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    Re: eGrooming

    I as going to say that my favourite shave is from my little disposable bladed straight razor. Blades are dirt cheap, it will cut a swath through any 5 o'clock shadow, or 5 months worth of growth...
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    Maybe I just follow the good brother's book and build her upright. At the size she is, turning the hull may be more trouble than working overhead to laminate her hull up.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Tonight I made some little spacers to go between the parrel beads on the main gaff for the boat I plan to build. It will be a goo boat because I could never hope to match or even come half way to...
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    The plans are purchased, the shape is fixed. I understand fully how adjusting ballast can have an affect on GM, transverse, longitudinal, ultimate and initial stability. I've studied it enough to...
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    Re: Build of my 34' Venus Ketch

    OK, I'm going out to the shop. The Catspaw's not going to build itself. :)
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    The shape is chosen for me by the architect. That's not variable. I understand I'll be casting the scarf joints into the ends. I guess I envision large timber between the floors and lead as in a...
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    I guess I like the idea of removing such a large expensive rot prone part. If it's not practical, I have some/will get some Black Locust that would suit just fine for the purpose of plank keel to...
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    Re: US Navy destroyer severey damage din collision

    I have zero experience on the bridge of a USN destroyer. I am a naval officer in the Canadian navy and I do have TONS of experience on the bridges of Canadian warships. We always have a radar...
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    Re: Bow-roof greenhouse foundation posts

    I disagree, he won't even notice. He'll be too busy building inside to notice a CM difference somewhere. It's not an office tower with 57 stories to it and a crooked floor. Get on with it and let's...
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    The cutout hole could be cut after the keel is cast so the hole size matched to whatever size the casting comes out to. I'd make the casting to accommodate shrinkage of course. I don't imagine I'll...
  11. Thread: Nelson's eye

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    Nelson's eye

    I didn't see it yet but Nelson's eye is also known as an executive curl, the loop of gold braid on the uppermost ring on a naval officer's uniform.
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    Re: Bow-roof greenhouse foundation posts

    Can you not prop up the low parts if you're that worried? I'd say go ahead and build it, just like everyone else says. And have fun as Robert says. :)
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Now would be the time to do that, while you have it all open and exposed as it were.
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    I have no intention of using ply Bob. Not a chance. I guess the reason I'd contemplate this is that flipping a boat with a lead keel that was built into it upside down is a bad idea. By adding the...
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    NO, I'm suggesting that cast bronze floors would tie the frames (Laminated) into the lead keel with keel bolts as in any other classic traditional construction. Just that the wood between the floors...
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    Re: Lead keel construction method

    I thought the Ticonderoga models were usually without keel timbers, my mistake. Either way, the idea was used by LFH. As for your question Nick, what I envision is the same shape of keel that any...
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    Lead keel construction method

    LFH was an advocate of eliminating the largest, most rot prone and possibly the most challenging part to replace in a sailboat, the timber keel, and replacing it with the lead ballast keel. He...
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    Re: When you need only a little varnish

    I heard your advice and purchased the only can I could find. I still have it. I'll use it on my Catspaw once she's completed. Not sure there will be enough in a gallon can for enough coats on the...
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    Re: Teleportation

    I guess his question remains relevant as real time communication between a mars rover and earth is still communication of information.
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    Re: Lead grade for casting keel

    I found a guy not TOO far from here who has from time to time found reclaimed lead from the sheathing of old communications wires going onto a local military base. he had some wheel weights and I...
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    Re: double ended boat decision

    Rosinante? I hear you can row her if you have a mind to. :D
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    Re: When you need only a little varnish

    So... Where'd ya get the Behr? I have a can, a single can left. It's a gallon can but still, just the one can..... Won't last me for ever though, that's for sure.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Deck work. Giggedy giggedy!!
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    Re: Fresh cherry pie

    I planted a Bing cherry tree in my orchard about 11 years ago. This year was shaping up to be the first really nice crop of cherries. The tree was COVERED in them. Then a wind storm knocked the tree...
  25. Thread: Catspaw build.

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    Re: Catspaw build.

    My pictures were put up using shutterfly so they're still there. It's just the ones you put up that are missing. I'm sure I have them somewhere on my laptop. Just a matter of looking over the PDF of...
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    Re: Catspaw build.

    I see a happy Morgan there. A Shellback towing astern. There's a wooden spar and rope stropped blocks though....... Where do they come from. Looks like a good day on the water if a little windless.
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    Re: Why don't we do this kind of stuff anymore

    I think one of the most impressive Chinese works is their plan to re-route a river to provide water to their northern inhabitants. I can't remember which river they were re-routing but it was one...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    4 pages... this could take some time. This thread is very much worth it. What about threads like casting your steering gear? Will you be looking at repairing them as well at some point? I shudder at...
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    Re: America's cup / Louis Vuitton

    Are we suggesting changing from carbon foilers around a 3 mile course to sovereign of the seas and other clippers around the world races? I'm all for it. Happy to crew for one too. :)
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I can't envision anybody pouring a keel of any substance and not burying the mould in the ground. A berm around the pouring setup to include the keel, fire etc and sufficiently high to contain all...
  31. Thread: Catspaw build.

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    Re: Catspaw build.

    Not sure, I can't think of an easier method than asking you to post them directly from my messages. :D
    Ok, explanation of photos time....
    YES!!! I did use that bowsaw to cut that mast step out. Ok,...
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    Re: Omar Khadr Gets $10Million

    My concern here is that if (I won't say when) he decides to return to a life of Jihad and takes his millions with him, who will my government hold personally responsible and accountable for having...
  33. Thread: Catspaw build.

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    Re: Catspaw build.

    ....... How did you do that? Love it. But no, I have some showing the keel being steamed in a dryer vent pipe and a sleeping bag wrapped around it, and the skeg clamped in roughly awaiting scribing...
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    Re: WBF Investment Club

    Yes, 3 months. I'll blame my long slender "fat fingers". Thanks for picking that up.
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    Re: WBF Investment Club

    Joe, I'd be happy with more than doubling my money in a couple of years or so. You're a smart guy though and know you didn't make out poorly. Stop the pitty party. :)
    My strategy (though I haven't...
  36. Thread: Catspaw build.

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    Re: Catspaw build.

    Andrew, would you please put up a few pics of my keel steamed and sprung onto the molds? Pretty please. With a cherry on top?
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    Re: US Navy destroyer severey damage din collision

    Peerie Mae, That is not necessarily true. Yes, a collision will happen if two vessels are closing on a steady bearing but if there is no closing action, there will be no collision. In fact, they...
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    Re: Gartside double-ended cutter #106

    AHHH, back to the big project. We all love a big project to follow.
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    Re: New tractor

    That helps me justify to myself why I don't need one. Thanks Garret
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    Re: New tractor

    I can't justify the backhoe much as I'd LOVE to have it. I've rented mini excavators from time to time but it's a 7-9k implement. Maybe later. I know I'd find many uses for it too. Thanks guys, these...
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    Re: New tractor

    JD makes a drive over deck, my brother has it. I didn't know Kubota did though. I'll cut some 4x4s as mentioned if it's not a drive over. Not entirely terrible problem to have. The wheels spin so I...
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    Re: New tractor

    I have 2.63 acres. Most of it is lawn. It's not a putting green but it's not the rocky mountains either. Relatively flat. Turf tires. It comes with a ballast box and I guess I could get chains for...
  43. Thread: New tractor

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    New tractor

    Anybody have any thoughts on a Kubota 1870? 54" mower deck and a front loader bucket. He's throwing in a chainsaw too. And if he can't find a mower deck by the time my lawn needs mowing, he'll pay to...
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    Re: US Navy destroyer severey damage din collision

    That carrier is turning pretty tight. Now think, her hull is over 1000 feet long. That puts her turning radius into perspective. Any way you look at it, big ships take a long time to turn and a long...
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    Re: 2.2 Miles - A new record is set

    Three of the top five confirmed kills at long range by snipers were by Canadians. I'm proud of our forces but it's too bad the world has ended up like this.
  46. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    Yeah, like pictures of her launch and some sailing shots. She's beautiful. Congrats, I bet you must be proud as a peacock at this point.
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    Re: Prompted by "Glory of the Seas" thread.

    They did a good job on James Craig, why not City of Adelaide as well? She's a complete basket case but men built her once upon a time, throw enough money at the problem and they can rebuild her. I'm...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I want that in midnight blue.
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    Re: London tower block on fire

    Has anyone got an update on this? Is it out yet? Last I heard it was 12 dead with all those missing and presumed dead. I can't imagine an apartment building with no fire suppression or alarm system,...
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    Re: Nice to see skills in action

    I went out in a C&C 36 on Saturday. Boat belongs to the RCN. A friend was skippering. He didn't do it as I would have but it got us off the dock. We left engineless and returned the same as someone...
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