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  1. Re: Biggest amateur-built sub sinks—owner is suspected of killing passenger

    The torso was weighted down but apparently not enough.
    The whole incident took place in Danish waters close to Copenhagen.
  2. Re: Biggest amateur-built sub sinks—owner is suspected of killing passenger

    Apparently Ms Wall has been beheaded!

    This statement is from Swedish medical examiner Brita Zilg
    "The first method to identify a body is by teeth records because it's quick and cheap. But that's...
  3. Re: Biggest amateur-built sub sinks—owner is suspected of killing passenger

    The captain has now explained that there was an accident aboard the sub and that he held a burial at sea.
    He's charged with involuntary manslaughter with aggravating circumstances (my translation)....
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Over here the onus lies with the seller for a year if it's a company, it's up to the seller to prove that the defect wasn't in the product at the time of sale. Check your state's consumer protection...
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    Re: 12 ga cannon blanks

    Just another warning not to use plundered shotshells as blanks.
    Smokeless powder needs pressure to get proper burn rate which means that the wad might not even clear the barrel if fired without...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    A bit of caveat, those links have a tendency to change now and then so might get another post in the thread.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Helmet on, check!
    Safety first. Always!
    Y>

    Good work all around, when do you think she'll be launched?
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Looks like a good choice of colours.Y>
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    Re: Radar Reflector in mast - redux

    I seem to recall that the width (or length, my memory isn't what it used to be) should be relative to the radars wavelength
    The radar X-band lies between 1 and 1½" so a width of 1/4 to 1/2" should...
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    Re: Solar charging light electronics on board

    I have a cheap jump-starter and a 13W solar panel to charge it. Enough to charge phone, GPS and VHF and running lights at night.
    I've removed the cables, and added an extra cigarett socket so I can...
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    Re: leak in our folkboat just got worse?

    And I even checked the top post to see which one it was, and still got it wrong...
    I blame the anti-histamines
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    Re: advice sought on small boat trailer usage

    I have an uncanny feeling I've seen that picture before...
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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    Maid of Endor?
    I must have missed that thread


    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fd/b0/28/fdb028b997fcafe403c1f490714cb6fa.jpg
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    Re: advice sought on small boat trailer usage

    77 and still sailing a Laser. Respect!
    I gave it a try last summer, but I can't keep up anymore.
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    Re: leak in our folkboat just got worse?

    The Folkboat owners here in Sweden usually route out the seams to ½" or so and epoxy in a batten for a permanent fix. The setup is a skilsaw with two blades and guidepins
    But I'd check the timbers...
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    Re: Joining The Norwegian Coastal Federation Bodø

    Looks like it.
    Fantastic boats!
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    Re: advice sought on small boat trailer usage

    BY:D
    Sometimes, the solution is too obvious.

    Besides, you don't trailer the laser do you? We carried mine on a roofrack throughout me teens
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    Re: Ever built a Hookah?

    True, I misread that. It's when you fork out at depth you get all the problems. Typical scenario is if you attach two regs to one hose, if one diver then goes up that reg will starve the lower reg....
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    Re: Ever built a Hookah?

    This is where most non-SCUBA divers mess up. "I'm only going down 3 m, I do that all the time while snorkeling"

    What they forget is that at those 3 m they're breathing compressed air, when you...
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    Re: advice sought on small boat trailer usage

    I have rollers on my trailer and I simply pull the boat aft a bit and raise the front of the trailer, when the boat touches the ground I simply pull the trailer forward until the boat rest on the...
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    Re: A ukulele that fits through a kayak hatch.

    My uke is far from quiet :)
    But perhaps it's time to try out a hollow body, your version seems quite within my ability to make
    http://i43.tinypic.com/8wf3m8.jpg
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    Re: Ventilation versus Dehumidification

    +1
    You don't want too much difference in humidity
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    Re: 2 ?'S. Rust removal by electrolysis.

    I believe that horseshoe nails are soft iron, or more accurately, were soft iron. Dunno about today.

    I think that the purpose of specifically calling for these nails was that you didn't want an...
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    Re: 2 ?'S. Rust removal by electrolysis.

    Classic old timer hot bluing

    3 parts Nitric Acid
    2 parts Hydrochloric acid

    In this you dissolve iron nails (horseshoe nails) until the solution is saturated.

    Mix with destilled water in a...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Easily
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    Re: Recommendations for a Norway driving trip?

    I missed that, I think that you're better of on the Birger Jarl, when I stayed at the Chapman I felt like a midshipman.
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    Re: Recommendations for a Norway driving trip?

    If you're fine with a lower standard alternative, the Swedish Tourist Association runs the tall ship af Chapman as a hostel.
    ...
  28. Re: If a plan is enlarged 10%, what about sail area and ballast?.....

    No, sail area increases by 21%.

    But listen to Mr McColgin!
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    Re: Recommendations for a Norway driving trip?

    When in Stockholm, rent kayaks and paddle through the city.
    There's loads and loads of picturesque places to be found,
    I's fun to go through the locks from Mälaren out into the Saltsjön


    Don't...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Rip off a length of shop rag a bit wider than the hole and fold it over to 3-4 layers, drill a pilot hole and then put your folded fabric between the metal and the full size drill bit and drill...
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    Re: Lazy Weekend Canoe Build

    Use tinypics.com instead, flicker is... not user friendly would be one way of describing it
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    Re: A Flettner rotor freighter

    The Alcyon had turbosails, not rotors.
    More like a fat wing and I think there was some sort of fan inside the airfoil.
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    Re: A Flettner rotor freighter

    I can imagine there's a lot of gyro effect.
    Grab a bike wheel by the axle and have someone spin it up to speed. Then move around and feel what it does to your movements.
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    Re: A Flettner rotor freighter

    It's the same effect that makes a ball with backspin lift, this pic is from Wikipedia.

    The spinning object influences the air around it so that a force is generated from the side where the...
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    Re: Longest Stitch and Glue Boat

    Kinetic energy is calculated e = ½mv2 where m is mass and v is velocity, so the forces involved as the hull slams into the wave increases by a factor of four as speed doubles, at least theoretically....
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    Re: 12 volt supply for shop

    The jump box is the simplest solution, plus it will start your car should you ever forget the lights on.
    I have one and a small solar panel as the entire electrical system on my boat.
  37. Thread: basic equipment

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    Re: basic equipment

    If you need a whole lot of clamps.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Clamps-From-Plastic-Pipe/
  38. Re: windmill girls make wooden cat - fake fifties news but still funny

    And the ubiquitous British three wheeler, Mr. Toad would have felt right at home.
  39. Re: Linseed oil putty/white/red led putties and primers.

    Recipe for red lead primer:

    Mix 2 kg red lead oxide(Pb3O4) with a pint of water, stir daily for a week
    USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION AND GLOVES!

    The water is necessary for the later...
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    Re: Lithuanian mini tug build

    Are you referring to the taper?

    I read it as full width 3' from the end, then smoothly tapered down to 2/3 thickness 2' from the end, 1/3 thickness 1' from the end and then taper out to nothing...
  41. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    Pretty awesome!!
    Love that movie:d


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy2nAOdBUlw
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Yes, a twisting, rotating motion combined with the lengthwise stroking usually does it, don't forget lubrication!

    Aluminium is prone to clog the sandpaper otherwise.
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    You didn't by any chance try some sandpaper wrapped around the pipe and established that perfect snug fit by gently stroking the pipe with your exactly perpendicular bracket?
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    Re: Scandinavian Boat Construction

    I cant really see the scarf you're talking about above , but this is what I'd call a haklask
    What keeps the joint together is the acute angle of the "hooks" and the wedges that locks it tight

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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that dons his cap with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    I wish you both a truely wonderful year
    All the best!
    //A
  47. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    Very true, unless it refers to someone else going back home and then returning here which is an odd point of view to base a language on
  48. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    It's the exakt same phrase in Swedish so it doesn't sound odd to my ears. What would the proper phrase be?

    In Westron it's There and Back Again I suppose...
  49. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    Yes, indeed!
    She's the wooden ship that's sailed farthest north and south
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Looks like your going to have a snug Captain's cabin underneath the poop, just put in some windows and a pair of stern chasers
    :D
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