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    Re: its not about the camera

    GoPro Hero 9 captured from video

    Day sailing east of Mount Desert Island, ME

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    Jarvis Newman Pemaquid Friendship sloop

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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    Our primary heat source is wood cut on our property (windfall). I currently have about 5 years wood cut, split and drying. We do have a propane combi-boiler that can heat the house and provides...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    Solar doesn't make economic sense for us. Our annual electric bill is in the $400 range. Given our location in Maine, the orientation of our roof and the fact that we live in the woods we would...
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    Re: Cooking Wisdom Sought (induction range)

    I do scrambled and poached eggs in the microwave. No omelets though.
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Buy a heat gun and a scraper. An afternoon with those tools and that boat will be varnish free.
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    Re: Seawater in the bilge while on land

    You would be better off periodically adding clean city water mixed with borax to the bilge. The city water won't have fungi spores and even if it does the borax will kill them.
  7. Thread: Corking a boat

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    Re: Corking a boat

    It worked fine if the boat was just in the shed in cold storage.
  8. Thread: Corking a boat

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    Re: Corking a boat

    Locally what we do to swell a hull is to tent the hull from the waterline down to the ground. Then we spray water under the tenting to raise the humidity under the boat. If possible garden soaker...
  9. Re: Fastener Size for 1969 Woody 36ft Grand Banks

    How thick is the planking and how big are the frames? I would assume screws will be counter sunk 3/8" or so into the planks on that size boat. So go with a screw length of planking minus 3/8" +...
  10. Thread: Awash in cash

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    Re: Awash in cash

    I would have refinanced, but no bank could beat my current 0.0% rate. I also like not owing money to anyone.
  11. Re: Judges, is there any means of disqualifying them?

    Judges in courts below the supreme court can be disciplined by the courts system. About the worst they can do to a district judge is stop assigning cases to that judge for "a limited and defined...
  12. Thread: Steve Bannon

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    Re: Steve Bannon

    I don't think he is much of a flight risk. He has a federal court date on Oct 21. Should he skip that he will have US Marshals looking for him. After that date he definitely won't be a flight risk.
  13. Thread: Why is it....

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    Re: Why is it....

    Locally there are no stores of any kind. The only businesses are three summer only, overpriced, restaurants and one place that sells stamps and has mail boxes (the post office). The closest grocery...
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    Re: Got an odd letter in the mail today

    My next door neighbor is Acadia National Park. I am currently sitting less than 100 feet from the park boundary. They had over 4 million visitors last year.

    I have no intention of actually...
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    Got an odd letter in the mail today

    Today there was a hand addressed letter in the mail from a person I had never heard of. The letter said the person wanted to buy my house and gave me contact information. I looked the person up and...
  16. Thread: Why is it....

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    Re: Why is it....

    You have three supermarkets to choose from? The closest supermarket is an hour round trip from here and this time of year it is packed with tourists and often pretty picked over. I shop once every...
  17. Re: Windows 11 - experience upgrading from 10 or opinions?

    When I bought my new laptop it had Windows 10. About 10 days after I started using it the system updated to Windows 11. It was totally seamless and took very little time. The only issues I had...
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    My next door neighbor's place this last Sunday. They have a deep lot. If you go about 1/4 mile up hill to the right of the house you will be in my yard. I wasn't hiking since hiking isn't needed...
  19. Thread: Portland, Maine

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    Re: Portland, Maine

    You can flee the big city to get away from the southern accents and southern heat. Go at least as far as Boothbay. If you want to get away from the crowds keep going on the coast until you get to...
  20. Re: America's small businesses are running out of workers

    Locally there are few young people. The housing costs have driven people of an age to have children out. For example over the last 20 years our local school enrollment has dropped by about 70%. In...
  21. Re: America's small businesses are running out of workers

    Almost all businesses here (Mount Desert Island, ME) have help wanted signs. As in the OP there is no shortage of demand for services, but a very significant shortage of workers. The reason here is...
  22. Thread: Still Wondering

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    Re: Still Wondering

    What really bugs me is the unexplained injuries. In early June this year I did something to my left hip. I have no idea what I did, but it got so painful that my range of motion was severely...
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    Re: the long line pioneers

    I know a guy who long line fishes for halibut now. He is a recreational fisherman who keeps his boat at the marina where I keep mine. It is interesting to chat with him when he is getting ready to...
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    Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    If he is charged, I suspect the FBI will coordinate with the Secret Service and then show up where Trump is to serve the arrest warrant. Secret Service, with FBI riding along will then take him to...
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    Re: selling a boat online - the cashiers check.

    You can verify the cashiers check by contacting the bank - not using the info on the check. Then send the bank the info from the check and possibly an image. They will tell you if it is real. If...
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    Re: Your Address: climate change risk factors

    The only risk for my place in their model is increased high heat days. They define high heat days as 84 F or warmer for my location. They say we average 7 days a year now of 84+ and 2 days of 90+. ...
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    Re: Trump Takes The Fifth.

    I am sure his lawyers advised him to take the 5th since otherwise he would have lied and ended up charged with perjury.
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    There was a NY40 at the marina in Southwest Harbor, ME today. Very pretty boat.

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    This video shows a closer look. I thought it was a NY50, but a bit of on-line work after I shot the...
  29. Thread: Got Glasses

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    Re: Got Glasses

    Money saving tip - Buy your glasses from Zenni optical. You can buy a pair or prescription glasses that look a lot like what Renee bought for $6.50 plus shipping. The quality is good. No need to...
  30. Re: Which EVs Will Qualify for the New Electric Vehicle Tax Credit? It’s Complicated.

    Another consideration that is a concern of mine is that the credits are non refundable tax credits. This particularly impacts lower income people such as those the used EV credit is supposedly...
  31. Thread: Cedar shingles

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    Re: Cedar shingles

    My house and shed are sided with eastern white cedar shingles. I did the shed and bought the shingles at Home Depot in about 2004. They still look new except on the sunny side where the stain has...
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    Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    Locally summer houses are where the money is. There have been several over the past couple of years that were north of $50 million. A build like that generally soaks up most if not all of the local...
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    Re: If you travel…

    Rather than stay in New York for the night I would have simply taken a train or bus to Boston. My wife now refuses to fly, so any long distance travel we do is by train. Yes that makes trips to...
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    Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    My next door neighbor is building a new three bedroom, two bath home without garage on a one acre lot he bought last fall. The plan is about 1,500 sq. ft. He paid $100K for the lot. The only...
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    I have developed the habit over my life of not relying on others. If I want something done - I do it.

    Another option Joe. Hire a someone to go over each van at the end of shift. Charge the van...
  36. Thread: Eat a Peach!

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    Re: Eat a Peach!

    I like peaches picked ripe. However, the peaches we get here are like fuzzy rocks. You buy them, put them on a window sill and maybe they become edible, maybe not, but they are never as good as...
  37. Re: So we are going to get a third political party

    I think it is time for a third party made up of anti-trump republicans. It can split the current republican party vote by running Cheney for president.
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    Re: The most vile food

    My mother used to cook beef tongue. I have had zero interest in eating tongue again and have managed to avoid since about 1965.
  39. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    The weekly rental thing has caused two of the houses out of the 7 on our road to be named. One is Driftwood cottage and the other is Lighthouse Cottage. We refer to out place as "Our House". One...
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    Re: Prince Rupert’s Drops

    Pyrex is actually formulated to minimize the thermal expansion coefficient. Pure silica glass has an even smaller thermal expansion coefficient than pyrex. You can take a piece of silica glass,...
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    Re: Too hot to work on the boat…

    It is supposed to be yet another scorcher here on Mount Desert Island, Maine - 78 forecast for today. We are going out on the boat where it will be cooler.
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    Re: Do the Democrats owe Liz Cheney anything?

    When you say Wyoming Democrats are you referring to both of them? I think the independents are radical Libertarians.
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    As I mentioned above neither I nor my wife has had it. We are VERY careful. She never leaves the house without her N95 mask on. I will walk outside without my mask on if there are no people in...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    Acetaminophen for head ache and mild muscle pain. For more intense paint I take ibuprofen. I avoid acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) because it can cause bleeding and I have a chronically low platelet...
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    Re: Most ridiculous YouTube clickbait pics

    I am surprised there were no bikini clad women in those pictures.
  46. Re: This popped up in my Facebook memories today

    Damn national park refuses to cut the trees down. The island and the light house belong to Acadia National Park.
  47. This popped up in my Facebook memories today

    Today's Facebook memory was this picture captioned


    "A perfect shot of the Bear Island Light except for the 19th century gaff rigged sloop that got into the shot."

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    The boat is the...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Neither of us had had it. We carry masks all the time and put then on when we are going to be withing 20-30 feet of anyone. I always wear my N95 when I go into any building. The only place I have...
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    Re: LiFePO4-here we go

    The only downside of LiFePO4 compared to Lithium Ion batteries currently used in EVs is that LiFePO4 batteries tend to have lower energy density. In other words they are heavier and bulkier for the...
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    Re: First out of the gate is Ted Cruz!

    That expresses my feelings about Cruz, even when he keeps his mouth shut.
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