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    Re: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    She does nice work, thanks for the tip!
  2. Re: Neighbors fight over pizza oven went to trial

    Nice. I see you went for the "barrel". I have a spot cleared out for one and I'm waffling between barrel and dome, how did you decide?
  3. Re: Neighbors fight over pizza oven went to trial

    Backyard fires are notorious for creating neighbor-vs-neighbor disputes. There are rules about what you can and cannot do within city limits but I've lost count of the number of times somebody has...
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    Re: Groundhog Day

    Mother Earth doesn't care about your snowbank, she's just going to keep spinning around and hitting her marks caring not for the current dominant species.
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    Re: Groundhog Day

    Like so many of our "days" it has deeper roots than a Bill Murray movie plot. This is the half way point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, depending on your religious bent it might also...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Next-Boat/i-XbGkRg6/0/5f2e0c5e/L/annie-L.jpg

    I've been thinking about this boat for a long time, picking up parts here and there along with learning ancillary...
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    Re: Heat resistant wood glue?

    How much heat are we talking about?
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    The plans are hanging on the wall in my bedroom. Last thing I see as I turn off the light...
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    Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/-/media/sites/magazine/2021/03/unknown-1.jpg?h=500&w=878&la=en&hash=739A8ACE36C2A298882BEC47C9860C11
    Custom trailer available too, trailing arm airbag...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    The "pull" is going to run between the top and bottom curves of the "S". The hoop will run up and down the mast in pretty much the orientation of the picture. Don't over think
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    It is actually pretty unusual for an ICE car to catch on fire in a crash (or an EV for that matter). Once you de-energize an ICE by disconnecting the battery it is pretty much inert, the problem...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I'll agree with Steamboat on the first sentence. The second? Not so much, it inspires me want to go out a build another boat in my shop. There are a few "honey-do" and "Steve-do" projects left...
  13. Re: Ideology & Investing: politicians and ESG funds

    Why on earth would you not want to look at ESG issues as part of your evaluation of a company before investing?
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    Lithium battery fires are very hard to put out. They are sensitive to heat to begin with and damaged cells tend to get hot, not much you can do but let it burn itself out.
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    Re: Going to the movies

    One of the things the industry does that drives Gordon nuts is demanding he show movies for 3 weeks. He has owned the theater since the mid-oughts, he knows the audience out there. With a population...
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    Re: Anyone watching football?

    I was pleasantly surprised to see both teams I was rooting for win. Surprised because it rarely works out that way, after years of haphazard observation of the game I've settled on cheering for the...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    The picture I put up was from Pierce, they claim "seamless" transitioning between the two modes. I haven't thought about the horsepower differential between pushing the rigs up hills and pumping....
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    Re: Going to the movies

    A friend owns the Vashon Island movie theater, one of the last truly independent screens around. He reminds me that they make very little money on ticket sales, food and beverage sales keep the doors...
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    Re: Going to the movies

    I read the book and watched the Swedish(?) film last year, "A Man Called Ove" I think it was on Netflix. I thought the film was a decent rendition of a good book.
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    Re: California Drought

    You're right, dams are complicated.

    The Sites Reservoir is still based on more dams:

    The 14,000-acre (5,700 ha) reservoir would be formed by several dams located in the east foothills of the...
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    Re: California Drought

    Are there many more rivers to dam? It is not just fish that suffer, the entire valley/canyon upstream of the dam site gets drowned too. Raising an already built dam does the same thing.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    Tesla's fast charging system is reportedly good for 200 miles worth of charge after 15 minutes.

    But most people run up the mileage on the their cars going to and from work or around town errands...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    https://www.piercemfg.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Volterra/1200/SystemOverview6_2.jpg?width=2400&name=SystemOverview6_2.jpg

    There is talk at work that we'll be getting a hybrid fire engine soon, battery most...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    That corresponds neatly to the population distrubution
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/OregonPop12.jpg
    If I were installing charging stations I wouldn't put one out in SW Oregon...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    I thought this was interesting
    https://www.utires.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/the_perfect_road_trip_formula.jpg


    13 hours in the car over 5 days? Kind of takes range anxiety out of...
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    Re: Doesn't this get you thinking?

    This is the part that got me thinking:

    " Our marina is being sold and this unit is no longer needed. "

    Because I'm in a bit of a dour mood this morning my assumption is the marina is going away...
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    Re: Point Hudson Marina Re-Opens

    Thanks for that bit of good news!
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0527/5051/6381/products/66239_1000x.jpg?v=1661442275
    Oh, you were looking for manly trucks?
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    Re: Oughtred Contact

    Pretty sure the answer to your question is going to be "It depends".

    How long is the plank? How much shape does have? A finished plank that is nominally 7" wide at any given point might need 18"...
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    Re: Bending Stainless Tubing

    Bending pipe is tough and is as much as art as science. You'll want tooling to match the pipe, the conduit bender electricians use might work but the galvanized mild steel they use is softer than...
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    Re: a google-fu/archival photo challenge

    https://www.naturecoast.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/p_5_8_58-Mare-Nostrum-135-Scale.jpg
    I know I'm going rogue here but looking for the answer to "what is a 'mackerel schooner'?" (who knew there...
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    Re: Even Pence had classified documents

    Even killing someone comes with shades of gray. There are three types of both "manslaughter" and "murder" charges.
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    Re: A 50 mile daysail attempt

    Getting the non-hull projects done before laying the keel is a great way to keep your momentum up late in the build. Chances are you'll have more space to work in too. Never hurts to know what you'll...
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    Re: Why are there no eggs?

    https://substackcdn.com/image/fetch/w_1456,c_limit,f_webp,q_auto:good,fl_progressive:steep/https%3A%2F%2Fbucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2Fimages%2F595ab9c1-b0...
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    Re: boat trailer question

    https://www.etrailer.com/static/images/faq/review-optronics-magnetic-led-tow-light-kit-tll21rk_1_644.jpg

    There is quite an industry devoted to magnetic-mount lights for towing. Considering this...
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    I'm curious about how many people actually claim the tax deduction too. Most of the people I know are not business owners and those who do are driving smaller vehicles (like the Ford Transit) as...
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    Re: A breakthrough in colonoscopy prep?

    The last "prep" for me consisted of large quantities of yellow Gatorade and OTC MiraLAX. Much less foul than the prescription stuff they made me drink 5 years previous.
  38. Re: Catspaw dinghy - new centerboard or daggerboard or ?

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pmsMPBj/0/L/i-pmsMPBj-L.jpg
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dX47zSQ/0/L/i-dX47zSQ-L.jpg
    As long as we're talking trunks and boards here...

    The top picture...
  39. Re: Catspaw dinghy - new centerboard or daggerboard or ?

    Growing up I learned to sail in a Sabot and then a Laser, both were sailed off (and on) the beach, I don't remember having much of an issue with the dagger boards on either of those boats. A...
  40. Re: looking for suggestions for a coastal cruiser

    I found a wave calculator online https://swellbeat.com/wave-calculator/

    Using 50 miles (80km) and an optimistic (IMO) 12 hours to get the mid point of a 100 mile (160kn) passage with a wind speed...
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    Re: Whales washed ashore

    That seems like the simplest most ecologically friendly way to deal with a whale carcass. Do you know the rationale behind the "no towing" rule?
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    Re: Critical Environmental Theory

    L.W. nailed it
  43. Re: looking for suggestions for a coastal cruiser

    Just so I understand the design brief, what do you mean by "crossings up to 100 nautical miles"? Open water like Miami to Nassau? Or did you mean 100 miles of "coastal cruising" which in my head is...
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    Re: Boat lift for my rowboat

    https://cdn.shortpixel.ai/spai/q_lossy+ret_img+to_webp/https://www.boatingmag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2021/09/BTG0921-QST-1-1024x768.jpg
    I have a dolly similar to this one, works great.
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    Re: A Visit to the Dark Side- Classic Glass :)

    After a bit of spit and polish that is going to be a fun machine.
    I've been looking at similar bits of classic plastic, my wife turns green pretty fast on sub-36 foot sailboats but can cruise around...
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    Re: Boat lift for my rowboat

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Eun-Mara/i-vGv237m/0/44d5e703/L/2017112219551071-IMG_0863-L.jpg
    Judging by the paint color I have a set from the same company. They raise the bilgeboards on...
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    Re: Sailrite sail kits?

    The power of the LSZ-1 helps get through the thicker stuff better than my Necchi does, but I also have their optional heavy flywheel which seems to help on the downstroke through multiple layers of...
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    Re: Joe, this is the Vespa you need...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-motorcycles/i-6w5B87Z/0/90d74d68/L/2023011711020157--788686716781141520-L.jpg
    1984 was a good year.
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    Re: Bronze USCG placards

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/6153c89e7d6fb83490197dd7/1637651554368-79BXNMZISSG6KBVQKKVK/electboat-nav.jpg?format=750w
    Nice. The cover alone makes me want to buy this book
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    Re: Centreboard Length

    The last post (#6) in this brief thread will give you some guidelines on sizing your boards:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?269241-centerboard-area-calculation
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