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    02-01-2023, 11:13 AM
    Your problem is the chosen lenght, there are very few keelboats in that range. A longer skinnier boat uses only little more material then a shorter...
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    01-31-2023, 12:41 AM
    Rumars replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    No mystery there, I explained the problem a few times before. Everybody exited the cold war with huge stocks, and downsized its military forces at...
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    01-30-2023, 02:57 PM
    Multimasted boats have no problem steering, as soon as you reef one sail, balance changes enough have them move how you want. A three masted junk...
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    01-30-2023, 02:15 PM
    I rather like the big one above, I wonder how big it actually is. What I find interesting is that she is rigged for a jib with a long two part...
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    01-26-2023, 08:07 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    We do have photos of the boat on the forum, in a thread from when she was last worked on....
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    01-25-2023, 05:17 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread Caulking Problems in Building / Repair
    I would plunge cut into the scarfs with a 3mm blade to clean the faying surface, then install splines in thickened epoxy. Use an oscillating saw,...
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    01-24-2023, 10:29 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    "We are gonna build them 30 new tanks" is code for "we are going to strip anything out of them that's considered to sensitive to fall into enemy...
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    01-24-2023, 09:41 AM
    Rumars replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Johan, you said you read this thread, go back and read it again. Nobody here is denying that ukrainians are shelling ukrainians, that's the way a...
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    01-16-2023, 10:29 AM
    If there is no pressure I would look hard at marinizing a new engine. You already have a lot of good components, you know exactly how much a new...
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    01-14-2023, 07:46 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Even if they start training today, western armour (MBT and IFV) won't be usable until March, and that's presuming there are foreign volunteers in the...
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    01-14-2023, 12:25 PM
    The Lombardini has a timing belt and unit injectors, it's best to have local trained support for it. I realize it's the middle of the sailing season...
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    01-13-2023, 11:16 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread liberal over-reach in The Bilge
    You cook things that can stay warm without becoming overcooked, or wich can heat unsupervised. That way all you have to do is fetch them. What you...
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    01-13-2023, 07:45 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread liberal over-reach in The Bilge
    If I have guests cooking is done beforehand, everyone is socializing just fine thank you. The only time I would invite guests to the kitchen is if I...
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    01-13-2023, 06:48 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread The RAF goes green in The Bilge
    I agree, but I think the big navy's have more concerns then easy and expense. The on-shore synthetic fuel infrastructure will be buildt,...
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    01-13-2023, 06:09 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread liberal over-reach in The Bilge
    I can't thank you enough for this photo, it's just what I needed.
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    01-13-2023, 06:06 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread liberal over-reach in The Bilge
    Yes I have, and I can even talk about the likely origins of the current fashion. The fact that it's so popular doesn't make better.
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    01-13-2023, 01:03 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread liberal over-reach in The Bilge
    If you want to flambé with an electric stove you simply use a long stem lighter. When you grab your spirits you also take the lighter. Deglacé is...
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    01-13-2023, 11:01 AM
    Rumars replied to a thread The RAF goes green in The Bilge
    Pretty bulky at the development stage that I know of. Even if one can find the space aboard an existing carrier (doubtfull since you can't just...
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    01-13-2023, 06:51 AM
    Rumars replied to a thread The RAF goes green in The Bilge
    The carbon source is atmospheric CO2, it's called direct air capture. The next step is combining hydrogen and CO2 to produce syngas, and from there...
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    01-12-2023, 07:14 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread Barnacle Busting in Building / Repair
    Barnacle Buster is phosphoric acid.
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    01-12-2023, 06:53 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread Harry and Meghan in The Bilge
    The tabloids never managed to obtain enough DNA for a paternity test? Incredible. Or maybe they did and there was nothing to report.
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    01-12-2023, 10:32 AM
    Rumars replied to a thread Barnacle Busting in Building / Repair
    CLR will work, it's main active ingredients are lactic and gluconic acid. If you want it to work faster heat the prop beforehand (heatgun not torch).
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    01-12-2023, 09:35 AM
    Rumars replied to a thread Barnacle Busting in Building / Repair
    Acid. Acetic, citric, oxalic, phosphoric and muriatic. The milder acids (vinegar and lemon juice) might take a while but are very safe. That's what...
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    01-10-2023, 07:23 PM
    Rumars replied to a thread Epoxy? in Building / Repair
    Yes, but not always the same boats. Glue fastening allows the widest design freedom, if the designer actually took advantage of that you are stuck....
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    01-10-2023, 06:25 PM
    Best thing you can do is minimize water intrusion to the keelbolts. For this you need a really good ballast to wood interface, so take your grinder...
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    01-08-2023, 12:57 AM
    Rumars replied to a thread Concrete, then and now in The Bilge
    If you refer to the reporter, yes he doesn't really understand what he's talking about. The original researchers know more about concrete then you...
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    01-06-2023, 12:36 AM
    At 9'6" you will need an oversize load permit from each state you drive trough, and pay attention to height restrictions on the way (max. 13.5ft from...
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    01-06-2023, 12:02 AM
    If they are 3/4 or similar narrow stock (real wood edging for chipboard furniture?) the simplest way is to glue two of them together on the bench...
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    01-05-2023, 10:17 PM
    How wide are those strips ar hand? That will decide how feasible cold molding is, since you need some width for spiling. To cold mold you first need...
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