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  1. Re: Any tips for drilling bulkhead drain holes flush to deck after installation?

    Ah. The shadows confused me. I'd still do the limber.
  2. Re: Any tips for drilling bulkhead drain holes flush to deck after installation?

    The fore and aft panels lay against the stringers, not the hull. Water will get in that way and be held. I'd put limber holes as close to the chine as possible, both fore and aft to assure drainage...
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    Re: catboat sail design

    Bill Welch's "The Competitive Cat, Racing Small Gaff-Rigged Catboats Paperback" has the most lucid explanations of the unique sail trim and boat trim issues of these boats. Get it. The pix of how...
  4. Re: Any tips for drilling bulkhead drain holes flush to deck after installation?

    Faced with this, I've drilled the hole such that the bottom of the hole is almost at the hull, but not quite. Then I file down to flat with a narrow enough file.
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    Re: No F***ing Comment.

    Trump makes Sarah Palin sound rational.
  6. Re: Ferry Crashes Into Crane In Spain - Ay Caramba!

    I like, "The collision was caused by bad weather, with strong winds blowing the vessel off course, ACCORDING TO UNION BOSSES." [Emphasis added]
  7. Re: WTF Canada? Coerced and forced sterilization of indigenous women. . .

    We can be fairly certain that Sky Blue either ignored or did not understand the link at #11.
  8. Re: WTF Canada? Coerced and forced sterilization of indigenous women. . .

    In the early '70s a Boston area teaching hospital was performing utterly unneeded hysterectomies and appendectomies on any low income woman who came in with a stomach ache. Some of this was a...
  9. Re: UH OH it looks like our breakfast joint is becoming a Gang Hangout

    Back to the '60s Mods v. Rockers

    https://images.spot.im/v1/production/ntnz5mmce3gkxmaqjh5a
  10. Re: Submarine That Vanished a Year Ago With 44 Sailors Has Been Found Near Argentina

    The Argentine minister responsible has stated that Argentina does not have the technology to raise or even examine the wreck.
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    Re: The world's fastest DC-10

    Dad got on the first DC8s that PanAm acquired. He regarded it as a finer plane than the 707, though it turned out the 707 was more economical for the line. The DC8 cockpit design was the first...
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    Re: The US as a Christian country ?

    It was indeed a good debunking of falsified quotes. When one reads it, one sees that the debunking author, Ed Brayton, is holding to a high standard himself and we who support our federal...
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    Re: How cheap are you?

    I squeeze a nickel till the Indian's riding that buffalo.

    (I know, you must be a certain age to get it.)
  14. Re: dude down the road has been trying to sell this bandsaw for about a year

    In the '80s, downtown Vineyard Haven electric service was only 550V which did not give quite the demand for starting the big ship's saw at Gannon & Benjamin. So one person gave a pull on the big...
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    Re: Cat and dogs

    It's impossible, so far as I understand, to discipline at this remove even if you could be 100% sure or the aggressor. Your presence may have kept things in check, but this aggression in your...
  16. Re: Artist's, writer's and other hero's boats

    I much admire Rockwell Kent's work, which I first met at age 12 through his illustrations for Moby Dick. He also wrote and illustrated from his own adventures.
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    Re: Heather and electric propulsion

    Cute boat. I cannot imagine switching away from diesel being cost effective, energy effective, or eco effective. Even if you get your batteries recharged by wind and solar - iffy at best if you're...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Phillip Allen...

    When the going gets tough -------- take a break.

    Carry on Phillip.
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    For the Musically Inclined

    [IMc - Making the rounds of FaceBook and such.]
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    Re: A whole new superkingdom of life

    Finastkind.
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    Re: Protesting Protest Ordinance

    The problem is that the AltRight are not there to talk. They are there to rumble. They have taken the old provocateur idea to overt aggression and violence. The mayor's idea appears to be to at...
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    Re: An Ignorant Bully

    Snopes established that Trump did speak the next day, that the photo of him with an umbrella was not faked, and that while he did not speak in a pouring rain, it was at least a drizzle, more than a...
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    Protesting Protest Ordinance

    [IMc - The mayor's motivation here is understandable. One hopes he manages to go about this collaboratively.]

    City's "Spirit of Portland" Recipient Declines Award Over Mayor's Protest Ordinance
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    Re: LOL Sure Enough!

    Reminds me of spring of last year when a yahoo at a yard to remain nameless was painting the bottom of a Sea Ray. Foreman reminded him to get under the poppets. So he took off one poppet from the...
  25. Re: Possiible racism in Georgia? Who'd ever think such a thing!

    Yep. In my career as a community organizer, I rarely had trouble with the police while minority people around me did. Mayor Daley and Commissioner Rizzo ran police forces that were exceptions to...
  26. Thread: pr0n

    by Ian McColgin
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    Re: pr0n

    Looks like Varua on a calm day.
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    Re: Death penalty for violent crimes

    Would sleek consider it relevant to, opposing any use of antibiotics to treat bacterial pneumonia, explore the use of witch hazel?
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    Re: The Use of troops - non military

    As of August there were hundreds of military personnel working on various forest and wild fires. These include engineers, air support and so on. Just as you'd not toss an M4 to a firefighter and...
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    Re: Disrespecting the military

    Trump's boundless disrespect for everything - people, institutions, art, values, truth, reality - goes well with his ignorance and feckless lying.
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    Re: Cops shoot good guy with a gun.

    This issue is a little different from general gun violence issues in that Jemel Roberson was lawfully armed and performing his job as security in the bar.
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    Re: Solar kayak

    Very cool.
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    Re: 11-12-2010

    Good show, both of you.
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    Things may have changed but when I last search, both Canadian and US regulations OK'd a Y valve but in no discharge areas there had to be a seal to prevent switching to overboard and then switching...
  34. Re: Phillip Allen: Has anyone heard from him?

    Good to know Phillip still has his keel in the water and mast in the air.

    Like Phillip, I don't answer any number I or my phone fail to recognize. Legitimate callers will leave a voice mail and...
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    Re: Possibly the BEST Quote of the Day

    Macron appears to consider 'nationalism' as the narrow, jingoistic emotional attachment to one's nation while 'patriotism' connotes a love of country based on real service to the people. Mostly the...
  36. Re: Gitmo Detainees released for Bergdahl rejoin Taliban

    Sobell's "oops" is the realization that it's Trump who helped these five back into active Taliban participation.

    Afghanistan is where empires go to die.
  37. Re: The Moon Is Flipped on The Other Side of The World

    It is fun flying east. On a flight with Dad to Africa, Dad and his copilot had it nicely timed, putting on their sunglasses about a second before the sun bounded up over the horizon, flooding the...
  38. Re: Gitmo Detainees released for Bergdahl rejoin Taliban

    Were Sobell to read objective sources and note the dates, she would know that the current activities of these five are happening due to the current administration's activities. Read something like...
  39. Re: Tiny houses for the homeless, in your back yard.

    Of course it's Portland, Oregon.
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    Re: Perilous Fight

    [IMc - For an actual review from an outfit that reviews stuff they like, in other words, not a critical review, there's historynet. Budiansky is the sort of scholar/journalist I rather admire in...
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    Re: Trim Tab self steering design

    https://scontent.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1044710_10200394060349204_812667137_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent.fbos1-1.fna&oh=ad67fe21f3c7770fa12571f28bdd7fa8&oe=5C69BEC7
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    Re: Trim Tab self steering design

    Trim tabs have interesting uses besides being connected to a wind vane for self-steering. As I mentioned, Meg's eventual tab will dual purpose: Another tool for balancing the boat under sail; and a...
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    Re: A NZ decking oil ad.

    This classic comes around every couple of years. It's good.
  44. Re: Gitmo Detainees released for Bergdahl rejoin Taliban

    The accusations may even be true. We held these men without charge for many years, in part because we have no legal framework to hold people for crimes they may commit against their own. In fact,...
  45. Re: Gitmo Detainees released for Bergdahl rejoin Taliban

    They were being held without being charged for anything because they were essentially Taliban bureaucrats and politicians, not fighters. Of course they went back to their former jobs. I don't know...
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    Re: Trim Tab self steering design

    I was thinking that the value of the further aft tab would also be that having a bit of balance, of lead forward of the axis, would reduce the loading it would take to turn the tab.
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    Re: Trim Tab self steering design

    Looking forward to this as I always planned on a trim tab for Meg.

    In our case, I doubt that I'll be sailing much where I'd want vane steering and given the boom length fitting a vane could get...
  48. Re: Whitaker apparently believes that Federal law is 'optional', for the States

    [IMc - "Sanctuary laws" [#7]
    What the right calls "sanctuary laws" are actually just rulings that provide proper separation of federal and state obligations, as in the story below. "Sanctuary" for...
  49. Re: The Moon Is Flipped on The Other Side of The World

    Think of the pleasure of flying out of LAX to AKL leaving early evening of a full moon . . .
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    Re: Murders in UK

    I agree that it's for the Brits. I was addressing the 'enthusiasm' of George Jung's countryman.
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