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  1. Thread: d'oh!

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    Re: d'oh!

    Only two boats? piker...
  2. Re: They used to call it “The Aroma Of Tacoma”

    I flew in a float plane up part of the inside passage in 1987 and you could see the plumes from BC pulp mills flowing into the water and then fanning out into mile long plumes.
  3. Re: They used to call it “The Aroma Of Tacoma”

    The Tacoma smell was not from the Asarco smelter, but from the pulp mills on the tide flats. The smelter was still running in the mid 1980s and the arsenic in the air around the smelter made your...
  4. Re: They used to call it “The Aroma Of Tacoma”

    Spent my time ashore in troll season of '81 staying in low rent house in Toledo, Oregon. It was right above the GP pulp mill and the air stunk. No one complained about the pollution because Georgia...
  5. Thread: Cat pictures

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    Re: Cat pictures

    Couldn't find the feather boa; had to use a cat:

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    Re: Pete Goss's new wooden cruising boat

    I am intrigued with the idea that the dagger boards are also legs for drying out at low tide
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    Re: Pete Goss's new wooden cruising boat

    Seems to be a very well thought out boat
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    Re: A hackneyed phrase

    "Just sayin'"
  9. Re: Neighbors fight over pizza oven went to trial

    Lawsuit between neighbors are almost always about more than appears on the court pleadings. And they often go to trial because the neighbors hate each other.

    My daughter sat on the jury in a...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Salish Sea: Jervis Inlet BC soundings in meters

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    Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    Faster, lighter and cheaper:

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    Re: Megyn Kelly is a fool

    I am amused with chiropractors insisting on the title of doctor. I am amused by the MDs use the title when it has nothing to do with the situation, the docs who sign letters to the editor (or to...
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    Re: High praise for Gordon Lightfoot.

    Of course I saw him 30 years later, after some serious health issues. No wonder he was not as energetic on stage
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    Re: High praise for Gordon Lightfoot.

    We saw Lightfoot in concert about 9 years ago. Musically a great show, but not much interaction with the audience or comments between the songs. I got the sense that he was tired and had enough...
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    Re: Speaking of Canada...

    The border is now fully opened. No need for anything relating to Covid. No tests before coming to the border, no tests at the border, and no random tests after you cross into Canada.
  16. Thread: Not again….

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    Re: Not again….

    Sorry to hear that. Hope it doesn't require surgery
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    Re: workboat conversions

    That's true. I suspect that stabilizer fins on the hull also cost fuel. With paravanes you only deploy them when you need them
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    Re: workboat conversions

    I am a huge fan of poles and paravane stabilizers. They work, they are simple compared to hydraulic fin stabilizers, and they are only in the water when needed.
  19. Thread: Sick outboard

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    Re: Sick outboard

    Most excellent
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    Re: workboat conversions

    A smaller conversion of a salmon troller:

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    Re: A breakthrough in colonoscopy prep?

    but not by the time the camera is making its way up yer backside
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    Re: workboat conversions

    Better yet, my historian cousin wrote an article about the trip, which involved a mutiny

    http://www.lawesterners.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/bi_285_v1.pdf
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    Re: A breakthrough in colonoscopy prep?

    No shyte, eh?
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    Re: workboat conversions

    More my speed. Radiant Star has been moored at Skyline Marina in Anacortes for several years; she doesn't seem to be getting a lot of use.

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    Came from Scotland around the Horn, just like...
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    Re: my new go to to go pizza joint

    Yup with tedious predictability the usual suspects are here
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    Re: Across the Bar: Jonathan Raban (author)

    Good to hear. I heard rumblings from some people and Jonathan Raban was prickly in person.

    I have enjoyed his books.
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    Re: King Tide Question

    I have read the book, based on your earlier suggestion. I just requested it from the library to re-read. Maybe I can find the answer.

    I liked Neil DeGrasse Tyson's image that there is always a...
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    King Tide Question

    Next week, we will have the highest predicted tide in Puget Sound for 2023 (13.1 feet). Interestingly, the low tide that day will not be lowest tide of the year. The lowest tide of the year will...
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    Re: the wussification of canada

    I don't consider drinking alcohol part of my identity. I certainly don't judge the character or manliness of someone based on whether he drinks alcohol or not
  30. Thread: David Crosby

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    Re: David Crosby

    Of course, it's not surprising that a millionaire owns a 60 foot schooner--- who else could afford it?
  31. Re: Darius Kinsey was a photographer in Washington State.

    Wilhelm Hester was another photographer in the early days, active from 1893 to 1906. He took some photographs of the logging industries and also the masters and crews of sailing vessels

    Timber...
  32. Re: Darius Kinsey was a photographer in Washington State.

    He was taking photographs in the early days, when there were still very large trees in Washington.

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    Re: Bartender 19 - "Ed"

    Very nice
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    Re: Keeping a boat on the beach

    I moved my Bobcat to and from the water on a dolly I built with wheelbarrow tires. A similar dolly would work here, perhaps with bigger balloon tires. You could use a hand crank winch or a block...
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    Re: 1980 Time Capsule House

    The house behind me was bought in 1943 by a young couple for $5,500. When I moved in in 1987, they were an old couple, kids long grown. He died at some point; she stayed in the house until she was...
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    Poll: Re: Beatles or Stones?

    View of a younger generation: In December 1980, I saw some kids--preteens-- looking at the headlines about John Lennon's murder. "Who are the Beatles?" one asked. "That's Paul McCartney's band...
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    Poll: Re: Beatles or Stones?

    The Stones can play as long as they are able to play. No problem with that. People will pay big money to see them. Certain musicians are playing in their 90's I will see Buddy Guy, 86, next time...
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    Poll: Re: Beatles or Stones?

    Gee, a band that split up more than 50 years ago or a band of men 75 plus years old going through their hits from decades past for an equally old audience...
  39. Thread: Kevin McCarthy

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    Re: Kevin McCarthy

    Beau's plan assumes McCarthy has a backbone and is trustworthy. He has shown himself to be a spineless weasel
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Gallagher is doing his best: it's hard to make chicken salad out of chicken sh!t

    The GOP's incompetence and extremism are on full display
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    Re: PØRN So salty 'twill rust yer eyes

    And halibut schooners
  42. Thread: Zardoz 2023

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    Re: Zardoz 2023

    Local Scandahoovian humor



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_6I50oXAVM
  43. Thread: Kevin McCarthy

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    Re: Kevin McCarthy

    Looks as if McCarthy will lose....
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    Re: Whoops! Anybody Missing a Prop?

    I knew a troller that lost its propeller offshore. It seems a boatyard failed to put a locknut on the shaft. A fellow fisherman towed the disabled boat to shore.
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    Re: A Kurylko Alaska at Death's Door

    Thanks for posting this. It's a very different type of cruising than I am used to. No tides, no currents and no need for charts.

    Blake Island in Puget Sound was owned by a millionaire in the...
  46. Thread: elk herd

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    Re: elk herd

    There was a herd in NW Oregon between Olney and Jewell that we would see on our annual April spring motorcycle ride.

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    Re: Happy Birthday to Paul Pless…

    Happy BD young man
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    Re: Happy Birthday to Elf…

    Happy Bday
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Recently I watched the Hustler and followed it up with the Color of Money

    Both stand the test of time.

    It's fun to watch Paul Newman revisit the role of Fast Eddie twenty five years later.
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    It's Not Just a Swim Step

    Everett, Washington today:

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