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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    News reporters rarely get the information correct.
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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    Downriver from the museum.
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    Re: Tragedy in Mystic

    Horrible news but it was not Mystic Seaport which is upriver.
    At first I thought it was and all I could think of was the old mill where hundreds of old boats are stored.
    That would be an...
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    Re: C32 sailing on Garda

    Where's the head?
    Nice boat but for the very high cost, they could have put a bit of room for a porti-potty.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    I am dearly hoping that there will be a chaotic floor fight for speaker and McCarthy will not just be handed the gavel.
    This will make him a very weak speaker if he does get in and it would be a...
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    Re: Construction work

    The Orangeburg pipe at my house gave up the ghost three days before our daughter's baptism when we were about to give a party for fifty people.

    Luckily I was in the construction business and knew...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    I feel exactly the same way. I've re-read the entire series at least 5 times in the past twenty years.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    I finished re-installing the electric motor on my fantail launch yesterday. Today I will pull the batteries, pull the boat out of my shop and put it to bed in the boat shed for the winter.
    Shop...
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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    I'd be dead meat if I dragged another boat home, but I would love to have that catboat!

    At least I learned a new word today: deaccessioning.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Good news but it's probably too late. The Dems have only a month to do anything with them and most of that time they will be out of session. Once the Reps take over, those records will get buried....
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    Re: Thanksgiving

    The wild turkeys around here can fly pretty well.
    They scratch around under our bird feeder but when disturbed they take a running start, take off and fly/glide across our meadow for about 300'...
  12. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I question the space in which the W.C. is placed. To efficiently "poop", a person's knees have to be spread at least 24" apart. With that cabinet he mentioned that will be just to the right of the...
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    Re: Artemis in distant retrograde orbit

    Hopefully, it's got some sort of head so the crew doesn't have to crap in diapers.
  14. Thread: one motion

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    Re: one motion

    I've got a friend who has owned a Prius for years. He's a nice guy but is a Trump-hugging conservative.
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    In my work at the local hospital, I see obese patients all the time. Discharging them they are sucking on the oxygen bottle for all they are worth. I often put them in a car that is reeking of...
  16. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Yes, I suspect that Leo now spends most of his time managing the project instead of hands-on building.
  17. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    Frankie the Cat
    Born feral but now the best indoor cat ever.
    Gentle and loves my wife.
    He totally ignores me.

    123738
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    Re: Russia trump** conviction

    Why hasn't the Biden DoJ dusted off the Mueller report and charged Trump?
    I'd like an answer to that question.
  19. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    World Cup Ski racing I'm very interested in!!
    Soccer? no.
    Perhaps if they played on a smaller field so they didn't spend 90% of the time running up and
    down the field.
  20. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    Wow! Soccer!! Zzzzzzzzzzzz......
    Like watching grass grow.
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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Dogs are idiots.
  22. Re: It's the night before Gun Deer Hunting here in Wisconsin.

    It's the same way on Long Island, N.Y, my old home. Deer are everywhere with little or no fear of humans.

    Deer season started here in Vermont last weekend. Surprisingly, I haven't heard the...
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    Re: Benghazi 2.0: Hunter Biden

    Will McCarthy forbid Dems from sitting on the committee?
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    Re: Newbie with Lots of Questions

    Bud Macintosh's book was my bible when I built my traditionally built 20' gaff rigged sloop. It was even more valuable since it was built before the advent of this Forum. However, I don't recall it...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Garland just appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Trump. This means that any indictments are a very
    long way off. It also means that a future Trump DoJ (heaven forbid) can't stop the...
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    Re: State of the Republican Party

    But how many Republicans said the same thing in 2016 and 2020 and voted for him in the end?
  27. Thread: Damned Dams

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    Re: Damned Dams

    I know nothing of these dams, but have people built houses on the shorelines of the reservoirs? If so, their property value is going to plummet, leaving them with nothing but a stinking mess.
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Nancy just announced she is not going to seek re-election in Congress as Dem leader.
    She will remain in Congress, but pass leadership to the younger generation.
    Politics is a nasty business and you...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Chris Woodward…

    Have a wonderful Birthday!
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    Re: Newbie with Lots of Questions

    With your background, you'll have no problem building the boat.
    Some plans are sold with instructions, some not. It is assumed that the builder knows
    how to read them.
    What you lack is that...
  31. Re: Jay Leno is in a burn center after a burn to his face

    Reading up on burns it is interesting to learn that while second degree burns are very painful, third degree burns are not. I guess the nerve tissue is burned away?
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    Re: GOP primary could be interesting

    But will all the cowards just cower before Trump and give him the nomination?
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    It looks like the Forum has been purged of the offending spam.
    Let's hope it lasts.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Why would DeSantis want to run in 2024?
    If he is the nominee and wins, Trump will just blast everything he does.
    He is still relatively young. If elected, he would only be 54 at the end of two...
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    Re: It Ain't Like Riding a Bicycle

    I ice skated for the first time in decades a few years ago. It wasn't pretty! I found it hard to do and I was scared silly of falling and breaking a hip.
    I still go flying down the side of a...
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    Even if it was a Ukrainian missile, the Polish deaths are still on Russian hands.
    If Russia hadn't attacked Ukraine, Ukraine wouldn't have to had to fire a defensive missile.
    Tragedies of war.
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    Re: if its true

    With all the scammers running wild on the forum today, it does appear that we are 'Scotless'.
    WoodenBoat needs to fix this.
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    It's a spring tide today! I wish the administrator could figure something out.
  39. Re: congratulations are in order it would seem

    She's accomplished a great thing already by simply getting elected and letting Utah know there is another course other than Republican. The future awaits.
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    Re: does anybody here

    I've been subscribing since issue #17. I read each new issue bit by bit to make last.
    I don't save them, though.
  41. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    The one thing that I took from the video in post #49 was the author's comment that there were a lot of warplanes in the air at the same time, all doing a flyover of the field in two parallel lines....
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    Re: Worse than human excrement

    I was thinking the same thing especially if they had been trained to kill other dogs. They would be a danger to anyone. I would think they would have to be put down.
  43. Re: Jay Leno is in a burn center after a burn to his face

    I hope the burns aren't too deep.
    I'm not a car guy but I really love watching "Jay Leno's Garage".
  44. Re: Has anyone watch Trump go unhinged about the midterms on TruthSocial ?

    Will any of the major networks cover his "big" announcement on Tuesday?
    It would be a hoot if they didn't.
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    Re: EV’s are becoming mainstream

    Visiting our daughter, SIL and grandkids just west of Washington, D.C there are tons of Tesla cars on the roads down there. Daughter has a Model 3 and SIL takes delivery on his Model Y in a few...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Thanks again for sharing your adventures.
    Anyone who thinks that skin-on-frames boats aren't tough should read this thread!
    I'm impressed with that little boat.
  47. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    p-63 mimicking what an attacking fighter would do in combat? Pilot underestimated the turning radius of his p-63?
    The video I saw makes it look that way. Low level and the pilots' deaths were...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    The Nevada senate race has just been called for the Dems who now have the 50 votes to be the majority.
    Moscow Mitch is not a happy camper. He remains in the back sit where he belongs.
    Thank you,...
  49. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    Dave, you were the first one I thought about. Glad you were not there.
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    Re: Creating 2 piece oars

    I've used the Duckworks ones and they are fine.
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