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  1. Thread: Mast makers

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    Re: Mast makers

    Little story...
    Friend re built his masts in my workshop in the Algarve. Main was 50ft... Now, to get them to the port was a bit tricky. So, we tied a little trailer to the main at half way. Then...
  2. Thread: Mast makers

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    Re: Mast makers

    Prob very much depends on where the boat is that needs it? Shipping might be $$.
  3. Thread: Mast makers

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    Re: Mast makers

    Down in the SOF there is a yard (Think the guy is Scottish) who built the 134ft (?) mast for one of the classics (J?) there was an article in ClassicBoat on it, about 12yrs ago.
    I spoke to them at...
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    Re: Germany arrests

    If you are talking about the Harry and Megan circus. That is completely generated by her to make her name and a lot of money. Apperently, several of the Palace staff have asked to be released from...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I was just thinking 'Deliverance' as I scrolled down...

    Deer Hunter been mentioned?
    or Midnight Cowboy?
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Ah yes, door locking... Ex neighbour, now in London, was coming out to stay for a few days, but his VW Golf kept on flattening it's battery. After some head scratching and a new battery, it was the...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Apart from not needing most of the gizmos, they require specialized knowledge and kit to fix. This gets very expensive when the guarantee runs out. Hence how some cars look very cheap after some...
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    On Tuesday we positioned a friend's Trapper (C&C 27) from Rochefort to La Rochelle. Very foggy going down the river with the odd commercial ship. That cleared and we had a brilliant sunny day. Temp...
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    Re: Air to air photo

    ^^^ Friend of mine used to fly those interceptions in the early 70s. Every one was 'for real' and if they got lucky, they were directed to a drone and shot it down.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Did they have Audis back then...?
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I liked the Mash movie. But the book was far better. Some very good bits in it that they didn't dare put in the movie.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Useless info... The design for the 911 was actually one with a zero in the middle. BUT, since Peugeot had a lock on all production model numbers with a zero in the middle, Porsche had to use the next...
  13. Re: What causes a bubble on side of hull and how to repair

    Todd,
    Thanks for #9 & #12. I am close to painting my boat. Two coats of epoxy on ply. Local friend has done his with an undercoat, reccomended by a local builder. I was going for quality French...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    The local Ciné has a yearly 'God Save The Screen' week or so of British films. This one includes 'Local Hero' and 'The Go Between'. Belfast, which we wanted to see, was only shown to school pupils (?)
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    Re: The no committments cruiser

    At 75, I am about to launch a little cat yawl. Derived from a bolger design. Mainly, because I am getting less agile for a small unballasted faering. Small cabin with space for a potty and cooking....
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    Re: The no committments cruiser

    All very true. Keep at it, John.
    Back in the 60's , anything over 25ft was a 'Good Boat' and 30ft was classy. Now, 'starter boats' are mid 30s, if one believes the mags... also, marinas are the...
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    If you need a boat, and I still have my Whilley Tern, then let's talk...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Midnight Cowboy
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    A few from down here (Rochefort/La Rochelle) will be there. Mix of S&O and small cruisers. I will be showing off Frank's sails |;) in my Micro derivative. Bit tempted to sail up there, rather than...
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    Re: The no committments cruiser

    Good read and just drifted through wondering when it was bought up to date. A few departed posters or banned.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Mustang GT350?
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Saw the Blues Brothers when it first came out... Not impressed.
    Unforgiven; Yes, bit of reality about life back then.
    Sting YES
    Along with Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.
    Man and a Woman...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    Will try tomorrow. Our local stone is relatively soft and can be cut with a hard toothed saw. All our doors and windows have cut blocks for the frames and corners of the building, with smaller stone...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    I have something similar, with angled 'toothed blades' running across the width. It is for facing soft stone.
  25. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    The Twini Moke was aimed at the army, but they passed on the idea. I did read a quick road test of one.

    My 2CV manual covered the twin engine Safari version. Never seen one.

    Drove a Moke from...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Yum
    How many did they make?
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    Re: Automobili Pininfarina Battista hyper GT

    I thought the whole point of electric cars was to 'save the world'.
    Not much of that on show here...
  28. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I got to use a CJ5 (?) for a Guinness Beer comercial. Plenty of grunt, if a bit thirsty on petrol. The director wanted it sand blasted to metal, so I had that done, along with the series Land Rover...
  29. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Celebrating it here too. But, finding a turkey this far before Christmas is not easy. legs an breast in the s/mkt bins, yes. Whole bird no. Local ethnic butcher (English) has a source and I am...
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    Re: Chartering a Sailboat in Greece

    Joe, while out there, I picked up a copy of 'Gates of the Wind' a guys experiences in the 60s around the Outer Sporades with the people and way of life. He eventually built a house over a bay and we...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Not uncommon to fit rubber strips that cover half the slot, meeting in the middle.
    Friend did that with his O/B well too.
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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    Footy? Yawn..

    That FIFA guy was off the wall with his ramblings. Especially with FIFA's history of corruption.
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    Re: Chartering a Sailboat in Greece

    We chartered a 46 Benateau out of the Sunsail fleet in the bay of Volos, then sailed to the Outer Sporades (think Mama Mia)
    Flew into a Military field, then bussed it to the village where the boats...
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    Re: Apology to All Brits

    Think I read that the only reason it lasted so long, was that it was popular in UK (cringe..)
    The bit I liked was the theme song, about everbody being 'good friends' When it was all about personal...
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    I always wonder why people want to modify boats that work well, when it is their first effort? If you have plenty of experience in designing and building,then, yes, have some fun on changes....
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Rabs, credit for my link on the YBF about the c/board goes to Edward Pearson.. I am Downwest there.
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    The 'awarding' of the WC to Quatar was obviously bent. No history of Footy and before they changed the timing, playing games in serious heat.
    Buying all sorts of celebs to promote it, who now are...
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    Re: Anybody else following the Route du Rhum?

    Bob sent a pic of Sam, looking somewhat bruised, but OK. Winch is being looked at by experts.
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    If they came clean and publicly apologised, it would be better PR.
  40. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    Like jpatrick, I just use mine for rough removal, before a hand plane. After years with a B&D model, very good. I just use cheepo ones from the big box store. But I do have a planer thicknesser that...
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    Re: Trump quote (wow!)

    Because he pandered to their lower instinkes and they fell for it. Despite their getting nothing for their support, they still cling to his lies. Bit depressing.
  42. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Agreed.
    I started a 21ft Dix design. It had a steel plate. But, a builder in UK used a wooden board with lead to bring it up to weight. Thicker, so profiled with a NACA section.
    Thinking similar, I...
  43. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Yes, but a NACA section would need to be a lot thicker to have any benefit with lift, so best just limit the turbulance by rounding (ovalizing) the leading and tapering the traling edges. No need to...
  44. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Yes, plain mild steel. A 2x1 mtr x10mm plate costs about 400 euro with tax. I might get it out of a half sheet with some of the sticky out bits welded on.

    Back when my father designed several...
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    Re: Creating 2 piece oars

    I saw the vid on here: https://www.offcenterharbor.com/tour/ but it was free back then. Now you have to sign up, but you could do the free trial...
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    Re: Creating 2 piece oars

    Thanks, the video was of a decription of Harry Bryon's small gaff cruiser on his offcenterharbour.com series.
  47. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    I am about to do one similar for a Sharpie 600.
    10mm thick and I can easily cut it out with my plasma.
    As for the profiling: The leading edge needs a section that will round it to 20mm back from...
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    Re: Creating 2 piece oars

    Local friend made some with a sort of scarf splice with each tapered end secured by a ring and a small bolt through the splice with a wing nut. We got the idea from a vid off a boat works site in...
  49. Thread: Home burial

    by Andrew2
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    Re: Home burial

    I forgot to tell the buyer of our last house that the owner before us buried his wife in the garden and planted a tree over her. Tree was flourishing...
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    Re: Anybody else following the Route du Rhum?

    Just seen that Sam Goodchild was injured by his winch handles and was taken off by helio.
    I know his father from years ago, so was taking an interest.
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