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    Re: The Santa maria

    If anybody is interested, there are reproductions of the three ships at Palos de la Frontera by Huelva on the mouth of the Rio Tinto. The were built for (I think) the Expo '92 in Sevilla. Now they...
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    Re: What do you call this fastener?

    I set up a picture framing shop for a GF some years ago. One of the bits of kit was a pneumatic gismo that held the cut frames at right angle while pushing one of those wiggle bits in, no glue.

    As...
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    Re: Pond yachts in fin de siecle Paris

    Thanks for that, not seen the moving pavement before.
    A2
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    My bad grama. I fitted an SS sheerpin, not a prop|:) Friend bought a standard prop of Torqueedo, cost a few €s.
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    Friend bust his prop hitting a submerged pile in the local river. Asked me to fit the new prop as he could not get the old one off. Yep, the pin had rusted, and jammed the prop.
    For that money, I...
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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    On additives, my brother is a Civ. Eng. consultant on big projects (Burg Tower, Forth Crossing) and when I bought this up, he said just put some more cement in the mix and make sure you have coverage...
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    Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    Thinking of you Peter, keep going and keep posting!

    Andrew
  8. Re: Cutting a clean hole in metal cargo trailer side

    My local supplier has disks specifically for aluminium, 9" too.
  9. Re: Cutting a clean hole in metal cargo trailer side

    That crossed my mind too, as I have one. But I assumed the OP does not? (if he did, doubt he would bother asking here)
    Using a router makes my skin crawl:confused: if in steel. OK in ally.
  10. Re: Cutting a clean hole in metal cargo trailer side

    What we call a jigsaw, but over there, a sabre saw, with a metal cutting blade. Best if it has speed control, to avoid overheating the blade, but a spray of WD40 helps the cut.
    I cut some windows in...
  11. Thread: We are doomed

    by Andrew2
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    Re: We are doomed

    Likely if things did go down hill quickly, they would still be looking to be the top guy in any get together to sort things out. Think about the UN, just a talking shop full of egos and self...
  12. Re: I Need To Draw A Circle, But I Only Have A Ruler! Now What?

    Would be a bit more peace if you read some history. The Royal family turned over their property to the state, in return for an income, the 'CIVIL LIST', so, they do not 'leech of the commoners' their...
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    Re: Laser adaptations

    I have a Spectra Physics rotating laser level. Ace bit of kit. Not in the visible spectrum, so one has to use a RX unit to mark the target. I once checked it on a site where I was leveling waterfalls...
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    Re: Technique to weigh small boats

    I used the bathroom scales (checked against my medic's ones...) to do the wheels and hitch method. Then checked the trailer with the boat off. Both of them weigh close to 70kg. Good enough.
  15. Re: 1968 wood sport fishing restoration on the Chesapeake Bay

    This is what worried me. This type of construction was used in WW11 to get out lots of light, fast, boats with limited life. Repairing them was not of interest back then.
    The guys in UK doing it...
  16. Re: 1968 wood sport fishing restoration on the Chesapeake Bay

    Thanks for the clarification, so a similar construction to the military boats in WW11, MTBs, MGBs and the ASR boats, few of which are around now. It will be very labour intensive, but light on...
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    Re: Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee

    Bit far from here. But re: the acetylene, when I was in Portugal in the 70s (left in 2004) every workshop had an acetylene generator using carbide lumps in a basket within a cylinder that produced...
  18. Re: 1968 wood sport fishing restoration on the Chesapeake Bay

    Hi
    I am a bit confused about the hull construction. Is it cold moulded with glued double diagonal, or rivited double diagonal with some sort of jointing fabric and mastic between the layers?...
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    Re: Lucy the Heron - Restoration

    Hi Charlie;
    Very timely post!

    Local sailing friend called. A neighbour has just sold their house and would he like the little boat in the barn? We go over and it is a Heron... But, while very...
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    Re: Modern Cruising designs?

    You mean to say that if Shane Acton turned up in OZ today, they would throw the rule book at him and confiscate his boat? What happened to free passage for boats under foreign flag?



    I hope you...
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    Re: Learning to weld

    Some good tips and info on here: www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum and a bunch of posters who can answer virtually any question. The tutorials at the top give start up info.

    I have stick, two migs...
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    Re: Large Ply on Frame

    Thanks for that, glad to hear it is coming on. Good luck in finding a big shed, it will help us too, as you can get further away to take photosBY:D...
    A2
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    Re: Large Ply on Frame

    I am interested too. dearlovr was last on here on here a couple of days ago. Perhaps a short note to let us all know? The blog stops about the same time end of '16.
    A2
  24. Re: The Strange Death of Europe - a discussion about mass migration

    While I follow most of this.. A few comments about UK. I left there in the mid 70s, so visits tend to accentuate the changes. Parts of the UK are becoming gettos, where you are not welcome if you are...
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    Re: The past is another country

    Oh, and I read the book and the film was shot in Norfolk when I was there. (So was Witchmaster General, but that was quite different...)
    The quote about 'another country' was on my desk for several...
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    Re: The past is another country

    Hi, DTC
    My wife's Grandmother lived in Georgetown most of her life, born in 1893 and told me about waving to Teddy Roosvelt on his way down to the White House on horseback. We were married in...
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    Re: Douarnenez 2018-anybody going?

    Hoping to get to SDG next year.
    Several of the DCA lot are having an event in Sept around the Islands here; (Oleron & Ré + Seudre Estuary)

    Thanks for the link & pics.
    A2

    Oh, we had J&J of the...
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    Re: I have a commission!

    Takes me back.. We had a hollowed out hull a bit like a thames barge in the 60s. Around three feet long, pulled my younger brother through the surf in it. We then put a lid on it and rigged it with a...
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    Re: Stitch & Glue Seabird Yawl ?

    Dat's fugly..

    I have always thought the Seabird a bit 'Cod's head' and best left to it's era. Unless one is a dyed in the calico trad person..
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    Re: A fun basic Spanish test.

    100% Peter:d, but then I speak Portuguese and have spent quite a lot of time in Spain..... Which sort of helped.
  31. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    Eric
    I did a lot of drilling on Perspex and they reccomend using drill with a lower angle and less back slope to avoid digging in and cracking it. Might apply to époxy?
    Drill press every time, if...
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    Re: Wet fiberglass cloth

    Todd, how about if it was vacuum bagged?
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    Re: How much for a Bentley oil change??

    I was visting a regular client, when I got a call to check some work on a house being built not far away. Very snazzy and reputed to belong to Madonna. My client wanted a look at it so offered to...
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    Re: 36 cylinder, water cooled, 5000 HP.

    Reading LJK Setright's excellent book 'The Power to Fly', the Sabre was giving a reliable 4000 hp on the test bed, but was rated at 2.500 for service.
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Bit of a fan of Dudley Dix, so might his Cape Cutter 19 be in this game? Does well in the Round the Island Race by the Isl of Wight in UK. Not too heavy to trail on a regular basis and, with a steel...
  36. Re: I want to build a boat that does not cost $7,500

    The Weekender needs 'Something' as it is not very stable and doesn't sail very well to windward. I would not go near it.

    Michelak (sp) does his versions of the Micro, without the lead keel. Uses...
  37. Re: You see an overweight trailer.... What do you do?

    In the local steel suppliers and a Municipal van was picking up a big bundle of tubes. It was craned onto the van, were it crushed the roof rack onto the roof. They then, having settled the bill,...
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    Re: Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    Doubt that a 1/4" will cause any stress and it is quite mallable. Might you talk to Davey? If you think you have a legit grip about their work, then likely they will sort it.
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    Re: How To Build A Portable Wood Stove

    Having built wood stoves in the hundreds, this is quite interesting. But I would up the budget a little bit and use stainless. Last far longer and not that much more difficult to work.
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    Re: Skate 15, kit 'sport' sailboat

    OK, if in extremes, the claustrephobic crawl under the cockpit would be a way out. But like Mark, I would take my chances out the companionway.
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    Re: cheapest pocket cruiser?

    Priced further up the thread..
    But, note that you can get them direct from the original designer for half the price in the links.
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    Re: Another Elf build, my first boat!

    My Oughtred boat does need to have the tiller centred. I use a line with two knots that hooks onto a thumb cleat under the tiller. The line passes trough two dead eyes under the gunnel with a bit of...
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    Re: cheapest pocket cruiser?

    Hi, Wox, missed your post.
    Me too, I really enjoy the process, but have been too busy to spare time for the project. Set of bulkheads been in the shed for a while, but got round to scarfing the...
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    Re: cheapest pocket cruiser?

    Apart from being ten yrs ago...
    Novices who want to go sailing sometimes think that building a boat is the cheap way to go. Truth is, as pointed out, buying used is the quickest and cheapest way to...
  45. Thread: Finesse 24

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    Re: Finesse 24

    Like the hull, but not so keen on the garden shed cabin. Prob gives some head room....but.....
  46. Re: Looking for the plans, location, or what I can get

    Glad to hear it.
    A2
  47. Re: I want to build a boat that does not cost $7,500

    Or, build a design that doesn't need sorting out to make it good.
  48. Re: Small outboard in a well, slightly round bottom boat, how deep should it go?

    On my WT, I built the well to Iain's plans, incorporating into the rear deck. With a bit of carefull measurement and a thin saw, I cut a rounded corner triangle out of the hull to the smallest size...
  49. Re: I want to build a boat that does not cost $7,500

    I've said this before here, but my Oughtred WT cost me way less than that. OK it was 10 yrs ago, but still... Dépends a bit on what woodworking kit you have, as I just bought a couple of large rough...
  50. Re: Looking for the plans, location, or what I can get

    Hi Donald, I used to chat when I was Andrewe when you were building the 19ft sailboat. Did you get any feedback on the Honda instalation?
    Get busy with Google translate and the French sites,...
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