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    Re: Is there a doctor in the house?

    Agreed that the vaccines are a slight advancement, but I would expect more over the span of 100 years.
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    A question for our pilots.

    I read a report today about an Ethiopian Airlines flight that overflew its destination because both pilots fell asleep. Once the plane missed its destination, the autopilot sounded an alarm and woke...
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    Is there a doctor in the house?

    If so, please answer me one question.
    Medical science has made wonderful progress in the last hundred years or so.
    Organ transplants, diseases eradicated, major advances in cancer care and all...
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    Re: Just lurking for now

    Thanks for checking in.
    It's wonderful to see that you and your wife are so deeply devoted to each other.
    It is times like these where true love counts.
    Blessings to you both.
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    Re: Media photos of the rich and infamous:

    MSNBC will show pics of Trump and right wings nutters that are very unflattering.
    FOX will display pics of them as lifesaving angels.
  6. Re: now that our fearless forum admin is retiring

    I wonder if Scot will tutor the new guy/gal in the ways of the Bilge or just be thrown into the deep end of the pool without a swim noodle.
  7. Re: Judge orders redacted affidavit released

    The redacted document will probably look a lot like the Mueller report after Billy Barr got done with it.
    Nothing but page after page of black.
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    Re: Helping my son fix his transmission

    That was funny!
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Mike Pence is now saying that, if asked, he would consider talking to the J/6 committee.
    Just bs on his part or is he really ready to spill the beans on Trump?
    Or would he go there in an attempt to...
  10. Thread: Al Franken

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    Re: Al Franken

    Neither am I.
    The Dems just pushed him off a cliff without giving him a chance to defend himself.
    At that point in the 'Me too' movement, if you were accused of misconduct, you were dead meat.
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    Re: Liz Cheney , You go girl!!!

    If Trump runs in 2024, will she have the guts to run as an independent just to ensure that he does not win?
    She would never win a GOP primary and would have to run as an independent. She would get...
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    Re: Septic system versus holding tank

    My house here in Vermont spent its first 15 years as our vacation home. I put in a precast septic tank and leach field and had no problems with its limited use.
  13. Thread: Covid sucks

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    Re: Covid sucks

    The hacking cough went away for a few days but now is back.
    I'm not that uncomfortable, but it's all just a nuisance keeping me from my normal life.
  14. Thread: Scot Bell

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    Re: Scot Bell

    A legend at WoodenBoat and on this Forum.
    Getting banned by anyone else just won't seem the same.

    Enjoy retirement!
  15. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    Nice!!
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    Re: Septic system versus holding tank

    I know of lakefront houses around here not being able to put in a septic system because they didn't have enough drainage area to prevent runoff into the lake. The solution is a simple holding tank. ...
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    Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    I thought that Cape Cod Shipbuilding owns the rights and has always refused to let anyone else build the Fish or the 12 1/2. That's why Joel White came up with the shoal draft versions.
  18. Thread: Covid sucks

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    Covid sucks

    First tested positive on Aug 4th.
    Flu like symptoms for a few days followed by a few days with no
    symptoms. Tested negative on Day 10.
    Felt great for two days and wake up this morning with my...
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    Re: Who doesn't have lunch regularly?

    Being in the construction business, break times and lunch break were done by the clock.
    When in the carpenters union, when the shop steward blew his whistle, you stopped working and took your break....
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    "I call that a good day"
    Any day spent bobbing about in a boat is a good day!
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    Re: 1962 Chris Craft Sea Skiff restoration

    She's looking good!
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    Re: Rangeley Ellis 3

    Building Classic Small Craft by John Gardner. Available on the WoodenBoat website for $48.
    I've got a copy and have read the chapter on Rangeley boats since one of these days I'd like to build one....
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    Re: Woodstock 53 Years Ago Today

    I was only 16 so I missed it although we lived not all that far away.
  24. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Heard on MSNBC:
    One diplomatic passport.
    One official government passport.
    One regular tourist passport.

    The first two are now invalid because he is no longer president.
    The third still...
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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    A stripped-out racing machine with no auxiliary engine, probably no longer competitive and probably in need of new sails translates to a give-away price.
    Hope the guy enjoys it.
  26. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Who was the poor FBI agent tasked with going through Trump's underwear drawer?
    Poor bugger.
    I wonder if they went through every pocket of every suit they found.
  27. Thread: Water Park

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    Re: Water Park

    After coming down one of those slides, I was standing at the bottom when a woman came barreling down, hit the pool and went under. She stood up unstable but laughing so hard she never noticed that...
  28. Thread: Scot Bell

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    Re: Scot Bell

    He's retiring?
  29. Thread: Water Park

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    Re: Water Park

    Just a couple of big kids having fun!
    I had a friend who was co-owner of a water park.
    Free admission anytime I wanted.
    The only problem was that we lived 200 miles away.
    On day, he flew us up...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    It has always been a great feeling when one of my builds goes from a pile of wood to something that can be called a boat.

    Your stern is somewhat non-kosher but that underwater aft section just...
  31. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Your fiction is very close to fact. Our nation's top secrets in an unsecured room. Unbelievable.
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    We had one hanging out on our lawn a few years ago.
    Huge animal.
  33. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I wonder how long we'll have to sit around waiting for an indictment.
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    Re: Anne Hecht R.I.P.

    What a sad tragic end to such a talented life.
    Drugs. What a curse.
  35. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    If Trump isn't opposing the release of the search warrant and documents of what was taken, it might mean that this list says something
    to the effect: Recovered, 12 boxes of documents and a set of...
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    Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    One boat sank.
    I wonder if it sank during a race and if it was recovered.
    That would be a pity to lose a boat during its first season.
  37. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    The ultimate souvenir. His ego is massive.
  38. Re: Armed man tried to breach FBI Headquarters in Ohio

    The guy was a MAGA insurrectionist who was at the capitol on J/6.
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    Herreshoff's Fish Class

    Someone gifted me a 1916 copy of The Rudder Magazine.
    In it was the introduction of Herreshoff's Fish Class sailboats for the
    Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club.
    The article is about the results of...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Trump will say that, since the warrant was illegal in the first place, that it should remain unsealed.
    If unsealed, he and his minions will simply scream that it's all concocted evidence by Biden...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    So, if Trump objects, it doesn't get unsealed and Trump wins again?
    Seems like another instance of the criminal running the justice system.
  42. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Garland takes the heat off himself and punts it to the DoJ. Supposedly we'll see something in a week or two unless Trump is able to object.
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    ^I'm not the brightest bulb when it comes to math, but if Bezos has 185 billion dollars that would mean he could give only 185 people a billion dollars, not one billion to every person on Earth. ...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Exactly. That's why I call the Supreme Court the McConnell Court. Using Trump as a useful idiot, McConnell made his dream come true of forming an extreme right-wing court.
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    Back in 1993 I sold the 20' gaff sloop I'd built.
    I always wondered how she fared.
    Turns out the woman I sold it to took really good care of the boat and made improvements.
    She just sold it last...
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    It was good to see George Stadel in that video.
    I met the old gentleman on a cold winter day in 1989 at his home in Connecticut to discuss a boat I wanted to build. He suggested his 20' gaff-rigged...
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    Re: covid positive

    My wife is still testing negative even though I have it.
    I'm sleeping in one of the guest rooms and we keep distant from each other.
    She's been wearing a necklace of garlic and throwing Holy Water...
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    Re: covid positive

    I know a woman who went to Scotland for a two-week vacation. She tested positive the day she got there and spent the whole time in her room.
    Hope it goes better for the two of you!
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    Re: covid positive

    Sorry to hear. I'm just getting over it. Same thing: 101 fever for two days plus cough, heavy chest, sniffles, fatigue, aches and sore throat.
    The heavy chest and sore throat are all that remain...
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    Re: Got Glasses

    You're lucky that you've gone so long without glasses.
    My son is 40 and still doesn't need them.
    I've had a pair sitting on my nose all day for the past 60 years.
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