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    Re: Paint additive?

    Thanks PC, I’d never heard of ‘em before reading your post. Need to educate myself about their products.

    As for “olde tymey” container, FPE looks to use a metal can too??
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    May be a bit late but here's a pic of Kirby's sample colors (ask 'em for a free copy, they'll send you one that uses actual paint samples) for your consideration:

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    Too they'll be happy to...
  3. Re: Any tips on using magnets in boat carpentry?

    I've been doing that with these things since not too long after they became widely available. Use 'em for 'hidden' closures in all kinds of things, they're small enough to go mostly unnoticed whether...
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    Re: Paint additive?

    I've started to explain this to people who ask me about it by adding "rolling then popping" which seems to tip them into understanding faster.
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    Re: Paint additive?

    Where was it I heard (years ago) that something less than perfectly smooth in a finish actually reduces energy needed to move it through water?

    Do we strive for a mirror-like gloss surface with a...
  6. Thread: AC drain line

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    Re: AC drain line

    Yep, preventive maintenance wins again. Frequently overlooked, but not by the spores & stuff that gets into those lines from condensate drainage.
  7. Thread: Weak stream

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    Re: Weak stream

    What's the length of run from source to cabin, and the hose ID? Mostly level or are you pumping uphill now?

    Longer the run, the bigger the ID needs to be if you want volume. Pressure gets shaved...
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    Re: Prove it yourself.

    Great insecticide too.
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    Re: 120 Doors to Mortice

    I certainly would if I were tasked with this kind of endeavor. Make an easy job of ensuring they're all done the same.

    Is the prospective client reliable? Will the job pay enough to earn you what...
  10. Re: Looking For Two of These...Seen Them Before Can't Recall Where

    Pic's kinda small to tell much about that item. Can you provide a bigger one or describe it? Dimensions would help a lot!

    Looks like wood, some kind of rail that's designed to leave sections...
  11. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Aluminum will (perhaps) be easier to fabricate, at least for the shaping of parts. Spendier than steel? Yes, unless Stainless is your choice. And Aluminum’s less dense as well so equal volumes of...
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    Thread DERAIL warning!!

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    Oh man (or HO in this instance) does that pic tell me you messabout with model trains too Todd?
  13. Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    OK so I was under the impression that a deckhead was part of an outer-facing deck of some sort... seems that's not the case.

    Still, the idea of gloss on anything but a vehicle gives me pause -...
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    Re: After the rain.

    We're getting a break after almost 2" fell earlier this AM. Temp's dropped, humidity's 100% & forecast holds another 1 - 2" overnight tonight.

    Glad we're on high ground, glad that the sump pump's...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Maybe not but if his train of thought’s tipped off rails it’ll be prospective buyer who gets to deal next with a wallet surgeon.
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Or maybe Po'Tom, now even richer for his experiences!

    Glad to see you're out & about after the jet lag. Be interesting to learn how winter there differs - if any - from winter back here. @ 51įN...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Very nice Mr. P, your care and attention to detail is well in evidence in those images. Thanks for the inspiration!
  18. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

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    There.

    Yes a simple bolt for the missing pin ought to suffice, and that boom looks like what once was solid wood (maybe two pieces laminated together?) but has suffered bigly from lack...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Picked up a well-worn edition of Atlas Shrugged last week @ local library. About 1/3rd through it so far.

    Read The Fountainhead back in high school, never got around to AS 'till now.
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    We have some decorative 'escutcheon pins' with largish, rounded heads that are textured, some with what look to be a hammered finish to 'em. Others more plain, similar to what's shown in the images...
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    That link where you snagged your posted image? Yes, if I’d had that before I started this thread it woulda saved bocoop bandwith! I may ‘forward’ a copy to Scott @ DW for their web page description…...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Yes, if you’re referring to what I know as upholstery tacks.

    Or I can order you what McMaster-Carr calls gimp pins -

    https://www.mcmaster.com/gimp-pins/

    - for a price.
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    Ronstan's answer included a link to their line of CF tiller extensions which revealed the missing bit about how the T-ended round tenon mates with their extensions. The supplied shrink tube is to...
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    Thanks Tom, I'd considered that but felt it may not be quite as well suited for disconnecting extension before / after use. The concept of a Quick Connect design, for about the same price, won me...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    Yep, loaf pans here too... filled 1-1/2" deep, or 2" for the heavier ones.

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    Can't imagine 3 tons of molten lead being anything to mess about without really, really thinking hard about all...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Nah, no mind. Too long ago to care.

    Arlington Heights until late '67. Don't recall the name of that place but it was right on Northwest Hiway across from the train station in town.

    I also...
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    OK so the oblong piece (base, with two screw holes) gets mounted on the forward-facing side of a rudder arm (there are two on this design, port & starboard, so maybe both?) then the T-shaped piece...
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    Re: deploying an anchor from the cockpit.

    Good thread! Gonna bookmark it for later copy/past into a PDF.
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    Look Familiar?

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    I bought one of these things the other day, thinking it may alleviate some "uncertainties" as to how my tiller extension is connected to the rudder arm on my Waterlust canoe. Presently I'm...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    Um... just how much lead are you planning on pouring into that mold? Giving us some dimensions would probably help gain some focus on the risks.

    I poured some ballast 'ingots' over the w/e....
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Once in awhile one shows up. There may just be one lurking over in that corner of the store, I'll look Wednesday when I'm back on the clock. Aluminum, not ash.

    [/QUOTE] I'm sure that they'd be in...
  32. Thread: Big Chip?

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    Re: Big Chip?

    It'll get worse, there's evidence of further blisters on that same plank between the missing spot and the bow.

    Next plank up's got a suspicious wrinkle in its center too, parallel to plank's...
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    Re: Casino's flooded

    Happens out there with some regularity.
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    You just need to walk into the right kinda hardware store Hwyl, like the one I work in 3 days a week. I'd know exactly what you'd be asking about, as well as where they are in the store, then I'd ask...
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    Re: The most vile food

    Agree 100%.

    My candidate for 'worst' is Durian... a fruit, if you can get close enough to care much.
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    Re: a real skunk load

    Messy, stains might be difficult to remove.

    Better to use 3% hydrogen peroxide (drugstore stuff) with a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved innit.

    That skunk odor's a mercaptan (click the...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    100% in agreement there Tom, and your signature tag serves to remind of that axiom.

    Good luck with your new adventure across the Big Pond to our east! Let us know of your new experiences when you...
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    Re: Prince Rupertís Drops

    So how is the physics of this any different than how Gorilla Glass - the stuff of screen protectors - or the decades old Pyrex cookware?

    As for annealing Tears, wouldn’t that negate much of their...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Everybody needs a hobby...

    She'll definitely be better off in your care than under her previous master's. Keep us posted on your progress for repairs / remediations / improvements!
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Works of art Jim, true works of art.
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Glad to see you breathe life back into this thread Jim!

    (And I know too much about "And the guilt, don't get me started, the shame, every time I looked under the bench..." despite having lived in...
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    Re: A gardening implement score.

    I hafta’ ask how you drilled that to hide the cord? (or did you just route it up the side facing away from your camera?)
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    Re: Battle Of Britain

    OT warning!!!!!

    (Whym’I not seeing those links? Noticed this days ago, forumites post ‘em yet all I see is blank space?)
  44. Re: Puttering in the back yard this morning, I slipped on some dry paint.

    OWWWWWowwwwouchouchouch… daxzxxit!!!

    ICE is your friend, as mentioned. All that prior damage is really fragile, doesn’t take further insult at all well.

    That dried overspray can be like ball...
  45. Re: Nasa's James Webb telescope reveals millions of galaxies

    And vice versa, which may turn out to be not too bad a thing at the end of the dayÖ

    Just finished reading Diablo Mesa, light summer reading with a timely twist on what just might be out there.
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    Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    New in ‘62 they listed for ~ US $3,700. Guy I knew in HS a couple years later drove one ‘till it was swapped for a Shelby GT350. Inflation since then’s close to 900% putting that price tag not too...
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    Re: Ventilator recommendations?

    I put one into the roof of my garage/shopspace nine years ago, it works great! But as the roof ridge runs N/S, the solar panel points S/SW so fan runs only mid- to late afternoon. But it helps keep...
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    Re: Theory of room air conditioner use

    Humidity’s really more important for human comfort than ambient temperatures generally. Our bodies can cool off given ample access to potable water but when the humidity’s too high the body’s cooling...
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    Re: Theory of room air conditioner use

    Kind of like what’s involved in zone heating systems, where different parts of a building are served by a dedicated thermostat and heating/cooling demand is usually controlled by location. Central...
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    Re: Theory of room air conditioner use

    Portables're inefficient 'cause they exhaust some of the air they've 'conditioned' with every minute they operate. That conditioned air is what's drawn in from the room they're being use in, what's...
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