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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.
  5. 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...
  7. Thread: Fife Regatta 2022

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    Re: Fife Regatta 2022

    Fast and bonnie. My lottery winnings boat.
  8. 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.
  11. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    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...
  15. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    Please continue..... and has anyone heard from Jay?
  16. 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.
  18. 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.
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    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....
  22. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Re: Mercedes just sold the world's most expensive car for $142 million

    There's no denying it's a superyacht. Leavitt died and it got sold, she has a different name now.
  26. Re: Visiting my Dad in Florida and I'll probably be bringing covid home.

    40,000 posts Joe. Well done.
  27. Re: Mercedes just sold the world's most expensive car for $142 million

    La Belle Simone?
  28. Thread: Moving to Poland

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    Re: Moving to Poland

    What an adventure ....for your pupils too....I'm jealous as all heck.
    Quite a blow to your former/present school, but it seems, you were not getting the respect. Remember that many of your pupils...
  29. Re: the woodenboat show, ebses, and afterparty thread

    Tom, great advice, thanks. You probably don't realise that Steven's wife, Mary, is a highly regarded nurse.
    As I said, good advice nevertheless.
  30. Re: the woodenboat show, ebses, and afterparty thread

    I've had more vacillation over this than almost any subject.
    I have finally decided that I am not attending. We are going to Iceland on the 27th, and then onto Wales. I don't want to be exhausted...
  31. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I'm certain he'll use sitka for the spars.
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    A nice explanation of stability:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEJ0MuTspFk
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    Re: Brain computer interface

    Maybe he had watched Barbarella too many times.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Thanks once again. Did you have to raise the boom to fit the dinghy on the coach roof?
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    Re: Brain computer interface

    I already have probes in my brain, it is wired to a computer and battery in my chest. I had it recalibrated last Monday. It took a few minutes for the external laptop to download the information,...
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    Re: Paul Johnson dinghy

    I started this thread way back when, my health got in the way of building this boat. Here is the now erased picture.

    110509
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Much as I hate to agree with Joe....I do.


    BTL (back to lurking).
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    Re: what is the best movie you have seen recently

    Ian Mc, Jim Mahan and I say CODA, it's excellent.
  39. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    It's all over with Checca (Francesca), unless he can woo her back in two weeks
  40. Re: Eighteen wheelers, box trucks, delivery vans and electric drives

    No mention of Nikola.
  41. Re: Eighteen wheelers, box trucks, delivery vans and electric drives

    In the UK, they have been electric milk delivery vehicles for more than 125 years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_float
  42. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Lots of planing and sawing, not much in the way of explanaton

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXwQCqsyvtg

    Leo has gone home for a couple of weeks. Let's hope immigration lets him back in, when...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Have you tried hauling your phone up the mast and using it as a “hot spot”?
  44. Thread: Dragging Anchor

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    Re: Dragging Anchor

    According to public records his phone is three six zero 379 five four two six. I don't know him well enough to call.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Good onya (Doctor) Zoe.
  46. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    What are all these cobwebs? I treated myself to a new laptop. It should make posting here easier.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcXAp12er-E
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    Re: WBS class? Build Your Own Houseboat!

    Www.themainemag.com/rocking-the-boat
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    Re: Seeking Mirror 16 Plans

    There’s a group on Facebook called “Dinghy and boat advice”.
    You could try there. They are mostly British and very resourceful.
    I vaguely remember something about Mirror 16’s on there.
  49. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I heard “ballast keel” too.
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    Even more deck stuff. Plus the really cute captain of the Lady Washington.
    https://youtu.be/emdW3VfHZiw
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