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  1. Thread: Respirator masks

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    Re: Respirator masks

    Another recommendation of the 3m Full face Mask.
    However, if you are using them for long durations, then the 3m air fed hood system is far more comfortable and much more pleasant to use.
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    Re: America's Cup foiling monohull concept

    Thanks
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    Re: America's Cup foiling monohull concept

    TBH the structure that the foil is attached to looks fairly irrelevant cat/mono, who cares, the foil positions are similar though. The mono just "looks" more "normal" from a distance/bystander point....
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    Re: America's Cup foiling monohull concept

    You can paddle a foil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JaE57jHuIc
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    Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    You can follow the build on Facebook
  6. Thread: Photogrammetry?

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    Re: Photogrammetry?

    Photogrammetry is old hat. Take a look at Leica laser scanners. I could do a scan of your boat in about 10 minutes to an accuracy of 0.2mm
  7. Thread: Epoxy

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    Re: Epoxy

    Seems to be saying, it doesn't penetrate very well and doesn't prevent water ingress very well.

    Personally, I don't care :)
  8. Thread: Epoxy

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    Epoxy

    FYI
    http://epoxyworks.com/index.php/penetrating-epoxy-legend-myth/
  9. Thread: Refastening Galv

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    Re: Refastening Galv

    I thought she had sold as she didn't come up on my recent google searches, out of my budget at the moment, but i can drool.
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    Re: Norfolk Broads great images

    Nice pictures.
    It hasn't changed much either, I'm working up there at the moment, the only difference being a few cars and loads of tractors.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Far from nothing, your trip was the first of many adventures.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Give it a couple of weeks and you'll be laughing about the epic journey you made on your first trip.
    My first trip on our first boat was a 500nm epic too, bilges constantly filling with water (not...
  13. Thread: British Boats

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    Re: British Boats

    Thanks
    I had heard a similar tale, rotting from the top down. Saved me a needless trip.
    Such a shame as she was in very good condition (a couple planks needed doing but that was all) when I...
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    Re: Seen recently on the Caledonian Canal

    Nice
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    Re: hurricane flooding rescue boat

    Might want to rethink the DUKW
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342226/Tourist-terror-amphibious-duck-bus-carrying-31-people-sinks-Liverpools-Albert-Dock-SECOND-time-months.html

    maybe a...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    The smiles say it all
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    You're doing doing a great job but you need to get out on her for a play, to keep you going through the winter months.
    We spent a couple of years "camping" on board our first boat, I used my...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    To work with what you have, as you said cut down the leg and refit and for the bending in the middle, just add another pair of support ropes in the middle and you're done.
    Google diy portaledge for...
  19. Thread: British Boats

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    Re: British Boats

    Not that I'm interested in her at all, the other half will go mental and I can't really afford it (right this minute) and a hundred other rational reasons to go back in my cave and...
  20. Thread: British Boats

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    Re: British Boats

    Svanskar- (borrowed from internet) as I can't find any of my pics of her
    https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3826/20159534788_0b9d08f484_b.jpg
  21. Thread: Triscarf

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    Re: Triscarf

    Being as their has been a lot of development in inflatable SUP's of late why not a couple of inflatable pontoons, car boot (trunk) rather than car top
  22. Thread: British Boats

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    Re: British Boats

    Thread resurrection, Svanskar is up for sale still, unfortunately for me, it's just within reach at 20k.........
    Time to hide in a cave until she is sold.|:)
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    Re: Marine battery brands

    Excluding Lithium batteries as I don't know enough about them (but they do have a lot going for them) deep discharge capability, light weight, not damaged by storage at mid charge, and minimal...
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    Re: MFV wooden bilge keel repair

    Very nice conversion.
    I might be inclined to re-fix that bilge keel with trenails (trennels, tree-nails, take your pick) rather than metal fasteners...
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    Re: On the Subject of Free Wooden Boats

    I don't drink or smoke, gotta waste my time and money on something.
  26. Re: If you are not following this you are missing a very good adventure

    Looks like frozen snot:confused:
  27. Thread: Bristol

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    Re: Bristol

    Luke is in Truro at the moment building a 68footer
    http://www.workingsail.co.uk/blog/new-year1/

    Plenty of wooden boats around the harbour and various traditional shipping things to look at (not...
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    Re: Stern tubes question.

    the page linked to earlier was for stern glands types and lubrication options.

    While every little helps, a small amount of grease, is the least of your worries if installing twin diesel engines....
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    Re: Stern tubes question.

    The conventional gland packing normally found in stern glands.
    Water pressure will push the grease into the packing.
    Even greased stern tubes with cutless bearings in the outboard end are still...
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    Re: Stern tubes question.

    My last two boats had greased sterntubes, with a larger greaser than shown (about a liter) and I've worked on may others with the same system.
    One neat trick I picked up of an old fisherman was to...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    1 the header doesn't cool the exhaust. Yes it does, exhaust gas temps can reach 1000+ degrees C

    2 the block and head don't mind hot water from the oil cooler. As Nick has already stated, the...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    |;)
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Doesn't really make any difference where the cooler water comes from. I've been trying to find a perkins coolant flow diagram on line but no joy yet, but I have found a typed response that seems to...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Hope this helps
    Picasso, I am not.
    Blue line indicates primary cooling in the engine, until thermostat opens which then will then send the coolant red line through the oil and keel coolers....
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Ok I think i have it now:confused:.
    The manifold/header tank is effectively the plastic tank on your landy.
    The hose coming from the back of the oil cooler goes to the keel cooler and then returns...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Can't really make sense of the drawing.
    When cold the coolant should run through the block, exhaust manifold and oil cooler, effectively a closed loop (primary cooling), as it gets hotter the...
  37. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Now sold.
    At a complete loss now, what the hell do I do next? Going to hide for a while.
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    This explains it https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/kitemark/product-testing/
    Apologies to the OP for the thread drift but this may help someone in the future.
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    BS1088-1 & 2:2003 is the current standard, both parts are applicable, part 2 being applicable to the glue bonding.
    http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030062733...
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    Just to follow up on the marking of plywood.
    If it really does comply with the BS1088 :2003 standards and the manufacturer is approved by BSI it can have the BSI Kitemark.
    Without the BSI...
  41. Re: The tradeoff between a small quick build and a bigger longer build

    Lot of good stuff here.
    I will add though
    Make sure your significant other is really really in agreement with (and interested in) a bigger boat and not just saying it to keep you happy.
    Its...
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    I deal with materials on a daily basis.
    Unless the material purchased comes with an endorsed (by a recognised certificating body Lloyds, TUV etc) certificate of conformity from the manufacturer,...
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    Re: woodenboat nightmare

    Worms are easy to deal with, wives on the other hand...........
  44. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Under offer already, back to a mundane life as a landlubber in a concrete box. Just need to off load the tools and the 40 year dream of life afloat is over.
  45. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    No point in keeping her, if were not living aboard. Time to sell
  46. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Time to admit defeat.
    Spent 2k and all week working on the boat, cutting, sanding, glassing, painting and cleaning.
    Had the family on board for a couple of hours yesterday, SWMBO congratulated...
  47. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Did some work, actually on the boat, for a change.

    Prepped and glassed the coachroof, you'll have to excuse the patchy ply, but the cheap crap WBP wasn't so waterproof, and the thin top layer...
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    Re: Fungus infected Plywood frames ...

    Small world, I'm in Greatstone too.
  49. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Thanks
    i think....
  50. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Just what they have told me. White oak isn't as durable as English / European Oak. I've heard the same from several different people.
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