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  1. Re: America's Cup foiling monohull concept

    Actually,it was only last month that I read a report that indicated that cycling had peaked over here.Still lots of gear fetishists,but the competitive side of things seems to be suffering from the...
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    Re: Dumping Day is coming

    To get back to the fishing,I find it interesting that your season starts now and our local crab and lobster fishermen have pretty much given up for the year.They tend to return to the fishing grounds...
  3. Re: I told him I wanted a boat I could have peace and freedom in.

    A beautiful and simple boat.I have a half model of one on my wall and it lifts my spirits every time I look at it.Not sure I would want to spend a couple of weeks on board one though.
  4. Re: Americas cup, the boat for the next challenge.

    Well there was a lot of noise about wanting to return to monohulls.It has been proven in other fields that the leading practitioners will be unable to "unlearn" the recent advances in their field and...
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    Re: Guess who?

    I recognised the boat and guessed who might be occupying it.I recall that he wrote about the abrasive nature of the glue when the hull was being shaped.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    For Rob,so that he can view some Bugattis that might cure his addiction.First an ugly one.

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    Now a big and unsporting one.

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    Finally,for now,one without the spectacular axle.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    We've been a bit light on German cars for a while.

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    Re: Cars that have disappeared

    Did any of these escape the British Isles?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Ford_Consul_Capri.jpg/800px-Ford_Consul_Capri.jpg
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    Re: Building a bass guitar from a kit

    To digress a bit,I have used a wipe on grain filler on a few pieces of furniture prior to varnishing and it worked well.
  10. Re: New François Vivier designed schooner

    Fantastic looking boat,virtually guaranteed with nice easy lines.So an easy build and good performance ought to result.
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    Re: wood core rudder question

    Sorry to learn of your tribulations.The wandering router cutter problem might have a very simple solution.The usual root cause is that the cutter is inserted too far prior to the collet nut being...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    The thread was sliding down a bit.

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  13. Re: new to the chrysler dodge family so to speak

    Didn't they build a few prototypes with gas turbines?We already had the Roadrunner Superbird mentioned and it is rather special,not to mention on the list of cars I lust after.A little further down...
  14. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    A few serious contenders so far.But....

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    Re: Malcolm Young RIP

    Sad loss and a less than rock and roll way to go.I hope he had a fun journey getting there though.
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    Re: Art Deco car

    How about this one?

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  17. Thread: europa

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    Re: europa

    It may be now,but when it was designed it was a Europa and competed in the International Moth class.
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    Re: Art Deco car

    For more of the art deco theme,look up Figoni et Falaschi or Saoutchik.

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    Re: Design idea for a classic moth

    With Moths,the stability is principally dynamic as the faster you go-the more stable the boat becomes.They fall over left to their own devices when unoccupied.How is the developability of the...
  20. Re: What is the most stupid thing you ever did...?

    I think it would have been the time that I saw that the CNC router was about to foul the collet nut on the edge of a job and I put the feed rate on zero while I chiselled the material away-with the...
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    Re: europa

    There hasn't been a Europa like this in the thread yet.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5496/11753662015_ee01247c1c_z.jpg
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    Re: Best looking F1 car?

    I'm a bit surprised nobody has mentioned the Lotus 79 as it normally gets into lists of best looking racing cars.

    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/gallery/fos2013/Lotus-79-Cosworth-88876.jpg...
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    rather novel old boat engine

    We have had a few mechanically related threads lately.This is a pretty old boat engine that has the same configuration as a much more recent S-drive.I saw it in France a couple of months ago.

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  24. Re: Going under the surgeon's knife... for the ninth time.

    Best of luck with the continued recovery.The cat thing will probably subside once you can demonstrate that placing a dish of cat food on the floor is within your limited capabilities.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I believe I posted this Riley Redwing before when P*********t was working.

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  26. Re: I really hate retailer affinity programs

    I really resent the time I have lost standing at a checkout while somebody gets their affinity card updated.Consequently I have none of them and give my fellow shoppers the gift of time.
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    Re: style points in aluminium

    Miss England as seen at Greenwich earlier this year.

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    Re: Uffa Fox Fourteens...

    Excellent varnish job!
  29. Re: Going under the surgeon's knife... for the ninth time.

    Best of luck Rich-I had the same sort of thing done a few months ago and was really bored for the next week and a half.Then things returned to what passes for normal.I expect you will find the same...
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    Re: Any one make their own pickles?

    I tried growing and pickling gherkins once.They were foul-gave up pickling.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Until I read a recent article by the erudite and informed Ricardo Davila,I had no idea that the designer of the Voisin Laboratoire went on to design the Citroen 2CV.
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    Re: style points in aluminium

    I was looking for an image I have of a lightweight E-type in polished alloy.Haven't found it yet,but here are a couple to go on with.

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  33. Re: Only A United Front of American Christian Churches

    Once we get past the empire building and hair splitting ideology,which of the many branches could fail to endorse the motion of "Thou shalt not kill"?That is surely something that they could find...
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    Sticky: Re: My Heart Hurts to Say Goodbye

    Very sad news,he had been here for a long time.Condolences to family and friends.
  35. Re: Post a movie quotation that will identify the movie without mentioning the title

    "Plastics"
  36. Re: should the america's cup return to monohulls. . .

    The only problem being that physics won't really allow it to happen.The Moth sailor weighs twice as much as the rigged boat,the rig is 1.6 times as high as the boat is long and the foil that...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

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    How about this Isetta?
  38. Re: should the america's cup return to monohulls. . .

    I have hopes that the proposed new class will be exciting to watch and will also spawn useful developments for we mere mortals in our chosen boats.I have managed to watch a little of all the events...
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    Re: Influential Yachts

    I would have included "Myth of Malham" ,Uffa's "Avenger" and the first foiling Moth-which may have been Andy Patterson's.I think a case could also be made for both "America" and "Dorade".
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    Re: style points in aluminium

    It was not quite a finished car in the B&W image and in the colour one it had had a few years of use and development-and probably a repair or two.
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    Re: Influential Yachts

    I wonder who did the voting.
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    Re: style points in aluminium

    More about the Lister Jaguar Monzanapolis here:
    http://hyde1841.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/monza-lister-jaguar.html
  43. Re: Crying my own wares: atmospheric pollution from ships and regulatory capture

    Has the rail connection from China to Western Europe caused any disruption to the industry yet?
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    Re: style points in aluminium

    A lot of good work was done here:

    http://www.williamsandpritchardregister.co.uk/listerjagmonzanopolis.jpg
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    Re: Lifeboat, Devil's Island, NS

    If you look along the plank edges,there is a downward kink where a piece of elliptical wood is nailed on to remove the abrupt step of a typical hull.Over here they were often fitted to fishing boats...
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    Re: Modern Muscle Car

    Is Paul a good passenger?
  47. Thread: Invader

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    Re: Invader

    Looks very slippery.
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    Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    The smiling faces really say everything necessary.A nicely built boat and proof that the designer has an eye for a nice line.
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    Re: Custom cars

    That could be a fun car.Reliable and economical base vehicle and not too radical a change.Do you have tame metalworkers on tap?
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    Re: New Guy...

    Welcome AJ.Not quite related to your boat question,but have you read "Old Glory" by Jonathan Raban?It relates the tale of his journey in an open boat from Minneapolis/St Paul to Louisiana and may...
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