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  1. Thread: Long and lean

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    Re: Long and lean

    I thought my boat was skinny @ 4.16:1.

    Paul Rollins built a 50' yawl for his own use that was 5:1. I believe a forumite bought it.
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    Happy Canada Day!

    Please take a moment to be thankful that you live in a relatively sane & civilized first world country - unlike your neighbor to the south.
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    Re: they might be about to doom us all

    Congress created the EPA so your (& the court's) nitpicking is simply wrong. This could have fallout that goes way beyond the EPA & you try to minimize it. Sheesh.

    This decision is a wet dream...
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    Re: Brawl at Eagles Concert in London

    Wouldn't have gotten rowdy if the concert had been in Winslow...

    I hope y'all realize this could go on for a while.
  5. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    On the western to sci-fi thing - Star Trek was originally written as a western, but the censors wouldn't let it on TV. Roddenberry changed it to sci-fi so they couldn't claim anything referred to...
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    Re: Something you cannot get from Amazon.

    You cannot get a US made carburetor kit for my Briggs & Stratton mower motor at Amazon. The dealer has a kit for $90.00, Amazon has a Chinese one for $8.00.

    One detail the dealer left out in his...
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    You have links to back that up - or just spouting the "I hate Bernie" mantra?
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    They hide them underwater too! DAMHIKT...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    And... Trump going to court & winning (or at least not being convicted) will pretty much guarantee him a major role in the Rep. party moving forward. Yes, he has one now - but his power would...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Yes - but no matter who it is - so it's protecting whoever holds the office, not a particular person.
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    But an unobtainably high one for today's Republican party.
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    I think it's WOO - Wide Open Oar...

    Probably wanna stay PC & not go with Wide Open Paddle.

    ;)
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    I've used the mirrors MushCreek describes. Great if you have glasses on.
  14. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    Love it! That's the sorta thing kids should do.
  15. Thread: The Bathroom...

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    Re: The Bathroom...

    Nope - in a suburban home built after the 70's & to this day, it's usually on the first floor & for guests to use.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    OK - so what evidence is there that is not hearsay? I'd love to see him behind bars as much as anyone, but if he gets taken to court & is not convicted, it will be a complete disaster for every...
  17. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Good one John!
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    Unlike Trump & his supporters (including his goons/enablers like Moscow Mitch), Liz Cheney seems to have the integrity to not violate the oath she took. She gets big points for that. However, don't...
  19. Thread: The Bathroom...

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    Re: The Bathroom...

    In US Realtor speak:

    1/2 bath is a sink & toilet
    3/4 bath adds a shower
    Full replaces the shower with a tub - which will also usually have a shower head
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    Re: Liberal miserly.

    At least porn is fun! ;)
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    Re: Anybody have a well?

    Not sure I understand. They're using surface wells & then treating the water?
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    Re: Liberal miserly.

    bobbys - do you really believe that spew? Really? It was written by a little man (I'm not talking physical size) who has absolutely no clue about "liberals".

    We don't hate masculinity at all -...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    According to Wikipedia:



    So - by that definition the T head isn't crossflow. However - it could just be the author didn't know about that cool old engine. To my little brain - the valve...
  24. Re: Why does 1929 gaff-sloop 16 ft wood boat have six mast positions?

    I can't speak to the positions (though I 'spect John & Kevin are right) - but I just have to say that's a pretty boat!
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    Re: Anybody have a well?

    Yep. I drilled (had it drilled) a well that found next to nothing until 425'. At that point they estimated 50 GPM - enough to supply an apartment building. The level settled at about 150' & we put...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    But I won't get to see it gone... :)
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    For sure 7 shell bearings have more friction than 5 - but I kinda like solid support on each side of the rod journal. As an aside, I've always wondered why more companies didn't adopt head designs...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    How can anyone not be cynical about the refuse heap of a former president? The man has sleazed out of court so many times I doubt anyone has kept full track. So what is the "guaranteed to put him...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    A mile from where I used to live is The Long Trail. Goes the length of Vermont following the summits of the Green Mountains. https://www.greenmountainclub.org/the-long-trail/

    It is heavily used,...
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Great news!
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    MGA 3 bearing cranks would whip out of shape dramatically. I don't think it's the friction of your 7 main bearings - but more likely cylinder head/combustion chamber design. A 4 valve cross-flow...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    All this is indeed revealing - but it's also hearsay. What have they found that could be an open & shut case against Trump? I haven't heard it yet & we're dealing with Mr. Teflon here. One thing...
  33. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    I respect your choice & also your willingness to state it here.

    That being said, I have to disagree - as while Biden is not the sharpest tool in the drawer, at least he can speak coherent...
  34. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Just gotta say it - though I believe my invisibility cloak is getting a workout on this thread*. Even written words can have tone & tone makes a large percentage of how we interpret what another...
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    Re: Cable TV companies

    Cable is the only real option for internet for us. I work remotely (have for the last 40 years) as does my partner - though she "could" go into an office. So - between remote desktop where I am...
  36. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Gerrymandering is a very real problem. Yes both parties have done it, but modern day Reps have taken it to an art form - with the support of Rep judges.

    However, it is normally considered a...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    Yep - 16. As far as flat vs. boxer, I too always understood them to be the same thing. My apologies for forgetting the Corvair - though I only owned one. Here are some other pics (can't copy...
  38. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Huh? Your own link shows 46 sponsored & 859 co-sponsored bills. So - she's sponsored just about 1 per month that she's been in congress. Exactly how many does she have to be involved in to make...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    Ummmm... Subaru, Porsche, & VW. All Subarus are flat 4s or 6s. 911s are flat 6s & every bug & bus was a flat 4.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    2 "flat" 8's geared together.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRM_P83
  41. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Maybe you get a good discount at Fisheries Chris, but $500 less: ...
  42. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Too bad so many do. Folks from all sides here think she's evil. Sad...
  43. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

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  44. Thread: I know kung-fu

    by Garret
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    Re: I know kung-fu

    It isn't. However, here in the States, the main reason companies don't donate leftover food is liability. Even if they publicly declare that it's leftover & that they cannot guarantee that it's...
  45. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    If we're gonna rehash 2016 (yet) again - let me ask one question. Did she win?

    See - not so simple. Yes she got the majority of votes - including many from people who had supported Bernie. What...
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    Re: My favourite motor boat

    We were out for a bit yesterday & went through an anchorage that had some short, choppy 1 -1.5 ft waves rolling in. All of the FG boats - particularly sail - were rockin' & rollin' - some...
  47. Thread: I know kung-fu

    by Garret
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    Re: I know kung-fu

    Well told sir!

    The 80p seems pretty simple to me. At the end of the day, they'll have to throw the chicken away. Selling it for 80p is better than selling it for 0.
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    Actually. it's a classic example of "Better to be silent & have people think you a fool than to open your mouth & prove it".

    How anyone could support 2 such obviously nasty mean people amazes me. ...
  49. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    You sure are good at misinterpreting things. Since the SCOTUS is political, a very bright & dedicated woman made a serious tactical error & allowed Trump to put yet another incompetent on it. ...
  50. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

    by Garret
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Not at all. It points out an entirely valid issue - that it is mostly men.

    Of course more needs to be done
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