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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    Indeed! Happy Canada Day to our friends up north. Enjoy your celebrations.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Farr Design 781

    So they are locked, like on a scow? I assumed so but wasn't sure. And these boats are made to be sailed heeled like that upwind, even with the plumb bows?

    Speaking of scows, what do we think of...
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    Re: Farr Design 781

    So does the weather wheel control the leeward rudder or are both wheels locked together? I guess they would be. So you'd have that weather rudder just creating drag while you sailed upwind?
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    You know the only thing that is going to unite this country.....we all know it, but no one wants to say it or have it happen.....is a war that affects all of us, not just the few who for whatever...
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    Re: I hate this President.

    So this was Mr. Trump's plan, for the SCOTUS to take us all back to the 1960's? Well, I guess he would have those deferments to look forward to, and that 5F thing. Cool, eh? And just think of all...
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    Re: Post Boat Show EBS

    A very fine endorsement of what was no doubt a memorable occasion.

    Mickey Lake
  7. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    One of the catch-phrases politicians in Alabama use to praise Mr. Trump is that he did so much to support our military. Exactly what did he do to help our military at all? He set the deadline to give...
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Beowolf: that is a heart-rending tale. I am so, so sorry. Mere words can not express it, I am afraid.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Good analysis of poor whites

    Some guy trying to assume how 'poor whites' think, or poor whomevers, unless he grew up that way? Waste of time and effort. He can NOT relate. Very, very few of the people who try their hardest to...
  10. Thread: Susan Collins

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    Re: Susan Collins

    A few years ago a guy my wife grew up with, went to school with, and knew as a friend, ran and was elected to the United States Congress (as a Republican). As soon as Trump was elected it was like...
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    I am glad you are alright, Joe. It is amazing how many times we could have almost been killed in an auto accident, but as you say, you miss by an inch and go on with your day. I have been preaching...
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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

    A nice visit, folks. Thank you for your photos and the words you shared. I haven't been to Mystic in a couple of years, not since the new building was put up. I will make sure to get down there at...
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Another one worth mentioning because it was my fault and affected someone I care about very much: the day after Christmas one year we towed our 16' power boat to Biloxi and launched it, then ran over...
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    Re: It is the bread that eats a man

    That we become slaves to the things we pursue?

    It is very good to see you again, my friend.

    Mickey Lake
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If Ukraine is admitted into the European Union how does this not wind up drawing western Europe into a war with Russia? And if that happens, the rest of NATO? I am not saying that Ukraine doesn't...
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    When I was very young I was attacked by a big dog, and to defend myself I hit it as hard as I could with a can of gas I was carrying. It put him down, but I don't know if he lived or not. I turned...
  17. Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    We have been buying lotto tickets for forty years, the biggest payoff being about $50, but we still buy them. We made the run to Florida yesterday, and on the way home we both laughed because if we...
  18. Re: Shipping a cool small boat in a container to Europe

    Neat boat. Wonderful idea. I truly can not imagine doing something like that, but then again, my idea of adventure is driving to a national park and going on a hike, or doing some daysailing. How...
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    Have a great weekend, friends!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: headed to test drive one of these

    I just put a new battery in the old F-250 in the WalMart parking lot. About 105f out there, and that was after lying up under the deck of the glass Dragon, getting it ready to drop the rig next week....
  21. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    They should try it. Put it to a vote and see what the results are: either you are with us or agin' us, and if you don't want to be a part of this democracy, go do whatever it is you wish to do.

    I...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    Record heat around here this weekend and in the coming week. Apparently it was 55f at our land in Maine yesterday. Geez.

    Mickey Lake
  23. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    All I can tell you is that a 1999 Ford F-250 with the big diesel will get past 285,000. I replaced the transmission at 210,000, the fuel pump, water pump. Stuff like that. The engine has always...
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    Re: Texas Hispanics leave the democrat party.

    I would imagine that's exactly what it is. I voted in the most recent Republican primary to try and sift through the lesser of many evils. I don't know very much about what's going on across the...
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    Re: Fife Regatta 2022

    From a time when yacht designers took aesthetics into consideration. How wonderful!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Post Boat Show EBS

    This sounds just about perfect!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Happy Father’s Day…

    Thank you, Aulikki! I have my grandson here with me so it's a little more fun than if it were just the two of us. Have a great day, friends.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: for the hemingway haters

    'The Old Man and the Sea' is perhaps my favorite book because I can feel every word of it, every page of it. Maybe it's because I remember Spencer Tracy in it, or maybe it's because my copy is an old...
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    Re: Do any of you really understand…

    Just as I was about to retire my whole control room was going nuts over ....no Bit Coin.....but some other kind of made-up currency.....gouge coin or something like that? I told them that they were...
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    Re: Put Downs to be slightly envious of?

    Coach Nick Saban took his wife by the service station that his high school rival, and Ms. Terry's former boyfriend now owns in their hometown in West Virginia. He couldn't resist a smirk as he said...
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    Re: The Beeswax Shipwreck

    Fascinating. My dad was stationed in Astoria during some of his time in the Navy and the very few times he talked about his time in the service it was the coast of Oregon he mentioned the most.
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    Re: 2nd J6 hearing

    The Trumpistas believe with all of their broken little hearts that what they did on January 6th was an attempt to SAVE the country. To PROTECT the Constitution. Why would they care what Ms. Cheney...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    About like normal. 90f with 90% humidity. It's summer.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Yellowstone is closed.

    I would assume that the Park Service is used to having to rebuild the roads, but not to this extent. Yellowstone is one of our great natural treasures and I hate to see it's beauty denied to so many...
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    Re: R2ak

    One of the six metre guys from Lake Union has a good friend who is doing it.....on a tandem kayak or a pulling boat of some kind. I will pay better attention now that it's happening. Sounds like an...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I like goats.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Is this really what we hire them to do?

    Could be any of them, as well you know.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Crossing over for the sake of democracy

    I remember when Mr. Dole retired, he said that he could no longer function in a government without compromise. That back in the day, if he had an idea or plan he wanted to push forward the first...
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    Re: Is this really what we hire them to do?

    I heard an interview on NPR years ago with a freshman rep from Wisconsin, who was briefed first thing upon arriving in Washington about his responsibilities in raising money for .....I...
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    Re: Arizona police stand while man drowns

    Is that gentleman on the right an officer?

    Mickey Lake
  41. Re: 4 hr SUP in the Back Bay of Newport and my Back is killing me.

    I couldn't stand up for four hours, let alone stand on a board (which I couldn't stand up on for four minutes, most likely). Congratulations on your adventure. It sounds grand.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Coeur D’Alene Pride

    This would be a nice opportunity to try out my 'caning' idea, similar to what they do in Singapore. Televise it nation-wide. Just a tap or two. Just a little something to perhaps teach a lesson?
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    Re: biden and the dems are toast

    I agree with Paul in that people will vote out of anger: the people most hurt by inflation are those on a fixed income and those straddling the poverty level, and a lot of those folks voted for Mr....
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    Re: Firefly

    Shiny!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Kick Them While They're Down

    When we bought the schooner in Key West we sailed it down from Chubb Key to a marina with a full harbor, full of boats that had looked to have seen better days. I asked the marina manager and he said...
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    Re: Cool Things About Wisconsin

    One of my sons-in-law is from Wisconsin and graduated from the school in Madison. He's a bit of alright.

    Mickey Lake
  47. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    Makes me yearn for a time when my life wasn't as complicated as it is now, even in retirement. I guess I would have to go back to my high school years to a time when a buddy or two and I would throw...
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    Re: bse?

    Oh, what a photo!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: trolling gareth

    Man, look at the blue of that water. Beautiful.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Arizona police stand while man drowns

    As someone who was trained in running emergency response and was responsible for the safety of a 16 man shift for many years, it is in no way a black and white situation to just say someone should...
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