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    02-08-2023, 05:34 PM
    robm replied to a thread What if department in The Bilge
    If such a deal had been struck, he might not have come through with anything for the Democrats, but having him beholden to the worst of the...
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    02-08-2023, 05:05 PM
    robm replied to a thread Catspaw dinghy in Building / Repair
    Redwood is harder, stronger, and stiffer than WRC, and much harder, stronger, and stiffer than eastern white cedar, so it should be fine for planking.
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    02-08-2023, 04:54 PM
    I cannot see how you will support even the tiny sail area you propose with an unstayed mast on a plank, or even two crossing planks. Use a forestay...
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    02-08-2023, 12:49 AM
    Although not made by Roots, it is a Roots-style blower, with meshed lobes to provide low-medium pressure output. I have seen honest-to-God...
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    02-08-2023, 12:38 AM
    "Splatchers" And you learned that word where? From a certain set of children's books written in the 1930's?
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    02-06-2023, 04:33 PM
    And yet, a few miles north across the 49th parallel with the same wet external environment, construction is completely different, with full vapour...
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    02-06-2023, 04:28 PM
    "Loss of separation" - what a nice euphemism for a near-collision!
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    02-05-2023, 07:21 PM
    robm replied to a thread This is LA in The Bilge
    I had that experience flying into LAX, from the west. Clear, blue sunny day over the ocean, and then descending into a dense, brown cloud. I...
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    02-05-2023, 03:05 AM
    robm replied to a thread Inwale pronunciation in The Bilge
    Around here, the studs they put in the soles of logging boots are called "caulks". And pronounced "corks".
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    02-05-2023, 02:58 AM
    robm replied to a thread A hackneyed phrase in The Bilge
    When did "ask" become a noun? Why do people say "I have an ask" when they mean a request?
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    02-03-2023, 12:26 AM
    robm replied to a thread MotorTrend Checks in on EVs in The Bilge
    TANSTAAFL. But if you have to pay for it anyway, you might as well eat it.
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    02-02-2023, 01:57 AM
    robm replied to a thread Wood stove in The Bilge
    Ask a forester. The old trees are supposed to drop, and rot slowly, providing nutrients (and a bunch of other stuff, like habitat for critters) for...
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    02-01-2023, 11:08 PM
    robm replied to a thread Wood stove in The Bilge
    I am not sure any logging can be describe as "responsible". If you take ANYTHING out of the woods, you have taken away part of the woods. Can't be...
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    02-01-2023, 11:05 PM
    robm replied to a thread Heat resistant wood glue? in The Bilge
    One is phenol formaldehyde, the other is urea formaldehyde. I bet either would work. But just try to find them.
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    02-01-2023, 06:23 PM
    robm replied to a thread MotorTrend Checks in on EVs in The Bilge
    And the RAV4 can't carry stuff like the Prius V. It may have as much or more "rated" cargo volume, but it is floor area rather than cargo height...
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    02-01-2023, 06:14 PM
    robm replied to a thread Oughtred is Uhtred? in The Bilge
    30 years ago or so, in the Launchings section of WBM, there was a photo of Iain sailing his freshly-launched Ness Yawl in the Firth of Forth - double...
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    01-31-2023, 07:19 PM
    They haven't prosecuted for such offences for at least a couple years, now, with little effect. What is needed are more safe use facilities, safe...
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    01-31-2023, 04:21 PM
    I found longer was better for that boat.
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    01-30-2023, 07:49 PM
    robm replied to a thread uhhh??? in The Bilge
    I prefer the corkscrew to the Phillips screwdriver. I find the small flat screwdriver on the tip of the can opener blade will work just about as...
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    01-29-2023, 03:55 PM
    That is quite good. But I hope the rest of his poetry concerns other topics as well!
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    01-27-2023, 09:08 PM
    Actually, Lightfoot himself says he stole the tune! According to him, it is some ancient Irish dirge. As such, there is no copywrite.
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    01-27-2023, 04:38 PM
    robm replied to a thread Engine cleaning in Building / Repair
    The dust collecting system does not have a universal motor with arcy, sparky brushes in the fume-laden airflow.
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    01-27-2023, 04:16 PM
    But that tune was very, very old when stolen. And after all, you weren't using it to sing about the king at the time. Americans are not the only...
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    01-27-2023, 03:20 PM
    robm replied to a thread Speaking of Canada... in The Bilge
    CFB Chilliwack was pretty close. Boundary Bay Airport, which had operational air force squadrons during WW2, is just over 4 nautical miles north of...
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    01-24-2023, 07:29 PM
    TLT doesn't seem to realize that one has to eat in the short term, for a long time. It is not something one can put off until market conditions...
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    01-24-2023, 07:08 PM
    robm replied to a thread Why are there no eggs? in The Bilge
    Raise 6 million chickens, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.
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    01-24-2023, 07:03 PM
    Is he fabricating an excuse of mental incompetence to avoid going to court?
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    01-24-2023, 03:42 PM
    robm replied to a thread I liked Ike. Still do. in The Bilge
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    01-24-2023, 03:14 PM
    robm replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I think we could say the same about the USA. They show up in the Canadian forces as well, but we do our best to root out the most blatant.
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    01-24-2023, 03:08 PM
    robm replied to a thread workboat conversions in The Bilge
    They do eat fuel. On one boat I was on, they knocked off one knot at cruising speed. That was 12 - 15%.
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