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    Re: Happy birthday to James McMullen…

    Happy birthday, hoping the Covid is not affecting you too badly.
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    I was (no damage) rear ended yesterday. I was braking for a cyclist who was riding on the sidewalk, in one motion she dismounted and started walking her bike across the crosswalk.
    I got the...
  3. Thread: If you travel…

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    Re: If you travel…

    We flew from Boston to Iceland at the end of June, then a week later to Manchester, two weeks later back to Boston through Iceland all with no real glitches. The only problem was the airport in...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    She,s an Atkin Ingrid. 38 loa32 lwl. 11.3 beam 5.5 draught. 26000 lbs.
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Peerie Ma and I should write a dictionary for you. Travelling took me a while, as did jewellry. I don't think that I've spelled "cheques" the American way even after living here for 40 years.
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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    Edit….I was wrong.
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    Re: Webcam fromthe WB Pier!

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    Looks like my brain in this heat.
  8. Thread: What is reality?

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    Re: What is reality?

    Possibly the best bilge comment ever written. Or at least, the best I’ve ever read.
  9. Thread: S&S Swan 36

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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    S&S 34's are just as nice, if not nicer for a 1/4 of the price.
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  10. Thread: S&S Swan 36

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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    I've raced against one. I can't remember being impressed.

    Here's one, that judging by the instruments, has not been sailed for 40 years...
  11. Re: FAA soliciting public comments on minimum seat dimensions

    I once had a seriously huge guy sit next to me. He literally overflowed into my seat. I'm small 5'7" and 130 lbs, so it was tolerable.
  12. Thread: Look Familiar?

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    Re: Look Familiar?

    The tiller extension is vertical at rest or at least flopped over. You are making it hard on yourself.. Every racing dinghy has one of these.
  13. Thread: Look Familiar?

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    Re: Look Familiar?

    I’ve bought them with the extension already fitted.
    The oblong piece is screwed or riveted to the tiller. The T shaped piece slides into the tennon and the escutcheon holds them together. Then you...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    I wonder where his dad will be disembarking. That makes a difference to where they cruise.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    My thought too. His jib halyard block failed, so he's looking fr a calm anchorage to sort that out.
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Oh for a store like that here. Spain used to have great hardware sores called Feretteria, probably the same root as "Ironmonger".

    While pondering this, I see that Allen no longer makes them...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Interestingly, Allen keys are known as Allen wrenches here. I have no doubt that if I were to go into a local hardware store and asked for a set of Allen keys, I'd get the same blank stare that I got...
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    There's a lot of rose coloured rear view mirror in this thread. What about all the great confrontations?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpAvcGcEc0k
  19. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Review of current tasks.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_FpK6Q_wuE
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    Re: Famous Forum builds, what happened to...?

    [I][B]



    The above is from her website. According to her FB page, she was sailing as of 2020.
  21. Thread: Phillip Allen

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    Re: Phillip Allen

    Phillip at his best
  22. Thread: Phillip Allen

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    Re: Phillip Allen

    There used to be a camaraderie here. People supported each other no matter how different or obscure their views.
    Meerkat is probably the ultimate example.
    i find it sad that Phillip didn’t feel he...
  23. Thread: RIP Glen Longino

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    Re: RIP Glen Longino

    Don’t want this to slide away.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Stalking away. There ought to be a stalkers EBS.
  25. Thread: RIP Glen Longino

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    Re: RIP Glen Longino

    I took a break from the WBF while I was travelling. Not a surprise but still a shock. I hope there are a few troglodytes in heaven that he can tilt at.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Really enjoying this.
    Had you thought of putting a sleeve, made from the outside layer of another line. Just enough to not go around the drum.
    That would give you better grip, so you can get...
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    Poll: Re: Who does SCOTUS bring to the polls?

    There should be an option for "The women's vote will be enormous."
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    Thanks John.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Beauties.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    He has grown. The girls must be young ladies now.
  31. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    What's the phrase about the perfect being the enemy of the good enough?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hysYCtS5auI
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    Re: Newport to Bermuda in 33 hours!

    They have a no electronics section in the Marion Bermuda, surely that's enough/


    The only time I sailed the Newport Bermuda, there were a bunch of multihulls at Goat Island,, having just...
  33. Thread: Fife Regatta 2022

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    Re: Fife Regatta 2022

    Fast and bonnie. My lottery winnings boat.
  34. Thread: Biden 2024.

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    Re: Biden 2024.

    The next president will be from Showbiz, maybe even a rapper. Either that or emperor Putin.
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    A life well lived.
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    That was almost 40 years ago
    , do you think you replaced original planking?

    I hear she had been out of use for a while.
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    and stamina.
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    I think so, it was a long time ago.


    Edit, I'm almost certain it was the port side.
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Thanks for the pictures Wiz (and Jan).
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    I saw a similar accident in Palma. An 80 foot CRN backed into the Schaefer copy of America. America clearly absorbed some of the shock. The surveyor could find only scratches. Quite a testimony to...
  41. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    Please continue..... and has anyone heard from Jay?
  42. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Fitting the covering boards. Incredible accuracy.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT8U818Sqls
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    Re: Staysail Schooners

    and again.


    Beau Vrolyk is converting his Mayan, an Alden schooner, back to a gaff foresail. I'm eager to see the results.
  44. Thread: Meg and Me

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    Re: Meg and Me

    So sorry Ian. It was a privilege to be there at the launch.

    https://www.facebook.com/firstlightboatworks/videos/1272858996068668
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I saw you and Trevor making an appearance.
  46. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=243oW7EDWzU
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    Do we know when he bought the gun? It appears to me that a majority of these shootings were by people who were not traditional gun owners, but by people who bought the gun on the way to the carnage....
  48. Thread: Where did Lew go?

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    Re: Where did Lew go?

    Glad it's healing. I decided not to go to Mystic. There is far too much walking, and the chances of COVID.

    I hate to be the curmudgeon, but I think you risk undoing all that good work, if you go.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ed Harrow…

    Happy birthday Ed.
  50. Re: Mercedes just sold the world's most expensive car for $142 million

    At that price, I rather doubt it has any more driving in it's future.
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