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  1. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    It used to be said that one could identify an engineer from his signature crossing whistle. It’s always long long short long, but each engineer has a very distinctive style.
  2. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    If Biden pardons him, Biden is toast.
  3. Re: Quick notes about Norway while I知 still jetlagged.

    So,…just like Ballard then.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    QB rivalry. They are never on the field at the same time. They are never even close to each other except maybe for a bro hug for the cameras at the end. dse.

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    Trolling, line-caught salmon

    My boat Snoose is a converted salmon troller, (although she occasionally did some gill netting and other types of fishing). I often have to clarify 鍍roller vs. 鍍rawler. I致e never been a...
  6. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    People killed walking on tracks here along Shilshole happens. One of the problems is that there are two parallel tracks and some make the mistake of thinking one track is southbound and the other...
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    Re: Happy birthday to BETTY-B

    Happy Bday Dan, wherever you are.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    UW Huskies 4/0.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    UW Huskies over Stanford, 40/15, five minutes to go.
  10. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Toast? He’s hamburger gravy on toast. $h!t on a Shingle. :D
  11. Thread: Rusty chain

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    Re: Rusty chain

    Ospho?
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Or the credit card between the door and frame trick. If you are on that side of the door, the side you might get a credit card in, I’m pretty sure the latch bolt you expect to retract is beveled the...
  13. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    This is not the first deck/cabin top I致e done this way on Snoose. (In fact it was the last remaining). The decks I did 12-15 years ago are fine, no fir failure. :) Yeah, if the ply wasn稚 totally...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    I had the DEA buy me a new door once.

    While sleeping over at Her house one night many years ago, She got a phone call asking for me. Not knowing who it was, She denied I was there. The caller...
  15. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    No, I probably should have. This is marine fir plywood from Limback. Probably not the cheapest, but they are handy and I like supporting them. Not quite sure what Pat’s point is.
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    Re: we池e the mighty watchful eye

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  17. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Thanks. Not gonna win any design awards but it works. :)
  18. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Good old door skin strips and a hot glue gun.

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  19. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Yeah, like flannel shirts until Cobain straighten them out. :)
  20. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Socks and sandals. A Seattle tradition when we’re cold but not yet ready to give up. :)
  21. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Must be near the equinox. Watched the sun set last night just to the right of The Brothers, middle of the Olympic Range.
  22. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Amine blush scrubber. A scotch brite pad clamped in an old drywall sanding pole. Works great! Now I don稚 have to soak myself while scrubbing and rinsing on my knees. :)

    But the really good news,...
  23. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    :D :D Perfect!
  24. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    Walk a halyard across the deck from rail to rail?
  25. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    After literally years of pessimism over the state of this country, I’m beginning to feel a little twinge of hope. No doubt there is still much to be corrected, but I think there maybe a bit of...
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    Re: Caught a Witch Today...

    4) State of Georgia vs Trump

    5) Rape victim filing suit against Trump under new NY Adult Survivor Law.
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    Re: Caught a Witch Today...

    Will the perp walks be individual or family style?
  28. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Trump is toast.
  29. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Yeah, I definitely should not have tried to glass that first section. Guess I was thinking to protect it in case of overnight rain. Easy to smooth out though when I finish the ply and glass the whole...
  30. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    And another one bites the dust. I知 going to quit for today. Yesterday I continued after I was tired and did some sloppy work trying to glass the ply pieces I installed. And I should know better than...
  31. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Definitely plan to do more winter cruising now. We値l do it.
  32. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Great stuff Bobcat. Thanks for digging that out. If I think of it when I get home, I’ll post the pic of Art and his dog.
  33. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    You’re the new Dudley Bruce. Know any opera? :) He was a larger than life character. I remember him continuing to move the disc sander in his left hand while his right hand would be feeling for fair...
  34. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Dudley wooded my Blanchard Sr. Knockabout back in the early ‘80s, while singing opera all the while.
  35. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    I know, just yanking Bruce’s chain. :)
  36. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Great! Fills in a couple more details. A few years ago we were coming out of Friday Harbor headed around the corner toward Cattle Pass. A red BoatUS towboat came flying up astern trying to get our...
  37. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    I love this little Porter Cable 2-1/2 belt sander, except it gets hot after a bit and I have to let it cool while I peruse the WBF. I知 sure Bruce 泥udley Wizbang would have made short work of...
  38. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    no worries about thread drift, the more it drifts the more I learn. Yes, I have that photo. Looks like one of her stints as a gillnetter? These boats were versatile I guess.
  39. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    The history of Snoose is well known, in part due to the Shaw Island historical group. She was built by Art Hoffman. You may notice there is a Hoffman Bay on Shaw across from Friday Harbor. The story...
  40. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Might be too late to ask this. :) In rereading Nicholas’ post above about using narrow crown staples, I noticed he mentioned ‘they are easy to pull’. Do they need to be pulled? I’m using galvanized...
  41. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Over the top as is, after sanding to bare wood.
  42. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

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  43. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Far too thin? This deck is 2” net thick x 2-12” net Shaw Island fir. How thick is a properly laid deck?
  44. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Thanks Nicholas. I’ve done the last two decks with the pneumatic staples and it has worked great. I usually go over the ply with a rubber mallet before stapling to help insure it is well bedded into...
  45. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Looking for a color for my soon to be painted foredeck. That looks nice. Is that mast buff?
  46. Thread: NH Craigslist

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    Re: NH Craigslist

    Wow. A hot rod. My recently late neighbor built several thistles. He would have loved it.
  47. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Yikes. It痴 going away as I知 dry fitting more pieces.

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    Re: Caution - Falling Squirrels

    Evolution of flight. Those who miss are more likely to be eaten. Those who succeed eat some pecans and live to mate.
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    Best tool for driving or pulling large slotted screws.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    3 - 0 for the UW Huskies. :)
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