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  1. Re: Dude's, the freakin' world is gonna end on Saturday. How 'bout a freakin' thread?

    Works for me. Later in the day would be better.
  2. Re: Have you ever dropped your keel just to check the bolts?

    Not SS - but wrought iron. Can't say the age, I'm sorry to say. This was the best (by far) of 7:

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  3. Re: Dude's, the freakin' world is gonna end on Saturday. How 'bout a freakin' thread?

    Thank goodness - I'll be back home by then so I have better windows to watch through.

    Better get some beer though - I'd hate to run out!
  4. Re: Trump Wants Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue

    Yep - gotta copy his heroes.

    I do have to give credit where due. I like "Rocket Man"
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    Re: Swordfishing boats, Louisbourg, NS

    Here's a NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/11/us/how-to-catch-fish-in-vermont-no-bait-no-tackle-just-bullets.html?mcubz=1

    It is most commonly done with rifles (usually a .22) though
  6. Thread: Aawww Shucks!

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    Re: Aawww Shucks!

    True - but us other coasters have some good 'uns too.
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    Re: Swordfishing boats, Louisbourg, NS

    Or in a lake/stream. In Vermont you can still fish with a rifle/handgun.

    How often do you get to tell a fish to "make my day!"?
  8. Thread: Aawww Shucks!

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    Re: Aawww Schucks!

    Yum
  9. Re: FLA idiocy. Backup generator = good. Solar panel = bad.

    And if they won't pay, they'll shut 'em down.
  10. Re: FLA idiocy. Backup generator = good. Solar panel = bad.

    Pretty simple to add a disconnect that senses line voltage. If Voltage, connect, if none, disconnect.

    In fact - they are required by law & most have them.
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    Re: HiLiner on VT CL

    I think he's trying to get any of us in trouble!

    I can hear him as he posts these: "Ha, who am I gonna snooker into this one?!?"
  12. Thread: It's a Yuequin

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    Re: It's a Yuequin

    That's "fret less" - not "fret free" - correct? :)
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    Re: Alright, 'Know it alls'...

    The proper method for dealing with recalcitrant monitors & confusers is defenestration, not a firing squad.

    As a confuser professional, I actually am qualified to say this! ;)
  14. Re: The Ken Burns interviews leading into the 18-hr Viet Nam Special are getting - -

    Yes, she did - but because if Citizen's United, we have no idea what was spent by PACS that were not purely in support of one candidate. For example, the Koch brothers spent 900 million & I'm sure...
  15. Re: The Ken Burns interviews leading into the 18-hr Viet Nam Special are getting - -

    And - if you volunteered, you got far more chances, options, etc. From what I remember, Drafted=Infantry=Rice Paddy.
  16. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    Well said Dody!
  17. Re: Trump’s Popularity Has Dipped Most In Red States

    I'm proud to see his approval rating is lowest in Vermont :)
  18. Re: The Ken Burns interviews leading into the 18-hr Viet Nam Special are getting - -

    Hasn't it always been?
  19. Thread: Dad Brag

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    Re: Dad Brag

    Great! Norwich is a darn good school.

    Good hockey team too.
  20. Re: The Ken Burns interviews leading into the 18-hr Viet Nam Special are getting - -

    I can't speak to being in any war. I think I can speak to differing perceptions of Vietnam & WW2 though.

    My dad was prevented from joining any service in WW2, as they put him to work at...
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    Re: The new boat, Cape Breton

    "You really think you can do that? "Sure I can!"

    I like that pic.
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    Re: A good catch in Prospect, NS

    There's something fishy in the bilge? Say it ain't so!

    :p
  23. Thread: Evolution

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    Re: Evolution

    Which is why I use +

    ;)
  24. Thread: Binoculars

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    Re: Binoculars

    Those Nikons sound like a good deal. I have a pair of Fujinons that I've been really happy with - they float + compass & rangefinder.

    I think this is the current equivalent ($160): ...
  25. Thread: It's a Yuequin

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    Re: It's a Yuequin

    I wasn't.

    Boat? What boat? Oh - now I see what you old guys are talking about.
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    Re: How many sock puppets exist in The Bilge?

    Hey - it takes time to spin a yarn like that...
  27. Thread: Motown

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    Re: Motown

    I love markets like that - but unfortunately for me, it takes an urban center to support one. Your pics remind me of the Atwater Market in Montreal - except your signs are in English...
  28. Re: 10 greatest sightings from NOAA’s exploration of the deepwater Pacific

    Good stuff - thank you.
  29. Thread: EYW

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    Re: EYW

    Well of course they waited this long - it's all a climate change hoax & KW is full of liberals.

    Wow - the marker took a hit & I bet a lot of the old houses in KW did too.

    Most importantly - is...
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    Re: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Thanks for all the great pics folks!

    Gonna have to get back out there again sometime soon - my last trip was a blast.
  31. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    :)

    I wouldn't say it's your "WBF personna". You've certainly given me good advice! Maybe I need to argue with it, eh?
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    Re: I'm growing exhausted...

    I do too - however I know that next election I will 100% ignore the Rep. column - even if it means voting for someone convicted of animal abuse for dogcatcher.
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    Re: How many sock puppets exist in The Bilge?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWpND8GhBuU

    ETA: let the song continue into the next one - a slowe(er) ride... :)
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    Re: Small sailboat that can be comfortably sailed

    A Pete Culler Pretty Good Skiff for sale with trailer:

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    Re: I'm growing exhausted...

    ^ This. The lying & such has become so "normal" that I have become weary. Will I vote against all Republicans next election? Yes - more than ever. In fact, until Trump I don't believe I ever...
  36. Re: Dangerous religious infection in the military

    How can freedom of speech apply here? He is supposed to be in support of all of his troops - not just the ones he "likes". Oughta be tossed out on his ear.
  37. Re: Restoration of 126ft 1929 (Steel yacht) l Cabinet Maker Marine joiner Needed.

    It's not you sir! Larks puts it very well. I hope you'll ignore the curmudgeons/jerks & continue to post about this adventure.
  38. Thread: vt cl barn find

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    Re: vt cl barn find

    Yep - Pomfret (& a separate town South Pomfret) are near White River Junction and Woodstock. So. Pomfret is the home of Suicide Six ski area - world famous!
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    Re: How many sock puppets exist in The Bilge?

    C'mon guys! Paul & Rob - you're both good 'uns. Rob - please calm down, Paul please give Rob some slack.
  40. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    At least we don't look funny! :p

    One of these days I'm gonna have to learn what immature means.
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    Re: How many sock puppets exist in The Bilge?

    Ask McMullen?
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    Re: dave barry on sailors

    Nope - no downer. Well maybe a qualude - oh wait, did I just say that?
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    Re: Should he stay or should he go.

    You don't remember the "I want it now" of that age?

    I really think you guys are on Geng's case way too much. I think he's laid it out pretty clearly & has a plan that works reasonably well. ...
  44. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    There has been plenty (aka too much) of good ol' boy stuff here - mostly in the Bilge. I've never understood why some posters here weren't banned for their behavior/baiting. That being said -...
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    Re: Progressives: what're we fighting for?

    While we need to "hold the fort" on the first things, I completely agree on the deferred maintenance.
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    Re: dave barry on sailors

    Sorry Rob. I was just funnin' & sometimes I can go too far - as I obviously just did.

    I figured out back in college that I was a lightweight - so very luckily avoided most of the pain. Not to...
  47. Re: Restoration of 126ft 1929 (Steel yacht) l Cabinet Maker Marine joiner Needed.

    Hi -

    I'm not sure what prompted post #18 - but I'm sorry someone was rude. Maybe their post was removed? If so - good.

    I am looking forward to hearing more about this project - though can add...
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    Re: A cool subway brass band

    I thought that was fun. Thanks Norm!
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    Re: dave barry on sailors

    ftfy :p
  50. Re: Donald Trump backers in despair at talks with Democrats

    Trump supporters expected him to actually do what he said? Really? I knew they weren't bright, but a 3 year old can easily see he's always been a lying sack of...

    As much as I detest Trump, I...
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