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    Re: Stocks Are So Hot

    A variety of things. Though, I only started investing 6 months ago so it's not a huge amount and I anticipate it will go up and down a ton before I retire in 11 years or so. Late bloomer, wish I had...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Love those FDs. It's the one dinghy I really want to sail but have not. Maybe an I14 as well but I'll take a FD first any day.
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    Re: Stocks Are So Hot

    My shares have gone up 65% in the past 6 months.
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    Re: Is Spontaneous Human Combustion Real?

    This has got to be the most gruesome disturbing thread. Yet somehow interesting. I saw a thing on TV years ago about Spontaneous Human Combustion. I get that a body would burn, there's fat that will...
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    Re: unusual schooner

    I have those plans. When I went to Bill's home last year, he told me that DQ del M was the only vessel ever built to the design with three masts, a concession to the owner who initially commissioned...
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    Re: unusual schooner

    Fore, main, mizzen, jigger, driver, spanker, pusher. That's what I've always known Thomas W Lawson's masts to be called. Suspect the after mast would be called the mizzen in that case Ian. And I...
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    Re: Will my Man Card be revoked?

    My heart incident got me a tractor with a bucket. I'm not your age yet and I don't feel like my man card should be removed. More manly in fact with a tractor.
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    You can lust after any number. How many you can build is a bit more up to you. :D
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    No rush, enjoying what you're putting up as is.
    Thanks,
    Daniel
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    i'm curious about your mermaid buns. Have you got a picture of one in situe all varnished up? Trying to visualize them.
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    Re: who would you invite to Christmas dinner?

    OOO, those would be good.
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    Re: who would you invite to Christmas dinner?

    Admiral Nelson,
    Sir Winston Churchill
    Captain Woodget (Cutty Sark's most famous master)

    Since there are only three these would be very interesting to have at dinner in my opinion but if there...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Guys,
    Is the plan to transfer Victoria's interior into your boat in any capacity? Clearly all the Bronze is probably transferable (if you don't go with a gaff rig. I think you should by the way)...
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    Re: When being a hoarder pays off

    My wife thinks I'm a hoarder as well. I'm just saving up for a rainy day, that's all. And it can't be taxed so it's even better than saving up money in a bank account. :)
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    Re: Gimme yer best fog story.

    Sounds like you did earn it.
  16. Thread: dead men's eye

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    Re: dead men's eye

    HG Smith's drawings are still the clearest after all these years. I love my Marlinspike Sailor. I think anyone who has a boat in any traditional form, even a "character boat" should have a copy of it.
  17. Re: Coal Miner "I have a lot of faith in President Trump"

    He may be on to something. The "coal comeback" is probably going to come out of left field and surprise us. Right after the horse and buggy comeback we're seeing now.
  18. Thread: Gartside # 207

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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Why did you choose WRC for the cable locker? I'd have thought you'd want something harder and not a soft wood like WRC. Great choice for weight savings up in the bow though.
  19. Thread: BIGLY Snake

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    Re: BIGLY Snake

    I found alligator had the consistency of beef but tasted of fish. A distinct juxtaposition. I have no great desire to eat alligator again. After due consideration, I decided that it makes sense that...
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    Re: December 6, 1917

    I work in Halifax and live about 40 minutes North on hwy 102 from Halifax. It's been on the news all day. I wouldn't say I know much more than the basics of the event, perhaps a little more than the...
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    Re: Varnishing over screws

    Difficult to clean paint out of Jay but the good old Canadian Robertson drive is considered the best drive head by many. You can place a screw on the end of a driver and fling it around. Even hold it...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Does the main boom also point toward the bow? Maybe I should check Sensible Cruising designs when I get home after work......
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    That Superbird is one SWEET car. 4 speed box, 426 Hemi, bucket seats, pistol grip shifter, AC and put in a decent sound system. I'd love that.
  24. Thread: Potholes

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    Re: Potholes

    I've lived in my house for 12 years now. The municipality has repaved my street 3 times in that time. Not once have they been able to get to the part where they paint the lines down the middle before...
  25. Thread: dead men's eye

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    Re: dead men's eye

    If you have an opportunity to meet up with Gerard, I highly recommend it. I spent a couple of days with him a year ago and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. If you happen to be in the same place as...
  26. Re: Argentine Navy diesel sub disappears, NASA plane joins in search

    I think you're missing one aspect JamesCaird. This is a diesel boat. As a diesel boat submariner, I would posit that the explosion could have come from the hydrogen gasses released while snorting. It...
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    Re: New Zealand Nutshell For My Buzzards Bay

    An entire build in about 3 months and it all fit on one page.... Impressive. She looks great.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I'm finishing up 3 papers by next week for a course I'm taking. After that, I'll be binge watching the rest of your videos as well. Looking forward to it. And the pour. I hope to pour a substantial...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Darn, didn't have time to figure it out. If I'm ever in the area I'd love to see the project.
  30. Thread: Tenner!!

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    Tenner!!

    Anyone heard from the venerable Ten Thumbs lately? I miss his wit and raconteur talents.
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    As interesting as the James Caird replica is, why would anyone replicate a boat that was built from a lifeboat using whatever was available at the time? Clearly the best results are not had using...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    So...... The pour... When do we get to see all that hard work and planning pour down into the mould?
  33. Re: Argentine Navy diesel sub disappears, NASA plane joins in search

    The verse for submariners:
    Lord God, our power ever more
    Who's arm doth reach the ocean floor
    Dive with our men beneath the sea
    Traverse the depths protectively
    O hear us when we pray, and keep...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Any updates Jim? I was in New York last weekend. No idea how close you are to the big apple but I thought you might be near by. Too busy to reach out, maybe another time.
    Cheers,
    Daniel
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    Re: The Trump family's pet!

    Atta boy, Trump, make your lady stand while you take your ease in that gaudy chair. What an @$$.
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    Re: Uffa Fox Fourteens...

    Nice history you've got here. Thanks for taking the time to post it up. I wish someone would do this for the Flying Dutchman class.
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    Re: What Tall Ship is Favorite?

    Wood and more modern welded steel instead of her original riveted iron. Stronger and lighter that way.
    She's my dream vessel. Given the funds, I'd have a near replica built of her with her deadwood...
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    Re: The Ugliest Landscape

    I think you took that from the same hotel I stayed in when I first went to Athens. I recognize that church with the domed tile roof. Loved it the first time I went. Returned a year or two later and...
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    Re: The Ugliest Landscape

    Haiti after the last big earthquake.
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    Re: What Tall Ship is Favorite?

    I wish someone would replicate Cutty Sark. And I don't mean Stad Amsterdam and Cisn Branco, I mean a true replica of the ship. Of wood.
  41. Re: Time for a new tiller - wood species recommendations?

    Osage would be beautiful. Black Locust would be another great wood to use. Maybe I should stop singing the BL praises or everyone else will start using it and there won't be any left for me.....
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    Re: Why I don't donate blood.

    I think donating blood is incredibly important. Unfortunately, I rang up a "false positive" the first time I donated at 18 years of age. They re-tested the blood and everything came out negative....
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    Re: Wood stove time again

    I have guys in my house as I type this finishing up the stove pipe to the stove they installed on Tuesday. It's a Blaze King Ashford 3.0. They say in the shoulder season it can burn for 36 hours with...
  44. Re: This being handed to guests checking into Trump DC Hotel

    (very simple). Sounds like they're borrowing from the President's vocabulary.
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    Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    I second the BL. Awesome stuff if you can find it. If you find a bunch then decide you don't want it, I'm sure I could find a use for it. :D
  46. Re: Confession thread : I look at new plastic race boats.

    That's ok. I work with a guy who lusts after carbon racing toys. His toilet seat is carbon. On a Bavaria 38. We all have our faults.
  47. Re: When a picture is worth 1000 words. (political warning)

    She's not really very attractive at all. You'd think with all that money and how great and awesome he is, he'd be able to find himself one of those hot trophy wives that haven't finished college yet...
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    Re: Building Lightning 15451 - Some Pictures

    Nice job. Look forward to seeing her under sail. Cheers,
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    Re: Building Peterson's Schooner "Susan" Segment #13

    Yes Scot, bring Rod back. :)
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    Re: A Redbird modified as a solo

    My dad gave me a set of station molds for a prospector. Not sure I'll ever build it though. I'm working (slowly) on a Catspaw dinghy and the plan is to build a schooner to hang her off of after that....
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