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    Re: My engine is bigger than yours

    Thanks for that, makes perfect sense Y>
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    Re: My engine is bigger than yours

    Guaranteed not photo-shopped, photo took in Qatar. Four 350 hp, 1400 hp total. If you forget to untie it, you take the dock to sea :d

    The outer port- and starboard motors have slightly shorter...
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Todd, your comments are appreciated. I always wipe any surfaces that I cover in epoxy with acetone first (as recommended by the epoxy supplier) to get it free of any surface contaminates. Is this a...
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Thanks Ian, I feel better about this now
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Absolutely
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Many thanks for all the responses guys. I like the idea of experimenting with a small portion of the ply with a proper mix, to see what happens. These are both internal surfaces (forward cabin...
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    Re: Spitfire and Vampire

    Beautiful photo. When I was at school in the seventies me and my friends would cycle over to the Air Force base in Zwartkops where they had a static display of a Spitfire and a Vampire at the gate,...
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    Epoxy brain failure

    This is embarrassing, but it is what it is :d

    I recently bought epoxy in a 4 kg resin / 1 kg hardener ratio. A few weeks later I bought the same brand in a 1 kg resin / 0,25 kg hardener ratio. You...
  9. Thread: Yacht drawings

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    Re: Yacht drawings

    Nice little small boat design by Dudley Dix (Ex South African, by the way) :ycool: Drawn for Gaff or Marconi rig.

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  10. Thread: Sick

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    Re: Sick

    Apparently this was also done with a chain saw

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    Re: World Cup Thread

    Will definitely watch the Aussies vs Ireland. SA is also playing England in the second test this afternoon
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    Re: Breaking the rules, Balkan ShipYards.

    Great stuff!
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    They make a 701 single cylinder as well. Must kick a bit when idling :D See the pic on post 4268
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    Re: Museum Buildings Themselves

    The museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. I really liked it.

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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Husqvarna had a 401 and 701 cc, both singles

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    V8 427 cu Ford Cobra in this bike

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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Based on a Honda 70 CC motor, I think

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    Lambretta 175 CC

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    I couldn't work out what they were trying to achieve with the header pipes on the CBX, it just appears totally haphazard
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Very clean Water Buffalo 2-stroke

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    I wasn't to crazy about this BMW

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    I don't recall what this was but it comes standard with the oil leak
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    I see, let me try and figure it out :confused:
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Very clean Water Buffalo 2-stroke

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    I wasn't to crazy about this BMW

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    I don't recall what this was but it comes standard with the oil leak
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    I was at a Bike Festival at Kyalami over the weekend. Photos from my phone, so not all that great. Some very nice bikes, and some hideous ones.

    Customised BMW NineT. I thought it looked good
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    Re: How is everyone camping?

    We use this

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    That looks like this when it is pitched

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    I don't normally tow with that car, because this is what happens :D I had an accident with my 4-wheel drive and we had to...
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    This is supposed to be at the SA Bike Festival this weekend, I'll try and get a better photo

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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    It appears to be a V-Twin, so why are the exhausts on different sides for the street and track versions?
  24. Thread: Prøn

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    Re: Prøn

    Off the coast of Namibia if I remember correctly.
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    I remember those. In the late 70's in SA the last word in 50cc bikes were Zundapp and Kreidler. I had a Yamaha RD 50 from age 16 (the youngest age you could legally get a license), and it did a...
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    Thanks Dave, Snake Valley and Zwarkops AFB is just about 5 km down the road from my house. We had two other flying Spitfire here in SA. One was damaged in a crash in around 2000. The other flying...
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    5 hours in a Spit? If I didn't see your previous thread I'd say you you were bulls***** :d
    Doesn't matter what I (or anyone except for an astronaut) does, that is a trump card.

    Please enjoy and...
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    That just looks perfect!
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    I have both. Shrapnel scars from a Pomzet anti-personnel mine on my chest and hip, and one on my shoulder from a bike accident in the 80's. So I put some ink over the shoulder scar. Now it looks and...
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    What have you been up to this week?

    I was doing the annual Sani2C adventure race in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands from Wednesday to Friday with my son. It is a multi stage MTB event starting at Sani Pass in Lesotho, ending at Scottburgh...
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    Re: Here’s to Peter Sibley...

    I don't like overusing the word, but fabulous thread is appropriate in this case
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    Re: Got stone?

    Great Zimbabwe ruins

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    Re: Meet the new family member

    Staffordshire Terrier
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    Re: London to Paris by Air!

    At 8:01, are they being passed by a boat? :D Maybe they are turning towards it, and it is an illusion.
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    Re: motor yacht pron

    By god, what an extraordinarily beautiful thing. It lifts your spirits to look at it. How open-sea capable is it? The side decks seem a little low, and there must be an awful lot of windage, the...
  36. Thread: hookers

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    Re: hookers

    This is my background on my laptop. I think the photo came from someone here on the site. Can't remember who.

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    Re: Isn't This one of those S***hole Countries?

    It is not black people being threatened with having their properties expropriated without compensation, or their throats cut. If it ever comes to that (which I very much doubt, but who knows?), it is...
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    Re: Isn't This one of those S***hole Countries?

    You may also ask what Elon Musk is doing ;)
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    Re: how I can get a dhow ride in Dubai

    Done

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8b/82/85/8b828593e75b719b29f9fd24396b4ba4.jpg
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    Re: BMW motorcycle factory video. Must see.

    Indeed. I thought I could excuse that error by saying it is not available in South Africa, but that would be another error. :d After Googling I found a few for sale here.
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    Re: BMW motorcycle factory video. Must see.

    Great video. Y> Just to be picky, at around 17:50 is a six cylinder engine, certainly not an RR, or any other bike engine BMW makes. There is also a boxer twin in there earlier. A friend of my son...
  42. Thread: Backyard birds

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    Re: Backyard birds

    These photos were not taken in my backyard, although we had one living in our garden for a couple of months a few years ago, but I think the neighbourhood got a little to busy. It is an African Eagle...
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    Re: WW2: British AVRO Lancaster Heavy Bomber

    If you have an hour to spare you could spend it more frivolously than watching this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCemSU7kAdc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkPC7Jwfgh0
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    This was the one one being built for the Emir. I could not get any closer than this, there were some serious security arrangements.

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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Stitching looks quite similar. There most likely have been some cross-pollination between India, the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf.
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Interesting oars on this one

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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Not a great photo, but it does help to get an idea of the size and general lay-out of this boat

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    From the bow was a better photo

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    Another one
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    Re: aviation art and photography

    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/99/06/f4/9906f4d4bfc055e8856e188f54b18fe6--mirage--military-aircraft.jpg
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    Re: aviation art and photography

    SAAF Mirage F1 CZ

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f1/c5/3b/f1c53b19d4d354e69d9bb07578ad8860.jpg
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    I haven't Peter, but it looks like I should. I spent a lot of time in the boatyards while I was working in Qatar, really interesting. I have some photos somewhere of one being built on the beach, but...
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