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    Re: Wonder if anybody was killed?

    I'm confused about you thinking I'm confused. Actually, I'm not confused. I know why you're confused about what I said. I think.

    When I say "Mass X Velocity = Right of Way", I'm saying that from...
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    Re: Wonder if anybody was killed?

    Mass X Velocity = Right of Way
  3. Thread: Tinnitis?

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    Re: Tinnitis?

    Ringing is so bad in my right ear that I can't hear myself think in either ear.

    That's likely a good thing, cuz if I knew what was going on in there I think I'd be really scared!
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    Re: Quote of the day.

    I'd say

    "We're trying to tax all of those ultra billionaires who don't pay any taxes to help with all of your we can't afford issues, but you keep electing congress people who won't let us even...
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    Re: Folding work tables

    Your right, it's a heavy muthah. Stable and heavy kinda go together. I can wheel this thing up to the open tailgate of a pick-em-up-truck, and slide it in. At the other end of it's journey, I can get...
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    Re: Folding work tables

    My 40 year old Workmate is getting a much deserved rest. This thing is big and bulky and heavy; but it has wheels. It was also kind of expensive.

    The engineering on this guy is impressive, at...
  7. Re: Quick way to stop deck leaks for a year?

    Plastiseal!

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AcWezezkinI/maxresdefault.jpg

    This post should have a "Sarcastic Smiley". Sorry, I can't find one. I do not really believe that this is a viable solution.
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    Re: Who here thinks...

    a) YES
    b) YES
    c) YES
    d) Emphatically YES
    d) I really hope so
    e) I am less emphatic on this one, but I think that 73% of today's republicans should join him in a single prison cell!
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Pardon me for asking a stupid question...........................................................but what is your view?
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    Re: Difficult fire.

    Thank you. The real honor was just to be nominated by a jury of my peer. I had no inclination that there was even the remotest possibility that I might actually win. I do not have a prepared speech...
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    Re: So Long and Thanks For all the Fish

    Good grief! You've forgotten the tea! That threadbare, stinkin' bit of cloth is of absolutely no use to you without also having a cuppa.

    "The best laid plans of Mice."
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    Re: So Long and Thanks For all the Fish

    Yeah, I see that now. I was a math major, but the numbers sometimes get away from me. I can get to 20 if I take my shoes off. 22 means topless. Nobody wants me to try for 23.

    I was well beyond...
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    Re: Difficult fire.

    There's no such thing as gravity. The whole world sucks!
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    Re: So Long and Thanks For all the Fish

    Good grief man! 27 years at the same job???

    My brain simply cannot even imagine that such a thing is possible. I once made it to 10. There may be a handful of times that I made it to 3 or 4. Most...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Thank you. I hate being told I'm wrong by somebody who is wrong about my being wrong. It's even worse when I agree with somebody who agrees with me but still can find a way to think I'm wrong.

    I...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Sorry, but if you read my post a little more carefully, I think you'll see that that's pretty much exactly what I said. I apologize again for not owning enough gray cells to properly explain myself....
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    "It's never 50/50"?????????

    For God's sake, man! I just tried to find 1 winner from a pool of 50 possible choices. What are my odds of success? I give you that my odds are not now 50/50. What do...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    OK. That Monty guy gives me a choice of 3 doors. I have a 1 out of 3 chance of getting new wheels.

    Now that SOB gives me another choice. I choose to decline. My odds remain at 1 out of 3 if I...
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    I friend of mine owns a shop in LB that was a Hobie dealer. Last time I talked to him was a while ago and he was about to lose his dealership due to new corporate policies that made it impossible to...
  20. Thread: oops

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    Re: oops

    Damn!
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    Poll: Re: Poll. Do you know the correct answer?

    I am not a mathematician, but I played one in college.

    I say it's a gamble. Either choice you make will most likely leave you kicking yourself for not choosing the other choice like you really...
  22. Re: Favorite sitcom from the golden days of TV

    "Get Smart"
    99 was HOT!

    "The Avengers"
    Emma Peal! Hotter than 99, maybe 110 or 115.

    "Space Patrol"
    Mid fifties CHEESY Scifi. No Rigg, no Feldon. Special effects that certainly would have...
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    Re: How do we do this?

    I''m not certain how this would work in your situation, but...

    Think Wago.
    ...
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    Re: My Favorite Limerick

    I will be sorely disappointed if this thread dies before reaching at least 5 pages.

    KEEP 'EM COMIN'....please.
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Damn!
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    Hobies are great boats. Their sailing capabilities are a bit compromised in order to accommodate their primary design feature as a beach boat. A better sailing boat would be a Nacra, or a Prindle, or...
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    Re: My Favorite Limerick

    Not really a limerick, but I feel a need to include my favorite short bit of verse.

    Roses are red.
    Violets are blue.
    I opened the window,
    and in flew a dead bird.

    Now I will assail Scott...
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    Re: Schooner Row

    Let me start by saying, with tongue firmly embedded in cheek,
    "How dare you steal my life story!"

    OK, I've gotten that off my chest. I'll continue with my tongue back where it belongs.

    I was...
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    Don't want winches? How 'bout a block and tackle.

    1. Measure your halyard.
    2. Get your arthritic hands on a hank of suitable line that's 4 or 5 times the length of your halyard.
    3. If your hands...
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    Re: Schooner Row

    Beau,

    When WBF flashed me a notification of your most recent post, I was busy re-reading this thread from its launch. It's one of Jay's best! I had just reached the point where I dangling from the...
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    Re: Schooner Row

    Holy Crap. That's a whole lot of names, and boats, and places that I used to know, and sail, and hang out at. It's almost like having Jay back.

    There is one particular memory that you've jarred...
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    Re: Schooner Row

    I'm afraid that you probably won't be getting a reply from Jay. He had a stroke a while back and we haven't heard from him since. I think it may have been years. I have no idea of the current state...
  33. Thread: pr0n

    by SchoonerRat
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    Re: pr0n

    You post a lot of really fine pics. Not all, however, qualify to be called Porn, at least from my point of view.

    This one...well it's certainly in the top 10 or your porniest Porn!

    Keep em...
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    Re: Staysail Schooners

    I hadn't heard that Mayan had been sold. Mr Crosby did very well by the old gal for a long time. It sounds like he has found another worthy steward for her. It's hard to think of a boat that is more...
  35. Thread: Tinnitus

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    Re: Tinnitus

    FRIENDS???????

    If I had a friend that annoyed me 24/7 by whining in my ear constantly, and making it DIFFICULT to carry on a telephone conversation without constantly saying "What was that", or...
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    Re: Staysail Schooners

    Back in a previous lifetime, when I was sailing schooners, I once saw a stays'l schooner with a gaff headed main. This stuck really hard in my memory because,

    1. I was sailing a schooner, and even...
  37. Re: At the bottom of this thread is an ad…...

    Have you people never heard of an ad blocker?

    Or...do you enjoy the cacophony of disparate information brought to you by companies who want your money. Have you ever learned of "something new"...
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    Re: Happy birthday to SchoonerRat…

    A belated Thank You for the good wishes!
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    Re: Problem with Political Cartoons thread

    If I ever actually have any, I'll be happy to share!!!
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    The 1-1 scale around here is 100s of yards away. I named it The Port of LA-Long Beach; but that's only cuz everybody else calls it that.
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    111559

    More to come.
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    Re: Problem with Political Cartoons thread

    Go into the General settings of your user profile. Scroll down a bit and you'll see "Default Thread Age Cut Off:"
    Change this setting as it suits you.
  43. Re: For Paul—my next project. Building N scale turnouts from scratch.

    Thank you. We've been workin' on the railroad...

    The KKG&I is currently undergoing a restoration. That vid is a recording of the first time in decades that we were able to simultaneously run...
  44. Thread: Tinnitus

    by SchoonerRat
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    Re: Tinnitus

    What's that? Sorry, I couldn't hear you, I've got tinnitus!

    Doc sent me to get pics of the inside of my skull. She said they couldn't find anything...that explains a lot of things, but not my...
  45. Re: For Paul—my next project. Building N scale turnouts from scratch.

    Thank you, I'll buy mine.

    I've got too much other crap to build!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60OgJ-dceB8
  46. Re: what caulk to use for open seams in dried out mahogany planks, below water line ?

    Guess I'll have to go with "Bubble bubble......"
  47. Re: The best things about living in the United States

    We can call our leaders idiots without having to continuously and fearfully look over our shoulders.




    At least we can today.
  48. Re: I need effective / efficient method to sort / store fastener hardware - what work

    Adam Savage has done a bunch of great vids on sorting. He did one that is EXACTLY what you need.

    It might be this one. It's certainly worth a look anyway.

    ...
  49. Re: what caulk to use for open seams in dried out mahogany planks, below water line ?

    There still is something called Slickseam.

    https://www.tackledirect.com/davis-slick-seam-underwater-seam-compound.html
    ...
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    Re: CERN is back online

    I understand your thinking. When you ask "How can particle physics make people happy?"

    You are really asking "How can particle physics make me happy?"

    I'm sorry that the theory of everything...
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