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    Re: Greetings and ask for advice

    Great looking little boat and well worth the effort. The beauty of wood is that it's replaceable. As said, look up scarphing (lots here on the forum) and keep in mind that it's easier to replace...
  2. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Story sticks. Worked well as long as everyone used the same stick. I think some of the problems with the VASA was different sticks...or so goes the story.
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    Re: what about naps

    Ummm...driving across Kansas. Was watching a lightning storm at night on the horizon and it was suddenly behind me. Good thing it wasn't Colorado.
  4. Thread: Calendars

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    Re: Calendars

    I have my Wooden Boat calendar and several old ones tucked in the desk drawer, for no real reason, I guess. I'm impressed with those flints, Jay! I tried it once but didn't have time to pursue it...
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    Re: what about naps

    I always thought that naps were what staff meeting were for.
  6. Thread: Chimney leak

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    Re: Chimney leak

    Looking at where it's sprayed on the stove top are you certain it's not condensation drips? I had a similar thing in my shop (right over my tablesaw!) and tracked it down to condensation.
  7. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    HA! I wish I still had the "ruler" I had printed up for our machine shop foreman...a 6" scale printed on elastic.
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    Re: To some degree, I was conceived…

    I have a distant cousin in an aft compartment on the Arizona, but we still watched "1941" last night just for perspective.
  9. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Cool...you'll like it. My wife absconded with mine for sewing, so I need to get another one for the shop :)
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    Came back from Japan on one, having the entire business class section to myself. Four old ladies in first class and economy was completely filled with Japanese newlyweds. Once the old ladies fell...
  11. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Brown & Sharpe make a good one. Lots of them out there. I like the matte finish on B&S as it's easier for me to read without the glare from a bright finish....
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    Re: I love streetcars....

    My father-in-law was an electrical engineer for the Portland Traction Company running streetcars in town. The city was experiencing a rash of manhole cover thefts and suspected kids of stealing and...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    No gearing at all in this old guy. We inherited this old coffee grinder from Murn's Dad who bought it from an old grocery store. It lives in the "kitchenette" in the shop/studio with Murn's Mom's...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Following with interest and learning a ton! I have a standing lug on my Shearwater, but the boat hasn't been wet for two years now. It was built without the CB so I'm thinking of building up some...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Does anybody recall "Sand Pebbles"? I enjoyed it when it came out, but haven't seen it since. Seems like that one could have "staying power", depressing though it is.
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    Re: Screws for McKenzie River Drift Boat

    You can get screws in pretty much any config from Jamestown Distributing. Here's a chart on screw sizes from an old "RUDDER" magazine...might help.
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  17. Re: Storing a strip planked boat on a trailer in high desert

    With the dirt floor you could "skirt" it with plastic and set a soaker on a timer...perhaps with some kind of hygrometer you could use to monitor the humidity?
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    "Ransom of Red Chief" in reverse.
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    Re: On Portland, Or C/L

    Pretty much my thought. Nice lines, but... The fact that it's located in Cal and he's advertising in Portland tells me it's been sitting long enough there that nobody's looking so he's widening the...
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    Re: Changing the mast base

    What's the scale of your boat? I'm assuming you're setting this up with a hinged mast step so it's easy to raise and lower? For my part, I'd feel much more comfortable having the heel of the mast...
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    On Portland, Or C/L

    Outside of my scope and probably most suited for a "dreamer", but could be worth saving:
    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/boa/7551403904.html
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I think I still have one on the shelf :) Lucas was the inventor of the first three-way switch: Dim, Flicker and Smoke.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    "Support Your Local Sheriff" with Jim Garner and Jack Elam...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I think I have one still in stock :) Although the Triumph has the Delco distributor. Stopped for a cap and rotor at the coast one time, taking the bits in with me and the counter guy took one look...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I still have my '66 Triumph and just bought a '76 MG. Love 'em both, but I have to admit that the cars we usually drive are out '17 Prius and an '05 Honda Element.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    When I was a kid I taught sailing at U of Oregon and the boats were stashed on Dexter Lake...fairly high. Late fall and early spring classes (in C-Lark dinghies) were frequently done with snow down...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Not that old, but "The Finest Hours" was good...and it, too, features a wooden boat :)
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    901...this is #54 0f the 75 that were built before the suit. A guy found it with big IMSA flares and monster tires in a chicken coop near Reno and restored it once he checked the casting numbers. ...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    No pigs=no people eating bacon :( !
  30. Re: Epstein Estate Agrees to Pay More Than $105 Million to U.S. Virgin Islands

    Better lawyers.
  31. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

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  32. Re: What causes a bubble on side of hull and how to repair

    Was the epoxy well cured before you primed it? I screwed up once and tried painting over epoxy that was still curing...learned that lesson :)
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    Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    Looks like the wind was aft...could you imagine controlling a gybe in that space?
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    As I understand they face several charges, both federal and local.
  35. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    I think I have a couple of old dead fenders...does that mean I gotta get an outboard?
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    Never had it. Won't ever have it.
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    Re: The no committments cruiser

    Loke Slocum rebuilding SPRAY in an apple orchard. Although I have to admit that at 74, were I to go to sea, I'd like some of the amenities :)
  38. Thread: Oops

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    Re: Oops

    That was my thought, too! Hope all's OK.
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Really nice, Ken! Again, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    No fire...just lots of use, already :) It's full or wood chips from drilling for wiring.
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    We had a neighbor who was recently arrived from England when I was a kid. Her comment on US money was to say, "it's all so bloody morbid (heavy London accent here)...they're all dead​!"
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Weird? I've had at least one since '68.
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  43. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    I knew we were having a die-back, but didn't realize it was that bad!
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    What do you look for in a movie? I'm in it strictly for the entertainment value...and nowadays it helps if the dialog is subtitled due to my hearing loss. CODA was great because I could catch ALL...
  45. Thread: Jamestown

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    Re: Jamestown

    Interesting! I knew about the land being depressed beneath the glaciers and moving vertically due to rebound, but knew noting of the "glacial forebulge".
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    If those are weird I wonder what he deems "normal"? To me, weird is hobbies like Golf, watching other people play sports or Mall Strolling. Now those ​are weird!
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    Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Hmmmm....I've never read any Elmore Leonard...with those rules I may not.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Looks a lot like the split rings they use to retain the top plate on winches. Nice installation!
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Early Nomads were 2-door. I think they went to 4 door (optional?) some time in the '60s.
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    Re: Dodger design

    Looks to me like the rear posts will be great handholds when moving out from under the dodger and going forward. Maybe not the best aesthetically, but imminently practical, no? Looking good, Rick :)
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