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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    I regard Jamesie Cotter as one of the best comic creations of the last forty years.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    The OP seems to have gone very quiet in the last couple of days.I do hope for his sake that he hasn't decided to ignore the advice offered here because the seller says "Its nothing".If it really was...
  3. Re: Help advice needed please! Getting a wooden Mirror dinghy back out on the water

    It isn't too hard to peel glass tape that has been laminated with polyester resin.Fortunately this kind of loading is rarely applied while sailing.
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    Re: Building A Scow Moth.

    Much closer to being a functioning boat now.My choice of colour would e something highly visible from a distance,just in case......
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    Re: Happy birthday to Katherine…

    Have a great day and try to keep the next 364 equally wonderful.
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    Re: StarLink

    Not to mention most of East Anglia.
  7. Re: Help advice needed please! Getting a wooden Mirror dinghy back out on the water

    Be cautious with the heat gun.If the paint isn't actually flaking off,you may not need to do anything as radical as stripping it.A good sanding to key the surface for a fresh coat may be...
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    Re: If you travel…

    Even that didn't go to plan,my new passport is black.It reminds me to mourn what we lost,as if I needed to.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    After an Elva and a Lola we might as well have a Chevron B70.I think they must turn up at just about every circuit in the uk at some time of the year and in various categories.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    That has all the hallmarks of a neglected boat.Unless a reliable surveyor gives it the OK you should walk away,or even run away.I've witnessed several instances of enthusiastic amateur restorers...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    I may well be wrong but I have a strong feeling that the curve of areas will be much fuller at the stern.Which makes me imagine a lot of green water climbing over the bow,unless a bit more flare is...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    It may save you a bit of work if you don't rebate the edges of the washboards.A bevel is quite sufficient and only needs to run downhill n the aft face.A folding stay on the hinged hatch might be...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Its even longer since we had a Ballot.

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Trevor Fiore,now there's a name that rung bells.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Excellent advice on the process and the correct size clearance holes.
  16. Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    Over here we would look on this Osprey on it's trailer as nothing out of the ordinary,LOA is 17'6".

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    Lights typically are mounted on a board that...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Hopefully,at this point,you will have picked up one of the less severe variants.You may be lucky enough to have a light infection for a day or two,let's hope so.
  18. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    I find it hard to believe that nobody else watched "the Graduate".

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I don't remember an Elva appearing previously and they used to be a very popular racer.

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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    Get back to us after you have replaced a gearshift cable or re-packed the stern gland.....
  21. Re: Jews and non-christians are not part of the conservative movement

    Do you ever wonder whether in the translation from the original language there might have been the odd occasion when a slightly ambiguous piece of writing was translated to the advantage of the sect...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Having put in more than 2000 slot head screws in a single day with a pump screwdriver,I don't see a problem with only 100 or so,but it isn't my project.Silicon bronze has never been cheap or easy to...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    It may be a bit late to get concerned abut the frames not lining up and it won't make any practical difference anyway.The mast step moving around is a cause for concern and needs to be fixed.I would...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I agree about epoxy and not only for these reasons.One of the standard methods of breaking an epoxy bond is to heat it to 95 deg C and molten lead is well above this temperature.I wouldn't be too...
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    The plastic universal joints are simple and reliable.What you may need to do is to use a tubular tiller extension or an adaptor with a tubular end section.I use a similar joint,with a braided line...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I've never made a plywood mould for casting lead and can't therefore give a definitive answer.My instinct is that the glue in ordinary plywood may not be all that great and may well give out before...
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    Re: On statistics and causality

    As the old saw goes over here-"If all the economists in the world were laid end to end,they still wouldn't reach a conclusion".
  28. Re: Monster, well a small monster from the deep.

    Were it not for that final image I might have thought it was a John Dory.

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    Re: The most vile food

    My understanding is that the material for the andillette originates quite a way "downstream" of the tripe and picks up the nasty odour from what is close to the exit.
  30. Re: MAGA Hatters across the country are praising President Biden!

    I wish we had a decisive Prime Minister like that,actually a functioning Prime Minister would be quite nice at the moment.Even then I don't suppose anything much would happen because the government...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I don't remember an Isuzu featuring on this thread previously and this one is from the late 1960's.

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    Re: The most vile food

    Oysters,andouilette sausage and haggis are on the list of things I don't feel any need to sample again.Tripe I don't mind occasionally and whelks with garlic mayonnaise were surprisingly good.
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    Re: Pastor robbed…

    It gives the lie to the notion of honour among thieves.
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    Re: Alain de Cadenet RIP

    Bumping this thread because I found a link to a good obituary https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/articles/obituaries/playboy-racer-with-a-love-for-le-mans-alain-de-cadenet-obituary .The Elvis link...
  35. What a way to celebrate an imminent 100th birthday!

    Our local TV news this evening featured a spirited lady who is coming up to her century and wanted to do something to mark the occasion....
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    Cam cleats!
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    Re: The view from my window

    Do you need a hatstand?
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    Re: Green Crab Flavored Whiskey

    A recommendation for Tom,if you ever find yourself in NW France and have the chance to sample Calvados it might well appeal.They have been making apple based spirits for a long time and the pear...
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    Re: Paddy Hopkirk RIP

    It probably accounts for the use of the Cooper name to this day on most Minis.Sad to see a motorsport legend pass on but he outlasted a lot of contemporaries from that much more dangerous era in...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A close cousin,and these days unbelievably valuable. https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/classic/history/coupe-300-slr/

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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Some good points in Edward's post.A good number of professional finishers over here use 2 pack and spray it.A look at the wooden decks of some of the boats at the annual dinghy show soon indicates...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    A light shower began about an hour ago,first rain for six weeks or so.Some of the region's farms are in the middle of the grain harvest so it won't please everybody.
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    Re: Battle Of Britain

    We lost.Just how badly is becoming apparent,even if we had a notion that it wouldn't be good.
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    Re: How big would you say this hawk is?

    I haven't used google,but I have a feeling the answer is 95 feet.
  45. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    They went on to do far worse....

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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Getting under there to put the screws in might be challenging.A bit of creativity with rebated cleats and maybe turnbuttons might be another solution worth investigating.
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    This might have been an improvement on the original.

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    Re: Porsche Panamera

    If they are willing to pay me the $100K,I'll make sure it isn't seen again.It would be a public service.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    I fear we are about to see Teresa May lose the accolade of worst PM in living memory.
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    Re: Guideboat Build- Foot brace?

    What a fantastic project.How thick is the planking?I might be tempted to glue a pad of 4mm ply,say 1 1/2 inches wide adjacent to a convenient frame on the inboard surface with a piece of maybe 3/8...
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