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  1. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    My thought exactly, Canoez. And if so, who would benefit from the polls being shut down?
  2. Thread: Potty physics

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    Potty physics

    Farts say more about your health than you think ó now, scientists are listening
    [Soon, your toilet may be listening too.]

    As David Ancalle opened video after video of diarrhea this year, it...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    There is a local company called Dean Steel that specializes in putting up frameworks for building and other structures. Until a few years ago, the lettering on the side of their vehicles read:
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    Excellent BBC profile article on Rhodes's son and the horrifying family life:

    Stewart Rhodes' son: ‘How I escaped my father’s militia’
    The son of militia leader Stewart Rhodes spent years...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    I wonder if there are trans VWs?
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    That's some nice driveway sailing, Dale! Your boat looks great. We are at a heightened level of suspense waiting for launch.

    Neat idea with the oarlock holsters. I don't understand the...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    From my pandemic-related film noir binge:

    The Hitch-Hiker (1953) still creepy after 70 years. Directed by Ida Lupino. The bad guy was played by William Talman, who later became D.A. Hamilton...
  8. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    82 clamps and I still don't have enough!

    I realized I needed more pressure points to get the sheer strake tight against the plywood planking. So I made some quick and dirty lapstrake clamps. ...
  9. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    How much younger? Does early 30s count? I had a 1951 Ford F-1 pickup -- my first truck. It was black like the one in the picture, but not as shiny. It had a flat head 6 that was dirt simple. The...
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    Re: Learn to sail at 75?

    Go for it. My doctor says boatbuilding prevents dementia by requiring us to solve complex problems (I'm 74). He wants to see pictures of my build at every visit. Learning to sail is great mental...
  11. Re: Trump may be toast- but who invented the toaster?

    My grandparents had one similar to this:

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    All manual, still required flipping the toast, but considerably safer than the D-12 model shown in the BBC article.
  12. Re: Letís see each otherís pets or animals, past or present.

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    I'm the one in the pink shirt.

    Dogs left to right: Dixie, Flora, Jeb, Scarlett. Flora was the last of the pack, and passed away a month ago. After 24 years with dogs, I miss them all...
  13. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The inner stem, the upper edge of the sheer strakes, the forward perpendicular, and the baseline all intersect at a point. Here I have used a notched strongback crossmember, whose top surface is at...
  14. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    "Give me a lever long enough, and I can move the earth." Or, in this case, give me a ratchet strap and a big pipe clamp, and I can pull this sheer strake into position.

    The ratchet strap bears...
  15. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The gains required some adjustment with a chisel to accommodate the edge of the plywood. In other spots the gains came out oversized. Not sure yet exactly how to fudge that misfit, but I am...
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    I stand corrected, maybe -- I have found a couple of articles that identify Obadiah as a Marsh Cat. They are both in the Small Boats online magazine which requires a subscription. In any case, here...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Lookin' great, Dale! Hope to see launch photos soon.

    Your choice of anchor depends a lot on the nature of the bottom and the weather conditions in your area. I had an 8 lb Danforth that was a...
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    Obadiah, sail #14, is a Marsh Cat and AFAIK has the stock sail plan. She is a fine sailer. She is a regular at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and has undertaken many long camp cruises.
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  19. Thread: OTC Narcan

    by UCanoe_2
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    Re: OTC Narcan

    Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. Young folks often think they are invulnerable and the exception to the sad statistics. In addition to increasing the availability of last minute interventions,...
  20. Thread: OTC Narcan

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    OTC Narcan

    The Road to Over-the-Counter Naloxone: FDA Releases Federal Register Notice


    To encourage sponsor application for over-the counter naloxone, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today...
  21. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    RIP, Jamie, we will miss you.
  22. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    Home Depot has a cyclonic separator similar to the Dust Deputy. It has a lower profile and fits next to my radial arm saw below table top height, so it does not interfere with workpieces. ...
  23. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The outdoor temperature is now too cold for epoxy. I had to bring the sheer strakes inside to fill some temporary screw holes. Rather than appropriate "her" side of the garage again, I used pieces...
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    Re: Predictions for this week.

    "It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future."
    -- Yogi Berra
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    Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    That sure is a healthy turtle population!
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    Re: Predictions for this week.

    Thanks, elf!

    I sent 20 Vote Forward letters to GA yesterday. My goal is to send a total of 200 by the Nov. 29th deadline. In addition to yesterday's letters, I had already sent 300 letters...
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    Re: How did we get here ?

    As of 10:40 PM, ABC news is calling Nevada for Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democrats-control-senate-abc-news-projects/story?id=92681603

    The...
  28. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The epoxy on the scarf did not show any signs of melting. A clamp would have worked, but it would have been more difficult to pull the plastic sleeve over it. See the photos in #421. Really I...
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    Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    Good thinkin' about the order from NRS, Skip. I haven't done any cold weather in a long time. A dry suit is not in the budget, and there are no "relaxed fit" wetsuits.

    I have never been to...
  30. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    On the starboard sheer strake, there is a scarf joint in the section I wanted to steam. I was concerned about the epoxy in the scarf letting go with heat, so I added stainless machine screws to the...
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    Anti-Vax Docs Infighting

    Anti-Vax Doctor Simone Gold Sued by America's Frontline Doctors, the Group She Founded
    America's Frontline Doctors is suing one of its founders in a battle for control over the controversial group,...
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    Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    Skip, remember to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. The water will be much cooler than the air, probably in the mid-50s. Hypothermia is a real danger this time of year. ...
  33. Re: Republican's Open About Destroying Democracy

    Jim you are starting down a slippery slope. Voting is a RIGHT, not a privilege. Years ago in the South there used to be literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting. Those went out the window with...
  34. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Daniel, that's a good suggestion but it would be hard to implement at this point. The strakes started out as 1x12s. I don't have a way to resaw lumber that wide. If I were to make these planks in...
  35. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Well, the sheer strakes are refusing to conform to the shape of the hull. You can see in the previous post there is a scrap 1x2 at the forward end of the port strake, to which a ratchet strap is...
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    Re: Marine Plywood Prices

    Jeff, you might check with Harbor Sales on the MD eastern shore. Other forumites have had good luck with them. https://harborsales.net/Home.aspx

    When I bought occume plywood from them 3 years...
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    Re: Raptor plastic nails and staples

    I have used the Raptor brads and like them a lot. They are brittle and don't add much strength, but they are great for holding parts together while epoxy cures. They will not damage cutting tools,...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Full moon and total lunar eclipse on Election Day. Anything can happen.
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    Re: colonoscopy prep

    For a colonoscopy several years ago I was dressed in the usual hospital gown, with my backside exposed.

    When they laid me on the operating table the nurse asked, "Are you covered?"

    My...
  40. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Karl designed the Sailing Skiff 15 as a retirement project for his father. I saw the boat, Joy, IRL at the Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival some years back.

    Here I am steaming the port sheer...
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    What are you building, Shelby?

    Some older plans do specify galvanized fasteners, but your boat will last longer if you upgrade. You can't avoid chipping the galvanizing when you drive the...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    That's a really nice day's work, Dale! The junkyard engineering of the thread holder is commendable. The large unobstructed work space is a nice job perk.
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    Re: ShopSmith. Curious.

    Newer?? As best I can tell, mine dates from ca. 1957. The serial number plate is missing, so I can't date it exactly. A date of November 1956 is stamped on the motor starting relay.

    Etdbob, I...
  44. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Starboard sheer strake trial fit completed, all screwed on. Karl Stambaugh gets the credit for designing a really handsome sheer line.

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    Re: vampire slaying kit, circa 1840

    I have never adjusted to the use of the term "stakeholder" in government and business documents. Everyone should know that the stakeholder is the guy who helps kill the vampire.
  46. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Fitting the sheer strakes turns out to be a beast of a task. In spite of an accurate pattern layout, the actual parts don't want to conform to the shape of the hull.

    Working with wide pieces of...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    P.V. Glob, The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved. New York: New York Review of Books (2004).

    Judging from this book alone, Denmark must be a pretty creepy place. From time to time, workers...
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    Sandlapper, I'm so sorry about your accident. Thank you for sharing with us and teaching us. I hope you heal quickly and have some good rehabilitation services.
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    Re: Deadrise With Flare

    Jim, I'm glad that lumber found a good home! For some reason I don't see your pictures today, but most likely that is a local problem here.
  50. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Jim, the epoxy arrived yesterday. A little more trimming and fitting, and it will be time to install the sheer strakes.
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