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  1. Re: The Era of Buying Top Sports Cars Cheaply Seems to Be Over

    Fastest trucks?
  2. Re: The Era of Buying Top Sports Cars Cheaply Seems to Be Over

    Our chairman bought the '62 250 GTO that he raced for 6000, after it was 'last years car' and a bit slow.He kept it untill the late 90's? so quite good appreciation.
    I was offered a 911S for 500...
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    Re: Not a political post, The Color of Money

    You need to watch on UK TV. That is snooker.

    I might be a bit slow today, but I don't recognize your definitions from UK. Snookering was setting up the balls so your opponent had no options for...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    A friend bought a big bunch of Western red cedar in La Rochelle for a stripped planked 40ft cat, but it was a while back, came in 20ft lengths.
    We buy Oregon pine/Doug fir in nice 6mtr lengths from...
  5. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    I am more inclined to blame the actual bigots involved than the 'churches' that they claim to belong to.
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    I am quite happy for people to believe in what they wish. But to think it helps them in their chosen sports, well, 'God is on our side' tends to make the other side look like sinful chancers. They...
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    I have a Whilly Tern and the slighty offset swinging board is very useful in our shallow coast. Rudder is also kick up.
    I cut the slot after the hull was fully planked and then built the box, as to...
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    Re: vacuum bagging help

    Just curious as to how you will use the vacuum to bend the wood? I have a couple of vane pumps, 1 & 2 hp. Used on a defunct project for a big cat. The larger one was for 40 x 6 ft side panels for the...
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    Re: Rigid metal conduit

    Metal conduit is a bit passe over here. Why not just concrete in the support posts and use pvc to run the cables?

    Or have I missed something?
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    Re: Anybody have a well?

    Back when I was Rose farming in the Algarve, the big Nora ran dry ( that is a proper well, about 10ft across, with a bucket chain turned by a an old Lister at 600rpm)
    Eventually the the drill team...
  11. Thread: A car.

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    Re: A car.

    Just curious about such a gorgeous car. What powered it and how the engine was cooled with nearly no front airflow entry?
  12. Re: When your neighbor is a paranoid prepper....

    Bit surprised at that Phil, the bloke is obviously a bit nuts and needs help.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    AFAIR, it was always referred to as an H-16. Lotus used it as a stop gap, before they got the Cosworth/Ford V8 DFV.
    BRM had form with 16 cylinders, the ambitious V-16 1.5 litre centrifugal blown...
  14. Re: When your neighbor is a paranoid prepper....

    I just feel sorry for people like that. It is a mental problem, because whatever happens, he can't defend himself against it. Meanwhile, his life is consumed by what might.

    Chatting to an older...
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    I'm with Dan. Had some close shaves, but not been jelly kneed about it.
    Had to swim quite a long way after being dumped by the boat, followed by the valve on my life jacket blowing out. So, on my...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Arrived to take out a new date in the 60s, Noticed a nice Ferrari in the garage. It was silver.
    Bit later, in Norfolk, local estate agent (..) drove a very rough 375GTB4. A friend tried to buy it...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I had a little 10ft 6" grp boat built in S Africa. Quite tubby and sort of double ender. Came with a ally pole mast and a dreadful sail. Converted to stayed rig with a gunter main and a bit later a...
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    Re: All happening on the Sound of Mull again

    Orcas been munching again?BY:D
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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    I really don't get the fascination on shaving another inch or so of a tiny boat to get the 'Shortest boat' record for any crossing. Basically you are drifting in the current, or wind, in miserable...
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    Re: Glued plywood lapstrake- scarf in situ?

    I found it easier to scarf off, on the bench. I would shape the (in my case) two parts of the strake on the mounds,including the scarf, then lay a ply batten on them to pencil a line for alignment on...
  21. Re: Shipping a cool small boat in a container to Europe

    Yes, arriving on your own bottom, so to speak, is quite different to shipping a boat over.
  22. Re: these guys sure as hell ain't wearing shirts that read "i'd rather be fishing"

    When I lived in S Portugal, very few of the fisherman could swim and life jackets were never worn. Mostly passed around for the annual inspections. I watch a beach launch in surf one time, it went...
  23. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    Sweety used to program radio in DC in the 70s & 80s and has a couple of boxes of vinyl from then and before. Noticed some Stones rare ones. Like the one with the cover having slip bits with different...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-hows the weather?

    Well, supposed to be down to 25C today after the big storm last night, lying hounds.. Was 30 most of the pm. 'Nother big storm tonight forcast, with 100kph gusts of wind.
    Gotta like my house...
  25. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    Given some of their recent problems with electricity and other underfunded services, if they do go off in a huff, I imagine there will be plenty of people emigrating to the US, leaving a low IQ pool...
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    Re: Always double check those lug nuts

    Local garage in Norfolk got an earbending from a doctor when his big Rover had a wheel come loose. Nuts on back to front and the bolt threads damaged. They fixed it, new wheel and bolts, but were a...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-hows the weather?

    Been hot here all week. 41C yesterday and getting there today. House old stone and cool, so keeping the shutters nearly closed.
    Likely cooling off tomorrow with o/cast and showers/thunder and...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of goats?

    Local restaurant used to have two menus, depending on language. Local one had the dish as goat, tourists got 'lamb'.
  29. Re: The market drop, recession fears, bitcoin, and the Greater Fool Theory

    There was a tyro cruiser on a UK yachting site about to set off with little experience and a small boat. All financed on his Bit coin 'investments' and being able to maintain internet contact while...
  30. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    My Renault has a bit over 350K km. Apart from brakes and tyres, the only failure was the starter motor. The brushes dissapeared into powder recently..so, used part fitted. Hope that hasn't jinxed it!!
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    I have a Spectra Physics one. Not quite consumer level, more building pro. Not visible, so one has to use a receiver, so not much use in the boatshop. But spectacular on building projects. I once...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    Local Portuguese stew, Cozida Portuguesa, a bean dish with pork, also has a variant with tripe. Very good, but as you say, not a lot of flavour on it's own.
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    Re: mike muther******* pence

    I think he got cought up and regretted it later, esp on the 6th.
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    True.
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    Not helped by religion wanting more members, so not tolerent of non child producing efforts. Ditto birth control in the RC.

    While I follow Christian ethics (or even ancient chinese ones) The ones...
  36. Thread: Biden 2024.

    by Andrew2
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    Re: Biden 2024.

    I think you need to look a lot closer on things before you post on here.

    Can't help but think you had a different name on here before?
  37. Re: The market drop, recession fears, bitcoin, and the Greater Fool Theory

    Bitcoins aderants tell us we just don't understand it, if we question.
    I can remember Australian mining shares, along with early card schemes, i.e. ponzi games. Warren has often said he will not...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    My mother, a very tolerant being, but a bit traditional, said ' I don't have a problem with people liking same sex friends, just I can't get over the practices in bed. Obviously anal sex, though it...
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    Re: Put Downs to be slightly envious of?

    Not a put down, but..
    House warming party for a girl couple: A very tall dutch gay guy bumped into little English girl as we all arrived. She looked up and said ' Hallo, I'm Gay' He ' What a...
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    Re: Goodbye to flat tires?

    Didn't Goodyear try to make tyres that didn't need suspension or dampers quite a while ago? Dismal failure, as they couldn't control the bounce.
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    Hey, every being is just trying to make out, however small and un-attractive (to us..)
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    Sort of depends if you are making a statement with it. If so, a proper domed brick oven, wood fired. Easy to make, just cutting the bricks a bit messy.
    But, as above, takes time to heat up, so a bit...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    I went to Catholic boarding schools until 17 and being gay was 'sinful' and nobody was obviously so, despite at least one of the priests trying it on with multiple young victims.
    Along with almost...
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    Re: The Bathroom...

    Good work Andy!

    On shower curtains, a friend proudly showed his new addition. It had the shadow of Anthony Perkins with knife hand raised...

    Good way to start the day.
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    Local friend has a TD in nice drivable condition. Not highly polished, but he has a history of MG work and it is true. Rebuilt a Delahaye from bits to a really stylish two seat round tail in ally...
  46. Thread: Biden 2024.

    by Andrew2
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    Re: Biden 2024.

    There is something realy wrong over there, if nobody can find a slightly younger candidate to put up for the next election. It is a vote for the least worst at the moment.
    I can't realy imagine that...
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Having dipped into this, I just realized it is now 8 yrs since the thread started! And the OP was worried about building a mast in winterBY:D
    Such is boat building...
  48. Re: Building Two Boats..."Slippery" (Hacker) and "Newt"(Atkin)

    Just a thought, but karts have much more stress on the transmission compared with a boat, so likely such a unit would handle more power?
    'Nother idea, Kitchen rudder? Two half tubes that steer and...
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    Re: Movies and television: good guys with guns

    And, in the opening scene of the Hannibal Lecter book where Clarice is joining a tactical bunch for a raid, the remark about 'If you take part in such events, sooner or later it will go badly, which...
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    Re: Movies and television: good guys with guns

    Think I saw that many of the action movies with cars lurching through the air and exploding are funded from the East and they expect that. Bit like explosions are always very fiery (lots of gas used)...
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