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    Re: I feel old....

    I'm trying really hard to avoid asking whether the aches and pains attendant on a couple of vigorous hours afloat used to be more severe............
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    Re: Heating a small boat

    This is the sort of thing you might consider https://heaters4you.com/kits/215-planar-2kw-small-boat-kit.html .No water vapour in the boat and low running costs.
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    Re: RIP Peter Fonda 79

    I saw him riding that motorcycle up the hill at Goodwood a few years ago.He seemed to enjoy the experience http://www.peterfonda.com/festival-of-speed-2013-goodwood-estate/ .
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    Re: Vince Brennan

    I hope Vince sticks around the forum for a long time to come.Best wishes.
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    Re: Microsoft Adobe Rant

    Same here and I won't be going back.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A collaboration between Rover and Alvis.I expect it would impress journalists who came from the everyday world that included Triumph Heralds and ford Anglias,it must have seemed like a missile in...
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    Re: New boat build in Greece

    You should varnish the spars as the varnish will reduce the rate of degradation of the epoxy from exposure to the sun and the sun often shines in Greece.
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    Re: Free!Ship/Michlet help

    Have you tried tracking Leo down and asking him about the source code?He is a lot less active online these days and his old site seems to have evaporated.
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    Re: Stuart Turner motor

    If economics are part of the equation,what would the change in insurance premium be for the more volatile fuel?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I wonder where it ended up.It certainly wasn't at Gaydon when I went there a few years ago,but this creation was and if either of them deserved to reach production it shouldn't have been this .
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  11. Thread: New boat

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    Re: New boat

    Yes.In addition the hatch would benefit from a cover that diverted green water before it found it's way below.
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    Re: Heating a small boat

    The Chinese diesel heaters have attracted quite a following over here.There may be better and worse exhaust elbows to decide between,but the whole heater costs less than a service for the old...
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    Re: biggest crab boat ever

    Not his greatest achievement to my mind.Not only because of it's limited commercial success.The three skeletons found between the hull skins doesn't commend the working practices or oversight during...
  14. Thread: New boat

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    Re: New boat

    I haven't seen any Crowninshield boat that wasn't good looking,he certainly had a good eye for a boat.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    At the time of the Stratos Zero there were several similarly themed concept cars,even Vauxhall indulged.

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    While it might be heresy to some I actually prefer the Roadrunner...
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    Re: Gluing Mast with Boltrope Groove

    Can you hire a router so that you can cut the correct groove for a boltrope?One of the cheap cutters from ebay will work adequately and you can take note of Art's comments about hollowing the mast...
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    Re: Free!Ship/Michlet help

    I have never been able to get Michlet to run.I must admit to not trying for too long a good few years ago and haven't gone back since.A good few years ago I had a chat with one of the team from...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    What it's racing cousin was propelled by.

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    Re: Frightening foresight?

    Would it have related to the helter skelter in my local cathedral? It does seem to be making one or two people splutter.Not easy to make a connection to the Manson mob directly and they ought to be...
  20. Re: why is scot throttling the woodenboat forum experience?

    I have wondered if the good phone line is down and the phone on a tree is the only connection with the rest of the world.
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    Re: 'Vette Lovers - time to choose

    Because it would do nothing to get all that power transferred to the road surface.
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    Re: 'Vette Lovers - time to choose

    There are people who can't forgive GM for dropping round rear lights so obviously moving the engine back a yard and a half is going to rankle.Is there a better combination of performance and price...
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    Re: 3D Printing

    I can see the attraction but have to wonder how many people are willing to invest the time in becoming proficient in 3D modelling. The only alternative is to hope somebody has made a part you need...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Michelotti is credited with the design.
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    Re: Offshore washing machines

    This one did the job it was intended for and won the last Vendee Globe.It might not have done so had both foils on Hugo Boss been in place for the whole race.On one tack,the absence of a foil really...
  26. Re: Another superyacht concept drawn with a straightedge

    Will it actually get built? They may already have a victim lined up to have justified doing the rendering.Of course if he has an eye test due-that may change.
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    Re: Offshore washing machines

    These days they rise above it all. Not to mention arriving at their destination very rapidly.Not to mention making superstars of their sailors.
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    Re: Sheeted in and charging hard

    There just isn't time for the water to go round any curves.Maybe there would be if Mr Coanda got involved and it would go a bit slower.Its the boat of a sailor I have huge admiration for and I...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A bit of Fiat here and a roof to keep the rain off.

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  30. Re: Which Metre Rule Produced the Most Wholesome Yachts ???

    This one has been sold http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/yacht/363/david-boyd-43-ft-8-metre-cr-1967 .A bit more information here:...
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    Re: concrete counter top finish

    Lots of videos on youtube about polishing concrete worktops.
  32. Re: Which Metre Rule Produced the Most Wholesome Yachts ???

    8 metre CR.Sensible hull shapes and decent accommodation. More space below than the square metre classes and drier when sailing.
  33. Re: You have to move tomorrow--where are you going?

    Somewhere between Benodet and Vannes and I could probably afford a property there with a decent sized barn for a boat or three.
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    Re: A couple of car care questions.

    A lot of European vehicles have unitary bodies that are galvanised prior to paint.Since this became the case,instances of severe body rot have become much less common.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Rob might like some of the bracketry and other hardware on this Itala.

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  36. Tinypic recommends moving to photobucket

    I had a message from tinypic saying that their business model isn't working and recommending a move to photobucket.I rather think both of those organisations deserve to go down the tubes.
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    I've never actually seen 5200.I have seen a tube of 4200 but for sealing UHMW I have used Sikaflex 221 and it seems to have the same qualities as 5200.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Neatly made "bodywork",if appallingly styled.Is that really 3 SU dashpots up front?Its too near bedtime to see such horrors....
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    Re: Dengue Fever

    I can offer sympathy but nothing practical.My father had dengue fever a couple of times when posted to the far east in WW2 and it wasn't pleasant even when he told me the edited highlights years...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I have a good supply of Bentley images Rob.Is it cruel to post them?

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    Re: Buy British

    Has anybody done a blind taste comparison?
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    Re: Who knew? (car related)

    Usually a female mould in several sections as a male mould would be a huge challenge to remove.There can be a foam or 3D printed former to support the carbon until the vacuum is applied and removing...
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    Re: "Margaret" Grey Seal by Iain Oughtred

    Coming along nicely and I definitely have a case of shed envy.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    I wouldn't put flotation foam under the floorboards for two reasons.First you will increase the tendency for the boat to invert after a capsize,although a capsize may not be highly likely an...
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    Re: Who knew? (car related)

    If you do that with a vacuum bagged laminate,the twine will bond very well to the part.
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    Re: Buy British

    Who else could supply the world with this?

    https://img.tesco.com/Groceries/pi/453/0000050184453/IDShot_540x540.jpg
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    I had no idea that anything would stick UHMW ,so thanks for the information.Keep flushing!
  48. Re: Dayton shooting: Nine confirmed killed, shooter also dead

    I totally understand the pessimism and it is probably well founded.What does occur to me is that the continuing violence is dragging more and more people into the group that have been deprived of the...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Another Bentley with a lid.

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    Re: Siri Hears

    My wife asked me why I spoke so softly in the house I said I was afraid Mark Zuckerberg was listening! She laughed I laughed Alexa laughed Siri laughed - James Franco
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