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  1. Re: Problen with frames lining up. Built in Whitehall tradition

    Those small frames make me think the screws are rather tiny, maybe #8?
    If the boat is to be painted, I'd be inclined to just fill the hole entirely with epoxy and skip the wood plug altogether.
  2. Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    Yes, the linked article says he found the Johnston last year in 6460 meters of water (21,180 ft.).
  3. Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    Wow. I recognized that ship's name instantly.
    For those not familiar, I highly recommend the book "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" by James D. Hornfischer.
    It is an extreme example of a...
  4. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    Hard to beat Dark Side of the Moon.

    Miles' "Kind of Blue" is the awesomest of awesome jazz albums, but I wouldn't call it rock or pop.
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    Re: Costco Hearing Aids: Review

    There are different kinds of domes you can use. Some are open and allow air and sound to pass by them. Those are great if your hearing loss is not too bad. If your loss is as bad as mine, the aid's...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I'm not happy with this equation because it does not reflect that the opened door was purposefully chosen to reveal a goat, and only a goat.
    If the door was opened randomly and happened to reveal a...
  7. Re: Can someone explain the hatred of goats?

    :D:D:D
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Too many people are ignoring the difference between a randomly opened door vs a selectively opened door. That's the key to the whole thing.
    Randomly opened door = even odds.
    Selectively opened door...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    This is 100% correct.
    If Monty randomly flung open either of his two doors, the two remaining doors would have identical odds. That would be 50/50 if the door revealed a goat, and 0/0 if the door...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    At this point, I think it might be better called "stubbornness". "Best of two" has better odds than "One of three."

    p.s. I'd really like to see a comment from you or CWSmith about Peb's...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I thought this was a very compelling argument made by peb way back at post #123. It seems to have gone unnoticed. I would sure like to see one of the 50/50 guys comment on it.
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    Re: Limit guns or limit ammo?

    It was with this post that you lost me. Clearly you are not familiar with deer rifles.
    The 60 minutes test compared the AR to a (relatively) puny 9mm hand gun round, not a "traditional deer rifle"....
  13. Re: Two people paddling vs one person rowing

    One person can easily row that boat with oars. Better than two with paddles. On a nice day, you could row it for miles.
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    What a bizarre post. No other purpose than to kill US citizens?
    Around here, semi-automatics are probably the most common hunting guns in use these days. Almost certainly so for waterfowl.
    It's one...
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    Re: 12v irrigation pump

    Don't suck the water; push it. Put the pump down by the creek.
    What's the vertical drop on the 300' downhill run? If you keep the pipe filled with water, it will create a siphon so the downhill run...
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    I forgot where I saw this one:

    "If guns aren't the problem, and people are the problem, then why would you want the problem to have guns?"
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    Re: Epoxy fairing filler

    Jim,
    Are glass bubbles the same thing as "micro balloons"?
    If so, I have used them and they make a really great fairing filler.
    That's a super price on fillers compared to what I found last time I...
  18. Re: Thank You for/about my missing post re. PT 11 mast Dimensions

    Good to hear it's working for you. Your original post is still there. It is in Building and Repair; just scroll down a bit.
    Sorry, I know nothing of the design so I can't help with the mast...
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    Re: DIY home security

    It happens from time to time. I've read about such incidents in news reports. But not often.
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    Re: Dumb and dumber

    I have never seen a residential main breaker that didn't simultaneously open both hot service conductors. This leaves only the grounded conductor (commonly called the "neutral") connected.
  21. Re: When doe EVs and hybrids show up as less demand?

    Here's another possibility:
    As the ICE car fleet shrinks, there won't be enough business to support the huge number of gas stations in the country. As the gas stations get scarcer, gas might just...
  22. Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    I, too, would call them chocks. Just another name for that style of fairlead. Personally, I think they look great on a boat,and they minimize chaffeing. I have added them to any boat of mine that...
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    Re: Finding Tufnol

    I'm certainly no expert, but the stuff we always called Micarta in die shops and stamping plants was the cotton cloth variety. I googled the name "Micarta" and it returned a description that included...
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    Re: Finding Tufnol

    It appears that Tufnol is equivalent to what is called "Micarta" here in the U.S.
    Those are trade names.
    Either one is made with layers of fibrous material (cotton cloth, linen, paper, fiberglass,...
  25. Poll: Re: Now that masks are no longer required

    I voted no, although I haven't flown lately.
    I stopped concerning myself much over COVID after I got double vaxxed and boosted.
    The poll result so far is completely at odds with what I see here in...
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    Re: Tesla. Recall

    Plenty of recalls have involved multiple models/platforms. How many models has Tesla sold?
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    Re: Tesla. Recall

    It is not a big deal. No more than for any other car maker. But the level of disdain, or even hatred, shown toward Tesla in general and Elon Musk in particular is pretty much unique in the industry....
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    Re: Whazit?

    The picture is small on my phone, but it looks like a pipe vise.
  29. Re: New white oak on the Eastern Shore

    Given that the biggest one is at 18" diameter, it might be more practical to plain saw the whole lot.
    After you have cut away the warf and perhaps the sap wood, and certainly the pith, your...
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    Re: Table saw paddle switch

    Your existing setup looks like a typical starter with 3-wire control.
    If that's the case, the easiest solution might be to leave the original pushbuttons exactly as they are and add an additional...
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    Re: Just bout a 1946 Lyman Runabout

    Wow, what a beautiful boat. Lymans were/are highly regarded.
    I agree; if there are no obvious structural issues, put the boat into the water and see what happens. Don't be surprised to see a lot of...
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    Re: Great save!

    My car has an electrically operated parking brake. What is the significance of that? Do they tend to fail?
  33. Re: i can't believe that i am posting this here

    It looks like a great car.

    I had two of the Chrysler-built minivans back in the '90's:
    Hauled stacks of 4X8 sheet goods lying flat with the tailgate closed.
    Towed my <2000 lb. boat all over the...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    ^This is it exactly.
    Like Kevin said, too little pitch may allow engine overspeed. Conversely, too much pitch for a given load will put so much strain on the engine that it won't be able to rev up...
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    Re: roof flashing, what are my chances

    Around here that would be an ice-damming nightmare.

    I have a similar condition where the flattish unheated roof over a back deck meets my "main" roof (much steeper than yours).

    I got the house...
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    Re: rivet spacing advice needed

    If the choice is between 4" or 2", I would opt for the 2" spacing.
  37. Re: 1964 Cruisers 17' Hull Repair Questions

    Fred,
    Before you get too far into your project I'd like to suggest you do a close and brutally honest examination of the lower frame ends. Your boat looks great, but it is obvious that at some...
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    Re: Lighting-series or parallel?

    Yes, wire nuts are fine in that application. Just make sure to match the size of the nut to the size and number of wires being joined.
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    Re: Lighting-series or parallel?

    Definitely run them in parallel.
  40. Re: Why are inboard engine shafts angled down ?

    Both of those Penn Yans have hydraulic trim tabs, presumably to bring the bow down. Did they come standard?
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    Re: A House Dividedů

    Well you're both still smiling, so there's that.
    Plus, you get to harbor mutual disgust toward Ohio State.
    I think you guys will be ok. :d
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    Re: Insanity among Texas Republicans

    Seems like they're a little late on the COVID 19 measures. Most states have been backing away from restrictions for awhile now. Here in Michigan, I just witnessed the nearest thing I will see to an...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    Yes, the steering is typically mounted through the tilt tube.
    The picture below is a 1984 50hp Mercury rigged with typical Teleflex steering.
    On the left you can see the steering cable coming from...
  44. Re: A couple of simple questions on abortion

    John,
    I think you know your questions are not simple.

    Regarding the first one, the enforcement seems to focus on the clinics.
    Intel gathering and surveillance, followed by a raid or bust.
    ...
  45. Re: 8ish Foot Round-bottomed Stem Dinghies

    I'm really not a sailer, but the first thing I notice is that Auk employs a leeboard, while Handy Andy has a daggerboard box. These are tiny boats, so you will have to decide whether or not you are...
  46. Re: Anti Vax Trucker Convoy Drive Across Canada to Protest Canada/USA border Vax Mand

    That does look bad, but I think we can agree that any "major" action taken by a federal government will have some unintended consequences. Hopefully, it will be resolved quickly.
    Or do you think I'm...
  47. Re: Anti Vax Trucker Convoy Drive Across Canada to Protest Canada/USA border Vax Mand

    Perhaps the disagreement here is in how people view the severity of the crime. Lack of violence does not mean absence of real crime. Bernie Madoff was non violent but his crime was real enough to...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    The bearings are swimming in the gear oil. I doubt that packing them with something else would accomplish anything other than to possibly contaminate the gear oil. That's just my opinion; I'm not an...
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    Re: Your favorite Winter Olympics event?

    Men's downhill.
    Women's downhill.
    Super G.
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    This is actually very good news. If the motor sees normal use, the lower unit oil will always look ugly and smell worse.
    The thing you really don't want to see is whitish foamy stuff coming out of...
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