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  1. groundhog

    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    A boat named Myrrh sailed the VanIsle 360 a number of years back. My Rating Really Hurts. They won that year.... Don't know that it is a bad name if you didn't know where it came from.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Argh, how do I delete an accidental multiple posts?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    The seller accidentally put the word "serious" two spots to the right.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I admire that they somehow managed to make it look like it was designed in minecraft, and still managed more funky than abysmal.
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    I'm making a rudder

    I only came across this thread yesterday. Somewhat timely as I am half way through building a similar rudder myself, though with a good deal less natural ability, craftsmanship, and patience, alas. I've got the blank shape made out of spruce strips (on-hand and knot-free, and yes I would have loved to have red cedar) and was going to use the tablesaw method to take off the bulk material around the profile but as it happens using my router might be the better way to go... I am replacing the slab sided plywood core, blunt edged, curved (to the side) home-built rudder on my Tanzer 8.5 from two owners ago, so if I can get it reasonably fair, more or less straight, and with an actual recognizable foil shape, I am well ahead.
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    Sailing to Halifax

    Alas, the HMCS Sackville will not be in her usual berth this summer - undergoing a major refit (deteriorating hull, I believe). Hoped to be back for next year.
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    Sailing to Halifax

    If you did make it to Lunenburg I could show you around a bit if you liked.....
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I sailed out of Jericho for a few years at the end of the 90s. One of the best stretches of my life.
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    No, the contrast is still there. The beauty in the thread is in contrast to the average of what we see every day. From another perspective, it is very true that constant exposure to anything will tend to desensitize appreciation (or aversion, as the case may be), and a world of only beauties would just shift the bell curve.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Which club, FO, if you are comfortable saying?
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    caption contest

    Prize winner...
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    caption contest

    You got there first... "ZZ Bottom".
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    My buddy was eating at a fast food place. This teenage girl in a wheelchair comes in with her parents and has a total fit. They're trying to order and the girl's just being a nasty by screaming, rolling all over her parents, and just being plain rude to the employees. So, this old guy with these super thick glasses walks over and politely tries to calm the girl down by saying how everyone is doing their best and stuff, and the girl just yells at him too. The guy says he's just trying to give his two cents and leaves the girl to be. The girl and her parents get their food. As they're on their way out, the girl rolls over to the old man and says sarcastically, "Nice glasses." Without even straying from his calm demeanor the old man says, "Nice legs." (from )
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    Plants on a boat

    Picturesque, though. It doesn't look neglected. I rather like it.