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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/1970_ford_bronco_1630778928565ef66e7dff9f981970_ford_bronco_1630778927d565ef66e7dff9fd8c89654-aff0-49fa-8f54-cb08e681cf61-m5MATm-scaled.jpg?fit=940...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    https://external-preview.redd.it/GklTp3ERO9o1dQ8MpqrILHWr6OuPGzdWdN9Iow5062Q.jpg?auto=webp&b70646d3

    Useful bed size on these "Kei" trucks. Going down the rabbit hole this morning I discovered the...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Seen at the local hardware store

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Work/i-4N3tvLH/0/67c9d0ff/L/2022092807282644-1975284879527724969-L.jpg
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    Re: What's for dinner

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Food/Edibles/i-mKMDsDp/0/8135182b/L/2009%2012%2016%20001-L.jpg
    So much potential
  5. Thread: Banned Books

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    Re: Banned Books

    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2022/09/26/PDTF/8b2987cd-2915-4bb0-a1ad-c17012be1c29-stop_brainwash_sign_dearborn_rally_lGBTQ.jpeg?width=1320&height=990&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp
    I think it...
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    Re: What's for dinner

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Food/Edibles/i-8nz8Mqd/0/ef7ecd15/L/IMG_2346-L.jpg

    Experimented on the crew yesterday.

    Smoked pork belly seasoned with a 5-spice rub and a splash of hoisin sauce on...
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    I have been working on incremental improvements to the boat. Tightening up the rig and hanking the jib to the forestay has helped her pointing ability with better shape from the sail. Still working...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    Not having engaged in it myself I didn't realize Geocaching revolved around the use of GPS. I always thought it was more of a "follow the clues" scavenger hunt. Learned something new today!
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    I recognize the right of people to live their lives following whatever faith path they have decided to believe in, my issue is with those who would force their unreasoned path on others.

    Global...
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    I get the sense that a MAGA rally is pretty fanatical.

    The correlation between evangelicalism and conspiracy theory beliefs makes sense to me. If you are willing to base your world view on one set...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    Nautical geocaching?
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    I had been trying to find a way to say much the same thing without offending the faithful here. Thank you
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    Re: Oughtred Grey Seal cutter?

    I think that aft shroud is actually a running backstay. Between that and the two headsails there would indeed be a lot of work for each tack!
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    Re: Annoying harmonic tone in water piping

    Our tank, inspected 14 months ago has PEX leading to 24" of copper pipe into the tank and nothing but PEX coming out on the hot side. Local code? Get a second opinion? The Grundfos pump running my...
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    Re: we’re the mighty watchful eye

    https://youtu.be/zSV3Q4ztGaA

    I thought it was a parody...but no
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    http://classicpickups.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Schermafdruk-2020-05-24-17.25.49-670x420.png
    Only pickup I've ever owned looked a lot like this, only rustier.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    With my recent round of engine troubles I've been thinking a lot about oars as "Plan C". The S&T formula says I should have oars that are 11' long...quite a handful to store "Just In Case".

    After...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    I've got a Hannigan stashed away in the rafters. Rode a lot of miles behind that fairing, big but effective.
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Congratulations!

    A CIY18 and a Jewell? Those two cover a lot of sailing options, I sense a lot of adventure ahead.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    I'm still trying to figure out why a born with a silver spoon in his mouth wealthy Manhattan native would be considered a better representative of "rural America" than a woman from an upper middle...
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    Re: Clench nail removal?

    Thanks for the ideas. Grinding the heads off the nails gave me a flashback to ruining an aluminum intake manifold trying the drill out a snapped thermostat bolt. Prying up the clench is equally...
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    Re: Corking a boat

    There have been a few threads on here about getting planks to swell back up after extended stays on the hard. The wet burlap idea is new but makes sense, I also remember reading about draping tarps...
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    Clench nail removal?

    Recently I was eyeballing a lovely 12' lapstrake boat found on the side of the road the other day. Nicely built little thing, I remember seeing it at a local fundraising auction several years ago, I...
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    Re: H-28 on Portland Or C/L

    I see H-28s rigged with and without bowsprits, other than a larger foretriangle is there much diffference in the rigs?

    Good looking boat not too far away...must resist...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    Possibly.

    An immigrant can ask for asylum status by simply walking up the border and asking for it, somebody visiting from another country has up to a year to apply after arriving on US soil. That...
  26. Re: Patience during the late stages of a build?

    It is now late September, realistically what are the chances you can get the boat finished before the cold Atlantic winds start blowing over Cape Cod? Time to re-calibrate your schedule?

    For...
  27. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    He was a gifted athlete but has left a string of failed businesses and loan defaults in his wake since leaving the NFL.

    This is an interesting read from the Atalanta Journal:...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    You might like Conor O'Brien's "Sea-Boats, Oars and Sails" too.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Maybe a chunk of closed-cell foam glued to the underside of the CB cap?

    The caps on my bilgeboards are only a couple of inches above the waterline, when she rolls I get to listen to the water...
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    Re: Beer keg steamer

    That will work. It also lets you monitor the water level in the keg (use a dipstick) and add more as needed without disturbing the steam outlet. I like to keep the steam-generator end of the...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    Apparently it is a QAnon thing based on their "WWG1WGA" slogan ( "where we go one, we go all"). It's all very weird and disturbing to anyone outside the conspiracy bubble.
  32. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    The use of scare quotes around the word pandemic is interesting, there are a lot of people with dead relatives who might have something to say about that.

    As for benefiting your family, do we have...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Motoring Marianita's sweet spot is 3.5-4 knots, she'll go faster but with more sound and fury than I care to hear for any length of time. She also draws at least twice that of Camas Moon at 18 to...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Joe (SoCal)…

    Happy Day Joe
  35. Thread: Angry birds

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    Re: Angry birds

    A friend was riding her bike on Vashon Island last year when an owl swooped down and clawed at her helmet, the suspicion is it mistook her ponytail for a squirrel. There have been a few news reports...
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    Re: pr0nish

    Bungs would have just covered up all those nicely clocked screws!
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    Re: the wonton killings

    According to the US Department of Education roughly 54% of the US population reads at a 6th grade level. 6th graders are generally 11-12 years old. I don't know that Americans are so much "dumb" as...
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    Re: Bronze Chainplates for Deadeyes

    How do those nogs attach the rest of the boat? Are they extensions of a frame or sistered to one?
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    Re: Tape nightmare

    Sometimes I do, depending on where and what I'm painting. Some say it looks better. I find using a good brush helps as does practice.

    Glad you (Skerry) got the sticky tape mess cleaned up.
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    Marianita has enough stowage space that I keep a couple of USCG legal lifejackets stashed in the cockpit locker. One of them is doing double duty as padding for a spare Danforth anchor...The US/EU...
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    Re: PSA-move your compressor

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2hbfWc5/0/L/i-2hbfWc5-L.jpg

    25 years old, lots of rust inside the tank and fittings. Probably would have been fine for a bit longer, but better safe than sorry...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    https://cdn.intersport.se/productimages/690x600/135524701000_10.jpg
    I'm in the market too, this appears to be the float vest Roger Barnes wears, not sold in the US as far as I can tell. Easy enough...
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    Re: Just like this, but electric

    "In a recent press release, Ford has unveiled a unique concept vehicle that consists of a 1978 F-100 pickup electrified using Ford Performance’s Eluminator electric crate motors. That’s the same...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-wnGnTgr/0/L/i-wnGnTgr-L.jpg
    As seen in Port Townsend last weekend.
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    Re: Anit-foul a short hop day boat?

    I've had my tender in the water for about two weeks now as I traveled to Port Townsend and back for the WBF. Just topsides paint and bottom is still clean. The mothership has a 33% copper bottom...
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    Re: A new Method of Execution

    https://www.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FT_18.06.08_DeathPenalty_gender-racial-differences.png

    I thought this was an interesting breakdown. Those Republicans and White evangelical...
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    That was me!

    I thought about snagging a slip but they all had "reserved" signs and the "dockwa" app is (IMHO) crap for last-minute decisions to get a slip. "The marina will get back to you in the...
  48. Re: Enough of this doom and gloom economic threads

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=119148&d=1663172682&thumb=1

    I thought I was in a high-risk career...
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    A little update.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sNRSPP8/0/L/i-sNRSPP8-L.jpg

    The bowsprit had a tendency to move port and starboard so I added some whisker stays. 1/8" dyneema looped over...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220911/a6b828a61af0b48a98e60cac61f594d8.jpg
    Glad I remembered to get the fenders in!
    Stuck around to help clean up Monday morning then motored/motorsailed/sailed...
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