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  1. Brian D

    Just a reminder

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    A Memorial Day Story

    For all my Facebook friends who happen to be proudly associated with the United States Armed Forces. THIS IS THE BEST POST OF THE DAY!!! As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting...
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    Nominal Spar Wall Thickness

    I know it depends on a lot of variables to include spar height, but does anyone know the nominal wall thickness of an aluminum mast? The estimated height of my mast is 34'. I do not have any other dimensions but just trying to get a nominal wall thickness. My uneducated guess would be about...
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    So peaceful looking, yes?

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    Grace, the video

    Here is one more from my collection. Performed on a 2006 Martin D12X1 12-string.
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    Norwegian Wood, a video

    Since we (mainly me) are stuck at home, I thought I would add my latest video of a song I recorded. Enjoy.
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    SoCal being hammered

    Puts a serious damper on any boating activites. We've had almost 2" of rain so far. Still not over. Even the dog won't go out to do his business.
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    RG8X/LMR240 VHF Radio Connector assembly

    I would like to discuss how I put UHF (PL259) connector on my cables. Once upon a time I would add the cable reducer (needed for these two cable in the subject line) then fold back the braid to eventually solder them to the reducer. For many years of making cables, that has been the single most...
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    Only in Texas

    Texans have a proud, creative spirit From the county where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story. Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Austin, Texas. After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could...
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    Pair of '75s

    As most of you know, I like to play guitar. So I thought I would share with you what I use. Here is a photo of two of my guitars. I don't have a lot but these two are my main weapons of choice, On the left is a 1975 Martin D35. I bought this when I was a young private in the Marines. It was...
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    SQL Injection Attack - 2/24/2020

    This is to advise everyone that there was an SQL Injection attack this morning. The results were a DDOS by email. SBO was protected but there is a possibility that you may receive an email from ABUSE: 123 or some other email address. The content of the email is saying that your were monitored...
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    My latest upload

    I know, shameless plug. But they say if your don't blow your own horn someone will use it as a spittoon. Brian Donaldson - Grace | Brian Donaldson
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    75th Anniversary

    75 years ago today, the Marines and Corpmen of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions stormed the beaches of Iwo Jima. These were 16, 17, 18 year olds who did not have the body armor we have today. It took a lot of guts to storm those beaches thinking that the Naval Gun Fire destroyed the...
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    Where is Kermit?

    Last I saw of him was in November, around Thanksgiving. Anyone know where he is?
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    When the boat you want finally comes on the market...

    ...and is sold the next day! Hey, it's winder. What did you expect?
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    Port lights

    What material is used in port lights? Is it real glass or maybe Lexar, or plexiglass or some kind of acrylic? Can anyone buy that material, cut and then replace the port light glass?
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    Go Navy!

    Congrats to the US Naval Academy on the win over Army. 31-7. Bravo-Zulu
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    Spare Parts

    Maybe we can get SBO to stock some spare parts...