first place is going to be key. I recently heard that (in the Seattle area at least)...
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    Re: Senator Tim Scott

    Over half a million dollars in oil and gas industry donations to his campaigns tells you a lot about his environmental position....more deep water drilling
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    Re: Senator Tim Scott

    Just based on what I've read here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Scott and my general distaste for people who still want to be associated with the Republican Party I'm calling him not all but...
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    Re: Self indulgent nostalgia

    She looks like a lovely little ship. I for one wouldn't mind seeing more of her if you have the pictures to share.
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    Wrong shade of blue to back, eh?

    The estimated $600 billion in uncollected taxes annually because the IRS is short staffed would go quite a ways towards reducing that deficit.
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    We need someone from the GQP to explain what they mean by "less government" and what effect they expect "less government" to have on their lives.

    I'm thinking of our super-red neighbor, Idaho (#6...
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    Re: Looking for mid cost oars.

    What exactly is it that your current oars are not doing that you want them to do? "14' skiff" "basic rowing" "10 times a year" sure doesn't sound like you need finely tuned spoonbladed oars or...
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    Re: Favorite pizza?

    I've been digging into the "too sticky dough" problem as well. Two things keep standing out: 1) Too much hydration, I've seen pizza dough recipes with as little as 66% hydration and also read that...
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