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    Re: Still Wondering

    This reminds me.
    Back in the day, when the dispensing chemist had an apprentice to mix his potions, this was what they used to make pills. They came out round....
  2. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Yep, the definition of suckers. ;)

    Now where is that chart that compares socialised heal care costs with that nation who pays profits to insurance companies as a part of its ethos?
    Here's one:...
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    Glue has already failed once. Who knows what contamination is in there to make it fail again.
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    Re: Mast step sizing and shape

    What do the plans call for? Square tapered heel, round taper or tenon and shoulders bearing on a mortise in the step?
  5. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    There is a sucker born every minute. ;)
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    So Bruce, are you recommending doing nothing, and living with the failed glue line?
  7. Re: what if the fictional online creation, boatbum

    How long have you been here?

    We have seen people banned for outright homophobia (two of those) as well as for being down right rude without much in the way of provocation.
    You sound as though...
  8. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    ^ lol :d
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    Re: Still Wondering

    Have you tried this way? It really works.
    https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.7omloKvS-7-Hdyji9FAZcwAAAA&pid=Api
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    Drifts are cheaper, only require one diameter hole, not three (pilot for the threads, bore for the shank, and counterbore for the box spanner driving it home), and can just be driven home with hammer...
  11. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    Your problem is that you have a Constitution, a SCOTUS and political system that enables the aerosols.
  12. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Post #311
    You are doing it again.

    That was 49 posts ago.
    I am a degree-qualified engineer, reading comprehension is what I do. I suggest that the problem may lay in your use of English. It...
  13. Re: Judge orders redacted affidavit released

    When dealing with Classified documents, even naming the document can be a security breach. If sending the top level stuff, it had to be double rapped. The inner wrap identifying the level of...
  14. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    I see echos of this in the current UK Tory party.They are obedient to Thatcherism, who was in lock step with the sainted Ronny, Alzheimer and all.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    With bottom planking going from chine to chine with no cl joint, that keel batten was there for some purpose other than water tightness. I would fit one.
  16. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Unfortunately, I cannot do cryptic. I am crap at cryptic crosswords. What I don't have, I don't miss.
    But some of your posts are sooo cryptic, that I struggle to see if there is any meaning...
  17. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Three days brooding, or a slow reader? :)

    Can you not see that is a bit of a dumb question. A pointless, irrelevant question.
    As to "The US Constitution cannot be amended." well it can, and the...
  18. Re: now that our fearless forum admin is retiring

    PP certainly seems to be the first in the know. It's as if he has a direct connection, on and extension, from the WB Shop. :confused:
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    I would copy what was there originally. A flat plank keel through fastened to the inner hog, then a keel batten/skeg through fastened through all down the C/L.
    That way, if the skeg becomes worn or...
  20. Re: when your iphone turns images ninety degrees on the forum

    Well, that mage does look odd on my screen, but if it is rotated it must be around the 4th axis of rotation
  21. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    That is not politics, that is Dunning Kruger.
  22. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    True dat.
    All you need for Socialism is politicians with a strong Moral Compass.
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    Re: Still Wondering

    I am of an age where I am ambidimensional, transitioning at the best age, three if you include System International as well as metric.
    I am of an age where I now get night cramps, but quinine...
  24. Re: now that our fearless forum admin is retiring

    The bit that collects all the rain, snow, and seagull carp.
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    Re: Helping my son fix his transmission

    Reminiscent of Prof Stanley Unwin


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4nSmwSDssQ
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    The straps are acting as not very efficient fish plates, so it could be worse.
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    Re: R.I.P. my butt!

    Or read my tagline, not the one about boats.
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    No, fish plates are let into rebates on the side of the timber, spanning the joint. They can be straight straps, or butterfly with effectively a dovetail on each side of the joint. One on each...
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    I would go old school mechanical, rather than relying on glue on possibly contaminated wood.
    Let in a pair of bronze fish plates, fastened with three copper clench bolts each side of the join. A...
  30. Thread: Scot Bell

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    Re: Scot Bell

    Yep. I received a hard smack for C&P a political cartoon from a well respected broadsheet's website that contained an F bomb.

    Our hosts maintain very high standards.
  31. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    Rob, hang on in there. The people with the qualifications doing the real work are good, if burdened by crappy paper pushers.
  32. Re: Requiring honesty from elected officials

    Are you telling us that the US does not have an Advertising Standards Agency?
    https://www.asa.org.uk/

    Seriously?
  33. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    I made these quite a while ago, the skiff has square captive oar locks.
    116832116833
  34. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    Reminiscent of Thames launches.
    https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.JadElHiG-6uGVE1Nz1VnJAAAAA&pid=Api
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    Re: Split chine log repair

    No, not in boat building.
    The fasteners are in shear, stopping the components sliding past one another. When the fastener becomes slack in the hole, it is called nail sickness.
    That is why you...
  36. Re: Requiring honesty from elected officials

    Time to hit the reset button, or return to the factory setting and start over.

    Then again, you could learn from us, and require all elected officials and public servants to sign up to a Code of...
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    Re: Just Wondering

    No eyed deer.
    You do find that the owner of an image makes it impossible to cut and paste. If I really want that image, I save it to my 'puter memory, use a photo editor to ensure that it shows and...
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    With a bit of luck the heat and vibration from angle grinding the rove off, down to the wood will break the rust key.
    You may be better driving two new coppers, one on each side of the rusty hole,...
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Sikaflex is a paying compound. Caulking is driving fiber into the gap tight enough so that friction binds it all together. Then a paying goop is knifed in to fill the remaining groove.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    20% is 4 times more likely than 5%, so why are you surprised?
    That is the thing about weather forecasts. They talk about a 50 or a 100-year return period. That does not mean that if it happens...
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    Re: Just Wondering

    I have not yet seen the plug that you describe (except for phone chargers), and I don't tend to moan about what I cannot change.
  42. Re: Requiring honesty from elected officials

    This is a really sad, and totally perverse thread.

    That it exists at all is a sad indictment of the USA.
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    Re: Just Wondering

    I was introduced to a clever idea this weekend.

    No 1 son is a joiner. He has a shop vacuum that you can connect to a sander. The sander power cable plugs into the vacuum, and if you select the...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    It rained today, hard.

    I am not complaining.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    If it is a rusty clench nail cut off the roove and tap it out, then renail with a new copper nail, the next larger gauge so that it really fills the hole, and re clench. A two-handed job, I am...
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    Re: Split chine log repair

    This. ^

    For extra peace of mind, back out the screws in the cracks, and replace them clear of the old holes.
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    Re: experimental new rig

    Nearly, but not quite....
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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    Not in the Norwegian tradition. They go for flexibility, rather than bloody minded rigidity.
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    You can develop more power and sit more securely when your feet are not sliding about.
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    Re: Just Wondering

    US outlets and plugs differ from UK standard
    https://s.alicdn.com/@sc04/kf/HTB1cFd4DTJYBeNjy1zeq6yhzVXaf.jpg_960x960.jpg
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