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    Re: extending the sailing season

    Joe- the doryman who froze his hands to the oars and rowed north was Howard Blackburn from Gloucester. His dorymate froze and he fetched ashore at Ramea Islands, south side of NFDLND. Wintered over...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    On another ocasion my wife bought a new Bimmer. Had to attend a two hour "training session" mostly to learn what buttons to push on the computer. After a while I asked the guy how to pop the...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I'm still driving my 1983 Mercedes 240 (manual). The only thing electronic is the radio. Passing through 350K miles now. Had the head off once (bad valve) and a couple of starters.
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    Hi Guys- thinking along these same lines: It looks like the glue between layers has failed and may be a more general condition. My boat had rot from the deck edge down in quadrupal diagonal...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    [QUOTE=wizbang 13;6763354]I think you want to avoid repairing with epoxy if the rest of the vessel is not epoxy.
    Why is that, Wiz? Based on my own experience, I do not agree. / Cheers/ JC
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    Raven- You just have to keep cutting back to good wood. Dry is best for epoxy, of course. I just finished rebuilding the stern of a large cold molded boat, (4 layers: 3 diagonal 3/8" then 3/4"...
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    Re: Just got a 210

    OK- Cleared the PM's. Didn't realize they were still there. Try me now.
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    Just got a 210

    Hi Guys- Just reporting in that I found an International 210 (Ray Hunt) It is an older wooden one #345 (BANSHEE). It is in pretty good shape mostly, has been sitting out, covered for about 10 years...
  9. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    From what I can see the the P-63 pilot lost sight of the B-17 under his nose. I have been pilot of an airplane in Plane -to- plane photo shoot and lost sight of the photo plane while in right...
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    Re: My new house?

    Good work, Norman, and thank you for sharing this. Many of us look forward to hearing (and seeing) about your experience with this as many of us are on the similar track.
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    Re: Need for Speed?

    We're talking more than 100 gallons/hour cruising at 25 kts. At 35 kts maybe double that. Just saying.
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    Re: cool boat thread

    Mystic Pizza- Julia Roberts never "worked" there. She did a cameo at the Mystic location but most of the locally filmed scenes are in another branch over in Stonington. I go by there about once a...
  13. Re: Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

    Conscripted? Not likely. The word is that he is inelligible given he has no experience in Russian Armed services.
  14. Re: Quick notes about Norway while I知 still jetlagged.

    With some regard to Norway, I was thinking of the impact: economics and social and political aspects of oil producing countries and how that natural resource wealth has been utilized, shared? Think...
  15. Thread: Dart

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    Re: Dart

    Thanks, Fitz- This is Way Cool.... (Is that still a valid expression?) Will be watching.
  16. Re: Meanwhile, at the Bonners Ferry, Idaho Public Library

    I know some of you guys are responding with sarcasm but, unfortunately, in this day and age is is not always clear what is meant to be sarcasm and what is not. ( Personally I am all for education...
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    Re: Kayaking South Jersey

    How about the old Raritan Canal? Passing through interior NJ I made an effort to check out parts of it last year. It runs from Raritan River in the North southward to the Delaware River at...
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    Re: Hey, Pless: A nuclear submarine story

    The Nautilus condensers would have about 29 inches(Hg) of vacuum on one side of tubes and sea pressure on the other. Something like that. Even a small sea water leak into condenser would be a...
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    Re: Mertie B. Crowley Yawl Boat

    Wasque Shoal comes and goes. Lots of tide there and ocean to the south. Some old charts show "Skiff Island" about 1.5-2 miles SSE of Wasque Point. It was actually building to a sand dome covered...
  20. Thread: As a kid..

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    Re: As a kid..

    #16- Yup, should have protected him(JFK)from Allan Dulles after he fired him...
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    Re: AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

    I flew in to Oshkosh a few years ago for the big event. Nice day with VFR approaches very coordinated and arriving aircraft follow proceedures which can bring 9 aircraft landing simultaneously on 3...
  22. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    My 1984 MB 240D still going showing 348K at the moment, Had the head off once for a bad valve. Original injectors and a couple of starter motor changes. Glow plugs need replacement ocassionally....
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    Re: Biden is not my president

    Todd in #14- That looks like some fast moving, especially for that pedal rate. I have not ridden one (I have a nice BMW fold-up mountain bike that fits in the trunk or airplane) I am 77 and been...
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    Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Fairleads? Why not bow chocks? Maybe a fairlead at the bow is a bow chock? I think the chocks shown are a bit too clunky for that nice bow. (my 2 cents) It needs a pair that fit to the stem and...
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    Re: Oars - varnish, cetol, or paint?

    Nice, Chris. You are in Guideboat Heaven. I have never found a problem of getting sand in the grips. In winter I have tried every combination of gloves and mittens to keep the hands warm but still...
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    Re: Oars - varnish, cetol, or paint?

    I have spruce oars from A. Dauphine and Sons, Lunenburg, NS, from 1981. I varnished them from new. The looms are leathered, the grips are bare. They live in my dinghy from April until December on...
  27. Re: what is the best movie you have seen recently

    If you liked "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon" then you should watch "The Big Sleep" but you've got to pay attention.../ cheers/ JC
  28. Re: Sorry, it痴 a pretty good book, but the ending is contrived.

    I read Moby Dick with my classmates in HIgh school. Being a budding sailorly type I enjoyed it and did well that term because I read it and participated in the discussion. There is lots to learn...
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    Re: hydrogen from sea water?

    Military submarines routinely separate O2 from H2O (salt water) to get the O2 then add the O2 back to air in the boat. We scrub out the CO2. The hydrogen gets pumped back to sea. Been doing that...
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Not exactly sure here but alot of Chesapeake bay is sort of ....chocolate mousse sort of stuff, and sticky.
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    Re: Gypsy Moth IV

    HI Wiz- Thanks for your concern and, Yes, granted, the bedding had dried out. What I am saying is that the sheathing was hiding and containing the bio stew that was going on inside. Being a "wood...
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    Re: A good guy with a flashlight

    Ever put yr handy torch in yr pocket and then discover it is still ON? Ouch!
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    Re: Gypsy Moth IV

    I have had bad experience with Fiberglass sheathing over a cold molded hull. Mine was done with epoxy in the new build.
    Three layers of diagonal fir (3/8") and then 3/4" fir fore and aft over that,...
  34. Thread: Spreaders

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    Re: Spreaders

    I think that most of LF Herreshoff's designs called for spreaders which could move in the fore and aft plane to some extent. This allows the spreader to be pushed forward somewhat on the lee side...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    Regarding Hurley's photos: A reading of the stories of the loss of Endurance by many of the crew including Shackleton and Hurley himself will reveal that Hurley went to great and sometimes dangerous...
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    Re: Cruising the Strip

    Quite a few Ramblers and Studebakers. Some solid metal there. Nothing smoking too much. Pre EPA. 13 MPG and gasoline at 17Cents/gal. US.
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    Re: Lug Nut Question

    Lots of Brit cars (John B will know) Jags, Healeys, MG's, etc, have left or right hand thread on the knock off "nut" on the axle. They have an arrow cast into them with the word "UNDO" beneath. ...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    Ha, J. Dillon- Nice one. You have captured the essence of their situation. Although for scale you have to remember that the JC's cockpit was only 5'x2'! Three of us stood in it while "Cpt....
  39. Re: The wreck of the 摘ndurance has been found

    Endurance Search area: Capt Worsley continued to Naviate after they were all on the ice as Endurance was abandonned. In doing so he discovered the the whole ice sheet of the Weddell sea was...
  40. Re: The wreck of the 摘ndurance has been found

    P.S.- I have a friend and ex-mate who (incidentally played my Capt Worsley in the Shackleton iMax films) is on the RV Agulhas on this search expedition. He has been keeping me posted of progress of...
  41. Re: The wreck of the 摘ndurance has been found

    HI Guys- From my screen name you might guess I had some inspiration from the Shackleton/ Endurance story , which is true. Look in "People and Places" department in this Forum for further...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    HI Guys- From my screen name you might guess I had something to do with Shackleton stories which is true. As an Oceanographic research vessel captain I got asked (22 years ago) to be involved with...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    It's happening. Some Russian owned private jets as well. Also reports of some Russian commercial ships being refused fuel/bunkers (possibly because of banking/funds issues) and some Russian ships...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    Fellows: The point of the asset seizure ( in this thread, motor Yachts belonging to Russian oligarchs) is to build pressure onto Putin himself from his select group who reportedly have benefited...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    Well, Guys, it looks like things are beginning to roll on the seizure of assets idea. I think that Putin has miscalculated the extent that the West will band more tightly against his attack on...
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    Re: persona non grata

    I'm with Skip in "Little Moscow". Kick the Russians out or make them explain why they should not be. Tell them to go back and straighten Putin out or don't come back here. I have removed the...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    Russian Owned mega-yacht currently detained in northern Norway just now (25 Feb). Quite well equipped as ex-oil-support vessel with "guests" shortly to arrive in NATO sensitive area. Norwegians are...
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    Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    IN Regard to current events in Ukraine: Since the rise of the Russian Cleptocracy and the attendant rise of Putin's chosen ones many of those Oligarchs have gotten into the Megayacht world. Maybe...
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    Re: pr0n

    THat's a bronze strap that comes up the face of the stem to take the head stay. The bow chocks are separate castings which are screwed down and riveted together through the stem head. On some...
  50. Thread: Endurance

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    Re: Endurance

    I have some pertinent photos that you thread viewers might enjoy while we watch this expedition. Can someone tell me how to post them? I should know by now but do not. Thanks/ JC

    and Andrew-...
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