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    Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things,...

    Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and, no good thing ever dies.

    -Stephen King


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    EVs and cold weather

    Well, Dave is going snowshoeing. He owns appropriate clothing. Compared to being out in the wind, being in a car is toasty.

    So, a hearty soul such as himself may be fine with running with no heat....
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    The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    My fridge is a 1981 GE. I had to replace a thermostat or some fitting to do with defrost. I cant remember now as that was eight years ago. I do remember I had to empty the whole fridge, unplug it,...
  4. Thread: Pothole F&$@

    by Breakaway
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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    Again, here in NY State, license plate registration data is considered public information and there is a form and a process and a small fee to find out who owns what plate. This is done through the a...
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    Re: as seen in the az high desert

    Izzat somebody's build from an Off-road forum?
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    My gripe with newer cars--this feature goes back a while, now--is how doors are automatically locked by default.

    For example, I get out of my vehicle, and go to the rear door to retrieve the bags...
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    Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    In other words, you have no evidence. Is that correct?

    Kevin
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    Well... you gonna show the the edge banding? The hole cutting? The finishing?
    Or you gonna leave us hanging?

    :D

    Thanks for sharing.

    Kevin
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    Re: 22' Powerboat - Launched!

    Very nice, Denny! Thanks for the update.

    Enjoy!


    Kevin
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    Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Wikipedia is a reliable source of general knowledge. If you have evidence of it being otherwise, please post it.

    Kevin
  11. Thread: Pothole F&$@

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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    NYC and New York State both will reimburse drivers for damage sustained from potholes.Roads owned by localities vary.

    Reimbursement is not automatic, of course, there is a process. The key things...
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    Agreed. Its a lubbers move. Sent from my...

    Agreed. Its a lubbers move.


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  13. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Thanks for the elbow on the other thread, Rob!

    This is great. I scanned through your last few weeks of posted drawings. Now, I will go back again and savor them.

    Kevin
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Noted.

    Thank you, and thanks, Garrett.

    Kevin
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Don't those under sink vents emanate waste odors?

    Kevin
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    Septic tank / cesspool? Is it full? Sent...

    Septic tank / cesspool? Is it full?


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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    He's saying that the jury pool from one place may be socially, culturally and economically different than the jury pool from a different place.

    Kevin
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    Re: talk about pigs

    I saw Pink Floyd perform, Pigs (Three Different Ones), live, on two occasions.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWLBtMz5OuY

    Big man, pig man
    Ha ha, charade you are
    Woo!
    You!
    Well heeled...
  19. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    I cant say specifically, Ned. But the metallurgy, or something related, changed sometime around the 1990s. Suddenly, outboards were corroding from the inside out.

    As you say, older engines never...
  20. Damn! A favorite of mine. RIP Kevin ...

    Damn!
    A favorite of mine.
    RIP

    Kevin


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    Re: Capt. Robert S. Douglas

    Thanks for the update!
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    ^ They remain in custody pending sentencing.
  23. Re: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough

    This is a good thing.

    I can't help but think that the legislation forcing the train workers union to accept the terms offered by Big Rail was the chip played to get the 12 reeps to vote for this...
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    Re: Plastic frames for a Halibut Schooner

    There is precedent.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcBdvChtQkU

    Kevin
  25. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    Or, just tie-up a bucket, which is probably aboard anyway, and get rid of the dead fender.

    Kevin
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    Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    In ten years, novels may very well open like this.

    Man ride desert for big search of footprint. Maybe shoot now him for justice. Big Dan!
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    Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Some of these echo what I, and many others, think of as one of the greatest novel openers ever. Stephen King from, The Gunslinger.

    The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger...
  28. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    A great Cadillac moment in cinematic history.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q2b7MWNbmA

    Kevin
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    Re: When fishers don't listen to scientists

    Me three.[/I][/COLOR]
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    I'll be the curmudgeon of the day. Sea-going boats developed for that specific purpose. And even the captains of those boats don't relish getting caught in a storm.

    A boat for protected water is...
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    Re: Do You Know the Way to Mystic Seaport?

    You can fly direct to Boston, the nearest major airport with probably the most direct flights. About 100 miles. Amtrak, or rental car to Mystic.

    There is Bradley International Airport in Hartford...
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    In another plane, that is a list of the ways...

    In another plane, that is a list of the ways quantum mechanics is fully understood.

    Kevin


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  33. Thread: dinner

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    Major League Eating ranks Joey Chestnut number...

    Major League Eating ranks Joey Chestnut number one in the world.Last summer he ate 63 hot dogs on the bun in 10 minutes.
    ...
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    Nothingburger.

    With a net worth estimated at between $29 and $65 million, it's likely that Walker has people to handle finance does not know the details of $1,500 tax deduction.

    Kevin
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    Re: Help identify?

    In NY you ( are supposed to) register a documented vessel unless it is a commercial vessel.

    Kevin
  36. Hey! I thought THIS was the obligatory...

    Hey!
    I thought THIS was the obligatory Springsteen song about Caddys.

    https://youtu.be/V4PeT6aeytU

    Al Capone had a 1928 Town Sedan
    ...
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    Re: Greetings from isla

    Glad to hear good news about our friend, Isla.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Happy Birthday, Lew!
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Great news!

    Congrats!

    Kevin
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    Re: Thanksgiving Day boat sinking

    Most boats that sink do so at the dock.

    Kevin
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    Re: Jimmy guitar story—first ever youtube

    Very cool, Jim!
  42. Thread: Oops

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    Re: Oops

    We've all had oopses, I am sure. I know I have.

    Kevin
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    Perhaps another nod to accessibility? A skipper...

    Perhaps another nod to accessibility? A skipper in a wheelchair may have an easier time with a wheel versus a tiller.


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    Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    There are a lot of people who can read in the world. One only need please a relatively small percentage of those to become a successful author.

    More bluntly, theres an ass for every seat.
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    Ditto


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    Leonard, and other authors, often utilize third...

    Leonard, and other authors, often utilize third person narration. The characters may not often speak, though the reader is privy to what they are thinking.

    Kevin


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    Nice boat, Rabs!! Well done! Sent from my...

    Nice boat, Rabs!!

    Well done!


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    Re: A sandfly repellent recipe.

    Avon Skin So Soft is pretty good at repelling gnats.

    Kevin
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    Re: shark's eye view of things

    Or,

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I collect pictures of dead presidents and can recommend the practice.

    Kevin
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