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  1. Re: Van.CL 12' Gartside designed boat with sail, $1,000........

    Not really. It is only 5-6 miles north of Sechelt, on a paved road. Or about the same by water. The Sechelt Inlet is a brilliant small-boat cruising area. Just stay away from the 14 kt tidal...
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    Re: Time to stop World War II planes from flying?

    Not quite true. Modern aircraft are designed to a fatigue limit. Once it is reached, they are parked. (Check out the airport in Roswell, NM.) Too expensive to replace spars, longerons, and...
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    Re: Van.CL 12' Gartside design. $1,000......

    We used to have a cabin two miles south of where that boat is located. It is an ideal boat for that piece of water. I wonder why they are selling? It is big enough to take sail'n'oar cruising,...
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    Re: Warmer winter temperatures linked to crime

    Crime is probably more consistent in lower latitudes. It is not the temperature, it is the opportunity that better weather provides. When the weather sucks, crime is lower, then the snow melts and...
  5. Thread: LYS First Build

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    Re: LYS First Build

    I suspect it is not the bow going off course, it is the stern of the boat being pushed sideways. So a skeg would make it worse, if anything. Could be both the bow and the stern being skewed at the...
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    Re: How cheap are you?

    I was thinking oil jugs. A dripping "towel rack" is not a good thing, or so I have been told!
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    Re: How cheap are you?

    Prop it upside down into the mouth of a funnel, and let it drip for days!
  8. Thread: Cat and dogs

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    Re: Cat and dogs

    I had a cat that had been raised with dogs. He understood them very well, and did not run from them. He would stand his ground, not all humped up and hissy, just ignoring the dog . If the dog got...
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    Re: Trap skiff, Battle Harbour, Labrador

    Isn't 6.5 HP kind of a lot for that boat?
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    Re: A solution to the problem with voting methods

    But what guarantee do you have that your vote will be counted with a mail-in ballot? It still comes down to having to tally the votes in a way that is accurate, unbiased, and accountable. Ours are...
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    Re: "Presidential" Medal of Freedom

    She made enough money that she could give away a whole pile of it to right wing politicians. Both of those activities (making money and funding right wingers) seem to be greatly admired...
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    Re: A solution to the problem with voting methods

    Here is weird idea: Why not teach people how to count?

    Works just fine here in Canada. Although there are voting machines coming into play in municipal elections, they are not yet widespread.
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    No vibration dampers on the SR/XT/TT500. If you rev it on the centrestand, it will creep forward.

    I wonder what the pipe that leads down from the head on the left side is for? My old beast...
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    Re: Opinion on Mini Cooper?

    It is a matter of scale. In North America, your Jazz/Fit is a small car. In Europe, it is middle sized.
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    Re: A whole new superkingdom of life

    A biologist friend of mine reckoned he could throw a rock off his back step onto the lawn, and find a Masters thesis topic within 3 feet of where the rock landed. We know nothing about this world.
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    Re: Opinion on Mini Cooper?

    Honda Fit. They are reliable, inexpensive to run, have incredible space inside, and are also fun to drive.

    I know a couple who put a foam mattress in the back and sleep in it quite comfortably....
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    Re: have you seen one of these?

    Start with the outer hex drive screw, and tap it for the inside one? Taps are cheap.

    A left hand drill bit would probably get the old screw out.

    That is one weird mishmosh of threads. I...
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    33km/l !!!! That is over 93 MPG imperial. Best I ever pulled off was 30+, at rock-steady 80 km/h and in a full tuck, flat out on the tank.

    The original oil to the rockers went only to the...
  19. Re: Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'

    Interesting. The big one wiped out the dinosaurs, and this one may have wiped out the megafauna. But having just survived an ice age, why would more bad weather kill them off?
  20. Thread: Who dies?

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    Re: Who dies?

    Keelaghan got it right: Who Dies? Everyone dies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z37WlkwtoiI&list=PL_okj8qyFT9vTMNmp83sKLzgQWHibgsJU&index=63
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Once you know the bike, you don't need the window. Just push it over until you can feel the compression, open the valve a bit and push the crank around a bit further, then pull the lever back to top...
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    Re: Lion Air 737 crashes

    True enough. But the stories are consistent with what is believed to have crashed the plane. And they did replace the AOA sensor. So either they screwed up the install and calibration, or the...
  23. Thread: Who's 'The Base'?

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    Re: Who's 'The Base'?

    Just the fact that Evangelicals voted does not make the election "unfree". Voter suppression, creation of lies about opponents, and (possible) collusion with foreign powers to spread and legitimize...
  24. Thread: Who's 'The Base'?

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    Re: Who's 'The Base'?

    Given what happened in 2016, he may have been correct. 2018 was not a great example of democracy in action either, judging by the efforts to disenfranchise so many. But I doubt that Obama winning...
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    Re: Who else will “resign”?

    I don't get the guy. He wants the rest of NATO to pay more, but is against a pan-European army? Why should he care, if it gets what he wants at NATO?
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Not only does it "still have" a kickstarter, it has ONLY a kickstarter!

    I still have the 1978 version of that bike, an SR500E. It is good fun to ride at 80 km/h on twisty roads. It is quite able...
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    Re: VA healthcare reform

    And you think a privatized system will be better?
  28. Re: "My philosophy is always to hire the best from the best." -Donald Trump

    From what I have seen, the few times Trump has appointed someone more competent than he is, they have had a very short career.
  29. Thread: WW I Tribute

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    Re: WW I Tribute

    That is pretty impressive. Both the wire figures, and the movie being shot in Port Moody.

    One thing that bothers me is the figures in the churchyard holding their rifles reversed - with the...
  30. Thread: Camo

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    Re: Camo

    I remember hitching through Switzerland one Saturday when their "weekend warriors" were out. (Note that I don't mean to use this term in a disparaging fashion.) Lots of trucks and jeeps went by,...
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    Re: Thinking about buying a Thistle (woodie?)

    I found Albacores to be quite tippy - even with Laser-tuned reaction times. That is with the stock rig, and 2 aboard. Fast! I would not recommend it for single handing with stock rig.
  32. Re: These tiny, crackly bubbles are a new type of volcanic ash

    Are these nature's microballoons?
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    Re: Jeff Sessions resigns!

    In other words, an absolute democracy? Like an absolute monarchy or absolute dictatorship?

    Would you agree that the US (like all other democratic governments) is a constitutional democracy?
  34. Thread: TV series finales

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    Re: TV series finales

    The Prisoner, with Patrick McGoohan.
  35. Thread: Wide load

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    Re: Wide load

    Makes sense. I am more used to Salish Sea conditions than North Atlantic in the winter. I was applying the same logic to the situation as to my vehicular one: why drive a truck if I only need the...
  36. Thread: Wide load

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    Re: Wide load

    Wouldn't towing a barge full of traps for dumping day be a more economical way to set them? Less boat required so lower initial cost, and cheaper to run as well.
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    Re: Sailing/rowing/motor sailing dinghy decisions.

    15 HP is way too much for that little boat. 5 HP is more than enough. Even that much can rattle her to pieces.

    Fast skiffs are capable of working in both planing and displacement modes. To...
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    Re: Wide load

    Or just cuts off the first 4 feet, creating a 45 foot punt.
  39. Thread: Crazy lobsters

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    Re: Crazy lobsters

    But if you look at it under yellow light....
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    Re: Another multiple shooting today

    Rob has a good point. If everyone took it personally, this would get fixed.
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    Re: What about this Bicycle ?

    Sounds about right for a $2k bike.
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    Re: And then the murders began

    I suspect they are thinking this is the beginning of a "night of the long knives" in Trump's government.
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    Re: Jeff Sessions resigns!

    Perhaps they think they are in line for a job? The more knocked off the top, the better.

    If they can ignore his blatant lies, hypocrisy, ignorance, crudity, etc., etc. ad infinitum - why not...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    But he doesn't believe in radiometric dating, so .....
  45. Thread: Dash cams

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    Re: Dash cams

    I will add to the Russian dash cam list:

    - Driving in very poor weather, usually WAY too fast.
    - Documenting Ladas and their drivers committing suicide

    It is rare to see an old Lada that...
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    Re: Jeff Sessions resigns!

    Time for Mueller to arrange a leak. Before his work gets buried.
  47. Re: Discovery in Borneo Cave Just Crushed The Record For The Oldest Known Figurative

    It is probably the pigments that they are dating. The pigments often contained organic materials. Paint has been around a long time...
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    Re: Galvanic corrosion

    Copper bottom paint has been around for a long, long time. TBT didn't come into use until the 1960's. It was highly effective, and replaced a lot of copper paints until it was discovered to be so...
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    Re: Why liberals think Trumpistas are stupid

    Better dead than Democrat?
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    Re: As ye sew so shall ye reap

    That would make a good motto for someone who makes their own sails:

    "As ye sew, so shall ye reef."
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