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  1. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    I was kidding. Varnish isn’t really the issue. It’s probably more that I have never taken the initiative to plan in advance for it. Maybe next year. :)
  2. Re: Looking For Two of These...Seen Them Before Can't Recall Where

    Yeah, handrails, often teak. I usually make my own because the spacing should match the spacing of the deck beams for more secure fastening.
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  3. Thread: Heavy thinking

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    Re: Heavy thinking

    Overthinking. Just do it. That’s why they make lumber stores. :)
  4. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    “There were no nuclear documents at Mar a Lago and the FBI put them there.”

    Right. Say hi to Julius and Ethyl when you get there.
  5. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    And wet again.

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    Re: Anne Hecht R.I.P.

    I guess she had her issues, but I liked her acting, especially with Harrison Ford in “Six Days, Seven Nights”. RIP
  7. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    We usually take her to the tugboat festival in Olympia over Labor Day. And altho not a tugboat, for that weekend they let us pretend. :)
  8. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Yeah, I lost my mast in that “mill pond” a couple years ago. :D

    Looks like a happy trip Chris. Congratulations on the anniversary.
  9. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    It is also why engine overheating is not usually a problem on Snoose. If I run her up to 1,800 rpm, I’ll get 8 knots but I’ll also be dumping fuel into creating a big hole in the water between the...
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    Re: Detroit Diesel coolant

    Easy enough to add an SCA to my solution. Slightly trickier but doable is to test the right mixture given that the overall capacity of the system is unknown. But I see test kits are available.
  11. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    1.6 gph at 7.5 knots, 1,500 rpm.
  12. Thread: Heavy thinking

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    Re: Heavy thinking

    Might explain phrases such as; Don’t overthink it, and Just do it.
  13. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Just as a point of interest, note the pipe that wraps behind the keel just under the prop shaft. That is the keel cooler that cools the engine and was the main subject of this haulout. It had rotted...
  14. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Yellow masking tape. :D
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    Re: Updated 'Media Bias Chart'

    Don’t see Newsweek on there yet I seem to see many stories sourced to them. They are getting farther to the right all the time. Back in the day of the two weekly rags, Time and Newsweek, I had a...
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    Re: I've reached that avuncular age

    High school class reunion this weekend. A time to see old girlfriends. I mean REALLY old girlfriends. :)
  17. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Except at our age, guests of a similar age will have to cross the weather bridge four times in the middle of the night to pee in the head next to our vee berth.
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    Re: I've reached that avuncular age

    Why in the world would they think we are harmless at this age?
  19. Re: Armed man tried to breach FBI Headquarters in Ohio

    Was he carrying boxes of documents?
  20. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Finishing up two coats of bottom paint. Coolant system back together and filled, engine started for short periods to circulate, no bubbles, no leaks. Splash tomorrow at 1:00pm

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  21. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Not Snoose. Back in the day I used to take my Blanchard Sr. Knockabout to the PT festival, but Snoose doesn’t have enough varnish. :)
  22. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Thanks again all. This thread has been a bit of an eye opener to me. We’ve owned Snoose for 22 years and enjoyed her a lot. But these days when something breaks, I find myself again considering an...
  23. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Correct. The aft settee makes into a double guest bunk. Only slight inconvenience is going from aft cabin to fo'c'sle is two steps out into the weather. But we are used to it and it really isn't a...
  24. Thread: Haulout day

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    Thanks Joe. I don't have any decent current pix of the interiors, but here are a couple of oldies. I should mention that in spite of the exterior pix and her 37' length, she is quite small inside....
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    Thank you Jon Stewart

    Jon Stewart gets a lengthy standing ovation as Biden thanks him during signing of veterans bill.


    https://youtu.be/UyhlMNoL0Io
  26. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Pretty much. In the above sketch, everything above the existing bronze ‘king nipple’ thru-hull was galvanized iron pipe fittings up to the hose from the engine. The iron was in a wet/dry bilge and...
  27. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Here’s my log entry on Wayne’s repair. He had to figure this out and remove and replace by feel as it was mostly under a non-removable shower pan. (The keel and keelson in my drawing are out of...
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    Re: Detroit Diesel coolant

    Got a practical answer from a veteran Detroit engine mechanic. The Detroit Diesel brand antifreeze is for more modern Detroit engines and is loaded with additives that are just not needed in my 75...
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    Where is this?
  30. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    I’m 78 and wearing cargo pants. If 20 something frat boys or 40 something big dogs have a problem with it, they can eat my shorts. :D
  31. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    The pleats in the pockets of my cargo shorts keep getting snagged on hardware on my boat. Guess I’ll have to change the hardware on my boat.
  32. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Thanks all. It’s comments like these that keep me from getting totally disgusted with her when something breaks. Guess I’ll keep her a while longer. :)
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    Detroit Diesel coolant

    I’ve just had my keel cooler repaired and now need to refill the coolant in my Detroit 3-71. Various sources on the Internet say to NOT use automotive antifreeze in a Detroit two stroke. Is anyone...
  34. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I stomached a few minutes of Fox News. The line was, “If the FBI can do this to a former President of the United States, just think what they can do to you.” Fear mongering all the way.
  35. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Good news! Wayne the Magician spent a couple hours figuring out how this bilge cooler was configured with twists and turns and through hulls in the deepest bowels of the bilge, doing most of it by...
  36. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Most bilge rats are probably tired of seeing her. But for those who aren’t, here are a couple of pix from the past.

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  37. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Yes Seaview. Hope you are on the mend.
  38. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Here’s a pic of her this morning. She’s now blocked up on the hard and Wayne mechanic is figuring out the plumbing on the keel cooler and how to fix it.

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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    Might be a ferry steering issue, under her own power with a push boat as rudder?
  40. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Yeah I thought about the inflatable, but a 2.5hp outboard vs a 28,000 lb. boat just didn’t seem something my physics teacher would have approved of. (And my English teacher would have had fits over...
  41. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Hope it’s short. 85-90F is not good for her to be out long. But the repair is going to require some creative custom plumbing and through hulls.
  42. Thread: Haulout day

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    Haulout day

    Snoose has been non-functional for several weeks since the overheating and tow home incident near Gig Harbor. There was a breach in the keel cooler pipe, inside the boat but below the waterline and...
  43. Thread: Cedar shingles

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    Re: Cedar shingles

    I’ve a friend who lives on Texada Island, B. C. He salvaged a large WRC log on a beach, bucked it up and split all his own shingles to side his entire house. (I realize that is no help to you. :) )
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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    I see ferrys north/southbound out here often, occasionally with tug. I think Eagle Harbor is the maintenance yard.
  45. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    Just watched a 1964 Cary Grant movie with Leslie Caron.

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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    ive had one of those cans for a year and didn’t realize it had an auto shutoff feature. Thanks.
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    Just a small brass padlock. The Honda transom bolts have eyes that line up for the padlock. It won’t stop a determined thief but it will slow them down a bit, or convince them to steal your unlocked...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    I’m on my second Honda 2.3, (first one was stolen). I like that it’s light enough that I can load my 10’ Zodiac on top of the cabin by hand with the motor attached. Very dependable and very thief...
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    Re: Wonder if anybody was killed?

    That link just takes me to my FB home page. Granted that’s full of stupid, but probably not what you intended. :)
  50. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Now Russia says they are ready to talk about the swap.
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