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    Greetings Bunch! On this day, Flag Day 1935 I was dredged out of the Bay at Newport Harbor California
    to begin a lifetime of working with wood and wooden boats! My parents took me sailing before I was born so I suppose I can say that wooden boats are my birth right! It has been a joyous trip so far and I feel blessed that I am able to share that which I have learned of the sea and the wooden ships upon it with all of you!

    A Starboard tack and a noggin of grog to you all!
    Jay aka Bird

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    Happy Birthday Jay! Congratulations and a "shout out" to your parents for starting you out right. Thanks for your many contributions and shared knowledge.

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    It's an honor Jay. Happy birthday.

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    Happy Birthday!!
    85 is a great number, wish you to keep growing it! Congratulations!
    "Little Bear" 1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
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    Happy Birthday Jay and a flagon for you as well.

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    Hey Jay, many happy returns fella. What a specimen you are and still on the tools!

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    Happy Birthday Jay,have a good one.

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    Happy Birthday Jay. I share the same birthday, but I'm only 81.

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    You guys are tremendous! Thank you from an old boat bum for your good wishes!
    Jay

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    Raising a glass to toast the occasion and I hope to repeat the exercise for many years to come.

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    Happy Birthday, Sir! May the years sit lightly on your shoulders.

    Jim

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    Well done Jay.

    One thing we share: Mom and Dad interrupted a Long Island Sound cruise in a Cape Cod Knockabout for Mom to present the world to me and we were back on the boat about five days after. Dad, as a very retentive pilot, kept a log so eighteen years later when I sat for my first ticket I first showed my own logs but then asked if prenatal experience counted. And handed over Dad's logs.

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    Way to go, Jay! Keep on truckin!

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    Congratulations Jay, all those boats and nauical adventures are keeping you young still.

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    I want to be like you, varnishing for the future at 85.

    Dave

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    and many more...

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    Seems like good time to thank you Jay for all your contributions here over the years. So thanks! And happy birthday!!

    Bruce

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    Happy Birthday Jay. Thanks so much for sharing what you know and inspiring us. You are a great role model and virtual mentor. Have a wonderful new year.
    Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician, and the endgame like a machine. Rudolph Spielmann

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    Best wishes sir.
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

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    La brea shona duit Jay - and many more to come.
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    So you planning on finishing that catboat anytime soon?
    Happy birthday by the way.
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    Happy Birthday Jay,

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge an wisdom on the forum !

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your years of experience with us!

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    Happy birthday
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    85. The perfect age for a classic schooner!

    Life's a reach; and then you jibe.

    If I was a drinking man, I'd lift a glass in your honor. I'm sorry that all you get is a fresh hot cup of coffee.

    "Keep the lead side down."
    Schooner sailors love to get blown offshore!

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    "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
    Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.

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    Jay - this has GOTTA be FakeNews!!! Watching you scamper around Port Townsend, you look mighty spry for 85. Are you SURE you're not exaggerating!?!?!
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    All I can say is Thankyou Gang for your many many Happy Birthday Wishes!

    There were so many candles on my cake yesterday that the heat set off the smoke alarm!

    Fair Winds and Quiet Anchorages to you all!
    Jay aka Bird

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    You're an inspiration. Happy birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    All I can say is Thankyou Gang for your many many Happy Birthday Wishes!

    There were so many candles on my cake yesterday that the heat set off the smoke alarm!

    Fair Winds and Quiet Anchorages to you all!
    Jay aka Bird
    WHAT?!? You haven't switched over to a single road flare, yet? That's my kids' treat

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    Thank you all! I still have a boat or two in me! Not dead yet!
    Jay aka Bird

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    Wow! Impressive. Happy Birthday!!

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    Im rather late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jay!!!

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    Hey Max you win the prize!
    Danka Wielmals!
    Jay








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    Happy Birthday! May you have many more.

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