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    Re: What Every Traveler Should Have These Days

    What would happen if one tried to get through security with X-ray visible ink printing a sidearm on your hip?
  2. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    1852, says so on the transom. :D
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    Re: Bronze Casting at home

    Home casting is on my bucket list as well. Thanks Peter.
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    Re: Bronze Casting at home

    Peter,
    In the image of the block frame pattern, does the acrylic part slide out to the left once you've packed the inside of the pattern, then you pack the outside? I think that's how I understand...
  5. Thread: Ferryland

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    Re: Ferryland

    Got my edjukation in that town. Spent a few years there. It really sucks for the harbour when that big guy's siblings park themselves right in the middle of the narrows blocking all traffic in and...
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    Re: ID this sports racer please

    Same mouth as D Trump.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    I am amazed by how simplistically he speaks. "very unfair things"? It's like he's always speaking to a 10 year old.
  8. Re: A White Nationalist sues Trump and his campaign

    Trump's not white, he's orange and everyone knows it. :D
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    Re: Introducing Astraea

    Good luck. I think having a boat going up in your back yard will inevitably attract all sorts of curious folks. Some will just delay progress, others will be interesting to talk to and a select few...
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    Re: Introducing Astraea

    Larry made a few patterns and modified the ones in between after casting them to fit. I suspect you'll be easily able to modify them to fit as required, that's how they were designed to be used in...
  11. Re: The tradeoff between a small quick build and a bigger longer build

    My build is part of the journey. She's much too big to be even close to go small go simple go now. She's a retirement project as well as a comfortable place to live when I retire and have her...
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    Thanks. That sounds awesome for them. What an opportunity.
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    What program and course are these students taking?
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    Re: USCG:" Don't Buy "Backyard Built" Boats

    Fans, I need a "like" button for that one.
  15. Re: Edson worm steering identification and assistance

    I think Ian's right. They may provide a bit more assistance than one might expect as it's such a unique piece. Keep us abreast.
  16. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    Commented on your FB post. She's looking great. :)
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    Re: USCG:" Don't Buy "Backyard Built" Boats

    This article appears to be written by a high school student who has very little idea about boat construction and manufacturing. The fact that the list of defects following the article pertains solely...
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    Re: U.S drops 21,000 lb. bomb in Afganistan

    Part of the theory with that bomb is that the air is sucked out of the tunnels to feed the firebomb when it explodes. There won't be much left of those bunkers now.
  19. Re: Edson worm steering identification and assistance

    That is a really unique piece. Are all/most Edson steerers mix and match compatible with their hubs? I suspect if one were to purchase say their meteor steerer and a hub separately, they'd be...
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    Re: LastBoat - Launch Date

    Nova Scotia eh Ian? Let me know when you're here. I'm sure there are a few WBF folks around here that would love to meet you and your new craft.
  21. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    He can hang it in my shop if he likes. :)
  22. Thread: deplaned

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    Re: deplaned

    Has anyone tracked United's worth lately? What's happening near real time to the company? Will there be another song written about United? I know there's a lot of political cartoons already.
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    Re: New York's 'free' college program

    I firmly believe that education should be free. Right up to a medical degree, PHD, master's programs, the whole shooting match. The problem with education today is that it's too accessible...
  24. Re: California Vessel Operator's License Requirement Phase-in Starts January 1, 2018

    What if someone from out of state comes to visit? Say a family of world cruisers from Great Britain or Germany? Will they be required to have the card before they enter Californian waters?
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    Re: Olympic and tugs

    Those large liners were beautiful, in particular the Olympic class (Titanic was one of them as mentioned above, with Britannic). New "liners" not even close to nice looking and cruise ships are...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Ah. I see. Thanks Jim.
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    Re: Trump launches military strike against Syria

    Buy him a sandwich or teach him to fish?
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Why is the after border of that grate so much wider than the sides Jim? Twice as wide almost. Or should I wait for "all to be revealed"?
  29. Re: USS Constitution's famous cruise during the War of 1813

    Urban legend.
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    Re: O scale, down at the wharf...

    Andrew, I was able to see images of Cutty Sark similar to that one. Due to the white paint, I couldn't see the bars or wedges so I figured the tarp went over top of them as opposed to behind them. I...
  31. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    When done with all those clamps, feel free to send them to Shubenacadie. :D
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    Re: O scale, down at the wharf...

    I can't find an image of Cutty Sark's hatch wedges. Images all seem to have some sort of cloth covering over the whole thing with the wedges covered.
  33. Thread: SCAMP New Build

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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    I think we all love making beautiful shavings. It's peaceful and serene and one feels productive as they float to the floor of the shop.
  34. Thread: North Korea

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    Re: North Korea

    What's to gloat over? "It'll be easy, very very easy. We'll have it done in no time. It'll be so fast they won't know what hit 'em. In and out and I'll make them pay for it. "
  35. Re: Has anyone seen this foundry manual from 1958?

    I was thinking that may be the case. What do you recommend for setting up a back yard operation? I know you've done it with your steering gear and the boom hardware threads you had going. Was...
  36. Thread: Youth in Asia.

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    Re: Youth in Asia.

    I know a guy named Jared Hunt. Everyone calls him Mike.
  37. Has anyone seen this foundry manual from 1958?

    http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/single-topic/foundry-manual/


    Just thought someone might find it interesting.
  38. Re: Keeping an 11 year old interested in sailing.

    Talk to him. Ask him what he's interested in. Has he read Swallows and Amazons? There's some pretty cool adventures for youngsters in those books and maybe he'd be interested in trying to replicate...
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    Re: Catspaw Fasteners

    I ordered some #10 1 3/4" SB screws from Jamestown. I'm hoping they are a pleasure to work with after what I paid for them and the bolts I will need to assemble her backbone. And the US/Cdn exchange...
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    Re: Wine - an adventure

    I find boxed wine absolutely ruins any attempt at portion control. OK fine, maybe not portion control but number of portions control. :D
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    Re: Catspaw Fasteners

    #10 it is then. Thanks everyone.
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    Re: new toy - a Lilleputian planer

    WOW! Those are some big tools and one serious beam being fed into it.
  43. Re: An 18yo's attempt at a wooden boat with absolutely zero experience

    Love it. What's next? I'm curious to see what you build now that you've got a bit of experience. I suspect you'll play with Fortune a little bit, get a decent idea of what you truly want then go for...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I suppose having a big giant pole sticking up right where you'd want your windlass makes working the hook from the bow a bit of a challenge. I hadn't thought of that. A nice beamy transom would be...
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    Catspaw Fasteners

    I'm trying to figure out what to use to fasten the stern knee to the transom. Plans show screws of some sort I think. They're not listed in the fastener list so I am guessing they're either #8 or #10...
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    Re: A question about hardware

    Hadn't thought of the UV issues, good point.
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    Re: The Mathew Turner Project - ready for launch!

    Same colour as the bottoms of RCN ships these days...... I agree, it doesn't look right. The hull I was expecting when I heard of this project was Galilee's hull that Mathew Turner built, not this...
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    A question about hardware

    Is there any reason why carbon fibre couldn't be used in place of iron or bronze for things like cranes irons, boom bails and other "ironmongery"? Is CF more expensive than Bronze? Just a late night...
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    Re: The Mathew Turner Project - ready for launch!

    Sweet.
  50. Re: How do you stop illegal criminals from entering into the US?

    How about just make it no longer illegal to be there without permission? Or maybe not.....
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