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    Re: It's a car, but is it super?

    He might lose his enthusiasm quite quickly when the engine gets to rebuild time.Not many miles and a huge amount of money needed.Fun getting there though.
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    Re: How we change over time

    I understand only too well Mickey's sentiments.I used to race at least twenty weekends of the year now I do much less,not because I have stopped enjoying it,rather I have found that I can also enjoy...
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    Re: Modern Architecture

    These ziggurats were designed by Denys Lasdun in the sixties and are a mile or so down the road.


    http://www.themodernhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/14830596148_0c90cc0dd9_k-950x629.jpg
  4. Re: Newbie Question: Foam Core Hull - Direction of Foam?

    To enlarge on mmd's coment,it is normally accepted as good practice to use a balanced laminate in just about every application.If you do graduate from a model to a full size boat,will it be male or...
  5. Re: Newbie Question: Foam Core Hull - Direction of Foam?

    Several questions.Have you ever built a boat before-you describe yourself as a newbie?One layer of glass is hardly sufficient and you may find yourself swimming home.Do you have previous experience...
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    Re: Dyamite Payson remembered

    I would say that he and Bolger moved American home boatbuilding forward.As for the stitch and glue techinue,Barry Bucknell and Jack Holt were doing that in the early sixties.
  7. Re: "Hey you're really cool man. You drive like Steve McQueen."

    Close enough? http://www.bra-cars.com/html/289.html

    http://www.bra-cars.com/assets/images/autogen/a_289a03.jpg
  8. Thread: Dad Brag

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    Re: Dad Brag

    FWIW being observed from the original Norwich and I hope he succeeds.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    http://oi65.tinypic.com/2djtbhf.jpg


    How about a Marathon Corsaire?This is the only example I have ever seen.
  10. Re: "Hey you're really cool man. You drive like Steve McQueen."

    Paul Newman didn't just own a racing team,he competed with a fair degree of success at a high level. http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-webnewmanauto-story.html
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    Re: Lew effing Barrett

    I doubt I have drunk three tots of whisky in the last year.On the other hand I have tried a range of Calvados.....Can't blame Lew though.
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    Re: London Explosion at train station

    You didn't include "a clue" in the list.I wonder why.
  13. Re: Howard Rice, his SCAMP and the next project

    Thats a tremendous initiative and deserves applause and support.
  14. Thread: flare

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    Re: flare

    Parker hull from early 70's?
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    Re: Vannes, Golfe du Morbihan

    One of my favourite towns in Brittany,so much so that I was there a week ago enjoying the tremendous space around the Quai Eric Tabarly and enjoying a fantastic meal.
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    Re: New iPhone X

    A lad I know has an iPhone with fingerprint recognition.After a couple of days of rubbing down paint,he couldn't use his phone because he had abraded his fingerprints into oblivion.I found it quite...
  17. Thread: Brit Pron

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    Re: Brit Pron

    From my corner of the country.A Lullaby from the Hunter fleet.

    http://www.huntersyard.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cg-lullaby-01.jpg

    Storm-a river cruiser designed by Andrew Wolstenholme...
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    Re: Street legal F1

    I do wonder about the styling trend for huge wheels and tyres-for decades we had engineers railing against unsprung weight and now they bolt on a flywheel at each corner because it looks good to some...
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    Re: Coquina, Le Seil, Caledonia Yawl

    What about the Hvalsoe 18? Yeadon's build thread is in the archives of Building/Repair.

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/IMG_2479PSweb-800x622.jpg
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    Re: Street legal F1

    I appreciate the technology of the Merc powertrain,but I do think the styling has overtones of the 1991 Audi Avus.
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  21. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    Amazingly flat sails.
  22. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    Have you read the sorry saga of the Kirby Torch renaming?
  23. Re: When manhours isn't a consideration in hull construction

    One piece of trivia;during the IOR years the hulls tended toward a faceted shape to take advantage of the measurement points and there were many with a very flat central panel.I have known of a...
  24. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    A couple of degrees plus or minus isn't a big deal.Absolute sharpness is the important part and you must have enormous patience to spend eleven hours on one tool.
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    Re: black sails

    Agreed-a few good sized fiddles can be useful handholds as well as restraining objects on horizontal surfaces and I don't see any.I also doubt that a Wally would venture out of port on a lively...
  26. Re: Speaking of lightweight composite construction:

    Uh-no.Just because you can doesn't mean that you should.
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    Re: black sails

    I like the minimalist interior and that they have refrained from the "all varnished wood" look,which I find overpowering and in need of some light coloured relief.I understand your point about black...
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    Re: black sails

    Striking and probably a very efficient way to sail,but I do have to wonder about the wisdom of a black hull in a warm climate.NGH might have had a point about colour.
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    Re: My favorite type of boatbuilding

    Didn't Fairlie go out of business a while back?I have to agree that good cold moulded boatbuilding is about the best way to go as its not too hard for a one off and has none of the taking up...
  30. Re: What's the best Bob Dylan song (or your favorite ?)?

    Wigwam.
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    Re: France is becoming an armed camp.

    I have to admit that I did see policemen with guns in holsters in France last week.Its always a shock to see instruments of death in a town and also a shock to see policemen with sidearms.They...
  32. Re: Some details of an Uffa Fox designed and built ribbed International Fourteen ding

    To return to the mahogany briefly;it has a very nice rich colour with the fresh varnish.You would be hard pressed to find mahogany of that quality now.
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    Re: monster rib

    A story I know a little about as their base was about twenty five miles away.I seem to remember that the boats were exported-without engines fitted-and found their way to the Mediterranean,where they...
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    Re: Ethyl Ruth, 1934 Hacker Gold Cup

    Spectacular,but an almost certain way to go deaf.
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    Re: Ragtop I'd like to own.

    A few French ragtops:

    http://openiso.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Venturi-cabriolet-1.jpg

    http://i.wheelsage.org/pictures/renault/sport_spider/autowp.ru_renault_sport_spider_8.jpg
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    Re: Ragtop I'd like to own.

    There are two Citroen cabriolets that I really like;one is featured in the first post of this thread and this is the other.
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    Excellent news.It would be kinda fun if you glowed in the dark until the radioactive stuff wore off.
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    Re: Best Jobsite Prank

    It wasn't me that did it but I remember when a computer first landed on a colleagues desk and he was none too happy about having to learn how to use it.After a break one day he returned to his desk...
  39. Re: Has there been a definitive discussion of the slot here, ever?

    I like the shot of three S-boats with flexing masts.I seem to remember that when the British Shearwater catamaran class allowed the prescribed sail area to be distributed as the owner wished,the...
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    Re: A pathetic sight

    Change needed-but what next?
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    Re: Car Names -- what are your favorites?

    We haven't yet had the Mitsubishi Lettuce.

    http://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/c_limit,w_680/fl_lossy,pg_1,q_auto/wxikpx6brxxhdhvszic3.jpg

    Then there was the Mazda Eunos.
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    Re: Odd roadside attractions

    Along the A16 autoroute in Northern France there is a series of sculptures of sporting figures.They are there solely to improve the landscape.
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    Re: Brain cancer update

    Its good to read some positive news and I hope we will have more of it in the future.
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    Best wishes for a swift and total return to undiluted good health.
  45. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    A Stanley No 4 is a great plane,but it isn't a block plane.It will do a very good job and the 25 degree angle is for grinding,You will need to use an oilstone to achieve a working edge and the angle...
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    Re: Mirror Hull Panel Replacement

    For what its worth,a friend used a webcam and a laptop to help him see what he was doing when working inside a bow buoyancy tank.You really do need glass on both sides of the hull joints and epoxy...
  47. Re: The best one liners from the Edinborough Fringe Festival.

    From the Sunday Times article about political satire at Edinburgh a couple of days ago and like a few of the above,not strictly a one-liner.

    "Isn't it funny how a 38% approval rating as a...
  48. Re: Our dear friend Ian Marchuk passed over the bar yesterday...

    Condolences to Ian's family and friends.Another good guy taken from us.
  49. Re: Radionavigation set to make global return as GPS backup

    I heard a news story today abut the Japanese launching a satellite that will help navigation systems achieve a level of accuracy within a few centimetres.It was specifically described as being...
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    Re: Mercedes-Maybach coupe

    Not remotely close to my taste and it looks like the stylists drew inspiration from a worn bar of soap.If a few people wish to be seen in one, I suppose it might help a bit of money to circulate.An...
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