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    Re: Young version Jerry Lee Lewis

    I believe they were merely second cousins, if that makes a difference.
  2. Thread: Dog prose

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    Re: Dog prose

    When our dog died, I kept up my daily walks in the woods. Now, in the local forest preserve, I have many dog friends that I see every day. I nod hello to the owners, but I greet the dogs by name.
  3. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    My daily driver is an ebike; takes care of 99% of what I have to do. When I have to do more, UHaul is happy to rent me a pickup for $19.95/day.
  4. Re: Messed up resin to hardener ration . . . will it harden eventually?

    You should scrape it all off. Wash with….acetone? Lacquer thinner? Soapy water?

    I’ve done it on a 4’x4’ layer of glass on ply. Big messy job but I wanted to be sure. Especially when it’s between...
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    Re: Witches on the Willamette

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    We have them here in Connecticut as well.
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    Re: Arctic Tern Electric Power

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    Hereís the pod drive I built using a Bixpy motor. The foam block displaces the water in the well, and provides a little shock absorption in case of a hard strike. The whole thing lifts...
  7. Thread: Manhattan Memes

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    Re: Manhattan Memes

    The designer of that cup merited a NYT obituary when he died a few years back.
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    Re: Battery chainsaws

    I’ve replaced my car with a battery operated one, as well as my bike, my electric drill, nut driver, and a few others. I ain’t t ever owning another infernal combustion engine again.
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    Re: my neighbor and i were at the pot shop

    I was thrilled yesterday at the local cannabis emporium when I was offered the senior discount.
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    Re: Cutting beams-abrasive or band saw?

    I’ve cut railroad tracks with a hacksaw. Takes about an hour per cut. Buy the best saw and blades you can find. Use at least two blades per cut.
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    Re: retainer clip help

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    Re: Iím done with ICEís

    I agree that making the switch away from ICE’s won’t be cheap, but that’s kind of the point; we’ve been transporting ourselves and our goods the cheapest way possible for the last century or so, and...
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    Re: Iím done with ICEís

    Four of them, out of 95,000 ev’s in the state.
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    Iím done with ICEís

    As of today, for the first time in sixty-odd years, I do not own an internal combustion engine. My first was a tiny gas engine on a model plane. The last, a 60 horsepower Honda outboard. In between...
  15. Thread: How about these?

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    Re: How about these?

    Carbide insert for a machine tool, likely a lathe or miller.
  16. Re: Joe... One of Your Orange County Maga Head Peeps?

    I recall that after superstorm Sandy, Desantis, then in Congress, voted against aid for the northeast.
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    Re: Bluejacket 24 Questions...

    Check your pm’s, Russ. I have a quick and easy solution for you.
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    Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    Both Floridians and Russians are evacuating to Georgia.
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    Re: Cooking Wisdom Sought (induction range)

    It’s a poor craftsman who blames his tools…….
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    Re: Electric canoe, maiden voyage

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    Re: Electric canoe, maiden voyage

    The battery is part and parcel of the Bixpy system. I believe it’s about 400 watt-hours.
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    Electric canoe, maiden voyage

    I just cut a big whomping hole in the bottom of my CLC Sassafras design canoe and stuck a Bixpy kayak motor on it.
    Works a treat. Ten miles in 3.5 hours used up just over half the battery.
    I set...
  23. Thread: NH Craigslist

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    NH Craigslist

    https://nh.craigslist.org/boa/d/jefferson-antique-wooden-skiff-sailboat/7529877953.html
    This looks kinda like a thistle, but something seems off. Any guesses? No sail or trailer but otherwise looks...
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

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    I am just now putting together a Sassafras canoe with a Bixpy electric kayak motor. I should have results in a week or so.119503
  25. Thread: Rollin' Coal

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    Re: Rollin' Coal

    Even as an electric vehicle, it’s still 10,000 pounds of machinery in order to haul around 200 pounds of passenger, an incredibly stupid ratio of 50:1
  26. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    Rolling a joint with one hand.
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    Re: Sunday morning row

    I admit to a fair amount of luck in the bikeability department. It’s just two miles into town, and another mile to the beach. Terrain is mostly flat, and while I do have to cross US1, most of the...
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    Re: Sunday morning row

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    Sure you can.
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    Lovely morning birdwatching

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    Chesapeake Light Craft Sassafras 16 on its way home after a pre-dawn launch and a birdwatching cruise with the new Bixpy J2 motor. Works pretty well with just one on board. Two full-grown men...
  30. Re: How do you all manage to use the restroom when your boat doesn't have a head

    As I understand it, peeing over the side is completely legal. But when you pee in a bucket, the bucket just became an MSD, and is subject to all the rules. Ditto for peeing into the scuppers. Dunno...
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    I’ve just bought a Bixpy J2 for my canoe. It’s a small motor, claiming 35 pounds thrust, but what makes it cool is that the design includes a bracket on top of the motor just for attaching it to a...
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    Re: Happy birthday to phiilÖ

    Thanks, Spinny!
    You’re the first to congratulate me. ( my wife sleeps in.)
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    Re: Updated 'Media Bias Chart'

    Next to cnn
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    Re: A grifter to the grave and beyond

    Plus, when watering restrictions come around, cemeteries will be exempt, but not golf courses.
  35. Thread: Idle thoughts

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    Re: Idle thoughts

    Actually, $66 each way. For an additional $25, you can get “first on, first off” status.
  36. Thread: Idle thoughts

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    Re: Idle thoughts

    Well, yeah, they were. But every time you run air conditioning, you make it hotter, requiring even more air conditioning.
    There was a nice cool terminal nearby, as well as chairs in the shade.
    Not...
  37. Thread: Idle thoughts

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    Idle thoughts

    As I waited for the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry yesterday, there were about 100 cars lined up 30 minutes before scheduled departure. It was almost ninety degrees.
    Ninety five of those cars sat...
  38. Re: Leeboards and sailing rig for small wooden rowing boat?

    I recall a quote from Phil Bolger: “Every time I design a nice little rowboat, some fool comes along and wants to put a sail on it.”
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    Re: BOLO BOLO BOLO! My truck was stolen.

    I have AirTags on our bikes. It’s nice to be able to check that the bikes still where I left it.
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    Turning 73 next month. Just ordered an electric motor for the canoe.
  41. Re: New Hampshire: Slow, But They Get There. Eventually.

    As the saying goes, if you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
  42. Thread: Wasp Nest

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    Re: Wasp Nest

    I thought this post would be about White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.
    Oh, wait…….
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    Re: Driving in the HOV lane, post Roe

    Wouldn’t the additional passenger need their own seat belt?
  44. Thread: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

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  45. Thread: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

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  46. Thread: At the WBS!

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    At the WBS!

    So far, four people have asked if this is a SamDevlin boat. The only one who knew it wasnít was Sam Devlin. 113593
  47. Thread: Hoarding ICEís

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    Hoarding ICEís

    They did it with incandescent light bulbs, they do it every time gun restrictions loom.
    Will some folks start amassing internal combustion engines anytime soon? Or are they already doing it?
    In...
  48. Thread: Gas Tax Giveaway

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    Re: Gas Tax Giveaway

    Boston just made city buses free. Thatíll help.
    Joe could also support low interest loans to get people in electric cars or bikes.
    Or, how Ďbout this: give people money to give up their cars.
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    Re: Always double check those lug nuts

    It’s hard to imagine not noticing as six lug nuts got loose, the fell off one at a time, until the last one fell off and with it, the wheel.
    Maybe the radio was turned up real loud.
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    Re: Post Boat Show EBS

    I donít know most of you, but Iíll be on the south docks with Sassafras. Do stop and say hello.113377
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