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  1. Thread: coaches

    by Hwyl
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    Re: coaches

    I thought for decades that the Ackermann linkage had been first use on a royal funeral coach. It turns out, it wasn't---Ackerann had nothing to do with it's invention--A Darwin grandson, may...
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    Re: Solo Transatlantic Rowing Attempt

    His daughter told me, he knew he was 4 to 6 weeks late in starting out I'm stupefied that he did not have a permanent radar reflector. He must have been depending on his AIS transponder, there were...
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    Re: Solo Transatlantic Rowing Attempt

    Thank goodness he abandoned it. He blamed The loss of his electronic‘s. Which is about the weakest excuse. But at least he’s off. It doesn’t seem to thought of scuttling the boat. Let’s hope it...
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    Re: Maine Small Craft Celebration. Sept. 22-23

    Today's the day.
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    Re: Swallow - the dinghy

    Built by Crossfield at Arnside. Arnside is on the unprotected and very tidal Morecambe bay. The tide goes out more than 10 miles. She'll probably have had outside stringers at the turn of the bilge,...
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    Re: Maine Small Craft Celebration. Sept. 22-23

    What day are people going? ( I know some will go both days)
  7. Re: Gareth's favourite rig I think - even more so than catboats

    Paul is remembering that I crewed on one for a delivery. Tortola to Philadelphia. On that boat, we were told that an accidental gybe was pretty much guaranteed to bring the rig down, so the...
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    Re: Carriacou Taxi Driver Vid

    The folks in Bequia which is in the St Vincent Grenadines complain that the Grenada Grenadines (Carriacou) boat builders get their supplies tax free.
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    Re: Refastening with treenails

    I'm sure you've seen Leo's tutorial.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q02EG5y4bBk
  10. Thread: Fort Trump

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    Re: Fort Trump

    Small, but not freakishly small. Mushroom shaped.
  11. Re: Does anyone know more about this boat, and if plans are available?

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?45704-king-s-cruiser-28-inf


    You might want top consider the Twister. A similar boat, but nicer.
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    Re: Electric outboard - EP Carry

    I bought it on Craigslist more than 10 years ago. It was about $100. I never used it.
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    Re: Electric outboard - EP Carry

    Steven. I have a high thrust trolling motor' that I'd exchange for a nice cup of tea.
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    Re: I am going to Iceland

    My daughter went there with a gaggle of Silicon Valley hipster girls. It was at Thanksgiving and they brought the "fixin's". Her Mainer winter driving skills were put to the test.

    She had a really...
  15. Thread: Erster. ...Mike

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    Re: Erster. ...Mike

    Anecdotally, Beaufort and Morehead City survived pretty well . Oriental...less so. These are rumors, but we know New Bern got hammered.
  16. Thread: Erster. ...Mike

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    Re: Erster. ...Mike

    I posted in the main thread, George Ray is in Southport and OK. Liker Mike, he ;lost a couple of trees and the power is out
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    Forum member, George Ray just checked in, from Southport. They lost a couple of trees but are OK.
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    Re: Gas Explosions/Fires in Boston Area

    I've read this a couple of times, and am still not sure it's pertinent. Does "National Grid" own the pipelines?

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    Re: I'm off to the Mediterranean

    That's packing a lot into a week.
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    Re: Glad that someone loves wood AND has money

    That maisheet lead is horrible and dangerous.
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    Re: Solo Transatlantic Rowing Attempt

    "Tropical storm force winds" are >34 knts. My gut feeling is he'll see no more than 50 kts. It looks entirely survivable.

    https://www.passageweather.com/maps/transatlantic/wind/120.png
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    Forumite George Ray is in Southport. He’s 15 feet above mhw.
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    Re: Solo Transatlantic Rowing Attempt

    I warned him when he left that he was too late.
    I also private messaged his daughter via Facebook a few days ago.
    They don’t seem to grasp the enormity of the problem.
  24. Re: UK ship ready to assist as Isaac nears Dominica.

    Passageweather.com has Isaac showing maximum winds of 45 knots as it passes over Dominica. The rainfall will make it worse, and they are not really back on their feet, but 45 knots is not thought of...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Who's the guy with the beard and baseball cap?
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    Re: This will take some explaining.

    It's a hybrid. I worked at a yacht club at Prouts Neck (aka Rockefeller retreat) and a cop would drive down as soon as he finished his shift, and book anyone going one mph over the 25 mph limit.
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    Re: This will take some explaining.

    What people who don't live in the US don't realize, and I should say I don't understand it completely. Is that it's possible to rent a cop on a quasi official basis. They come in uniform and possibly...
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    Re: Vince Brennan Birthday

    Happy birthday
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    Yup, the Outer Banks are not a place to be.
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    Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    My friend Suzanne offers this in Vermont. It sounds like you could do with a bit of respite, it's a bit far to Vermont but you could organise your own sailing day. How far are you from Gary (WX). I'm...
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    Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    Good luck mate. I like having you around.
  32. Thread: "Lodestar"

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    Re: "Lodestar"

    He also uses about 19.7 words per sentence.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45435813
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Bob Perry invites
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    Re: Florence is a Hurricane

    There is that guy rowing a modified St Ayles skiff across the Atlantic. He's not in a great position.

    Edit: Passage weather has Florence stalling close to Bermuda, so Duncan should only see...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Hwyl ...

    Thanks for all the kind wishes, and thanks Spinner for the cake.

    I worked today at my coaching job. It wasn't too onerous.

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    Re: I Built the FLO-MO 2 sheet canoe

    What kind of plywood? and thickness?
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    Re: Penalties for scaling up plans?

    Getting back to the Gartside design. I don't think it was designed as a planing boat. I think it might plane given the right crew and a very strong wind. A stretched version probably wouldn't make...
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    Re: Trump on McCain's funeral ....Over the Top ???

    Al Sharpton certainly shot that statement down in flames at the funeral yesterday.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    The kind of traveller you are making is called a "horse" in the UK. A much better word.
  40. Re: Does anyone in Britain need a little Harrison Butler ?

    She would fit in a container, Peter.
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    Re: Trump on McCain's funeral ....Over the Top ???

    For once I agree, except I would never have stated it. I think the idea of banning people from one's own funeral is crass.
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    Re: Happy birthday to PeterSibley...

    Happy birthday.
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    Re: The Trip to Bountiful (Lobsters)

    Ae you sure this is not in Kennebunk?
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    Re: The Trip to Bountiful (Lobsters)

    I've been to Becky's scores of times. Your picture showed me the tin ceiling for the first time.

    Sorry I was out of state when you were here.
    I hope you thought of me as you passed through Wells...
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    Re: anybody been to the Cannes Boat fesitval?

    I looked at one of the videos. They seriously need an editor.
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    Re: anybody been to the Cannes Boat fesitval?

    Antibes and Monaco are great boat spotting places even without a show.
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    Re: Pictures of Corineus ??

    She’s in Boothbay. Dave (rbgarr) Put some pictures on Facebook yesterday.
  48. Thread: Radar reflectors

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    Re: Radar reflectors

    Great link Ian, I tend to pay attention when Stan Honey is involved. My experience with Mobris has been similar to the test, one boat I was on, had one on each shroud above the bottom spreader, a...
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    Re: Just something that bugs me these last few days.

    And on a Sunday
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    Re: Another Mass Shooting - Jacksonville Florida

    I didn't know that. I looked it up; the shoot out at the OK corral was basically about disarming some open carry advocates.
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