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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Liberal Democratic PR is hampered by at least gestures towards truth. Racist Right Republican PR has felt no such inhibitions since "rum, rebellion, and Romanism'; since "I have a list of (XXX) card...
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    Re: Mast makers

    The main masts on Gannon & Benjamin's schooners Rebecca and Juno must be pushing that size. Give them a call about how they made them.

    The rig will affect how you engineer the sticks.

    And get...
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    Re: Spitfire thread

    Dad learned early not to bother his crew chief . . .
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    Re: Puppers v2.0

    Beautiful.
  5. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    They could take a cel from the brilliant Icelandic movie "Woman at War" and at least find a worthy cause.
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    I favor the no-cockpit on such a small boat. When I had the fantasy of taking the family Electra to sea, I built a watertight box that filled the footwell, through-bolted in place. I find sitting on...
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    Re: Aline Kominsky-Crumb

    I thought my mind was expansive but then my organizing partner lent me "Goldie: A Neurotic Woman".
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Good job by the cartoonist putting Walker about where his home is.
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    Re: BROTM (2) Ships of hope

    21st Century version of the MS St. Louis.
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    Re: Naval near miss.

    Some detail I'd not gleaned from the story, especially the Momsen and the pilot boat.
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    Re: Naval near miss.

    I see no real problem here. If the story led me to some correct inferences, Harpers Ferry was a bit inside, a bit on the port side of the turn while Momsen was on (for her) the starboard side of the...
  12. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    While most of the readings are good, the very plethora of good advice to a young woman from men, many well past middle age, is a great example of male answer syndrome. Fortunately, she will find her...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    Pot belly pigs make good house pets - clean and get on with children. However, every pet pig owner I know complains about vet bills.
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    Can I cancel with Twitter if I never signed up in the first place?
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    Re: Capt. Robert S. Douglas

    Good news.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    No such thing as bad weather: Just bad clothing.
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    Also to get the Texas homestead credit he had to swear that place was his full time home. If he lied to Texas, he faces severe civil and perhaps criminal penalties. If he lied to Georgia, he can't...
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    Re: Testosterone + beer + motorcycles

    A now retired friend made an excellent living making prosthetic legs and arms. He claimed that the motorcycle industry bought his yacht and house, generally made him rich.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    The aesthetics of the photo are wonderful.
  20. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Cornwell wrote several contemporary sailing novels that are gripping reads. His TV background makes him a great "visual" writer - at least for me his ability to describe action if amazing.

    One...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Second that Flashman is gripping and the notes are valuable.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    The bugs will have a nice ride to market.
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    Re: Oops... a crash

    Thank you Geftb. That's a famous vid.
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    Re: holy effing ****

    Grandfather did something like that in WWI with some hard to see wires over a river. He was able to get out of sitting up side down in the cockpit and carefully stretched out on the underside (now...
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    Re: Oops... a crash

    Neither the link at the OP nor at #20 work for me.
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Never thought of De Hartog as a liar at all, though I've not read or seen any of his plays - just read the captain books and the Quaker books.
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    For the simple plot-oriented, O'Brian is as annoying as Melville - So much that does not move the plot a milimeter. It's like a portrait where the background is so absorbingly complex and beautiful...
  28. Thread: River Run

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    Re: River Run

    Cool boats.
  29. Thread: Jamestown

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    Re: Jamestown

    As with the different times and ranges of tides, topography makes for complexity.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I should have been clear: Our two glassed boats were sailboats in the 20' range. One layer, like many successful glass sheathings in that size range. Much larger and the stresses of sailing or...
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    Re: Does Hinckley still make sailboats?

    Didn't they get laughed out when they tried to copyright "Picnic Boat"?
  32. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    It's very hard to get away from Marx's influence on most human endeavor except the hard sciences and even there we are learning from a Marxian influenced analysis of who advances in science. One...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    We had a '60 Chevy wagon like in #2 but a bilious blue. When I was in college I found good use for all that space.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Dad sheathed two of our old boats in the early '60s and they were sailing at least into the '80s. Many sheathing jobs are so heavy that they amount to a glass hull over mold with some rot.

    It...
  35. Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    If the ballot is not completely punched, the counter can't recognize it so that vote is not counted. A person looking at the ballot can see the incomplete cuts. The bigger ones were a sort of U hence...
  36. Re: the far right is already attacking the Club Q hero

    The racist Right has been the home of violent cowards throughout human history but a recent US example is Rep Preston Brooks' caning Sen Charles Sumner. Let's not pretend that the racist right's...
  37. Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    Hanging chads are not a computer problem. They were caused by dull punches.

    Let me back up to a cycle before that general election. In the Democratic primary my guy won the first count but the...
  38. Thread: Red Green

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    Re: Red Green

    If it's not broken, you're not trying.
  39. Thread: Red Green

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    Red Green

    MaryEllen and I caught the last few seasons on TV but now it's streaming on TUBI. Funny how much younger he looks. Anyway, a delight to complete my duct tape education.
  40. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    When I was working, I did not use slides or hand-outs with 'bullet points'. I used a mix of lecture and audience participation.
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    I wonder if it's the immersion. Try a test piece with the D1 applied by brush to one surface to the point where no more will soak in, as per instructions. This will saturate the surface but not so...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Epoxy set glass sheathing can work but boats that were sheathed with dual-diagonal wood fare better.

    accommodated was plank on frame. He seams were all reefed and soft wood splines set in, epoxy...
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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Ron White has a great bit on Sluggo cleaning up the lawn . . .
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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Not all dogs but many go for any scats they find. Growing up, our horses, dogs, and cats provided.
  45. Re: So now we have another special council?

    Stalin did a better job of show trials than the Republicans muster.
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    Re: Election Deniers

    They ask me what day it is. Like most retired people free of the calendar, I usually don't know.
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    Re: Benghazi 2.0: Hunter Biden

    Were the Republicans to bring their falsehoods into a court, it would be at least malicious prosecution or abuse of process. But hearings before the House are not courts. As I understand it, the...
  48. Re: So now we have another special council?

    I thought Garland planned on a special counsel to prosecute after he'd completed the investigation
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    There are boats so exactly designed that more sail slows them down. I don't think your boat is one, so go with the bigger rig if the hull's shape can stand up to it. Many sailmakers have programs...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    Honor your grandfather and our culture: Sharpen and use it.
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