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  1. Thread: Stay Warm?

    by rbgarr
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    Re: Stay Warm?

    I awoke at dawn (-13 degrees, 30-40 knot gusts) to find a group of about eight pigeons in lee of our garage right up against the wall at ground level all fluffed up. They usually perch on the roof...
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    Re: Chinese spy balloon over US

    Interesting description of how difficult it is to shoot down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x2Mk7DzrnE
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    Read the following author interview for more in-depth analysis of how student debt systems developed and what may be done about them:...
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    Re: Chinese spy balloon over US

    Norm MacDonald had a great routine about xenophobia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXdtafGdIVM
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    Re: Boebert says 46% is not enough!

    She's in favor of carrying in the halls of Congress. Who would she threatened by enough to shoot, when, under what circumstances and who else might she hit? The mind boggles.
  6. Thread: Wood stove

    by rbgarr
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    Re: Wood stove

    ^^^
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Do you mean 'tides' as in rise and fall of them, or currents about fast water moving in and out of areas you'd want to sail in? A big rise and fall of tides may limit launching times and places...
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    Tom Brady retires (for good?)

    Bring on the TB 12 ads!

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/feb/01/tom-brady-retires-video-nfl-football-tampa-bay-buccaneers
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    Re: Liberals... well, you know.

    I'm not sure that 'coming together' to 'win' either in the public mind or in politics is the end-all and be-all of a good society. Yet it seems to have become so.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    Charging for people who live/work in cities and have to find a different place to park on the street each day or night is going to be major issue.
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    Re: Doesn't this get you thinking?

    A local boatyard bought a used Travellift and it arrived in an ungodly number of pieces. They guys there say it's like trying to figure out a giant 3-D jigsaw puzzle.
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    Re: When political correctness goes too far

    ^^^
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    Re: Is God trying to send Jay Leno a message?

    That's nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKnBURvKW4I
  14. Thread: How do you wipe

    by rbgarr
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    Re: How do you wipe

    Question for wife or SO: "Did you know that rubbing toilet paper across your chest makes your boobs bigger?"

    Her answer:: "No it doesn't... does it?"

    Response: "It certainly worked for your...
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    Re: Even Pence had classified documents

    I'd think classified documents would be returned (by someone assigned to do it) to whatever secure sources they came from at the end of each working day. It sounds like classification was not taken...
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    Re: Hinkley Pilot 35

    Didn't Jaime have a wood Hinckley in the Chesapeake before Airlie?
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    Re: liability insurance

    Boat US or SeaTow?
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    Re: David Crosby, 81, RIP

    "Judy Blue Eyes" by C,S&N (written about Judy Collins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWvw_uZPGDA
  19. Re: Being a Karen about my neighbor's American flag

    A local 2nd Amendment enthusiast petitioned the town fathers several years ago to mount US flags on telephone poles all around town (on about fifty of them). The effort passed and the town paid for...
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    Re: Happy Birthday to Rbgarr…

    Thank you all. Two of my grandchildren gave me faceplants in the snow for my birthday. We were all howling with laughter: https://www.facebook.com/606516163/videos/1169563110416726/
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    Re: Career Change at 59??

    https://www.nextavenue.org/think-you-are-too-old-to-start-over/
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    Re: the wussification of canada

    "I think the warning labels on alcoholic beverages are too bland. They should be more vivid. Here are a few I would suggest: "Alcohol will turn you into the same asshole your father was.";...
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    Re: David Crosby, 81, RIP

    Fifteen 'essential' Crosby songs-

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/20/arts/music/david-crosby-songs.html
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    127628
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    Re: Interesting Heat Gun

    1300 DEGREES!!!! Jeezus...
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    Re: David G's EVish Car

    MY problem with current cars whether EV or ICE is that rear visibility is shockingly bad/restricted even with rear view cameras.
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    Re: Whales washed ashore

    There have been two whale strandings here in the past five years. The first was 46' fin whale driven way up during a winter storm on a privately owned island (one house) a hundred yards from a...
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    Re: WBF changes coming?

    Not necessarily. Some time ago at members' request, Scot enabled two different ways to see recent posts: 'New Posts' show only non-Bilge threads while under 'Quick Links' you can see all posts.
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    Re: Some of you have been here over 20 years?

    Scot sez: "I have been the sole admin since I first set-up the WB Forum 28 years ago in 1995, with Hypermedia, our ISP in the then new world of internet."
  30. Re: What is your Great American Winter Road Trip?

    Not too far but next month to Cape Cod and the Herreshoff Museum for some research.
  31. Re: Maine resident scores 1.35 billion lottery ticket

    Without going into detail we essentially won a lottery of a kind in the late eighties. We paid off the house, set aside enough to pay for our three children's college educations and invested the...
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    Re: Looking for 50's Skimmar

    I recall the Skimmar skiffs were flat bottom boats, not slightly vee'd forward like the Cocktail Class.127501
  33. GOP election denier shoots up Democratic election winners homes

    or was too cowardly to do it himself, getting others to do it for him: https://www.abqjournal.com/2565117/solomon-pena-arrested-in-shootings-targeting-new-mexico-democratic-politicians-homes.html
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    Re: Keeping a boat on the beach

    Right. I see that the Ottowa River (where Hull is) isn't tidal.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    The Hilary Mantel trilogy about Thomas Cromwell. Fabulous writing.
  36. Re: Maine resident scores 1.35 billion lottery ticket

    is that mentioned as a comparison to the size of the lottery winnings?

    Meanwhile, the winnings aren't paid out of the state budget if that's the implication. The Mega Millions tickets are sold...
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    Re: Seahawks ‘Niners today

    SF's running back/receiver Christian McCaffrey is something to watch. A steamrolling SOB from a hugely athletic family... and with a knockout SO to boot:

    From his Wiki: "McCaffrey's father, Ed...
  38. Re: Maine resident scores 1.35 billion lottery ticket

    Interesting that the winner can remain anonymous and has a year to claim the choice of payout: Immediate lump sum or payout over 29 years. Which would you choose? I wonder if the winner cold set up a...
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    Re: Republicans gunning for Medicare... again

    Some possible details of proposed Soc Sec privatization: advantages vs disadvantages
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    Re: Some of you have been here over 20 years?

    As soon as the forum was announced in WB I signed up. I was #88 originally but can't recall what year it was. Anyone know when it first came online?

    Another question is who has posted most? Is...
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    Re: Republicans gunning for Medicare... again

    Byron Donalds (R) two term member of Congress and brief nominee for the speakership gives the game away by focussing on the S&P's rise as a better performing vehicle for Social Security... although...
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    McCarthy's concessions

    https://www.theonion.com/concessions-kevin-mccarthy-made-to-become-house-speaker-1849976929
  43. Re: Frustrating intermittent engine starting issue (2009 Colorado pickup)

    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I look forward to working my way through them.

    Meanwhile, if I thought I had problems, I just read that Prince Harry described this one in his new...
  44. Re: Why do most Communist Aircraft Carriers have "ski jump" bows?

    My understanding is that the blast deflectors on US carriers (which are needed for catapult launches when the planes run up to max thrust) were originally advanced enough to not deform and melt from...
  45. Frustrating intermittent engine starting issue (2009 Colorado pickup)

    Every few weeks turning the ignition key results in nothing, not a sound. Wait ten minutes and it starts right up. Summer, winter, wet, dry, it's random. Not a battery problem. Maybe some kind of...
  46. Thread: Fuel efficiency

    by rbgarr
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    Re: Fuel efficiency

    In calm conditions things are fine but with both the Bowler and Gartside vee bottom boats they will slap from time to time when waves heel the boat enough to raise the chine. Sometimes it booms...
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    Sail GP Singapore this weekend

    for us foiling freaks: https://www.koobit.com/singapore-sail-grand-prix-e8938
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    Re: some motor vessels just look right. . .

    https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/1963-vic-franck-custom-8617052/
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    Re: Have chickens gone on strike?

    "Since early this year, a deadly avian flu has been reducing poultry flocks — specifically turkeys and egg-laying hens. That's one reason for the unrelenting increase in prices. But the situation...
  50. Thread: Fuel efficiency

    by rbgarr
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    Re: Fuel efficiency

    Just a thought. The Bowler design weighs in at 3700 ls. The Gartside comes in around 4800-5000 lbs. Boats cost by the pound.
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