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  1. Thread: Skookum Maru

    by Bobcat
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    A tip I got when installing my replacement fridge: put a computer fan near the coils that runs continuously
  2. Thread: Mystic Mix 2022

    by Bobcat
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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

    It would be nice to have the folks in the photos identified....
  3. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Silliness: no Supreme Court justice has ever been removed from the bench. Only one has ever been impeached and that was in 1804
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    Re: Will there be violence tonight?

    Hope not. My daughter who used to be a clinic escort and worked for Planned Parenthood is going to a demonstration tonight.

    So will the single issue anti-abortion voters still turn out for the...
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    Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    The old salt was asked what he did with the money. "Lots and houses," he said. "Lots of whiskey and whorehouses....."
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    I have sold a number of boats donated to our Sea Scout ship on Craigslist. Never any issues
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    I have not yet picked a unit. I am leaning toward the Furuno 1623
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Thanks for the quick reply. My current cable run is straightforward. I assume that power to the radome is carried in the big fat cable
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Is installation of a standalone as straightforward as it seems: mount the radome, mount the monitor box, get power to the unit and plug in the cable between the two?
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    My current radar has a range of 8 miles, and I don't use that setting much. I am not going offshore either
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Obsolete doesn't mean it won't work. My radar is at least 35 years old....

    I am sure my flasher depth sounder is even older.

    The boat came with an autopilot that soon died. It was from the...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    I got ten years of use out of my current radar and I think it dates from 1986 or earlier. I just want something simple. The Furuno 1720 is not longer available. But the Furuno 1623 looks like it...
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    Re: 3rd J6 Committee hearing

    Good thing you're not counting votes....
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    Re: 3rd J6 Committee hearing

    I said he should go away. I had no illusions that he would go away.
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    Re: 3rd J6 Committee hearing

    The hearings have changed my mind. I used to think that Trump should just go away after being voted out of office. Now I think he should be in prison.
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    No Frills Standalone Radar

    My ancient radar is getting dodgy-- doesn't want to fire up consistently. I am thinking it is time to replace it. I know little about radar or the options.

    My current radar is monochrome with...
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    Back to lunch hooks as the water around here is pretty cold for swimming...

    I just got 150 feet of 3/8 line for my lunch hook setup. I will probably use a 15 pound Danforth for the hook, but I do...
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    Re: for the hemingway haters

    Hemingway's writing style was revolutionary


    But that was a 100 years ago

    And we have had had a century of people copying him. And parodying him

    His view of the world and women is also...
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    Re: For the Henry James Deniers:

    William Faulkner had much longer sentences and James Joyce put Faulkner to shame

    As for Henry James, a friend summed him up thusly: wrote books about middle class people having middle class...
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    Re: Grilling Contraptions

    I have a hibachi, an el cheapo smoker, and a Weber three burner gas grill. The Weber is used several times a week year round. The others not so much
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    Re: gun safety advert

    My grand parents got back from a trip to town and wondered why the calendar was moved. Uncle Walt about 10 was playing with grampa's shotgun. The calendar covered the hole he blasted in the plaster
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    Re: And Covid is back again

    My 94 year old mother in law got COVID--- not news you want to get. She was very mildly sick thanks to the vaccines and a booster.

    It's odd for the 18 months of the pandemic, I did know many...
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    Re: Lowest Tide in a Decade

    Ah, the boat launch sandbar that the Port was talking about....
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    Lowest Tide in a Decade

    That would be today. I am sorry I am tied up with other things and can't get to the beach

    Lots of fast currents too : 6 knots through Cattle Pass, almost 9 knots through Deception Pass, and 4.6...
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    Re: Fisherman’s anchor

    I am now considering a smaller fisherman anchor for a lunch hook. I have a delta for my main anchor and two fluke style anchors as back ups. A fisherman might serve well as a temporary stop for a...
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    Still wondering:

    Why are fisherman/yachtsman/Herreshoff anchors used on the end of a rope with no chain?
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    The new rode is spliced onto the chain and ready to go. I bought 300 feet of line and got about 335 feet-- can't complain. Untwisting the new line took longer than I thought it would. Didn't have...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    We were in Nebraska in July 2019 to pick up the Oregon Trail, which we then followed west. I liked that corner of Nebraska. It took us about two days to move from Scott's Bluff to South Pass. In...
  29. Re: 44 years of accumulated junk in the basement

    My inlaws threw nothing away and turned nothing down if it was cheap or free. I think any ball point pen that wasn't chained down came home with my father in law. There was a bucket of them, more...
  30. Re: 44 years of accumulated junk in the basement

    Six years ago, we cleaned out my inlaws' after 35 years habitation by two Depression-era throw nothing away parents and their packrat son.

    The full size dumpster in the yard was a good start.

    I...
  31. Thread: Lifestyle

    by Bobcat
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    Re: Lifestyle

    It's a good day when I can wear my overalls.

    I think when I finally completely retire, I will keep one tie and compost the rest of them
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    Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    The clock came back from Weems. Great warranty

    The weird thing is that the package was addressed to me at the wrong address. Someone corrected the address with a pen and it got to me. The...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Seriously? An ardent Trumper complaining about someone lying?
  34. Thread: Two Questions

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    Re: Two Questions

    And never will
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    A day of rain and the start of several days of rain.

    Lived in the PNW my whole life and never such a wet spring
  36. Re: Killer cop with full body white supremacy tattoos.

    Dude next to me in pick up truck had a big "White Power" tat surrounded by swastikas. Sleeveless shirt window rolled down.

    Didn't have to guess his politics
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    Re: Do I really need …

    We were offered a washer and dryer that talked to each other via WIFI, but we decided that we did not need to have appliances that could conspire against us.
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    In the Compleat Cruiser, Herreshoff described a similar breakaway anchor. The rode was tied to the crown of an old fashioned anchor and then the rode was seized to the ring at the top of the shank. ...
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    So where do you store the fish tote? I am thinking of using a 5 gallon bucket or a basket, but the only place I can think to store it in the engine room.
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    What's the best way to carry a spare rode? Laundry basket?
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    Re: What a De-Cluttered House Looks Like

    My guid wyfe is a maniac about getting rid of stuff we don't need or use. Her brother is the opposite. Our fear is that he croaks first and we have to clear out his townhouse.
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    Good to hear from you. Glad things are going well. I have always had soft spot for fast little trimarans.
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    Re: My Favorite Limerick

    A newlywed couple named Kelly
    Spend their honeymoon belly to belly
    It seems in their haste
    They used library paste
    Instead of petroleum jelly
  44. Thread: bicycle lights

    by Bobcat
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    Re: bicycle lights

    It's a good feature to be able to charge it via USB. I also liked that I could take it off the bike easily and take it with me. Lights left on bikes at train station racks would be stolen
  45. Thread: bicycle lights

    by Bobcat
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    Re: bicycle lights

    I used one of these for commuting in the winter. There was about a half mile of trail with no lighting

    https://www.amazon.com/Bright-Eyes-Waterproof-Rechargeable-Headlight/dp/B07BR2FC4D
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?286524-An-old-time-PNW-spring
  47. Re: Hey Seller: yer boat ain't worth what you think

    Price drop over the weekend: scoop up the bargain. Now only $20,000
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    The anchor line arrived on Saturday. Ironically, I was on the boat.

    I need to stream it to untwist it and then get busy with some splicing.

    Since the Everett Marina is on the Snohomish River,...
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    Now that we have drifted into other Hobies....Anyone have any experience with the Hobie Trifoiler? I know nothing about it, but the videos look like it was a screamer

    Back to the topic. Joe, I...
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    Re: Hey rowers or scullers

    Confession time: when I was an evil minded eight- or nine-year-old, I used to hide with a friend in the bushes by the edge of Lake Washington where the crews passed by. The coxswain would holler...
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