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    Cape Cod Catboat 'Gathering', 8/18/2022

    https://areyspondboatyard.com/catgathering/
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    The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    This may have been posted here already but the very special sailboat they built is now in the possession of the Northwest Maritime Center. For those attending the Port Townsend Festival there might...
  3. Thread: Mine vs Quarry?

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    Re: Mine vs Quarry?

    The show is fun to watch, especially both of them struggling so to get into and out of the Morgan!! Very relatable.
    :D
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    Re: Webcam from the WB Pier!

    Yes. Light wind from the east/southeast on the nose and against the current.
  5. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    Sophia Loren. No contest. Next!
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    That guy is pure evil.
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    "China Scared By 82 Year Old Woman" - Borowitz
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    Re: Mertie B. Crowley Yawl Boat

    https://saltycape.com/wasque-fishing/
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    Re: Once again, Jon Stewart is correct.

    So the fist-bumpers 'caved'.... https://www.newsweek.com/gop-fistbump-pact-senate-military-ted-cruz-steve-daines-1729031
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    Since they were following his movements and routines I wonder if he used the balcony regularly for his morning prayers when the attack was leveled. Assuming he prayed of course.
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    Re: Business having trouble getting help

    https://veritasnantucket.com/2021/12/22/cost-of-housing-on-nantucket-has-dramatic-effects-on-teachers/
  12. Re: In 1981, at age 35, I watched “On Golden Pond”.

    My wife reminds me that we saw it Off Broadway when it first ran as a play with Frances Sternhagen as Ethel. No scenes afloat of course but it was pretty good anyway....
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    Re: Orcas sink a sailboat off of Portugal

    It's been a long time coming!! https://www.theonion.com/dolphins-evolve-opposable-thumbs-1819565718
  14. Re: In 1981, at age 35, I watched “On Golden Pond”.

    "Sure, you can VIOLATE my daughter under my own roof... just DON'T TELL ETHYL!!" :D
  15. Re: In 1981, at age 35, I watched “On Golden Pond”.

    Re the wrecking of the Chris-Craft. It wasn't the lovingly restored and valued one that was shown during many of the scenes. It was another one in poor shape to which they rigged a hydraulic ram to...
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    Re: Eggemoggin Reach Regatta 2022

    We were hoping to be there as spectators but Covid has struck and the resulting fatigue will make a cruise down that way less safe than we want to risk. It should be quite spectacle. The ten day...
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    Re: Justice Dept. Asking Witnesses About Trump

    Garland (a college classmate) is a really great guy and is doing this well despite some public and media frustration with the pace of the DOJ. It's a complex situation to manage and has many moving...
  18. Re: Is the media's current economic "inflation" story BULL DOOKEY?

    One problem with prices rising and inflation is what economists call "The Rocket and Feather Phenomenon":.

    When prices for fuel and construction material, for example, are in demand and supply is...
  19. Thread: Concorde!

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    Re: Concorde!

    A college friend flew on it east to west. She said the interior was very close and that it was a good thing the flight was so short. She said it was like "flying in a phone booth"... for anyone who...
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    Re: Mertie B. Crowley Yawl Boat

    Some designs here that might interest you.The plans for building them are excellent and the designer can advise about suitable power plants: https://store.gartsideboats.com/collections/steam-launches
  21. Thread: Superyachts

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    Superyachts

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/25/the-haves-and-the-have-yachts
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    Re: trailer tongue hinge as mast tabernacle

    Interesting suggestion. I'd think it would be good for a radar mast and limited clearances afloat or ashore.
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    Rivian electric pickup

    There's one here in town now. Impressive.
  24. Thread: Secret Service

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    Secret Service

    It seems that the lost texts may be recoverable and made available to the J6 Committee. You'd think the SS would have tried to find them before saying they were all lost. What gives? I suppose we'll...
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    Re: I Bought a Shellback Dinghy

    Photo of it under sail. Thx.
  26. Re: Texas shooting: Uvalde report finds 'systemic failures' by authorities

    I will be sounding very cynical about it, but does anyone else here suspect that the "hesitant" response by law enforcement may have to do with the fact that most of the children and teachers in the...
  27. Re: “Deadwood” - what’s the origin of the word in marine terms?

    You might explain that many nautical terms derive from Dutch vocabulary:

    Anchor line = ankerlijn
    Bilge = bilge
    Bilge pump = bilgepomp
    Bow spring = voorspring
    Buoy = boei
    Deck = dek
    Hand...
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    Re: Gaff or spritsail on CL

    Sold to a Maine guy with a fifteen foot spritsail boat. Nice to pass it on to someone who's excited.
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    Re: Video - and commentary

    Somebody who had access to the video released it to the newspaper. The parents of slain children had been promised they'd get prior viewing. Whovever leaked to the media is a culpable a**h+le.
  30. Re: Ann Marie Cox discusses Tucker and his greatest fear.

    Tucker sez: “... because “they know that their lives will not be better than [those of] their parents...." That applies to a LOT of people at all levels of society, yet few if them are mass...
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    Gaff or spritsail on CL

    https://maine.craigslist.org/bpo/d/west-boothbay-harbor-new-sail-suitable/7507438686.html
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/columns-blogs/a-steady-decline
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    It's pretty funny that the poll ask how old each of us 'claims' to be. What? We're assumed to be liars?
  34. Re: New temperature guidelines from the US government..

    It was an EnergyStar appliance recommendation from 2019 for those who wish to reduce home energy costs.
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/health/thermostat-recommendations-energy-star-trnd/index.html
  35. Re: We’ve had lots of threads about Woodies, but here’s another one.

    A woody?? You all know what that means to most people, right?
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    News from the undersea world

    https://www.theonion.com/dolphins-evolve-opposable-thumbs-1819565718
  37. Thread: Boris v. Trump

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    Boris v. Trump

    https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/wait-you-can-just-make-your-leader-step-down
  38. Thread: Nantucket fire

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    Nantucket fire

    https://www.nantucketcurrent.com/massive-fire-hits-downtown-nantucket
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    Re: Long term impact of illegal abortion

    https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-virgin-mary-reclaims-her-birth-story
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    Bristol 30 although hard to find sometimes: https://sites.google.com/site/bristolowners/bristol-models/bristol-29-30
  41. Re: Chait, review of (ex-Republican) Tim Miller's book "Why We Did It."

    Perhaps even more direly cynical is the refusal to see guns and repeated mass killings as connected. It seems to me that Republicans at many levels prefer to maintain and raise levels of fear among...
  42. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    Just curious and I like catboats also, but why do you limit yourself to one of them? There are so many other designs which meet your criteria.
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    Re: Using a sailboat mast as a flagpole?

    We've used this for a cedar flagpole we adapted for a 30' osprey nest post and platform. It's all been through some severe winter storms. Works well:...
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    Re: What I like about online fora, etc.

    The HBO/Brit television show 'Gentleman Jack' is based on a diary, much of it in code, kept by a woman in the 1800s. It's a fascinating show well acted....
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    Re: Mental health and mass murderers

    Swiss policy and culture re guns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjlT4BME2aE
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    What I like about online fora, etc.

    There used to be a thing called a commonplace book. People would read or come across something that intrigued them that they'd like to remember or perhaps share so they'd write it in the book. The...
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    Mental health and mass murderers

    We do need to invest more in public mental heath support but seeing it as a primary cause of mass murder is misplaced. The cohort of citizens that suffer the worst from mental health troubles and get...
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    The clip-to-hat-to-shirt collar item is the one i like. There are times I need to flip the hat off to look way up. The bill of a hat gets in the way. And if the wind blows the hat off it's right...
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    For many years a local guy has had signs on his front yard like this one, usually featuring a lethal projectile weapon of some kind. Lately, since the Uvalde massacre, he hasn't been putting them up....
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    I've come across a couple of sailing hats on the water. One of them I was able to return to the owner.
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