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    Re: Election Denier Denies She Lost Election.

    This anti-democy behaviour seems to be spreading among republicans. They try to elect themselves. Like the rulers in North Korea and modern day Russia and old time Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    An old man who was old enough to have known men who had sailed aboard square rigged wooden merchant ships though he must have been a decade or two too young to do it himself told me that yard arms...
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    Re: Anyone speak Danish?

    The translation continues.
    Mast, sprit and topmast of spruce. An iron strap for the mast with staple and pin (The hinged iron strap locked by the pin is holding the mast to the deck beam, my...
  4. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    I had 355000 kilometres (220000 miles) on my 1984 model Opel Kadett E with 1.2 litre push rod engine when I sold it recently. Techically it is good for another 100000 kilometres at least but spare...
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    Re: Anyone speak Danish?

    I will continue the translation when I have time. Probably during the weekend.

    For more information I think you should get in contact with either of theese

    Sea scouts of Aalborg. The boat was...
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    Re: Anyone speak Danish?

    The small text says:
    Keel of beech or oak 6 by 2 1/2 inch. Stems of oak 5 by 2 1/2 inch. Stem beveled to i nch from rabbet. Sternpost beveled to 1 1/4 inch and hollowed out (probably hollowed out...
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    Re: Anyone speak Danish?

    I understand Danish fairly well but the definition of the picture is such that I cannot read the small text properly. I can make out enough to identify that the text is about scantlings and other...
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    Re: Anyone speak Danish?

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    Re: Interesting story of US woman in ISIS

    Pure crazy indeed but I rekon American society has played it's part in driving her around the bend. In a super individualistic and excluding class society like yours some of the looser class are...
  10. Re: Anybody know if you can still get bronze running pole ends for wood running poles

    I rekon it wouldn't be too difficult to weld up something from stainless steel. Ugly but cheap and functional.
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    All drawings needed for a Göteborgseka is available for free on the website og Göteborgs Segelsällskap which originally ordered the design on behalf of it's less wealthy members. A good design within...
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    To me the criteria sound like a traditional clinker built New England peapod. There are a huge number of local varieties so pick the one that fits you best. Traditional clinker building is not very...
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    Re: New keel in old clinker boat

    That makes sence. With the garboards out I have a chance to accurately measure and note trhe shape and position of the keel before removing it.

    The stem is scarphed to the keel. A rather long...
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    Re: How long before small engines go electric?

    I think the only way out of the environmental predicament is to rely less on small motor powered contraptions. Replace the leaf blower with a rake and the trimmer with a scythe. Maybe replace the...
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    New keel in old clinker boat

    A potential customer asked me if I can shift the rotten keel in his approximately 20 foot clinker built double ended motorboat. The keel is T-shaped and the plank edges fit tight up againt the...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Peerie Maa…

    I wish you a happy birthday and many more birthdays to come!
  17. Re: Traditional wooden dinghy , for trailer sailing ?

    I have no idea. This far north in the Baltic the water contains so little salt that to us the only difference between sea and fresh water is that iron rusts a bit faster in sea water and that one...
  18. Re: Traditional wooden dinghy , for trailer sailing ?

    If I was to keep a clinker boat on a trailer through the summer I would certainly keep it parked on grass or sand/gravel. Not over cement nor tarmac pavement which both reflect the heat. I would also...
  19. Re: Traditional wooden dinghy , for trailer sailing ?

    In the Nordic countries it has always been the custom to haul softwood clinker built small boats ashore when not in use. That isn't too different from trailer sailing. The boats are designed for it...
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    Re: Moving to Poland

    Welcome to Europe!

    Bring all your non-powered tools!

    Tools are very expensive in relation to the wage level in all of Europe and even more so in Poland and other former east bloc countries and...
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    Re: Finland joining NATO - practical details

    In Finland every generation has had problems with Russia and it's rulers since at least the 16th century. 500 years of experience has taught us that whenever there is a czar there will be Russian...
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    Re: Dust Collector Recommendation

    I built my own home made version of the Pentz cyclone offered by clear vue. Coupled to a filter unit of my own design which I consider to be better than the clear vue design.
    The result is that the...
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    Re: Any Steaming advice?

    An half hour per inch of thickness is the rule of thumb I have been taught for our local softwoods. I have never steamed any hardwood.

    What is very important is to keep the steam inside the...
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    Re: Damage Rowboat

    To me that boat looks like a fiberglass boat made with an outer hull and an inner hull made entiurely from fiberglass. Probably the mould was made around an old clinker built wooden boat at one time...
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    Re: A Side Note In Re Ukraine

    Stalin duped them all and both Churchill and Roosevelt were ignorant and willing to be duped. That is how it looks from a Finnish horizon.
  26. Re: Where do you place on the value space of collectivism?

    To me it seems that Russia (ta a very high degree) and USA (to a lesser yet still alarming degree) are two countries where collectivism has been monopolized by those who use it as an extrication...
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    Re: Rioting in Sweden?

    I may sound like one of those wicked conspiracy theorists..... and I am likely wroung..... yet the question must be asked.

    Knowing the fragile power ballance at the moment and knowing that Putin...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Now I get what you mean.
    Total destruction through enormous artillery bombardments followed by plenty of tanks killing everything that is till alive. With the intention being that nothing except a...
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    Re: Ukraine

    In this propaganda war of half truths and quarter truths only one source is consistant in it's quality. When the Putin associated Russian press tells something we can rely on it being a total lie.
  30. Re: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Chalmers tekniska Högskola are as reliable and serious as anything can be on this planet

    However the Swedes in general have a reputation among nearby nations for cheering and celebrating victories...
  31. Re: Hundreds of Switchblade drones are being sent to Ukraine

    I see a good bit of ignorance of facts in this thread.

    First and foremost there is nothing such as a genheral human behaviour of "puting your family first" by enriching yourself by stealing and...
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    Re: The USS The Sullivans is down.....

    It is an inevitable fact of life than an iron or steel hull kept in the water must be drydocked now and then so the underwater hull can be sandblastered and painted to slow down rusting.
    It is also...
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    Re: Will Republicans let countries join NATO?

    The Finnish army is very strong for a 6 million nation. Geting stronger by the month as decisions have been made to strenghten our defences and money is being spent. It is built up for the sole...
  34. Re: Is there a trick for measuring the gains or "geralds" in clinker planking

    Thanks. That was how I have been doing it. Apparently I need more training to become faster at it.
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    Re: This Russian ship destroyed is current news

    A Turkish ship claims to have resqued some 50 Russian sailors out of the water and they saw no warship afloat.

    If this is true we can conclude that Moskva is at a minimum a burned out hulk whose...
  36. Is there a trick for measuring the gains or "geralds" in clinker planking

    Now that I have spent some time shifting rotten planks in a clinker boat I started thinking if there is a way of measuring the angle and depth of the gains instead of just planing off a little at a...
  37. Re: Beware of Russian desinformation concerning Finland

    In all likelyhood a fake threat will be manufactured in order to sabotage Finnish precautions against an actual long term threat. A so called maskirovka operatrion.

    I am not going to tell more as...
  38. Beware of Russian desinformation concerning Finland

    Just so everybody knows it Russia is at the moment running a campaign to scare the Finnish people and everybody dealing with Finland. Psychologic warfare to make us do what they want while their army...
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    Re: Russian Economy

    The Russian economy has been more or less a stage play for decades so nothing will surprise me there.

    I hope they put plenty of cosmonauts on the Moon and on March as well. Every ruble spent on...
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    Re: spoiled by a stick shift

    My grandfather's Penta U2 outboard was/is like that. The ignition timing had to be set absolutely right and the needle valve had to be opened the correct amount. A tiny error and it wouldn't start....
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    Re: fishing schooner under much reduced rig

    To me that doesn't look like a schooner.

    Anyway it was common at the time to use the small sail area there was to increase the speed and reduce fuel consumption and reduce rolling. In that sort...
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    Re: Ukraine

    What he said!
    Once we have learned long term planning our democracies will be pretty much impossible to beat. Until then we are under threat from autocracies with long term planning in place.
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    Re: International Bagpipe Day

    Bag pipes are traditional among Scandinavians too.
    -Bag pipes were popular in most of Sweden until fiddles took over as the favoured instrument. The pipe tradition mostly died out in the 17th...
  44. Re: How many Russians will it take to hold Ukraine, if it can

    Back in 1939 many American and English "experts" said somthing similar about Finland. Because Finland lacked anti tank weapons.
    Then the Finnish soldiers learned to use Molotoff cocktais and...
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    Re: persona non grata

    There are quite a few very brave Russians who are taking great personal risks protesting against Putin and the war. Those Russians probably take equally great personal risks as the very brave...
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    Re: Ukraine

    As long as the temperature is above freezing in the kitchen at home and diesel is below 8 euros per litre it is a very easy choice for me.
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    Re: Ukraine

    We all need to strenghten our defences.

    All since I was a kid I have been an outspoken antimilitarist. However in this particular situation antimilitarism implies being anti democracy and anti...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    In my oppinion those yahts and all other property of the leading oligarchs of Russia should be seized and sold to whomever wants it and the money used to pay for more weapons and supplies for the...
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    Re: Traveling to Spain (Bilbao)

    I have only hearsay as my source but according to people who have travelled in that region all natives are able to speak at least some Spanish and many can speak quite a bit of English too though...
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    Re: the worst sporting injury ever

    Not very bad by Finnish standards.

    The annual Finnish championship in sauna bathing, that is staying for the longest possible time in a hot sauna on a diet of beer and susages always ended in the...
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