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    Re: Unexpected covers

    I stumbled on this and it was nice to hear the fruity sound of a Hammond organ combined with the old monophonic synthesisers.Steve Hillage was a handy guitarist who deserved a bit more fame than he...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    That addition will make a difference!
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    Re: one stalwart bit of railmeat

    I'm pretty sure that the dark line is the propellor shaft.IOR encouraged slightly odd engine installations,on the other hand taking the engine box apart made maintenance very easy.I don't suppose...
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    Re: Greetings from isla

    Its good to know the eyes are in better order,hopefully the lungs will get the message that improvement is required and act accordingly.
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    Re: misjudged the tide, or???

    I think you have the essence of it.The line from the mainsheet horse would probably cause a bend if the whole weight of the stern was imposed on it and it looks as though that might have almost...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    How wide is the landing for the deck,along the outboard edge?It would definitely be worth your while to get a coat of something on all the bare wood inside the tank and the underside of the deck.It...
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    Re: Pete Goss's new wooden cruising boat

    I thought such things were fairly common,I could probably find more than a hundred within 25 miles.
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    Re: not to be upstaged by cadillac

    I didn't read the release that way.It mentioned using Ford's global resources to contribute to the programme.Which might mean paying for a new set of cam covers with a well known logo on them.These...
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    Re: Chinese spy balloon over US

    While all this was going on,was anybody taking any notice of the sort of altitudes where satellites operate?It might have been just the day to nudge one or two into different orbits.
  10. Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    I would hope a careful amateur could get to 1.2:1 after a little practice.With peelply,perforated release film and good vacuum it isn't too hard to get to 1:1.How close you can get without all the...
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    Re: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    I wonder how the stats would look if it were adjusted to represent the multiples of the average income in each of those countries that the charts represent.Maybe North Korea would take the top slot.I...
  12. Thread: chatgpt

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    Re: chatgpt

    I think this is an unduly gloomy way to look at the future.For example,we might use the time gained by letting the machines take over the drudgery to build wooden boats that appeal to us for our...
  13. Thread: E-sim

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    Re: E-sim

    It might be a smart move to try doing an online check to see how much the people at the airport charge and then compare with a high street alternative.Many of the supermarkets will sell a pay as you...
  14. Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    I would be shocked if you could achieve anything better than a 50:50 ratio.I have seen a laminate with a 41% resin content,it was produced in an autoclave with 90psi on the outside of the vacuum bag...
  15. Re: I.D. this car that fell down an elevator shaft

    One of these as a body donor and a few conversations with knowledgeable contacts could create something that causes consterrnation on the autobahns. A load cover to conceal the engine would be a...
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    Re: Wood stove

    Interesting reading.It wasn't so long ago that I read that even a woodburner that conforms to the latest regs will emit several hundred times more particulates than a 44 ton Euro 6 compliant truck.I...
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    Re: Frozen Pizza Possibilities

    I always have one or two frozen pizzas in the freezer.Easy to dress up with a few olives,pieces of ham or anchovies and ready to eat in less time than a delivery service would take to get one here...
  18. Re: I.D. this car that fell down an elevator shaft

    Will the Scotchguard ease the cleaning up when they recover it?
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    Re: Heat resistant wood glue?

    This link mentions using it for fire doors,what more can you ask? https://skycraft.ltd/docs/Data%20Sheets/AERODUX.pdf
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    Re: not a pretty ship

    These may have all of those qualities and nobody ticked the options box that mentioned pretty.Quite clearly absent.
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    Re: Heat resistant wood glue?

    I responded upstairs.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Its a brave man that takes a saw to his boat! On the other hand,the bloke that built it once ought to be able to put it back together.Best of luck for the next phase.
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    Re: Heat resistant wood glue?

    Aerodux?Could be a problem if the brown glue lines are objectionable but I can't think of a more durable glue that can relatively easily be found.Araldite 2004 has some heat resistance but isn't...
  24. Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    For occasional use you might well get away with one of the basic vacuum pumps which are sold for evacuating car a/c systems.One of mine was picked up from a company that vacuum packed meat and which...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A similar sort of wheel treatment,I wonder if there was any cross fertilisation of ideas.

    http://lowres-picturecabinet.com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/43/main/19/97759.jpg
  26. Re: Brexit: Whoever Could Possibly Have Known?

    This Guy Hands? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-guy-hands-says-cut-wages-30-percent-twenty-years-private-equity-a7540986.html .Note how long ago he was saying such things.
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    Re: New Forum administrator

    Nice to see you here Matt,and thanks for the positive news about the future.
  28. Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    The short answer is no,air has to flow through the venturi all the time.With the better units,very little compressed air is sufficient and the last time I looked closely,the figure of 0.1 cfm was...
  29. Re: Nancy Pelosi's husband having brain surgery following an attack ... with a hammer

    I quite like your logic George.If sandtown applied it to his "analysis" of Ukraine,this place would be improved.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Somebody or other needs a lecture on the topic of operational security.
  31. Re: Ideology & Investing: politicians and ESG funds

    Presumably,only those who care more about their rate of return than the mess their holdings leave behind.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Not a car for the claustrophobic!
  33. Re: Designing your own plywood hull, but mostly just screwing around...

    Haven't tried as yet.My first choice would have been to try WINE,does that not work?
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    Re: Would you buy one of these Canoos?

    You can now buy an electric modern equivalent to those.

    https://d2cdo4blch85n8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Morris-JE-Type-Electric-Commercial-Vehicle-image-1-1024x576.jpg
  35. Re: Designing your own plywood hull, but mostly just screwing around...

    While we are suggesting software that might save a few miles of pencil lines being re-done,the old Hulls program from Carlson Design was pretty useful.
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    Re: Identify these hinges..

    They look like a much more complicated manufacturing job than the rising butts I regard as normal.Incidentally you don't just see door hardware if you do a search for rising butts:d.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Wasn't it a year later that the Jaguars turned up with disc brakes?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Since there is a Cadillac racing at Daytona this weekend,I sought an earlier Cadillac in an endurance race.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ea/e7/cb/eae7cb3814fdadaf9ea29b85ded7e0bc.jpg
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    For the holes in the tape,something like a piece of metal brake pipe is about the right size to remove the pellet that would cause the machine screw to bottom out.I'm not sure there is an alternative...
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    Re: Not again….

    I wish Norman and his wife well at this trying juncture.
  41. Re: Is God trying to send Jay Leno a message?

    I'm sure I won't be the only one to hope that the day is a long way off.I think a lot of us enjoy watching a man with excellent taste enjoying his vehicles and telling us about it.The person who...
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    Re: the rolex 24

    That might be the best looking sportscar since the Audi R8C.
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    Re: All Quiet on the Western Front

    While we are on the topic,my paternal grandfather was gassed in the trenches and never totally recovered.Which may have had some bearing on the heart attack he had when I was a few weeks old and...
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    Re: Interesting Dutch EV

    I suppose it depends on the alternative.A motorcycle can fall over,but a three wheeler shouldn't and also offers the prospect of a roof to keep the rain out.
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    How about bumping that thread with some non-Italian cars?
  46. Re: Begin Your Adventurous Journey With This Amazing Tip

    Pouring dreadlock conditioner over your spam adds to it's flavour-or so they tell me.
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    A Lancia that was a bit of a landmark.

    https://revivaler.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1922-Lancia-Lambda-1st-Series-Torpedo_001-980x735.jpg
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    You have no idea what I might be like when I get grumpy.....
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Looks feasible,but I would think it a good move to wrap a little Arbomast BR around the machine screws to fill the holes and keep water out.
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    Close enough?

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5a/d3/76/5ad3768a3ed6aad5aba911f45c5dba19.jpg
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