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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Forgot to add, these are extremely useful
    https://www.rapidonline.com/facom-fast-action-twist-handle-ratchets-532106
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chris, a bit late now, but next time you come across a some problem bolts, always go for the most difficult one first (a lesson learnt over many years of messing with mechanical stuff). "Special"...
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    Re: bicycles, an industrial design thread

    Rohloff have been tested and have been measured as 2-3% less efficient than standard rear mechs (in certain circumstances), weight is around 200g more than a high end conventional set up, neither of...
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    Re: bicycles, an industrial design thread

    Rohloff hubs are near legendary in their reliability, but all that un-sprung weight on a full susser doesn't make sense, much better to have the gears low down in the centre of the bike, also opens...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Click the link.
    It refers to the discovery of the oldest coloured molecules (from living organisms)
    They happen to be 1.1 billion years old. Not sure how they fit in with your ideas.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-44775531
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    Re: bicycles, an industrial design thread

    Been dreaming of a bottom bracket gearbox for years, rear mechs and wide rear cassettes make for weak wheels and its a stupid place for the delicate gear change in the mud and junk, shimano etc...
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    Re: bicycles, an industrial design thread

    Round the world on a penny farthing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUbrh0Ac29M

    and something more fitting for a wooden boat forum ...
  9. Re: Need Recommendation for Wooden Boat Surveyor in the UK (Cornwall)

    David Cox of Penryn.
    Taught me at college, but don't mind that. He's highly regarded.
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Books are gone, got my eye on a new SUP and some new Kites
    Play nice
    Cheers
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Don't worry Tom, the all or nothing is what I do, always have. I still have the paddle board and looking for another, I'll pick up kitesurfing again as well, now the weather is warming up, i have a...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Thought these would have been snapped up. Looks like the charity shop is getting some new stock.
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    I have, time to focus on something else, I've spent too long clutching to an idea that just doesn't seem to work out for me. Just want rid of the reminders littering the house. Plenty of other...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Will do
    Do you want any tools or books, they'll be going to a charity shop soon
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Oh well looks like I'm out of the running for her.
    Time for a change of focus (difficult trying move on from lifetime ambition, but I know when I'm beaten).
    Anyone want a collection boat books,...
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    Re: New Car Rant.

    Got that auto stop feature on my land rover 110, only problem is you never know when it will stop, and it rarely starts again after. One plus point, its got plenty of room in the back for all the...
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    Re: English ship terms, jekt

    Here were ours, had the same on the stern (first picture I could find).
    Another version which I have seen, have a hole through the centre which are used as fairleads, I made one ready for fitting to...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    The yard seem very keen to be rid of her, if the new owners want to her to remain there (short term), they must have detailed plan of works (to be expected) and the yard want a much higher fees than...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Thanks once again
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    This place will be the first to find out if I succeed, the Mrs will find out shortly after.
    Invites for assistance will follow:d
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Yes she was moved there without an engine from somewhere local, but no longer available.
    Tommy's yard is in Gloucester, not too far away but tricky to get to, up the Severn estuary and then up the...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    So to sum it up.
    I love the boat.
    She is in good shape.
    She is too expensive.
    She needs a lot of work and quite a bit of money. Work is work (its a wood boat, of course its work), money I can...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Rumars, no need to apologize and no offense taken at all, your comments are greatly valued. As per the title of the thread says "talk me out of it"
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Thanks for the reply and I appreciate your comments. I have put a very quick estimate (time and money) together to get her first, suitable to live on (its almost there already), then mobile, followed...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Danish 62' Loa 18' Beam 10' draft Around 90 ton
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Rumarrs Thanks for taking the time to challenge me. As you will see I have some answers, but some are still open and the sticking points for me. I'll answer in bold in your original post as it's...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Therein lies the problem, I'm a tinkerer, maker of things etc etc everything I've ever done I've ended up making stuff to do it, as kid when I got into BMX's as well as racing, I used to fix mine and...
  29. Re: Welders! Give me a crash course on TIG welding!

    You may have lift tig start on it, the tungsten has to be in contact with the work piece, hit the trigger button and lift the torch, the machine senses when you lift off and starts the arc.
    This all...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    At the moment, and for lack of any where better to go, but I work from home so can go anywhere nearish to airports/ train /decent roads. Cornwall would be ideal if it wasn't 3 hours from the nearest...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    You lot really aren't helping in putting me off the idea:D

    5L3 is a bit big they're about 8' long with the gearbox, a 6LX would do nicely though. While she was originally built as a motor boat,...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    Over 40, try to avoid borrowing money, working on boats is almost as good as playing on them for me. Living working and travelling on a boat is all part of the same thing.
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    I know the commitment required, this will be our third ex trawler, in my mind she fits perfectly, good size for a family home, and enough wood to keep me busy mentally and physically. Financially...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    The hull was recently re-planked with Iroko along with several frames replaced at the same time, even more recently she has had a new purpleheart keel fitted.
    The shipwright who currently owns her...
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    That's the problem, she is almost perfect in my mind
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    Re: Somebody talk me out of it

    She won't fall for that one again!!!!
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    Somebody talk me out of it

    Been after one of these for as long as I can remember, needs a bit of work, little things like engine, stern gear and rudder etc but the hull is good
    Boatyard doesn't want it there anymore.

    My...
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    Building an MFV in 1945

    A short film of Rye boatbuilders
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnGzFpCBeFw&feature=share
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    Re: Researching and planning your yacht

    Funny you put up a picture of Vega (what a great vessel), I think Vega has evolved over the many years of ownership and living on board, I doubt that was the first, second or third go at that tool...
  40. Re: MIT Is Building The Most Powerful Superconducting Magnets For an Amazing Cause

    I've seen the results of plasma instability inside the Tokamak, ripples in the Inconel walls, quite pretty, but I'm just a clanky who used to (I stress used to) make bits for them and fit them. the...
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    Hopefully not, but probably not far off, however saying that, we've only been flying just over 100 years.
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    Ah I see, but they have to be hot for it to work i.e several million degrees C and they can still get meaningful results from the instruments used, they even have film taken by the In vessel camera...
  43. Re: MIT Is Building The Most Powerful Superconducting Magnets For an Amazing Cause

    Funny, I've spent many hours inside Tokamaks between running fusion reactions, and one of the reactors has been in use since 1985. It's not that "hot" (radioactive) in there, certainly less than the...
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    Re: Italian Rescue Dogs

    Newfies are known for it, they'll plod along all day. They also swim with more of a breast stroke than regular doggy paddle. Their webbed feet are like paddles as well.
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    Re: Italian Rescue Dogs

    They certainly are, our little pooch on our old boat and doing a bit of water rescue training, towing the boat back to shore.
    Apparently the Italians have trained their Newfies to tow a 30 man life...
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    Re: A Solid Rappel Anchor

    Big debate over on a climbing forum i visit. Conclusion is, its nowhere near a steep as it appears, as mentioned previously look at the trees in the background, also the way the rope hangs etc.
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    She is quite pretty, I doubt she'll get much interest though. Seems to be a lot of good ex working boats for sale at the moment, for not a lot of money. This...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Seeing as you've nearly finished Kate here's another one to keep you occupied:D...
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    Re: Can Cetol save my (boat's) sole?

    Perhaps Coelan would be an option for clear coating
    http://www.coelan-boat.com/home
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    Re: Identify this head?

    Baby blakes can be had for the bargain price of $7500 new over here in the UK, but you can usually pick them up second hand for 50, often found out the back of boatyards in the junk pile. We threw...
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