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    Re: Cause and Effect

    Hope the boat owner bought everyone a round at the bar!

    One evening while exiting the harbor for a race, I noticed a 30' fiberglass sailboat on it's mooring that was down by the bow a bit. After...
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    Re: St. Kitts massive gun cache found

    Too bad that's not the case in the U.S. Most rednecks here have that much fire power just in their kitchen drawer.
  3. Re: 1927 Schooner "WILETIE" by E.B. Schock repair

    You've done a beautiful job!
    Could you educate an ignorant old goat about the backstays? I see in the original sail plan a backstay from the boomkin to the mast head. How did that clear the boom...
  4. Thread: Fort Trump

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    Re: Fort Trump

    Would someone please enlighten me to what this is about?

    Edited: OK, I just googled it. Carry on.
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    Re: Supreme Court Gets It Right

    I wonder what the vote was. Who for and who against? I didn't see it mentioned in the article.
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    Re: Books by Mrs Clinton

    I haven't read any of Hillary's books. I did, however, just finish reading 'The President is Missing', "written" by Bill Clinton and James Paterson. I doubt they wrote any of it. Just their...
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    Re: Books by Mrs Clinton

    Ms. Clinton, unlike Mr. Trump, can read and write. She even knows big words!

    There is nothing, absolutely nothing, authentic about Donald J. Trump. The man is a phony showman to the core.
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    Re: The Gray Squirrels have arrived

    My manicure is ruined!!!
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    Re: First step....rent a storage unit.

    I also emptied my garage of unused boats. Sold two wood canoes I built 12 years ago but haven't used in years. Wanted to sell a third, but no one wanted to spend the price.
    Now I'm down to only...
  10. Re: One more step towards banana republic status

    A wounded and cornered rat will do anything to prevent the hunters from coming in for the final kill. This is what we're seeing here. Releasing these documents will do nothing to slow down or...
  11. Re: Do you think Pres. Trump should stop counting Florence deaths after tomorrow?

    He's had ample time to visit the area. Plenty of spots drained enough for him to make the standard visit-the-disaster style visit. Where is he? And, will Melania wear her 6-inch spiked heels and...
  12. Re: One more step towards banana republic status

    Exactly. He'll only be releasing things that bolster his case and that the right wing pundits can twist around to obstruct justice. Trump is abusing his powers and turning the U.S. Constitution...
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    Re: Kavanaugh Hearing and Ms. Ford

    The GOP members of the committee will tread very carefully. They'll be respectful but will ask tough questions as gently as they dare. They will be treading on eggshells. Even Kelly Ann and Trump...
  14. Re: Flying my UAV over the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

    Wow. Amazing how you can keep the thing so steady.
  15. Re: One more step towards banana republic status

    Just when you think Trump can't get any worse.... What an evil, petty little man.
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    Re: New York City survey.

    I lived out on Long Island for decades and avoided NYC at all costs. I hate congestion and crowds. I probably missed out on a whole lot.
    I did do a bucket list of things before we moved. Saw a...
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    Re: Going through Grandpa's papers

    Funny stuff!

    I recently went through a few boxes of my mother's stuff. At age 94, she is the last of her generation and has seemed to collected a lot of their old papers. Civil war records, love...
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    Re: Gil Smith catboat "Lorelei"

    Hope your eye problems go away! Nice work on the boat, and commendable considering your deduced vision.
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    I know New Bern very well. They got flooded real bad. Thousands of homes and businesses flooded. 12' surge.
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    Re: Manafort in plea deal?

    Trump won't be tweeting hugs and kisses to Manafort anymore!!

    Manafort, knowing his goose was cooked and not seeing a pardon coming his way, probably figured that if he was going down, he was...
  21. Re: innovation in recreational paddling - the air bag revelution

    I was a spectator at a whitewater river race years ago. Two guys in a metal canoe got the thing jammed between two rocks, most of it underwater. It took a winch to get the thing out of the river. ...
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    Re: I'm off to the Mediterranean

    They have internet there also, I hear. Post pictures! Have a great and relaxing trip.
    When we toured the UK early this year, we left American politics aside for 10 days. It was glorious.
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    My mother moved to N.Y. from New Bern, N.C three years ago. Even though it's far inland, the Nuese River goes up there. A good portion of the city is now under water from storm surge. Reports of...
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    Re: Farewell VW Beetle

    My first car was a 1970 VW bus. Great vehicle but very underpowered.
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    Up here in the mountains of Vermont, the fast moving water really ripped during Irene. But, there were also areas that were relatively flat, but when the rivers overflowed. the water was moving at a...
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    Looks like Florence is fizzling somewhat. The eye is no longer defined from the sat. photo I just saw. Down to a weak Cat 2. Still a dangerous storm and it'll make a giant mess, but perhaps not as...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Looks like everyone had a great time! Too bad I'm on the wrong coast. One of these days, we'll get out there.
    Come hell or high water, I'll be going to next year's WBS in Mystic even though it...
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    Re: BROTM boat photos

    Beautiful! Thanks for posting.
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    Re: The last straw

    Ours is an indoor cat. Living out in the boonies in the middle of the woods, we get mice coming inside all the time. The cat is pretty good at killing some of them. Lately he's gotten into the...
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    Re: My chair slides

    I had a couch like that. I put blocks of wood on the floor from the baseboard to the couch to hold it in position.
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    Forum member ChuckT's Concordia yawl is in a boatyard in Charleston, SC for minor repairs. Hope the storm surge doesn't work it's way down there.
  32. Re: How will Trump deal with Hurricane Florence?

    The question posed by my thread is real. Trump pretty much turned his back on Puerto Rico. He'll pay far more attention to states that will vote/not vote for him in 2020. In the next few weeks,...
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    Re: 9/11 Never Forget ! - This

    Like Kevin, I lived out on Long Island. I've a cousin who got out of the towers in time, but also lost a member of my church. My brother was NYFD and spent many days at ground zero. Major highways...
  34. How will Trump deal with Hurricane Florence?

    After all, those are his people down there in the Carolinas, his base. Not like those worthless non-voting folks down in Puerto Rico.
    Chances are, he'll find a way to screw it up.
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    Re: looking for some Penn Yan expertise

    I was able to save my deck. When I was done it looked great from 20' away, but was far from perfect. My budget for boat building back then was very limited.
    Most of the ribs in my boat needed...
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    Re: looking for some Penn Yan expertise

    I have a 'Guide to Penn Yan Boats' that I picked up at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum a couple of years ago. From that, I think what you have is called a Penn Yan Sealiner. Your boat matches a...
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    Re: "Whitehall" on Seattle CL

    What a hoot! It might be white in color, but that does not make it a Whitehall!
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    Re: looking for some Penn Yan expertise

    The folks at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, N.Y. were a big help in identifying my boat as a 1959 Niagara. You might try contacting them.
    Mine was in far worse shape then yours. All the...
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    My brother-in-law sold his N.C. waterfront home last summer. I'll bet he's glad of that decision today!
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    Re: looking for some Penn Yan expertise

    What year is your boat? I had a 16' 1959 Penn Yan Niagara with a 1959 35 hp Gale engine. Trailer looked similar to yours also. I took the boat all the way down to the wood to refinish. I was...
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    One of my favorite pieces of music!
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    How have you been enjoying the boat? Good luck with that stopwater.
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    Re: latest photo of H28 "Bright Star"

    Lee-rail-awash photos are the best!! Beautiful boat! She looks very happy to be romping in the waves once again.
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    Re: I知 now a power tool statistic

    As a professional carpenter, I was always wary of kickbacks. Only got caught once, but it just chewed up a tip on one finger.
    You are correct, though. We should never take power tools for granted. ...
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    Re: Muskoka Mystery Boat

    A boat like that will need at least a 35hp motor to get any performance out of it.
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    Re: Found it !!!

    Too close to the water and no privacy. Think I'll pass.

    Years ago, Billy Joel owned a home on the north shore of Long Island, N.Y. It was directly on the water. One morning he opens the drapes...
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    Re: Grease guns ... I confess my ignorance

    Same here! Seems I've been over tightening things. I'll grease up all my bearings before winter storage.
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    Re: Gartside double-ended cutter #106

    Fine work!
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    That horse is impressive work indeed. Nice job fairing the rod into the base. I wish I had half your skills. I'm having a rudder/rudder stock welded up by a local guy for my fantail launch but I...
  50. Re: Voter Fraud Investigation is still active

    I hereby call on this month's BROTM to immediately start impeachment hearings against ccmanuals. :D
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