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  1. Re: How did you meet your mate? What attracted you to her or him?

    When I went to work for the DPU i commuted from Hyannis in the summer but brought Granuaile to Boston for the winters. Over the years I noticed a woman off and on but never managed a conversation. ...
  2. Re: How an art teacher stopped students running in the school corridors

    Only the blind kids can run in that hall.
  3. Thread: I'm Back

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    Re: I'm Back

    Finastkind. Welcome home.
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    Re: Snowman vs. Vandal!

    Perfect.

    A machinist friend wearied of kids playing mailbox baseball with his mailbox. He machined a mailbox from solid stock and mounted it welded to an I beam sunk about 5' into the ground...
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    On the Basis of Sex

    Brilliant film in every way. See it.

    And now off to an aside. Felicity Jones is not just a very fine physical actor: She is also a brilliant voice actor with amazing ductility of accents. I...
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    Re: Message from AUSSIE BARNEY....

    Scot has solved similar problems before. Here's hope.
  7. Re: Recommendations for outboard tiller extension for 2.5 hp Yamaha on small boats

    Just because coelcanth got his pic up while I was searching for mine does not stop me. The white thing up the centerline of the skiff is the PVC pipe tiller extender.
    ...
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    Re: Double de-clutching

    The old Sprite, my '54 VW Bug, my early sixties Sabra, Mom's Ford wage (three on the tree) and the big dump truck, required a double clutch to downshift. I don't recall the exact explanation - hope...
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    Re: Double de-clutching

    Having learned to double clutch when I was learning to race a bugeye Sprite at age 16, I found it most useful in the early eighties when I was driving a big dump truck with a split shift, 6 gears for...
  10. Re: When Trump said the polls were rigged, he was right....

    Gauger is the chief flak for Liberty University which is no more interested in actual fact than his Red Finch Solutions clients. This is all gloriously free advertising targeting the slime Gauger...
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    Re: Tack and tape - Stitch and glue?

    Stitch&glue is most suitable if you have perfectly accurate planks. Any little error is very hard to see until you have two planks with the epoxy happily curing along a wobbly seam.
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    Re: Building Alden's gaff rig schooner

    The other fire tip is to hang solvent soaked rags and tack cloths out with plenty of outdoor air circulating.

    The cause of the horrific Crosby boatyard fire was never determined, which turns out...
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    Re: OK Aircraft buffs

    It does look like a beat up Fokker.
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    Re: Rare Spinning Ice Circle in Maine

    Is gypsie thinking of the Coriolis force?
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    Re: Muhammad Ali International Airport

    Float like a butterfly.

    What an excellent gesture by Louisville. Hope it goes through.
  16. Re: Shades of Gray, hysteria over date rape.

    And the Trump supporters are all in favor of convicting people who commit sex crimes?
  17. Re: OK - now the shutdown has really gotten serious

    Brett "I like beer" Kavanaugh will get on it.
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    Re: Rare Spinning Ice Circle in Maine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgAgQLqH_CI
  19. Re: Latest Crisis in the US: America Has Too Much Cheese

    Anyone else remember the great cheese give-away during the Reagan years?
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    Re: Rare Spinning Ice Circle in Maine

    Tres cool.
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    Re: Victoria CL 44" Atkin

    One doubts so much, especially the claimed 60 KG CQR and Bruce. CQR does make a 66 KG anchor, way way too much hook for this boat. They also make a 60 pound anchor, no doubt what was meant here....
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    Re: Cove and bead planking

    Not sure I understand the question. The whole bit with cove and bead is that the seam between planks has good clean contact all the way. To get that fit with flat seams, you have to do fussy...
  23. Re: Trump buys McDonalds food for visiting football team.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?249379-Needs-a-Caption
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    Re: Building Alden's gaff rig schooner

    Words fail. I've lost two boats to storm. Uninsured. Everything I owned aboard except whatever happened to be in my car. For me these losses came at the end of more than a decade living aboard...
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    Re: My favorite Trump quotes.

    Sobell and other WBF righties think these statements are true.
  26. Re: White Racial Stamina v. White Privilege

    For many DiAngelo may be more accessible. She certainly has more years explicitly teaching in this area.

    It appears that Osborne did not see Oppenheimer's point that she wasn't "doing" anything...
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    Re: Good news, and bad news

    We want a pic of your arctic expedition costume.

    And of the boat.
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    Re: Locke & Liberalism

    Just to keep the long arc of history in mind:
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  29. Re: What fun, an evangelical group opposes an anti-lynching bill

    Forty years in the wilderness and God picks the only place with no oil. Maybe a divine sign that our petro-based monoculture is very very very wrong.
  30. Re: What fun, an evangelical group opposes an anti-lynching bill

    People who point to Paul as an excuse to persecute those they regard as sexually deviant appear to forget that Paul was actually against all sexuality, giving only grudging acquiescence to...
  31. Re: Any other states have Saudi criminals vanish?

    In the '70s it was richer young Saudis going to private colleges in Oregon but the phenomenon was the same - absolutely no respect for law and a remarkable sense of entitlement. That's what made the...
  32. Re: Your Guide to January’s Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse

    Hope for a clear night. Party at midnight.
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    Re: Epoxy Boat Q's

    Rust expands hugely from the original chunk - screw or nut or bolt or whatever. It can act like ice in rock causing expansions that break stuff.

    You may have pieces to bend in place that are...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Neither the folk who made the vid Frank! linked nor Frank! himself gets Dawkins' slyly amusing point.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    I did the google proposed. Nick is right about where Frank! got his falsehoods.
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    Re: #Me Too & black women

    Black women have special problems with both racism and sexism and just because an exploiter is black does not make him any the less racist, as well as sexist.
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    Re: Epoxy Boat Q's

    Yes if you use quality epoxy correctly.

    Any of the major proprietary epoxy brands will work well, WEST being the most ubiquitous especially among home builders. This is due to the Gougeon...
  38. Re: White Racial Stamina v. White Privilege

    - - - cont - - -

    Wade in

    The advice to “just show up, even after you make a mistake” is an invitation to white Friends to get off of our Quaker benches, out of our steeplehouses,...
  39. White Racial Stamina v. White Privilege

    [IMc - One way our embedded racism maintains its power is by the smug thought that we've got this, we're not racist. We're all racist at some level. All we can do is deal with it. All we can do is...
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    On one little boat I used bolts with a bit of modification. Round head SS bolts. Very tight tolerance holes in wood and steel. The pintles were on the rudder. I threaded the holes on far side of...
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    Re: As Xenophon saw it

    I was lucky to study under Vitorino Tejera at the time he was working on his "Plato's Dialogues One by One: A Dialogical Interpretation". He had us all pun-hunting in the text - Plato had a sense of...
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    Re: wood stove problems

    You'll get a better draft with two 45 degree elbows or even, as I did in a problem installation on a boat, three 30 degree elbows. This will get the smoke going nicely on a calm day

    You need...
  43. Re: Texas Republicans fail to oust Muslim official

    In theory Bad Cargo has a logical point. But Republicans have abandoned logic just as they have abandoned facts. And, as a number of quotes show, they are really all in for "christian" supremacism.
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    Re: Tell me if I did something stupid.

    At about 4,600 miles per year for last quarter century, your use is pretty light and if you keep to that, $3G might well get you through the next quarter century. I don't see how you could have done...
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    Re: As Xenophon saw it

    I've always liked Xenophon's depiction of a very witty and funny Socrates with wine.
  46. Re: Stunning moronosity fromm our current president's economic advisor

    Our Coast Guard people are still on call for rescue so they have been advised to take paying work with flexible hours like dog walking.
  47. Re: Texas Republicans fail to oust Muslim official

    While it's shameful that 26% of these Texas Republican officials are such racist jerks, it's heartening that almost three quarters that being an urbane Republican physician trumps (as it were) being...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Post #1967 is the problem with right wing "humor". The cartoon is based on a Republican spread internet meme:

    https://www.snopes.com/tachyon/2018/02/nancys-home.jpg?w=843

    Pelosi does own a...
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    Re: It all started with Gingrich

    That's what the Federalists thought in 1798.
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    Re: Rough Seas: dead crew

    The story does not mention it but given how the seas built up it sounds like an ebb tide which can push quite a current over that bar. And it does not take more that a touch on the ground to go from...
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