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    Re: Paul Top This

    okay, i missed the sequence,sorry
    i suppose a tesla is about the safest car vis a vis being stolen or broken into
    One of the reasons I stopped carrying was that conundrum of stashing a gun in the...
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    Re: The no committments cruiser

    I'm leaving Washington today, back to Antigua where Woodwind been hibernating for two n a half years...we'll see what kinna commitment I need to commit to.
    crikey she jus turn 39.
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Why did he take it off his person?
    I dint ask folks if they minded when I used to carry. They did not know.
    so ,I recon he took it off and put it back on to show you how big his barrel is.
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    okay, I went through some very old archived photos, two that show some cockpit detail....
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    I'm not saying the skeg will get in the way of the water in front of the prop.
    I'm saying that with modern power trim, the boat may not need any "handling" skeg.
    When a boat slides, it prevents...
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    if you want realism,
    remember the cockpit hatches leaked a lot.
    corners of the cabin leaked
    planks leaked
    sliding hatch leaked
    canvas mast boot leaked
    i learned quite a lot from that bote
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    Re: holy effing ****

    Does this plane have that shoot THOUGH the propellor blades thingy?
    Can it be dis engaged? I mean , can he just shoot himself down?
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    Do you want the boat to slide?
    Do you want to plane easier and faster?
    You can finish the boat, and add or subtrack skeggy things later or not. They do not need to be sandwiched into the FG...
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    Yes, Mine had crossed drains.Also built in benches with leaky hatch covers on top. 2, 20 gallon tanks under the seats both sides.
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    cockpit drains swap out under the cockpit sole to the other side of the boat
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    oh this is so funny to me
    how many times we hear doctors tell us that all that natural stuff is mumbo jumbo and does nothing
    but don't dare take garlic/arnica/ginger/red pepper/etc cuz it...
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    Re: A sandfly repellent recipe.

    ^ no, it's more like Lysol
    https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/707b5344-b1f5-4e22-9e8f-3b6100e0150c.91d11c65070d16e10f8fb5332d536830.jpeg?odnHeight=612&odnWidth=612&odnBg=FFFFFF
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    time to start practicing pumping
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    Re: Need safety harness for two year old.

    been 30 years, but we just tied a line to the loop at the top of my lads pfd
    https://live.staticflickr.com/3355/5715579867_0adb9cb4e5_k_d.jpg
  15. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    it aint no robocop
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    we are at the end of 29 pages of a boat that was sheathed awhile ago, and still at this point?
    the sheathing did not fail, a small piece of tin caused this
  17. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    i said what mc mike said, jus less words
    no money in that
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    She was built in L.A in 1936
    Original mane Kona
    Sailed to Hawaii then to the Caribee, which is where I got her in 74
    I wrecked her in Antigua in 76
    I hail from the Housatonic River, not her .One...
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    In the second photo ,the chap is sitting on the built in side bench(s).
    I had a Seabird in the 70's and sailed her a few thousand miles in the Caribbean Sea, which is rough goin for a small...
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    Re: Young version Jerry Lee Lewis

    he said in the first 8 seconds ,"i am a country artist", so...um...no.
  21. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    We are on our fifth year of NFT 's, so the horror stories stopped
    no effin trumpers
    i do not care if it means sister or brother
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    Re: boat porn of the day

    Time to start bailin !
  23. Re: Money money money money money money money

    you spell "war" wrong ?
  24. Re: Sailboat search, 10 bridge clearance@mlw. Hot stove league discussion.

    whaddabout those bwitish botes that pop the rigs up n down quick like, fer low bridges ?
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    perfectly sharp knives are like perfectly stitched sails,imo
    unreasonable goal
    what's the point?
    why?
  26. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    8 Breakfasts in diabetes research ?
    no money in that
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    oh baby I could TOOTH up some stuff wif dat!
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    Re: Diesel Heat Clones

    I put an old Hi Seas heater aboard a few years ago and cannot be happier with it.
    They are no longer made of course, none are in the USA, (liability lawyers).
    I spied a few at the PT swap meet...
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    dang if I lived an hour or two away I'd help you rig that cool boat jus fer the fun of it
  30. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    yes i think you may be right John, this is a real two to one catboat.
    per'aps a real gaff like a beetle would be in order ?
  31. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    i spent my twenties sailing around engineless ,ran a one oars power mostly
    https://live.staticflickr.com/3713/10870255043_6bb644aa2c.jpg
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Whole Foods in Tacoma...a lotta masks and generally thin fit people walking around .
    Albertsons in Gig Harbor just across the bridge...none of the above,including walking.
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    The word "hack" is like a bit of bad seam that needs to be ripped out and re stitched....or does it ?
    most of us cannot get our head around making our own sails, let alone re cutting an old one....
  34. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    if you are ever engaged with me at a bar and there is beer involved, please do not pull out yer fuggin phone and show me a pic of your dog/bote/work/girl/breakfast.
    just don't
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    Re: Sales and other bots

    but the money making things at the bottom of the page are jusfine
  36. Thread: JFK

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    Re: JFK

    damn that Ted Cruz' father
  37. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    I might try looking at, then for, an El Toro rig.
    An El Toro is an 8 foot pram, but the rig is a bit sporty. Bermudian catboat .
    Unless you seek a particular type of other rig.
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    Re: Thanksgiving

    gotche Jambalaya for ya right here
    https://cdn.yachtbroker.org/images/medium/2777474_297f7cfe_20.jpg
    https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/24/0a/c6/5b/jambalaya-sailing-charters.jpg
  39. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Well written obit.
    It's something to read how the WBF was such a big piece of the pie of Jaimies life.
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    This sail will be for very light air ,right? not expected to be pulled tight and be an upwind machine?
    Try to tack the sail out better. A pile of simple homemade punches, a sharpened nail in a piece...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    jus doan take it out on de bote
    wish I had my Poppys knife
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    anyone think this will cost under two hundred grand ?
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    Re: Boat wooden floor scratches

    we duz call that a sole
    teak and holly, a bill of goods sold to yachtmen
    fine sand and several thin coats of poly varnish.
    odds are the sole never had a lick of maintainance
    they will never be...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    It's a beautiful nane, but it cannot be easily read from a bouncing boat with binocs from a distance
    practicality strikes again
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    how much does one have to drink to gain 40 pounds ?
    ive averaged a six pack a day for 40 years, and i top out at 150,same as in high school
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    ya know it's quicker, cheaper and better to build new ,right ?
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    Re: Gear hanger/lanyard

    if ya don't know a knot
    tie alot
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    we call Albertsons "Fatpersons".
    sometimes i think maybe socialized medicine would not be best.
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    one again we see the power of thoughts and prayers
    cuz i THOUGHT they PRAYED the gay away??
  50. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    i don't grok sports
    any sports
    i keep an eye on big game days here as a good time to go to costco
    also, more room on the water with all the yahoos at home going animal watching the screen
    i feel...
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