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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    If abrasion is expected then a layer of dynel or kevlar will do more for you than any particulate additive. My instinct is that this boat will only ever want it at the chines.
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    Re: East Coast Ballbusting Season Has Begun

    I'll take #5 over #1 any day of the year.
  3. Re: 1949 Bailey Ketch. Owner's "Sharkbitten" body found onboard in 1951.

    Such a sweetly-proportioned design!
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    Re: French onion soup

    Probably duck fat. :D
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    Re: French onion soup

    Alton Brown has a onion soup recipe that uses apple cider. Absolutely worthwhile.

    Recipe here.
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    Re: is this boat converted?

    I just want you all to know that you've made me very proud today.

    Carry on.
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    Re: where do you think this might be

    Zucchini!
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    Re: is this boat converted?

    Funny, she doesn't look Druish.
  9. Re: As requested, the annual Mendocino Thanksgiving story...

    yes it's comin around again on the gi-tar.
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    Re: NRA to Doctors, "Stay in your own lane."

    Heartbreak Ridge was funny!
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    Re: NRA to Doctors, "Stay in your own lane."

    https://twitter.com/NRA/status/1060256567914909702?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1060256567914909702&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fpolicy%2Fhealthcare%2F415806-doctors-tak...
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    Re: NRA to Doctors, "Stay in your own lane."

    I'd like to agree with that, but do we see any other indication that the gun industry is in decline?
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    Intellectual Dark Web

    This is fascinating... online magazine Quillette, the voice of the Intellectual Dark Web

    I appreciate the initiative to have thought (and perhaps more importantly; journalism) which is less...
  14. Re: Illegal 'Whale Jail' Has Been Spotted in Russia

    the mind reels merely at the COST of keeping 11 orcas and 90 belugas! for that to be a profitable operation must put the gross numbers in the $billions, no?
  15. Thread: solo

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    Re: solo

    if the thing on the counter is self-steering, what's the bronze/brass looking bit on the end?

    The half-acre fore hatch is necessary with that ten-acre genoa!
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    Re: A bitter pill, but one we need to take

    Dems in 2016 and even in 2018 overestimated the electorate. When a premise of an argument is that the electorate is thinking, the argument is lost.
    Credibility and thought have become irrelevant....
  17. Thread: solo

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    Re: solo

    #1 that monster genoa seems an odd choice for a singlehander.

    I wonder if that mess mucking up the transom is electric propulsion or is it some crazy primitive electric power generation?
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    Re: NRA to Doctors, "Stay in your own lane."

    but think of how helpful their membership database will be when the Corrupt FBI finally decides to start the wave of confiscation they've been foretelling for all of these decades!
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    Re: another where do you think this is thread

    I dunno, but that Mondrian mooring bouy is supercool.
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    Re: where do you think this might be

    Two reefs in the main and #3 jib, killing it to windward.... that might be heaven.
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    Re: Dark and Stormy...

    There are several dark-n-stormy-in-a-can varieties available in the US.
    None cool enough to have a bear on the label though.
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    Re: anybody need a cowl ventilator

    I used to be that good with oxyacetylene. Now I'm so MIG-spoiled I'd probably need a month of practice just to be horrible again.
  23. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    Damn, that one needs to be enlarged and on my wall.
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    Re: We as Conservatives......

    jeebus is there ANYTHING the libs don't wanna regulate?
  25. Re: Georgia: armed dingbats threaten... if 'wrong' candidate wins

    oy.
  26. Re: Washington Post reports: Trump is showing "real low energy"

    I ask without snark: how long has it been since he's taken a weekend at maralago or bedminster? Longer than his usual interval, I'd bet.
    It could be that he's just hit the wall after a couple of...
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    Re: This is how a leader leads.

    DT is furiously envious of any man who can allow rainfall on his hair.
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    If invited to a public hanging....

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/mississippi-senator-whose-runoff-opponent-black-jokes-about-public-hanging-n935006



    On what planet is this a phrase in common/decent usage?
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    Wow, an honest-to-goodness cord-powered drill! :D
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    Re: White House releases doctored tape

    Confirmation bias is not exclusively suffered by Reds.
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    Re: White House releases doctored tape

    Oh, well if Twitter is calling for her resignation then she's OUT.

    I give it 6 months until trump names her as John Kelly's replacement.
  32. Re: Yep, it's that time of year in the South...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2287859510/louis.jpg
  33. Re: 17 Year Old takes DMV Driver's Test in Bugatti Chiron

    Of course this is epic douchebaggery, conspicuous consumption, and wrongheaded parenting, but MMD has a point so let's look at it from another angle for a minute.

    Driving within the rules in...
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    Re: White House releases doctored tape

    It's really not a large place, Bob. I imagine that the sound gear is setup in advance and then the techs leave to make way for the already-too-many people who actually need to be there.

    Most of...
  35. Re: Yep, it's that time of year in the South...

    What we need up here is Waffle House.

    What they need down there is a far greater proportion of non-chain restaurants that are worth a damn.
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    Re: White House releases doctored tape

    That stain is indelible. Leaving redeems nothing.

    He may rationalize it along the lines of "SOMEBODY needs to be standing by with a fire extinguisher", and for that we should all probably be...
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    Re: R judge loses election... acts out

    This forum needs a "breathe, dude" emoticon.
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    Re: How all great dinghys start

    She looks to be riding just fine.
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    Re: The art of the draftsman

    I hope those are some BIG sheets of paper.

    The OP is drafting. The cutaway and the car are illustrations IMHO. Not at all the same skill.
  40. Re: Just how far should a religious exemption go?

    From the government perspective (taxes, etc) employees are not employed by an individual person, they are employed by a company.

    A person is guaranteed religious liberty by the constitution. ...
  41. Thread: Wide load

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    Re: Wide load

    How long until someone turns the loophole around and leaves the space forward of 45' as a void compartment?
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Now that it's an appreciable mass, how does it feel in terms of scale?
  43. Thread: Wide load

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    Re: Wide load

    25' beam?
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    Re: R judge loses election... acts out

    explains, possibly.

    Excuses, oh hell no.
  45. Thread: Trump meltdown

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    Re: Trump meltdown

    No president has presented himself for questioning by the press? Really?
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    Re: R judge loses election... acts out

    related to the OP in that this judge may be one of those who was swept-out, to be replaced by a lesser individual.
  47. Thread: Trump meltdown

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    Re: Trump meltdown

    OK, but what are they doing that's wrong?
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    Re: R judge loses election... acts out

    I read something last night about how the mostly-republican judges in dallas and houston got pretty much wiped-out in this election, a phenomenon attributed entirely to Betomania.
    Straight-ticket...
  49. Thread: Nancy Pelosi

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    Re: Nancy Pelosi

    Trump thinks correctly.

    He knows that he can use her very well as an example of everything that is wrong with Liberal America, as the dragon which must be slain if our beloved little village is to...
  50. Thread: Trump meltdown

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    Re: Trump meltdown

    This whole thing really begs for a process story, which I really hope someone will publish over the next few days.

    Whose idea was this PC? They're so infrequent that there must be some WH...
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