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    Re: Plastic frames for a Halibut Schooner

    There is precedent.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcBdvChtQkU

    Kevin
  2. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    Or, just tie-up a bucket, which is probably aboard anyway, and get rid of the dead fender.

    Kevin
  3. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    In ten years, novels may very well open like this.

    Man ride desert for big search of footprint. Maybe shoot now him for justice. Big Dan!
  4. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Some of these echo what I, and many others, think of as one of the greatest novel openers ever. Stephen King from, The Gunslinger.

    The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger...
  5. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    A great Cadillac moment in cinematic history.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q2b7MWNbmA

    Kevin
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    Re: When fishers don't listen to scientists

    Me three.[/I][/COLOR]
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    I'll be the curmudgeon of the day. Sea-going boats developed for that specific purpose. And even the captains of those boats don't relish getting caught in a storm.

    A boat for protected water is...
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    Re: Do You Know the Way to Mystic Seaport?

    You can fly direct to Boston, the nearest major airport with probably the most direct flights. About 100 miles. Amtrak, or rental car to Mystic.

    There is Bradley International Airport in Hartford...
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    In another plane, that is a list of the ways...

    In another plane, that is a list of the ways quantum mechanics is fully understood.

    Kevin


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  10. Thread: dinner

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    Major League Eating ranks Joey Chestnut number...

    Major League Eating ranks Joey Chestnut number one in the world.Last summer he ate 63 hot dogs on the bun in 10 minutes.
    ...
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    Nothingburger.

    With a net worth estimated at between $29 and $65 million, it's likely that Walker has people to handle finance does not know the details of $1,500 tax deduction.

    Kevin
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    Re: Help identify?

    In NY you ( are supposed to) register a documented vessel unless it is a commercial vessel.

    Kevin
  13. Hey! I thought THIS was the obligatory...

    Hey!
    I thought THIS was the obligatory Springsteen song about Caddys.

    https://youtu.be/V4PeT6aeytU

    Al Capone had a 1928 Town Sedan
    ...
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    Re: Greetings from isla

    Glad to hear good news about our friend, Isla.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Happy Birthday, Lew!
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Great news!

    Congrats!

    Kevin
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    Re: Thanksgiving Day boat sinking

    Most boats that sink do so at the dock.

    Kevin
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    Re: Jimmy guitar story—first ever youtube

    Very cool, Jim!
  19. Thread: Oops

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    Re: Oops

    We've all had oopses, I am sure. I know I have.

    Kevin
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    Perhaps another nod to accessibility? A skipper...

    Perhaps another nod to accessibility? A skipper in a wheelchair may have an easier time with a wheel versus a tiller.


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    Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    There are a lot of people who can read in the world. One only need please a relatively small percentage of those to become a successful author.

    More bluntly, theres an ass for every seat.
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    Ditto


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  23. Leonard, and other authors, often utilize third...

    Leonard, and other authors, often utilize third person narration. The characters may not often speak, though the reader is privy to what they are thinking.

    Kevin


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    Nice boat, Rabs!! Well done! Sent from my...

    Nice boat, Rabs!!

    Well done!


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    Re: A sandfly repellent recipe.

    Avon Skin So Soft is pretty good at repelling gnats.

    Kevin
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    Re: shark's eye view of things

    Or,

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I collect pictures of dead presidents and can recommend the practice.

    Kevin
  28. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    ^ the bit about the leather jacket verges into a detailed description.

    Leonard, perhaps appropos of nothing, or perhaps providing more context for this thread, hated anything literary and made it...
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    Re: Reuel Parker's Scow 33 build cost?

    Conversationally, having a boat like that built is probably $300K-$400K, depending upon level of finish and type of fit out. So, again, from the hip, figure $150K or so to build it DIY.

    I grant...
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    Really?

    Jennifer Connelly:

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    :D

    Kevin
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    Gort!
  32. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Leonard begins, Get Shorty with this line, which disputes some of the rules he provided.

    “When Chili first came to Miami Beach twelve years ago they were having one of their off-and-on cold...
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    I recommend gentle persuasion and living as a consistent and positive example.

    Kevin


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    Boat wooden floor scratches

    That is plywood faced with a teak and holly veneer.

    How big is the entire sole in the area that is scratched? It may be easier and quicker and achieve a better result by simply replacing the...
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    She is a beaut!! Sent from my iPhone using...

    She is a beaut!!


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  36. A regular Massacree! Thanks for the bump. ...

    A regular Massacree!

    Thanks for the bump.


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    Happy Thanksgiving 🦃! Just got back from my...

    Happy Thanksgiving 🦃!

    Just got back from my sisters.

    Kevin


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  38. Thread: JFK

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    I was sitting in a shopping cart, in the checkout...

    I was sitting in a shopping cart, in the checkout line at the A and P supermarket on steinway street in Astoria. My mother was food shopping and the news came in the store from the street, where it...
  39. Thread: top this

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    My sisters sister in law exclaimed that the...

    My sisters sister in law exclaimed that the litter box in schools thing is real. And she had an entire backstory for how it started with one child identifying as a FURRY. From there, the practice...
  40. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    ^ I agree that a Rotary Club, or any group, will mostly reflect the population in the area where it lives.

    Examples:

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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    Thanks for posting this, Ben!

    Kevin
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    My kids are with my ex today. Im heading to my...

    My kids are with my ex today. Im heading to my sisters, about an hour away. My mom, my brother and my sisters family and in-laws will be in attendance. Probably 15 or 16 in all.

    There’s...
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    Hard to say. Probably a plane blade or chisel,...

    Hard to say. Probably a plane blade or chisel, taken through the grits.

    But, since I have never used a chisel to filet a fish or chefs knife to make a tenon, comparisons are tough to render.
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  44. Thread: Chimaera

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    Mull drew sort of Old Fashion lines, huh? ...

    Mull drew sort of Old Fashion lines, huh?


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    all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Sing it brother!

    :)


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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    Similarly, I did a story about how marine transmissions are made. Travelled to the ZF plant in Padua, Italy. Numerous parts were doused in liquid nitrogen immediately prior to assembly. These would...
  47. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Boomers span at least two " cultural cohorts." The oldest Boomers are indeed daughters of the Greatest Generation. Then there are Boomers, like myself, whose parents were post Korean War-Lebanon...
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    Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    I no longer wear a mask even on public transportation or in crowds. I am vaxed, boosted and now so is a high percentage of the population.

    I travel every week, have right through the pandemic, and...
  49. What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I inherited a 68 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Coupe with a 454 Rocket engine in 1978. That was fun for packing in my buddies and cruising with the eight track blasting.

    At the other end of the spectrum, I...
  50. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I owned a 92 Bronco, exactly as pictured, with the 5.8L H0 V-8
    I used to take the top off all the time. Was not open overhead, as you can see, but was open to the breeze. This may have been my...
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