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  1. Thread: AI

    by Hugh MacD
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    Re: AI

    I'm still waiting for evidence of natural ​intelligence.
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    Re: Bored out of my mind

    You can always wax the driveway...
  3. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

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    Re: Long and lean

    Elvestrom's "Aphrodite 101" is fairly long and lean: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/aphrodite-101
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    I assume you got your data from the Wood Database, but just in case: https://www.wood-database.com/ I've not done a strip plank, so I have no advice there. Tillia I thought was Basswood. Great for...
  6. Re: Class Globe 5.80 DIY kit boat and race thoughts

    And that's just sailing it :) 40 years ago I'd have been all over it, though. Must be getting old!
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    You learned faster than I did :) In Portland, there is still one general "hobby shop" with Revell, AMT and the other usual suspects along with some wood kits but most now specialize in RC or trains.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    :) The hearse is my daughter and SOL's toy :) While it's neither a sportscar nor what we'd call a classic, they have a ton of fun with it. They have a real coffin for it with a big plastic...
  9. Re: A few photos from the 2022 WoodenBoat Show

    Nice! Open transom on that wherry, or was there plexi or something in there?
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looks great Alex! I still have to catch up on my mowing now that it's dry, but then I can play with the boats again a bit. What did you use to get your varnish into the StopLoss Bags? I just got...
  11. Re: Why does 1929 gaff-sloop 16 ft wood boat have six mast positions?

    Nice, clean little Mirror :)
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    Re: Folding work tables

    I have one of those but find it too heavy to use very much. Right now my little lathe is bolted to a chunk of 2X12 and clamped in the jaws....works great for that!
  13. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    And I'll chip in to buy her hajib.
  14. Thread: A car.

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    Re: A car.

    Nice!
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    Re: 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    Takes too much energy. Just lock the perpetrators back inside a trailer in 103 sun.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    I thought BRM referred to it as an "H-16"...but that was from over 50 years ago. There's a nice youtube of one being started and run briefly online. Sounds great :)
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I'm a believer in toggles. Removable flooorboards (soles, deckplates...whatever) make cleaning the boat after an outing much easier and holding those subassemblies in with toggles eliminates the...
  18. Re: Earliest evidence of wildfire found in Wales

    Giant fungi, reduced oxygen content...sounds a bit like a session of congress...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Some fun stuff there. Lots of whimsy:
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    I recall guys hating to drive behind that thing because it threw every rock and bit of tire chunks behind it...sort of like driving through a rockstorm.
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Back when I was young and stupid (as opposed to old and stupid) I tended to drive my Triumph a bit too fast. Driving (quickly) down the Little Nestucca River Road in Oregon I had an opportunity to...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I'm with Jeff both chronologically and wind-use wise. At 74 I'm finding out big boat (Santana35) is a bit too much of a handful to doublehand in our normal 20-30 knot winds and my Mirror dinghy is...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Nicely restored GT-6 at a local car show. Daily driver;
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  24. Re: You know what grows really well in gardens?

    Ducks! Ducks seem to think slugs are about the tastiest thing ever.
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Mid '60s halfway up a multi-pitch climb where my cousin was teaching me how to lead. I'd set three pitons (in those days), clipped an etrier into the last one and had called for tension to reach up...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Looks like a good place to me!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    ...and in a great setting :) 'Course, "home" is pretty nice, too!
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    Very nice! Thanks for those!
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    Re: Ireland....Must See

    Visit Glendalough. The trail around the lakes is gorgeous (if a bit long). I think the hilltops there is where they filmed some of "Braveheart".
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    That's really exciting, Alex! Looks phenomenal:)
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    This bit of the Northwest corner of the US does as well.
  32. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Anybody up for registering the "Church of ZPG"? Since it seems you can do anything as long as your god tells you to.
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    Re: This is just unacceptable

    Our judicial system has failed​!
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    Re: Can you touch your toes?

    Not since I fractured a bunch of lumbar vertebrae skiing. I can if I bend my knees, but otherwise no way, Jose. Makes putting foulies and sea boots on a bit of a challenge, too.
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    Re: Trolling Joe Tesla

    WHAT! You mean you don't air your tires with dry nitrogen like the NASCAR guys? Seriously though; fun thread...we've gone from light hearted Tesla poking to weights & measures and tire...
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    Re: 6.1 quake in Afghanistan

    Reports are that Taliban leadership is sending guys around in trucks to view the damage...but they're doing nothing in the rescue/recovery efforts.
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    Re: 6.1 quake in Afghanistan

    Another question is asking where direct monetary support would go; to actual aid of those affected by the quake or into coffers for "alternate uses". Of course, that question applies to just about...
  38. Re: Good Sail & Oar Boat Available (Kurylko Alaska-not mine!)

    Alas...wrong coast! That'd be perfect for the Salish 100!
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    Re: Fewer Sail Track Slides

    One thing you may notice is that the wider spacing gives you a wider "flake" and a shorter stack when you drop it onto your boom. Your sailcover may fit a bit differently.
  40. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    Looks like Elsewhere has the steak knives locked. 7nm to finish and moving with 5.8 VMG. Seeing Goldfinch passing Bella Bella is pretty cool :)
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    Then, if you're not interested at that point, sell your line slot....
  42. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    Pure and Wild is in, 36 minutes short of the monohull record. Ketchikan celebrated by not getting rained on for four hours :)
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    Re: Five years ago

    Good effort! It's not just your liver...your heart and entire circulatory system are probably happier...and you have more money to play with boats :)
  44. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    Agreed. The race is about the people. The money nailed to a log is a gimmick, but the contest is people and 850 miles of water.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Welcome back! Fair warning...now that you're retired you only think you have a lot more time on your hands :) Others will see to that shortly.
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    I thought Portland was trying a version of that, David...or is that just pipe smoke?
  47. Re: Still waiting for the explanation of dark matter

    Or this:
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    Re: What the NRA used to preach:

    Bingo! Same here.
  49. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    So...looks like we'll be seeing big multis going outside next year, maybe.
  50. Re: Ever dumber than launching without the drain plug.

    I've accidentally kicked bailers open launching a Thistle. Luckily...I've never had a boat with a drain plug :)
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