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  1. Thread: isn't it ironic

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    Re: isn't it ironic

    Reluctance to change is why legacy auto will be mostly bankrupt by the end of the decade. Some may survive. Most won't.
  2. Thread: mimi jane

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    Re: mimi jane

    I was aboard her a couple of summers ago. They're doing some very fine work there. Look forward to seeing her splashed.
    She designed and welded the hull up herself. Yes, it's impressive.
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    Re: birdlike aircraft

    More bug like to me.
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    Re: The rich get richer

    Listened to a Planet Money podcast just the other day about the US being the largest tax haven on the planet. Everyone thinks of "offshore accounts" in the Caymen Islands or something but apparently,...
  5. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    https://www.cnet.com/a/img/resize/328859f27ecedca799e53b99318e1ab210fb5eb8/hub/2016/09/02/f2656c95-ddb4-404e-a45f-644b67a426bd/cutty-sark-19.jpg?auto=webp&width=1092

    Image from cnet.com

    Leo,...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I recently paid $50 (Canadian) for one of those 16" Makita beam saws. Blue one. I have yet to get any use out of it. I know squeezing the trigger twists it's nose down, releasing it pops it back up...
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    Re: Stock Market Crashes - get vaccinated

    Nobody knows demonstrably bad advice like the Republican party so he must know what he's talking about.
  8. Re: What is the name of the designer with two "a" in his name?

    Nielson's draftsmanship is second to none. His work is beautiful. And the boats drawn are beautiful too. I own a few drawings he's responsible for (not his designs, though) and it's stunning to look...
  9. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Bruce is spot on. Rebalancing his ballast portfolio is all he's doing. Take some lead out of the bilge, put it lower down outside the hull. I suggested he move all but about 2 tons of it outside if...
  10. Re: Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest attack on Fauci

    She suspects he's guilty and that's why she wrote the Fauci act? So on suspicion, with no due process, that arguably the most important epidemiologist in the world today is guilty of creating a virus...
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    Re: Cancelling student debt is actually progressive

    Tom, canceling your mortgage doesn't help society. Canceling student debt does. That's the point here.
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    Re: Compass planes - Kunz?

    I see compass planes on ebay etc. in the UK and US for about 90-120 GBP and USD but anything here in Canada is in the $300 range. I'd love to get my hands on a decent one in good shape. But not for...
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    Re: honeycomb marine plywood

    Steve an Alix have discussed at reasonable length the weight Arabella is putting on with Oak planking rather than the specified Cedar. I wonder if they might consider using this in any of their...
  14. Re: Nautical Terminology Puzzles: origins and meaning

    Abaft means behind. The mast is abaft the funnel. Often we hear the term "abaft the beam" when discussing contacts at sea in relation to the collision regulations.
  15. Re: Started a project. Canít finish. Take it over for only $9M

    "There can be but one choice". Agreed, 9 mil I'd have a spit and flying lessons. Not to mention a property long enough to take off and land on that's by the water so I can sail when I'm not playing...
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    Re: Shell company loses lawsuit

    Pick one, who cares. They're all in line, they just don't know it yet, to varying degrees.
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    Re: Controversial thought on vets.

    I serve. I have visited your ports. We have normally not been differentiated from your naval personnel. We were treated awesome. I can't speak to your mental health and physical health care post...
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    Re: how do you irrigate yer garden

    Mother nature drops about 51 inches on us every year. We're lucky that way. I just wish she'd pick a weekday once in a while to dump it on us.
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    Re: building progress

    Right back into it Bernadette. Awesome. Let's let that other thread drop into history. We'll wait to see her completed when you have the time to get around to her.
    Cheers,
    Daniel
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    Re: Medicare and wheelchairs

    Sounds like she's having trouble getting around the house to me. :)
  21. Thread: cinderella

    by Sailor
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    Re: cinderella

    The belle of the ball.
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    Re: Best (and worst) of both worlds..

    Like building an E-Type Rock climber.
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    Re: Happy Birthday to rrege...

    HEY!!!! We share a birthday. Happy Birthday. :D
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    Re: RoyalMarine boarding a ship with Jet Pack

    Those RC planes are weightless compared to a combat ready soldier though aren't they Mark? I'd guess the one on in the video you posted weighs 30-40 lbs maybe? If you can get a few of those to lift a...
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    Re: an ilur in ireland

    I'd be so disheartened if I had a day off and it was a beautiful sunny day like in that image and the tide was out.
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    Re: A Venn Diagram for our time

    Ah, the cobra chicken. Yes, be afraid, be very afraid.
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    Re: nice looking wood paneled office

    I love that helm. Trying to emulate it.
  28. Thread: Tidbit Today

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    Re: Tidbit Today

    I can only imagine how good that feels.
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    Re: Charitable inefficiency

    I have come to believe that the only way to donate efficiently and not have the charity's leadership or the tax man take it is to donate time. If I donate an hour to a soup kitchen for example, they...
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    Re: Is This A New Low For US Police?

    She lived, so no, not a new low. But a low none the less.
  31. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Had they not........
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    Re: Joel White Shellback

    My brother built one. I managed to break his nearly new daggerboard twice that day. (Don't ask)
    Peculiarities of the shellback foils are the shape of the board (yours isn't shaped correctly as you...
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    Re: History; subjective?

    How old are you John? Had the Korean war happened yet? ;)
  34. Re: What would you teach in school if you could impact the curriculum?

    Funny that this thread comes up. My job right now is content creation and curriculum control for some of the training our navy undertakes for our members. I suppose, I can impact the curriculum. I'm...
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    Re: Why is the modern idea of "Socialism" evil?

    Interesting take on it John. Glad you noticed and posted that. One more argument that it's not us vs. them, it's Us helping us.
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    Re: Gun manufacturers are reaping the wind

    It's pretty clear that by "these people" he meant those who were too stupid, (Sorry, I mean scared) to leave their homes without carrying. Your attempted obfuscation of the issue demonstrates to all...
  37. Re: What would you teach in school if you could impact the curriculum?

    I took a course in high school called Keyboarding. It was a basic typing course. Invaluable. The number of people who can't type, type with 2 fingers etc. is mindboggling. Today's employment often...
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    Re: Indonesian submarine missing with 53 on board.

    I see no SSE there. Very cool drawing you've got there too. Takes me back to sputifying when I was getting my dolphins. typical layout of a diesel electric boat. Fwd to aft we'd call them Weapon...
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    Re: Indonesian submarine missing with 53 on board.

    Nick, could she be old enough that she doesn't have an SSE? (Submerged Signal Ejector, a mini torpedo tube aimed at the surface to launch flares) If so, she'd have fired that off a few times to get...
  40. Re: Is there a more despicable, miserable creature on cable TV than Tucker Carlson?

    Nothing. Unfortunately.
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    Re: Indonesian submarine missing with 53 on board.

    Ha! Yeah, the change from WUPS to IMSRT etc. was only recently. I first sailed on WUPS when I was a junior officer. In fact, my most recent deployment (Jan-Jun 2016) was the first time I had heard of...
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    Re: Indonesian submarine missing with 53 on board.

    For those not in the know "WUPS" is RCN speak for "Work Ups" which is a process where experienced sailors from an organization we call "Sea Training" come on board and put the crew and ship through...
  43. Re: What would you teach in school if you could impact the curriculum?

    Kids are bringing guns to school and shooting their classmates. They can be hauled off in cuffs if you ask me Paul. But you're right for the most part, with very few exceptions, police are in schools...
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    Re: Indonesian submarine missing with 53 on board.

    The slick is indicative. Not definitive though. If she's sitting in over 400 fathoms of water any recovery will be challenging. It will depend on many things. Is there a DSRV (deep sea rescue...
  45. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    Those are some big spars to manhandle around. I bet she's a blast with a competent crew in the right wind and wave conditions.
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    Re: Happy Four-Twenty!

    "Puff, puff pass, you're fuc<ing up the rotation". "Pass the dutchie to the left hand side."
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    Re: I have back issues

    Yeah, me as well. I'm missing 2,3,8, and 33 if anyone has them....
    Physio isn't taking care of these particular back issues, but is helping with my lower back issues. :)
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    Re: designed as a cutter, built as a schooner

    She was in our host's magazine years ago. I lusted after her a small amount back then I'll admit.
  49. Re: What would you teach in school if you could impact the curriculum?

    Don't?

    That's what I was taught.
  50. Re: What would you teach in school if you could impact the curriculum?

    I sat watching my son's swimming lesson the other day and I wondered, why this "rec centre" swimming pool couldn't have been built as part of a local high school. And the rest of them across the...
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