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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    A belated payback for his part in a previous leadership contest?It was only ever a kind of marriage of convenience,but the quote attributed to LBJ about tents applies and now he is outside.
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    Re: I dunno what to think

    They perhaps can.A few weeks ago an acquaintance died and a message arrived, when I used my phone to browse the web later I was seeing adverts for prostate care and drugs.Guess the connection.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    During the course of tonight's Channel 4 news another holder of a government post joined the exodus, https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/20258307.andrew-murrison-mp-resigns-government-job/ .
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    Re: Uh oh-superyacht troubles

    Fred Z gets to the kernel of the matter.Just put the masts on a barge and crane them in once the boat is past the bridge.
  5. Re: A Porsche arrived in my neighborhood a Month ago.

    Am I right in thinking that the spoiler can be lifted by a button push to allow for cleaning?It also allows the show off types to run with it lifted,in which state it might contribute as much...
  6. Thread: Ageism

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    Re: Ageism

    With around 300 million people in the country can't you come up with a credible range of alternatives?I do realise that quite a few will fail to make the minimum age requirement.Also that some may...
  7. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    A galvanised bolt with the head removed leaves bare steel exposed.Is that a good idea in a boat?Hardwood dowels seem like a better idea.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Put the plastic window on the outside so that an aggressive wave pushes it onto the surface.It also avoids having a gully to collect rain or spray,which will eventually lift the varnish.
    The piece...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    True enough,but bear in mind that epoxy bonds normally degrade at 95 deg C or thereabouts-so be careful not to overdo it.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I have been on a club committee boat with rubber seals that had the window knocked in-we had just decided to abandon racing for the day-and it isn't something I can recommend.A simple and strong...
  11. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    One point that hasn't been raised is that there are no dynamic advantages to having the boat higher than it needs to be when travelling at highway speeds.I can't think of any other time when high has...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Somebody is obviously a fan on the classic French way of doing things.

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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    While I was looking for something that an earlier post in this thread triggered a memory of,I found this rather interesting site: https://grandprixengines.co.uk/.The information I was seeking...
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    It isn't hard to add a slot gasket to any length of slot and the girder effect of the longer case sides might be beneficial.There isn't any lateral load behind the lowered board of much significance.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    I'd add John Cooper to the list since he introduced the idea of the engine behind the driver. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_T51
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    Re: Cable TV companies

    I've never had cable as it was never installed on any scale over here but wen I was getting bored with the over the air offerings in the late 1980's I bought a satellite setup.At the time I had to...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I always find it refreshing to see a Ferrari that isn't red.

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  18. Re: You know what grows really well in gardens?

    My slug problems got worse when a neighbour decided that a new fence was a good idea.It involved some of those concrete posts with channels on two sides into which panels drop and the bottom of the...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    A few more and then I think I will post others on the epic car thread that has just been bumped a dozen or so pages.

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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Racing an International 14 on a breezy day and we gybed with the spinnaker up,which led to a capsize.I found myself dragged under the boat,which inverted, by a round turn of the spinnaker sheet...
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    The only blower Bentley I saw was this one and I suspect it may be one of the continuation models.

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    The Delahaye was a 135 MS and rather splendid.

    Those of you who enjoy...
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    Re: I know kung-fu

    I had a neighbour who used to go shopping a few minutes before the supermarket closed on a Saturday evening.Often picked up something like a bargain cooked chicken and rationalised it by pointing out...
  23. Re: Col de la Madeleine | The most beautiful roads of the Alps

    You might take a look at the youtube videos of the best motorcycle routes in the Vosges regional park.It's a little further north and worth a bit of exploring.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    A few more.

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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    While some of you are gadding about at the WBS,I took myself off to the south coast,braving extensive roadworks and avoiding striking railways.The travelling was more trouble than it should have been...
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    Re: Gas Tax Giveaway

    Filled up my tank this evening at 1.947 a litre.Wish I had your problems.
  27. Re: these guys sure as hell ain't wearing shirts that read "i'd rather be fishing"

    When I was about 15 I read a book by a fellow called Nino Culotta about a year of his life spent fishing.It was written during the 1960's in Australia and I wish I could recall the title.His captain...
  28. Thread: The key

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    Re: The key

    My father inherited his father's collection of keys.They filled most of an old biscuit tin and I have no recollection of where they finally went.
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    Re: not your standard tender

    I think its Douarnenez.

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    The stripes on the funnel and the latticework bridge in the background also look correct.
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    Re: Always double check those lug nuts

    I was pleasantly surprised when the place that fitted my new front tyres earlier this year gave me a copy of the check sheet they used in the workshop.The last item was check torque after 50 miles...
  31. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    That would be a very brief chat.
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    Re: Solar water

    Lead free solder has been a requirement for drinking water systems here for a long time.The product exists somewhere and might get you one step closer.
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    These had a reputation for durability.

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    Re: Fife Regatta 2022

    Very pretty boats.
  35. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    Pet Sounds

    Selling England by the Pound
  36. Re: Can someone explain the hatred of goats?

    The local council uses goats to keep the shrubs under control on Cromer cliffs....
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    Re: Transom rot help please

    All the work mentioned would,of course,be best carried out ashore and under cover and ideally before too long since letting rain in won't be improving anything.
  38. Re: Crazy things/ re thickness of Shavings.

    I once had a tin basher ask me how thick a shaving was.I was using a sharp block plane at the time and told him 3 1/2 thou-a couple of minutes later he came back to tell me I was right.It didn't...
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    Re: When the numbers don't add up?

    With a small boat,fairness transcends most other concerns.Waterproof is really advantageous and measuring to umpteen decimal places is for watchmakers.
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    Re: Lumber-some good news

    I bought some oak last week.The price was horrifying and I said to the nice man that processed my debit card "You'd never believe it grows on trees,would you?".
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    A few years ago I parted with a CitroenC5 at 176,000 miles and at that point it was using no oil and had a sound body.I suspect it would have gone to 300,000 miles and I might be a bit better off...
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    Re: Put Downs to be slightly envious of?

    I can't remember who said it,but somebody read one of Hemingway's books and remarked "Thats not writing,its typing."
  43. Re: The market drop, recession fears, bitcoin, and the Greater Fool Theory

    For better or worse,I have never studied economic theory but I suspect the quote contains the kernel of the truth.A parallel economy,outside the scrutiny or control of the normal regulatory...
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    I understand the uses of laser levels and have,on occasion,used them.I only trust them after I have set up targets on the workshop wall with a water level and seen the laser correspond with the...
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    It was more the greasing of some parts every 500 miles,others 1000 miles that got to me.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    If you have a jigsaw with an adjustable pendulum action it can be used to minimise splintering.
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    A couple of weeks ago I was idly perusing a wall chart showing the maintenance points and frequency of attention needed for an MG of that vintage.In that light I would recommend finding a romantic to...
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    Re: WTF am I doing with my life

    I'm quite sure that for a modest payment you could get somebody to do that for you,thus freeing up lots of time.
  49. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    Another great selection.
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull in a carport

    Its interesting seeing what different concerns people have.I have done some glassing in a carport and outgassing wasn't on my mind,rain coming in was more of a cause for anxiety.
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