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    Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    We used to live at Smiths Lake. My favourite place.

    Rick
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    Re: Nordic Folkboat Plans

    Thanks but yes, I know the story and actually have some friends who knew her well.

    Rick
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    I like that.

    Rick
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    Re: Nordic Folkboat Plans

    There is something a bit odd in suggesting on a wooden boat forum that someone planning to build a traditional wooden boat should go and buy a GRP derivative instead. I know it's all well-intentioned...
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    Re: Fixing up a Folkboat

    Hi, I have a Nordic Folkboat too and I'll be doing some more restoration work on it fairly soon. It's built quite differently to yours and with quite different materials so I don't see much relevance...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The Cat boys know a lot about sailing 11' dinghies?
    Glad it works for you.

    Rick
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    Re: Nordic Folkboat Plans

    If you want a comfortable little yacht that sails really well, go for the Stella. If you want a boat that sails beautifully, even in heavy weather, go for the Folkboat.

    Rick
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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    You might bother to ask yourself just why that might be!

    Rick
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    Me too.

    Rick
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    Right, there's no doubt that ASD is real and highly problematic for a great many people. In my view there has been a bit of overidentification (I've seen it) too. The problem with that is that it can...
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    Especially so where, in some communities it's actually preventing extinction of potentially devastating disease.

    Rick
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    No, our systems are not that different. The experience in Canada, USA and NZ were pretty similar too. Many today will argue that, back then, there were high numbers of children and adults with ASDs...
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    Probably have no argument with you on this Nick but definition of autism up to around 1990 was vastly different to that typically used for ASD today. People diagnosed with ASD today include many,...
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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    Oh c'mon Nick! A bit of balance please! The Weather Underground blew people up in the 1960s and you don't mention them at all! Theym libralsv been killin ur people fr decds!

    Rick
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    Not necessarily problematic behaviour but usually problematic. Narcissism isn't at all associated with ASD. We could all argue about the merits or otherwise of the change to a very broad definition...
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    Yep.

    Rick
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    Re: Vaccine Denialists

    Exactly right. The definition of autism is so broad these days that it includes almost anyone with unusual behaviour.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    For example?

    Rick
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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    It was intended to be a reference to that other Mad Hatter but a bit too oblique, I guess. Sorry!

    Rick
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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    Now we have a Trump disciple telling US to wake up, we're being used! It gets ridiculouser and ridiculouser!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That's good really - a myriad of problems filters down to just one! It's hard to spend that much but you'll be glad. It's horrible waiting for the next thing to go bung!

    I was actually wondering...
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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    Shouldn't it be `Make America Grate Again'? That way they can at least claim some success!

    When Bush Jnr was President, the economy bucketed, the international reputation of America as a decent...
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    Re: In Memoriam: Sir Edmund Hillary

    It doesn't really matter what people think. Hillary was a great man who gave credit to all, especially in Nepal. Any country would be proud to claim him.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Were there any boats?

    Rick
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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    A Trump supporter sarcastically recommending that OTHERS get in their bunkers and lock their doors! Hilarious!

    Rick
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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    Catholic diocese offers apology
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School issued a joint statement apologising to Mr Phillips and said they would take "appropriate...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Fortunately!

    Rick
  28. Re: Norglass Microshield varnish, anyone used it?

    Definitely not temp then! It'll be interesting to hear what Norglass have to say about it.

    Rick
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    Re: Installing new Nanni engine

    I had to cut the bottom out of the cockpit and a little bit of the forward end face too, to lift in the new engine. I've sealed it all now and built a new, hopefully waterproof, hatch for the cockpit...
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    I just looked up the data sheet for your varnish. It says to not use it in temperatures less than 10 C. How was the temperature there in June? That could be the problem. I still think there'll be a...
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    Can you get a UV lamp easily or cheaply? Maybe that'll do the trick! I'd certainly call them myself if I were you and go right through the issue with them. I've never heard of any paint needing a...
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    I've been using Norglass Weatherfast Marine Varnish on my tiller. I went hard but did wonder for quite a while whether it would go really hard. It did but it took a long time - weeks, possibly...
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    Re: Honolulu Scuba diving

    Well, a lot more swimmers and surfers are attacked by sharks than divers but only because there are very many more swimmers and surfers than divers. Shark attacks are very rare anyway but there have...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sometimes a capsize is a good thing:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-20/boat-overturns-on-way-to-rottnest-island/10730366

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A properly set up bandsaw is a great thing to have, that's for sure!

    Rick
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    Re: Installing new Nanni engine

    Well, our story was a bit different in that I had an opportunity to replace a 40 year old raw water cooled engine with a new one with heat exchanger, at a bargain basement price. But, yes, quite a...
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    Re: Installing new Nanni engine

    I can see why!

    Rick
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    Re: Answer to Gillette

    60! Fussy.

    Rick
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    Re: Music: May I propose a discussion topic.

    I had no idea Robert Johnson was so young when he died - what a shame! Ritchie Valens too - I knew he was very young but only 17?!

    Rick
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    Re: Answer to Gillette

    Chainsaw.

    Rick
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    Re: Installing new Nanni engine

    I have a new tank to install as a second tank and I will be building a drain sump into it. Once it's set up, I'll be taking out the old tank and modifying it in the same way. Nice job you've done...
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    Re: Installing new Nanni engine

    I'll install the passive ventilation and then see how that goes before installing any fan. The main problem we have with fuel here is the fungus or whatever it is. We treat the fuel with a...
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    Re: In Memoriam: Sir Edmund Hillary

    That explains the tractor - thanks!

    Rick
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    Re: Installing new Nanni engine

    I just purchased several plastic ports so that I can ventilate the engine bay into the lazarette where I have quite good ventilation and I'm still looking for a way to run a vent up into the forward...
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    Re: Lionfish: Beautiful and Dangerous Invaders

    They're very beautiful and I always enjoyed finding them on our reefs here and across the Pacific. It's a real pity that they've been transported to other seas and have come to be despised there....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    All good! A bit of a fiddle to get the shaft coupling back on and I had to make some new cover plate studs so I could fit the control cable bracket but ..... it works! I ran the boat against the...
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    Re: Installing new Nanni engine

    I've decided to leave the old bilge pump and sink outlet fitting where it is. I won't use it for the bilge pump but I'll still drain the sink into it. Easier.

    Yesterday the gearbox returned from...
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    Re: In Memoriam: Sir Edmund Hillary

    Things do seem to last quite well down there. :)

    Rick
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    Re: In Memoriam: Sir Edmund Hillary

    Well, yeah, I get that. If it's a place you really have to go ..... By then, though, it was possible to go by plane and, sort of be home for tea. I think.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Okay, I'll have a look - thanks! Decided to change the order to 1.5" thick boards. Dearer than the 1", of course but actually cheaper than 30mm as the mill would have high setup costs to mill a...
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