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    Re: Oars for Gloucester Gull

    From the Shaw & Tenney website:

    Measure the distance between the center of the port and starboard oar sockets, which hold the oar locks on each gunnel. This is called the “span” between the...
  2. Thread: uhhh???

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    Re: uhhh???

    A few years ago (well after 911) I forgot my swiss army knife was in my pocket and flew from Seattle to Europe. The US didn't find it but the Germans did.

    When I was a kid in the mid 60s I flew...
  3. Re: My new e-bike - Grin Tech hub motor first impressions

    Thanks for the nice photos and write-up on the Grin Tech front-drive motor. Your positive report has tempted me to consider trying this system on an unused Long Haul Trucker bike.

    The Carquinez...
  4. Re: All I知 getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    I had bad neck pain in my late 50s early 60s and it took 2 surgeries and 3 fused vertebrae to fix it. Best thing I ever did. When I woke up from the second surgery my first thought was 'hey...no...
  5. Re: My new e-bike - Grin Tech hub motor first impressions

    If it came from Rivendell, it's most likely Jagwire CEX, a coiled type commonly found in bulk at bike shops. I've used it and it seemed okay, so maybe it's something else. Like Rob said, a variety...
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    I'm glad you recommended Microshift, as I have my eye on their Advent X 10 speed 11-48 drivetrain for my Fargo. When Shimano parts became unavailable during Covid, new players moved in to fill the...
  7. Re: My new e-bike - Grin Tech hub motor first impressions

    Lee, you probably already know this, but compressionless cable housing should reduce squishiness. The housing is not spiral wound but the strands run parallel to the housing like a shifter cable. ...
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    Yes, a polarization. 90% of people inside with their virtual reality and the other 10% outside doing real stuff. It hits me when I'm bicycling on a beautiful day and pass a gym window and see the...
  9. Re: A Visit to the Dark Side- Classic Glass :)

    Nobody IMO drew a prettier boat than C&C in the 1970s.

    https://www.marianland.com/C_C36/imagesterry/DSCN1396.JPG
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    Re: Unfamiliar word to me

    My dad used the word "scrinuveous" meaning 'cheap' or 'thrifty'. I don't know how it's spelled as I've never seen it in print. A google search with alternate spellings turns up nothing. Dad was...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Thank you Andrew and the others who stay out of the fray and continue to provide accurate and credible information.
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Not as cold as some places but I do ride through the winter here in Seattle, 2-3 hour rides several times a week. I'm old and abhor the cold so probably dress like Michigan. Thick gloves and...
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 3C

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f1/9e/d1/f19ed10f713cb2b329d2105dabfd6ce5.jpg
  14. Re: looking for suggestions for a coastal cruiser

    I agree with Stromborg, and wouldn't want to venture too far offshore in Longsteps, either for the Miami-Nassau crossing or for the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You are probably both more experienced and...
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    Re: Best Rock instrumentals

    How could I forget Sultans of Swing?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ffIJ7ZO4U
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    Re: Best Rock instrumentals

    "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" tribute to Harrison. Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Prince, and others. Prince steals the show.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
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    Re: Best Rock instrumentals

    Another vote for this.
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    Re: What Vehicle?

    A small feisty AWD car for me, something like the new GR Corolla (Morizo edition since I'm fantasizing); and definitely uphill.
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    Re: Jigsaw blades ?

    Another vote for downward pointing teeth (reverse pitch) for cutting curved plywood pieces. Not only does it not splinter the face, but you can actually see your pencil line, as it's not obscured by...
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    Re: liberal over-reach

    There was a time (100 yrs ago?) when everybody cooked on wood or coal. I'm sure the cooks of the time scoffed at the newfangled gas stoves. Life moves on, and maybe gas stoves are nearing their...
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    Re: liberal over-reach

    Everyone I know congregates in the kitchen. Therefore, everyone I know is poor. Thank you for enlightening me on this criterion for establishing poverty levels :)
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    Re: belt and suspenders

    Where's Waldo?
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    Poll: Re: Beatles or Stones?

    I think of the Beatles as catchy & clever but the Stones as more of a whole-body experience.
    But after 50 years, it's Pink Floyd and David Bowie who still do it for me.
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    Re: Sunbrella vs. Weathermax80

    I had a 31 ft powerboat that came with a big Sunbrella enclosure that covered half the boat. When the boat was sold 14 years later the original Sunbrella was ready to be replaced but that's a long...
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    Re: Cheap plywood: Bad idea?

    I did a 30+ minute boil test of three 4" x 4" plywood scraps: 5mm underlayment, 1/4" ACX fir, and 6mm Joubert Okoume.

    All three LOOKED fine after the boil test, no delamination or wrinkling.
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    Reminds of when I lived in Prince George BC in the 1970s. Pickups were purely for work and considered low class. Camaros and Cadillacs were the aspirational vehicles, no matter that you lived 30...
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    Re: Cheap plywood: Bad idea?

    I think a counterpoint to the above opinions is needed. I've built two small boats in the past 2 years, the first in 5mm underlayment plywood from Home Depot and the second from 6mm Joubert Okoume. ...
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    Here is my pet peeve. Spiked lug nut covers.
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    Mitsubishi (Fuso), Isuzu, and others make trucks that are similar, but probably bigger (wider, with dual wheels) than the Fiat pictured. The smaller Fusos come with 3 liter diesels and weigh under...
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    Re: Which collapse was more sudden?

    For many years I have saved this from the preface of a forgotten book, seems appropriate to this subject:

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    Re: messing about in boats

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    1980 or so.
  32. Re: Six point four quake off the northern California coast this morning

    I sense a story or two in the above comments.

    I left Humboldt for good in 1976, but in the late 60s saw the transformation from redneck loggers to hippies and pot growers. Arcata became the...
  33. Re: Six point four quake off the northern California coast this morning

    It is sad but not much different than houses in the path of hurricanes or wildfires. If the property is worth it, you spend the money to protect it. Seismic upgrades to older buildings are common...
  34. Re: Six point four quake off the northern California coast this morning

    My sister in Arcata, 25 miles north of Fortuna, lost power and also lost some pots (she's a potter). Power's back on today so not terrible there. My cousin in Fortuna is still without power. The...
  35. Thread: daedalus

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    Re: daedalus

    That video blew me away. Kris Heil is an artist and a genius. It was heartbreaking when Daedalus was rear ended and had to be completely rebuilt, but Mr. Heil saw this as an opportunity to make the...
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    Re: great sermons

    James Joyce's sermon by Father Arnall in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man deserves a place on this list.

    As a young Catholic and altar boy in the 50s-60s I was taught by joyless unsmiling...
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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    Not saying the roads shouldn't be fixed, but do you perchance have low profile tires on 18-20 inch rims? Lots of those get flatted/dented where a normal tire wouldn't.
  38. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Several I enjoyed in Covid times that may not have been mentioned.

    Moonstruck. Schmaltzy and not the kind of movie I normally like but saw it recently and it worked brilliantly IMO.

    Reservoir...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    My trusty steed in front of the woodshed, Sonoma County CA; taken a few days ago. Edit: dang, I didn't intend for the other two sideways pics to be posted.

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    Re: Rememberance Day

    My dad was drafted into the army in 1942, sent to Britain on a Liberty Ship, and on to Europe right after D-Day. He never talked much about his experiences there, and was never interested in guns or...
  41. Thread: schwing!

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    Re: schwing!

    In my world, this is a Schwing, never heard of the boat kind

    https://cdnassets.hw.net/13/f4/89ff428c4411919043ab28c135f0/1-s36x.jpg
  42. Re: Messed up resin to hardener ration . . . will it harden eventually?

    I had a lot of panels to clean (similar mistake) and used a pressure washer to remove 99% of the goo. Next was acetone on abrasive pad for a good scrub, then a final pressure wash to remove any...
  43. Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    I like my Gumotex kayaks. Very robust build, self-draining floor, lightweight at 26 lbs, safe in rough conditions but can get blown around. I put a small front skeg on mine to improve tracking....
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    I think in using language we have to read the room. Overly precise words or grammar to the wrong audience can sound snooty or even unintelligible. The use of gaff in a for-sale ad may actually...
  45. Re: Global Universities Rankings - U.S. News & World Report

    Like I said, consider the source. Not only European universities under-represented but also Asian I would think.
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    Re: as seen in phx

    Let the puns commence. I'm not touching this one.
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    Just saw this in a news feed and was surprised to see University of Washington ranked #6 in the world, beat out only by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Oxford UK. Of course there are many...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Yesterday, trail through woods to beach, Seattle.

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    Re: Ukraine

    Too much for my altar boy Latin so did a shallow dive into its origin. Very interesting. Thank you for once again broadening my education.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Elliott Bay Seattle, this afternoon. On left, bulk carrier taking on wheat while another is anchored off, waiting its turn. Farther right, harbor tour boat with reflected sun shining through it.
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