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    Re: Does it get much better than this?

    Yup....that'll make enough better speed it'll make up for the longer route.
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    Re: Moments of absolute clarity

    74...still waiting.
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    Re: Green skies at night…?

    WOW! I've seen the "green flash" offshore, but nuthin' like that!
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Not a leak...it's marking its territory.
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    I've had one British car or another since 1968. Several Spitfires, Morrises, now an MGB. I have to admit that while I seldom had issues with the electronics (OK..electricals...not real electronics)...
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    Re: I dunno what to think

    Don't touch the controls on your TV set...you have just entered.....
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    Lucas was a great innovator! He invented the first three-way switch: Dim, flicker and smoke.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bob Cleek…

    And birthday wished from the NW as well!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Larks…

    Happy birthday, Greg! Thanks for sharing your time and skills with us :)
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Take a peek at Gib Etheridge's big dory thread (anybody know how he's doing?): http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?246893-Time-for-a-new-thread-Big-(34-)-dory-build/page14. Post 456 shows...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Looks like a rgeat way to go! I've always been my own pack mule to the detriment of my lower spine (among other abuses :)!
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    As the species responsible for much of the environmental imbalance on the planet I feel it's incumbent on us to do what we can to manage the remaining habitats. As it's unlikely that our species...
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    Re: A Pagan in Vilnius..

    I figure my current beliefs would have gotten me burned at the stake in medieval times. I'd possible be willing to believe in a god if I could sit down with him/her/it over a beer or two and get...
  14. Re: A Porsche arrived in my neighborhood a Month ago.

    Can you claim salvage rights ?!? The spoiler on the Cayman's is supposed to be speed operated, far as I know. They're a very civilized ride, but still feel nimble. Have you reported the plate to...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Waycool! I may do that on my Shearwater :)
  16. Thread: 4th July.

    by Hugh MacD
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    Re: 4th July.

    The city here sets off fireworks from Sand Island, a hundred yards from where I moor my boat. I'd go sit on das boot and watch if it weren't for the traffic/parking/people. We'll probably just stay...
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    My neighbor is from South Africa. He's told me that in the managed preserves where they allow hunting the camera-toting eco-tourist is always a happy source of income. However, when they have an...
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    Re: Moooo-ve over solar, no BS.

    Eau de Moo!
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    Re: Anybody recognize this design?

    David G...nope....but I spotted it and it piqued my curiosity. Like Wiz, I don' need no mo botes. Unlike Wiz I don't need surgery! Good luck Wiz!
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    Anybody recognize this design?

    Nice looking double ender (?). No affiliation, but I'm curious.
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/d/gig-harbor-wooden-sail-boat/7502466156.html
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  21. Thread: Ukraine

    by Hugh MacD
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    Re: Ukraine

    And if Ukraine falls, pray for Europe because China is watching very closely.
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    Re: Long and lean

    I never got to sail one, but they look like an absolute HOOT!
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    Re: Bilge cleaner

    Wish I were younger, Ted. I'd grab her up in a hot second. As it is all I can do is offer you an old 2GM-15 Yanmar from my J-30. It's sitting there ignored. Probably needs a good flush out as...
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    Re: Moooo-ve over solar, no BS.

    There is a Biogas powered train program going in Sweden. ...
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    Re: Moooo-ve over solar, no BS.

    yes! Lots!
  26. Re: Not a political post, The Color of Money

    Great story, Jim! When I was a kid we had no such thing and my friend who had a nice pool table (slate bed, leather pockets) had it covered up with plywood as we used it as a workbench building a...
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    Re: Forehatch for a Folkboat

    Spline/tongue & groove is what the article is showing. Very strong and a great system for edge joining planks/boards. Will your hatch have camber on it? Seems like most Folkboats I've seen were...
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    Re: DiSantis signs HB 233 into law

    Or if they emulate politicians and simply lie?
  29. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    For the 2020 election I have to go with the repeated reports (from both sides) saying that there were no discrepancies in the voting record that would have made any difference in the election...
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    Re: Forehatch for a Folkboat

    If you mean to spline it together, cool...but if you plan on using actual biscuits I'd be very leery. They're fine inside, but I'd never use them on a boat bit (maybe cabinetry). If I were building...
  31. Thread: AI

    by Hugh MacD
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    Re: AI

    I'm still waiting for evidence of natural ​intelligence.
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    Re: Bored out of my mind

    You can always wax the driveway...
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    Re: Long and lean

    Elvestrom's "Aphrodite 101" is fairly long and lean: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/aphrodite-101
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    I assume you got your data from the Wood Database, but just in case: https://www.wood-database.com/ I've not done a strip plank, so I have no advice there. Tillia I thought was Basswood. Great for...
  36. Re: Class Globe 5.80 DIY kit boat and race thoughts

    And that's just sailing it :) 40 years ago I'd have been all over it, though. Must be getting old!
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    You learned faster than I did :) In Portland, there is still one general "hobby shop" with Revell, AMT and the other usual suspects along with some wood kits but most now specialize in RC or trains.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    :) The hearse is my daughter and SOL's toy :) While it's neither a sportscar nor what we'd call a classic, they have a ton of fun with it. They have a real coffin for it with a big plastic...
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    Nice! Open transom on that wherry, or was there plexi or something in there?
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looks great Alex! I still have to catch up on my mowing now that it's dry, but then I can play with the boats again a bit. What did you use to get your varnish into the StopLoss Bags? I just got...
  41. Re: Why does 1929 gaff-sloop 16 ft wood boat have six mast positions?

    Nice, clean little Mirror :)
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    Re: Folding work tables

    I have one of those but find it too heavy to use very much. Right now my little lathe is bolted to a chunk of 2X12 and clamped in the jaws....works great for that!
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    And I'll chip in to buy her hajib.
  44. Thread: A car.

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    Re: A car.

    Nice!
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    Re: 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    Takes too much energy. Just lock the perpetrators back inside a trailer in 103 sun.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    I thought BRM referred to it as an "H-16"...but that was from over 50 years ago. There's a nice youtube of one being started and run briefly online. Sounds great :)
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I'm a believer in toggles. Removable flooorboards (soles, deckplates...whatever) make cleaning the boat after an outing much easier and holding those subassemblies in with toggles eliminates the...
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    Giant fungi, reduced oxygen content...sounds a bit like a session of congress...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Some fun stuff there. Lots of whimsy:
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    I recall guys hating to drive behind that thing because it threw every rock and bit of tire chunks behind it...sort of like driving through a rockstorm.
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