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  1. Re: Radionavigation set to make global return as GPS backup

    I heard a news story today abut the Japanese launching a satellite that will help navigation systems achieve a level of accuracy within a few centimetres.It was specifically described as being...
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    Re: Mercedes-Maybach coupe

    Not remotely close to my taste and it looks like the stylists drew inspiration from a worn bar of soap.If a few people wish to be seen in one, I suppose it might help a bit of money to circulate.An...
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    Re: Centennial

    Any hardware locking the mast in place is really for insurance.A forestay alone will hold the mast in place.Ideally,the heel of the mast will just contact the base of the tabernacle so that the pivot...
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    Re: Oh my! (no politics involved)

    I have actually seen a couple of them and don't find them all that attractive.If I was in the market for a hypercar,it would be a Pagani Huayra,not too dissimilar in price or performance and...
  5. Re: Some details of an Uffa Fox designed and built ribbed International Fourteen ding

    It looks as though more has happened to the boat in the last week than in the previous fifty years.Will you be applying a thinned coat of varnish soon to prevent dirt and discolouration affecting the...
  6. Re: Hand powered drilling tools and machines-- a short history & appreciation

    Only a couple of weekends ago I used my brace to countersink a hole on the inner face of a channel section as I don't possess a right angle drive powerdrill.The other great attraction of these tools...
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    Re: Precision Metric Ruler

    One of these is both precise and graduated in both metric and imperial https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Rustless-Rule-300Mm-12In/dp/B0001IWER8 .Of course it doesn't have notches or holes for...
  8. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    I have no particular comment about the repairs in progress,but I am enjoying this thread.
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    Re: trailer bearings

    Depending on the seals your trailer does or doesn't have,fully packing the bearings may mean that hot grease will push past the seals and then immersing the trailer will both cool the bearing and...
  10. Boat owners in France have problems,thankfully not with guns

    The world has all sorts of problems at the moment.This may not have quite the potential consequences of other situations...
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    Re: Toyota + Intel: self-driving cars

    Aren't they and their subsidiaries the world's number three car company now?
  12. Thread: Wb 258

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    Wb 258

    A great issue.I doubt I am the only one wanting to know more about the building of Ernst Lillemoen's Baby Bootlegger.I also think Mickey Lake will derive more pleasure from the Metre boats than most...
  13. Re: Fire-Drake Does BCs Inside Passage, north section (mostly)

    A great adventure,looking forward to the next installment.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Not too far removed from the spirit of this thread-here is a site about building a very high quality model of an Alfa P3 http://www.duncanmclarenacorn.com/category/on-going-project/ .
  15. Re: 10 Americans per day lose fingers on tablesaws

    I have no definite information,but I would bet that about three quarters of them had removed guards that the saw maker had fitted and the rest were using saws that were made prior to guards being...
  16. Re: 10 Americans per day lose fingers on tablesaws

    As are crown guards and riving knives.
  17. Re: Polyurethane floor finish: Water base vs Oil base

    I have no experience of finishes that are specifically for floors,but I have found that water based household varnish gives a rather lifeless finish compared to oil based or two component finishes.
  18. Re: 10 Americans per day lose fingers on tablesaws

    A sad and unnecessary state of affairs.
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    Re: Best way to flip a hull?

    Not a bad way to go.You could also seek out John Guzzwell's book which includes very similar information,as well as much other stuff.
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    Re: Mazda - engine breakthrough

    This might not seem related and those of you without an interest in current Formula 1 might not have known it went on http://www.f1technical.net/news/20316 .The change to direct injection of fuel...
  21. Re: Some details of an Uffa Fox designed and built ribbed International Fourteen ding

    Congratulations on acquiring a piece of history.Were it me,I would be looking very closely at the toe straps before sailing...... It also comes as a bit of a shock to be reminded how far aft the jib...
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    Re: France is becoming an armed camp.

    Obvious question,which parts of France have you visited for comparison genglandoh?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    The front axle looks wrong and the ride height is unbelievable for a competition car.
  24. Re: How to identify 2 Phrase stepper motor coil pairs with a multi meter

    A subject I find fascinating and the answer to which will be found with a spot of searching.Failing that,try www.cnczone.com .
  25. Re: first recorded use of the leaping jaguar?

    Gordon Crosby created some of my favourite motoring art of the pre WW2 era.I had no idea he was involved in the creation of the Jaguar motif.I recommend seeking out his work and the best collection I...
  26. Re: We need a UN agency to preserve international heritage sites

    To respond to Gerarddm's point about the unique nature of Notre Dame and indeed other revered religious sites.I would favour leaving the upkeep to the organisations that use them.My position...
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    Re: Real men drink fruity beer

    You won't find it easily,but Elgoods Plum Porter is worth seeking out.
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    Re: Now here's a radical hull form

    I haven't seen one of the tris,but I have seen one of these.

    http://www.ocean3.fr/upload/tinymce/Equipements_Pilotines/Pilots_NL_01.jpg

    I'm curious as to whether they behave as the promoters...
  29. Thread: Binnacles

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    Re: Binnacles

    Somebody must have been looking at Ciroen DS's.

    https://images.cdn.circlesix.co/image/1/700/0/uploads/articles/1974_citroen_d-special_dashboa-548b240723065.jpg
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    Re: Prosciutto

    Ever compared Parma ham and Serrano ham?Not a huge difference.If somebody would like to give me a column and an expense account,I would be happy to research the topic further.
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    Re: Keyhavenpotterer has passed .

    I'm sorry to learn of his passing.We met a few years ago at Beale Park and had a chat.I have known few men so focused on boats and I know Brian posted in many other places.I had noticed his absence...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paul

    I think we need Paul's version of events.When he gets out of the doghouse.
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    Re: Internet browsers

    I have used Firefox since version 3.Knowledgeable people recommended using adblock and no-script,so I do,and it works well.
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    Re: Boat Auction, attention Brits

    Congratulations on acquiring a vintage 14.Coincidentally,I knew two former owners of K850.
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    Re: Seen recently on the Caledonian Canal

    Travemunde hosts a huge regatta and there are some boats that launch from the harbour,rather than the beach.Beside the excursion boats there are numerous ferries running to and from Scandinavian...
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    That last one should be ok.Why don't you glue it and show us how it turns out?I find an offcut of melamine faced chipboard is pretty good at spreading the force and ensuring a flat surface.The other...
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    Re: Melted lead vs lead shot in epoxy

    I wouldn't get to hung up on the exact size of hole or mass of lead.Its just there to make sure the board has negative buoyancy and this will depend on the density of the wood you used.You could even...
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    Re: Melted lead vs lead shot in epoxy

    What design is the boat?There may be a much simpler alternative.
  39. Re: Dust extraction upgrade success - a vast improvement

    You should see a huge improvement just by changing from corrugated pipe.I measured airspeed on an extractor system a few years ago and it was reduced to half by five metres of four inch corrugated...
  40. Re: How about being Lew "Not" on a budget?

    Lew probably got it absolutely right.For other people and other purposes there are other cars from basic and fast fun to cars that most of us could never exploit the performance of-even if we could...
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    Re: How about being Lew on a budget?

    Does Kat know you are searching for cars like that?
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    Re: Assuming the Lotus Position

    Great thread.Might we hope for periodic updates?
  43. Re: World's Oldest Living Culture Older Than Previously Thought

    Does this count for anything? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/7877299/Norfolk-earliest-known-settlement-in-northern-Europe.html
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    Re: The LAST project

    I find it hard to imagine Norman doing nothing,although he has surely earned the right to.I just hope he continues to share his ruminations with us as the bilge would be a lot emptier without them.I...
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    Re: Odd Paint Job

    Is it a vinyl wrap rather than a paint job?
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    Re: R/C Sailing

    I know a few people who sail these and I have a few minutes of experience with them myself. https://www.theamya.org/boats/micromagic/
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    Re: Just cut a tendon on my thumb

    Hoping the recovery is swift and as painless as possible.
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    Re: Silverstone

    But slower.
  49. Re: Banner ad spyware, just how intrusive?

    I'm more concerned about Android eavesdropping,which it seems to do.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Those cutaway illustrations are wonderful and now sadly very rare.Tony Matthews is another master of the art and I was delighted a few months ago when the photobook of the BRM V-16 had a couple of...
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