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    Re: How did Jerusalem become Israeli?

    I'm sure that's not what he's saying - I think that the point is that if Israel wants to be properly democratic it has to be a secular state or least a pluralist one, recognising that a large part of...
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    Re: Vacuum-assisted scraper

    Theirs looks smarter than mine, but mine is hand crafted :d
  3. Handsaws for curves in ply - Japanese, euro...

    I'm going to cut a lot curves in sheets of ply in my Navigator build. I'm familiar and happy with cutting ply with my skilsaw or jigsaw and can make accurate straight lines with a cheap hard-toothed...
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    Re: Custom cars

    Not at all. Craftsmanship in the service of absurdity can be art, or comedy, neither of which I think are a waste of human talent.
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    Vacuum-assisted scraper

    I didn’t get to much boat building this weekend past as I was scraping peeling paint and repairing rot in old wooden windows on my house. I did think you lot, who are interested in tools, might be...
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    Re: River Rat Navigator (Lower Hutt, NZ)

    I haven't got ply yet. I was thinking of Meranti for durabilty but certainly understand the argument for lighter timber.

    hadn't thought of a stringerless build, as I thought that I needed the...
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    Re: River Rat Navigator (Lower Hutt, NZ)

    No, NZfibreglass own brand 4:1 resin. Yes, it's yellow but I knew it would be.

    Yeah I probably will redo it. Chances are I'll want to stand on it at some point...
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    Re: River Rat Navigator (Lower Hutt, NZ)

    Bum. I'm an idiot. I glued up my centreboard blank last night, after a full weekend of social commitments - my mum was in town for an exhibition opening, and my ex-wife had a Sunday afternoon...
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    Re: Router / laminate trimmer

    Thanks all, for the advice and tangential stuff. I had a look at the Ryobi 1600 W router again today and decided against it - the plunge and depth set mechanisms are crude and the lock barely...
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    Re: Router / laminate trimmer

    Sounds like a bigger router is the way to go. I looked at a Ryobi 1600 watt model the other day with 1/2" and 1/4" collets, not expensive and feels that way too but has a 4 year warrantee from...
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    Router / laminate trimmer

    Hi all - as I start to build my Navigator, I'm considering more tools to speed up the work. One I'm thinking of is a router, for a couple of reasons. One is to try Robert Ditterich's method of making...
  12. Re: Confessing corrosion confusion... bobstay fittings.

    For a fitting like that, effectively made of glue, you could glue it in place. Laminate it right on / into the stem.
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    Re: Remembering my first car

    Not my car, but the same colour and model. Hillman Hunter Super (1700), surprisingly quick, pretty rusty, pretty ****e, great fun. We put chains on it and drove it up skifield roads, on one of those...
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    Re: River Rat Navigator (Lower Hutt, NZ)

    So, during the week I had a delivery of 4 litres of epoxy, and 1 litre hardener. This is own-brand stuff from a local fibreglass supplier, I also have leftover West from previous repairs so I'll make...
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    Re: A Navigator in Mass.

    Sorry. It's probably over-thinking things - you do have lock-washers in there.
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    Re: A Navigator in Mass.

    I think, knowing that you'll never want to see those nuts again, I'd have lock-tited, glued, or otherwise permanently fixed them. Maybe working on bicycles has made me over cautious but I don't...
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    Re: River Rat Navigator (Lower Hutt, NZ)

    Hi Slacko, I was planning to get the ply from City Timber, based only on some emails with them. I haven't seen their meranti. Last time I bought ply from them, for a repair job, they had pretty good...
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    Re: A Navigator in Mass.

    Awesome, looking great out of the workshop.
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    River Rat Navigator (Lower Hutt, NZ)

    I'm near the point of starting to build a Navigator, so thought I'd give the build thread/blog thing a try. I bought the plans a while ago, following some debating between Pathfinder and Navigator...
  20. Thread: Mutiny?

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    Re: Mutiny?

    It happened for me eventually, my oldest child is nearly 18 and sometimes there's coffee in the pot when I get to the kitchen. It won't last though, she's talking about moving out.
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    Re: Picture posting woes

    Presumably it prevents hotlinking from here to elsewhere, so that the WBF doesn't become an all-purpose free photoserver and go bust like other free photo services.
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    Re: Fix old bike or buy new one?

    If you like the position and the frame, fix the old one. My mountain bike now includes only the rims, spokes and hub shells from the original purchase... But it's still essentially the same bike, and...
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    Re: Do you think you can walk 10K?

    10K - I can cover walking easily, in a couple of hours. Running, in about 50 minutes at the moment. I've been rebuilding my running fitness since the beginning of this year after a few years of...
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    Re: 800 Words

    No, they don't. And those towns north of Auckland, where I think it's filmed, aren't cheap places to find a house.

    A little economic (poetic) license is taken.
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    Re: Car Names -- what are your favorites?

    How about a Mazda Bongo Friendee?
    Toyota Lime always made me laugh when I saw one, at least it wasn't a lemon I suppose.

    VW Variant. My parents had one, a 1960s version and I suppose it did have...
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    Re: NZ Elections

    Normil - you seem to have bought heavily into the racist Maori bludger story.

    When I look at Maori resilience in the face of being cheated, dispossessed, disenfranchised by Pakeha, and see people...
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    Re: NZ Elections

    Unproven team, I suppose. Certainly, the English/Joyce etc combo can say they have plenty of experience. I'm still ready for a change, and have always been a lefty voter anyway.
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    Re: NZ Elections

    No, we have sufficient Joyces of our own...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Joyce
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    Re: NZ Elections

    His billboards around the place ask "Have you had enough" and I'm very inclined to answer him, yes I've had enough of Winston, especially in the role of kingmaker. However, odds are he'll get to do...
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    Re: NZ Elections

    I assume that's a racist joke of some kind? Winston's definitely Maori, and Scottish I think. If you'd really like to start drawing character traits from ethnicity, as indicated by eye colour, I...
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    Re: NZ Elections

    Winston has a sense of humour, a good understanding of his role, and an ability to negotiate with other politicians... so, quite unlike The Donald.

    He does know how to dog-whistle racists though.
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    Re: Plywood query

    We can get WEST in NZ - even Burnsco has it, but it's cheaper from one of the online suppliers (fibreglassshop.co.nz or others)

    There are cheaper alternative brands but all epoxy is relatively...
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    Re: Surprising cover versions

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc

    They have a few other great covers, and their 'Nothing else matters' video even has a boat :d
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Finished "Deep South", Paul Theroux. He's a grumpy old git at times, not at all afraid to let his self-importance show. But it's a good book and talks about a side of the states those of us outside...
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    Re: Chainsaw time?

    I have the Stihl MS180, essentially the same thing as the MS 170 but with slightly more power. Mine has a 14" bar and doesn't seem overpowered for that length, so I'd expect to take it pretty easy...
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    We leaders took one of those to a Sea Scout national regatta, donated by one of the scout's parents who runs several cafes and a coffee roasting place. It does make excellent coffee but we decided it...
  37. Re: Keeping an 11 year old interested in sailing.

    Jon Tucker? http://www.nzmaid.com/

    Geng, for the 11 year old - don't scare him. Some scare easily, some don't, both kinds can enjoy sailing but you can lose the nervous ones pretty quickly. With...
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    Re: Year of origin dream garage

    We used to use one to go to Sea Scout camps and regattas. It belonged to one of the hard-core Sea Scout families, both boys and their parents would come to camp and a few of the rest of us would...
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    Re: Year of origin dream garage

    1977 Bedford van. One of these, converted for camping, would do me. My dad always liked VWs but I like more VOLUME in a van......
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    Yes we do. We have his skeleton, I believe.
  41. Re: This is how I know that the 'Internet of Things' has jumped the shark! :)

    Don't tell me IoT has jumped the shark already! The Mgt just renamed our group after it. Against pointed objections from many of the group who'd rather not have a faddish tech trend name embedded in...
  42. Re: Really? BROTM? I promise, no drawings. Or poems.

    We sat in the corner bar at Victor’s and drank gimlets. “They don’t know how to make them here,” he said. “What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and...
  43. Re: For anyone young here, considering having children.

    Yes - but maybe I'd have started when I was older than 22, knowing what I know now. In fact, I have been round again, and said yes to another child when I already have a house full of three...
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    I'll find that quote later...
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    What goes down well here, and literary too: one measure decent gin, one measure Roses lime juice. With or without ice, but definitely cold.

    Name the drink and novel?
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    Re: How many miles?

    I wouldn't try to do anything near that mileage in a day in NZ. I'd run out of island to drive on for a start...

    The longest I've done in recent times is 570 km in a day, Wellington to Waihi,...
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    Re: Old Family Photos

    My great grandmother Kate Fels, or Granny Kate, as I knew her when I was a little boy, is the little girl on the left of this photo.

    Her mother Sara Elizabeth Fels (nee Hallenstein) is sitting...
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    Re: In the market for a 'minivan'?

    Even the old Odyssey is a very car-like mini van. I'm in the market for a van but looking for something more voluminous - likely an imported second hand from Japan Toyota Alphard
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    Re: Our daughters graduation :-)

    Congratulations! Great choice of university too ;-)
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Dunno about your country Lew, but here in NZ there has been a resurgence in practical vintage-looking bikes - like the cheaper end of the range in this local shop www.bicyclejunction.co.nz

    If you...
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