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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    Indeed. Fair winds my friend.
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    Your view is similar to mine BUT this cannot be done, you know the pesky old 1st amendment. As I mentioned in my earlier post, you would have to rely on media restraining itself which as long as "if...
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    Yes. Thank you. But the media, with it's "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality will never agree.
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    What? I don't like the way these tend to happen in clusters....the copycat effect.
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    What the Hell does race have to do with it?
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    Re: Rotten apples

    Hee hee. Thanks for the laugh. Now I have to clean the iced tea off my monitor.
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    I'm sure I will get flamed for this. I wish media would show some restraint when these tragedies happen. Report it yes. Hours of continuous coverage? No. If someone considering killing themselves...
  8. Re: National Maritime Day 2022 in Baltimore MAy22

    Just a bump. Hope you can come enjoy my girl!

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  9. Re: National Maritime Day May 22 in Baltimore

    Bumping up as the day is approaching quickly! If anyone is interested, I can give a private tour on Saturday. BTW, this is a very safe area of Baltimore.
  10. Re: National Maritime Day May 22 in Baltimore

    She is actually in better shape than when she was a museum ship at Patriots Point. Breaking her up is the last thing we want to see happen! They have begun decommissioning the reactor with the...
  11. Re: National Maritime Day May 22 in Baltimore

    I have posted about her before. I may be a bit biased but I believe she is one of the most beautiful merchant ships ever built. I'm honored to have access to her!

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  12. National Maritime Day May 22 in Baltimore

    For those who don't get above decks very much....

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?286726-National-Maritime-Day-2022-in-Baltimore-MAy22

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  13. National Maritime Day 2022 in Baltimore MAy22

    If you are within driving distance, NS Savannah and John W. Brown will be open to the public as well as many exhibitors on the pier. As to the Savannah, this will be your last chance to see the...
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    Re: my best superglue story

    Glue stories....let me see.
    There is the time when I was a television repair tech that I hot glued another tech's tools to the bench when he stepped out for a smoke.
    Then there was the time that a...
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    Re: student loan debt forgiveness

    Then you have my situation... my son goes to trade school (for Microsoft certification) with a Sallie Mae private loan ($28,000), the school goes bankrupt depriving my son of promised placement...
  16. Re: Happy Birthday to Tabe Aulikki Slioor Knight

    Happy Birthday Dear Lady. Sorry I did not see this thread earlier.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Spin Drift!

    Locking. Sorry I did not see the other thread.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?286533-Happy-Birthday-to-Tabe-Aulikki-Slioor-Knight
  18. Thread: Test Flight

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    Re: Test Flight

    Exhaust deflector?
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    Happy Birthday Spin Drift!

    I hope your solar circumnavigation has been, and continues to be, a pleasant one. Thank you for all you do here.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dV1myAW2Cs
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    Re: Impeachment of justice's

    This was a satire piece. Are you presenting it as fact?
  21. Re: Boeing continues itís slide to oblivion.

    They need to get their asses back to Seattle and loose the McDonnell Douglas way of doing business.
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    Re: Calling all backyard mechanics!

    OHV Briggs? Head gasket. Common problem.
  23. Re: Tom Wilkinon - Virtual new 747-8 with 42 flight hours flown to Marana

    I have......

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/royal-junk-brand-new-custom-300-million-boeing-747-8-arrives-at-scrapyard-187297.html
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    Re: Happy Test Pilot

    Never flown a Hurricane but I can say this particular Harvard flys pretty damn well!

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    Re: Shooting ho-hum

    Who said anything like that?
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    Re: Shooting ho-hum

    Living as close to murdertown Baltimore as I do I see it every day....it is just that simple.
  27. Re: Gun deaths were the leading killer of US children in 2020

    In a related matter, calling a 17-19 year old gang member killed defending drug turf a "child" is not right. And this is where a good portion of these "child" gun deaths come from.
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    She's still pretty cool and I can't believe I get to play with her! I'm a docent and president of the NS Savannah Association. My wife calls her "the other woman":d
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Well, no. Ships this size and in fact Ever Forward herself have navigated this channel for years with no problems. It is regularly maintenance dredged to 50 feet. I often fish the exact spot she...
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Yeah, that one surprised even me. Anyway, she picked up the boxes that were off loaded and departed for Norfolk this afternoon. I was aboard NS Savannah at the time and grabbed a couple shots.
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    She's out and has been moved to deeper water off Annapolis supposedly for a hull inspection. I believe they removed 505 containers.
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    Re: The USS The Sullivans is down.....

    An update:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXj81SXVVkU
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    Re: The USS The Sullivans is down.....

    Moved it here to correct the title, figured I might as well leave it here.
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    The USS The Sullivans is down.....

    As a museum ship volunteer this is the stuff of nightmares.....
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    The USS The Sullivans is down.....

    As a museum ship volunteer this is the stuff of nightmares.....
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    Re: More on the transgen swimmer

    The crickets are deafening.
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Looks like they are shifting gears, at the meeting I attended a few weeks ago, the Coast Guard indicated lightening the ship would be the last resort. Yesterday they announced plans to start...
  38. Re: hubble space telescope still cranking out extraordinary work

    It's a shame we couldn't keep one shuttle operational.
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    Re: Things we don't see ads for any more

    Now it's "Ask your prescriber..."
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Normally that's correct, maybe 2 feet BUT a strong sustained NW wind like we have had blows the water out of the Bay. We were a good 4 feet below a normal low.
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    I looked out my window and can see we have a blowout tide, a good 4 feet lower than a normal low tide. They picked a bad day to try.
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    Re: how do you spell. . .

    Relief
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    Bumping this thread. Word has it that Jack is not doing so well. I hope that isn't the case, but I'll be praying for him. Please join me in whatever way you feel appropriate.
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Mean water depth in that area is around 19 feet.The channel is dredged to 50 with a steep drop off. Get 35 feet out of the channel and you are in 18-20 feet. That is how, when they did not complete...
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Momentum.
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    I am very familiar with where she is stuck, it is just past a dogleg in the channel. Looks like they didn't complete the required turn to the south. According to a meeting the USCG which I attended,...
  47. Re: so, two weeks ago i fell and broke my shoulder

    Glad to hear it. I have 2 unrepairable rotator cuffs, my doctors say I have to live with it. When I can't stand it anymore shoulder replacement is the only answer.
  48. Re: What's the cost of failing to give Ukraine enough help?

    I'm sure that's being explored. Sources indicate he is becoming increasingly angry and paranoid. I honestly don't know what a proper course of action would be. Basically we have a madman with his...
  49. Re: What's the cost of failing to give Ukraine enough help?

    Unfortunately that sonofabitch Putin is starting to look a little unhinged. I think he would use nukes if he starts losing or feels he might be, repercussions be damned.
  50. Re: you know those glamour videos of us navy carrier operations

    Been there done that, I knew what was coming...the wife didn't.
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