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    Re: Absence of foresight

    Love the last words.
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    Re: Rusty chain

    I'd spray Squirrel Piss on it and brush away the worst of the scale.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Sea Weed has a bow pudding - or a mop drying out hanging from the anchor roller that rather spoils the stem.

    Might add that the blond varnished staving ruins the color scheme.
  4. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    In one of the vids an officer claimed to have found a firearm. And they already had a holster. So perhaps they will try to trade some sort of firearms charge for their own malfeasance.
  5. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    Criminal negligence to park on the railroad track. Major stupidity to not realize the train was coming their way.
    It's barely possible that a very quick witted and courageous officer could have...
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    A friend showing me the flies he planned to take to a fly fishing convention explained that there are two major theories about flies and he, undecided, markets to and himself uses both:

    Flies that...
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    Hilary Mantel RIP

    Only 70. I first ran into her through "Wolf Hall", which gave me a new appreciation for Thomas Cromwell and Tudor power politics. Very different Cromwell from the worm in 'A Man For All Seasons'.
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    Re: Declassified

    Awesome pestilential - er...presidential - powers.
  9. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    Depends on the boat and the rower. People who like spoon oars to drive a shell sometimes have oddly asymmetrical blades to get all blade/no shaft in the water. Sounds like your boat's not a shell, no...
  10. Re: Virginia Thomas Agrees to Interview With Jan. 6 Panel

    She's skilled at obfuscation.
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    Looking forward to cool knife pix. Only got "invalid attachment".
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    Re: Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    I like President Biden calling out "MAGA Republicans". Distinguishes them from those Republicans who still take our constitution seriously. Let's just not forget that McConnell and his ilk are more...
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    Re: Voter Registration Data

    Mom was an enthusiastic League of Women Voters member/leader - part of the flood of younger WWII vets who struggled for such causes as a tax base that would support good schools. When I was six or so...
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    May you continue with your recovery.
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    Re: Writing a Book

    Only forty? Like the bruhaha sparked by sloppy readers of Franz Boas's listing of Inuit words for 'snow'. Sailors are likewise bound to have deep and particular experiences with moving air.
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    Re: Writing a Book

    Far more useful and fun to read is "Dreyer's English - An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style" by Benjamin Dreyer, Copy Chief of Random House.

    I never had such joy clarifying and learning...
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    Re: Jamie's Arlie - Needs a savior!

    Good to hear. Arlie is a great sailing boat.
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    Re: The American School System!

    No national system but the Texas School Board's textbook buying power spreads racist lies nation wide.
  19. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    That perversion of purple line on the bow cleat pretty much says all we need to know about the owner's seamanship. The screw slots are more gratuitous information.
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    Re: Stormvogel

    I was twelve or so when she opened my eyes to glued layers.
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    Re: Farmers burning fields

    Are the Willamette sod farmers still sterilizing their fields by fire? Certainly in the '70s it got intense at times.
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    Two things about David's Hail Mary line:

    It's too short. Say you're doing three knots, about five feet per second. So, bet your life on getting oriented after falling over and then swimming to...
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    Re: Dinghy with removeable transom

    I adapted several dinks to over the companion dodgers by way of a removable transom. It takes a good saber saw and some forethought. Like compression latches. Makes for a great cockpit shelter.
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    Not a new tactic. Sixty years ago we had "Reverse Freedom Riders" arriving in Hyannis.
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    Re: How much paint to buy?

    So much depends on painter's ability and weather. Boatyard pros easily hit Kirby's coverage claims, thinning as temperature and humidity dictate. Amateurs are often 50% to 100% over, and end up with...
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    Re: Butt Strap

    The Herreshoffs had generations of experience with strapping to spread rigging stresses and some extreme yawls before WWI had straps to help hold up the incredibly long overhangs bow and stern.
  27. Re: How to go insane or try working this one out.....

    Your people are graced to have you.
  28. Re: Alabama is jailing pregnant marijuana users to ‘protect’ fetuses

    Talk about cruel and all too usual.
  29. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    On Cape Cod, the efforts to protect the benefits for both home owners and their guests and to prevent destructive behaviors both of visitors and absentee investors seem to focus on ownership...
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    Re: Buster Keaton builds a boat

    Darkness certainly stumbled and fell.
  31. Re: Mounted compasses - how many of you actually use them?

    My first schooner had a lovely large Danforth-White Constellation. I made a verge ring to help keep track of tacking angles for DR in the most common fog. But the fog rolled hard from Chatham down to...
  32. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    AirBnB is a huge issue in tourist communities like Cape Cod. While some are still families sharing their Cape home at times they are not out here, all too many are scarfed up by big investors,...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    What kind of reasoning is it that fancies the lock step Republicans actually represent the will of their voters. More than than, read the Federalist papers to see that Representatives and Senators...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    There are many types of opinion polls. Some are indeed designed to generate support for something. I get polls almost weekly from a Trump front that asks stunningly loaded, comically worded...
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    Re: BLM infighting: Bigly Sad

    This is chump change compared to so many 501(c)(4) "charities" out there, most offensively those run by the likes of Bannon and other Trumpkins.

    And it's good that members are attacking the...
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    Re: ships of the line

    A gesture to preserve shipping neutrality.
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    End of an age.
  38. Re: Free NYT article on Trump Era political pressure on SDNY

    The awful bit is -- no surprise.
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    Re: Lahore as a ship building city

    And you, Syed, are reviving the tradition, albeit in a modest way.

    Kidding aside, very interesting. Thank you.
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    Re: Frozen Tumors

    Good luck. Maybe they will go with a local and let you watch the monitor.
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    Re: how many books

    Since finishing "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray I'm down to two: Bernard Cornwell's "Stonehenge" and "The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte" by Laura...
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    Mom rescued the world's only viscous golden retriever. Previous owner even floated his canines. Named "Clancy", of course. Mom adored him because he made groundhog killing his specialty. Unable to...
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    Owners are indeed the problem, even with "pit bulls". A friend raises them. She's very fussy about to whom she sells them - no thugs looking for a guard dog. Her lawn sign says:

    WARNING
    PIT BULLS...
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    When I was twelve I decided, with Dad's encouragement, to breed our Golden Retriever bitch. Several litters later I got the perfect stud for her which was grand until Sandy (name on the papers...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    Writing as one old enough that tuition and fees were rational, especially in the New York state system, and the then very new Stony Brook was excellent, building key departments around a "star...
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    Re: cold showers, or lack there of

    LeeG is right. First cool the body.

    But then if I was to go back out, stepping through a hot shower really did extend my range.
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    Re: Is this the hill you want to die on?

    I put it entirely to my medical proxy: my brother. We share values about the life worth living or worth leaving.
  48. Re: The Golden Globe 2020: Sailing Like it's 1968

    Real boats sailed by real sailors.
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    Re: the algorithm

    I have such promiscuous curiosity that my multifarious google searches drive the algorithm batsht.
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    Re: cold showers, or lack there of

    I found as a lifeguard that the way to beat Long Island's summer heat and humidity was a nice hot, repeat hot, shower. Opens the pores.
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