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  1. Sticky: Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Congratulations Prof and Dad!
    I was thinking of you the other week, wondering what became of you.
    Thank you so much for sharing your adventures over the years.

    Mike
  2. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Then what will I watch on a Sunday evening?
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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    The recent Women's Rugby World Cup was excellent.
  4. Thread: this is cute

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    Re: this is cute

    The OP is a very short "cut and cover" tunnel.
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    Re: 6pm Lake Tekapo, NZ

    I swam in Lake Pukaki (next lake south) once upon a very long time ago. As well as being very cold the glacial lakes have lots of suspended rock flour, so the water is almost opaque. It was a bit...
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    Re: A new contender for the "ugliest car" title

    The Multipla went from ugly, in a distinctively quirky way, to dull looking.
    I haven't been in one but those who have them seem to love them and enjoy their looks

    That Citroen concept is just...
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    Re: Implosion from the water

    I wonder if the two-stage collapse was intentional.
    If it wasn't, there would have been some nervous people until it fell.
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    Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    You can drill a hole through the tiller and both sides of the rudder head then thread a piece of line about the same diameter as the hole with a knot on each end. If the fit is nice this works...
  9. Re: How to go insane or try working this one out.....

    Good man Barney
    Unborn generations thank you, even if they never know.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I'm trying to figure out why it gives 124 spider vibes.
    The headlight buckets are closer to a MGB.
    The bonnet looks a bit like a GT6 with maybe some Frua mixed n.
    With the hard top on it looks...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Not complete but you can see the top of it.
    117185
    Here it is hooked over a knob behind the slot to keep it out of the way when launching.
    The red plaited bit acts as a handle and ties tight...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    I've used this in a number of boats and find it works well.
    The blue and black lines are the same bungy in two different positions (Black on over the top for beating, Blue around the back for...
  13. Re: Life guard races are a unique South Jersey Tradition

    Pretty common in NZ as well
    There are at least six active surf life saving clubs around Christchurch, which is fairly surprising given the temperature of the water.
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    Bugger. That makes me want to cry too.
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    Re: Varnishing on hold

    One or two coats of thinned varnish? Runny enough that it soaks in and will only take a wash and quick sand when you want to do a proper job
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    Re: Gaah! Just tested positive.

    Glad to hear it hasn't been too bad so far Pete, and I hope you have no long term effects.

    I'll second the "don't do too much too soon". My son has been wiped out for a few weeks now, possibly...
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    Re: Texas governments' resonse to Uvilade...

    What if someone hid a gun in a hollowed out book? Are they going to ban.......

    Oh I see where this is going.
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    Re: Ode To Creeping Charlie

    Is it resistant to chickens?
    My back lawn sure as heck isn't.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    My floppy sailing hat has a piece of foam in the crown. I should help it float (lesson learned from losing the last one) and it does help a bit if I misjudge the boom (lesson still not well learned).
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    The chart in post 24 shows the contestant originally selecting the correct door six times out of twelve.
    I am quite certain there is a fundamental error right there.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Another way of looking at it is if Monty doesn't open either of "his" doors but asks "Do you want to change from your door to the best option of my two doors?" If you swap, there is a 2/3 chance that...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    So if your original pick remains at 1/3, the probability of the prize being one of the other two choices must be 2/3 and you now know not to pick one of those.

    If, as you assert, that it was not...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Nick. How does Monty's removal of on of the doors that you did not pick retroactively change the chance of you choosing the right door first, from 1/3 to 1/2 ?
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Your chance would be 50/50 if you had not already made the original choice - but you did.

    Your original choice splits the three cards into two sets. The card you chose (probability of including...
  26. Re: Killer cop with full body white supremacy tattoos.

    Tinkerbell complex.
  27. Thread: Top Gun

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    Re: Top Gun

    Elbonia.
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    Re: relativity, of a sorts

    We have just had a step in the other direction. It's about 10°C colder than last week. Autumn has finally arrived with a light frost.
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    Re: For Paul, who likes Terry Pratchett?

    Squeek
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    Re: Which rags catch fire?

    I would be very surprised if engine oil from a generator would spontaneously catch fire at ambient temperature. That and bearing grease are formulated to not oxidise quickly at their normal operating...
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    Re: trolling 'ole so cal' two nights in a row

    Looks tasty. What sauce are you using Paul?
  32. Thread: Happy Test Pilot

    by Mcjim
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    Re: Happy Test Pilot

    I have heard of people using IFR in Tiger Moths

    In that case IFR stands for "I Follow Railways"

    Great to see another Hurricane back flying.
  33. Re: Hey Dave Hadfield, you need this camera for your flight videos.

    Try the little arrow/button thing at the top left of the picture.

    That is really clever.

    Mike
  34. Thread: Snails -- PSA

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    Re: Snails -- PSA

    Fair enough. Your thread.
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    Re: spoiled by a stick shift

    In the '79 Spider 2000 you push the interior handle down. I don't know about the earlier 124s.
    I did have someone phone up to ask how to open the boot. The keyhole is in the same place as the...
  36. Thread: like a rock

    by Mcjim
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    Re: like a rock

    The vehicle taking this clip doesn't seem to be slowing down to avoid driving into that mess. Do they want a go too?
  37. Re: Jet engine manufacturers, can they control their engines ?

    The ability to control aeroplane engines remotely could have some interesting unintended consequences.
  38. Thread: Lug Nut Question

    by Mcjim
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    Re: Lug Nut Question

    Wheel bolts seems to be a euro thing. They don't always centre a wheel properly. I had one set of aftermarket wheels that loosened the fillings about 80 km/ h until they had rings fitted to centre...
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    Re: Hey, don't say gay…………...

    Doesn't everyone in the USA have a a*se, or are they all taken up by school boards?
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    Re: a toyota yaris i would like to drive

    But this stops and goes around corners.
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    Re: Flap over Wordle today - - -

    The miss-spelling of "honour" threw me for a bit the other week.
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    Re: your single favourite book

    To read to myself, I can't think of just one in particular.
    To read out loud to someone else, The Lorax (or possibly Fox in Sox)
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Parcel post?
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    Re: Your favorite Winter Olympics event?

    Board/ski cross, and curling.
    Both have direct competition and tactics (unlike spots that just have score or time comparisons)
  45. Thread: Street clocks

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    Re: Street clocks

    That photo must be from the 1970s at the latest. The court building was replaced in the early eighties. The church in the background went in the quakes.
    The clock is still there but rather...
  46. Thread: Driving Lights

    by Mcjim
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    Re: Driving Lights

    Once your eye's irises start contracting adding more light won't help, it will just make things look darker when you dip your lights for an oncoming car, as your eyes need to adjust more.
    After a...
  47. Thread: laundry day

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    Re: laundry day

    Gybe ho!
  48. Thread: Bristol Bombay

    by Mcjim
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    Re: Bristol Bombay

    The direct descendant of the Bombay was the imaginatively named Freighter.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Freighter

    They kept the high wing, dangling undercarriage. 40000 rivets flying...
  49. Thread: Ah! Nostalgia.

    by Mcjim
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    Re: Ah! Nostalgia.

    Nostalgia used to be better than the base spec Mustang.
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    Re: Boats that people could really want under 30'

    It's ugly, but it is the honest sort of ugly, which makes it ok with me.
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