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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    I used to get stuck with GM rental cars in the 90's. Disliked them a lot. The funniest one was a Firebird with a four cylinder motor that couldn't get out of its own way
  2. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Excellent news
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    Re: Day off Summer drive.

    Nice Thanks for posting
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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    Grampa bought a Buick Touring Car in 1927 to drive back to a family reunion in Iowa. I think that's the last Buick in the family
  5. Thread: Cedar shingles

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    Re: Cedar shingles

    My dad, my brothers and I pulled a lot of cedar off the beaches in the 1970s. Dad split a ton of shakes, enough to side their retirement house, and put on a lot of roofs. A few years ago, my...
  6. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Agreed. I used to have a teardrop travel trailer, which we towed with a Forester. When people asked me if I could tow it with my sidecar rig, I told them I was sure I could get it moving, but was...
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    Re: Haulout day

    Hope you're back up and running soon. September and October are great months for cruising around here

    I too once had to be towed a short distance from a dock to the travelift. Couldn't do it...
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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    But I am not sure why a tug was taking the ferry back to Port Townsend/Keystone run. (I know it's now Port Townsend Coupeville, but Coupeville is on the other side of the island.... and I can't...
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    Weird Ferry Sighting

    Heading south in Puget Sound this afternoon, I spotted a Washington State Ferry northbound, which seemed odd as no ferry route run in that fashion.

    When it got closer, I realized that a tug was...
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    Re: What is reality?

    there already have been. The judge here entered judgment against Jones finding that he was liable to plaintiffs because of his failure to produce documents. This trial was about damages, not...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    You can't appeal a civil verdict on the basis of ineffective counsel, only a criminal matter. In a civil case, the client is the one who hires the lawyer and so you can't complain if you hire a bad...
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    Re: Election Shenanigans, eh what?

    And that's because my cousin a perennial candidate in the 7th district has stopped running for office since Jim Dermot retired <G>.
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    Re: Macho macho men!

    Jim, what year?

    I lived a block from Stadium High in 1983. Had in laws that went there AKA Stay Dumb & High

    Still there here's shot from my pilothouse:

    115834
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    Re: deploying an anchor from the cockpit.

    I realize this is an old thread. But I've started using a lunch hook and would prefer to set it from the pilot house door not the foredeck.

    I like the idea of using a painter with a snap long...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Back ordered welcome to the supply chain problem world
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    Re: Too hot to work on the boat…

    A couple that makes love at 95°, is a couple that will stick together
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    Re: The most vile food

    My daughter hates mushrooms. She points out that they are fungus grown in sh*t
  18. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    I live in my old neighborhood. My brother and I refer to houses by the names of people who haven't lived there for 40 or 50 years but all of them do have street addresses
  19. Re: Seattle: today’s afternoon rush is a mess.

    I left the house to go to the cobbler to pick up some resoled boots. My guid wyfe told me to go in the morning. Naw, I'll be fine. Didn't know about the fire and I-5 being closed down. Got a mile...
  20. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I will look into making the mast two part
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I came to the same conclusion, but not sure I want to have the overhangs. I have been enjoying rowing the Sabot
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    Re: House names.

    So how do you find a named house if it has no street address?

    I guess it works for a small village, but not a town or city.
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    Re: Fauntleroy ferry crash

    Try this: the video is in there

    https://komonews.com/news/local/fauntleroy-ferry-crashes-into-damages-structure-at-terminal
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    So how will you carry the mast for the sailing dinghy?

    I have a Sabot and am scratching my head about how to carry the spars
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    Re: The most vile food

    Not a fan of slimy ass okra
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    Re: Fauntleroy ferry crash

    I found a video taken seconds after the crash. The ferry was parallel to the dock and heading into the beach. The boat then went into reverse and backed into deeper water. I suspect that the ferry...
  27. Thread: Piper Cub?

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    Re: Piper Cub?

    Here is an interview with the pilot:

    'I'm lucky,' says pilot who survived crash landing in the water off of Alki Beach | KOMO (komonews.com)
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    Re: Fauntleroy ferry crash

    That's quite the crunch. I wonder how long until the dock is usable. We will be seeing the Vashon/Southworth boats leaving from downtown for a bit.
  29. Thread: Piper Cub?

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    Re: Piper Cub?

    That's pretty good place for an emergency landing. The plane might be dry at low tide
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    Re: Too hot to work on the boat…

    At least he's wearin' sumpthin
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    Re: Too hot to work on the boat…

    My home office is upstairs. About 90 degrees.

    I will be sleeping in the hammock in the back yard tonight.
  32. Poll: Re: Summer Vacation! Who is planning a vacation this summer?

    Already spend 9 days on my brother's boat going to and from Princess Louisa Inlet in BC. Hope to spend several weeks on my boat in the next few months.
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    First use of the lunch hook: there was a bit of breeze. The 11 lb claw set hard. Much easier to handle than the big anchor
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    Re: For Sale-- Spelling Not Included

    And a fair number of boats have fiberglass or cement hauls.


    And while I am on the soap box, let me remind people to be information in the ad EG anchor for sale does nothing if you don't tell me...
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    Re: Charlie Noble, yes or no?

    Looks great.
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    In an attempt to fit in if we move north, I have been power watching the great white North and boning up on Canadian slang. What slang terms should I in I by know?
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    Re: Charlie Noble, yes or no?

    So what did you decide to do?
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    For Sale-- Spelling Not Included

    I guess craigslist doesn't have spell check

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bpo/d/copalis-crossing-ors-wood-spoon-rowing/7506427214.html
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    Re: Steve Bannon's bad day.

    For all his bluster, he had no defense. The jury came back so quickly that the case was open and shut. You can spout whatever you want, but doesn't mean it will fly in a courtroom. Kinda like all...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Haven't had it that I know of...lots of people have no symptoms

    Was going out on the boat with a friend tomorrow. He just texted me that he tested positive and feels awful
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    Re: Subpoenas and rights

    You can go to court to have it quashed, too.
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    I gave up my downtown Seattle office a few months ago once my sublease was up. There is no need for it and I have had a DT office since 1984.

    The light rail will be beneficial whether or not...
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    Re: Nonorganic Skid Plate question

    I bought the canoe in 2003---ain't no worries about warranty issues
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    Re: Charlie Noble, yes or no?

    I like the look of it and would keep as is

    Computer fans run forever. I have one in my composting toilet that has nonstop since 2013
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    Re: Charlie Noble, yes or no?

    I would leave it on or put a stove under it...
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    Re: Nonorganic Skid Plate question

    Old Town wants $399 for their skid plate kit

    No thanks
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    Re: Wife passed this AM

    Sorry for your
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    Thank you for all the kind words of welcome

    My Canadian wife is glad I am really now part of the family
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    I thought that was Winnipeg
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    Re: Seeking large van reviews.

    A friend has and likes his Promaster, which is an RV conversion.
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