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  1. It does not seem right to send this group right at a huge natural disaster.
  2. I learned traditional handwork techniques building sails for the Columbia in 1977. Hand roped edges and rattail corners and cringles pressed into handsewn rings. All just for show, but technically accurate.
  3. It's the anonymity of the cash that is the problem. PACTs collect money in order to shield where it comes from. Laws against that would not violate free speech and the donors are free to give their money directly. Another reasonable law would say that only voters eligible to vote for the candidate can donate. We have elections to hire these folks to represent us. I can't go vote for a senator in another state, so why should anyone not eligible to vote in my state be allowed to fund candidates here? When I know whose money is behind a candidate, I can tell who is pulling the strings. That
  4. From Wikipedia: All officers of the eight uniformed services of the United States swear or affirm an oath of office upon commissioning: "I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God." Seems to me he was defending th
  5. Mother Earth is sick. Every day we feel her fevers, chills and tremors; infected by humans dumping trash and toxins into her lakes, rivers and oceans, while spewing poison gases into her air and scraping her forests clean. We’ve decimated populations of other living beings and our own species through ignorance and greed. No wonder Mother Earth is ramping up her defenses with hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. Maybe Covid -19 is her antibiotic trying to rid her of the human virus. Nature is going to win in the long run, because she is far stronger than us and we are too busy fighting each o
  6. There was a story that the owner of a top boat in Chicago was president of a large manufacturing company that bought a lot of steel from the mills in Gary. Racing a Tri State or Michigan City race in the early 60's, a laker carrying ore for one of his suppliers cut him off and cost him the race. Monday morning he cancelled all orders and switched suppliers. When I was growing up, most of the laker skippers were quite considerate of sailors and I can remember one going to dead slow to wait for a gap in the Mac fleet before transiting the Grays Reef passage. Corporate would probably fire t
  7. How am I going to vote illegally if I can't mail in my ballot?
  8. 7. Line speed is your friend. You have to move a lot of furling line quickly and smoothly. 8. The AWA at which you furl is critical. Too hot an angle and the sail is flapping so hard you fight to furl it. Too deep and gravity collapses the sail into the furl and it ends up loose and lumpy. Any existing well designed Asym will probably have way too long a luff to adapt to a furler and one designed for furling should be flatter with a smaller projected luff.
  9. Perhaps a corny movie, but he does make some good points here.....
  10. Looking for tips on what will survive female Labrador pee. The small patch of grass left after the rest of the yard was converted to DG is now mostly dead brown spots connected loosely by the little bit of the Marathon sod that hasn't been peed on.
  11. He was a fairly active racer in Chicago back in the '70's. Swan 43 called Aspenglow as I recall.
  12. Yep, they all share a single brain.
  13. Mother Earth is sick. Every day we feel her fevers, chills and tremors; infected by humans dumping trash and toxins into her lakes, rivers and oceans, while spewing poison gases into her air and scraping her forests clean. We’ve decimated populations of other living beings and our own species through ignorance and greed. No wonder Mother Earth is ramping up her defenses with hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. Maybe Covid -19 is her antibody trying to rid her of the human virus. Nature is going to win in the long run, because she is far stronger than us and we are too busy fighting ea
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