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  1. Bull City

    Boat books

    Although he died several years ago, O'Brian wasn't a very admirable person. I do like his writing, and I also like Forester and the Hornblower series. I don't agree with your assessment of Aubrey. I think he was presented as very human, and he made his share of mistakes.
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    Masks - the new normal

    Just got back from the new place. Very happy with the haircut, and the pandemic precautions. Even though the free beer is off for the duration, I'll be back.
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    Masks - the new normal

    I've been to my regular barbershop twice since they were able to re-open. They had fewer chairs in the waiting area, and they were spread out. My barber wore a mask properly, the other one had his around his chin. Less than half of the waiting customers wore masks. Despite this, I suffered no ill effects. I went back today, and it was the same situation, only none of the waiting customers had masks. This lax attitude toward public health is not acceptable to me. I asked my barber if this was acceptable to him, and he said he didn't really care. I told him that I did care, and was going to find another barber. I was kind of PO'd because I switched to this shop a couple of years ago, after my old shop of 35 years closed. So I've got an appointment this afternoon at another shop that requires masks, and gives you a free beer. BTW, BlatantEcho's post was a blatant load of crap... IMHO.
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    Boat books

    The Jack Aubrey - Stephen Maturin series, by Patrick O'Brian, set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars are probably the best historic fiction I have ever read. Suffice it to say that I have read them more than once, and will probably read them again.
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    Boat books

    If you find yourself feeling a tad too cheery, read Conrad's "Secret Agent." It is one of the darkest things I have ever read. Not seafaring. There is an excellent film version starring Toby Smith.
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    It's my world now...

    And then the sharks arrive.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Not only does that sound right, it is exactly right. I looked it up. I was off on the LOA; it's 37 feet. There's also a modeling workshop in the museum, and as I recall, there was a model of "Whim." It was about a month after this trip that I bought my H-Boat. If "Whim" was for sale... https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/collections/notable-artifacts/c-class-sloop-whim
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    Coolboats to admire

    Several years ago Mrs. B and I vacationed in beautiful and friendly Nova Scotia. There is a very nice maritime museum in Halifax. This sleek beauty was moored nearby. I don't recall the name of the class, but it was locally designed and built. About 30 - 32 feet. We went back a week or so later, and it was in the shop for some work. The Haligonian in the shop was nice enough to let me take some pics. In the shop:
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    Cool stuff you see in boatyards

    I don't think the Pacific had been discovered when Popeye was living.
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    Cool stuff you see in boatyards

    No offense, Beer, but the boats are looking a little long in the tooth and neglected. Is is a boat yard or someone's back yard?
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    Thinking about living aboard-what to get?

    If you live aboard and work, etc. how difficult is it to get the boat ready to sail? Although I have no experience with living on board a sailboat, I did live on board a destroyer for a few years. It seems to me that as you increase in port comforts, it may become harder to leave the dock. Not to say you won't do the big cruise, but weekend sailing may suffer.
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    Sailing to Maine. Outside Route

    You are to windward, so, yes.
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    Rudders and roundup

    Does it round up in gusts, or just excessive weather helm? Edit: Never mind.
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    Thoughts on this 27' boat

    Will do. Americans not allowed in E.U. at present.
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    BENE slow first 235

    Marc, I would pass. There are many better choices out there.