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    Re: Epoxy cleanup

    I've been following Epoxyworks advice on solvents for a long time and no longer use vinegar, acetone or alcohol to clean epoxy on the skin. They all open skin pores and allow easier penetration of...
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    Re: Erster. ...Mike

    What Erster said. Our power was just restored an hour ago. Everyone in Pamlico County owes a debt of gratitude to the tireless and even heroic efforts taken by working people who went beyond their...
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    Re: Erster. ...Mike

    HI everyone,

    Liz and I wandered our way home from refugee status in High Point yesterday, staying north of small roads and flooding streams. There is a path over the prehistoric beach dune that...
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    There are boatyards in the Beaufort area that can handle large boats but scheduling can be a problem. One yard in my area has started charging $150 to $300 to get on the list for possible hauling...
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    Florence has been teasing us in coastal NC by dipping back and forth with every forecasting period. Yesterday the computer tracks were focused on middle SC and today they are near Cape Fear, NC. ...
  6. Thread: "Lodestar"

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    Re: "Lodestar"

    Just so. And a welcome relief.
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    Re: "This is my rifle..."

    Probably much of the trend has to do with introduction of lightweight rapid fire weapons firing small caliber rounds and a plentiful supply of ammo. Many sources say that techniques called for...
  8. Re: Good News: US jobless claims fall to near 49-year low

    Did geng forget to mention that manufacturing jobs went down by 30,000? Did he forget that inflation went up at the same rate as wage increase?

    Kind of ruins the story doesn't it?
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    Re: "This is my rifle..."

    I wish the OP had completed the ditty:
    This is my rifle---
    This is my gun--- and so on
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    Re: "This is my rifle..."

    Can't help wondering just how universally true this is. Its been said many times and in some cases, I'm sure it is true. So many basic troops were taken from PS42 in some city where they had never...
  11. Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Bruce Pfund and especially his wife, make some pointed and realistic comments here. It is a trend I have criticized for many years but the major boating market has its own standards, or lack of, to...
  12. Thread: "Lodestar"

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    Re: "Lodestar"

    Are you forgetting that extremely strong denials are favored by Trump?
  13. Re: Saw this perfect specimen in a parking lot this a.m.

    I call these the first SUV. Anything earlier?
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    Re: What's the point of hearings?

    Dream on.

    Since the subject is interviewing for a job that is not hypothetical, why is his view on any matter not fair game? He avoids any answer that might actually shed light on his suitability...
  15. Re: Will the annonomous Op Ed Writer get a Pulitzer Prize?

    Would a spy ever reveal their identity and end their usefulness to the purpose stated in the material? Of course not.

    Why would someone think there is anything criminal about this? Does free...
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    Re: Why Do Ducks Have Feathers?

    Got a tape of that duck?
  17. Re: Parkland Dad: Kavanaugh Refused to Shake My Hand

    Explain how that makes a difference.
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    Re: How do you hold your multimeter...

    If your meter doesn't have a loop sling, make one for it. Use one or more of the ever present woodworking spring clamps to hold the sling to something at a position you can see. Some slip on...
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    Re: Meghan McCain

    Mr. Smith. My shame for your lack of empathy was not intended to be for you benefit so it is not your choice to excuse me of that trouble. It has nothing to do with the talents of Meghan McCain or...
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    Re: Technique to weigh small boats

    I cannot take credit for originating this method Clinton. I had heard of it previously but could not find the source when I needed to take some successive weights during a building process in order...
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    Re: Meghan McCain

    I cannot imagine anyone could ever have such thoughts as Meghan voiced for her father at the dotard's funeral.

    Whether what you say is true or not and I have no reason to think it is, that is a...
  22. Re: Trump on McCain's funeral ....Over the Top ???

    Doesn't matter that Frump was not invited, he is still winning.

    Revelation 21:8 ------But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers,...
  23. Re: 2-layers of 4oz. Xynole vs. 1-layer 8oz. Diolen

    Hey guys, Too much conclusion from too little data. First, we don't know whether the higher weight material is due to heavier yarns or more density of yarns per inch which makes a big difference in...
  24. Re: Trump on McCain's funeral ....Over the Top ???

    Personally, I thought it was highly appropriate, given the lack of character by our POS president. If you need proof, just read the Trump complaint "Donald Trump reportedly complained that the...
  25. Re: 2-layers of 4oz. Xynole vs. 1-layer 8oz. Diolen

    Michael, The white/clear material does not look at all like either Xynole or Dynel. The threads look like long linear fibers with a somewhat shiny surface, not like the fuzzy dull appearance of...
  26. Re: LED LIGHTS MAY IMPAIR VHF, AIS and other comms

    You beat me to it Dave. An LED light is a DC device so it is not likely to cause interference with AC equipment like radios, etc. First use of LED's were as indicator lights on all sorts of...
  27. Re: 2-layers of 4oz. Xynole vs. 1-layer 8oz. Diolen

    From data sheet:
    With a Resin: Diolen ratio of 1:1 , i.e 1 mt of 265g Diolen will use 265g of Resin.

    I question that a 1:1 ratio can be done with a hand layup & no vacuum. That sounds much...
  28. Re: 2-layers of 4oz. Xynole vs. 1-layer 8oz. Diolen

    I know only what you have said about Diolen. I have used and tested Xynole quite a bit . Xynole is a very loose weave so I can see that a heavier, per area, material could be woven with a higher...
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    Re: Finally some good logic in leadership

    Maybe peeled of a skin or two.
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    Re: We are doomed

    Sorry to inform you, but it is not. Pendulums don't stop in mid swing.
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    Finally some good logic in leadership

    WASHINGTON—Following the release of official reports that attributed 2,975 deaths to the 2017 storm instead of the previous estimate of 64, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he was...
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    Re: Do you remember Pearl Harbor?

    The beautiful Kate could make me remember or forget whatever she wishes.
    I was only 10 years old then but thoroughly steeped in WW2 thinking plus whatever girls made me think about.
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    Re: Interesting "efficient" motor cruiser

    Michael is absolutely correct in that a design for optimum performance (did not say optimum efficiency, whatever that is) is dependent on use the hull is to be put to.

    The canal boat speed is...
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    Re: Interesting "efficient" motor cruiser

    Using the ratios of British canal boats is a bad place to find optimum design criteria. These boats are restricted by other far more important and practical considerations than efficiency.
  35. Re: Trump hails 'incredible' deal with Mexico.

    The only bum I know who takes a victory lap before they play the National Anthem.
  36. Thread: Movies

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    Re: Movies

    It has taken me longer but, at least for the moment, it gets a down vote.
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    Re: Movies

    So you are the other guy who liked Tim Roth playing the piano.
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    Re: Movies

    My wife's favorite. Stanley Tucci and and Tony Shalhoub are great.
  39. Thread: Movies

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    Re: Movies

    Maybe you should try your date on the 1971 version of Pekenpaugh's Straw Dogs. That may tell you something about your future with her. Haven't seen the later version or Reservoir Dogs
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Good book although you have to make up someof the plot for yourself.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    I've read most of McPhee's works and think he is well worth reading for gaining some knowledge of stuff that no one else gets into.
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    Re: Movies

    "Hostiles" a new one on Netflix but not the usual army vs Indian western. Some real character development which is unusual for a western. John Wayne could not play any of the parts.
  43. Re: Is it time the Catholic Cult was held to account for it's crimes agains humanity

    What is wrong with a witch hunt when there are witches to be found?
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    Re: Temperence Ingenuity

    Not at all if you are thirsty enough. A thirsty inebriate could be a driven soul. I don't drink much but can appreciate the ingenuity of these keen fellows. I do wonder if those pouring had...
  45. Re: a rite of passage: becoming empty nesters.

    Very thoughtful post Ted.

    You sent a child on his way and the next time you see him he may have made the first steps to becoming a man. The process will not be complete for years after he...
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    Re: Interlocking Finger Scarfs in Plywood

    As some have said, finger or puzzle joints are definitely NOT stronger than 8:1 taper scarfs. They are a product of kit manufacturers finding a way to make joints adequately strong and easy for the...
  47. Re: Why is there no fuel efficiency standards on boats?

    The reason I called the question silly is that it implies a lack of understanding of boats, the boating industry, the boating public, basic boating design and anything related to what makes a boat...
  48. Re: 'Lost Squadron' WWII Warplane Discovered Deep Beneath a Greenland Glacier

    Pretty poor reporting in that article, leaving the earlier recover until late in the story, causing a lot of misunderstanding. I knew a couple of people involved in the early search in the 1980's. ...
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    Re: More racist posturing by President Trump

    And is eventually proven to actually be a duck.
  50. Re: Why is there no fuel efficiency standards on boats?

    Silly thread question with mostly silly answers.
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