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    Re: does anybody here

    Yup! And I just renewed my subscription.
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    Re: Michael J Fox

    Agreed! All of us who are enjoying good health need to count our blessings.
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    Re: cool boat thread

    So most of us recognize the bridge; tell us a bit more about the boat in that first photo.
  4. Re: Small plywood boat ladder frame question

    Out of curiosity, what are the material limitations that prevent you from building a wider strongback?
  5. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    Breton fishing lugger.
  6. Re: Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    I built a Scamp and used a number of PT Watercraft hatches in the seats, and even copied their gasket system for my custom hatches in the #3 bulkhead. They are dependent on careful installation of...
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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    I have an ancient 14" Delta too. Lovely saw! I replaced the steel guides with a set of ceramic ones from Woodcraft Supply(?), and they made a huge difference. I also mounted a brush to clean dust...
  8. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Yoiks! OK, for once I can honestly say I'm glad I'm not in Nova Scotia!
  9. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Are there any reports of damage yet, Jay?
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    Concerning the rifles, I have to agree with your sons, Andrew. If these ceremonies feature officers carrying swords and archers carrying longbows, why can't the soldiers carry Lee-Enfields, or better...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    I was struck by the fact that despite the traditional dress uniforms worn by all, the arms they carried were modern assault rifles. They seemed out of character with the nature of the proceedings.
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    Re: Angle grinder

    I think this topic needs to be moved to the "Tools & Techniques" section! :D
  13. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    OK, so long as it's officially National Nit-picking Day, who the heck hitched that dock line to the foredeck cleat?
  14. Re: a successful new york city real estate developer's superyacht

    Fifty years old? No wonder it looks so...almost tasteful! :)
  15. Re: a successful new york city real estate developer's superyacht

    Except for a couple little swoopy details, it looks almost retro.
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    Re: Sunrises are under-rated

    So if a photo is taken with the sun low in the sky, and you are not told if the sun is rising or setting, is it usually readily apparent in the photo?
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    Re: For the Fisher People....

    It's too bad they didn't bother to credit the music.
  18. Thread: That Hurt

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    Re: That Hurt

    Yes, that does truly stink. If it's any consolation, the hole won't affect the sound of the guitar, and you have story to go with it.
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    Re: southwest harbor, big ti

    I had to look it up: MTL stands for Marine Tractor Launch. So these were 46ft tugboats.
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    Re: southwest harbor, big ti

    When were these photos taken? Looks like the early '50's to me.
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    Re: salvage tugs circa 1933

    Are the photos in the first 2 posts taken of the same incident? I see the one lifeboat hanging over the starboard side in each shot.
    I was also curious about the dark object hanging diagonally off...
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    Re: salvage tugs circa 1933

    _Grey Seas Under_ was my favorite Mowat book, but _The Boat Who Wouldn't Float_ was a close second, and the funniest book I ever read.
  23. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    The Eagle coming into New London under power with a strong SW breeze behind her. Somehow the photo looks like it was assembled from 3 separate shots.
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    Re: Frozen Tumors

    Good luck, Fritz!
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    Re: cold showers, or lack there of

    Best outdoor shower I ever found is at the harbormaster's office in Bucks Harbor, Maine. It has 2 stalls with a panoramic view of the harbor so you can scan all the cool boats as you towel off in the...
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    Re: City Island boat yards

    Thanks, Steven, for the Maritime Life connection. I've been vaguely aware that at one time City Island was quite a center for yacht construction beyond just the Nevins yard. I"ve seen passing mention...
  27. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    If the original note hadn't mentioned plywood, I might never have noticed the chine running forward from the transom.
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    Re: pr0n

    Ah, the splendid asymmetry of it all! And yet, all in balance!
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    City Island boat yards

    Question:
    Has WoodenBoat ever done an article on the boatbuilding yards of City Island, New York? If so, then I somehow managed to mss it.
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    Yes, that's the Atlantic 17 Dory by Jon Persson that I mentioned way back. The knuckle in the sides gives a stability advantage over a flat sided dory like one of Phil Bolger's Light Dories, but it's...
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    I'd think one of those Swampscott Dory clones would suit you nicely. They're handsome, row well, have just enough flat bottom to beach well, and would carry active grandkids safely in normal...
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    ^ So, Rigadog, apart from plywood, easy to build, and carry 2 rowers, what do you want from this boat? Sail? Motor? Good looks? Good for fishing? Compact size? Good as a dinghy?
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    How about a plywood dory designed on the Swampscott model, with knuckled sides? It would have a much friendlier stability curve than any of Bolger's light dories which all have straight sides. The...
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    Rigadog, You may need to be more specific in what you're looking to do with your boat. Just as there is no one perfect boat, there is no one perfect rowing boat.

    How do you plan to use this boat?
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    I built a Drake 17 a couple years ago and I must say it's a lovely boat, quick and responsive, and drop-dead gorgeous to boot. Clint provides a very complete kit, including all the parts needed for...
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    Atlantic 17 dory designed by Jon Persson?
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    Re: Portland, Maine

    He's only got an overnight in Portland, guys.
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    Re: Portland, Maine

    Go up to the Eastern Prom and take in the view over Casco Bay. Or ride the ferry to Peaks Island and back.
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    Re: Beach Pea Mast

    Do you have enough spruce to glue it up as a two piece lamination? One glue joint down the center would be no worse looking than the 8 joints of a bird's mouth glue-up. If you care to, you could even...
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    Re: lugger fans behold

    What a classy rig!
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    I'd rather pay the maintenance on the boat.
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    Re: Little Moby Skiff

    Somehow she looks larger in that photo! Nice job of building!
  43. Re: A composite image from NASA, Chandra, Hubble, Spitzer

    Are there records of the supernova flash from the year 1054? If so, what did they think it was?
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    Re: book recommendations por favor

    _Running Critical_ by Patrick Tyler, about Rickover and the US Navy nuclear sub program.
    Also _Scorpion Down_ by Ed Offley, about the sinking of the USS Scorpion in 1968.
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    Re: It's Going To Be Loud...

    How were these turrets manufactured? One-piece forgings?
  46. Thread: Simmons 17

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    Re: Simmons 17

    Can we see some photos?
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    Re: Creek Crawling in Pleasantville NJ

    A good kayak can take you places where no other kind of boat can go. That looks like a Greenland paddle you're using. Wonderfully versatile tool!
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    Re: It's Going To Be Loud...

    I suppose the Germans could have waited below while the naval gunnery did its work, then to come up to stick a machine gun out that port when allied infantry approached.
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    Re: Little Free library score

    A fellow who worked with me years ago had been a math major in college. Whenever someone would say "Do the math!" he'd reply, "That's not math, that's arithmetic!"
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    Re: Little Free library score

    Those 2 books look like good complements to one another. Keep 'em both!
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