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  1. Re: A lesson for us all. (Originally from the CBC, in Canada)

    Probably waited until the TSB (a Federal unit, the Transportation Safety Board, which investigates certain accidents) would have done its work, before using the resulting report to lay charges.
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  2. Re: A lesson for us all. (Originally from the CBC, in Canada)

    I think that's what the judge was implying.

    Tony
  3. A lesson for us all. Originally reported by the CBC, in Canada

    Duplicate post, Sorry. If I knew how to delete it, I would do so.

    Tony
  4. A lesson for us all. (Originally from the CBC, in Canada)

    Clarence Barry White convicted earlier in deaths of Justin MacKay and Chris Melanson

    CBC News · Posted: Mar 17, 2022 10:40 AM AT | Last Updated: 6 hours ago

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  5. Thread: Medicare for all

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    Re: Medicare for all

    Health care is not completely free in Canada. In hospital care is covered, (including drugs etc.) as is primary care by your local doctor. Drug, dental and optical coverage costs me an extra $4000 or...
  6. Re: I'd like to try out a rowing wherry near Seattle

    I think I have worked out why my Cosine does not hobby horse. It has a very strong sheer, with the rub rail being only some nine (plus) inches above the watetline, amidships. That, in turn, means...
  7. Re: I'd like to try out a rowing wherry near Seattle

    Bobcat - what was the beam? I row a Cosine Wherry with a sliding seat, and have no issues. There has got to be something about the specific hull design not to get hobby horsing at 14 foot length.
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    Re: Finally got the Hybrid

    I need educating here. Does the hybrid use its own IC engine (exclusively) to charge the batteries, or does one get them charged (partially) from the grid when at home?

    Tony
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    Re: Canadian health care

    The cost to me here in Canada for full prescription drug and (most) dental coverage is around $3,500 annually for a married couple. It is tax time so I happened to be looking at my unsubsidised group...
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    Re: Killer Squirrel Terrorizes NYC

    Interesting, in that I happen to have been dealing with a suspect rabid squirrel just today. It died slowly lying on the snow, twitching. Took over three hours. The lab tests now underway will...
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    Re: Tools named after their inventors

    Diesel engine.

    Tony
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    Re: Strip built cruising cat with xynole sheathing

    My strip planked displacenent speed pocket trawler (traditional lobster Boat style) was built 15 years ago to Dave Gerr's sugģested specifications. In my case, that led to 3/4 inch thick Eastern...
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    Re: Canada weather radio cancelled

    The saga continues. They are closing "A transmitter" (apparently only one in my area, Southern New Brunswick), and stopping the forecasts coming from it. Somehow, the individual mariner is supposed...
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    Re: Canada weather radio cancelled

    Yes, I learnt about the Cape Breton situation this morning, The announcement I heard yesterday at the end of a VHF forecast stated baldly that "this service' will be discontinued within six months....
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    Re: Canada weather radio cancelled

    Nothing to do with Trump, just idiot Liberals in Ottawa., with their heads in the clouds as always.

    Tony.
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    Canada weather radio cancelled

    Environment Canada is cancelling the standard national VHF marine weather radio broadcast in a few months. There does not seem to be an obvious replacement unless the vessel has access to WIFI or...
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    Re: Glue choice for strip planking

    You might want to consider a polyurethane glue like PL Premium for gluing strips. This class of adhesives have quite good gap filling characteristics, and are as waterproof as Titebond.

    Dave...
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    Re: Glue choice for strip planking

    You might want to consider a polyurethanevglue like PL Premium for gluing strips. This class of adhesives have quite good gap filling characteristics, and are as waterproof as Titebond.

    Dave...
  19. Re: Now that the public may be asked to wear masks...

    Surely one could adapt a pair of classic gronicles here? Since our local marina is probably non functional for some months, gronicles are not going to be much use for their usual functions.

    Tony.
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    Re: Coronavirus Planning

    30 plus gaĺlons of gọd home brew. Last year was a vintage one for crab apple and for plum wine. Both just now becoming nicely drinkable.

    A variety of flours for bread making, including one recent...
  21. Thread: Nova Scotia

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    Re: Nova Scotia

    Northernguy, You might like to tell your wife about the 2020 Foshay International horse show in early September, in case your NS explorations take you through the next door Province (New Brunswick)...
  22. Re: Healthcare is not a right, but should be part of our infrastructure

    Just for the record, not all countries with a Government (tax paid) scheme have a completely "free" system. Canada provides hospital and other primary care (doctor clinic etc) at no cost, but I still...
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    Re: Skin on frame rowing boats

    Dave, That is a very fair comment, and I should not have generalized from my experience with the Monfort specifications. I really did not know that his fabric was so different from that used in your...
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    Re: Skin on frame rowing boats

    I built Platt Monforts 12 ft boat. Nice lines, rows and tows well. Huge weakness (applies to all skin boats!) Is the fragility of the skin when forced to contact any bottom other than soft mud....
  25. Thread: Baking skills

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    Re: Baking skills

    Humidification (steam generation, like a commercial oven in miniature) is achieved by the closed lid of the Dutch oven retaining the moisture in the wet dough being driven off by the initial baking...
  26. Thread: Baking skills

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    Re: Baking skills

    For those new to baking, here is a variant of Norman's approach ("no knead") which one might characterise as not-very-much knead bread. I have spelt out all the steps in detail to help real...
  27. Re: Administration initiates a “Team B” climate advisory committee.

    There is an old legal tag, which goes "When your case is hopeless, abuse the plaintiff's attorney".

    Three points then. Number one - by insulting me (as a liar), you reveal the weakness of your...
  28. Re: Administration initiates a “Team B” climate advisory committee.

    You want more, Peerie? OK, here you are. By the way, your claim about "97% of climate scientists" is bull****, as you must know if you have looked at the evidence.

    Delingpole: The Five Best...
  29. Re: Administration initiates a “Team B” climate advisory committee.

    Let us see how open we all are to an honest discussion of the science.
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    Re: The 'Green New Deal'

    Too much left wing group think in this discussion for my (conservative/realist) taste. Here are some contrary thoughts - don't let your heads explode!

    Tony.


    Comments on ‘Green New Deal’...
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    Re: sloop or cutter or?

    I have a (very) elderly dictionary, where the entry for "Sloop" says "See Cutter", and the entry for "Cutter" says "See Sloop".

    I guess the compiler/s were not seamen?

    Tony.
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    Re: Outboard Trawler?

    Provided that she was really a smaller version - TUVA is a really BIG boat by my standards (but I do like its "lobster boat" type hull).

    Among the (many) design trade-offs we should consider, are...
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    Re: Outboard Trawler?

    Ian, Yes, that's the one. Too much Xmas breakfast. Of course, not an outboard, but influential in that it helped to persuade me that a "small" vessel could also be a comfortable one for a pair of old...
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    Re: Outboard Trawler?

    28608 Us from about 2013

    Tony.
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    Re: Outboard Trawler?

    MMD, that's an interesting way to spend a few Xmas days. To start things off, a reference to a previous generation's ideas may be interesting to some. John Atkin's Martha Green 24 footer was a...
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    Re: Outboard Trawler?

    Ian, Yamaha has had most of these for many years. We bought our T50 hp High Thrust in 2005, and have done about 1000 miles each summer since, at slow cruising speed in our 24 foot pocket trawler. ...
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    Skinny wheels tend to be harder (like the Latanzo ones) and hardness implies more noise, I found. I really like the nearly complete silence of the Yocaher soft wheels. I admit that I don't like the...
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    Woody- Tried that, and didn't.

    Tony.
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    28334 A Cosine Wherry is an a-symmetrical double ender, evident here in this pic of Toby Hind in her winter quarters suspended in my garage. The bow is much finer than the stern, and the waterlines...
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    28329 An upside down pic of the carriage. The plastic retaining strip is clear enough.

    Tony.
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    28325 Leaving the dock in Gagetown creek, which joins the Saint John River proper half a mile down stream. I am at the end of the recovery stroke, just about to "catch". I don't feather the oars.
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    28324 Here's why we don't do much boating in Winter. Tony.
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    Here are some pictures (seven or so). I don't seem to be able to post more than one at the same time, so that's what you see. Sorry for the multiple posts.

    Toby Hind, my Cosine, has as her...
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    Pictures? Not my strong point, but I will see what I can do.

    Tony.
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    The boat is lightly built, so perhaps a few pounds less than the 100 pounds estimated as "reasonable" in the book, and I run around 175 pounds. I will weigh more after Xmas, but since the water is...
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    Tweaking a sliding seat

    The big project this summer was to convert my Cosine Wherry to dual function fixed and sliding seat operation, with easy change-over at will. The lessons learnt may be of interest to others.

    The...
  47. Re: Solar panels 'suck up all the energy from the sun'

    So you think that CO2 is a pollutant at the trace levels we now have in the atmosphere ? That just reveals your level of intelligence.

    Tony.
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    Re: Attenborough on climate change

    So we can at least agree that so-called climate science is political (that includes Attenborough's silly statements, of course).

    I am not prepared to engage in a fruitless, non-rational political...
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    Re: Attenborough on climate change

    If I see a pathetic old wreck carrying a sandwich board downtown, which says "The End Is Nigh", I will pity him, and walk on. Attenborough's claims are equivalent, and do not deserve respect....
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    Re: Attenborough on climate change

    "If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.""

    Scientific evidence for an extremist nonsense claim, please. (Which...
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