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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Hahaha, where's Andrew.:d
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    Re: Construction work

    Operating a trenching machine isn't exactly easy in itself. I used one to go 100 metres up our driveway through the gravel and base course for fibre cable. Needed a big lie down afterwards.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Somewhere we discussed Aorere and her different configurations over the years, particularly the efforts to make an old late 1880's to early 1890's boat competitive with the new gen boats and...
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    Re: Construction work

    I have the same theory although not with ditch digging particularly.
    It hurts quite a lot.
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    Re: Did global motor vehicle production peak?

    Regardless of immediate data , Vehicle manufacturers must be rubbing their hands together at the thought of the replacement of the worlds vehicle fleet at what, a third to half extra cost and the...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I've a few of those but missing a few too. I do have the tyre inflator( how did i get by before) and a nibbler. And the multi purpose cutting and sharpening and grinding thing.
    But what pray has...
  7. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I was quoting him as to pronunciation.. No auto correct involved.
    Try it ,and find your inner Londoner..
  8. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    We have a pretty serious dieback issue with conifers here too, often shelter belts and the like. The big concern being Kauri dieback.
    My close friends have lost an entire fenceline of Leylandi...
  9. Thread: Unusual hobbies

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Brewing beer at home ain't a hobby. Various friends do it and its serious and has a payday , of sorts.
    Did ya'll know its legal here to own a still and make yer own spirits too.....
  10. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Sometimes an old movie is worth watching because it just couldn't or wouldn't be done again without CGI, Like lawrence of Arabia, or perhaps some of the war movies, Catch 22 , even Apocalypse Now. Or...
  11. Thread: Chimaera

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    Re: Chimaera

    Spyker looks like a standard Mull 40/ 42 which were built here. They were short run production boats built by Eade over a number of years branded as Chico 40 or 42( 42 's hand an extended boarding...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Great aquisition.
    A winklemann photo of Waione came up a decade or so ago , at auction. I made it pretty clear I was going to have it and did get it , probably at a premium. But who cares.

    I...
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    Re: Does Hinckley still make sailboats?

    Hickley bought Morris. I knew this because I met some people with a very nice Morris 'sailboat' in the islands , it impressed me .
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    I had one like this, An Australian Falcon panel van .
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    It had a 302 Cleveland smog motor and 4 speed. Not very inspiring performance.
  15. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Yup, but no vans allowed.
    Or advertising.
  16. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    Interesting process...I've never worked with foam or glass apart from your basic boat cloth from time to time, maybe some patches on an old dinghy. Why the variation ? Won't one cloth do the whole...
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    Re: Chimaera

    Looks like a Firebrand. From memory, about 1964?
    edit.Firebrand built 64 launched 65.. this one is bigger and a year later than Firebrand. Shes a spitting image of a boat I know that lives here.
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Neat boat , I forgot to say. Lots of fun there.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    An original D type body buck for auction.
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    article at Silodrome.
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    The photos at the beginning of the thread are your resource, just start laying it out on the ground into standing and running rigging. Count the purchases in the photos , note the size of the blocks...
  21. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    Early Fords, mid fifties Chevys. I had a 55 when I met my wife to be , bought a 34 fordor, really wanted a 39 deluxe coupe( had one for a couple of years). Thought a 240 zed might be nice, got sick...
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    Re: Automobili Pininfarina Battista hyper GT

    The subject of all modern hatches or SUVs looking the same came up elsewhere and the same is true for supercars. The design evolution has meant they are all similar in appearance now. If I saw that...
  23. Thread: Tripteron!

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    Re: Tripteron!

    It ducks. Floats like butterfly.
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Dream car!
  25. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    More supreme court madness is all.
  26. Thread: Just got a 210

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    Re: Just got a 210

    Great boat, you're going to have fun with that.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    A photo sent me today of the last time we were out a month ago. Not much decent weather since.
    doddling along at 5 knots or so ..
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    I've been watching two friends boats heading back to NZ,...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    ^ Very moody..

    Stormy here today.
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    Re: War environmental damage: lead

    Got a painted house from the fifties or earlier? I have, 1910 in fact.. I would say its been burned off or sanded off perhaps 10 times minimum and most of that is lead based paint.
    Just a month or...
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    Re: Bought a new phone - after seven years

    The only thing I'm wary about the new stuff( I finally changed my 2015 tablet and 16 phone this year) is no memory card, makes me nervous.
  31. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    I had a look at that Cox clunker of a 12ft clinker I have the other day.
    Sure will look good when yer done.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Blink and you'll miss it.
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  33. Thread: 55 T-Bird

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    Re: 55 T-Bird

    Still in the family then!
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    Re: Apology to All Brits

    Have seen em back in the 80's or so . Its worth remembering that they're a feeder and some very good actors have started there, gone on to greater things.
    Guy Pierce for example , or Margot Robbie....
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    Re: 55 T-Bird

    I thought 56, but no T bird expert here.
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    Re: 55 T-Bird

    Suzanne Somers is the name that springs to mind..
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Good to see your name pop up , Chris.. glad to see it's all good for you.

    Yes Katherine, I've been wondering too why you don't take some time for yourself . I admire the drive but a reset can be...
  38. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    The Curlew system ( Carrs) as published in WB , works well .
    I used it for a number of years on Waione for a sail of about 120 ft. Basically it uses the topsail halyard as a jackstay to control the...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    How cool is that. A long way from Beach haven.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Another pheasant plucker's son in my way this am.
    followed him 20 metres up the driveway to the road before he mooched off.
    Unusual as he's a Golden pheasant.
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    Exactly. You beat me to it.

    I just read this...Hail in Fiji!
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Oh. Sad news.
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Most restomods seem to be running around on rubber bands for tyres, lowered so low they end up pussy footing around unless they're on the best of roads.
    I don't mind repowers and the like ,...
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    My take is they're on a push , and need to be nipped.
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    Congratulations to you both, what an achievement.
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    Bruce needs to get his act together, this place is under attack.
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    I watched the link. Pretty damn horrific.
    Jay , are you exposed to this?
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    Re: the lonely butcher boy

    The finest leather , ladies gloves and the like , was cured using a special component that once was harvested as a job. Yes, collecting the pure from the streets of London was a full time...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Fiji is a fantastic place with incredible people, we visited those same places except Mana, the weather didn't cooperate for us. I have the same feeling about New Caledonia, admiration for the...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Yes, Nicholas. 1996 I think. A very nice car and well looked after....They're very happy.
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