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16961Re: islands for sale (silly)

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  • dtjacobson
    Feb 4 12:39 PM
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      --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "Jeff Gedney" <gedney1@i...> wrote:
      > >
      > > The "launch" is an 8-foot fiberglass dinghy.
      > >
      > > The boat is too small for the crew to live on (it's only 23')
      > >
      > > The river freezes in the winter, and would crush her delicate
      wooden
      > > sides.
      > >
      > > I guess the only solution is to file the necessary permits with
      all
      > > the appropriate local, county, state, and federal agencies, and
      rehab
      > > one of the boathouses into something where "the little girl" can
      > > sleep comfortably during the winter. 8-)
      > >
      > > Or just keep her in the San Francisco Bay where she belongs. 8-)
      > >
      > > Maud
      > > (who really has far too many toys)
      > >
      > >
      >
      > An thou art upgrading to a castle and manor, Milaydie Maude, then I
      did
      > presume for thee to upgrayde thy craft similarly, that thou
      shouldst keep
      > balance as thou ought to doe, for the sake of thy staytion.
      >
      > Howsomeever, there are goodlie wayes to tayke such a small craft
      and keep
      > her through the winter without harm to her hull. I would thou
      shouldst
      > playce her in drydocke, to keep the wormes from her hull, as I hear
      that the
      > Teredoe worm is rife in thy ports. If she is kept well blocked, and
      > properly propped withall, she shall not hogge, and lose ther
      gracefulle
      > lines. She may leake a little upon refloating, that is the nature
      of boates
      > when they have dried out, but, I doubt not that you will have had
      her
      > properly scrapped, recaulked, and the bottomes properly payed with
      pitch to
      > keep this leake form being more than a seepage. If thou wisheth to
      playce
      > her in fresh water, and keep her afloat through the winter, there
      is a
      > devise thou mayest use, whych is yclept a bubbler, and the action
      of whych
      > kepeth the Ice from the hull, preserving it.
      >
      > There are wayes.
      > There are alwayes wayes, for the minde of man is ingenious, as God
      hath
      > ordained, and it seemeth amiss, as Kepler saieth, that we should be
      so
      > plessed with a goodlye minde and meant to forgoe its use, thus are
      we
      > alwayes inventing new wayes of doing olde things.
      >
      >
      > Elias Gedney
      >
      > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      > Studium doscendi volutate quae cogi non potest constat.
      > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      Answered offline ('cause it was getting really OT). 8-)
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