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    Re: Blues for Friday

    I was expecting this:

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  2. Thread: 2B Or Not 2B

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    Re: 2B Or Not 2B

    The RCN taught me that 2B is the ONLY pencil to be used on a chart. We're now fully electronic but I learned on paper and it was drilled into us never to use anything but a 2B.
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    They sure are. I plan to leave a bunch of trees. They may not go to my grandchildren but someone's going to have some good boat wood. I plan to take some boat wood in my lifetime and it's only fair I...
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    Most large commercial sawyers (Irving in this part of the country) have been around long enough for 40 year old plantations to become saw logs. It is in everyone's best interest. Problem is, they...
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    Re: old destroyers are a cool study

    I had the con of HMCS PRESERVER as AHCS ATHABASCAN tried to come alongside for fuel. She'd been in need for a few days at that point and REALLY needed the fuel. Weather was terrible. She was up and...
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    Re: Another gun thought

    In the navy a gun is very different from a small arm, side arm or weapon. Guns are mounted on deck. They shoot big rounds long distances (usually). the US doesn't have a "gun" problem in our...
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    Re: Trump to Arm the Teachers

    Our weapons are locked up pretty tight. Even if the locker isn't opened there is a muster conducted EVERY DAY on the contents of the locker. Small arms locker has things like handcuffs and pepper...
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    Not much mention in this thread of my all time favourite wood. Black Locust. I can't talk it up enough. I wish the locust beetle hadn't decimated them. It would be North America's number 1 timber...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    I always had a thing for the I14 back when I was sailing more competitively. Now, I've moved on to wanting to sail and FD. I have yet to sail either. :(
  10. Re: Building a 41' Diesel Duck: Sea Dreamer Project

    What he said.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I just commented on a FB thread about their boat, no I have not yet. I did stop by the cousins in Stewiacke a few years ago. Katie Belle was her name. She's still in Halifax Harbour as far as I know....
  12. Re: Building a 41' Diesel Duck: Sea Dreamer Project

    Will a standard twist drill bit track straight? I've always heard barefoot is the way to go and calling the threaded one a "ship auger" just tends to lead people astray (Pun intended)
    PS, the screw...
  13. Re: The lie concerning "only solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gu

    Clearly not enough, Reagan was shot.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Thanks. I can wait until you're not so busy (like that's anytime soon. LOL) I was curious about that but really wasn't asking for myself since I'm North of the border and it's a bit out of my way....
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Awesome. So.... does that mean you've got 49 acres of boat wood for sale to anyone who will come in and selectively log it for themselves? :D
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    Re: pr0n - this rig is for figment

    What design is she? She might be a pretty little thing but she's just a little bit "off" in so many ways. Her yards are not quite long enough, her main sail is the main of a fore and after schooner...
  17. Thread: Caned seats

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    Re: Caned seats

    Are you set on cane? Rawhide could work.
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    Re: Prepping my motorcycle for European touring

    I sat waiting in traffic outside of San Tropez for interminable amounts of time waiting for bikes to pass and an opening. Thousands of bikes. And when we got to the waterfront, there were thousands...
  19. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    I think it's time for a repair thread for this boat. She looks awesome. Have fun with her. We'll all enjoy watching your progress if you've got time to show us.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I'm sure if home builders could access the depleted uranium there would be more of them around. If tungsten was cheaper I'd include it in mine. From his description of how it cooled, adding in the...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    A video about pouring a 9500b lead keel goes up on their build thread, who days later, there are no comments and it's 1/3 of the way down the SECOND PAGE? What's going on?
    Great pour guys. Tell us,...
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    Re: You have to admit...

    I'm hoping for free green energy as well. There's a lot of naysayers but also a lot of hype about Solar Roadways. I find the concept incredibly intriguing. The things that could be done if that...
  23. Re: You’re born in 1820–where would you live and what would you do?

    I must say I'd have gone to sea. RN or merchant marine I'm not sure but I can't imagine I'd not have been a sailor.
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    Re: Do you love a parade?

    He needs a hat. A REALLY BIG hat. Like these:
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    Re: commercial photography - liquor

    Michael, I've never given much (any) thought to how these advertising images are made. Pointing out the faults like the unlit top left corner or the name only showing the first and last letters has...
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    Re: Jesus Invented the Flu Shot

    There's a stone you can get to keep lions and tigers away. Lisa Simpson gave one to Bart. Wish I had one.
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    Re: A question for the Bluenosers.

    I tend to agree with Michael. I doubt there's a pile of gold and jewels but there is something to the island. There's some pretty incredible earthworks and structure down there. What's it for? Why...
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    Re: Small decentralised hydro power.

    I don't know about that. This is a diversion they say, the fish could still climb the river where they always did. Or didn't.
  29. Re: Tesla Is Linking 50,000 Australian Homes to Make World's Biggest Virtual Power Pl

    Will something like solar roadways plug into this type of grid and boost power generation? I know there is great debate over wether or not they actually work but presuming they work as the designer...
  30. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    Shows shows shows. She's absolutely stunningly beautiful. We all agree and can see that. Now hurry up and get her on the water so we can see her sailing. :D
  31. Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    I never feel like I'm productive enough either. I do have a TV though. That probably doesn't help my situation.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    That video was pretty neat. The guy with the spout on his hip and paddles on his hands... Imagine pouring molten lead out of a pipe strapped to your hip all day? I wonder how many of those workers...
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    Re: The new shop build

    Might you consider putting some sort of backsplash piece behind the saw so larger slivers don't pierce the plastic?
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Looks awesome. I know you're probably not thinking much of it from our perspective, but what did you do that you could do differently next time to ensure you don't have those divots or that things go...
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    Re: What came first, Chicken or Egg?

    It was the rooster that came first. I thought everyone knew that. :D
  36. Thread: MaryEllen

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    Re: MaryEllen

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss Ian. A light extinguished but don't let yours dim because of it. We'll all miss you here on the WBF if you let that happen. Reach out as required, there are plenty of...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    81k Views on the last video. WOW. I have no doubt the next video will outdo that one too.
  38. Re: I just did seven days of jury duty on a child molester case.

    Sorry you had to go through that but glad you see the good you've done. In Canada, serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces do not do jury duty. I hope to never have to sit through something as...
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    Re: industrial photography - shipyards

    That bicycles under the bow shot.... Who builds ships that way these days? I thought everyone built with blocks and mega blocks etc.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Oh, I agree. Jealous as all get out of what they're doing. I plan to build a large boat and pour a keel as well and am soaking up as much as I can from them. I'll check out the Mars Keel website. I...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    And the wood/sawdust just bunches up the dirt and debris to be easily removed with said slotted spoon? I use a slotted spoon as well but it's just a small ladle. Most of the lead just pours off of it...
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Now THAT ^ is a bike that I like.
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    Re: The new shop build

    You have nothing protecting the door skins? what if a branch blows into it or you knock it with a 2x or something? Won't the foam dent and eventually crumble? I'd be worried about that. How temporary...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    How do you get the sawdust mixed in? I've noticed when I melt lead that it just floats up to the surface with little to no chance of anything staying low down. I skim the dross off and usually have...
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    Re: Woodwinds 2015/2016 Caribbean "cruise"

    Crazy how small the world can be sometimes.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    And you'll be able to use it throughout the rest of the build. There will be plenty of dust producing activities and you'll appreciate it.
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    Re: Emperor Bows Out

    Sad to see you go Rob. Enjoyed much of your banter and commentary.
    Why is it that when someone disappears from a forum like this with little to no notice, it feels almost like they've committed...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Little video is right. Teaser. :) Looking forward to seeing the next video guys.
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    Re: Yachting vs Athletic Sailing

    Ah. Thanks for clarifying. Mine has spin, wire etc on it. And cleats. I suppose in most conditions, that's acceptable. You'd need a trapeze if you're not one of the larger teens in the club and the...
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    Re: Yachting vs Athletic Sailing

    What's the difference between a 420 and a club 420? I sailed 420s growing up. I have one in my barn (it needs a new rudder if anyone has one they're willing to part with), but I have no idea the...
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