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  1. Re: Should Fla. fly homeless floridians to Texas?

    Feds should fly any willing, homeless person to Florida, Give them a wage and housing from FEMA funds as long as there is hurricane cleanup to do.
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    Re: Import boat trailer from UK

    As it turns out it's pretty much impossible to import a boat trailer from the UK.

    The trailer has to have a placard that specifically states that it meets Federal Highway standards. If the UK...
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    Import boat trailer from UK

    Anyone have experience with importing a boat trailer (it would be included with boat) from the United Kingdom to the US?

    Looking for recommendations for customs brokers or other tips on how to...
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    My son at the helm of Gondola in 2012 (under close watch from the Captain) |;)

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    Re: If only I knew how to code in iOS....

    Norman,

    This does not answer your original question but you may find others that have had the same issue, and maybe solutions.

    https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/
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    Re: Cool Things About Wisconsin

    I was thinking Green Bay and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (yes I know that's in michigan) but forgot about the islandy bit of Huron, so i'll go with "consider Michigan/Huron to be one lake"...
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    Re: Cool Things About Wisconsin

    1b. First American Kindergarten
    1c. Invention of the Typewriter
    1d. Invention of Malted Milk
    1e. Birthplace of Flag Day
    1f. First Highway Numbering System
    1g. Longest Running Radio Station
    1h....
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    Re: Cool Things About Wisconsin

    1b. First American Kindergarten
    1c. Invention of the Typewriter
    1d. Invention of Malted Milk
    1e. Birthplace of Flag Day
    1f. First Highway Numbering System
    1g. Longest Running Radio Station
    1h....
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    Re: 1,200-year-old canoe

    3D scanner for making digital model
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    Re: 80s FM Music Flashbacks

    Peter Gabriel


    https://youtu.be/OJWJE0x7T4Q

    Ken
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    Re: Your coffee maker recommendations please.

    Tom,

    We purchased the KGB Select https://technivorm.com/products/glass/kbg-select-polished-silver/ as it had the option of making a small pot and the burner had a low setting. We found that we...
  12. Re: Trumps Engage With Conspiracies and Sordid Spectacle

    It's one and the...
  13. Re: post only hellified kickass railway photos to this thread

    Add a bit of speed to that bit of class.

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    Re: Canoe builder

    Thanks for the link. I'll add him to my contact list.

    The steam plant is the easy part for me :-). I have an engine nearly complete, it's time and the space to build a 25' boat that I'm lacking.
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    Re: Canoe builder

    Benson,

    Thanks for the list. It's a page I didn't turn up when digging around using the Google machine.

    Ken
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    Canoe builder

    Hoping I have this in the correct forum.

    Due to space and time constraints I am looking for a list of established boat builders that would be capable of building a Thames canoe (pictured below)....
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    Re: COVID-19 Ventilation Question

    If you assume that the outside air and the HEPA air is free from virus then it boils down to how to get the room air exchanged with clean air as often as possible. With the windows open you should...
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    Re: I saw this and thought....

    It looks like they break. According to the caption

    "The Helen as she buckled and went under note the stern rising out of the water. About as ugly as it gets. To the right you can see the bow ...
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    Re: Passing the 'Moose Test'

    I can't seem to find it but I recall a video of (IIRC) Saab showing that their front end was designed to flip the moose up and over the passenger compartment because you don't want this ...
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    Re: can we talk about this boat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYc-iUtkfzA
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    Re: can we talk about this boat

    https://www.steamboat.org.uk/thumbs/61275(1).png?26141
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    Re: can we talk about this boat

    199Owner: Royal Naval Museum
    Area: UK

    Hull Naval pinnace. Construction: Double-skin teak on oak, diagonal inner, fore & af.
    Hull at East Cowes in Buil
    Built 1911 by J. Samuel White & Co....
  23. Re: Boy Scouts of America - at least 92K sex abuse claims

    Surprised there hasn't been mention of what the BSA is doing now.

    My son earned his Eagle just this spring. Luckily he completed his board of review and had his court of honor just before the the...
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    Re: The HOA does not allow....

    I agree, that is ridiculous. Here is the other part of the problem with many HOAs. The kind of people that serve on the HOA boards are often the ones that don't have much else to do, really like...
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    Re: The HOA does not allow....

    HOA's exist because homeowners (and banks) want a certain security in knowing that their property value won't plummet because a neighbor painted their house pink with purple trim, or put a car up on...
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    Re: Baseball question

    What's after third base might have something to do with it.

    Day o! Day o!
    Daylight come and me wanna go home
    Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day o
    Daylight come and...
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    Re: Do you think .....

    The National Railway Museum in York is a magical place!


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    Re: Technology from almost 40 years ago

    Corvairs had no P only R-N-D-L

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    Re: Physics of paddling vs. rowing

    Not sure about paddling or rowing but pro cyclist can put out that kind of horsepower.

    From Wikipedia.... During a bicycle race, an elite cyclist can produce close to 400 watts of mechanical power...
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    Re: Parkinson's

    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

    Your right that there is no cure, but the progression can be slowed and you can find ways to live with the disease. As was mentioned by another poster, find a...
  31. Re: California offers e-bike vouchers in exchange for cars

    Actually, it's the automobile drivers who are the freeloaders
  32. Re: Fanny the fantail steam launch. Selway Fisher Design

    If you're inquiring about cost steam is the last option you want to consider. It's not only cost that is high with steam. The level of knowledge that you need to build, operate and maintain a steam...
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    That's lovely,

    Sounds like it is running better too. The culprit may have been the knock present in the last video, it may have been making it sound less even than it really was.

    Kudos to you...
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    DoctorB,

    I didn't realize that you didn't have a reverse linkage on this engine. This would be a good place to start http://www.greenloco.com/pdf/SVALVE.pdf

    It's a matter of adjusting the...
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    DoctorB,

    What kind of valve linkage do you have? (Stephenson, Joy, Slip eccentric) I can't tell from the video. The exhaust may be closing a bit too early on one of the stokes, it doesn't sound...
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    Superb work, great to see it running. Sounds like a bit more needs to be done on the valve timing but running on air isn't a great stand-in for steam.

    Cheers

    Ken
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    I poured the bedplate and caps separately using dummy shaft. It made heating and pouring easier but the downside was that I needed to line bore the assembly. I had preheated using a kerosene space...
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    DoctorB,

    I have about (IIRC) a half package of Babbitt-Rite I'd be winning to ship. Just finished pouring & finishing the mains on the compound engine I am currently building. I'd also highly...
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    and pushed them to their limits, most likely.

    ken
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    DoctorB,

    You may want to take a look at C87300 Bronze (Everdur). It should be better suited for the service demands of a steam engine and the color is better than red brass. I'd have a chat with...
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