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    Re: the long line pioneers

    I figured you were hand trolling. Line caught salmon are worth a lot more than salmon that are netted. We were getting $3 a pound for large salmon in 1980 if I remember right

    thanks for posting...
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    Re: the long line pioneers

    David was that hand trolling?
  3. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    Hope it all goes well.
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    Re: Septic system versus holding tank

    I have a nature's head, but that's because it was available at a good price. Had it about 9 years. It does not smell at all and with weekend use the compost gets dumped once or twice a season. No...
  5. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I think that might be the Obstruction Pass Resort. We stayed there about 20 years ago on a motorcycle sidecar trip and I remember some fine boats there then.

    Do make the hike on Cypress to the...
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    Re: Septic system versus holding tank

    Might research composting toilets a bit more; the resistance might go away

    I would rather live with a composting toilet than next to a holding tank with 2000 gallons of sewage.
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    Re: Septic system versus holding tank

    Got a composting toilet. That's the route I would go
  8. Thread: Weak stream

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    Re: Weak stream

    When we were adding onto our house. We needed a trench for a downspout pipe. I asked the contractor if he wanted to dig the ditch or if he wanted me to do the digging. He looked at me like an idiot...
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    Re: Trump Takes The Fifth.

    There is no presumption of innocence in a civil case. Your comments are correct for a criminal matter. Trump's deposition was in a civil matter.
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    I met some unusual vessels on my trip south, which was speedy from the tide. First there was one warship:

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    Then I saw a Washington State Ferry clearly going where there was no ferry...
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    Continued

    The night remained still and once the moon went down, the stars and the Milky Way were bright overhead. The stillness lasted until after dawn and the boats sat on top of...
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    No photos, but she was on craigslist earlier this week, gone now
  13. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Ain't dat the truth
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    The entrance to Kilisut Harbor winds around behind some sandbars and you have to watch the markers unless you want to be in the mud. I did that last year and lesson learned: don’t try to leave on a...
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    An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    Mystery Bay is a small bight in Kilisut Harbor, which is a long body of water between Marrowstone and Indian Islands. The islands join at the sound end of Kilisut with a narrow spit. There is a new...
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    Re: Trump Takes The Fifth.

    Yeah that's how it shakes out

    And the deposition lasted for five or six hours because Trump was asked every pertinent question so that he was on the record invoking the 5th. At trial, he will be...
  17. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    The aft cabin on my boat is separate as well. I don't find it an issue
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    Re: Haulout day

    Great photos. Rather see posts of a troller and posts from a troll, any day.

    So it looks as if the fo'c'sle has some bunks and the head, I assume with shower and the aft cabin has the galley and...
  19. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    When I tell my daughters that I pay no attention to what people think about what I am wearing, they shake their heads. "That's obvious, Dad."
  20. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    I like the idea of towing a pair of oars tied to a skateboard. Going around corners would be wild!
  21. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    If I didn't have cargo pockets, there would be no place for my phone
  22. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    Nice cruise. Great write up. Thanks for posting
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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    I used to get stuck with GM rental cars in the 90's. Disliked them a lot. The funniest one was a Firebird with a four cylinder motor that couldn't get out of its own way
  24. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Excellent news
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    Re: Day off Summer drive.

    Nice Thanks for posting
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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    Grampa bought a Buick Touring Car in 1927 to drive back to a family reunion in Iowa. I think that's the last Buick in the family
  27. Thread: Cedar shingles

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    Re: Cedar shingles

    My dad, my brothers and I pulled a lot of cedar off the beaches in the 1970s. Dad split a ton of shakes, enough to side their retirement house, and put on a lot of roofs. A few years ago, my...
  28. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Agreed. I used to have a teardrop travel trailer, which we towed with a Forester. When people asked me if I could tow it with my sidecar rig, I told them I was sure I could get it moving, but was...
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    Re: Haulout day

    Hope you're back up and running soon. September and October are great months for cruising around here

    I too once had to be towed a short distance from a dock to the travelift. Couldn't do it...
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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    But I am not sure why a tug was taking the ferry back to Port Townsend/Keystone run. (I know it's now Port Townsend Coupeville, but Coupeville is on the other side of the island.... and I can't...
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    Weird Ferry Sighting

    Heading south in Puget Sound this afternoon, I spotted a Washington State Ferry northbound, which seemed odd as no ferry route run in that fashion.

    When it got closer, I realized that a tug was...
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    Re: What is reality?

    there already have been. The judge here entered judgment against Jones finding that he was liable to plaintiffs because of his failure to produce documents. This trial was about damages, not...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    You can't appeal a civil verdict on the basis of ineffective counsel, only a criminal matter. In a civil case, the client is the one who hires the lawyer and so you can't complain if you hire a bad...
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    Re: Election Shenanigans, eh what?

    And that's because my cousin a perennial candidate in the 7th district has stopped running for office since Jim Dermot retired <G>.
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    Re: Macho macho men!

    Jim, what year?

    I lived a block from Stadium High in 1983. Had in laws that went there AKA Stay Dumb & High

    Still there here's shot from my pilothouse:

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    Re: deploying an anchor from the cockpit.

    I realize this is an old thread. But I've started using a lunch hook and would prefer to set it from the pilot house door not the foredeck.

    I like the idea of using a painter with a snap long...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Back ordered welcome to the supply chain problem world
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    Re: Too hot to work on the boat…

    A couple that makes love at 95°, is a couple that will stick together
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    Re: The most vile food

    My daughter hates mushrooms. She points out that they are fungus grown in sh*t
  40. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    I live in my old neighborhood. My brother and I refer to houses by the names of people who haven't lived there for 40 or 50 years but all of them do have street addresses
  41. Re: Seattle: today’s afternoon rush is a mess.

    I left the house to go to the cobbler to pick up some resoled boots. My guid wyfe told me to go in the morning. Naw, I'll be fine. Didn't know about the fire and I-5 being closed down. Got a mile...
  42. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I will look into making the mast two part
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I came to the same conclusion, but not sure I want to have the overhangs. I have been enjoying rowing the Sabot
  44. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    So how do you find a named house if it has no street address?

    I guess it works for a small village, but not a town or city.
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    Re: Fauntleroy ferry crash

    Try this: the video is in there

    https://komonews.com/news/local/fauntleroy-ferry-crashes-into-damages-structure-at-terminal
  46. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    So how will you carry the mast for the sailing dinghy?

    I have a Sabot and am scratching my head about how to carry the spars
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    Re: The most vile food

    Not a fan of slimy ass okra
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    Re: Fauntleroy ferry crash

    I found a video taken seconds after the crash. The ferry was parallel to the dock and heading into the beach. The boat then went into reverse and backed into deeper water. I suspect that the ferry...
  49. Thread: Piper Cub?

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    Re: Piper Cub?

    Here is an interview with the pilot:

    'I'm lucky,' says pilot who survived crash landing in the water off of Alki Beach | KOMO (komonews.com)
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    Re: Fauntleroy ferry crash

    That's quite the crunch. I wonder how long until the dock is usable. We will be seeing the Vashon/Southworth boats leaving from downtown for a bit.
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