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    Re: A ukulele that fits through a kayak hatch.

    My uke is far from quiet :)
    But perhaps it's time to try out a hollow body, your version seems quite within my ability to make
    http://i43.tinypic.com/8wf3m8.jpg
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    Re: Ventilation versus Dehumidification

    +1
    You don't want too much difference in humidity
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    Re: 2 ?'S. Rust removal by electrolysis.

    I believe that horseshoe nails are soft iron, or more accurately, were soft iron. Dunno about today.

    I think that the purpose of specifically calling for these nails was that you didn't want an...
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    Re: 2 ?'S. Rust removal by electrolysis.

    Classic old timer hot bluing

    3 parts Nitric Acid
    2 parts Hydrochloric acid

    In this you dissolve iron nails (horseshoe nails) until the solution is saturated.

    Mix with destilled water in a...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Easily
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    Re: Recommendations for a Norway driving trip?

    I missed that, I think that you're better of on the Birger Jarl, when I stayed at the Chapman I felt like a midshipman.
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    Re: Recommendations for a Norway driving trip?

    If you're fine with a lower standard alternative, the Swedish Tourist Association runs the tall ship af Chapman as a hostel.
    ...
  8. Re: If a plan is enlarged 10%, what about sail area and ballast?.....

    No, sail area increases by 21%.

    But listen to Mr McColgin!
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    Re: Recommendations for a Norway driving trip?

    When in Stockholm, rent kayaks and paddle through the city.
    There's loads and loads of picturesque places to be found,
    I's fun to go through the locks from Mälaren out into the Saltsjön


    Don't...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Rip off a length of shop rag a bit wider than the hole and fold it over to 3-4 layers, drill a pilot hole and then put your folded fabric between the metal and the full size drill bit and drill...
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    Re: Lazy Weekend Canoe Build

    Use tinypics.com instead, flicker is... not user friendly would be one way of describing it
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    Re: A Flettner rotor freighter

    The Alcyon had turbosails, not rotors.
    More like a fat wing and I think there was some sort of fan inside the airfoil.
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    Re: A Flettner rotor freighter

    I can imagine there's a lot of gyro effect.
    Grab a bike wheel by the axle and have someone spin it up to speed. Then move around and feel what it does to your movements.
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    Re: A Flettner rotor freighter

    It's the same effect that makes a ball with backspin lift, this pic is from Wikipedia.

    The spinning object influences the air around it so that a force is generated from the side where the...
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    Re: Longest Stitch and Glue Boat

    Kinetic energy is calculated e = ½mv2 where m is mass and v is velocity, so the forces involved as the hull slams into the wave increases by a factor of four as speed doubles, at least theoretically....
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    Re: 12 volt supply for shop

    The jump box is the simplest solution, plus it will start your car should you ever forget the lights on.
    I have one and a small solar panel as the entire electrical system on my boat.
  17. Thread: basic equipment

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    Re: basic equipment

    If you need a whole lot of clamps.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Clamps-From-Plastic-Pipe/
  18. Re: windmill girls make wooden cat - fake fifties news but still funny

    And the ubiquitous British three wheeler, Mr. Toad would have felt right at home.
  19. Re: Linseed oil putty/white/red led putties and primers.

    Recipe for red lead primer:

    Mix 2 kg red lead oxide(Pb3O4) with a pint of water, stir daily for a week
    USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION AND GLOVES!

    The water is necessary for the later...
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    Re: Lithuanian mini tug build

    Are you referring to the taper?

    I read it as full width 3' from the end, then smoothly tapered down to 2/3 thickness 2' from the end, 1/3 thickness 1' from the end and then taper out to nothing...
  21. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    Pretty awesome!!
    Love that movie:d


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy2nAOdBUlw
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Yes, a twisting, rotating motion combined with the lengthwise stroking usually does it, don't forget lubrication!

    Aluminium is prone to clog the sandpaper otherwise.
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    You didn't by any chance try some sandpaper wrapped around the pipe and established that perfect snug fit by gently stroking the pipe with your exactly perpendicular bracket?
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    Re: Scandinavian Boat Construction

    I cant really see the scarf you're talking about above , but this is what I'd call a haklask
    What keeps the joint together is the acute angle of the "hooks" and the wedges that locks it tight

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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that dons his cap with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    I wish you both a truely wonderful year
    All the best!
    //A
  27. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    Very true, unless it refers to someone else going back home and then returning here which is an odd point of view to base a language on
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    Re: Boat names

    It's the exakt same phrase in Swedish so it doesn't sound odd to my ears. What would the proper phrase be?

    In Westron it's There and Back Again I suppose...
  29. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    Yes, indeed!
    She's the wooden ship that's sailed farthest north and south
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Looks like your going to have a snug Captain's cabin underneath the poop, just put in some windows and a pair of stern chasers
    :D
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    Re: Patterning and casting a boom gooseneck fitting

    How critical is the amount of Zinc that needs to be added?

    My own humble experience was a workshop on Viking metalworking where we cooked up som old brass pots and candlesticks, copper wire, bits...
  32. Re: Norse ship Draken Harald Harfagre in the Labrador Sea

    I missed her by two days! :mad:
    I wish I'd knew she was coming and booked the flights accordingly


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAZcAhIAUto
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    Re: buiding a Beuhler the Beuhler way

    A few word from the draughtsman
    http://www.georgebuehler.com/Button%20number%202.html
  34. Thread: Anza scrapers

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    Re: Anza scrapers

    I could send you some, but I'm afraid shipping from here won't be any less
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    Re: A Viking ship on the Mississippi ?

    Don't know where that hull is from but it's not a knarr, wrong proportions.
    Looks more like a dragon to me.
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    Re: A Viking ship on the Mississippi ?

    Yeah, so far the sagas of Leif Erikson seem to be more history than just story and they speak of a big river...
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    Re: A Viking ship on the Mississippi ?

    I could only wish...
    You should check your sources a bit better Peter.
    I've seen that picture of the sword before, it's from a dig in England somewhere.

    ...
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    Re: Tricks for storing varnish?

    Tried storing the can upside down?
    Any skin would form in the bottom end.
    Works for paint anyway.
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    Re: Unidentified Lumber

    Is the pictures a good representation of the colour?
    Many cellphones tend to give a yellowish tint in low light
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    Re: Unidentified Lumber

    Looks like white oak to me, can we get a shot of the end grain?
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    Re: Happy birthday to P. L. Lenihan...

    Yes, here's to a good year ahead and afterly winds!

    There are good ships,
    and there are wood ships,
    The ships that sail the sea.
    But the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The course teeth are for filed for ripping, not for crosscut.
    That's the whole point of a ryoba saw.
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    My sincere condolences Peter, to you and your family.
    When I light our candles on All Saints Day there will be an extra one.
    Love to you all!
    //Anders
  44. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    Nowadays more and more wheel weights are made of zinc so you might not score as good as you think, here in Europe there's been a total ban on lead ww for many years and I expect that the US will...
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    Re: Kayak with sail, is this a crazy idea?

    I tried a kite with my VKV Lisa and found that a small outrigger did wonders, I had the tube for the recovery system so it was easy to McGyver something.
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    Re: How to repair a leak in a Thermarest ?

    I swear by Casco LiquiSole, you have to store opened tube in freezer as stated above, but it will fix any of the "soft" fixes like the kids inflatable pool animals, my rubber boots, air mattresses...
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    Re: Bilge pumps in dinghies - what do you think

    Bucket & Bailer is the way to go.

    I have one of these pumps in my boat but it's only ever used to get that last bit of water out that the bailer won't catch, and frankly most of the time I'll just...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Sounds like a good tattoo :)

    http://i63.tinypic.com/lup84.jpg
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I wonder how much of these things you can find inside stuff, I found cross studs made out of carved oak inside a partition wall once. Probably a recycled armoire
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    What's up with the numbers 491 on that center post?
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