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    Re: Greetings and ask for advice

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=124889&d=1670513388&thumb=1
    That is a fine looking project.

    "Uncovered and used" for how long? The collected rain and snowmelt is your...
  2. Thread: Mast makers

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    Re: Mast makers

    I can't actually help.

    But 80'? That's a lot of mast, I'm trying to figure out the logistics on a 30' mast I'd like to build soon and that is proving tough enough!
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    Re: Lectric Bikes

    [QUOTE=Jim Bow;6767514] Electric bikes, able to be pedaled, don’t require registration, yet.[/QUOTET]

    Emphasis on the "yet"

    Judging by the speed at which I see the electric bike commuter...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    $500 Canadian? Ouch

    On the other hand think of the countless hours of fun you'll have sailing around with an optimal sail!
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Can you get the dimensions from Paul Gartside? Sailrite could probably send you a kit for <$300.00 US. I've built a bunch from them and can't complain.
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    Re: Lectric Bikes

    I'm not in the market but for professional reasons have been paying attention to EVs in general. Low-end bikes have low-end battery packs and these seem to be more likely to catch on fire. It is a...
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    I worked in the theater as a stagehand/carpenter/technical director for 15 years, there are a lot of very smart actors out there.
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    Some admittedly light digging on the web revealed frustratingly little, estimates ranged from $20-43million per unit. Which sounds surprisingly low. Considering this project has been running since...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    How high is that nest and can you leave it? Around here people have been leaving "stumps" 20+ feet tall to create habitat for creatures who like that sort of thing. Eliminates the most dangerous...
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    Re: Happy Birthday to Clinton B ChaseÖ

    Happy Day Clint!
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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    "According to the affidavit, Lawson was handling what he thought was an unloaded Glock 34 semi-automatic pistol and then “pointed the firearm at Walsh and pulled the trigger. The firearm did not go...
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    The state of anxiety/paranoia the author of the article lives in is mind boggling to me.
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Just having a couple of thoughts...

    My Deer Isle Koster had the option for two rigs, because I am who I am I built both the balanced lug and standing lug sloop version. Same mast placement, just...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    It is well documented that Jones has been shifting assets around like crazy in an effort to hide his money. A judge stepped in and froze a lot of the shenanigans but we'll have to wait and see how it...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Aren't we all?

    Can you point better without the jib? I have been chasing after better performance on my boat too and last season realized what I needed was more luff tension. The shape of the jib...
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    Re: as seen in the az high desert

    As long as we are talking about Mars, I recommend watching "Goodnight Oppy". Well done film following the development and lifecycle of the Opportunity and Spirit rovers NASA sent up there. Planned 90...
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    Wikipedia says the USAF is planning on buying 100 of these planes.
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    Re: Indonesia: no hanky-panky

    From the linked article:
    The law, if passed, would apply to Indonesian citizens and foreigners alike.

    Better bring your marriage certificatealong with passport I guess.


    Business groups have...
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    Re: Daysailer/Weekender 7-9 m

    7-9 meters is what, 22-29 feet?

    My guess is the "sleeping for 3-5" is going to be a stumbling block but look forward to what you come up with.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Page four and nobody has mentioned "Jaws"? Definitely worth a re-watch
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    C-19 booster #3

    Got the latest vaccination booster yesterday afternoon (this brings me to a grand total of 4). Good thing I didn't have anything more important than baking fruitcake on the agenda for today because...
  22. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    I do the annual flush routine on my 22 year old 6hp Tohatsu. Haven't noticed a lot of corrosion internally but it does tend to have a pretty good accumulation of salt crystals in the cooling tract....
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    I did the same thing because something felt familiar...Verbose and cranky so he's over in my "Yeah, whatever dude" pile, a step below my "ignore" list but he doesn't post all that much.
  24. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    This boat building stuff is a hobby/stress reliever for me, I have long since given up tracking my hours. I work eight or nine 24 hour shifts a month, in between shifts I have big chunks of time off...
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    Small Craft Advisor has recently run a series of articles on water ballast. They just went 100% digital so accessing their archives should be pretty easy.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    It's going to be a while before the butter melts
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    You might look at Iain Oughtred's "Haiku" too
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    We got rid of the property ownership requirement for voting eligibility a long time ago so the idea he rents a place isn't the issue. The idea that he appears to have moved back to a state he left a...
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    When somebody says "flattie" I think of this:
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Flapjack-Skiff/i-GLD3TQc/0/ed1f4c5f/L/2022071516570490--406900965421949672-IMG_2049-L.jpg
    A simple single chined open...
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    Questions about his residency aren't new, IIRC it was brought up and ignored in the primaries.
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Autumn-Leaves-Dawson-1019-15HiResPSweb-2000x1651.jpg...
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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    https://youtu.be/3Dlkctf4u3I

    Wind driven indeed, and it appears to be coming off the water where it is pretty hard to get fire fighting resources. Older dried out wood buildings on the waterfront...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Now we're into Craig Vetter territory:

    https://www.craigvetter.com/images/High%20mileage%20fairing%20kit/high-mileage-formula.jpg
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Ford had those jacked up "High Boy" trucks for the same reason, clearance for the transmission. If I were going to build something like that I'd rather it be at a more "normal" ride height. If the...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Now this gets my ICE juices going, probably ought to be over in the "restomods" thread too. Modern suspension, put a nice little bio-diesel engine in there mated to 4x4 running gear...

    I need to...
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Scenery/i-9c9WQjg/0/e82460a8/L/6FDB22FE-A1FD-46DD-A155-338035E0DC7D-L.jpg
    It was in the high 30's out there and less than inviting this morning, but I guess if...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    https://www.madmaxmovies.com/mad-max/mad-max-cars/max-hj-sandman-panel-van/Radiator.JPG

    From the first Mad Max movie, Holden Sandman
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    https://64.media.tumblr.com/fc1abf4b6fbc8fea821809159dd9bd86/tumblr_p8fkmrtcxh1wnar7no2_640.jpg

    Funny how many versions of Beetles there are with a wagon rear end grafted on when VW would make one...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Back to shooting brakes again I see...
  40. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    That is tempting.

    My former in-laws had a number of rental houses they bought for $1.00 from the city of Milwaukee with the agreement they would be brought up to code (the houses not the...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Got home from work about an hour ago so still sorting my day. This one of my least disliked Hallmark Holidays (Xmas tops the list, has for years) but we'll be going to see some friends (a...
  42. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    Mine's in better shape
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NJX3vVB/0/L/i-NJX3vVB-L.jpg
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Oonagh9467web-1500x1164.jpg
    Oonagh/Arriba as seen in the September issue of Small Boats. 11'-8"x5'-0". Looks to me like you could easily have...
  44. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    My Bronco has proven to be a stout little truck too. Ridiculously stiff suspension but drop it into 4-low and not much can stop it.

    (If you know anybody with stupid money they'd like to part with...
  45. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I've got a soft spot for the tintop version, sadly not available in any form here since 1995 so finding a good relatively unmolested one is tough. Solid cult following too so not exactly bargains if...
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    Re: Chartering a Sailboat in Greece

    Deceptive isn't it? Boats get stuck on one side or the other of the channel on a regular basis. That shoal off Wing Point comes up fast!
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    Coyote finally got our last chicken about a week ago so we are now officially "empty nesters".

    I had two cats for a very long time
    ...
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    Re: Chartering a Sailboat in Greece

    I took the ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising certification course a few years ago with the idea I'd do some chartering. We did, once, out of La Paz Mexico. (It was a bit of a disaster but that is a story for...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    I use NE Ropes vintage 3-strand, looks good, has a nice hand and wears well.
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    From Kevin Macdonald's article on his Marsh Cat " Little T"(6/15 Small Boats Magazine)

    "The Cat likes to sail level and the weather helm is all but eliminated when it is. With a single reef and a...
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