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    Re: hurdy gurdy man

    These chaps are extraordinary live:


    https://youtu.be/1yQsDr0ZZp4?list=OLAK5uy_lcSWru3YTdyBIH6mXXAZ9eXhk pnI_h8dk
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    Re: Pete Goss's new wooden cruising boat

    I do love the thinking behind the AS series of boats, especially the 29 but can't help thinking (without wishing to be too controversial) that Goss brings so much more actual hardcore sailing...
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    Re: Pete Goss's new wooden cruising boat

    I love how modest it is - he knows exactly what he wants to do and has not been tempted by excess in any form. Looks comfortable too.
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    Pete Goss's new wooden cruising boat

    Interesting new wooden cruising boat...


    https://youtu.be/BeEx8NL6Y1M
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    Re: Best British shows

    For me the absolute high spots of the last few years are Detectorists and Fleabag. Nothing else really comes close.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    No, the Yamaha TDR 250 picture-quoted in my post.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    It is a two stroke.
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    Re: Yet another ID this airplane thread.

    The pic is there, you just have to click on an arrow to see the 2nd of 2 images.
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    Re: Yet another ID this airplane thread.

    It seems that it is indeed a PBM Mariner. The image appears in a Smithsonian magazine article with the caption:

    "In January 1943, a Martin PBM Mariner receives dual Navy and Pan American Airways...
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    Re: Yet another ID this airplane thread.

    PBM Mariner?
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    Re: Pedal Cat design

    Remarkably, after years of procrastination I am actually building (or rather assembling) a Pattino-like catamaran. Can't talk about it here though because it won't have an ounce of wood in it.
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    Will be an interesting thread. What is your reference for thinking 'the maximum length for navigating rivers in the UK is 5m'?

    There are other practical considerations such as getting on and off...
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    Re: Transom Mounted Sail/Rudder rig

    Nothing wrong with the CofE being aft as long as the CLR follows suit, the Venetians have been doing it that way for centuries:
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    One conclusion I have come to over years of musing is that once a small boat has a sailing rig its needs immediately become dominant and render everything else a poor second. It is really...
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    Re: Sculling oar length

    The French seem to be at the vanguard of this kind of thing. I highly recommend a copy of this book and a hefty session with google translate if necessary. There is also a website...
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    Re: summer heat

    Yes, way off - seems to have been the victim of a graphic designer who wanted to line things up nicely.
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    Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    Prius was no surprise. I did 169000 miles in mine with the only failure a taillight bulb.
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    I notice that Blue Robotics have finally launched their new, larger, thruster after some covid related delays. The 'T500' is a 24V, 1000W ROV thruster that is also targetted at use in small craft. ...
  19. Re: Question for the Brits concerning Elizabeth Regina

    What makes you so sure she doesn't take the train?
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    I think this is fascinating design area. Have you looked at some of Matthew Layden's later boats such as Enigma and Elusion (and even Sand Flea)? They were built for inland/coastal waters and...
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    Re: cool Gyro-Copter video

    Do tractor autogyros like the sweet little Pitbull below suffer from the same 'powered push over' problems that can be an issue with pushers with high thrust lines?
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    Re: cool Gyro-Copter video

    Fascinating stuff, thank you.
  23. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    The latest Gartside collaboration is just delightful. I have always loved the way the Vivier Seil sits on the water and this seems that it may have a similar quality. Tremendous.
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    Sorry, I haven't been through the whole thread but has this one come up?

    https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-n46z22rt03/product_images/uploaded_images/rigging-1.jpg
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    Re: Length of tug and barge cables

    It is while ago so my memory may be hazy (it was all centred around the aftermath of the Braer incident) but there was a move towards emergency towlines permanently stored in containers welded to the...
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    Re: Length of tug and barge cables

    The ones I was working on were for harbour and escort tugs rather than coastal towing so shock absorption was not really an issue. The low stretch was liked by skippers since it helped with precise...
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    Re: Length of tug and barge cables

    Yes, I was involved in the development of some of the first Dyneema towlines and they were a revelation. The low stretch Dyneema core had a polyester overbraid which protected them from abrasion and...
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    Re: RIP James Wharram

    Sad indeed but what a life.
  29. Re: BROTM Did the Boeing 737 Max 8 change the game this much?

    I doubt it, it is the product of a rotten engineering culture.
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Once the canoe is moving forward the bow paddler will have less influence on the steering than the stern paddler because they will be seated closer to the pivot point.
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Melanesia seems to have precious little freeboard with any more than 1 aboard. Lovely lines though.
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    Now that things have taken a Mediterranean swing may be the BCA Demco catalogue is worth a look?

    http://www.bcademco.it/EN/piani.html#4

    http://www.bcademco.it/img/catalogo/rustica.jpg
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    Sorry, yes I was unduly cryptic. You already have a link to it but I found it in the 'new designs' section which is worth a check from time to time.

    I do wonder what the outboard well will be...
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    I notice that Selway Fisher have a new design that might fit the bill:



    LOA
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    Beam
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    Re: Best Rock concert you have attended?

    The Who, Wembley Arena
    Man, Sheperds Bush Empire
    Isaac Guillory, Putney Half Moon
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    Re: Electric vehicles; why rear wheel drive?

    VW id3 and id4 are RWD (or AWD)
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I lived near Venice for a number of years and spent many happy days rowing around the places he visited. I think his video captured the wonderful atmosphere of the place very well, especially...
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    Re: birdlike aircraft

    Fortuitous angle though - the plan view is completely different.
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    Re: birdlike aircraft

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Rumpler_Taube_monoplane.jpg
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    You are particularly good at mounting stuff so I suspect you will come up with a more elegant solution to what I am about to suggest...

    Electric outboards won't mind if they are upside down so I...
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    I don't know why but I really like the whipstaff steering on Wayward.

    I suspect that a lightweight electric outboard mounted on a more conventional, narrower, transom would be a much simpler and...
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    Re: Lessons learned from Shellback capsize

    It always shocks me how many venerated boats are, in my opinion, poor and incomplete designs with almost no thought given to capsize behaviour and self rescue.
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    Re: Capsize test ocean rowboat

    If you use the icon that looks like movie film you can show it directly. Pretty boat but that self righting ability looks quite marginal even with those fenders lashed to the cabin roof. Might be...
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    Yes, I have read in a few places that the flexible panels really suffer with heat when stuck to surfaces (apart from maybe the 'CIGS' panels which seem more resistant to it).
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    Re: My ridiculously small trimaran

    Looks like a fun boat. You might enjoy looking at some of the varied thinking in the Italian 'Diecipiedi' ('10 foot') class, they have been exploring similar ideas for a few years now with mono,...
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    I wonder if this, scaled up (well, pretty much double in size), with a cute wheelhouse/cuddy could look decent? I am having weird thoughts of cuddy/cabin structure where solar panels form the roof...
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    Re: Sculling Fun in France

    Here is an example of a K1 sprint over 200m. The winning speed was 11.1 knots (from a standing start)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U8IvUUpEWc
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    Re: Sculling Fun in France

    That's pretty good - the world record K1 sprint over 200m is 11.3 knots.
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    I always thought the UK was one of the more conservative places as far as workboat design was concerned but I have been surprised how quickly catamarans, both displacement and planing have become...
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    Re: Sculling Fun in France

    Yes,while congratulating yourself on your core strength improvement!

    I have been looking at some articles on these boats via the miracle of Google Translate and they are claiming some pretty...
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