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    Re: Don't Discuss Racism with White People

    Thank you for sharing your wife's wisdom.
  2. Re: Trying to identify a lapstrake kayak or decked canoe

    mick must be right and this guy calling it a double paddle canoe didn't know much about boats

    http://photos.foter.com/175/yacht-designer-francis-herreshoff-at-marblehead_l.jpg
  3. Re: Trying to identify a lapstrake kayak or decked canoe

    Looks MacGegor-ish - like a Rob Roy or such. L F Herreshoff did some boats like that as well. Looks very nice.
  4. Re: Inherited a beautiful wooden boat: looking for info

    Sweet. She looks like a normal little flattie in a sort of Atkin vein that has been meticulously outfitted by a very precise person of great self-knowledge. Most suited to the slow speeds the well...
  5. Thread: Watches ?

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    Re: Watches ?

    Screaming from the '60s transistor radio, "1010 WINS New York."
  6. Re: St. Pierre Dory... For a greenhorn builder?

    Good choice. The CLC folk really rose to the challenge here. Superbly versatile day boat that's also able to do some beach-camp-cruising. I recommend keeping with the design, especially no cabin...
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    Right Wing Fight Club

    [And here we go with the hard right embracing hard violence. I recall in the sixties when some of the militant left went in for "defensive" street violence. Snake formations. Moving wedge units. ...
  8. Re: Is Trump getting ready to pull a Palin and quit?

    Remember that Trump quitting is the first step to the American pseudo-christian talibanesque theocracy that Pence champions.
  9. Re: Two small dories. Want to build one of them, but what be better?

    Sad to say, no. It was years ago and the pics from those pre digital days went down with Goblin in Hurricane Bob.

    It was one of two built side by side just the same except that this one was CPES...
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    Re: Dramatic Rescue in downtown Toronto

    There are stunt pullers who want to be noticed, but this young woman does not appear among them. If she wanted to be noticed, she'd have found a way to make the climb in daylight.

    When I did a...
  11. Re: Two small dories. Want to build one of them, but what be better?

    On getting a long boat up:

    Build an extension tube into your forward rack bar. If it's as long as the bar, then when you pull it half way out you have plenty of bury left.

    This lets you...
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    Re: This is my ideal...

    Wow.
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    Re: Important and timely new definitions

    Yep. And the new one is due out in a week or so I think.
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    Re: Quote of the Day

    Spot on.
  15. Re: You have the right to consult with an attorney

    Just don't use AG Sessions. He'll be needing his own attorney.
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    Against the False "Christians"

    [IMc - Even if you missed the events that occasioned these remarks, Hughs makes the context quite clear. It's good to see authentic Christians stand up against the pseudochristian haters.]
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    Re: The world needs more of this !!!!

    As pioneered by our former president.

    http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2009/07/30/beer1__1249002544_6971.jpg
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    Re: Free Speech - an example

    I don't see that he lied. He makes his living as an engineer. That makes him a professional engineer even though, since he's not licensed for work that he doesn't do anyway, he's not - note the...
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    Re: Immigration: a heavy-handed approach

    I hope they rule the right way. And I hope that our justice department remembers that our constitutional rights extend to ALL persons within US jurisdiction, not just citizens.
  20. Re: Two small dories. Want to build one of them, but what be better?

    I'm with Adam. Make the Gull.

    Besides the principle rowing station make two more going forward, one so that when your 10 year old is aboard you're nicely balanced, and one further forward for...
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    Re: Cat vs. rather large rattlesnake

    I muscled up on to a shelf on a nice rock in Connecticut to see a rattler with a coil thick as my forearm waking up and irritable. I just rolled off glad I had a second who could do a good running...
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    Re: Wrap your mind around this!

    Very cool.
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    North Korean Nukes?

    [IMc - The record of negotiation with North Korea establishes that crazy as they are, it can do some good. Just because they are frustratingly insane does not mean we should bomb them.]

    Published...
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    Re: best wife ever

    A scythe is certainly best for rough ground and steep hills. And as manual labor goes, it's surprisingly restful.
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    Re: best wife ever

    For real exercise, get her something like this from Lehman's. Accept no inferior products.

    I grew up with a reel mower. Once I learned how to keep it sharp and adjusted, it was great. As a kid...
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    Re: Dramatic Rescue in downtown Toronto

    I hope we hear what was really up with this. Most odd.

    Very fine rescue work.
  27. Re: First Boat - Newbie Questions - John Gardner's 14ft Semi Dory

    Actually, before lofting full size, loft and build a model. When I built Leeward, the Chamberlain gunning dory, I went with 1-1/2" = 1'. That's handy as then 1/8" represents an inch - easy to use...
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    Kedgers' of Yore

    Grounding and kedging are not the main points of either of these bits in the current WoodenBoat but:

    Stan Grayson always manages to write the book I wanted to write, had I the patience, research...
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    Re: A clever puzzle

    It's obvious that the dovetail must be on a diagonal. The magnet holding the ball is the clever bit.
  30. Re: a little addition to the self defense discussion

    An untrained unthinking person with a firearm escalated a non-lethal situation into the death of a crazy person.

    I personally feel that charging first degree murder is an overcharge, possibly in...
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    Re: OUTBOARD MOUNTING for DOUBLE ENDER

    A little info helps. Is this a double ended like a canoe? Perhaps a bit larger like a gunning dory? Or maybe a small sail boat? Keel of centerboard? I mean really, do you expect a meaningful...
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    Re: Another TRMP Executive Order Blocked

    Some good from the bench. The ruling is broad enough that the administration would be nuts to take this to the Supreme Court.
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    Trump Geography

    [IMc - Well, if Trump is confused about north and south steaming aircraft carriers, why not a state? I don't know how to make a screen shot of his tweet but here's the text. In fairness, Wisconsin...
  34. Christians Arrested Protesting Trump Budget

    [IMc - There are Christians who are Christians.]

    Traci Blackmon, other faith leaders arrested in D.C. opposing 2018 budget proposal

    April 24, 2017
    Written by Connie Larkman

    Blackmon,...
  35. Re: What does it mean, to serve one's country?

    But back to the OP - Good thoughts.

    Service is always a complex of rewards and sacrifices and that is perfectly natural. Speaking for myself, retired low paid organizer, the sense of service...
  36. Re: What does it mean, to serve one's country?

    oznabrag and I agree about a universal draft. Age eighteen. Two years.

    Deferments, not excuses out - to age twenty six for college and higher training to commit one to a more responsible service...
  37. Re: Entire Senate to Visit White House For Korea Briefing

    I had hoped - a hope rapidly diminishing - that Trump could manage this without making it an (un)reality tv show.

    Playing chicken on the highway some of the art is getting the other guy to steer...
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    Re: R.I.P. Robert Pirsig

    I overlooked this when I posted another thread. Suffice it to say here that as a philosopher I wandered between considerably more severe - "quality" in Pirsig's usage was about as nourishing as...
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    Re: Motorcycling to Enlightenment

    I looked but did not see that this news is already up.
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?222528-R-I-P-Robert-Pirsig
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    Motorcycling to Enlightenment

    [IMc - I was then and remain unimpressed by Pirsig's marshmallow approach to philosophy but there's a risk to popularizing anything, especially if one is confused by color and unable to discern form....
  41. Re: life expectancy of some wood fence posts

    Life expectancy is not the only thought. Black locust is indeed very rot resistant and the endgrain is so tight that there is almost not water uptake. Mostly the grain is fairly straight so you can...
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    Re: Barndoor Rudders on catboats

    The rule of thumb - or rule of three fingers - is a starting point but at least on the cats and other gaff rigs I've sailed has limitations.

    For a Marconi sail, a nice rule of thumb is haul up...
  43. Thread: Waiting

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    Re: Waiting

    Great old pic.
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    Re: Barndoor Rudders on catboats

    Balanced rudders are fun but they create huge shear strains on the rudder post. In practice one rarely sees a lead of even 15% for a sailing boat, less for a fast power boat.

    Another bright...
  45. Re: Would you pay $200 for a pair of sunglasses?

    Renyard38's post reminded me of a flight to Africa with Dad. I was a young teen so it must have been a DC-8 or maybe a 707 - before the jumbo. I was in the jump seat as, with dawn nearing, we...
  46. Re: Would you pay $200 for a pair of sunglasses?

    I don't know about the Waste units but real quality is worth it. Easy for me to say since I'm stuck with needing my bifocals no matter what. For five decades I've used the basic "aviator" or...
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    Re: Don't Discuss Racism with White People

    Dan, Osborne was making a point by way of irony. Let us know if you need it explained.
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    Re: Barndoor Rudders on catboats

    Jim's point is well taken. The engineering of this bright idea is almost as complex and risky as getting the hydrodynamics right.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Just as addendum to Michael's remarks: Trump is too ignorant to understand our own Dairy Price Support Program and the associated Milk Income Loss Contract, neither of which is called farm welfare...
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    Re: Barndoor Rudders on catboats

    Given the shape of the hull and skeg with the rudder fully hung, it's not a wing at all. More like a flap. So some taper, sure. No foil.

    If you could go down, making an easier helm would be...
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