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    Poll: Re: Traditional open boat interior color help

    I read somewhere Dynamite Payson recommending light grey as not too hot, not too bright, and not liable to pick up every smudge and look like it needs cleaning an hour after you last did it.
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    Re: what is high mileage when buying a used car?

    They start and stop warm, it'll take longer than a stop light for the oil to drain and dry off the bores/cam etc.
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    Re: Trailer tongue extension

    You could use a folding tongue kit to bolt one on if you wanted. What are you trying to achieve? Put a longer boat on and move the bow stop forward? Get the boat a couple of feet further in the water?
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    Re: should I buy this dinghy?

    It doesn't look hopeful, since there are several areas where the wood is the same color as that bit that is holed on the left side.
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    Re: Cordless chainsaws

    On another venue a while back, several commenters were saying that they found the combo of corded electric chainsaws plus small/quiet inverter generators to be most convenient.
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    Re: should I buy this dinghy?

    Well, if you're looking for experience, you'll get some.
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    Re: what is high mileage when buying a used car?

    No it wasn't suddenly, but through the 70s more and more manufacturers adopted lower tension, thinner moly faced rings, oils also slowly improved, but oil change recommendations stayed locked in the...
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    Re: Basement shop problems &:solutions

    Had one like that in a weirdly divided rental way back. It was a storeroom/shop under a general store next door. It would mysteriously get hot, finally figured it was the store opening it's storeroom...
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    Re: Camera test..upsidedown pictures!

    Left a bunch of worn old tools and gear behind too, so they didn't have to pay commercial dump fees, disgraceful! :D
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    Re: what is high mileage when buying a used car?

    Maintenance and driving habits are way more important these days than mileage. You're not even safe buying low mileage, you can find people on the interwebs bragging how they drive a car for 2 or 3...
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    Re: Has anyone here built something like this?

    Me spitballing/pipedreaming in the Diesel Electric thread...


    That breaks down to about $1000 in commodity trolling motors, $2000 in eBay solar panels $1000 in batteries (...
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    Re: What type of welder?

    UK does have an advantage though that standard household electricity supply is 240V/13A at a standard wall socket so arc and wire feed welders can be a bit more powerful than the basic ones in North...
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    Re: Free boats Crater Lake ,Oregon

    Those seem like nice solid beasts, who was the laddie saying he'd think about making a cruiser from a whaleboat, these would be a good alternative.

    Whaddaya think, whack a marinised mercedes 3.0...
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    Re: Chain link type profile copier ?

    You are meaning more like a bicycle chain than an anchor chain I take it. Think I've seen one a ways back, but can't recall that they have any special name, only ones I can find are these... ...
  15. Re: I am looking for some info on this small tug

    How long is it?

    https://www.boatdesigns.com/18-1_2-Goliath-authentic-tug-cruiser/products/828/

    Bearing in mind upper works often get finished to owners taste/specs.
  16. Thread: Server Busy!

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    Re: Server Busy!

    Oh, it's a reception thing, so I have to stick my wifi gizmo on top of my house? ;-)
  17. Thread: Used Sails?

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    Re: Used Sails?

    Hey Dave, just saw this freebie on Facebook marketplace and thought you might be able to hack a temporary one out of it, or if it's pretty decent get it properly redone... ...
  18. Thread: Rowhedge Iolare

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    Re: Rowhedge Iolare

    Apparently...
    http://classicsailboats.org/iolaire-lost-off-the-north-east-coast-of-ibeza/
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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

    I'd imagine larger bearing journals, longer throw on the crank and fatter rods to handle higher compression or something along those lines.
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    Re: Free Morten Johnson, CL-NJ

    What horrors lurk beneath? ... Because the pics make it look like the tidiest looking free boat I can remember seeing.
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    Re: Outboard bracket

    That moves it along pretty brisk, what is that, 6 knots??
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    Re: On the way for a new DeWalt...

    I broke my rule, and grabbed a Craftsman Router 325.17471 for $10 my other one is probably getting bolted to a table now.
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    Re: What type of welder?

    Last time I looked into that it was about $5 a rod or something ridiculous.
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    Re: Heating a small boat

    If you run the diesel daily, then there's an opportunity to consider firstly a modest power IR heat lamp aimed where your wife sits (Shouldn't kill the house battery too much if you run engine...
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    Re: Outboard bracket

    For low HP, I don't think you can go far wrong just making a simple box out of 1"x6" or 3/4" ply. Just measure up your tiller clearances, prop heights and angles carefully.
  26. Re: If a crocodile trap can be considered boat-related

    Apart from those drongos I'd guess the people interfering with the traps are the ones who like to do stuff like feed the crocs thus making them "humans = food" problem crocs in the first place.
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    Re: Stuart Turner motor

    If I were gonna run a vintage motor, which is probably anything pre-1970 as far as parts and knowledge availability goes... I'd want to rebuild it myself, so I know it inside out, and collect a good...
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    Re: What type of welder?

    Though beware if you're thinking of modifying or repairing aluminum castings from engines or machinery, i) it's not pure aluminum, it's some alloy, and ii) the casting is probably porous so it's...
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    Re: What type of welder?

    I had trouble with that a few years back, trying to glob a stupid shaped bracket on a stupid shaped exhaust part, with my ancient stick welder, with clock ticking, typical 10 hours into a 2 hour job...
  30. Thread: Light Chebacco

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    Re: Light Chebacco

    It would not surprise me to find out that the numbers suggested 3/8" and since for some reason 3/8" is a pox upon the universe, nobody ever has good 3/8 ever, that it was altered to 1/2"
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    Re: What type of welder?

    I have a flux core wire feed jobbie for making a blobby mess of thin sheet to 3/32" and a buzz box arc for making a blobby mess of 1/16" to 1/4" .... yeah I could use practice.
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    Re: Cruising Lake Champlain?

    I was just watching a documentary about how gusts and turbulence can form in mountains and make gusts bad enough to basically shoot down light planes. i.e. the air is falling at 500m/sec and you...
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    Re: Stitch and Glue Help Needed

    Some cheap zip ties are nasty brittle things, some are well moulded and strong, you might see a brand name on reasonably priced packages and think they'd be okay, but then end up with what seem...
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    Re: Gluing Mast with Boltrope Groove

    So this idea occurred... Find some cheap candles that fit the groove, chop the tops off if they're not square, glob mast together with ample epoxy with excess squeezing out into the groove, and fill...
  35. Thread: Please do not

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    Re: Please do not

    You don't need them because you can take five minutes deciding whether you might like to get down into the water or not, you need them because *surprise* some crap happened and now you're suddenly...
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    Re: Hull shapes for small catamaran

    Some small boats designed by some people who do big boats seem to me to be unnecessarily complicated. As in you build the boat, then you build the boat inside the boat, but because it's tiny, it's...
  37. Thread: Used Sails?

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    Re: Used Sails?

    Yup, always buy your parachutes with a lifetime replacement warranty :D
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    Re: Taping off varnish in preparation for paint

    I have this tendency towards perfectionism that used to prevent me from ever getting anything finished, because the first 95% took the first 95% of the time, and the next 2.5% the next 95% of the...
  39. Thread: Barge on VTCL

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    Re: Barge on VTCL

    Heh, reading that, I figure they'll take the lightbulbs out and the half roll of toiletpaper left in the john, but at least the paving slabs for ballast come with.
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    By the way, here's a plate off a later 1967 glass version with very similar dimensions, shows they were fitted as lifeboats also, http://www.kclmsales.com/dload/zm/926773801.jpg
  41. Thread: Oar Stowage

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    Re: Oar Stowage

    Well either, if he hits a wake or a pothole he don't want them flying out.

    There's all sorts of variety in pipe hangers, rubber lined and stainless even, that could be upgraded to oarholders with...
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    Re: A great new glue!

    Link must have got mangled, but found what I think you meant...

    https://www.amazon.com/Bondic-Activated-Waterproof-Resistant-Anything/dp/B00QU5M4MG

    I remember that being the hot new "as seen...
  43. Safety at Sea during the Early Industrial Revolution

    Interesting overview of the improvements in ships and shipping in the late 18th century http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/WP17_11.pdf
  44. Re: down and dirty inexpensive sail rigging/hardware for sailing canoe

    You can sometimes raid a junk drawer for old bakelite or delrin furniture casters that have enough meat on to get chucked in a drill and attacked with round file, blade or stone to cut a groove in...
  45. Re: Interior remodel of Macgregor 22 fiberglass sailboat

    Two schools of thought on the MacGregors, one that they were built cheap and nasty, the other that they were built light for performance and to bounce/flex away from harm like a high end whitewater...
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    It's also somewhat the curse, as regards not lifting the same weight again in water, or bringing aboard more than you need to.
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Oceans have been crossed in these types of whaleboats, but you're not going to win the Transpacific Yacht race in it. Don't think they point very high.
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    Took me a few reads through to figure it out. So basically it's a bit like an old maid picking something up with her apron, rolling object onto it, then lifting by the hem. I see the term is mostly...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    It seems to me to be a pretty much cubic relationship, both in cost to build and maintain.
  50. Re: down and dirty inexpensive sail rigging/hardware for sailing canoe

    Was trying to dig up the old sailing canoe vintage plans, but could only find this one, not canoe specific, can maybe use ideas from it......
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