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    06-25-2019, 06:04 AM
    If she had a different name she may have been used for offshore racing, in which case the lead could have been used to induce bow-down trim to reduce...
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    06-20-2019, 12:03 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    1- one, you appear to believe that I have "defamed" climate sceptic scientists. That is untrue,and it is unethical to imply that I have ever done...
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    06-19-2019, 10:51 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    You missed the point entirely. You criticised me for "relying on authority" - and yet your arguments in this discussion have done just that. It is...
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    06-19-2019, 10:27 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    What do you do if he posts things that are not true, and excuses it as rhetoric?
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    06-19-2019, 10:22 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I'm not sure what that chart is in response to, but one obvious fact is that it refers to raw revenue over a time that the population and GDP have...
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    06-17-2019, 08:45 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Why mizzen sails? in Designs / Plans
    Actually, racing ketches have spent a fair bit of time with naked mizzen masts, and some of us think it looks quite cool! :-) I recall there was a...
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    06-17-2019, 08:29 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    What is ungentlemanly is to to attempt to bolster one's argument by relying on untrue claims, such as saying "all the money and power is on one side"...
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    06-17-2019, 07:29 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I'm not particularly good at text selection - it's just that you say so much stuff that is untrue that it's easy to point some out. What is sad is...
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    06-17-2019, 06:39 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    1- A quick search provides no definition of "relying on authority" that covers what I have done, which includes reading arguments from both sides and...
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    06-17-2019, 04:58 PM
    I don't think there's any C420s anywhere outside North America, are there?
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    06-16-2019, 09:14 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Why mizzen sails? in Designs / Plans
    Dunno- the J/36 or my 28'er are very easy to sail singlehanded unless one is using a spinnaker in a breeze and/or not permitted to use the autopilot....
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    06-16-2019, 03:04 AM
    Nevins was a top boatbuilder who had a set of "rules" for scantlings. The Americans on the forum would probably know more.
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    06-12-2019, 07:45 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Aquinian. I did NOT "go back a page". You wrote something in post 24856 and I replied to it on the same page on my screen, using factual...
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    06-12-2019, 06:27 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I do NOT take the climate models on authority. I have read many detailed papers. I have read a significant number of climate sceptic websites and...
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    06-12-2019, 05:01 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    No, I was not referring to Marshall and Warren, but to Brian Schmidt. I find that scientists are, in general, vastly more driven by data and...
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    06-11-2019, 08:36 PM
    With respect, Dave, claims are not evidence. An H28 has a PHRF of around 280. Using the normal conversion ratios, we see that if the BS can "sail...
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    06-11-2019, 04:37 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    The fossil fuel industry has a capitalisation of something like 4.65 TRILLION. Total revenue is around 2 TRILLION a year, which is about 2 to 3% of...
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    06-11-2019, 01:13 AM
    That book, however, contains some claims about the performance of Firth Jones' boats that seems to be greatly exaggerated. For example, if one of his...
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    06-06-2019, 07:11 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Electronic car key rant in The Bilge
    It's all nature's way of saying that money should be spent on old boats, not new cars.
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    06-06-2019, 06:56 AM
    I can't wait until he goes to NZ or comes to Australia and says we need walls. They'll be the hugest, bestest floating oceanic walls ever.
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    06-06-2019, 06:20 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I get your point and support it to an extent, but to a large extent the issue is that enforcement appears to be so selective. Both sides of politics...
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    06-06-2019, 06:14 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Hmmm.... so according to the right, when it comes to emissions the best measure is a per capita one but when it comes to gdp the best figure is the...
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    06-05-2019, 03:38 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread US Visa dilemma in The Bilge
    Wow. How many people know every social media account and contact they have had in five years?
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    06-05-2019, 03:34 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Why mizzen sails? in Designs / Plans
    I didn't say that a mizzen is an afterthought to cure a balance problem, or that a split rig will sail better with one than it will without it. ...
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    06-04-2019, 03:21 AM
    The other problems with putting metho through bread are (1) it takes a LOT of vegemite to hide the taste; and (2) toasting metho-soaked bread is a...
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    06-04-2019, 02:28 AM
    My 28'er was built around the same time, in the same state, with apparently the same materials and construction method. I've just been doing some...
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    06-03-2019, 07:07 AM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Why mizzen sails? in Designs / Plans
    Yes, but some people say that mizzens help with balance as if they are implying that balance is a problem and one that is best solved with a mizzen....
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    06-02-2019, 09:34 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Why mizzen sails? in Designs / Plans
    Your mizzen's a lot bigger than most, John; that must help with performance. I've only sailed a ketch once or twice but I do recall many people...
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    06-02-2019, 07:32 PM
    Chris249 replied to a thread Why mizzen sails? in Designs / Plans
    I've never been able to work out why a well designed boat needs any such expensive way of assisting with balance when trimmed well, unless it's been...
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