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    Serious but Funny

    I carry - on my oerson, not stowed in baggage - an ACR brand Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) registered with NOAA. I hope that it’s a total waste. BUT - should I have to call in the cavalry, it sends an SOS, in my name, to the satellites worldwide, and the cavalry is dispatched. About $280-290...
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    POCKET FARMING

    And, a permanent part of your clothes.
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    "FlyPly" Canoe

    He is a very imaginative, and skilled builder. I almost expected to see two, or three, longitudinal slats glued along the center half of the floor. Dapper Al would likely have a keel strip glued along the mid portion of the outside. He likes a keel on his Puddle Ducks, and I would be cautious...
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    POCKET FARMING

    Sounds like a glow plug model airplane engine I used as kid.
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    POCKET FARMING

    I would think so, yes. Do you have a riding tractor to use when farming that flower pot?
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    POCKET FARMING

    Growing things i a fulfilling pastime. Gentlemen’s hobby. (Chuck and I like it too.)
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    POCKET FARMING

    Now, those are some interesting insights, JD. I hadn’t thought of it that way. I did add three peppermint plants today. I plan to dry some for tea leaves. Change usually struggles forward in starts and fits. Sometimes reversing, sometimes sidestepping, supposedly trying to move in a...
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    POCKET FARMING

    It is, I think, a uniquely fulfilling and satisfying activity to grow things. To have the faith to commit a “seed in hand” into the ground, in hopes of a larger reward in the future, is a true faith in Nature. It is also a lesson in delayed gratification. Since ancient man pretty much lived...
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    POCKET FARMING

    You may be the proud owner of the only 2 bushels of worthwhile soil in the whole state of Florida! Is manure from black cows better than that from, say, a red one?
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    POCKET FARMING

    I have a couple of plastic flower pots, semi buried in a flower garden. One is about 10” in top diameter, the other is about 18”. The smaller one now has ssge planted in it. In a couple of weeks, I’ll plant sweet basil in the other one. Both of these can propagate and continue to be there...
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    Anchoring when fishing

    On Michigan rivers, a lot of fishing boats drag a chunk of log chain about 4’-5’ long on a rope. It gives either a fairly stout anchor that may slowly creep, or if raised “a bit” will give a partially arrested downstream drift. It also serves to keep the boat streamlined in the current. Most...
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    A new pirogue project in Tallahassee

    Oh - learn to do bow rudder and stern rudder strokes with the kayak paddle. Also, how to slip the blades in and out silently when you want to be sneaky.
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    A new pirogue project in Tallahassee

    Way to go, Pete. It’s always nice to paddle a new boat! Or, a boat that’s an old friend. Once I started using a kayak paddle, I never looked back. Every boat, where you aren’t sitting in a stem end, paddles better with a kayak paddle. Twice as much paddle in the water, almost twice as often...
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    A new pirogue project in Tallahassee

    Shucks, just wait for a heavy dew, and paddle around on your lawn. That’s what I do. Honest injun!
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    Paint

    ... . . . . .and, it still works!
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    A Loss

    Jerry, I’m glad that my post was wrong. A couple of weeks ago, when you posted, I was very glad. I’d forgotten my post that you cited here.
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    A new pirogue project in Tallahassee

    All that boat needs now is a man, a dog, and a few fisheys. And, maybe, a paddle - and lots of water around it. And, I’m betting that you have an idea or two about those things too. You get an atta boy, Pete.
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    "I've gotta be - shoveling off."

    In sand, I don’t need even a trowel. Dapper Al has a lawn chair throne too. One time, he’d loaned it out, and getting it back to him presented a problem. I ended up loading it into the Ruptured Duck and flying it up to him.
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    A new pirogue project in Tallahassee

    All of my boats were bright finished, natural wood. I varnished above the waterline for UV protection. The varnish didn’t come with drips and runs; I had to install those myself!
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    "I've gotta be - shoveling off."

    I admire your snow stake. By the way, WHERE in Florida did you buy that??? I also admire your pucker factor. Wandering around, trying to find a spot that’s private, easy to dig, and near a strongly rooted bush when I would prefer to NOT be doing those things, doesn’t meet my needs at the...