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  1. Re: Incredible video of loose barges hitting a dam in flood stage waters.

    That's gonna take a bit of effort to clean up...
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    Re: Two billion tons, deadweight.

    Echoing Decourcy, my usual policy is that talk is cheap - free, in fact - but if I have to research, draw, or calculate, the clock starts ticking.
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    Re: What have you achomlished today?

    Walked the dog, did my correspondences, updated an MS Project file, calculated the scantlings for a fish hatch, and read the Bilge (posted to two threads). Right now I am delaying going to make my...
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    Re: Brakes for the ol'Dodge...

    I have an electric (with cord, not battery) Mastercraft impact wrench that I think is the best thing since sliced bread. Much better and faster than my pneumatic impact wrench.
    ...
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    Re: in typical canadian fashion, unarmed

    Cool ship. I was aboard her in Halifax when I was a young 'un.

    https://live.warthunder.com/dl/4da558f54b31efefe372667a1c6fd697b2794d86/?s=_mq
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    Re: Two billion tons, deadweight.

    There has been work - some very serious, some wing-nuttery - on sail-assisted cargo ships for a very long time. One of my classmates did his final-year design project on a bulker with...
  7. Re: Billionaire to pay off student loans for all of Morehouse college's gradulating c

    I liked the comment implying that he didn't give away enough of his wealth. Some folks are so sure of sour grapes that they would burn down the vineyard.
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    Re: Why the jog in the rudder?

    AFAIK, it is an attempt to 'straighten' the thrust from the prop, which is slightly cycloidal as it comes off the prop. From what I have read on the subject, the small amount of improvement gained in...
  9. Thread: R.I.P. Niki Lauda

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    Re: R.I.P. Niki Lauda

    ^ Nice bike. My buddy has one in original form & livery, but with some serious engine & brake work added.
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    Re: Two billion tons, deadweight.

    I think that the era of 'get into shipping, make a fortune' is officially dead...
  11. Re: Billionaire to pay off student loans for all of Morehouse college's gradulating c

    I laughed at Trevor Noah's send up of the news (paraphrased form my spotty memory):

    "Just imagine that guy who lived cheaply and worked all through college so that he would graduate without debt....
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    Re: Recommended Boat Software for Beginners

    Jaxton, there are lots of books on boatbuilding - you have mentioned a couple of the better ones - and a few about designing (mostly sail) boats, but precious few that actually tell you the process...
  13. Re: More Bilge freshener - North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska Eurovision 2019 song

    I pretty much don't care where she is from, who else is competing, or if the competition is a valid forum, I just think it is a powerful song sung by a woman with a killer voice.
  14. Thread: Sad songs

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    Re: Sad songs

    https://youtu.be/MZpCDIqbZ20
  15. Thread: Schooner art

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    Re: Schooner art

    Back to the original thread subject:

    A fishing schooner lying in a North American harbour in the snow by Jack Gray (the "North American harbour" looks suspiciously like Lunenburg... the Frances...
  16. More Bilge freshener - North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska Eurovision 2019 song

    https://youtu.be/Sw-NQ1a1zZ0
  17. Thread: Schooner art

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    Re: Schooner art

    Paul, it is like living next to a highway or railroad tracks - after a while you just don't hear it any more. Also, after a while you become accustomed to the tone of the engine and can recognize...
  18. Thread: Schooner art

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    Re: Schooner art

    There are still 40-ft Novi boats (called Cape Islanders here) that fish out of the Yarmouth - Clark's Harbour region that regularly go out and fish on the northern tip of George's Bank, a hundred...
  19. Thread: Schooner art

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    Re: Schooner art

    I remember boats of that type. They were quite good sea boats, but as with many, they had their Achilles' heel. With so much open deck area, in really dire straits they would ship enough water on...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    I don't have a book 'on the go' at the moment.

    I feel naked.
  21. Thread: Schooner art

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    Re: Schooner art

    I can't explain the title, stumpstalker. Jack Grey was pretty knowledgeable about his marine subjects (I believe he fished on schooners when he was a young man), so I have a hard time believing that...
  22. Thread: fart

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    Re: fart

    I occasionally make them in a slow cooker. Molasses, brown sugar, dry mustard, beans. I prefer to put in diced ham and a big piece of pork fat (to be fished out and discarded after cooking) over...
  23. Thread: Errors in novels

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    Re: Errors in novels

    An 800-ft ship rated at 250 gross tons would be approximately thirteen feet wide and have a depth of about one foot...

    {Edit to change 'draft' to 'depth'. Depth is the measure from keel to main...
  24. Thread: What's for dinner

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    Re: What's for dinner

    Maureen is away for a couple of days, so I have to fend for myself. Had some left-over chicken in the fridge and had an urge for some pasta, so it was time to go into the kitchen and fling something...
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    Re: Nautical clothing for the boys

    Chester, Nova Scotia - a small town on Nova Scotia's South Shore (and epicentre of yacht racing in the province for a hundred years or more) - has announced a new Junior 'C' level hockey team,...
  26. Re: Need Help Redesigning/Rebuilding Cape Cod Marlin

    What do you think of Cape Cod's re-design of the house?
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    Re: Recommended Boat Software for Beginners

    Mick, the point that I try to make in these types of threads is that the novice designer/builder usually bites off more than they can chew, chokes on it, spits it out, and walks away muttering,...
  28. Thread: Prop talk.

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    Re: Prop talk.

    I just re-read your OP, Raynard38. I note that your new prop allows your engine to turn up to 2850 rpm, but it is governed to 3000 rpm. If you have opportunity to pull the prop again and your prop...
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    Re: Recommended Boat Software for Beginners

    Probably because the pencil hadn't been invented yet, J. Madison
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    Re: Recommended Boat Software for Beginners

    Clint, you are ageing us. I started my career drawing pencil-on-paper with all sorts of templates, tools, devices, etc. About twenty years ago I took my drafting gear to the naval architecture office...
  31. Thread: Prop talk.

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    Re: Prop talk.

    Or one is upside down in relation to the other...
  32. Thread: Prop talk.

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    Re: Prop talk.

    Glad to hear that it has improved your boat's performance. I'm down with the tip clearance. Next thing to check - if you are one of those anal types like I am - is your fuel consumption. I predict...
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    Re: Two oil tankers attacked off UAE.

    But...but...but, Andrew, that doesn't follow the required script!
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    Re: Recommended Boat Software for Beginners

    You do realize that designing a boat is more than learning to use a computer program and drawing a pretty picture, I hope. What books have you read on the subject? Once you get over that hurdle, you...
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    Re: Hull-speed behaviour

    Pangas -or freighter canoes - have a long waterline length and relatively narrow beam, so even when driven at speed by, say, a 90-hp motor they still have a generous length of hull in the water,...
  36. Re: Trump America - Cubs fan is banned for life after flashing "white power" sign

    Nothing is ever 'done' in The Bilge.... <grin>
  37. Re: I woke up unable to speak English after cycling accident

    "I take it you think you got a good deal relative to what you paid in.

    You might consider those who think they got a poor deal. "

    Yup, a good deal.

    Those that complain about getting a raw...
  38. Re: OK experts, what値l she do knot wise and what kind of fuel flow

    It won't be fast (Kevin probably has it right), but it will be much more comfortable in a seaway than a hard-chine boat of similar dimensions. Probably a better fishing machine, too.
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    Re: Engine noise abatement

    Sounds like (sorry; excuse the pun) you have to change the resonant frequency of the cabin volume. While I agree that the glass is probably a large contributor to the problem, isolating or insulating...
  40. Thread: Aloha

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    Re: Aloha

    Oh, Joe; that will look lovely mounted on the handlebars of your Vespa, skirt blowing in the breeze... does it wobble like a hula dancer?
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    Re: Hull-speed behaviour

    <sigh>

    As I stated in my first post (post No. 9), "There is a speed for all hull forms - displacement, semi-displacement, planning, broad, skinny, whatever - at which things go horribly wrong....
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    Re: Engine noise abatement

    Opening the window changes the resonant frequency of the enclosed space, causing some frequencies to cancel each other out, robbing the sound of its energy.
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    Re: schooner pr0n in the public domain

    Definitely not the Bluenose. Without going into a whole lot of detail, suffice it to say that the Bluenose was never, ever, painted any other colour than black.
  44. Thread: Ads at the bottom

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    Re: Ads at the bottom

    "Now I’ve got The Cat! The ferry to Nova Scotia. " - StevenBauer

    That's not an ad, Steven; it is the Gods giving you directions to Eden... <wink, grin>
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    Re: schooner pr0n in the public domain

    To further drift from the thread topic, Canoeyawl, I had a shop stove made from two of those 45-gal drums. This resulted in keeping the hot gasses inside the stove longer, so that more heat was...
  46. Re: when did lobster boats assume their current aesthetic form?

    Bobcat, truer words were never spoken:

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQzai8xeQPjNnxpCKoZbIkSrEsrpPpCt0h490xu2ufWimQsERL-
  47. Re: when did lobster boats assume their current aesthetic form?

    sail powered lobster boats. . .

    Some of those were called 'catboats'...
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    Re: like a moth to flame

    Stable.
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    Re: Unfortunate last names

    A podiatrist in St. John's Newfoundland in the early 'eighties: Dr. Foote.
  50. Re: when did lobster boats assume their current aesthetic form?

    There is a photo of a tuna tournament boat at the Wedgeport Tuna Fishing Museum of an early custom-rigged dory set up for tournament fishing. The 'fighting chair' is the seat portion of a wooden...
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