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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Just so. Reclaiming lands occupied by German-speaking peoples was the excuse for starting WWII by a far right government.
    I do hope that any call for a negotiated settlement does not include...
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    Re: Germany arrests

    More info here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63885028

    A taster:
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    Re: proactive keel bolt replacement

    I would hit it with a chipping hammer, and clear the crud away from the top of the lower component and chip away at the bolt where it disappears through the faying surfaces.
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    Re: Sail size for a light pulling boat?

    Not necessarily.
    The type of skiff that my grandfather worked.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    If it were to happen, would he be content with being censored?
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    I wonder if HRD will lose it and be sufficiently rude to be Scoted?
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Probably not.


    The history of the skull and cross bones:

    So, does someone want to figure out who is copying whom?:rolleyes:
  8. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    Stuff comes and goers in cycles. They will be back.
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    Re: proactive keel bolt replacement

    Most wastage will occur at the faying surface between components. You would be wise to pull one and see what they are like. Then replace it with wrought iron rather than mild steel.
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    ^ Spoil sport.
    Some folks enjoy wrestling with pigs whilst p!!$!ng in the wind. ;)
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Neither do we. No Dumping Day race, smaller scale, with no artificial limit on when.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY_MoABXre4
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Neither do we. No Dumping Day race, smaller scale, with no artificial limit on when.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY_MoABXre4
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    |;):d|;)
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    Back in the '60s my uncle used to convert his cars to run on Calorgas. I am sure that if the Brrm Brmm fraternity want to use hydrogen in an infernal confusion engine, they will figure out a way. ...
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    This?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63857451
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    If insults and snark is all that you have got, we are at pot meet kettle, with a vengeance.

    Fire in a theatre is a US thing. You might have noticed that I am British, I have a different view of...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    It is not bogus.
    Jones has been convicted of disseminating lies and harming people.
    China is censoring its citizens for telling inconvenient TRUTH.
    See the difference?
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    It is a mixed bag, but public transport is still on board, mostly.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_cell_bus

    But as ACB says, the power to make the hydrogen must be green and cheap, or there...
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Don't confuse shareholders with decision makers.
    My pension fund may well own a part of Australian industry.

    They say follow the money, but tracing it back to the people on whose behalf the fund...
  20. Re: Douglas Adams: Parrots, the Universe and Everything

    I can't remember whether I saw the film of the book, but I did watch Stephen Fry repeating the search after his mate Douglas passed.
    Last Chance to See
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    Novice, you ask about sprit rig and lug rig.
    Sprit rig was pictured on a Roman tomb, some 2000 years old.
    Lug rig evolved out of square sails a couple or three hundred years ago.

    That is a shed...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    Now I am confused. :confused:
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    Re: Screws for McKenzie River Drift Boat

    Only if the ply is glued in place, and I would still be unhappy about the slack fit of the screw in the plywood allowing in damp.
  24. Re: As requested, the annual Mendocino Thanksgiving story...

    ^ No thanks, I have already eaten.
  25. Re: As requested, the annual Mendocino Thanksgiving story...

    Thanks. Were you in need of some company?
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    Re: BROTM(1) A Dutch road to Christmas.

    I had a similar run in with a dumb woman driver when cycling home from work

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    My route was along the Prom to the village in the distance.
    When I got to X marks the spot, I was overtaken...
  27. Re: As requested, the annual Mendocino Thanksgiving story...

    Late to the party, but I only found this today.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5_8U4j51lI
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    I am picturing sat under a bridge waiting to ambush travellers. ;)
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    What sort of boat do you sail?
    A photo would be nice.
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    Perhaps their brains are melting because they are between a rock and a hard place?
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    Sticky: Re: Helping Ukraine and Ukrainians

    ^ Thanks for the link
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    ^ Just so, a senior moment. It was the Carrs.
    Curlew is still sailing in the care of the Falmouth Maritime Museum.
    https://nmmc.co.uk/object/boats/falmouth-quay-punt-curlew/
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Urinating into a gale more like. Vadim 68 doers not provide sources to back up his claims.
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    Free surface effect is independent of boat size. It destroys stability in all sizes and types of hull.
    Simplistically, water ballast must fill the tanks completely, so that the water acts as a...
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    So you throw out accusations and then can't back them up. Why am I not surprised?

    I'll stop wrestling the pig now.
  36. Re: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough

    ^ No wukkas. Your point was well-made.
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Patently falls? Quote them please. I need a laugh.
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    Re: Plastic frames for a Halibut Schooner

    The thing that worries me about that shortcut is this.
    Steamed wood is flexible enough to bend and twist into place when hot, but then sets in its new configuration.

    Does the plastic take set and...
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Yes still nitpicking. Or rather shifting the goal posts.
    Now stop digging.
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    You are criticizing something taken out of context.

    Mobilizing opinion and campaigning on the streets makes legislators correct/improve the laws.
  41. Re: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough

    I know we left the EU, but we did not leave the planet.
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    If you are up for the work, taking off the outer layer, refastening the inner skins where necessary and epoxying a new outer skin in place would be a good solution. A bit like what the Pardys did...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    No. Some boats are dead after 30 years, some after 50. Being an antique is not a measure of boat quality.
    As she is copper fastened, you can repair her, if you cut back the plank ends properly. ...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    Thin calico or silk set in shellac was the normal waterproofing between the skins. Hard to make it water tight without.
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Learn how to proofread your posts.
    Then read and think about my tag line.
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    I thought that was a Bolger Box. I know that it works, but a bit of flare would be nice.
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    If this was glued,
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=124311&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1669669790
    the glue has failed. But there are no fastening holes visible.
    She could be a basket...
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    Just so.
    Fortunately, as has recently been tried and proven, not free from being dragged through the courts and sanctioned with damages until their pips squeak.
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    Depoends on what sort of flat-bottomed hull. Main Scows and Thames barges are definitely sea going forms.
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    Why is that, Wiz? Based on my own experience, I do not agree. / Cheers/ JC[/QUOTE]

    I suspect that Bruce is OK with gluing components, like laminated frames or cabin joinery. But cold moulding...
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