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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    Small Craft Advisor has recently run a series of articles on water ballast. They just went 100% digital so accessing their archives should be pretty easy.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    It's going to be a while before the butter melts
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    You might look at Iain Oughtred's "Haiku" too
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    We got rid of the property ownership requirement for voting eligibility a long time ago so the idea he rents a place isn't the issue. The idea that he appears to have moved back to a state he left a...
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    When somebody says "flattie" I think of this:
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Flapjack-Skiff/i-GLD3TQc/0/ed1f4c5f/L/2022071516570490--406900965421949672-IMG_2049-L.jpg
    A simple single chined open...
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    Questions about his residency aren't new, IIRC it was brought up and ignored in the primaries.
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Autumn-Leaves-Dawson-1019-15HiResPSweb-2000x1651.jpg...
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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    https://youtu.be/3Dlkctf4u3I

    Wind driven indeed, and it appears to be coming off the water where it is pretty hard to get fire fighting resources. Older dried out wood buildings on the waterfront...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Now we're into Craig Vetter territory:

    https://www.craigvetter.com/images/High%20mileage%20fairing%20kit/high-mileage-formula.jpg
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Ford had those jacked up "High Boy" trucks for the same reason, clearance for the transmission. If I were going to build something like that I'd rather it be at a more "normal" ride height. If the...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Now this gets my ICE juices going, probably ought to be over in the "restomods" thread too. Modern suspension, put a nice little bio-diesel engine in there mated to 4x4 running gear...

    I need to...
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Scenery/i-9c9WQjg/0/e82460a8/L/6FDB22FE-A1FD-46DD-A155-338035E0DC7D-L.jpg
    It was in the high 30's out there and less than inviting this morning, but I guess if...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    https://www.madmaxmovies.com/mad-max/mad-max-cars/max-hj-sandman-panel-van/Radiator.JPG

    From the first Mad Max movie, Holden Sandman
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    https://64.media.tumblr.com/fc1abf4b6fbc8fea821809159dd9bd86/tumblr_p8fkmrtcxh1wnar7no2_640.jpg

    Funny how many versions of Beetles there are with a wagon rear end grafted on when VW would make one...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Back to shooting brakes again I see...
  16. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    That is tempting.

    My former in-laws had a number of rental houses they bought for $1.00 from the city of Milwaukee with the agreement they would be brought up to code (the houses not the...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Got home from work about an hour ago so still sorting my day. This one of my least disliked Hallmark Holidays (Xmas tops the list, has for years) but we'll be going to see some friends (a...
  18. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    Mine's in better shape
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NJX3vVB/0/L/i-NJX3vVB-L.jpg
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Oonagh9467web-1500x1164.jpg
    Oonagh/Arriba as seen in the September issue of Small Boats. 11'-8"x5'-0". Looks to me like you could easily have...
  20. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    My Bronco has proven to be a stout little truck too. Ridiculously stiff suspension but drop it into 4-low and not much can stop it.

    (If you know anybody with stupid money they'd like to part with...
  21. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I've got a soft spot for the tintop version, sadly not available in any form here since 1995 so finding a good relatively unmolested one is tough. Solid cult following too so not exactly bargains if...
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    Re: Chartering a Sailboat in Greece

    Deceptive isn't it? Boats get stuck on one side or the other of the channel on a regular basis. That shoal off Wing Point comes up fast!
  23. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    Coyote finally got our last chicken about a week ago so we are now officially "empty nesters".

    I had two cats for a very long time
    ...
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    Re: Chartering a Sailboat in Greece

    I took the ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising certification course a few years ago with the idea I'd do some chartering. We did, once, out of La Paz Mexico. (It was a bit of a disaster but that is a story for...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    I use NE Ropes vintage 3-strand, looks good, has a nice hand and wears well.
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    From Kevin Macdonald's article on his Marsh Cat " Little T"(6/15 Small Boats Magazine)

    "The Cat likes to sail level and the weather helm is all but eliminated when it is. With a single reef and a...
  27. Thread: Damned Dams

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    Re: Damned Dams

    The ecosystem surrounding the Elwa responded faster and better than expected after dams on it were removed. Hopefully the Klamath will see good results as well.
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    They call it "fragile masculinity" for a reason.
  29. Thread: OTC Narcan

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    Re: OTC Narcan

    it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    I've administered narcan multiple times, there are things to be aware of. One is that the overdosed person you just woke up is likely to be upset...
  30. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    I guessing he was watching one of the "Twilight" movies and went Team Jacob


    https://youtu.be/64pYKH5THEQ
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    https://youtu.be/FgoJWgDnDe8

    Very cool, I didn't know the wishbone had so much adjustment. There was a Nonsuch that sailed pretty regularly out of Eagle Harbor in weather that kept the rest of on...
  32. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    Good point
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-x3kLqtx/0/L/i-x3kLqtx-L.jpg
    Caught while heading out for a mid-pandemic cruise. Note that my feet are about 12" below the waterline and my head would...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Note that when I stop by to supervise your work it is usually in the Miata...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    It's worth reading all of Rebecca Solnit's article. The bit OR pulled out is actually a story related to her by another woman and is used to illustrate a larger problem. The preceding paragraphs:
    ...
  35. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    I frequently stand while sailing my Eun Mara (19'-9" LOD) and used to bring my Deer Isle Koster to the dock SUP-style. I think you want to look at form stabilty/beam at waterline not just length.
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    #19, what did I miss?
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    https://youtu.be/pNyn0SYBB-c

    These folks have been working on electric conversions, their selling point is that you don't have modify the car. Everything bolts in so if you want to go back to ICE...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    I feel the same way about my Miata. I'm guessing Sunburst Yellow, right? Mine is an automatic which really works just fine for me.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GM8C2bH/0/L/i-GM8C2bH-L.jpg...
  39. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    If Walker loses the runoff, how fast do you think he'll move back to Texas? A state where he claimed a "homestead" property tax exemption on his house for the past ten years before moving back to...
  40. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    Ever notice those big-wheeled/lifted vehicles on the used market always need new tires?
  41. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    I work with a bunch guys who have big trucks that are mostly used for commuting/mall crawling while they grumble about the cost of fueling up. One of them eventually "downsized" from a dually to a...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    They deliberately under fund the IRS, one of the rallying cries of the last election was that the Democrats wanted to hire more agents to improve tax collections.

    From the IRS itself:

    Based on...
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    Re: EV’s are becoming mainstream

    As seen on the internet:
    The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration said that the average driver traveled 12,724 miles in 2020. That's down from 14,263 average...
  44. Re: Trolling for Pless: Is there anything more disappointing…

    Is that served cold? The bread doesn't look toasted and the cheese is not melted...not what I'd expect from a Reuben.

    With only 5 ingredients each one counts. Anybody got a good corned beef...
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    Re: Poor Disadvantaged Illinois

    In the 2010 election 1,030,033 people did not vote for Scott Walker, the election was decided by 98,980 votes. As I recall (not being a Wisconsinite) he governed as though he had much more of a...
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    The idea of a "practice wall" is pretty smart. I seem to remember seeing one from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding at a previous Port Townsend WBF. IIRC it was curved like the side of a...
  47. Thread: Home burial

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    Re: Home burial

    I thought about this and decided I've spent enough time trying to not end up feeding the crabs that burial at sea doesn't feel right. Having spent a career trying to not burn up in a fire cremation...
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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    Why not? We hashed this out here in 2012: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?143753-Solid-vs-hollow-mast
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    My understanding is that anything that breaks the seal of the facepiece to skin reduces the effectiveness of the respirator considerably. Remember, if you can smell your work the respirator isn't...
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    Getting the fit right is important. This is a bit long for a C&P but worth reading: https://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/resources/respirators-choosing-the-size.html


    By law I get fit-tested for...
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