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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    Looks like a very competent, practical repair, with the synthetic handle covers replacing what may have been the original ones of not-so-impact-resistant bone.

    Being a 5-inch (closed), as...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    #1) Dark patina and active rust are as different as night and day. The former protects the metal from deterioration, and scraping, buffing out, that is, removing it, will deprive the metal of the...
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    Re: 18 foot Lyman

    The photos show that the aft eye/lifting rod is at centerline as is the bow eye.

    I do not recommend ever lifting the boat using those eyes. I saw one of the rods fail when an Islander 18 was...
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    Re: Correia Skiff

    It is good to hear that your attempt at replicating a classic was successful, and that the skiff is now serving you well.
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    Re: Fisherman’s anchor

    The "Yachtsman's Kedge" or "Fishermen's Anchor" works well in rocky, kelp and eelgrass-matted ground where the modern anchors, suited more for mud and sand bottom, don't work so well.
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    attic found sail plans

    A friend has a just hauled out a heap of old sail plans, and we inventoried them: a total of 61 different sailing craft, and 97 views or images.

    The drawings are mostly for New England fishing...
  7. Re: Why do you think the Dems want a race war?

    Isla:

    Are things really looking so bad for Trump?

    Democrats appear to have over-played their hand in holding the country hostage to affect a Biden victory by way of civil unrest. And, “race...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ian McColgin...

    Best wishes, Captain, for a happy birthday today, and for many more to come.
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    Re: Steve Bannon hails Dominic Cummings

    “The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies “something not desirable”. – George Orwell, from “Politics and the English language”.
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    Re: Law and Order

    Most American voters I suspect know Black Lives Matter activists by their fruits, not by the BLM online manifesto.

    And that public image increasingly takes on an aspect of mirroring the Ku Klux...
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    Re: From the Psychiatric Times

    Unintended consequences; two-edged sword? One could see, for example, the recrudescence of the Soviet-style Therapeutic State.

    Stalin dealt with dissidents by shooting, hanging or sending them...
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    Re: The Rioters

    Hannah Arendt’s term, “the banality of evil” would fit here.

    The rioters may look like unimpressive losers but the damage they can inflict should not be underestimated.

    Mob movements that...
  13. Re: Washington DC Football Club: Any suggestions?

    All this flapdoodle because the American Aborigines of old chose to smear their faces with vermillion war paint.

    Kind of an intra-cultural repudiation, now turned “war club” on the scions of the...
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    Re: Amesbury skiff - Mass CL

    Earling2:

    Here are photos taken last week of a 16-footer that a friend of mine has put up for sale. It is wooden, with the exception of original fiberglass sheathing applied to the bottom.

    ...
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    Re: Why is it....

    Trump campaigned as a reformer and reform his administration has surprisingly been about. More likely would have been that, after assuming office, and with hostility only increasing, he would have...
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    Re: Why is it....

    Or it could be the hypocrisy.

    It is obvious now that the coronavirus lockdown is about politics as well as health.

    It is still proscribed for us to assemble for church; for work; in...
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    Re: No Riot Necessary

    Keith:

    True. But what is more dispositive – that Trump departs from the 1968 example, given that he is an incumbent; or that in 1968 there was a transfer of power from Democrat to Republican,...
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    Re: No Riot Necessary

    David:

    The thesis of Perlstein’s article, that protests and riots should harm Trump’s chances for reelection, is weakened, rather than supported, by the most culminative of actual events...
  19. Re: Randolph Scott was the best Western movie star ever!

    Ben Johnson was another “real cowboy”. Part-Cherokee Indian, born on the Reservation in Oklahoma, an expert rider and horse-breeder, stunt-double – and eventually a movie actor.
  20. Re: The Trump Administration Did NOT 'Blow It'

    Why would Vladimir have wanted to switch horses to Trump when business was going so well with Barack and Hillary?
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    Re: curious lobsterboat

    The EZDUZIT that Breakaway posted and the second one Nicholas posted right under her photo are both rigged for and regularly pursue Giant Bluefin Tuna in New England waters. If they are lucky enough...
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    Re: Our esteemed leader (Pumpkin Head)...

    Nothing Trump said suggested that people should self-medicate internally with disinfectant. The media kerfuffle has been built on Trump casually floating ideas that have not been scientifically...
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    Re: Biological Warfare

    George:

    This production by THE EPOCH TIMES argues that the Chinese see it’s military advantage over the West as being in “unrestricted warfare”, not conventional, which by definition includes...
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    [QUOTE=TerryLL;6147472]History has a way of distilling the essence of a president. Washington and Lincoln certainly had their faults, yet Washington is remembered as the Father of the Country, and...
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    Jay in Oz:

    You have made it clear that he fails the test with you, and I would agree with you that in all probability with historians, given their political predispositions, as well.
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    Mr. Smith:

    At issue is whether or not the circumstances you cite will translate to diminishing Trumps reputation. The electorate as well as historians process the good and bad.
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    [QUOTE=David G;6146863]stumpstalker --

    You offer an argument involving bias, but you provide no evidence of same. There's a reason for that - because such evidence is non-existent. A fantasy.
    ...
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

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    Lee G.:

    I don’t agree with your last point: just giving up. Just factor into what you read and hear that there are biases. Evaluations of Presidents are by definition subjective. More...
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    Mr. Russell:

    This touches upon the difference some researchers have identified as popular opinion, as opposed to popular sentiment. The former is supposed to be what the educated pollster class...
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    I will address some ofthe responses to my post (#77) on this thread.



    Norm:
    We have regrettably seen an expanded notion of “to the victor belong the spoils” (New York Senator Wm. L. Marcy)...
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    I will render a minority view.

    One of the problems with ranking U. S. Presidents is that the opinions being solicited are those of our professional verbalist class, a cohort that is...
  32. Re: How about updated pictures and a bit about who we are? Let’s get to know each oth

    Spin-Drift:

    Is there a Mr. Drift? or, um, do you … have a sister?
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    Re: Dory Compass?

    Tom:

    I went to his boat thread and he is apparently set up for rowing and sailing.

    Etbbob:

    I have a 3-inch dory compass that came off of a Gloucester dory-trawler and it looks very much...
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    then and now

    The evolution of the Fourth Estate?
  35. Thread: Covidiots

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    Re: Covidiots

    George:

    And that example, especially given its consequences as you explain them, sound pretty black and white to me.
  36. Thread: Covidiots

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    Re: Covidiots

    George:

    You can look for categorical morality play figures in this, but I believe there are far fewer than you would like.

    The fact is that there is no such thing as absolute healthiness or...
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    Re: Novel Coronavirus

    My copy of EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS and the MADNESS OF CROWDS I cannot locate; it was probably donated when I moved a few years ago. But during the last month the book, or at least its...
  38. Thread: The Deck

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    Re: The Deck

    A close-at-hand caregiver does need a refuge.

    This may be as unfeasible for you as it is but a fantasy for me, but for when the cold winds blow, consider a “sky parlor”.

    That is what Nathaniel...
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    Re: Religious Liberty

    Mr. Wilson: You initiated the RE: RELIGIOUS LIBERTY Thread and have contributed the most to the discussion, so I will address your post (#167).

    Regarding the question of the U. S. being a...
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    Re: Religious Liberty

    Much has been said on here that I agree with; some of which was submitted as a rejoinder, but it did not have to be, had I been clearer.

    So, with more clarity: A nation is not a government. On...
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    Re: Religious Liberty

    I was moved to address the issue of Trump’s election being divinely inspired in the CAMPAIGN HATE SPEECH IN THE WHITE HOUSE thread and said why I thought the postulate was worthy of being...
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    Re: Campaign Hate Speech at White House

    Mr. Wilson:

    It is true that Christian sects in the U. S. are quite divergent with regard to Donald Trump. Reflective of this is my experience in my own locality, going to the Sunday services of...
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    Re: Campaign Hate Speech at White House

    RICK-MI’s positing that the election of Donald Trump to the U. S. Presidency might be a divine appointment was met with responses on this Forum that were predictably dismissive, to say the least.
    ...
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    Re: Mitt Romney stands up for what is right

    Mitt’s private life may be spotless and religion-based, but he lacks anything that could be called a political belief system. His public ethics have a record of being strictly situational, despite...
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    Re: Distressed Old Town

    rbgarr:

    Was your brother the rugged fellow who rowed his canoe with the mechanical sliding seat?

    Your post brings back memories. That was probably the late John W. you refer to as the...
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    Re: Span Loop with Tutorial Link

    Another great advantage is that pulled from any side, or either end, it will not spill.
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    Re: Virginia…………...

    Tom M.:

    When I look at the original 10 Amendments to the U. S. Constitution (The Bill of Rights), the power of the federal government is being limited in every instance; it is individual...
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    Re: Virginia…………...

    Here’s one of America’s original "alt-right, militia yahoos".

    Captain John Parker, whose words on the Lexington Green on April 19, 1775 were said to be:

    "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless...
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    Re: Transom Dory Skiff plan

    This type of “dory skiff”, was known in New England for many years as an Amesbury Skiff. It is similar to what at the Lunenburg, N.S. Dory Shop they call a “semi-dory”.

    These are meant for...
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    Re: More US Navy Mishaps

    I agree with Ian (of Cape Cod), and others, that this appears to be a Rule 13 situation -- by 98%, anyway (which I will explain). And the Rule requires the Russian vessel to give-way, so as to avoid...
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