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    Privateer 26 Schooner project

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?143951-Building-a-Privateer-26-schooner

    Several years ago, I posted my schooner build. I sailed this boat for a couple years. It sailed great. Financial...
  2. Re: Small diesels 8-12 hp with electric AND hand start?

    My YSE8 Yanmar starts easily with a hand crank. I get it spinning with the de-compression lever engaged, and it fires right up as soon as I engage the compression. I can actually spin the motor...
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    Re: What is your perfect breed?

    Border Collie 100%. Funny, that's the only breed dog I ever had. He died 30years ago, and I never got another dog. Smartest animal I ever saw.
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    Re: 16 names--genealogy anyone?

    Jones
    Davis
    Griffith
    Payne
    Radcliff
    Lowe
    Powell
    Irey
    Smith
    Pittman
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    Re: An example of GOP character

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    Re: An example of GOP character

    I live in Illinois; land of the dirty politician. Rod Blagojavitch, Jesse Jackson Jr., etc, etc. training ground for our current pres.
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    Re: How long should unemployment Benefits last?

    The Scandinavians I've known are all divorced, complain about high taxes and lack of opportunity, and want to live in the US.
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    Re: Legalizing pot.

    Actually; no one has legalized pot in the US according to federal law. Those who buy weed in Colorado, for example, could be arrested and jailed by federal law enforcement. Those who sell it can also...
  9. Thread: frozen pipes

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    Re: frozen pipes

    7 below 0F right now, and the pipes are still running. Wind chill is -30. It's been over 15 years since I had a frozen pipe. I guess I got them insulated down to -7 at least. -10 or lower forecast...
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    Re: for the global warming fancy

    The high Monday, here in southern Illinois, is supposed to be -5, the low, -15. Coldest local temps in 40 years. Snow is piling up now.
  11. Re: How many stars are there, named and un-named, known to exist ?

    I suspect intelligent life is rare in the universe, and very short lived. In the 16 billion years of this universe; we have been around for an instant of time. We may only be here for another instant...
  12. Re: How many stars are there, named and un-named, known to exist ?

    I've read there are billions of stars in our galaxy, and billions of galaxies that we can see. There seems to be no end to the visible universe so far. Everything seems to be moving through space at...
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    Re: The Perils of Concealed Carry

    There is no excuse for what this person did in the Home Depot accident. Let's hope he learned a lesson, and his example provides warning for others. There's also no excuse for anyone to get into a...
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    Re: Duck Dynasty Back On... Phil R stood his ground

    If that's not an intolerant, bigoted and hateful statement; I don't know what is. But I'll fight to the death for your right to make it.
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    Re: The Perils of Concealed Carry

    Illinois now has a concealed carry law, but I've decided it's too much trouble, and expense for me. Besides, it looks really uncomfortable to be walking around with a gun stuck in my pants. I also...
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    Re: Unemployment extension

    From personal experience; nothing makes it easier to find a job, than the prospect of the unemployment money running out. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and take a lower paying job until...
  17. Thread: this is funny

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    Re: this is funny

    I think I gave myself a hernia. I know that guy. He lives next door.
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    Re: Did you turn your hobby into your profession?

    Before I began making bows and arrows full time; I also made and repaired violins. I sold a few, and made a little money repairing, and setting up violins and bows for others. It was a very welcome...
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    Re: how far were you into your woodworking hobby

    Don't know what kind of wood that is, but it looks toxic to me. How did you hollow it out?
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    Re: Did you turn your hobby into your profession?

    That is a seriously nice model!
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    Did you turn your hobby into your profession?

    I started making bows and arrows when I was about 8 years old. I've been making longbows and recurves as a hobby, selling a few now and then, ever since. When my last job in industrial maintenance...
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    Re: how far were you into your woodworking hobby

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/11383753533_799fe392dd.jpgI make a huge amount of dust making laminated longbows for a living. I wear a Moldex respirator, that does a great job on the dust, and...
  23. Re: I never worried about artificial intelligence until I read this.

    Frank Herbert wrote about humans taking back control from the machines, in Dune. "Thinking machines" were outlawed.
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    Re: Are you smarter than an Atheist?

    Must be a bogus test. I am a conservative Republican, a gun owner, and still believe in God; and I got them all right.
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    Re: Sergeant York

    Great movie. One of Coopers best roles.
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    Re: Happiest countries

    I've been to Europe, Africa, Canada, and every state in the US. There are more happy, smiling faces, and neighborly people in the US than anywhere else I've been. I get to do work that I love, sail,...
  27. Re: TurboCharging a Normally Aspirated Marine Diesel (Albin AD-2)

    I had an Albin AD2 in my Cheoy Lee. A very dependable and strong running engine. I sometimes ran the engine wide open for 12 hours a day, when motoring against a current. I rebuilt mine, but it...
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    Re: The Loop-Picking a good boat

    I've done from Kentucky Lake dam to northern Maine, motoring 650 miles to Mobile, Al, then sailing direct to Key West, and outside to North Carolina. We did the ICW through NC to the Chesapeake, and...
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    Re: Osage Orange and Epoxy

    I also glue laminated bows using osage. I've made hundreds of them. I always wipe all surfaces down with acetone just before gluing. I use Smooth-on, but any formulation for gluing hardwood, should...
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    Re: Is there racism in the US?

    I've never met anyone of any color or economic class, who wasn't racist at some level. The real test, is how well can we suppress those feelings?
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    Re: British Open and Tiger

    I don't think that men are allowed to play in LPGA events.
  32. Thread: Cruelty

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    Re: Cruelty

    The example was so off the mark, that my speculation makes just as much sense as the posters. I repeat my suggestion that everyone who thinks unemployment payments should go on and on past the normal...
  33. Thread: Cruelty

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    Re: Cruelty

    That probably helps make my point. He got used to getting money for nothing from them, and then went nut when it stopped. Do you think he DESERVED more money?
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    Re: Cruelty

    I'm quoting myself, and I've never been rich by any standards. I just believe that work is good for the soul, and too many people are on the Gov't tit just because they can be, not because they can't...
  35. Thread: Cruelty

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    Re: Cruelty

    You got your wish! I laid myself off the whole morning. Had to make up for it in the afternoon, however. I've been laid off several times until I got into business for myself. Have you?
  36. Thread: Cruelty

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    Re: Cruelty

    [QUOTE=Keith Wilson;3835843] Whack 'em harder, they're just lazy.
    right on brother!
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    Re: Cruelty

    About 60 miles straight east.
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    Re: Cruelty

    I don't think it's about cruelty as much as it is about dollars and sense. Think of it as "tough love". If you bail out your kids every time they get into a bind; they will never be able to function...
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    Re: Cruelty

    My sister-in law has been drawing unemployment since 2009. She's certainly not desperate. Lives very nicely on those benefits and her severance pay.
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    Re: Cruelty

    I personally know people who have been collecting unemployment benefits for over 3 years now, in Illinois, and Missouri. I'd call that close to permanent. Especially when they admit that they have...
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    Re: Cruelty

    All of you are right! And since you feel that way; why don't you send all your money there to help them fund those perpetual unemployment benefits? I was laid off for 8 months in Illinois 25 years...
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    Re: Black Locust for a laid deck

    I've seen stands of very large, straight black locust in western Indiana, that would yield clear, 30 foot boards.
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    Re: "fAMOUS" INTERNET QUOTES

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    "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money." G Gordon Liddy
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    Re: Tornado Alley; austerity at all costs?

    Using that line of reasoning; shouldn't we move the entire Gulf Coast and East Coast of the US inland about 100 miles? 1 hurricane does more damage than all the tornados in a year.
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    Re: Sales tax in internet purchases

    I think most on here are completely missing the point! Sure, there are many programing solutions to collecting online sales taxes. That part would be a pain, but do-able. But, how does a small...
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    I live in rural Midwest USA. It seems anytime someone gets caught in theft, it turns out they are stealing to buy drugs. A high percentage of arrests are for manufacture of drugs, or use and...
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    I don't think legalization would increase the number of addicts in the long term. Most people that want to do drugs, are already doing them. But it could reduce the number of drug related murders and...
  48. Re: How Much Will a Legal Marijuana Habit Cost You?

    I think of myself as a conservative, but I am in favor of all drugs being made legal. Some, like weed, could get the same treatment as alcohol and tobacco, and harder drugs could be purchased under a...
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    "fAMOUS" INTERNET QUOTES

    "The problem with quotes and other information obtained on the internet is that it is difficult to determine whether that information is genuine."
    - Abraham Lincoln:)
  50. Re: Old tv shows that seem to have been lost forever

    "Adventures In Paradise" South Pacific, 85 foot schooner, Polynesian girls; what more could there be on TV?
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