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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    She was built in L.A in 1936
    Original mane Kona
    Sailed to Hawaii then to the Caribee, which is where I got her in 74
    I wrecked her in Antigua in 76
    I hail from the Housaatonic River, not her .One...
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    In the second photo ,the chap is sitting on the built in side bench(s).
    I had a Seabird in the 70's and sailed her a few thousand miles in the Caribbean Sea, which is rough goin for a small...
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    Re: Young version Jerry Lee Lewis

    he said in the first 8 seconds ,"i am a country artist", so...um...no.
  4. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    We are on our fifth year of NFT 's, so the horror stories stopped
    no effin trumpers
    i do not care if it means sister or brother
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    Re: boat porn of the day

    Time to start bailin !
  6. Re: Money money money money money money money

    you spell "war" wrong ?
  7. Re: Sailboat search, 10í bridge clearance@mlw. Hot stove league discussion.

    whaddabout those bwitish botes that pop the rigs up n down quick like, fer low bridges ?
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    perfectly sharp knives are like perfectly stitched sails,imo
    unreasonable goal
    what's the point?
    why?
  9. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    8 Breakfasts in diabetes research ?
    no money in that
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    oh baby I could TOOTH up some stuff wif dat!
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    Re: Diesel Heat Clones

    I put an old Hi Seas heater aboard a few years ago and cannot be happier with it.
    They are no longer made of course, none are in the USA, (liability lawyers).
    I spied a few at the PT swap meet...
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    dang if I lived an hour or two away I'd help you rig that cool boat jus fer the fun of it
  13. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    yes i think you may be right John, this is a real two to one catboat.
    per'aps a real gaff like a beetle would be in order ?
  14. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    i spent my twenties sailing around engineless ,ran a one oars power mostly
    https://live.staticflickr.com/3713/10870255043_6bb644aa2c.jpg
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Whole Foods in Tacoma...a lotta masks and generally thin fit people walking around .
    Albertsons in Gig Harbor just across the bridge...none of the above,including walking.
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    The word "hack" is like a bit of bad seam that needs to be ripped out and re stitched....or does it ?
    most of us cannot get our head around making our own sails, let alone re cutting an old one....
  17. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    if you are ever engaged with me at a bar and there is beer involved, please do not pull out yer fuggin phone and show me a pic of your dog/bote/work/girl/breakfast.
    just don't
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    Re: Sales and other bots

    but the money making things at the bottom of the page are jusfine
  19. Thread: JFK

    by wizbang 13
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    Re: JFK

    damn that Ted Cruz' father
  20. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    I might try looking at, then for, an El Toro rig.
    An El Toro is an 8 foot pram, but the rig is a bit sporty. Bermudian catboat .
    Unless you seek a particular type of other rig.
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    Re: Thanksgiving

    gotche Jambalaya for ya right here
    https://cdn.yachtbroker.org/images/medium/2777474_297f7cfe_20.jpg
    https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/24/0a/c6/5b/jambalaya-sailing-charters.jpg
  22. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Well written obit.
    It's something to read how the WBF was such a big piece of the pie of Jaimies life.
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    This sail will be for very light air ,right? not expected to be pulled tight and be an upwind machine?
    Try to tack the sail out better. A pile of simple homemade punches, a sharpened nail in a piece...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    jus doan take it out on de bote
    wish I had my Poppys knife
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    anyone think this will cost under two hundred grand ?
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    Re: Boat wooden floor scratches

    we duz call that a sole
    teak and holly, a bill of goods sold to yachtmen
    fine sand and several thin coats of poly varnish.
    odds are the sole never had a lick of maintainance
    they will never be...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    It's a beautiful nane, but it cannot be easily read from a bouncing boat with binocs from a distance
    practicality strikes again
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    how much does one have to drink to gain 40 pounds ?
    ive averaged a six pack a day for 40 years, and i top out at 150,same as in high school
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    ya know it's quicker, cheaper and better to build new ,right ?
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    Re: Gear hanger/lanyard

    if ya don't know a knot
    tie alot
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    we call Albertsons "Fatpersons".
    sometimes i think maybe socialized medicine would not be best.
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    one again we see the power of thoughts and prayers
    cuz i THOUGHT they PRAYED the gay away??
  33. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    i don't grok sports
    any sports
    i keep an eye on big game days here as a good time to go to costco
    also, more room on the water with all the yahoos at home going animal watching the screen
    i feel...
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    Re: Power planes

    ^ the 1980's makita in the center has a motor twice the amperage of a regular modern planer, but still with regular 3 inch blades
    I shoveled the tar goo used to glue old linoleum to a floor in Ben...
  35. Re: Letís see each otherís pets or animals, past or present.

    this was in the past...like yesterday...
  36. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    i refer to modern cars as jellybeans
    i hate em, but my cuticles have not been dirty in 12 years
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    bag balm is better for the wood grain that it soaks into, keeping water out of the screw hole
    it is a fifth the price of a jar of "lanocote", marine lanolin
    it will protect the galv better than wax...
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    this is a good screw dip.https://cdn-tp3.mozu.com/24645-37138/cms/37138/files/74ab86e7-19f4-4126-80ca-0d4c6d9ccacd?quality=60&_mzcb=_1649148331752
  39. Thread: Damned Dams

    by wizbang 13
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    Re: Damned Dams

    their property line will plummet a bit as well
  40. Re: 8,000,000,000 People on the planet as of yesterday

    i had such high hopes for covid
  41. Thread: Damned Dams

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    Re: Damned Dams

    the reds hate 'lectric cars
    but love the dams
  42. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    You need to stand because of back/butt pain? Is that right ?
    I think there is no "thresh hold". Sometimes I stand in our 8 foot pram .
    Perhaps a steering system with a line that goes 'round the...
  43. Re: We're getting old. This is going to happen more.

    post #9
    how about that death pool ?
    that cold be a thing
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Ice Cream
    Trump took licks for his "two scoop" bizness
    Pelosi exposed her freezer full of Haggen Das .
  45. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    deep sigh
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    Re: Newbie with Lots of Questions

    A scale model , or 4, that utilizes complete construction.
    "Matt board", a heavy cardboard from art supply store ,in lieu of plywood for the model
    If your plans are old, (I am not familiar with the...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    I never asked for. Decades later it still rankles, because it was the first time I’d ever changed a flat and I was enjoying the feeling of accomplishment before he inserted himself.”
    he inserted...
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    Re: dogs in verse

    I was walkin' down the street on a sunny day
    Hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba
    A feeling in my bones that I'll have my way
    Hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba
    Well I'm a happy boy (happy boy)
    Well I'm a...
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    Your boat is not wood, it is composite.
    never call it wood when speaking to insurance/marinas/boatyards
  50. Re: Anybody else following the Route du Rhum?

    The FWI is a notch above the BWI, but it's still 3rd worldish.PFD's...hahahaha.
    I 'd bet they were all lit to boot.....and the boat was overloaded, and going too fast.
    yes i heard Sam was just beat...
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