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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    Overland, I would recommend starting with an inexpensive "ski boat" mirror which Autonomous recommended, and are found in many places like Cabelas and Bass Pro type sites. I am currently using...
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    Re: John Muir Way-also Scotland

    There are wild camping spots along the way. We met some people who did this for some stages. Booking at B&B pubs would be best if you want to avoid carrying a heavier pack with camping gear. If you...
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    Re: John Muir Way-also Scotland

    My wife and I recently completed the West Highland Way. We consider this one of the best long distance treks we have done so far. I would highly recommend booking accommodations before hand. Any...
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    Re: R2ak 2022

    I agree, but he accomplished a lot that I would be proud to claim. He built a beautiful Pathfinder with a Gunter Yawl sailing rig and made it across to Victoria and beyond under tough conditions.
  5. Re: Does anyone have experience in charging the Horizon 870 VHF radio from 12VDC?

    Thanks Rick!
  6. Re: Does anyone have experience in charging the Horizon 870 VHF radio from 12VDC?

    Steven and Rgthom, thanks for replies. I am curious how you regulate the voltage from the 26 V power source.
  7. Does anyone have experience in charging the Horizon 870 VHF radio from 12VDC?

    Hi, I have an older but so far very reliable Horizon 870 VHF GPS radio system. I am planning to use this again on the Salish 100 event coming up in July. Last year I used my single NiCad battery...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Very cool! Holding a small child is a special treat.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    A quick wood working project for my son. I used left over pieces of Ash and fitted to a small corner in his bathroom.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Looking at Windy app I don’t see how the outside route will have favorable winds, but of course I am no expert…
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    It actually looks like three boats are taking the outside route…


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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Looks like another day with strong winds in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Weather conditions in the Strait of Juan de Fuca look rough today. Forecast for winds 25 to 35 kts.


    From the web site:

    Proving Ground Update from Race HQ

    With a weather forecast between...
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    The R2AK web site has a live race tracker feed.

    https://r2ak.com/

    They should also post some video updates taken along the way as the race progresses, at least they did prior years.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yah, OK but I started my forestry career in SE Alaska, where it rained all the time! I loved it.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I envy that rain picture. It would be great to have that type of rain here!
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    Re: A Seil in California

    James, Great progress on your build. I love the boat shed. Your boys are such great helpers!
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yes, I did several capsize drills last year, and will do more again once the water gets a bit warmer.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Two old guys riding old BMWs.

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    You do amazing restoration work. I have messed around with old motorcycles and cars but not to the extent that you have! Is that the Mercedes 250C in the background?

    I had a 1980 Mercedes 300CD...
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    James, I am using twist gear ties to hold the cot feet onto my support boards. The boards are held in place with quick-grip clamps. I like to use these clamps since I can mount them with one hand....
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    Fitting a replacement tarp to my tent and getting ready for the Salish 100 coming up in July. Last year I used a dark blue tarp which worked fine, but it could get too warm in the sun. Hanging my...
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    Re: Garrison Keillor’s Best Essay Yet

    Thanks for the link. My wife and I miss listening to him. He is a talented writer and story teller.
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    Re: a red america gun story

    I have to agree that in the end it is best to get along as best you can with your neighbors. I have a neighbor whom I really do not like and have nothing in common with, but I go out of my way to...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    Excellent! I like the light contrast and color of your picture. More info on your camera please?
  27. Re: Balanced Lug on Pathfinder Leech Flutter

    Another update on my adjustments to address leech flutter. Over the winter I sent my sail back to Nat Wilson who made these sails. Nat added a leech line, which is really what I should have started...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    We saw a break in the weather so we climbed to the top of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    We completed our Scotland hike today.

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    I am proud of my wife. This was a challenging trek. 96 miles in 7 days with some strenuous stages. She is a Bonnie Lass.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    We are having a tremendous hiking adventure. The people here are so friendly and warm. I highly recommend a trip to Scotland. Apparently there is an important football game occurring tonight.
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    Re: Bluebells

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    As a retired forester I am fascinated with the rich diverse Scottish ecosystem.
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    Re: Bluebells

    I don’t know any better coming from a dry climate. I think they are beautiful.


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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    This section of the hike is named the Devil’s Staircase.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    We finished another day hiking the highlands. This is a beautiful expansive landscape that is hard to capture in a picture.

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    This was our longest day so far 18.5...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Unfortunately we did not have time for the museum but I did stop by the boat shop near the harbor. They were working on some interesting boats.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yes. I have also been forced to watch some of the series. Entertaining but I can’t compete with the Jamie Fraser appeal. This is apparently a big tourist attraction in Scotland these days.
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    If we pass any standing stones my wife does this and murmurs something about Jamie. Should I be concerned?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Some photos taken along our West Highland Way hike. We are enjoying the magnificent scenery and the people we meet along the way.

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    Overlooking Loch Lomond
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    We are in Scotland, today we spent the day in Glasgow. This is from the Kelvingrove Art Museum. An amazing collection of Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso and Salvador Dali. Glasgow is a...
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    The Anstruther harbor
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    First day on the water this year. No wind until later in the afternoon, so I rowed a while. I rowed about 2.5 miles and averaged 2.25 mph according to my GPS. I tried to get 1 1/2 boat lengths...
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    Re: Tinnitus

    A good friend of mine had tinnitus really bad. He tried everything and finally was able to get in under control through diet. In his case salt was the real problem. He does not eat or drink...
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    Re: Side trip to The Pyrenees?

    MushCreek, My wife and I recently completed a long distance hike through the Pyrenees. We consider this as one of our best treks. We did 12 stages of GR11 which traverses through some spectacular...
  45. Re: Madison Cawthorn was cited for having a gun at Charlotte International Airport

    +1 on this being staged. His choice of firearm is a part of it. The Staccato C2 is a high end concealed carry pistol with many features considered desirable, including... (drum roll) ... its made...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    First ride this year. I forgot how much fun it is to ride this BMW. I just noticed my tag is two years expired...

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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    Today's radio song.

    S.G.Goodman has a terrific voice, and great guitar work.


    https://youtu.be/s8TrrphBRNU
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Sorry to hear about the damage to your home. Hope all is well with you and your family.
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    storm fronts moving across the Wasatch
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    I-80 bridge replacement

    Local news channel recorded time lapse of this bridge replacement


    https://youtu.be/kioTN7aOnCQ
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