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  1. Thread: Rudder Question

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    Re: Rudder Question

    The rudder on a Devlin Winter Wren also approximates a NACA foil like swoody posted. The leading edge has been more rounded that what it appears on this picture. Here it is being covered in glass and...
  2. Thread: Sleeping Dogs

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    Re: Sleeping Dogs

    Miley and her pups were accomplished sleepers too. She is sadly also recently departed.

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  3. Thread: Yacht club fees

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    Re: Yacht club fees

    Thanks, it looks like there is some benefits. It does seem a bit heavy-handed, though, especially, as you noted, to the bottom end of the pyramid where money is likely an issue.
  4. Thread: Yacht club fees

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    Re: Yacht club fees

    I am not currently a member of any club in SA (the boat is W.I.P), but I am obviously an interested party.
    What kind of service will be provided to club members (apart from what they currently get...
  5. Thread: Vid Pron

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    Re: Vid Pron

    I always strikes me how much cleaner the wakes on these boats are, compared to the powerboats that isn't a tenth of the size.
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    Re: South Africa on first steps to be

    Pardon the long and depressing post.

    Well, here on these shores politicians no longer even try to hide their hatred of white people. There are frequent statements by party leaders along the lines...
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    Re: misc cat boat related

    Indeed. They also like laptops :D

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    Re: misc cat boat related

    Cats and boat plans

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  9. Thread: Exit strategy

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    Re: Exit strategy

    True. But then, 20/20 hindsight is an easy thing. I have many friends who left decades ago, mostly to Australia and Canada. But there is always a price. One friend has been driving a bus for 12...
  10. Thread: Exit strategy

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    Re: Exit strategy

    Namibia is a fairly stable country. The fact that there are only 2 million inhabitants and it is geographically larger than Texas, helps. But good point, "President for life and steal as much as you...
  11. Thread: Exit strategy

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    Exit strategy

    One of the more useful things I have learned in business school is a well-planned and timeous exit strategy. Get out as soon as you recognise a mortal failure in any endeavour, and never throw good...
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    Re: Zimbabwean elections

    And South Africa's Zimbabwe moment is fast approaching

    http://www.politicsweb.co.za/news-and-analysis/constitution-will-be-amended-to-allow-for-ewc--cyr

    Time to move if you are a white South...
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    Re: Mugabe, hero or tyrant?

    The real question is not what can be done about the past of Zimbabwe, but what can be done about the future of SA. We are staring down that very same gun-barrel at this time. Have a read:
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    Re: World Cup Thread

    Apologies all, that was directed at Steven Bauer
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    Re: World Cup Thread

    Can you keep your crap American politics away from other events in the world? Thanking you in advance, although I know it is a useless request.
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    Re: Track days - Who does them?

    Congratulations, that is super smart spotting. For a while there I was feeling as inept at writing English as I am at biking Y>
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    Re: Track days - Who does them?

    Yep, just like I approach my real day job :d This is just for fun, and a lot safer than going fast on a public road. At least everyone goes in the same direction, the surface is predictable, there...
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    Track days - Who does them?

    BMW Track day at the Zwarkops race track this past Sunday. My 2007 Suzuki does not have the zip to keep up with the RR1000 BMWs on the straightaways, but held its own on the twisty bits amongst the...
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    Re: My engine is bigger than yours

    Thanks for that, makes perfect sense Y>
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    Re: My engine is bigger than yours

    Guaranteed not photo-shopped, photo took in Qatar. Four 350 hp, 1400 hp total. If you forget to untie it, you take the dock to sea :d

    The outer port- and starboard motors have slightly shorter...
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Todd, your comments are appreciated. I always wipe any surfaces that I cover in epoxy with acetone first (as recommended by the epoxy supplier) to get it free of any surface contaminates. Is this a...
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Thanks Ian, I feel better about this now
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Absolutely
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    Re: Epoxy brain failure

    Many thanks for all the responses guys. I like the idea of experimenting with a small portion of the ply with a proper mix, to see what happens. These are both internal surfaces (forward cabin...
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    Re: Spitfire and Vampire

    Beautiful photo. When I was at school in the seventies me and my friends would cycle over to the Air Force base in Zwartkops where they had a static display of a Spitfire and a Vampire at the gate,...
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    Epoxy brain failure

    This is embarrassing, but it is what it is :d

    I recently bought epoxy in a 4 kg resin / 1 kg hardener ratio. A few weeks later I bought the same brand in a 1 kg resin / 0,25 kg hardener ratio. You...
  27. Thread: Yacht drawings

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    Re: Yacht drawings

    Nice little small boat design by Dudley Dix (Ex South African, by the way) :ycool: Drawn for Gaff or Marconi rig.

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  28. Thread: Sick

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    Re: Sick

    Apparently this was also done with a chain saw

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    Re: World Cup Thread

    Will definitely watch the Aussies vs Ireland. SA is also playing England in the second test this afternoon
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    Re: Breaking the rules, Balkan ShipYards.

    Great stuff!
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    They make a 701 single cylinder as well. Must kick a bit when idling :D See the pic on post 4268
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    Re: Museum Buildings Themselves

    The museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. I really liked it.

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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Husqvarna had a 401 and 701 cc, both singles

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    V8 427 cu Ford Cobra in this bike

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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Based on a Honda 70 CC motor, I think

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    Lambretta 175 CC

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    I couldn't work out what they were trying to achieve with the header pipes on the CBX, it just appears totally haphazard
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Very clean Water Buffalo 2-stroke

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    I wasn't to crazy about this BMW

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    I don't recall what this was but it comes standard with the oil leak
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    I see, let me try and figure it out :confused:
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Very clean Water Buffalo 2-stroke

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    I wasn't to crazy about this BMW

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    I don't recall what this was but it comes standard with the oil leak
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    I was at a Bike Festival at Kyalami over the weekend. Photos from my phone, so not all that great. Some very nice bikes, and some hideous ones.

    Customised BMW NineT. I thought it looked good
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    Re: How is everyone camping?

    We use this

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    That looks like this when it is pitched

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    I don't normally tow with that car, because this is what happens :D I had an accident with my 4-wheel drive and we had to...
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    This is supposed to be at the SA Bike Festival this weekend, I'll try and get a better photo

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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    It appears to be a V-Twin, so why are the exhausts on different sides for the street and track versions?
  42. Thread: Prøn

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    Re: Prøn

    Off the coast of Namibia if I remember correctly.
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    I remember those. In the late 70's in SA the last word in 50cc bikes were Zundapp and Kreidler. I had a Yamaha RD 50 from age 16 (the youngest age you could legally get a license), and it did a...
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    Thanks Dave, Snake Valley and Zwarkops AFB is just about 5 km down the road from my house. We had two other flying Spitfire here in SA. One was damaged in a crash in around 2000. The other flying...
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    5 hours in a Spit? If I didn't see your previous thread I'd say you you were bulls***** :d
    Doesn't matter what I (or anyone except for an astronaut) does, that is a trump card.

    Please enjoy and...
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    Re: What have you been up to this week?

    That just looks perfect!
  47. Poll: Re: How many of you have a tattoo / are willing to show it?

    I have both. Shrapnel scars from a Pomzet anti-personnel mine on my chest and hip, and one on my shoulder from a bike accident in the 80's. So I put some ink over the shoulder scar. Now it looks and...
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    What have you been up to this week?

    I was doing the annual Sani2C adventure race in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands from Wednesday to Friday with my son. It is a multi stage MTB event starting at Sani Pass in Lesotho, ending at Scottburgh...
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    Re: Here’s to Peter Sibley...

    I don't like overusing the word, but fabulous thread is appropriate in this case
  50. Thread: Got stone?

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    Re: Got stone?

    Great Zimbabwe ruins

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