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    Re: 14' Navy Captains Gig / Tender

    . . . and that is a great - looking doll house / castle in the loft above the boat :rolleyes:
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    Re: Custom workbench

    ^ Gorgeous workbench Steven - I'd be afraid to use it ! ! !





    Rick
  3. Re: Navy blames sailor for Bonhomme Richard fire.

    Many, many years ago (1969 [?] ) my former destroyer ( USS SOMERS DDG-34) was in a floating drydock when we noticed smoke coming from below the hull. Climbing down ladders, we discovered that a...
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    Re: Florida, insurance and the rest of us.

    I recall reading (some years ago) that a homeowner in Texas was rebuilding his house , after water damage, for the 17th time ! ! Seems to me that after a certain number of incidents, I would locate...
  5. Re: A new contender for the "ugliest car" title

    The earlier Multipa ( circa 1960's ) really looked a lot better !
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    Re: Lass Dir raten...

    When one has good beer, who worries about frozen vegetables ? ? ?
  7. Thread: new client

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    Re: new client

    That is 'obviously' a bagel, just ask Joe (SoCal) :ycool:
  8. Thread: Fedex.

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    Re: Fedex.

    My former employer once sent me a replacement laptop ( I was a remote worker long before Covid, etc) from their location in Minnesota. I live approximately 15 miles from the Charlotte NC airport,...
  9. Thread: im ashamed

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    Re: im ashamed

    Welcome to the 'club' ! :ycool:
  10. Re: Judge Aileen Cannon overrules Special Master Judge Raymond Dearie.

    Can she be restricted to adjudicating parking meter citations, perhaps ? :rolleyes:
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    Re: Restore score

    When I was asked by my brother-in-law to fly from Minnesota to Palm Springs to fix all the broken stuff in my father-in-law's house, I shipped tools out there - In his little workshop were an...
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    Re: Trailer Wheels & Axles

    Garret, thanks for the topical ( for me ) information. I took my RAV4 to the dealership for new tires a while back. Recently, I went elsewhere for an oil change and tire rotation. It turns out...
  13. Re: Off the Forum a couple weeks - was NOT 'band camp'4

    What I missed most were Cathouse Willy's postings on the 'Cartoon' thread ! ! !
  14. Re: Off the Forum a couple weeks - was NOT 'band camp'4

    This - obviously ! ! !
  15. Re: Got caught in the traffic resulting from this today

    The article referenced in the OP, indicates it was a domestic dispute - the parents were divorcing, so the guy killed his wife and grabbed the daughter. She, apparently, ran toward the police,...
  16. Off the Forum a couple weeks - was NOT 'band camp'4

    A while back, my Internet provider recommended I upgrade to a 'Plume' device for better speed. The first of September, the device blocked ' only ' the Woodenboat Forum. All other websites...
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    John, this was a 3 part series - 'The homeless, The tempest tossed' was part 3



    Rick
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    ^ MC, regarding post # 86, I work in one of those 'big box' stores, near Charlotte - The store recently changed all of its overhead lighting from flourescent tubes to LED's, a step in the right...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    We just had to replace our 14 year old Whirlpool front loading washing machine. It would not start a cycle, or fill with water. The local big-box store had a 30 day lead time to even obtain a new...
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    Re: Castle Bilge Rat gets a refresh!

    I'm with you, Skip - new walk-in tub, new washing machine ( old one 'died' ) , and we will paint the house interior .



    Rick
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Back in the early '70s, California had a strict Motor Vehicle Code - vehicle headlights were to be no lower than a certain minimum height , and no higher than a certain maximum height. I don't know...
  22. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    Geez, Paul, I used to have 2 actual .50 BMG machine guns _ mounted on tripods welded to the deck of my destroyer. The recoil of those was not to be believed. I can't even imagine the recoil of...
  23. Thread: Kazakhastan

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    Re: Kazakhastan

    ^ Anne may have the right of it, I'm thinking :rolleyes:
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Ala 'the Man in the Iron Mask' method (?) :p
  25. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    That was an oxygen cylinder (an 'E' [?] ) - an F tank of compressed gas WILL travel through several concrete block walls, if the valve happens to get knocked off .
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    Re: Boeing 777 9X

    Carrier-based fighter planes have had folding wings for a loooong time, just saying ! ! !




    Rick
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    Re: Writing a Book

    Hey Joe - I just reviewed the last two pages of your 'Ciao' thread ( my router went bonkers and locked me out of 'only' the WBF, then suddenly self-repaired -- yup, it's most likely possessed ) , ...
  28. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    But, but . . . . Will he get paid ? ? ? :p
  29. Thread: Sandmann

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    Re: Sandmann

    " Blood in the water" ? One wonders who will sue him, knowing he now has some money . . . . . :p
  30. Re: keith wilson, cris ross, other minnesotan forumites. . .

    Methinks I left Minnesota too soon (2008) - - but lots of good food down around Rochester - Fiesta Mexicana comes to mind if it's even still there - and a couple of other once- favorites



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    Re: Castle Bilge Rat gets a refresh!

    It's time for us to re-paint ( new construction house we have lived in for 14 years - painted most rooms one by one, but hallways and closets are still 'builder beige' ) . Please post your...
  32. Thread: smoked meat

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    Re: smoked meat

    I don't do much barbecue / smoking these days, but Todd, those examples look great ! :ycool:
  33. Re: How to go insane or try working this one out.....

    Smoke, love, and respect back to you, Barney - (for some reason, my router 'blocked' this website, and I am just back after a week of Internet 'withdrawal' ) Great to be back, and good to see...
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    Re: The silence of the lambs

    Obviously, if you have an 'R' by your name, you are expected to bend a knee to the prince of the moron horde :p
  35. Thread: Age 21

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    Re: Age 21

    I turned 21 on April 4, 1968 (that date sound at all familiar ?) . I was at the Naval Base Great Lakes, and planning to drive down to Chicago, where my then-girlfriend, now wife of 51 years had...
  36. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    Joe , you appear to be 'assimilating' ( is that the right word ? ) into the Florentine / Italian world quite well - Could it be that Bronx folks are mere steps removed from native Italian (?) . . ....
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    Re: She said, “She Shed”

    Lights, heat, bar fridge , large screen TV - A most excellent make-over ( and I do really like the 'Upon further review' sign ) Y> Y>
  38. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    One of the most important skills , to me, is patience - the patience to stand back and allow your child to fall off the bicycle the first time -- the patience to have your son grind the gears as he...
  39. Re: Yay! Palin loses to Native American Democrat

    Has she learned the 'shoulder the Montenegro guy out of the way' move from Donald Trump, so she can edge out Viktor Orban and get to the microphone ? :rolleyes:
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    Re: What’s waiting fro me when I return

    ^ Ain't the Forum a great place ? ? Y> (reference posts 50 / 51 / 52 )
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    Re: If only I knew how to code in iOS....

    Norman, I have no coding background, but wonder if you could reach out to someone at (say) AARP or one of the groups working under the ADA ( Americans with Disabilities Act -I hate when folks use...
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    Re: Another nugget from Facebook

    As a 'lapsed Jew' , as was evidenced by asking my soon-to- be father-in-law, who was deeply religious and went to pray morning and evening, for cheese on my hamburger - when he asked how I wanted...
  43. Re: Skip Kilpatrick Is the BROTM of September…

    Trust Skip to only have a shiny bucket - Nothing but the best for our incoming BROTM ! ! ! :ycool:
  44. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    Joe, just a note of caution ( which I learned in a somewhat painless way) - Back in 1977, my wife flew to Naples to join me when my destroyer cruised there. Trying to impress ( what else ), I got us...
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    Re: What’s waiting fro me when I return

    Joe, keep an 'eye' on Renee, and let the other stuff work itself out ! ( I can relate to the stress level - when we owned our flower shop, one of our floral designers had a heart attack at the...
  46. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Chris - zip ties are available in various colors - Would, say, red at 1/4 capacity, yellow at 1/2, green at 3/4 work for you ? ?


    Rick
  47. Re: Lindsey Graham has devolved into a mewling moron

    Well, maybe the vast majority of them don't know which end of a nail gun shoots the nail - -- - just saying ( guy must have been watching too many movies where the hero says ' Nailed Him! ', I...
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    Re: Another nugget from Facebook

    Thanks, Jim - that IS indeed another gem from Ebay - My wife got a good laugh from the posted description :rolleyes:


    Rick
  49. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    ^ 'Good fences make for good neighbors' Y>
  50. Re: I am personally supporting my vet this summer.

    My Chihuahua / Cairn terrier rescue 'Lucy' had a golf ball size lump on her cheek, didn't seem to bother her. It turned out to be an abcess, and it had to be drained ( she also lost 6 bad teeth in...
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