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  1. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    I doubt it. There would be enough demand for a firm like Marples to make them. That one is a Marples & Son. For bunging wood decks laid on iron beams (and possibly for composite hulls), the stem...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    It is suggested that this emoji is what we need.
    https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/upsidedown-smiley-face-picture-id1342196035
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    Re: cheese rind?

    That makes good sense.
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Wrong year. Bay of Pigs was 61, it triggered the Missile Crisis of 62.
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    Re: cheese rind?

    Might have been a colloquialism for the very edge, a bit like skin of your teeth.
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There is a bit of a difference between ballistic missile delivered warheads as close to the US as Cuba, and gravity bombs delivered by manned aircraft in Western Europe, the closest to the Russian...
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    Re: How do they?

    A design office might not have been able to outrank and control a ship manager if the Managing Director or yards owners wanted it done that way, especially in 1907.
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    I knew of that particular...
  8. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    Like this?
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    In order to beach stern first with the bow to the surf, the forefoot is deep and the stern floats in a couple of inches. So the rig is well forward, and they needed that long rudder to balance the...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Care. They were probably jealous.
  11. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    Trump up charges much?

    Is our language not wonderful? :D
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Some might consider these quirky, but I love them.
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  13. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    Sop, is Colorado the only state where it is illegal to carry a holstered gun in a car?
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    Re: How do they?

    Not really. If she was built in a dock there would have been no need to reduce the launch weight on the ways, and so she could have been adequately ballasted to be stable.
    You need to control the...
  15. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    You should always respect the uniform.
    Unfortunately, the uniform is occasionally buttoned up around a total moron.
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    Re: Annoying truths

    No it is not, it is 4 foot, assuming that it does already go round the turtles.
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    Re: Annoying truths

    Polyprop is the only buoyant cordage, so it self-selects in this case.
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    You are not born with any rights.
    The society that you are born into decides what rights you have.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Perhaps these are more to your taste?
    https://img.rasset.ie/000abc3c-642.jpg
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    And you don't need no stinkin' trailer.
  21. Thread: Memes andÖ

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    Re: Memes andÖ

    His landing on his head as a child never did him any harm....
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    How about this animated map showing the extent of the front that they opened up when the first crossed into the Ukraine sovereign state?...
  23. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    No. Not at all.
    Poster posts some really offensive content that encourage self harm and suicide. Not OK
    Platform algorithms flood your feed with more of the same. Most definitely not OK.
    The...
  24. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-62998484

    My bolding.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Nah, not better, just different.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    The Japanese version

    https://www.visitsado.com/media/images/_u/detail0045_k07.jpg
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    Re: How did they do it.

    In which case you were probably stuck with piano wire and a turnbuckle to crank up the tension.
    The really fun job would be setting up the standing ways, under the hull, in amongst all the shores,...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I call cow flop.
    Yes, the US and the UK have a nuclear arsenal. . . . As a deterrent. . . . . Any nation that first uses nukes will know that they will be hit with similar force. That is waaaayyy...
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    This made me look into our record.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_refugees_from_German-occupied_Europe_in_the_United_Kingdom
    There were problems. Unions were concerned about the influx of...
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    It is not the religion, it is the old men who use it to oppress women. That happens everywhere. You would expect good comms and education to reduce that tendency, but in some nations even that does...
  31. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-62991510
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    Re: How did they do it.

    Sorry, I meant Theodolite, I did not realize that dumpys were dumbed-down theodolites.
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    Re: How do they?

    Yep, it also prevents this happening minutes after launch.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/SS_Principessa_Jolanda_sunk.jpg

    SS Principessa Jolanda (1907)
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Fairly typical behavior, when you have got nothing, when you can't put up valid arguments to refute his policies and decisions, take the piss out of his age and disabilities.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    When Caneyawl quoted that, I thought he was telling truth about tRump.

    But that is what the GOP and their supporters do, is it not?
    Condemn their opponents for supposedly doing precisely what...
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    Re: How do they?

    I think that they were made in the yard's joiner shop, as I doubt that they could be purchased.
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    Re: How do they?

    Providing the vessel is not changing trim by the minuter, liners off can use the same tooling as they used on a declivity berth. A set square with an adjustable bubble level. Place the set square...
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    Re: How did they do it.

    [QUOTE=Chippie;6729276]

    If the 1/2 to the foot declivity is accurate and constant, the liners off/shipwright only have to know how far down the ways they are to be able to set the height of the...
  39. Re: Give Meagan a break fer cryin' out loud!

    Is it, or is that what the gutter press want you to believe?
    Your own posts have set out a very valid reason for Harry to take Mehan out of the Firm. That will have been discussed with his brother,...
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    Re: Seawater in the bilge while on land

    Instead of seawater, sprinkle Timbore in the bilge. If it gets wet, it will soak preservative into the wood and should not corrode the metals.
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    Re: The American School System!

    There you go again, mangling my language. There is a "h" at the end, it is der yoof, yoof. Sheesh!
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    Re: How did they do it.

    My yard did use dumpy levels AKA theodolites. But light boxes had their place as well, as well as taught piano wires and plum bobs.
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    Re: How did they do it.

    Are you talking about the declivity or CL?
    Chalk lines were shewn to not be great. Over a long distance, even a light line will sag, so a dumpy level or light boxes were better.
    If for the CL a...
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    Re: Clench nail removal?

    If you do dent the wood, pour boiling water on the dent, that will lift it, or most of it out.
    Don't forget to re-nail with the next larger gauge nail.
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    Re: Corking a boat

    Yes, well, they are US citizens. That lot can't even spell English correctly, let alone speak it. ;)
  46. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    I think that COVID is over in the same way that influenza is over and polio is over.
    We have the call to get our booster shots, either by appointment or at a walk-in center 10 miles away in the next...
  47. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    Our Health and Safety laws do that, going after the most senior, qualified decision makers.
    The executives of Meta will be testifying, and may find it hard going
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    Re: Clench nail removal?

    I think that the only way without doing too much damage to the inside is to drill off the head on the outside. Start with a fine drill for a pilot hole then go bigger. Then punch it through....
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Just self-centered and naive.
    To think that a POTUS of a nation with so many people, living in such a diverse ecology and society, can consider their specific needs is naive.
    They are incapable of...
  50. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    There are supposedly mature adults on here who can't stop reading lies and conspiracies.
    How do you expect an immature child with mental issues like depression to not read what is bad for them?
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