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    Re: Re-building my Ketch Tonga (1960)

    Iroko is good durable stuff.It also makes me sneeze and itch when working with it.I may be particularly sensitive and others may have less trouble with it.Once in the boat it will do a great job.
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    Re: Corvette vs. Tesla

    It would be the very first sheet metal Corvette if that were the case. I think its a great step forward and suspect there is a bit of contingency planning about the styling.For one thing,the abundant...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Another nice Lancia.

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    Re: Corvette vs. Tesla

    I suspect the reason was "We always do it that way". The engine CG has apparently come down because they have dry sumped it and according to autoweek the leaf spring is a thing of the past and...
  5. Re: Let's dismantle Church/State separation

    I'm slightly reeling from the statement in the OP that 70 % of a town's population are practising Christians.Maybe because I live where the figure is well below 1% and we have dozens of disused...
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    Re: Favourite YouTube channels, redux

    Sliptonic for Freecad machining guidance.A great resource for continually developing and utterly free CAM software.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Just been reading that there will be a series of "continuation" DB4 Zagatos. Only to be sold to those buying a limited edition DBS and thus spending not far short of £7 million.To get back on track...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    By no means bad but don't you think this is just a bit better?

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I hope the perpetrators have to undergo similar modifications to their own bodies.


    Another Zagato vehicle.

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  10. Re: His Ashes... :) :D might you have this done with some of yours ?

    One of the best strategies for dispersal of ashes came from Gray Baskerville,a very well liked writer on Hot Rod magazine.His ashes were packed into the parachute of a car running at Bonneville speed...
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    Re: Guitar lessons

    I wish i had the musical ability to play anything.Instead I do enjoy listening to a wide range of music.It did amuse me a couple of years ago when I looked in a music shop window and saw a ukulele...
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    Re: Skin-on-frame automobile?

    There could be a niche business making something like that to protect the occupants of an Ariel Atom.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A unique DS.

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    Re: Silverstone

    In the last series of "The Grand Tour" they did a segment on Jim Clark and analysed what he achieved in 1965.Hugely impressive and in a wide range of championships.Not really easy to make a...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Well if you have ever seen a Citroen DS steering wheel and looked into the history of the car,you might be aware that the original design called for the road wheels to be secured with the same number...
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    Re: Silverstone

    That wasn't exactly the type of impact the rear crash structure was intended for and it withstood it well.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I posted this one on my Goodwood thread-which sunk with very little trace.

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    I liked the speedometer in the centre of the steering wheel and I would like to think the small number of spokes...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A Ballot and it may be the first in this thread.

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    Re: Phillip Allen RIP

    My condolences to his nearest and dearest.I am glad his passing was peaceful and I thank Gareth for retrieving the gem he posted about brickwork.
  20. Re: European ride part 3, September & Octoberfest

    Part of the green route takes you through the Vosges regional park.There are some excellent motorcycle routes there and a quick search will find them and some of the videos that have been posted on...
  21. 100 years since the R34 crossed the Atlantic both ways

    Until a couple of weeks ago I hadn't realised we were close to the centenary of the first two way flight across the Atlantic.It was done by the airship R34 and you can read more about it here...
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    Re: Talk me out of a Finn

    I think you need to read Gary Hoyt's description of gybing a Finn in a healthy breeze.I read it a very long time ago and during my brief period of Finn ownership realised I had no chance of getting...
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    Re: describe your ideal burger

    You win!
  24. Re: “The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking”

    Nobody has ever accused me of being erudite before and I might dispute the description.I did wonder whether anybody followed the link I originally provided and clearly Paul did.I highly recommend...
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    Re: perfect bilge fodder

    I know a man with a slightly different use of a narrow boat.He is an engineer with a particular speciality and is often required to apply himself for his clients benefit for periods that may vary...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I had one of those,great little car and I do mean little. That looks like a fairly late example after they moved away from ten inch wheels.Good thing your example is a long way away or temptation...
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    Re: Not a Tesla but I love it.

    I have known a few people who run ordinary Transits,as opposed to Connects,as their sole vehicle.I also know a couple of people who own Volkswagen Caddys for their versatility.Just wait till Tesla...
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    Re: Should I cap my centerboard slot?

    You had a sub-optimal gasket.
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    Re: Lightning 15451 Launch

    I can just about imagine the sense of satisfaction.Great achievement.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Nick confirms the point in that the jib will still be operating at the same angle with respect to the wind.What inboard sheeting does is to permit the boat to aim a bit higher and it is fairly...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    You may not have found the interior too restful then.

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  32. Re: Why does the prospect of electric cars becoming common cause so much anger

    My favourite commentator on American automotive matters devotes his weekly rant to the topic of electric cars this week http://www.autoextremist.com/ .Well worth a few minutes of your time.
  33. Re: Why do some people think that the Tesla model 3 is ugly?

    That is wrong in so many ways.If you don't fit,don't buy one.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    What do we think of this Voisin?

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    Re: Update me on Brexit

    Its the week of the British GP and his name hasn't been in the papers much of late.
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    Re: Should I cap my centerboard slot?

    The first post refers to water being a few inches down in the case with water bailed in to test things.Given the area of the waterplane it would take a lot of extra weight to immerse the oat much...
  37. Re: Advice on mahogany veneer on classic runabout boat restoration

    I do wonder whether 9mm thick material ought to be described as veneer. It would concern me that something of that thickness might cup or distort.I have seen what a piece of 0.6mm furniture veneer...
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    Re: Vintage Race Car Doodle

    Its nice to see Peugeots getting some appreciation.They do have a good claim to fame in the USA https://www.supercars.net/blog/1912-peugeot-l76-grand-prix/ . Plenty of others for Rob to apply his...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Having recently replenished my stocks of car images I will trickle a few into the thread in the next few days.

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    Re: Sam Manning

    I first became aware of his talent for wonderfully clear illustrations when I read the Dory Book.No photographs could have conveyed the information in the same unambiguous manner and the examples of...
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    Re: 1964 Broom Viking restoration project.

    A multi tool could be very useful as you might be able to preserve the shape of some of the parts and thus provide yourself with good patterns.Does the prospect of cutting good scarph joints cause...
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    Re: Talk me out of a Finn

    It may have been coincidence but the rules about wearing wet clothing for ballast were changed.Just a few months after several very good Finn sailors had knee surgery to repair the damage they had...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Another nod to GN which started this thread quite a while ago.

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    Re: 1964 Broom Viking restoration project.

    I have a suspicion that you will find de-zincified brass screws and a similarly afflicted keelband and beneath that some bevelled plywood plank edges.
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed

    I have a small album at http://tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=D7x2Y0a1KM6z7YyKp4WEf4h4l5k2TGxc .

    A couple of Voisins.

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    Re: 1964 Broom Viking restoration project.

    Wrapping 9mm ply around that bow section won't be the easiest thing. Is there a keelband present?
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    The initial studies for the XB-70 Valkyrie looked at all sorts of exotic fuels.

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    Re: Inept, insecure, incompetent

    From where I'm sitting the EU looks like a beacon of competence and sanity.The British government on the other hand...................
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed

    There were lots of Bentleys and a good number had blowers.

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    Re: Your next pickup truck?

    Doesn't anybody want one of these?

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