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    08-24-2017, 05:31 AM
    You two, and your periods, you'll be slinging handbags next! Interesting paper on flexible hulls, but to be fair, it was talking about small high...
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    08-24-2017, 03:55 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Increasingly unhinged in The Bilge
    Why is it that anything that doesn't go his way is always some other person, or organisation's fault? Fake news, dishonest media blah blah blah. Like...
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    08-24-2017, 03:00 AM
    Red Feather, or Golden Churn butter? To be honest, this is the first place I have ever heard of NZ canned butter! And I've lived here for over 53...
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    08-21-2017, 05:05 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread NZ Elections in The Bilge
    She is extremely good at not buying into other peoples $hit and negative politics. Can that attitude be transformed into positive policy? Dunno, but...
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    08-21-2017, 04:52 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread NZ Elections in The Bilge
    Yep, along with all the usual hobbits who suddenly find they do in fact have a spare few billion to fix every local problem, world peace, pox, warts,...
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    08-21-2017, 01:45 AM
    Jeez, about time! :rolleyes: Pete
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    08-21-2017, 12:26 AM
    No different for all the other positioning satellites - Glonass, Beidou, the Euro one, and one other. Between the bits of GPS that civilian...
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    08-20-2017, 10:27 PM
    The other vessel was a 600' long oil tanker, according to the press here. Not the most manoeuvrable thing on the planet. Pete
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    08-19-2017, 06:32 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Yanmar NTS70 in Designs / Plans
    The guy selling the motor also has a 1950's 19ft clinker launch available, that would be a fantastic resto project. I dont have a 19ft space. The...
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    08-19-2017, 05:51 AM
    epoxyboy started a thread Yanmar NTS70 in Designs / Plans
    Thinking about buying one of these, 1964 vintage putt-putt 5ish hp single cylinder diesel. Old enough to be totally free of anything electrical, new...
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    08-19-2017, 05:35 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Your first build in The Bilge
    Helped my Dad build a TS16, lots of bucking iron duty on buttblocks, age 10ish. A CLC sea kayak was the first one I did start to finish, age 40ish. ...
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    08-19-2017, 05:16 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Trump beat Hillary! in The Bilge
    But are you better off for it? Notice how the smart money is bailing out of its association with the Trump administration, left, right, and centre?...
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    08-18-2017, 03:07 AM
    12 G is probably the equivalent of being dropped onto a hard surface from less than 10cm, it takes surprisingly little. The mech engineers at work...
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    08-17-2017, 05:01 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Electric planes in The Bilge
    I'd think the technical case for a hybrid aircraft lies in the very different power requirements for takeoff and climb, vs cruise. Either a smaller,...
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    08-16-2017, 05:19 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Electric planes in The Bilge
    Wow, makes the hourly operating cost plummet. Probably a bad choice of word, where aviation is concerned. I wonder how they translate rules like...
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    08-16-2017, 03:13 AM
    But you know it will only take one piece of "good news" for the fickle, I mean faithful, to flock back. Pete
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    08-16-2017, 03:01 AM
    Like I said, a power vacuum. Perhaps the irony was a little too subtle :cool:? Pete
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    08-16-2017, 02:57 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    ^ The wiki linked above says as much too.
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    08-16-2017, 02:37 AM
    ^ Didn't that have something to do with the power vacuum at the top?
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    08-16-2017, 01:46 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    NZ citizenship was automatically awarded on Jan 1 1949, to British Subjects born in NZ. Wiki doesn't go as far as to say you actually still had to be...
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    08-16-2017, 01:23 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Back in the late 80's, I worked with a guy originally from somewhere up in the NT. He was adamant the best thing they (govt) could do for...
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    08-16-2017, 01:02 AM
    Sorry. I dont bother looking there very often, as the content is mostly irrelevant this side of Tassy, and didn't think to this time. Pete
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    08-15-2017, 02:31 PM
    Who'd have thought being an NZ citizen in Australia was such a scary thing! There is a bit of a delicious irony in there, if you are aware of the...
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    08-12-2017, 08:07 PM
    As an ex Welsford Pathfinder builder, I'd say anything lapstrake is at the more complex end of the spectrum to build, with anything Oughtred probably...
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    08-12-2017, 07:39 PM
    NK hasn't struck anything yet, other than Trumps ego. So far, it is like two boxers trashtalking, before the bout. Nothing more, unless one of the...
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    08-12-2017, 07:18 PM
    That is the dilemma, what if it isn't 14 miles? What would the reaction be, if the shoe was on the other foot? Don't worry Kim, trust us, those...
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    08-12-2017, 02:40 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Beer Belly? in The Bilge
    Yuck, does not! In my humble opinion, anyway :). Bombay Sapphire + Schweppes Indian Tonic Water (NOT the diet version) + ice + generous slice of...
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    08-12-2017, 12:09 AM
    Go fishing, rowing and sailing. Forgiveness is easier to seek, than permission! And you can always point out what a wasted investment the launch is,...
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    08-12-2017, 12:05 AM
    epoxyboy replied to a thread Driving gloves in The Bilge
    I remember Dad had a pair, waaaaaaaay back when we had a Beetle with that really skinny rimmed steering wheel. The only other time I've ever seen...
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    08-11-2017, 11:52 PM
    Is it just me, or do the reports in the first two of Gengs links read like plagiarised copies of each other? The third one wouldn't open, but I...
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