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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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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!
  11. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    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...
  15. Thread: Damned Dams

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    Re: Damned Dams

    The ecosystem surrounding the Elwa responded faster and better than expected after dams on it were removed. Hopefully the Klamath will see good results as well.
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    They call it "fragile masculinity" for a reason.
  17. Thread: OTC Narcan

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    Re: OTC Narcan

    it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    I've administered narcan multiple times, there are things to be aware of. One is that the overdosed person you just woke up is likely to be upset...
  18. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    I guessing he was watching one of the "Twilight" movies and went Team Jacob


    https://youtu.be/64pYKH5THEQ
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    https://youtu.be/FgoJWgDnDe8

    Very cool, I didn't know the wishbone had so much adjustment. There was a Nonsuch that sailed pretty regularly out of Eagle Harbor in weather that kept the rest of on...
  20. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    Good point
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-x3kLqtx/0/L/i-x3kLqtx-L.jpg
    Caught while heading out for a mid-pandemic cruise. Note that my feet are about 12" below the waterline and my head would...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Note that when I stop by to supervise your work it is usually in the Miata...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    It's worth reading all of Rebecca Solnit's article. The bit OR pulled out is actually a story related to her by another woman and is used to illustrate a larger problem. The preceding paragraphs:
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  23. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    I frequently stand while sailing my Eun Mara (19'-9" LOD) and used to bring my Deer Isle Koster to the dock SUP-style. I think you want to look at form stabilty/beam at waterline not just length.
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    #19, what did I miss?
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    https://youtu.be/pNyn0SYBB-c

    These folks have been working on electric conversions, their selling point is that you don't have modify the car. Everything bolts in so if you want to go back to ICE...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    I feel the same way about my Miata. I'm guessing Sunburst Yellow, right? Mine is an automatic which really works just fine for me.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GM8C2bH/0/L/i-GM8C2bH-L.jpg...
  27. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    If Walker loses the runoff, how fast do you think he'll move back to Texas? A state where he claimed a "homestead" property tax exemption on his house for the past ten years before moving back to...
  28. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    Ever notice those big-wheeled/lifted vehicles on the used market always need new tires?
  29. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    I work with a bunch guys who have big trucks that are mostly used for commuting/mall crawling while they grumble about the cost of fueling up. One of them eventually "downsized" from a dually to a...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    They deliberately under fund the IRS, one of the rallying cries of the last election was that the Democrats wanted to hire more agents to improve tax collections.

    From the IRS itself:

    Based on...
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    Re: EV’s are becoming mainstream

    As seen on the internet:
    The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration said that the average driver traveled 12,724 miles in 2020. That's down from 14,263 average...
  32. Re: Trolling for Pless: Is there anything more disappointing…

    Is that served cold? The bread doesn't look toasted and the cheese is not melted...not what I'd expect from a Reuben.

    With only 5 ingredients each one counts. Anybody got a good corned beef...
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    Re: Poor Disadvantaged Illinois

    In the 2010 election 1,030,033 people did not vote for Scott Walker, the election was decided by 98,980 votes. As I recall (not being a Wisconsinite) he governed as though he had much more of a...
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    The idea of a "practice wall" is pretty smart. I seem to remember seeing one from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding at a previous Port Townsend WBF. IIRC it was curved like the side of a...
  35. Thread: Home burial

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    Re: Home burial

    I thought about this and decided I've spent enough time trying to not end up feeding the crabs that burial at sea doesn't feel right. Having spent a career trying to not burn up in a fire cremation...
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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    Why not? We hashed this out here in 2012: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?143753-Solid-vs-hollow-mast
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    My understanding is that anything that breaks the seal of the facepiece to skin reduces the effectiveness of the respirator considerably. Remember, if you can smell your work the respirator isn't...
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    Getting the fit right is important. This is a bit long for a C&P but worth reading: https://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/resources/respirators-choosing-the-size.html


    By law I get fit-tested for...
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    The Ransome books are good reading. I re-read "We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea" again last month.
  40. Re: Drones Flying Over Private Property - Can You Stop Them?

    Some states have something along these lines:

    Civil Code Section 1708.8: Prohibits the use of drones to capture video and/or a sound recording of another person without their consent (invasion...
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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    I have a local yard here too, part of a bigger chain but catering to the contractor crowd not "Harry Homeowner". Unlike HD they stock Douglas Fir as an everyday product, some of it quite nice.
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/8007/29682768435_45c9b52f26_b.jpg

    Sometimes I wonder if I should build a new gaff, curved to match the sail. Wouldn't that be cool?

    Oh dear, I think I may have...
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    In my case the boat's designer drew a tapered mast with the backside a straight line (he also drew it square in section but I think everybody has instead gone with round) lacing the sail loose enough...
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    I know dyneema is overkill for attaching a sail to a spar, but it uses up short bits of line that would otherwise be tucked in a drawer someplace. My own sails are simply laced on, it took some time...
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    A modern version of this would be a dyneema soft shackle.
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    Re: My new house?

    Walk-in tubs, no/low threshold showers and rails around them and the toilet are great for "aging-in-place" homes. I can't begin to remember the number of vintage citizens I've picked up off bathroom...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Traded my second Vespa in for an XJ650 Maxim my senior year of high school. Left it at home with a full tank of gas and instructions for my mom about starting it every so often my first year away at...
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    Re: Anyone asked those armed drop box watchers

    Just an update, our ballots have been accepted, I just went online and checked. Had they not I'd have been contacted by the elections folks, given a reason and the opportunity to fix the issue.
  49. Thread: Star boat

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    Re: Star boat

    My dad raced a wood Star in the '70's out of Santa Barbara Harbor in California. There was a big fenced off area where the Stars and other dry-sailed racers (Solings?) were stored all rigged and...
  50. Re: Nancy Pelosi's husband having brain surgery following an attack ... with a hammer

    From the NY Times:

    The attack at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco reveals vulnerabilities in the security surrounding members of Congress. House and Senate leaders have their own...
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