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  1. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    Trump skirted all prior practice and regulation with respect to creating and making available a new vaccine to fight COVID. This was a bright spot in a mostly dismal record.

    Kevin
  2. Re: '57 42 foot Constellation. Trying to reduce 14' 6" height for road transport

    This museum's library in North Carolina holds the, "Chris-Craft Archives." Plans or info about your model may be available and may or may not prove helpful.
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    What others said.

    Do a section at a time. Wipe on wet scrubby; wipe off dry towel. Only a little will hit the floor.

    Opinions vary on pre-coating plywood with epoxy. I have found that it...
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    Re: Cell phone for dummies question.

    I have a company phone. Sometimes I appear as " ABCD Corp" on people's caller ID. At other times, my number and home town appear. Have never figured out a pattern to this. It seems random.

    If...
  5. Re: Crash course in Spanish, or a translator app?

    This is a YouTuber I follow, Mary Spender. Her latest vid is relevant

    I practice music just as she describes in this video. My guitar teacher in the 70's did not have a name for it, but now they...
  6. I agree, John. As designed, the boat likely...

    I agree, John.

    As designed, the boat likely offered three mast positions. Then, at some time in her life, a new sail of a different shape was used. Then tgey added mast steps to suit.

    Are...
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    Cable TV companies

    I'm too far from any broadcast stations. I do manage to get a snowy image of one network affiliate out of Connecticut. I have not tried satellite TV and or Internet, but friends who have abandoned it...
  8. Thread: starter?

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    Re: starter?

    Can you be more specific? That is, does the starter motor turn, but the engine does not start?

    If so, Dave's suggestion to make sure the kill switch lanyard ( now called an ECOSL) is connected. ...
  9. Re: When your neighbor is a paranoid prepper....

    Does anybody know what function the jars of peanut butter are supposed to serve?
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    I have a well. Chemicals from agriculture created...

    I have a well. Chemicals from agriculture created the need for municipal water years ago. That well is 60 feet deep. That said, one will hit groundwater in less than six feet in many places around...
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    You guys need secret handshakes, code words,...

    You guys need secret handshakes, code words, mystic actions like rapping four times on the door frame as you enter a room.




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    Mystic Mix 2022

    Cheers to our hosts, Tracey and Jim Ledger, who opened their home and hearts to us!

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    And heres Mary and Steven...
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    Here’s todays crew at the LIMM First is...

    Here’s todays crew at the LIMM

    First is all of us plus two museum volunteers.

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    Mystic Mix 2022

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    Paul on the left and Roger ( Holzbt) in the shed where a kind boatbuilder allowed us to interupt his work on this Gil...
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    Steven and Mary Bauer in the Penney Boat Shop...

    Steven and Mary Bauer in the Penney Boat Shop where this C D Mower Shore Bird is undergoing refit.

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    Lew Barrett in...
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    Today we are visiting the Long Island Maritime...

    Today we are visiting the Long Island Maritime Museum as a group. Here’s Rob enjoying a boat that wowed him. A Seaford Skiff
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    Don't you think the enslaved would come up with that idea without any third-party thinking? ( Patty Hearst Syndrome notwithstanding)

    Kevin
  18. Thread: deadline

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    Re: deadline

    Nice!
    Did you paint the Kingfisher?

    Kevin
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    Re: My favourite motor boat

    Beautiful ACB

    I think my favorite is the vaunted Merritt 37. Wood ( yellow cedar on mahogany). , built to run through coastal inlets and fish for tuna and billfish, I've had the pleasure to spend...
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    Nice, Skip! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Nice, Skip!


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    Bingo! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...

    Bingo!


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    Yes!


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    Stones, Hyde Park

    That is cool, Ron!

    My last Stones show was the Steel Wheels tour. When was that? 1989?

    The show was in Shea Stadium, which was demolished some years later

    Kevin


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    What’s your eta? Jim.. check your texts...

    What’s your eta?

    Jim.. check your texts and send me the address!

    Kevin


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    The messages are really simpler than that. One...

    The messages are really simpler than that.

    One is a vague notion of leaving what one knows for retraining, and possible relocation. Change, upheaval is this message.

    The other message is dont...
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    Ireland....Must See

    Dont miss the wild West coast in some form!

    Kevin


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    As kids we used to climb these sand cliffs in a...

    As kids we used to climb these sand cliffs in a sand mine, some 200-250 feet high. Very steep, near vertical. Slipping and sliding down 20 feet for every 50 feet of ascent was part of the game.
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  28. Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    Perhaps spend an hour at high tide, and then at low tide, observing boaters using your local ramp. I think that will give you a feel for things.

    Kevin


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    Hey, Jamie! Good to see you. Kevin ...

    Hey, Jamie!

    Good to see you.

    Kevin


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  30. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    ^ I don't know about Illinois or Washington, but in NY, if you put a motor on it, you have to register it, regardless of size.

    Kevin
  31. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    If you register as a manufacturer, I would suggest speaking to a lawyer. Were anyone to get hurt using one of your boats you might find yourself liable.

    Kevin
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    George, a building supply/ materials place.

    Google maps shows about a dozen in your great state.

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    Re: i think i might survive the day now

    No maple syrup?

    Kevin
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    Re: Interesting vessel track...

    Thanks for closing the loop.
  35. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    Steely Dan, Aja.

    Powerful, melodic, rife with hip cultural references and interesting characters, this album features some of the best playing your likely to hear...along with A-grade production. ...
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    I sold off a lot of excess marine accessories over the last year and FB Marketplace beats Craigslist hands down. It even facilitates shipping and payment, if needed.

    Kevin
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Had a screw cap in the 70's, as well. But, that's a wine cooler, not a wine.

    Same for, Thunderbird, which was a, " fortified wine." ( Two quick glances of the screw cap neck) The screw cap let...
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    Well, then we agree!
    Both public school parents and private school parents pay taxes. Benefits that accrue to one group should accrue to both.

    BTW, substituting indoctrination for education is...
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    Your premise is that students at certain schools turn out a certain way: you have not shown evidence of that.

    Further, stating that private school students are, "part of the problem" is useless...
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    Here is some US-specific data. More numbers than you probably care to crunch here: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/schoolchoice/ind_03.asp

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    Kevin
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    Re: Happy Birthday to BrianW…

    Happy Day, Brian!

    Kevin
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    Re: dubbing off the transom

    I need more info.

    Are there stowage boxes in the transom corners at transom height? if so, it might look better beveled/leveled. '
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    Re: flying into minneapolis from phoenix

    Yep.

    I connected through MSP two weeks ago. Had a three hour layover, midday. A lot of the food vendors were shut down. It was weird.

    Kevin
  44. Thread: New VHF

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    Re: New VHF

    I have used Icom radios for decades. They are top of line, top of price and have withstood being hit with green water.

    Five years ago, a venerable and old Icom gave up the ghost on a Saturday. I...
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    Unless you can provide data to show how the...

    Unless you can provide data to show how the average private school student ends up voting AND how the average public school student ends up voting, your argument is just your opinion.

    Furthermore,...
  46. Thread: $50

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    Re: $50

    I see four items: $12 bucks a piece.
    Still pricey, IMO.

    K
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    Re: World champion swimmer nearly drowns

    Yep.

    Extreme example, but not all drowning victims are out of shape, very old, very young, or non swimmers.

    Thanks for sharing this.
    Kevin
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    Do you have data to support this assertion?

    But that is thread drift.
    The thread is about govt money for private schools. Private school parents pay taxes just like public school parents do and...
  49. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    Your tires will certainly be on slime and moss when launching on a falling tide. Its a good idea to carry and use wheel chocks. While sliding into the water is good to be aware of, a jon boat isn't...
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    Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    They pay double. Their kids are as much a part of the stable society you speak of as public school kids. So if Uncle Sam provides them a little give back, why is that an issue?


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