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    Re: As a kid…..

    #16- Yup, should have protected him(JFK)from Allan Dulles after he fired him...
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    Re: AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

    I flew in to Oshkosh a few years ago for the big event. Nice day with VFR approaches very coordinated and arriving aircraft follow proceedures which can bring 9 aircraft landing simultaneously on 3...
  3. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    My 1984 MB 240D still going showing 348K at the moment, Had the head off once for a bad valve. Original injectors and a couple of starter motor changes. Glow plugs need replacement ocassionally....
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    Re: Biden is not my president

    Todd in #14- That looks like some fast moving, especially for that pedal rate. I have not ridden one (I have a nice BMW fold-up mountain bike that fits in the trunk or airplane) I am 77 and been...
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    Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Fairleads? Why not bow chocks? Maybe a fairlead at the bow is a bow chock? I think the chocks shown are a bit too clunky for that nice bow. (my 2 cents) It needs a pair that fit to the stem and...
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    Re: Oars - varnish, cetol, or paint?

    Nice, Chris. You are in Guideboat Heaven. I have never found a problem of getting sand in the grips. In winter I have tried every combination of gloves and mittens to keep the hands warm but still...
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    Re: Oars - varnish, cetol, or paint?

    I have spruce oars from A. Dauphine and Sons, Lunenburg, NS, from 1981. I varnished them from new. The looms are leathered, the grips are bare. They live in my dinghy from April until December on...
  8. Re: what is the best movie you have seen recently

    If you liked "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon" then you should watch "The Big Sleep" but you've got to pay attention.../ cheers/ JC
  9. Re: Sorry, it’s a pretty good book, but the ending is contrived.

    I read Moby Dick with my classmates in HIgh school. Being a budding sailorly type I enjoyed it and did well that term because I read it and participated in the discussion. There is lots to learn...
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    Re: hydrogen from sea water?

    Military submarines routinely separate O2 from H2O (salt water) to get the O2 then add the O2 back to air in the boat. We scrub out the CO2. The hydrogen gets pumped back to sea. Been doing that...
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Not exactly sure here but alot of Chesapeake bay is sort of ....chocolate mousse sort of stuff, and sticky.
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    Re: Gypsy Moth IV

    HI Wiz- Thanks for your concern and, Yes, granted, the bedding had dried out. What I am saying is that the sheathing was hiding and containing the bio stew that was going on inside. Being a "wood...
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    Re: A good guy with a flashlight

    Ever put yr handy torch in yr pocket and then discover it is still ON? Ouch!
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    Re: Gypsy Moth IV

    I have had bad experience with Fiberglass sheathing over a cold molded hull. Mine was done with epoxy in the new build.
    Three layers of diagonal fir (3/8") and then 3/4" fir fore and aft over that,...
  15. Thread: Spreaders

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    Re: Spreaders

    I think that most of LF Herreshoff's designs called for spreaders which could move in the fore and aft plane to some extent. This allows the spreader to be pushed forward somewhat on the lee side...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    Regarding Hurley's photos: A reading of the stories of the loss of Endurance by many of the crew including Shackleton and Hurley himself will reveal that Hurley went to great and sometimes dangerous...
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    Re: Cruising the Strip

    Quite a few Ramblers and Studebakers. Some solid metal there. Nothing smoking too much. Pre EPA. 13 MPG and gasoline at 17Cents/gal. US.
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    Re: Lug Nut Question

    Lots of Brit cars (John B will know) Jags, Healeys, MG's, etc, have left or right hand thread on the knock off "nut" on the axle. They have an arrow cast into them with the word "UNDO" beneath. ...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    Ha, J. Dillon- Nice one. You have captured the essence of their situation. Although for scale you have to remember that the JC's cockpit was only 5'x2'! Three of us stood in it while "Cpt....
  20. Re: The wreck of the “Endurance” has been found

    Endurance Search area: Capt Worsley continued to Naviate after they were all on the ice as Endurance was abandonned. In doing so he discovered the the whole ice sheet of the Weddell sea was...
  21. Re: The wreck of the “Endurance” has been found

    P.S.- I have a friend and ex-mate who (incidentally played my Capt Worsley in the Shackleton iMax films) is on the RV Agulhas on this search expedition. He has been keeping me posted of progress of...
  22. Re: The wreck of the “Endurance” has been found

    HI Guys- From my screen name you might guess I had some inspiration from the Shackleton/ Endurance story , which is true. Look in "People and Places" department in this Forum for further...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    HI Guys- From my screen name you might guess I had something to do with Shackleton stories which is true. As an Oceanographic research vessel captain I got asked (22 years ago) to be involved with...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    It's happening. Some Russian owned private jets as well. Also reports of some Russian commercial ships being refused fuel/bunkers (possibly because of banking/funds issues) and some Russian ships...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    Fellows: The point of the asset seizure ( in this thread, motor Yachts belonging to Russian oligarchs) is to build pressure onto Putin himself from his select group who reportedly have benefited...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    Well, Guys, it looks like things are beginning to roll on the seizure of assets idea. I think that Putin has miscalculated the extent that the West will band more tightly against his attack on...
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    Re: persona non grata

    I'm with Skip in "Little Moscow". Kick the Russians out or make them explain why they should not be. Tell them to go back and straighten Putin out or don't come back here. I have removed the...
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    Re: Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    Russian Owned mega-yacht currently detained in northern Norway just now (25 Feb). Quite well equipped as ex-oil-support vessel with "guests" shortly to arrive in NATO sensitive area. Norwegians are...
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    Seizing Russian Oligarchs' Megayachts

    IN Regard to current events in Ukraine: Since the rise of the Russian Cleptocracy and the attendant rise of Putin's chosen ones many of those Oligarchs have gotten into the Megayacht world. Maybe...
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    Re: pr0n

    THat's a bronze strap that comes up the face of the stem to take the head stay. The bow chocks are separate castings which are screwed down and riveted together through the stem head. On some...
  31. Thread: Endurance

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    Re: Endurance

    I have some pertinent photos that you thread viewers might enjoy while we watch this expedition. Can someone tell me how to post them? I should know by now but do not. Thanks/ JC

    and Andrew-...
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    Re: Endurance

    For sure Capt. Worsley's navigation on the James Caird voyage is remarkable. He got only a few actual altitudes but then he had to work them out down below in the wet and dark inside the JC. He had...
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    Re: Endurance

    Hi Andrew- Yes, Capt Worsley's workbook survived and is in the Canterbury Museum, NZ. It is "Workbook for the Log of Endurance and the James Caird Aug 1915-13May 1916." Canterbury Museum...
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    Re: Endurance

    Re: Hurley's photos- reading the various diaries it is noted that Hurley and crew went to some efforts to recover tinned buckets of his glass plates and did so. They had been stored in his darkroom...
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    Re: Endurance

    What will they find? Maybe more like the hulls of Erebus and Terror in the north. While the accounts of the day report that ice spurs had penetrated the hull of Endurance and the shifting ice had...
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    Re: Endurance

    HI Andrew- I am following the RV Agulhas/Endurance project and have a friend/former Mate on board. I am close to the subject because I followed Shackleton's route (to some extent) while filming the...
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    Re: Shop Heater

    Wow, Steve- Heat pump works OK in winter in Blue Hill? (for those from away- Blue Hill is halfway up the Maine, USA, coast, a coldish place in Winter)
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    Re: Bird steals GoPro and makes movie

    Ah, the Kea birds! Ha ha. One time I was down in the South Island ready to tramp up to one of the glaciers and at the parking lot were a few cars and Kea birds. The people were chuckling about...
  39. Re: Roger C. Taylor (author and founder of International Marine Publishing)

    Sorry to hear of this. Roger was a Great Man to the Traditional Cruising boat world. I became aware of Roger when he was writing for his publications of National Fisheman (Maine Coast Fisherman and...
  40. Re: As a non-pilot I found this 20 minute video fascinating.

    You are welcome, guys. I'm with Dave- OSH is an AMAZing event full of every aspect of aviation and enthusiam largely supported by all volunteers. For OSHKOH the girls approach and landing was not a...
  41. Re: As a non-pilot I found this 20 minute video fascinating.

    No too bad. Yes, the muzak is annoying and the giggly part, too, but otherwise it's just Air Traffic Control Coms. Fairly normal VFR flight with Flight Following (advisories from ground radar for...
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    Re: The model room

    The so-called "hold fast" for holding halfhull models in a vice at various angles is something L.F. Herreshoff saw and admired in his father's shop. In several publications (Common Sense of Yacht...
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    Re: The Truth About Gout

    I have occasionally gotten the Gout. I hadn't thought of myself as over indulging in anything in particular. I believe hydration is the key. Increased uric acid in blood can indicate decreased...
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    Re: Jimmy Carter's Nuclear Meltdown

    The thread title is a bit misleading- a sort of click-bait deal. (it was not his meltdown but he inherited it and had to clean up the mess) I know a bit about nuclear power and especially with...
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    Re: flukey

    I hit the tail of a N. Rt Whale once (she was underwater) at 20 kts. Don't remember the shaft size but I had a pair of 8.3 L Cummins. Stopped the boat like I hit a container. Bent port shaft and...
  46. Thread: Marco Polo

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    Re: Marco Polo

    And Fitzgeraldo- which MP do you have and where are you? I have been to NZ a couple of times over the last few years on work and try to keep my eyes open. Where are you with the boat and how is...
  47. Thread: Marco Polo

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    Re: Marco Polo

    Thaitanium- Thanks for the note. I have the Marco Polo which was built in Hawaii as HOPE around 1979. I am in New England near Plymouth, Mass. She was beautufully done, cold molded over...
  48. Re: Has there been a thread on our new national religion?

    Many years ago I did a course in "Comparitive Religions". I was/ am a fairly liberal New Englander ( I lived 15 miles from Cambridge, Mass) and had friends who were Protestants, Jews, Catholics, ...
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    Re: Veteran's Day

    US Navy Submarine Force- Navy Nuc Power Program to Engineer in SSBN 655. 6 years and 7 patrols in Atlantic, Med and Arctic to White Sea. 1965-71. Knowing what I know now I would have been an...
  50. Re: bouvet island whaling station, long abandoned

    Nope- It's South George Island and the whaling station is Gritviken. Shackleton's remains are there but he arrived at Stromness whaling station after his over-the-island rescue jaunt. Not all the...
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