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  1. Re: Thoughts on sailing without a "lifeboat"?

    I just docked today from a 3-day cruise of Georgian Bay, with my daughter. The official water temp at the S. Buoy was 3C.

    We towed the 10 ft punt I designed. It tows easy, dry, has NEVER been a...
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    Re: 36 cylinder, water cooled, 5000 HP.

    The sleeve-valve Sabre was supposed to be simpler in concept due to no poppet-valves. But moving sleeves inside of cylinders, and pistons inside of sleeves, and trying to keep the oil-burn down to a...
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    Cougar Kills Cyclist

    http://www.timescolonist.com/cyclists-tried-to-scare-cougar-but-it-attacked-killing-1-1.23308494

    Even in animals, there is a bell-curve.
  4. Re: Even sailboats are now drawn with a straightedge

    Not enough masts.
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    Re: Lee Valley Bilge Appliance

    I'd like a version for paint.
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    On Drake we use shockcord to gather up the mainsail and the mizzen once they are lowered. The cord is pulled from one side of the boom, over the sail, and then hooked on the other side. The hooks...
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    http://hadfield.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/drake-at-dock-may-2018.jpg
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    Re: Cuban 737 crashes on takeoff

    This is a far better site than CNN, or any other network, for aviation accidents.

    http://avherald.com/h?article=4b8bfb2d

    So far there is zero data to construct a likely scenario.
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    Re: No Singing at the Cottage

    "You can tell me that I should not sing,
    But don't tell me I can't."
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Ron, right, I don't know when I'm going to be able to pick it up. But no panic. They're at least a couple of weeks away from setting the moorings out. All the chains and such need to be inspected.
    ...
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    No Singing at the Cottage

    https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/singing-whistling-yelling-banned-on-muskoka-lake-1.3934676

    Actually, I support no tree-shakingly-loud stereo systems. I loathe the disco thumpa-thumpa-thumpa that...
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    Re: Country music?

    Grandma's Feather Bed?
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    Re: Forest of Flowers

    Their life-cycle is involved with ants, which transport the seeds underground.

    They are a fragile flower. They get their year's energy in the 2 weeks between when their leaves emerge, and the...
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Thanks! And you know, in a wooden boat, it tastes fine out of a porcelain cup.
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    I think so, John. It was running fine when I put it away. And turns OK by hand on the pulley. The electrical shop said they identified the problem and think they can repair it.
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    Forest of Flowers

    Trilliums -- they carpet our woods this time of year.

    http://hadfield.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Trilliums-at-peak.jpg
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    She went in quickly this year. I found no rot, and did only minimal cosmetic work.

    The typical river ran through it for the first 2 hours, then it tightened up well -- and that was with no...
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Looks better now!

    http://hadfield.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/drake-afloat-2018.jpg
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    Re: Ronald Reagan

    He was an actor. He was acting.

    It was a role.

    He did it very well -- he understood totally the theater implicit in politics.

    "Honey, I forgot to duck."
  20. Re: Boat storage-mosquitos and mineral oil

    Hang on. Pour in a couple of gallons of car anti-freeze.

    There will be no mosquitos.
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    Re: ready to start astronaut training.

    There will be alcohol on spaceships when they are privately owned.
  22. Re: If one truly wants to cut down the number of abortions:

    The Y chromosome is Imperative. No hypothetical penalty is going to make the guy do his zipper back up.

    But what John says is practical.
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    Re: Another aircraft window failure

    Ouch. If the window broke because of improper installation, and I was the Captain, I hope I'd have the fortitude to scream bloody murder.

    But every outfit has Politics, and History. And Location.
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    Re: MH 370-Murder/suicide?

    Yes, but very small quantities.

    My guess has always been an inflight fire that knocked the people out, but did not cause an engine to fail.
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    Re: MH 370-Murder/suicide?

    Still doesn't explain the lack of floating bits.
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    Re: scarf for 17` 1x12?

    There are lots of sawmills in Quebec. I'd try to search one of them out.
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    Sorry, I can't post photos on the Internet using a mini iPad. My finger-ends are too clumsy.
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    This airframe is from your neck of the woods, D.

    http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/420/Spit-Bits.aspx
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    Re: The Slash: Canada - USA border

    I've seen that cut-line from the air. It used to be a good cross-check on the INS. You were at 49 North.
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    Flew 5 hours in a Spitfire.

    Then 3 days getting Drake ready to launch. She goes in, gently, inch by inch, in a couple of hours.
  31. Re: Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    Also, empty the computer's Clipboard. And clear out the internet cache of cookies and whatnot.
  32. Re: How a backyard pendulum saw sliced into a Bronze Age mystery

    Men have the Y chromosome. It's for tools. And guns. And throwing things. And heavy drinking.

    But that's all it's for.
  33. Re: Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    Reboot.

    Mine does it too. But if I plug my little Bose speaker into it, no problem.
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    Re: Haunting Melodies

    Earworm? Don't start humming the A and W Rootbeer song...
  35. Re: Where are the black and hispanic people?

    Where are the Blacks and Hispanics here?
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    Re: Chain saw

    I do it freehand, about 4 swipes every 3rd tank of gas. It isn't hard. Just copy the angle that is marked on the top of the tooth, plus the up-and-down angle as well.

    The saw should be working...
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    Re: Removing masking tape

    Well if you leave the tape on for 3 days, and then pull it straight up, it'll help strip the old paint off the hull.
  38. Poll: Re: How many of you have a tattoo / are willing to show it?

    Ordinarily, no. Wouldn't consider it. But to commemorate something remarkable, then maybe.
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    Re: Lt Gen Thomas McInerney (Ret.)

    Illuminati? Piffle.

    But, The Committee...
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    Re: Removing masking tape

    Yes indeed. Hand-braced, or hands, good paint at the right consistency, and make a smooth clean line.

    I put anti-foul on Drake's water-line today. There is a scribed line on the planks. Tape...
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    Re: Lt Gen Thomas McInerney (Ret.)

    Yeah, fine, political stuff, yadda-yadda -- but can he land in a crosswind! That's the real test!
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    Re: Choose your tattoo artist wisely?

    Who the heck would commission one of these, and then NOT keep an eye on what's going on?

    Stupidity, documented, forever, on your own skin.

    Tatto Removal -- that's the business to be in.
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  43. Thread: Upstaged

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    Re: Upstaged

    Hang in there Bob. It's just pump repair in an old hull. You'll both get through it.

    You'll be on the water in no time.
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    Re: Professional pilots.

    Fuel is also good.

    Unless you're on fire.
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    Re: Removing masking tape

    Buy cheap masking tape, leave it on the deck in the sun for a week, and there you have it -- a permanent, inexpensive, non-skid deck covering.
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    Re: Cheap Sandpaper

    There is no such thing as cheap sandpaper.
  47. Re: The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

    Grand aircraft, in every way.

    I sure hope Kermit Weeks flies his Sunderland some day...
  48. Re: Watch out you young Canadians who go to the USA

    87 mph?

    I only go that fast on a runway.

    And doing it a foreign country?

    The driver gets zero sympathy from me. In fact I would buy the cop a coffee.
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    Re: Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    Don't ALWAYS use a "bigger hammer". But sometimes it is the solution.
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    Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    Nearly all modern paint dries too fast. You can't keep a wet edge going, and end up painting in separate "lands" which are visibly distinct.

    This is a handy property on a moist cloudy day when...
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