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  1. Re: Vintage Aluminium Side Mount Outboard Bracket

    If you do use it, bolt that SS plate through the deck, not just with screws.
  2. Re: DIY or patterns challenge for Concordia yawl Charlie Noble (stove smoke head)

    Very interesting! Thx.
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    Re: The Use of troops - non military

    I'm not a veteran and am wondering (always confused, actually) about the term 'troops'. Is a troop an individual or a unit of servicemen/women?
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    Re: A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    Years ago I saw the photo of the AC on her trailer stern first and have loaded our smaller rowboat on the trailer that way ever since. I realized it was easier to haul, paint and launch that way. The...
  5. Re: Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building: a students perspective

    I've observed the boat building and other types of courses (design, systems, composites) at several schools such as NWSB. One thing to guard against is spending class/project/learning time on...
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    Re: Gick for lid of ballast tank?

    Got it. Ballast tanks, not potable water.
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    Re: hackmatack knees

    Nice! We rented an old house in the seventies and found a whole stack of apple crooks in the attic when I was up there checking the chimney's mortar joints. Good for breasthooks.
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    Re: Gick for lid of ballast tank?

    Question: are you using food-safe resin? Something to consider....
  9. Re: The Charming Genius of the Apollo Guidance Computer (48 min video)

    Fascinating. I'd heard or read somewhere that the computer on Apollo Had the approximate power of an early Casio digital watch and that programs and instructions had to be swapped in and out...
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    Re: Sanders Lies Again

    White House briefings are absolutely useless and a waste of everyone's time, left, right and center. Ha anyome actually missed them when they didn't have any for an extended period recently?
  11. Children running to board their school bus killed

    Among other things I fear it will turn out the driver was on her cell phone: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-ntsb-investigate-indiana-tragedy-20181031-story.html
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    Re: power cruising author

    Robert P. Beebe's "Voyaging Under Power" and perhaps Steve and Linda Dashew's Beowulf Publishing series.
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    Re: Fair Price for Cape Dory Typhoon?

    Most Cape Dories (of all sizes) have the ballast encased in fiberglass keel pockets.
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    Re: Fair Price for Cape Dory Typhoon?

    Open the inspection ports inside the cabin and check the chainplates for leaks, rusting and cracks in the fiberglass and stainless.
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    Re: Fair Price for Cape Dory Typhoon?

    So is the Typhoon you're considering already in the Marshalls? is that what you mean by 'the seller is leaving in December'? If so, any shipping cost he incurred to get the boat there from wherever...
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    Re: Fair Price for Cape Dory Typhoon?

    I'd think getting it to the Marshall Islands would cost more than $10k just by itself....
  17. Re: kirby's paint: low luster vs. semi-gloss, vs. gloss

    For a small boat that's kept on a trailer/out of the sun the flat or semi-gloss will be fine. We've used Kirby's semi on our topsides but over a season afloat it turns chalky and needs repainting by...
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    October Nor'easter here in Maine

    40-50 (even 60) knot gusts all along the coast. https://www.windy.com/-Wind-gusts-gust?gust,44.131,-68.206,8,m:eSgaee6

    Calming down now. Few reports of damage, except for this locally:...
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    Re: Social Change: is violence necessary?

    Today when news of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack and killings showed up on the TV I was watching it at our local gas station/convenience store. One of the customers near me muttered "Godd**n...
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    Re: 2018 World Series!

    Yeah!! https://whdh.com/news/boston-symphony-orchestra-covers-im-shipping-up-to-boston-challenges-la-philharmonic/
  21. Thread: Changing boats

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    Re: Changing boats

    Where will Mimi Rose sail from now?
  22. Re: Do you think Republicans will stop sending bombs to Democrats?

    ... and promptly engages in speculation. Too rich.
  23. Re: Do you think Republicans will stop sending bombs to Democrats?

    So the Secret Service agents and others who handled the packages are disposable?
  24. Re: Do you think Republicans will stop sending bombs to Democrats?

    As of 12 hours ago the Secret Service Twitter feed reported this: "Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect."

    Haven't heard anything else about that. One...
  25. Mass political assassination attempts underway

    and there may well be more, carried through to their intended end. Murder. That's where we are now in the US.
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    Re: Two Free Beetle Cats on Craigslist

    Beetle is right about the iron fastenings and planking in pre-1973 boats. My brother got a basket-case Beetle and every plank, frame and piece of deck needed replacing after he got looking into it...
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    I went aboard Arion in Damian's yard one year. She had a drag link tiller to rudder connection (the tiller is in the center cockpit well forward of the aft spade rudder). It makes for slightly sloppy...
  28. Thread: Anchor stowage

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    Re: Anchor stowage

    Bow cockpits weren't unusual in the 30s aboard 'commuter' type yachts: 25045
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    Re: larger rozinante

    Arion has drag link steering: the tiller is well forward (in the cockpit) of the aft spade rudder, similar to a Yankee class sloop I sailed in that was altered to have a spade rudder farther aft. It...
  30. Thread: Anchor stowage

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    Re: Anchor stowage

    On the photo you posted of Pilar's bow it shows the Wheeler nameplates and fittings. There was a Wheeler at a local boatyard when was very young and I used to admire it since it was largest boat...
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    Re: Coolant circulating pump

    This doesn't circulate the coolant directly but I have one on the oil pan on a timer and cover the engine (a small diesel) with a moving pad to keep the warmth in. The engine stays warm and starts...
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    Re: metal keel guard

    https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-GOOP-5400040-Waterproof-Protector/dp/B004IPC28G
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    Re: If you could own any car

    Packard Phaeton

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    Re: A mini-faering in Newfoundland

    At our local dump/tip I came across a 1935 sleeve of charts and aerial views of all of northern Newfoundland. I took them home, admired each and wondered whether to mount and frame some of the more...
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    Re: Anchor stowage

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  36. Patriots: "You're going to need a bigger boat, NFL"

    https://www.foxsports.com/watch/the-herd-with-colin-cowherd/video/1350162499958
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    Re: It's amazing what you find at the dump.

    Our transfer station has a convenient spot where you can leave stuff that others might want. It gets swept into a dumpster twice a day, noon and closing time, so it's a luck-as-may-find-it deal.
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    Re: are you ready for winter?

    Nope. All three boats are still in the water! I like being the last one out.
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    Re: Things we regret selling

    My original Hobie surfboard from when I was a teen living on Cape Cod and surfing The Outer Beaches. Mine was sunbleached and a little bit crazed in places by the end, but they are collector's items...
  40. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    I agree that snow tires all around are most important for control/stopping on ice and snow. Braking distance with all season tires is radically longer than with snows. Most winter accidents involve...
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    Or a keel and rudder/skeg from an old 210? Or even alter a 210 (29') for light cruising? https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1977/International-210-Daysailer-3071990/
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    Enlarged version of this? https://www.woodenboat.com/boat-plans-kits/22-fox-island-class
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    Doug Hylan built a yawl version of Rozinante called Red Head. Then a subsequent version that had more beam as well. Both good boats.
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    LF Herreshoff Marco Polo tender, Maine

    https://www.unclehenrys.com/classified/4730440/classified?back=%2Fsearch%2FBoats%3Fsr%3D65596973%234730440
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    Re: Head of The Charles Regatta this weekend

    I did it once and much preferred side-by-side straightaway races. Passing other boats on the inside of curves was nerve-wracking. And then trying to negotiate bridge arches with other boats alongside...
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    If I recall correctly, LFH himelf drew a version of Rozinante with a fin keel and spade rudder. Longitudinal construction would have been something he would have been comfortable with also.
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    Re: Veterans transition to civilian life

    Organizations like Atlantic Challenge and gig racing offer a chance for crews of like-minded individuals to build, maintain, coordinate get-togethers here and abroad, cooperate across cultures and...
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    Smoke on Melania's flight

    https://politics.theonion.com/melania-trump-s-plane-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-1829821898
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    Pretty close and I bet Doug Hylan would design a slightly larger one for you! ;) https://www.offcenterharbor.com/2014/05/26/selkie-personal-dreamboat-23-keel-centerboard-sloop/?prev=yes
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    Re: Veterans transition to civilian life

    There was an effort to do something like that here in Maine a few years ago. I fear it never succeeded, but hope I am wrong: https://www.woodenboat.com/register-wooden-boats/goldeneye
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