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    Re: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

    I enjoy watching folks pay stupid money for 70’s era muscle cars — they are very welcome to them. I thought they were silly, ugly junk then, and they seem even more so now. Gad Zooks — I wouldn’t be...
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    Re: viel holz vor der huettn

    Ah, the lovely Spaten girls! (it's a great lager too!)
  3. Re: Flying my UAV over the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

    I have a “toy” drone that someone gave me. I’ve been practicing with it, and thinking about getting something better. Mine flys OK if there is no wind, but the camera is really crumby, doesn’t have a...
  4. Re: Flying my UAV over the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

    Nice! With more practice we'd like some tracking shots too ;)
  5. Thread: hotrods

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    Re: hotrods

    That's a nice Singer hotrod -- here's another example of Singers' work:

    http://singervehicledesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/12-singer-911-montana-1100x732.jpg
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    Re: Crash Laguna Seca

    Impressive testament to the modern safety features of racing cars and tracks that the driver survived that impact. That was a lot of energy is dissipate in a hurry.
  7. Re: How will Trump deal with Hurricane Florence?

    If it’s bad enough, he might have to show up and throw some paper towels.
  8. Re: So many Irish-American political operatives died that day

    I believe those are fenders.
  9. Re: So many Irish-American political operatives died that day

    Very interesting! I was surprised to read that the schooner was from Oswego, as I had no idea that the Welland Canal (allowing ships from Lake Ontario to climb the Niagara Escarpment) was in...
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    Re: Second amendment originalism

    The second amendment is just gobbledygook. How can anything be “well regulated” and “not infringed” at the same time?
  11. Re: Cutting a clean hole in metal cargo trailer side

    Flat surface? Maybe a plywood pattern for a small diameter router bit with a pilot bearing?
  12. Re: Anyone watch the FX channel's "Justified"?

    Terrific series -- wonderful writing and acting. My favorite character? Probably Patton Oswalt's "Constable Bob".
  13. Re: My opinion: Trump will pardon Manafort, after the next trial

    What about the 10 charges that resulted in a mistrial due to (apparently) a single hold-out juror? Could those charges "saved" to be brought later in state court? I honestly don't know the law -- but...
  14. Re: Next Question: Congressional Russian Collusion?

    Dana Rohrabacher would be a good guess to start with.
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    Re: So this Pecker gets immunity!

    Does someone have to ask if he’ll stand up in court?
  16. Re: I'm sure that the owner loves his boat...

    Those are no uglier, and a lot more charming than some of the mega-yachts we see posted here.
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    Re: So this Pecker gets immunity!

    So much for he said/he said.

    That sounds like another nail the pine box.
  18. Re: We're number 1!☝️we're number 1!☝️

    M(ake) A(merica) G(ag) A(gain)?
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    Re: A Question for Centrist Democrats

    That is very true. The only possible good thing that Trump can accomplish is the total destruction of the Republican Party as it now exists. We need a sensible center-right party in this country, and...
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    Re: Notice any difference (snark)

    Give those folks some credit — they’re dancing as fast as they can.
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    Re: Chesapeake boat mating season

    I saw that on “Qualified Captain” on Instagram. Hard to believe how many commented that it was surely the “blowboat’s“ fault. There is no way that the speed of a sailboat would allow the helmsman to...
  22. Re: "at the direction of a candidate for federal office "

    Unidicted co-conspirator anyone?
  23. Re: Yes, folks, this is a tender to a bigger boat

    V-drives would do the trick. 😊
  24. Re: Yes, folks, this is a tender to a bigger boat

    OK, lose the outdrives, I'll have straight inboards please, and -- could you knock one zero off the price? :D
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    Re: "Truth, isn't Truth!"

    It’s time for all of us to brush up on our Orwell.

    And on that note: I suggest that Big Brother should delegate some of his awesome responsibilities. I think the Vice President would be perfect...
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    Re: ultra light boat construction circa 1920

    Oh, I take your point, but I was thinking more along the lines of the technical ability to produce, fit, and fasten wooden boat framing and planking of such delicate dimensions. Beside simply...
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    Re: ultra light boat construction circa 1920

    Seeing those shots of the Uffa Fox dingy, my first thought as well was of Henry Rushton. I’m sure Fox was also influenced by the work of England’s many racing shell builders as well.
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    Re: Bilge Sweetener, with a boat, even.

    She's lovely Keith!

    Here's my son with my grandson Elliott on his first sail a couple weeks ago.
    ...
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    Re: a cub on a clothesline

    LST — L-arge S-low T-arget
  30. Re: A matter of taste .... or extreme lack of it!

    I've seen worse, but it's certainly a case where more has been wrought into less. And about that odd, bulbous bay window -- maybe it's an illusion, but it looks like it's sagging to me? Perhaps an...
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    Re: a certain flare

    Perhaps, but it is on a nice flat plane there.
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    Re: begrudgingly i admit

    That is one HUGE topsail!
  33. Re: A friend asked me this morning, “why do people dislike liberals so much?”

    There has always been, and always will be, a tension between the individual and the collective. It certainly didn’t start with FDR, but was probably first argued over a fire in an African cave....
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    Re: Guitar slides

    I don't play, but I have a friend that swears by his SK deep socket slide, I think it's a 3/4". Also handy for anything assembled with 1/2" fasteners ;)
  35. Re: Taxpayers: get ready to pay for Trump's trade wars

    The “trade war” has been good for my nephew. He’s serving his cadet season this summer on a Canadian flag bulk carrier. The overseas market for Canadian soy beans is booming, since they have not been...
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    Re: Well, That's Unfortunate

    I believe that pattern was called “Sieg Tile!” back in the day.
  37. Re: project suggestion for rich jones for winter 2018/19

    Interesting to see that old school power driving a step-up cog belt transmission to the prop shaft. Quiet and efficient— NGH would approve!

    Tom
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    Re: Putin wants our ex-ambassador

    Maybe the girls aren’t peeing just on the bed, if you know what I mean? Even the most hypocritical of his “values voters” might balk at golden showers.
  39. Thread: 84ºF

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    Re: 84ºF

    My thermometer on the dock says 74F in the St Lawrence River today — we’re breathing down your neck.
  40. Thread: Spitfire

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    Re: Spitfire

    All the way west to Windsor? When is Dave gonna fly that baby down to the Thousand Islands? I want to see a (mock) strafing run over Ironsides Island!
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    Poll: Re: Do You Think We Have Bilgebots?

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m saying “bot” in only it’s loosest sence. I agree the “SullivanB” was a sentanent biological being, what I question was his (her) amateur status. ;<)
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    Poll: Re: Do You Think We Have Bilgebots?

    Yes — that’s the name! Very suspicious that one. As to the question “why a little platform like WBF?” — I don’t think it’s really so far fetched. One person with a keyboard, working full time could...
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    Poll: Re: Do You Think We Have Bilgebots?

    If ever there was a certain bot, there was a poster around fall of 2016 who popped up here and was all Bernie, Bernie, Bernie, all the time. He was always posting negative stuff about Hillary, and...
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    Re: Cleanup on aisle Don: "I misspoke" :)

    I expected the worst from this administration, but it continues in it's ability to surprise me. How far down is the bottom -- or is it bottomless? As awful as the original press conference was, his...
  45. Thread: WTF?

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    Re: WTF?

    A point should be mentioned here that our NRA supplicant Congress has passed a law to make it impossible to sue the gun manufacturers or dealers in this country. If these victims need to raise funds...
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    Re: Dazzle paint job, NYC

    Is that a wise idea? The whole idea of dazzle camouflage, as I understand it, was to make it difficult to judge a ships range, direction, and speed. IMHO, not what you would want for peacetime...
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    Re: epic uses for jagular xk motors

    I used to have a picture of a runabout from Sweden or Norway that had a marinized Jag 6 for power — can’t find it now, of course. It’s a lovely engine to look at, and what a WOW factor when you open...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    I’d never heard that one — that’s a bullseye for Mencken.
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    Re: Ayn Rand was more than a moron

    I suspect Trump has never had the wherewithal to read an entire book in his godforsaken life. Perhaps when he is comfortably ensconced in Leavenworth he’ll find the time?
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    Re: Ayn Rand was more than a moron

    brilliant!
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