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    Re: hvalsoe 25?

    Sure looks like a Nordic Folkboat
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    Re: Electrical help

    Sounds like a bad capacitor.

    Take the cap to Hamilton Electric on Airport Blvd. They will test it and sell you a new one if needed
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    Re: I need a drill press

    The green era Powermatic machines were good "light industrial" grade equipment. They were very popular with high school shop programs and lots of the Powermatic machines that come on the market in...
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    Re: Atlantic White Cedar

    Coming at this from a slightly different angle...

    16 foot boards aren't long enough for full length planks for an 18 foot boat in one piece so you are going to have to scarf the planks to get the...
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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    Lot #240 Ladies Gig "Mary" is a nice boat. All Spanish Cedar planking. Not as light as she could be but still rows nicely.

    Lot #250 Reproduction Garvey Skiff is a good sailing boat with the...
  6. Re: Letís see each otherís pets or animals, past or present.

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    75 lbs of mischief
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    Re: 2.5 million ants per person

    so are there domesticated ants?
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    Re: Norweigen Wood

    The boat in the photo appears to be from the Ňfjords region. It looks like it has a transom stern which is not what you usually see. The Apprenticeshop built an Ňfjords LestabŚt when the shop was...
  9. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    There were very few "high end vacation homes" in that map posted by bluedog. Or at least that was the case in the past. Maybe AirBnB is changing that.

    About a quarter of that map is the...
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    Re: Stage 4 TdF

    Quite an accomplishment.

    Joop Zoetemelk is another rider who rode the tour at an "advanced" age. I think he was 41 years old the last time he rode the tour.
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    Re: Long and lean

    and then there is Tlingit by Bill Garden

    https://www.boatdesign.net/attachments/garden3-jpg.36220/

    https://www.boatdesign.net/gallery/tlingit.16169/full?d=1493445800
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    Re: Long and lean

    The International 510 designed by C. Raymond Hunt had a L/B ratio of more than 6:1

    114085

    https://classicsailboats.org/c-raymond-hunts-ten-series-110-210-410-510-1010/
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    Re: Dymaxion!!!

    I didn't realize that there is a tie in to the boating world, the Wickipedia article says that Starling Burgess was involved in the Dymaxion car project.
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    Re: SCOTUS strikes down century-old gun law

    Ok, so the part about "consistent with this Nation's historical tradition' is referring to how things were at the time the Constitution was written, is that right?

    What about regulations...
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    It sure looks like the wood (and metal) in the sills is gone. I bet when you got in to it that you would find lots more rot.

    I'd spend a little more for a car in better shape to start with and...
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    Re: The Ameriguns. Oh My.

    If you want irony, read the caption for this image on the photographers site to learn that the guy in the photo is the pastor at that church in the background. Is this Christian ethics?


    The...
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    Re: ID please

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    This is on the gravel road that is in front of my property. One of the more vibrantly colored copperheads that I have seen. Really beautiful. Some have full bands like this one and others...
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    Re: ID please

    One of the amazing things about ratsnakes is how well they climb. They will go straight up a tree. They can also grow to be very long.

    Many ratsnakes that I see in rural Bastrop county are...
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    Re: ID please

    Doesn't look like a copperhead. I think the color is wrong but there is lots of variety in coloration. The pattern is wrong though.

    Maybe a hognose. They have a very characteristic behavior...
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    Re: could you be any more out of touch???

    Jon Batiste played a good set on Austin City Limits last fall

    https://www.pbs.org/video/jon-batiste-hjvtz3/
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    Incredible sprint by van der Pol!
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    Re: We're going on a cruise.

    I spent 9 months in Norway in the late 1980's while I attended a boatbuilding program . Flew in to Oslo and took the train to Trondheim. During the winter break, I took the Hurtigruten down to...
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    Re: State of the Union

    Well said!
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    Re: Insanity among Texas Republicans

    That was my reaction when I saw this.



    These propositions did not appear on the Democratic Primary Ballot. I assume that these propositions are intended to gauge the desires of Texas...
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    Insanity among Texas Republicans

    "Ballot Propositions" on the Republican Party Primary Ballot in the county where I reside...

    Proposition 1
    In light of the federal government's refusal to defend the southern border, Texas should...
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    Re: Road Trip!

    Great story, well told.

    My first car was 1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan. Purchased in 1974. I believe it had the same 6-cyliner engine as your truck. I drove that car when I was in high...
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    Re: Road base topping

    The stuff about the road structure in that book should be applicable in any area. You'll probably have to adjust for locally available materials.

    In Bastrop county, it seems like limestone road...
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    Re: Road base topping

    This has info that may be useful...

    Road-Book-by-RL
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Looks like a Ritchey Breakaway frameset? The Ritchey frames are really nice. Your bike looks great. It is amazing how much weight can be saved with a fixed gear and only one brake!

    I have a...
  30. Re: Duke University tool, estimate your COVID infection risk from classes you're in.

    Meanwhile, here is a local headline...

    Texas AG Ken Paxton suing Round Rock, Elgin ISDs over mask mandates

    Insanity
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    My high school age daughter is in a school district where there is no mask mandate. She (with our support) has been fighting the no mask policy since school started. The fight is now to the point...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    A 27.5 x 2.35 tube instead of a 2.4-3.0 tube will be fine. It will be a far better spare than no tube at all. In my opinion, the durability difference will be pretty small. Then again, I ran 23mm...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Follow the link above. 27.5 x 2.35 schrader valve tubes in stock @ $19 per pair.

    Sunlite is a decent brand.
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Oh, man, you shouldn't tempt the fates by mentioning the f-word.

    My team support vehicle went missing years ago so I carry 2 spare tubes. The tubes may have 4 or 5 patches but I test that they...
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    Re: Solar stuff

    Can you give a brief description or link to info on your hot water setup?
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Thanks!

    As a naturally frugal person, I have long been a fan of Panaracer tires. I have the Panaracer GravelKing tires on several bikes now and really like them. Fairly light, not too expensive,...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    I have a gravel bike too so the pure road bike stays pretty clean.



    The cyclometer is a current model Cateye Strada Wireless. They never fail.



    There was a time when I painted bicycles...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    I like the DIY approach myself. Here is my regular ride. I built the frame from Dedaccai tubing, Walter investment cast lugs, Dupont basecoat/clearcoat, and an assortment of parts. The bike has...
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    Re: Burning poop

    If you want a conventional septic system, you will probably be required to have 2 separate drain fields with a diverter valve. The system will be sized for a 2 bed, 2 bath house at a minimum. Soil...
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    Re: Burning poop

    The simplest and cheapest solution...

    http://humanurehandbook.com/index.html
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    Re: Solar question

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsP_lzh2-8
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    Re: Solar question

    Yes, lots of sun here in Centex. The heat works against you though as the panel output drops as the temp increases.

    It is very likely that PVWatts is the tool used by most installers so you can...
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    Re: Solar question

    You might try modeling the system. I believe that the PVWatts calculator offers the option of hourly output estimates:

    https://pvwatts.nrel.gov/
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    Re: Help interpreting offset table

    The displacement can be calculated by dividing the underwater hull into 10 equal parts and then using SImpson's rule. The designer probably designed to an overall length and then divided the...
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    It sure looks like it will.

    What it is the material? Maybe it is mesquite that has almost the same radial, tangential, and linear shrinkage and that would allow it to work. Not sure I've seen...
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    Re: boat terminology question

    Unfortunately, the meaning of terms used in boat building is not at all standardized. The same word can and often does have very different meaning in different places.

    I agree with what you are...
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    Re: planes

    Some additional photos...

    86079

    86080

    86081

    The irons for these planes are made from repurposed steel. The iron for the left hand plane started life as a file. I ground the teeth off of...
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    planes

    Here are photos of some planes that are used for the beading of planks on Ňfjord boats. I went to school in Norway in 1988-1989 (not 1993 as I said earlier) to study boat building with Einar...
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    Re: Traditional Faering plank beading.

    Hi Ben!

    I think there are 2 different bead profiles on your Ňfjords faering. I still have the planes that I used when I built that boat. There is a single bead used on the plank edges. The hood...
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    Re: Linux Heads. HELP!

    Have you tried setting to Legacy mode before installing?

    UEFI mode is adding complexity and it doesn't sound as if you need the security of UEFI mode.

    Legacy mode will allow the laptop to boot...
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