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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I was wondering that. Chance of a malfunction and an 'own goal'?
  2. Re: A new contender for the "ugliest car" title

    Is it a coincidence that it is in a scrap yard?
  3. Thread: eff one 2022

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    Re: eff one 2022

    Might you be a little biased:D
  4. Re: A new contender for the "ugliest car" title

    Friends in UK had a couple and liked them. The revamp was when they were getting a bit long in the tooth, so sales were lower.

    Really ugly was the Nissan Juke.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Greetings from France, have a good one!
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    All probably dates from wondering if the person has something infectious and to keep one's distance...BY:D

    How are you? Not so good, might be the Black Death.. And you? (spoken to an empty...
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    Re: John Steinbeck recommenndations

    I think he was out of his depth with that one. Better his US based books.
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    One in parts of UK which didn't require an answer was 'Ow's yer breeder?'
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    Re: Census 2021 And the implications...

    Me too,
    Though there might be a % of Catholics that find it advantagous to have the border?
  10. Re: wonder how young this guy was when he was diagnosed with cancer

    I worked on the ground side for a 'Top Dressing' outfit in 1970, not long, as it was chaotic. Lots of stories about poisoning of the careless.
    Now, around here in France, lotsa talk about how to do...
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Thanks Nick
    Birlinn, that is very like my boat.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Wasn't it them that got pizzed off when Lotus turned up at Le Mans and were likely to take the index of efficiency? Queue a bit of skullduggery.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Lovely boat Nick, but any idea why the rudder is so long? Most others have shorter 'penny on stick' . Also, my Oughtred WT, built to plans, the rudder is not self centering if let go. Sharply goes...
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    Re: Sail math and placement ?

    Going back a bit, the quick method to find out your center of lateral resistance (without math!) is to cut out a cardboard profile of the underwater body, including the dagger/bilge board and balance...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Always been interested, but never needed a set. Considering the price of other electronic gizmos, the Furano 1623 I found, new, priced at under $1,500 sounds a bargain. Compared with the older, non...
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    Re: Import boat trailer from UK

    On the light subject, cars in UK have separate turn lights, while in the US flashing the stop on the side was/still is, common. Just the number board, so not a big deal.
    I was building trailers in...
  17. Thread: ingomar

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    Re: ingomar

    Wonder who dropped out?
    Bare hull? Less than 25% of finished, if that.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    They seem to have a following. I sailed one back in '69 from Sardinia to St Tropez. Not a lot of wind, so difficult to asses.

    My next:
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  19. Re: Uninvited Houseguests: Gremlins In the Electronics

    Not just Hondas, I bought a Renault Scenic for Mrs A. Talk about fits of pique! Did all sorts of things without asking. Finally got in a huff about starting. Well, I am going to get my own back......
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    Actually, he isn't. Just works up that way. Had a few chats with him, in the Scara days and he knew a few people I did. Liked his posts on unusual building back then. Not sure why he got banned or...
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    Not grooming (of any sort!!) but some friends went this way. It made them out as complete idiots for the screen. DON'T
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    I would like to chat with the designer about his ideas as to the raised deck amidships. Not exactly mainstream.
  23. Re: The Golden Globe 2020: Sailing Like it's 1968

    Navigation is just that.. Even the Volvo lot screw up and run aground.
    The last race had a lot of people cop out, which raises the point about modern, verses older style boats.
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    They are all active service, so carry the arms they would use.
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    Reminds me of the Royal Tournament (sp) with the gun crews competing round a course. Earls Court back in the 60's?
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    I was a bit surprised that the Scottish Hearse was a Merc?
    Interesting bit about the gun carriage from Victoria's funeral, thanks.

    The Guards' horses weren't too keen on the bagpipes...Obviously...
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    Re: Natasha’s Adventures

    There seem to be rumblings and getting more public. Putin's position looks to be getting shakey. If he goes, they may be some hope for a more open and better life over there.
  28. Re: Been reading more about Princess Ann the last several days than I have over 40 ye

    Like Andrew CB, I much enjoyed your input. More needed...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    In and out, so watching the odd bit. I thought there was a lot of poop on the road, then realised it was flowers, thrown by the crowd.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Here is a more recent resto. Ginetta G4. Local friend bought a heap of bits and I rebuilt the chassis, a round tube space frame. Well rotted and quite distorted after an accident.
    Ford 1500cc with...
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    Re: Nitromors alternative?

    That really is toxic...carcinogenic too.
    I did read somewhere that people like farmers are still allowed it.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Have we had a Peerless before?
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    Restored from a hulk by the same guy as the previous Special.
    Some history:https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26494/lot/62/?category=list&length=96&page=1
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    Re: The Great Escape

    I have yet to see any of your links featuring on a Bank Holiday:o
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Back in '73 friend was talking about building a car. I did the chassis design and suspension, along with the welding of the frame.119519119519119519
    It had an Alfa 1750 with a VW box. We made the...
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    Re: Back on the chain gang...

    Yep on the stoves. Made one for us out of a 45kg gas bottle. Quite good. Then had people at the door to make more. Tided up the ideas and knocked out a few hundred. All out out of plate, as no...
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    Re: Back on the chain gang...

    Since you ask... Architectural metal work, so gates, railings, spiral stairs, decorative stuff, along with the occasional space frame chassis for cars. Just doing some structural frames to replace...
  37. Thread: The Line.

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    Re: The Line.

    I got a realy bad feeling when this first surfaced. So much promised, but little explained. That MBS is tying his reputation to it does not inspire confidence.
    The 'Island' communities in...
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    Re: Back on the chain gang...

    Wow! Thanks for all that. Makes me pretty humble in my metal shop. Though, yet to have a failure.
    Nice Horsey!
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    Re: Back on the chain gang...

    So, how often to you find a duff weld?
  40. Re: I predict lots of folks have or will fail WORDLE today.

    Blew it here too, breaking a decent run.
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    Re: Back on the chain gang...

    Fascinating!!
    I was looking at a much smaller pipe that had been pushed under a local junction. Was wondering how they guide the 'drill' to go under the road and up again. Had a couple of ideas, but...
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    More likely lack of structural knowledge. Some of the later crumblings were poor upkeep and even an earthquake.
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    They did get it wrong sometimes. St Albans, in Hertfordshire, fell down at one point.

    Just looked, a partial collapse in 1323. There were a few more later.
  44. Re: As a "nonworking Royal" Harry isn't wearing a uniform

    Sort off, but his antics since he 'served' have taken the gloss of what to wear at the recent events.
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    Re: A new Method of Execution

    Yikes, not what one would choose to off one-self.. though a guy in the UK set up a chainsaw to do it... That takes a bit of thinking to include in the ways..

    Open windows appear to be the choice...
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    Re: A new Method of Execution

    The Swiss don't allow assisted suicide at the moment, but you can take pills supplied. If the nitrogen kit was left handy, then OK by them. The film maker Godard just went off by choice.
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Sorry guys, tried to delete the duplicate, but no...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Agree on that. The suggestions to build far more complex boats (Ilur and others) are far from what the OP is looking for.
    Also, AJBTC didn't need to come in waving his finger about safety. It was...
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Ned's photos clearly illustrate why it is so much easier to epoxy ply lapstrake, rather than tradition rivited. While trad clinker is/was a delight to see, it illustrates the 'do you enjoy building,...
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    Re: Identify and restore

    The middle and rear thwarts look original, but not the forward one and that steering mess. Agree about the 'spray rails', cobbled on later. Likely it was a tender with a small O/B, but someone got...
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