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    Re: How much plaster should I shop for?

    I have a little experience of using plaster to mould from.It absolutely has to be dry and that may take a couple of weeks.The surface of a piece cast from a hull may be very porous and it would be no...
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    Re: Import boat trailer from UK

    We tend to describe the part on the car as the towbar and the mechanism on the trailer as the hitch.I have a quite vivid memory of a man with a 2 inch ball on his car and a 50mm hitch on his trailer...
  3. Re: 3,000-year-old dugout canoe from Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis.

    They actually built boats without power tools or epoxy?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Considering how many vehicles are built to the Systeme Panhard layout we perhaps ought to have the real thing once in a while.

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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    I once met a fellow whose hobby was fly tying and he really enjoyed it.I don't believe he owned a fishing rod and he never went fishing.
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Our French friends have been responsible for a few um,singular pickups.

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    Re: Import boat trailer from UK

    You will almost certainly need to do a hitch transplant.A 50mm hitch won't fit a 2" ball and you may need to look carefully at light location.Many of our boats have lights hung from the transom,with...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    I wish I'd had both the space and the foresight to buy and store a few of these when they were available for peanuts.
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    Re: Old drawing abbreviation mystery

    Sided and moulded.For example, a frame might be 1 1/2" sided and 1 3/4" moulded which means that the parallel faces are 1 1/2" apart and the curved (or moulded) faces are 1 3/4" apart.
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    Re: Norweigen Wood

    With shrouds that far aft,was it square rigged?It definitely doesn't look like a rig that would be close winded.
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    Good to see you posting here again.I hope future birthdays are equally memorable,but for happier reasons,and I wish you many more of them.
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    [QUOTE=ron ll;6727651]Best tool for driving or pulling large slotted screws.[/QUOTE}

    Also superb for tapping holes that need a thread.
  13. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    One class of dinghy I used to race permitted and encouraged the registered number to be applied to the hull by lightly dimpling the surface with a drill bit that remained just within the outline of...
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    Re: Nitromors alternative?

    It can still be had,but isn't available for retail sales.
  15. Thread: Rain?

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    Re: Rain?

    I noticed our recent rain,the first significant amount for months,had a strange effect.It turned my grass green.
  16. Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    I notice that Nick shows a tiller extension and would always recommend one.It allows weight to be placed where it does most good and the boat will always sail better if the transom isn't dragging.
  17. Re: Dead eyes, when was using dead eyes common?

    I suppose you could say they have evolved a bit.These were evident on the Ultim trimaran Sodebo before a Route du Rhum race a few years ago.A few geometrical differences,but the essential features...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    If we have had a Connaught,it was a while ago,so maybe time for another.

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    Re: the most famous sailing photograph

    Rodney Patisson and Iain MacDonald-Smith after winning an Olympic gold medal in the Flying Dutchman with a perfect score-in spite of being disqualified from the first race of the regatta.They were...
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    Re: One detail of stitch & glue method

    Absolutely true that Mirror kits were supplied with polyester resin.Until the late 1970's epoxy was hard to find and expensive.Now it can be found almost everywhere and its still expensive.
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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    I'd add Brian Wilson to those two given his use of unusual instruments played in the final mix at some multiple of their original speed to give the result he had in his head.
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    Re: the most famous sailing photograph

    Absolutely true,I first saw both in the early 1980's and again when they held the wooden boat show there.Last time I went was in 2017 and it was unbelievable how little was on display.I suppose...
  23. Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    A pin,on a lanyard,aft of the stock would work.As would a hook on the tiller,to be pulled into place by a loop of shockcord.
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    Re: the most famous sailing photograph

    They haven't left much of an online trail but Eileen Ramsay and Alastair Black were responsible for some very dramatic images and more recently Kos had an adventurous approach.
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    Re: Just like this, but electric

    You can buy an electric version of this.

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    Re: Website Development - The Next Level

    I noticed a rash of new members posting recently.I have wondered whether the thread on Ukraine attracted them.
  27. Re: As a "nonworking Royal" Harry isn't wearing a uniform

    He did command a minesweeper.
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    It is a slightly unusual challenge for a small boat.I have seen how bigger water ballasted boats do it and it involves a good sized aft facing vent on deck.Obviously,this also has to function in...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    It isn't obvious to me where the air that is displaced from the tanks goes to while filling is underway.
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    Re: Boeing 777 9X

    A question for the experts,would not the more common winglets reduce the span,increase the efficiency and lose some complication?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    One of all too many concept cars from BMC that never got off the ground.

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Looks more likely to be the revival.Which takes place next weekend.I have known people who make an autumn break by combining a visit to the Southampton Boat Show and Goodwood.I have a feeling that...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Michelotti's take on a Ferrari 330.Looks better from the front than from the side in my opinion.

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    Re: A Seil in California

    A very significant step forward.I've seen much less tidy interiors,you must have been taking care to prevent glue spillage.
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    What are you proposing to spend it on?
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    It probably generates quite a profit.It has been posted here before over the years,but for the benefit of those who might not have read it,the income from the Crown Estate mostly goes to the...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    The D-type may have had a connection quite local to me.A man I know started to build a replica for himself in the mid 1980's and made slow headway.With the advent of the internet he found somebody in...
  38. Re: The Golden Globe 2020: Sailing Like it's 1968

    I took a look at the rather busy race tracker screen and may do so again from time to time.I must admit to being torn between admiring the competitors for their willingness to ignore the benefits...
  39. Thread: Climate.

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    Re: Climate.

    Curiously,the renewable wood was shown on a TV documentary to have been sourced from a location on the great lakes .From whence 2-3 ships each week bring it to Immingham.Which does rather make it...
  40. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    Totally agree.Once I was able to read,I was free to find stuff out or immerse myself in other worlds.My parents gave me a lot of encouragement which meant that by the time I was six years old I was...
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    Re: Gun volence and medical trauma

    Politics or not,do you believe it will make life more dangerous to have these restrictions in place?
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    Re: cracked mast step

    Multiple layers of hardwood glued together at different angles is often described as plywood and as such would probably work well here.Particularly if it was glued in place.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Coming along nicely.
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    That Gartside design has gnawed a residence in my mind.I have a modest pile of cedar already but it is a bit late in the year to start an epoxy based project.maybe next year,if the planets align.....
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    Re: Royal fan club

    I don't know if she truly understood just how far down the pecking order the two of them would be.
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Gluing the laps will have a couple of other advantages.First it will save the weight of a few kilos of nails and roves and second it will eliminate the task of holding a dolly on the heads of...
  47. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    My very best wishes go out to Jamie.I hope he soon improves.
    On the topic of missing forumites,has anything happened to Ian McColgin?It is a while since he posted.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    It must have been a very satisfying day,congratulations.
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    Re: jules verne

    We have a few,one wrote a book,one knew a bit about anatomy and one fought a few battles.
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    Re: eff one 2022

    I haven't seen a better race winning drive from back on the grid since Alex Zanardi at Cleveland in 1997.I expect there will be a very excited crowd for the Zandvoort race.
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