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  1. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    davis plastic is all i ever had, my bride had the tamaya
    i still have mine aboard, with my custom instructions/reminder of how to do a piver noon sight taped to the inside cover
    jans tamaya is...
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    ax yer dockter if veg is might be a good fit for you

    https://youtu.be/SwtOukiaGTk
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    Re: Centerboard Lead Fairing

    Unless you like the idea of getting burned,poisoned or the job catchin fire, a few diving weight belts cast in slow cure epoxy is your friend.
    yes, power plane works jusfine
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    checking on flights to Antigua
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    "Safe,sober and sorry" , is a favorite reply of mine
    when in the Caribbean, I have learned to always say good morning or good afrernoon.
    Americans DO come off as rude with our boldness
    ....and...
  6. Re: Epoxy fillets with and without epoxied glass cloth

    WEST 403 micro fibers
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    So, you are not really asking for ideas, but offering them.
  8. Thread: Rusty chain

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    Re: Rusty chain

    put the chain in a cement mixer for a day first
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    Re: I couldn't say no.

    she build yer boats ?
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=120053&d=1664042882
    What's odd, is that this coating got so banged up yet the ply seems un abraded
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    yes yes, keep her off the rocks.
    latex paint will protect her from the sun, but nothing else
    nogs of wood attached to the bottom do that job
    b
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    gluvit ?
    git -rot?
    these are softish epoxy coatings popular in a former century
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    it is odd indeed..
    .from the close up i see she is not fir ply
    the finish does not look old, or worn , sunburnt or even scratched up
    can you tell from the smell if the finish is in fact "varnish"?...
  14. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    could it get worse?
    there could have been no cameras
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    I wanted a wood grain rubber door.
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    Re: Bumper stickers

    honk if you're horny....
    i wrote with magic marker, on the top of my vw bus, while driving through Texas, "honk if you "heart" boobies"
    my wife and son had no idea that was up there, but both...
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    Re: Bumper stickers

    it's um...what's the word....oh yea, deplorable
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    Re: Ever want to sail thru a Hurricane?

    Don't want to be anywhere near another
    I've been in two hurricanes at sea on my 34'er.
    This vid lacks the SOUND !!!!
    the horror of the sound of wind that strong
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    Re: Deks Olje problem

    Three times over the summer?
    cetol baby....10/15 YEARS !!!
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    Re: we’re the mighty watchful eye

    space force caught my 10 x 16 un permitted shed
    bastids
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    that sounds like a radar detector ?
    I had a gizmo in the 80;s , can't even remember the name, "lo-ca-ta"? something like that, smaller than a suitcase, it scanned 360 for a radar sinal and emitted a...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    this binder was my daily for 20 years
    https://live.staticflickr.com/5028/5592602296_2dded23dc5_c_d.jpg
    I do not miss it one teeny tiny bit...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    why does the right hate electricity so much ?
    I have a RWW brother in law who was WAY ahead of his time in his hatred for electric cars, now half my FB feed is "patriots "bashing tesla
  24. Re: Virginia Thomas Agrees to Interview With Jan. 6 Panel

    under oath ?
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Quarter inch fir ply...be very careful of whatever you do sanding/scraping/heating
    maybe some close up fotos of the surface, more description of the "softness"
    can you jam a thumbnail partly into...
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    Re: Xynole polyester cloth

    I've used em both, don't know which is which anymore, the tight weave one and the loose weave one.
    I don't think Defender knows either
    I call them both dynel cuz i dunno how to pronounce xynole...
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    Re: Seawater in the bilge while on land

    i think teak over iroko....just keep the ground wetish
    seawater sitting in the bilge gonna get funkay.
    seawater in the bilge being good for a boat is a myth
    when you say "re caulking"...do you...
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    Re: Caught a Witch Today...

    hoo boy
    will this one take, or be another fizzle
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    Re: Amazing Lunch

    oh.... food.....
    i thought i read "amazing launch"
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    Re: strange PM: legit forum member?

    I have a hard time with PM's here.
    first, I barely know how to use it
    then, answering a question ,typing it all out and going back n forth...for one time use...ugh.
    Matt might be better served...
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    Re: Dinghy with removeable transom

    It forces one to keep the dingy bottom very clean.
    They tend to get stinky
    ever actually stashed a dingy on a cabin top? Low pressure in the cabin,(caused by companioway opening aft) pulls that...
  32. Thread: Worm holes

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    Re: Worm holes

    good ventilation
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    Re: The chess scandal continues....

    The American is named Hans?
    so confusing !!!!
  34. Re: Why are inboard engine shafts angled down ?

    yea, um no
    not so much,but we expected that
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    In ten years of getting the magazine, the only articles that really grabbed me were "The Amazing Jogglestick" and the piece on Dudley.
    wish I'd met him
  36. Re: Why are inboard engine shafts angled down ?

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render/00-MRDulIRke3F6_nh_YVKlyolts8nbItEXk2sxp9yUlMv0WnOhmniuVFgtiWXjnSSbV7ntXQOewWgszVPDOQPWWw?cn=THISLIFE&res=small&ts=1663701366...
  37. Re: Why are inboard engine shafts angled down ?

    The Puttputt lives!!
    Hours of motoring , she is doing fine.
    Home made "cutlass "bearing holding
    Prop bites the water instantly, no chopping at bubbles
    The prop is a spare from an old 40 hp...
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Ron ,That wee belt sander ,being dustless, was the tool to use in Shilshole.
    Discing it would have been a "night job", preferably up in Quartermaster!
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    Re: Corking a boat

    which part?
    Two years stored should not create such a leaky launching.
    Is the 50 year old caulking still in there?
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    I would not worry about the staples under all the dukee.
    A good trick , if one wants to pull them , is to shoot them through a piece of dacron sailcloth/light nylon webbing, then pull a bunch at a...
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    This is #2 Paul. Pirouette.
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    Re: Drywall Screw Art of a Friend.

    ho...ho...how do they do it?
    ya think computers help?
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    say, if anyone who went comes down with Covid soon, maybe please let us know here?
    I was closer to alotta strangers in 2 days than I've been for 2 years,hamming it up with my stupid Veryrude thingy....
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    was the salmon farmed ?
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    Re: WBS class? Build Your Own Houseboat!

    no electric tools allowed ?
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    Re: Corking a boat

    hire a pro, one who does not say "corking" .
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    Re: Flush trimming deck - need advice

    i see that silly little DA there, do you not have a proper disc sander ?
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    only one was built....that's a damn shame
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    jezus h i'm glad your wife did not have to post an outcome that no one wants to hear !!!
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    on the other hand, get questioned by a cop and refuse to answer, or ask a question back,(am i being detained? or do you have RAS of a crime?,etc) and be instantly labeled "sovern citizen"
    gubmint...
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