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    Re: Vancouver anti muslim rally this weekend

    The Seattle alt-right contingent showed up in Fremont to demonstrate, all seven of them. :D :D
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    Re: How does this all end?

    I'll nominate Washington State's Senator Patty Murray to help with Peb's idea. She is smart, level headed and has been known to work well across the aisle.
  3. Re: m/v Duffy - or - A Family's Misadventures on a 1950 Monk Cruiser

    Beautiful boat. We cruise South Sound (and elsewhere) a lot in Snoose, we'll watch for Duffy. "RainierHooker", mountain, baseball or beer?
  4. Re: Custom made drop cloths

    My bobbin is accessed thru the slide cover under the needle. I have extra bobbins but they are pretty low capacity especially for heavier threads. The safety valve on the works is probably the...
  5. Re: Custom made drop cloths

    Thanks Dody, great info. It's good to have a sewing 'thread' around here again and with someone obviously knowledgeable in the art. Sewing is a handy skill for boaters. My machine has a V belt, not...
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    Re: Just the right amount of sheer

    This is not a mooring field, but rather private unregulated mooring cans dropped anywhere they want. Some bays like Gig Harbor and Eagle Harbor are starting to enforce the regs and clearing them out....
  7. Re: Custom made drop cloths

    Here is a Singer walking foot in Seattle, $650.
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/app/d/singer-industrial-sewing/6266781497.html
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    Those old Singers like mine used to be dime/dozen. There are a couple on eBay now for $100-150. Put a heavy gauge needle in it and some good thread and it can do a lot. Or if you want to sew more...
  9. Re: Custom made drop cloths

    I remember sewing hand puppets and bean bags at my mom's treadle machine when I was probably 5 or 6. I bought this machine at a swap meet probably 45 years ago and I've used it to sew Sunbrella...
  10. Re: Things do seem to be coming to a head, but what then…….

    I want perp walks and handcuffs!
  11. Custom made drop cloths (& some sewing stuff)

    Seems like I'm always painting or working above my side decks and I got tired of trying to fit a big drop cloth over them and then tangling up my feet in them. So I cut a canvas drop cloth into two...
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    Re: CEO's bailing on Trump

    Wait. Five minutes ago he said he had MANY to take their place.
  13. Re: When a picture is worth 1000 words. (political warning)

    A big +1.
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    Re: Oh my! (no politics involved)

    Tesla in ludicrous mode, 0 - 60 = 2.85 seconds. So for an extra 2.9 million dollars you can shave a small fraction of a second off of that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqCDmJnvK-c
  15. Thread: toothache

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    Re: toothache

    Whiskey. Hold a mouthful over the tooth.
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    Trump considering pardoning Sheriff Joe

    How long before he considers pardoning the nazi who killed Heather? How long must we put up with this crap?
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    Re: Charlottesville VA getting nasty

    Too little, too late.
  18. Re: Let's toss in a little antisemitism to our racist stew

    The cast of Seinfeld is Jewish?
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    Re: Just because I'm a White Supremacist

    I've never claimed to have you on ignore altho I am tempted. But with all of your constant posting here, I also have yet to see you renounce your obviously false claim. You and Trump, what could be...
  20. Thread: The MGTD thread

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    Re: The MGTD thread

    When I had my Austin Healy and my friend had an MGA (pictured above) in the early '60s, there was a definite bias, sometimes hostile, against "those little foreign cars". I actually had one gas...
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    Re: Oil based paint problem

    Thin with a little Penetrol. Works wonders helping oil based paint flow in hot weather.

    https://www.flood.com/products/paint-additives/penetrol-oil-based-paint-additive
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    Re: Assuming the Lotus Position

    Still choking but they say a change is coming in the next day or so.
  23. Re: Stanley #12 cabinet scraper - a new addition

    I've always used just the bare scraper blade hand held. Other than it sometimes gets a little hot to hold, what is the advantage of the holder?
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Good chance I'll leave a day or two early and Kathy will drive to Olympia Saturday. So I'll leave Shilshole on Wednesday or Thursday. It's pretty consistently a three hour cruise down Colvos,...
  25. Thread: The "New" Cat

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    Re: The "New" Cat

    ...erm,

    http://www.ronlloyd.com/oddstuff/IMG_0159.JPG
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    Re: 7,402 neckties, patches, and lapel pins

    Don't know if it is that company (hard to nav their website on an iPhone), but an acquaintance has ejected three times and has a VERY nice watch from the ejection seat company. One of his punchouts...
  27. Thread: Cowcatcher ?

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    Re: Cowcatcher ?

    Their prototype.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRolSk3WcAQlaYu.jpg
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    Re: Washington Stoveworks?

    An anecdote about that stove, although this won't be of any help to your question either. :)

    In the early '70s, we had our offices in an old brick building owned by my business partner. In the...
  29. Re: Nearly Earth-sized planets detected orbiting the nearest sun-like star, tau Ceti

    Can we get there before the two children fry us all?
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    Re: Washington Stoveworks?

    Washington Stove Works was in Everett, Washington and I knew several people with the company. My late business partner designed some modern free standing fireplaces that they cast and built. That...
  31. Thread: Ha-Ha wall

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    Re: Ha-Ha wall

    Are they coming to get you?
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    Re: Holographic whale

    It's a fake video. Had you been there you probably would have seen an empty gym floor with the students cheering an announcement on the PA. No way that's a hologram.
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    Re: Presidential Preference: D.Tramp OR Pence?

    Better link.
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    Re: Presidential Preference: D.Tramp OR Pence?

    Starting to look more and more like we might get a three-fer. Wouldn't that be sweet?
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    Re: Assuming the Lotus Position

    Yeah, I got a towing eye with the Porsche. Came in handy when the engine blew up 70 miles short of the 50k warranty and it had to be flat bedded to the dealer. :)
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    Re: RIP Glen Campbell

    In spite of being seen as a bit corny by some, he really was a giant. I hope he rests well and that his legacy is what he deserves.
  37. Thread: Norm was right

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    Re: Norm was right

    Barnacles on a prop is just a sign the boat isn't used enough. :)
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    Re: RIP Glen Campbell

    The Wrecking Crew.
  39. Thread: Medicare at 55

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    Re: Medicare at 55

    That's a good group of supporting senators which leads me to believe it might be a good idea.
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    Re: RIP Glen Campbell

    He did many things in his career. One that surprise a lot of people is that the band "The Champs", of "Tequila" fame at one time consisted of Glen Campbell, Dash Seals and James Croft. (Although I...
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    Re: Please do not share this photo!

    Could easily be an unmanipulated phone photo. Phone cameras are wide angle and can cause a lot of distortion to portraits, especially from a low angle.
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    Re: Presidential Preference: D.Tramp OR Pence?

    Looks like the GOP hardliners are unhappy with Ryan over the debt ceiling and his job may be in jeopardy. Maybe we can get rid of all three. Who's next? :D
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    Re: Please do not share this photo!

    Can I just substitute this one?

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/carp-fish-mouth-open-head-48769484.jpg
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    Re: News Aggregators

    I don't see that. Can you give me a link to the page where you are doing that?
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    The insurance thing: I also have State Farm and was amazed at that policy which I also have. They did require me to do an out of water survey several years ago, but I pay only $54 per year for...
  46. Thread: The MGTD thread

    by ron ll
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    Re: The MGTD thread

    Again, I know I've posted this before, but in my defense Photobucket took it out, and besides, this is an MG thread, right?

    http://www.ronlloyd.com/oddstuff/healy2.jpg
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    Re: Presidential Preference: D.Tramp OR Pence?

    Take 'em both out in one fell swoop. Still not great, but... damn!
  48. Thread: The MGTD thread

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    Re: The MGTD thread

    What is this? (Jaguar?) And why would a six cylinder DOHC engine only have two SUs?
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I sometimes envy you the moorage inside the locks. Being able to gunkhole so many interesting places on a sunny morning is great. Many years ago I had my sailboat on Lake Union and would often go out...
  50. Thread: Linda Rondstadt

    by ron ll
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    Re: Linda Rondstadt

    The biggest category in my personal collection is opera. The next is Linda Ronstadt.
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