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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Weather geek, um, maybe... Just because I bought my second barometer in the last two weeks


    It's likely 70 years old, accurate when compared to a modern digital barometer, and cost $7.99 at the...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    For years we used the toaster my father received as a wedding present in 1939. We replaced it with a modern toaster that who toast bagels. We hauled the 1939 toaster out of storage when the modern...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    The Grapes of Wrath
  4. Thread: talk about pigs

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    Re: talk about pigs

    Two pig stories: my brother in the mid 70's raised a couple of pigs on his acreage on Bainbridgesw Island: Porkchop and J Edgar. I helped slaughter and butcher one of them. Dad showed us how. ...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    To Catch a Thief

    (And it has a wooden boat in it)
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    What about polar bear swims on New Years Day? Did a couple with the kids. No more of those.

    As for winter boating now, I am fine with it, but then again I have a heated pilothouse.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    As a young man, I used to enjoying my wee schooner in the cold weather with a fire in the wood stove. I would pin the tiller and stand in the hatch with my lower body in the heat and my head and...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    I am pleased with the verdicts. The charge of seditious conspiracy has a very high burden of proof. The prosecutors did a great job here. They were probably helped by Stewart's arrogant decision...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    yup
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Last Picture Show
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    So I did not buy a crab license this year. I am not sure I want to buy a license for the month of December.

    Does anyone know if the Puget Sound crab season will be open in early 2023?
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    One movie that did not age well in my view: 2001 A Space Odyssey
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    What about winter crabbing?

    Now that I am retired, I think I will start taking advantage of the winter crab openings.

    In my case, it will likely work like this: take the boat out and drop a...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    As a dual citizen, I get two Thanksgivings....
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    I will tell you what I am NOT doing: going to my former mother in laws to deal with her idiot husband and his loutish sons and thuggish grandsons...
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    Re: Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Murkowski reelected as well: more evidence Trump's influence is waning
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Going to my niece's house for the family get together for the first time since 2019. One daughter with us. The other in Portland for Thanksgiving with her boyfriend. I bake sourdough rolls...
  18. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I had one of these in my late 20's. Fun car, but, as it turned out, too much overlap with motorcycles. It handled excellently and had all sorts of Swedish weird engineering:

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  19. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    I am thankful the family can gather again. Missed the last two years because of COVID
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    Re: All For A Horse - The Movie

    I remember reading the original article.
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    Volume discount
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    No jam so far. Need to learn the adjustments though.

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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Sorry to hear that. We will not his likes again. I loss to us all.
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    I finished the installation, plugged the new unit in, and it worked....

    The biggest issue installing it was figuring out how to hide the extra cable. Furuno sent me a 10 meter cable. I did not...
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    Excellent. Thanks for running and winning
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    Re: It Ain't Like Riding a Bicycle

    Back when I was skating, I was always surprised how much ground you could cover on those little wheels.
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    It Ain't Like Riding a Bicycle

    Got on Rollerblades for the first time in more than a decade. Used to be a pretty good skater --- rollerblades or ice. Thought it would all come back to me

    Nope. Gotta relearn...
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    Re: does anybody here

    Yes, but not in the depth I once read it. I had set from 1984 on and gave the back issues away in 2020. Don't really miss them and it cleared out a bookcase
  29. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    I have a Porter Cable that I bought when shaping some oars. I am not sure why I didn't buy a power plane years ago. It will eject to either side
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Sorry to hear that.
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    I fished commercially in the days of Loran C. I much prefer my laptop chart plotter.

    I suspect the new radar -- haven't had time to finish the install-- will be much better than its 1986...
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    Re: Waiting in line to vote

    Haven't voted in person in years, what with Washington going to all mail-in ballots. I used to go to the local elementary school, where my brothers and I went to grade school, see the same older...
  33. Re: Is there a reason for changing clocks back to Standard Time ?

    True, but one year around the winter Solstice I was in Kodiak, AK. It got light around 9 am and dark by about 3:30 pm. I concluded we don't have it too bad in Seattle.

    There was always that day...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Hope so, because I am not sure a ground would do anything
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    In the mid 70's, we had DST all year for a year or two. Sunrise in Seattle was as late as 9:00am. Not a fan of going to year round daylight savings time.
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Life interfered with getting the radar installed. Working on it now, but here's a question: the instructions tell me to run a ground wire to the hull or something bolted to the hull.

    "GROUND...
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    Diction has social and cultural baggage. Look at the politicians who change their vocabulary and pronunciations to fit it. George HW Bush, a New England patrician and Yale graduate, droppin' his...
  38. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    O'Brian writes as if he was in the early 19th century. It took me awhile to figure that out. Also events, even major events, occur off stage; we learn about them from the characters talking about...
  39. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I read all the Hornblower books as a teenager and dip back into them on occasion. I had to read the first Aubrey/Maturin book twice until it clicked and I understood how the nature of O'Brian's...
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    Language is also a way to identify or fit into a social/cultural group. Not many people outside of wooden boat nerds are going to know or care about the name of a particular sail. Knowing the...
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    Re: A remarkable incident

    We have a friend with dementia. She can't live alone and physically assaults her husband who is trying to help her

    Violence is not uncommon with dementia

    What a horrible disease.
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    Re: If race isn't a consideration, then what is?

    Sometimes the buy in is not subtle. We had a very rich neighbor. She called up the university to which her grandson applied, identified herself, explained that would be very generous to whatever...
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    The sail on my Bobcat had individual pieces of small line, one for each grommet, tied with reef knots.
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    Re: I met the Captain of Maersk Alabama

    I have my own opinion about your ultimate question. But I wanted to thank you for taking the time to outline the real world ramifications of piracy and shipboard security.
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    Re: Halloween... what's it like in your area?

    The number of kids in the neighborhood has ebbed and flowed over the last 35 years. Currently, we have a fair number of kids, but we had only one group at the door. Not going to bother next year
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  46. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I ran across Alexander Kent's series of novels about 18th Century Richard Bolitho RN when I found some in a little free library. I have gotten the early books of the series from the Seattle Public...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Navigation tools just keep getting better. I picked up a book published in 1989 entitled a powerboat "bible." Lots of information about Loran C and other obsolete systems and hints about GPS, which...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    I hope to have the new radar installed this week. I tore the old one out. I found a date of November 1986 on it. It certainly had a good life span.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    That's a 1972 model and that was my first big bike. Rode it for years
  50. Thread: cigarette break

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    Re: cigarette break

    First job I worked as a helper on a house building crew one of the guys smoked roll your own. When he needed a cigarette, he would have to stop what he was doing go over to his lunchbox, roll one up...
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