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    Re: too much of everything

    In every sense.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    As soon as I saw the Lola and without reading a single word,I thought somebody had been influenced by 2 stroke motorcycles.On further consideration I had to wonder why they didn't turn it horizontal...
  3. Re: Combatting Market Concentration: the beer industry

    Should CAMRA establish an American wing?
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    Re: How would you make this?

    I totally understand the desire for seating the cranse iron on a taper.As a sort of aside,have you given a machine shop a representative sketch and asked what it would cost to CNC mill from billet...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A Darmont that might appeal.

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    Re: Aeronautical trivia

    My grandfather was a signaller in WW1 and had several flights during which he transmitted brief messages back to others on the ground using morse code.Was that what you were referring to?
  7. Re: Switzerland: Live Lobsters earn protection

    An interesting tip about turning them upside down prior to boiling.On the rare occasions I have bought a live one its had ten minutes in the freezer prior to it's final swim.If I could find them,live...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Another FN.

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    Re: wood core rudder question

    I have seen worse sheathing jobs and they performed adequately.You should have a much greater chance of success with the next one and you will still have a viable spare.I normally use a screed of...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Another Fiat.

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  11. Re: You thought the statue of Robert E. Lee had a problem?

    The example I'm thinking of is a he....
  12. Re: You thought the statue of Robert E. Lee had a problem?

    They might have a fit if they ever visited one of the more celebrated statues in Brussels.
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    Re: A computer just for senior citizens.

    Not so many years ago my brother told me about an acquaintance of his whose mother in law had a computer that had become paralysed-I believe it ran Vista.I gave my brother a DVD of the Peppermint...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I like the description coined by Robin Miller about the Mount Rushmore of American racing drivers and Dan Gurney certainly justified his inclusion.This is from his era:

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Heres a new one,I don't remember an FN featuring earlier in the thread.

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    Re: How To Drive A Racecar (A Video)

    The Senna video has to be the Monaco qualifying lap-another google recommendation.
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    Re: First Land Rover

    Late in 2016 I was at an event at the NEC that I left in mid afternoon and as it was just a few miles away I took the short trip to the heritage centre at Gaydon.One of the first vehicles I saw was...
  18. Re: Installing hardware on replaced teak decks

    I would put reference marks on the GRP and note the distance and direction to the hole centres.If the new deck is already on place it might be too late now.
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    Re: Restore Your Britishness

    I have heard rumours that its now possible to find decent beer in the Americas.Has anybody got the habit of drinking it by the pint?
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    Re: Fanboy - Yup I got one

    My faithful Seiko has had at least eight new straps-I prefer leather-and maybe fifteen batteries and I see no reason to ever change it while it works.When the day comes,and I hope its a long way...
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    Re: Dakar 2018

    I used to watch the daily reports on Eurosport when it was held in Africa and it was not only interesting and evidently a challenge to all the competitors,but the commentators clearly enjoyed...
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    Re: wood core rudder question

    I have used one of those,and an adze,for the same purpose.I doubt you will ever regret the time and effort that you are putting onto this project-its nice to know you have the best possible piece of...
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    Ray Thomas R.I.P.

    I just learned that Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues has died.Since this forum is about wooden boats-here is his title track "From Mighty Oaks".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7QNB1Bnx7s
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    Re: Movie errors

    I have lost count of the number of times I've sat through a car chase on gravel tracks that has the tyres squealing.
  25. Thread: CNC Build

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    Re: CNC Build

    I can sympathise with the poorly translated manual.I read one that referred to using the machine's tool length sensor as "qualifying the tool".There were other linguistic oddities,but that one stuck...
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    Re: Tiny Electric Car-ish Transportation

    I don't know whether there are equivalent American regulations,but here in Europe we expect new cars not to do too much harm to pedestrians in the event of a collision and things like sharp edges and...
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    Re: CNC Build

    I have attempted to understand the distinction between point to point machines and nested based machines as to me they are all machines that ought to carry out the instructions conveyed by the...
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    Re: Tiny Electric Car-ish Transportation

    Renault make these and there are a few around.

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    Re: CNC Build

    Without knowing how much of a background the OP has in CAD use it may be difficult to give precise advice.Whether programming your own machine or sending the work to an existing business with a...
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    Re: Something every manager should read

    The best boss I ever had decided that he had spent enough time living thousands of miles from his wife and family and left.His replacement had been in more than twenty jobs in twenty two years and...
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    Re: I can't drive 55

    What would the likely fine be?Is it worth paying yourself for the thrill?
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    Re: Polar Bear Dip

    I think I will pass up the opportunity to join in.
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    Re: Bilge Sweetener...

    She seems to be fitting in well.
  34. Re: a question about Herreshoff's Reliance

    Thanks for the additional information,I did buy Temple to the Wind a few months ago and the urge to carve a half model began there.I found a set of lines and used the process of tracing over them to...
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    Re: Color change over time in Padauk

    I have worked a bit with padauk and never seen a more vividly red wood.Not for long though as it begins to turn brown after a few days and I doubt anything will prevent this.
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    Re: The nation of Holland

    For those who didn't follow the link I posted a while ago about the epic bonfire-this is a screencap from a little while ago.I understand it gets lit tomorrow and if I know the Dutch,the place will ...
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    Re: Two BMW's I would own....

    I have skimmed through this thread and have seen no mention of this model.Serious oversight.

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  38. Re: Hull Repair Assistance- 78 Ft sailing vessel.

    The only reason to part with 25,000 for this boat is if there is 40,000 scrap value in it.
  39. Re: You will note sugarbritches has been less than enthusiastic. . .

    A fishing rod might have been a better idea.
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    Re: The nation of Holland

    A splendid place and they build epic bonfires. http://www.scheveningenlive.nl/boulevard-webcam/
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    One thing the last few have in common is a bit of a shortage of brakes.This Sunbeam had a bit of stopping power but we have come a long,long way since then.

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    Re: Small boat pron.

    One of Keyhaven potterer's at Beale Park.

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    This one is a bit different,the same seating pattern was used in the much more recent Messerschmidt.

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Since we have established that Rob likes Bugattis and Peugeots,here are a pair for him-identical cars and different badges.

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  45. Re: a question about Herreshoff's Reliance

    The boat was broken up in 1913 I believe.The photograph on the Reliance Project's webpage is pretty clear about the grey portion of the keel.I doubt too many people delve into such obscure aspects...
  46. Re: a question about Herreshoff's Reliance

    After visiting a number of the Reliance Project's extensive site-the weather encouraged me to do so-I found a couple of images of the grey area on the fin keel and will do something similar when I...
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    Re: Towing with a small sedan

    This side of the Atlantic we would be entirely unbothered by the thought of towing with a Toyota Corolla,but 1000 lbs is enough to need to be sure about the brakes.Do you have to rely on the car to...
  48. Re: a question about Herreshoff's Reliance

    Those pictures certainly help to answer my original question.Additionally,they suggest to me that the ballast was internal,as otherwise the bottom should have a different coloured zone where any...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    The Ilmor-Mercedes took advantage of a rule loophole that permitted larger engine displacement for pushrod engines and it was a very smart move by Penske.The Judd reference puzzles me because I...
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    Re: anti flash white

    I suppose in some ways this was America's equivalent to the TSR2-even to the pivoting wing tips.
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