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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Hi Mike, there's no build thread unfortunately but there might be a launch ceremony this autumn.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

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    I installed bronze dome head countersunk in my bronze forestay fitting. The fitting is fairly round but they stick up a fair bit, although I like the look and feel of dome head screws...
  3. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    Plastimo make / sell wooden oars. On the good side they distribute 10 different lengths and go upto 11 ft'ers. I assume you wanted 8,9,10 ft? Got a Plastimo dealer near you or chandlery?
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Fullers dont cut the wider shank diameter. They’re only for full thread screws. And i don’t understand why they are so tapered when bronze screws are not tapered, only at the very end tip, otherwise...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozpek_FrOPs
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Pilot hole, countersink and depth stop's are easy to find, but I'm only aware that these Stanley Screwmate's (and Millers Falls did some) that can also cut the wider bit for the bronze screw shank...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    $10/25 NOS square drive silicon bronze #8 x 1 1/2”. Marine Supply and Hardware in Anacortes, isn’t that up by you? Save on the shipping. Says they’ve got a room full of different sizes.
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    Re: Varnishing on hold

    I use Pure tung oil. It's 10 a can here and goes along way. Doesn't support future fungal growth unlike linseed oils.

    Apply, have a cup of tea, then wipe off any excess. Leave to fully oxidise...
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/FDC6/production/_126166946_fziaeijxoaeke5c.jpg

    https://graphics.reuters.com/AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/USA-ZAWAHIRI-STRIKE/mypmnldezvr/chart.png

    Seems they...
  10. Re: Is Iain Oughtred's catalog available anywhere online?

    No thats not available anywhere on line. You’ll have to buy another copy if you want one, and it’ll be the current herd.

    I recently bought an old copy of Iain’s catalogue on ebay so i’ve got a...
  11. Re: Is Iain Oughtred's catalog available anywhere online?

    The full list of his designs is only seen in his biography (100 odd if i remember). Additionally there’s designs in his drawer that he’s still ruminating on. He increased waterline beams and...
  12. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.814251561.2730/poster,504x498,f8f8f8-pad,600x600,f8f8f8.jpg

    The unforgettable Austin Allegro.

    To be fair, with it's counterbalanced tailgate, an interior...
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    Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    Imray charts didn't cheap out at the printing of colours from back in the day, and are the right way around: with shallower white and deeper regions blue!

    This is better to my logic and what I...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Tim,

    Out of the tin you might think Epiphanes is 'a bit thick in the can'. Directly apply it and you'll have too much thickness and brush marks compared to a thinner varnish.

    Epiphanes require...
  15. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato

    https://64.media.tumblr.com/0a518898e0b9dd9df1f0d159b8c83f62/tumblr_poikmeYFk71ti77kbo4_1280.jpg
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    Jensen Interceptor.

    https://media.autoexpress.co.uk/image/private/s--IyrYEySz--/f_auto,t_content-image-desktop@1/v1562247006/autoexpress/2018/10/jenson_interceptor_4.jpg
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  17. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/86/59/d3/8659d353048aed8bd2d91ef39e1b3a4a--lamborghini-espada.jpg
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  18. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.974139107.5243/fposter,small,wall_texture,product,750x1000.jpg
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    Re: Seeking large van reviews.

    My VW T5 1.9 tdi with all of 84hp and old school pump deuce technology get 42 mpg around town short 20 min drive to work. Interestingly doesn't go up on a run!

    Easy to fully service yourself. Keep...
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    Re: A detailed look at an F1 car.

    Seems Red Bull and Ferrari have been making their skid plates and the plank go up into the car's floor, so it can run lower and bottom out less. Busted by the FIA! All part of the game.

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  21. Re: William Garden canoe yawl San Diego CL

    Holmes' original boat is still going...

    https://i0.wp.com/intheboatshed.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Eel-1.jpg?w=1400
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    Re: Unusual doubleender sighted

    The bigger frame heads look to fix to the inboard of the inwale rather than between the inwale and plank like ribs do. Unless it goes both sides? Is that normal, looks a bit different to an English...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Kemi was actually polling favourite with Tory members.

    The ethnic diversity and origin of the Conservative front bench puts the Labour Party to shame. It's quite a paradox.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    See you had to google it.

    On that page 'at a glance'. It's all fluffy bunnies.

    Not a single word on industrial strategy, housing, taxes. Is it behind a secret paywall or something? Labour...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Recently, to fill the vacuum, Starmer wrote 10,000 words for what he believed in.

    He needs to do it in 10 sentences max. No fluff. No soundbites.

    Rebuild every school? Implement a carefully...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Russia can't diversify it's economy or find another buyer of its goods, before German civil engineers complete the LNG terminals next summer.

    Russia has got 12 months of money before its Turnip...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Truss will win: 2:1.

    Sunak was dodging taxes with his wife's financial affairs as Chancellor. He also didn't have a grip on the cost of living crisis (and still doesn't) and the Uk now has very...
  28. Re: William Garden canoe yawl San Diego CL

    Charles the II, picked up the idea of sailing for fun while in the Netherlands. From then on it was a wealthy past time beside the fishing.

    Even sailing canoes were toys of the relatively wealthy...
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    To add...being decked, inverted the boat sits higher. One thing John Welsford does it make the outer gunwale wider so that you can get a foot on it as you climb up the boat. He also makes the...
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    The CY is a 'big' small boat. For you're inboard plan it's important you can right it solo, but not find your self with a boat too stable inverted or too high out of the water. In her case, I'd put a...
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    It's complicated...

    The weight of the deck +/- added cedar & mahogany bling raise the boats center of gravity. The added weight and especially being in the ends, it will increase inertia to small...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Do you see why Herreshoff planked over ribs?
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    To patthern for floors, as your boat now sits, just grab the cereal box from the kitchen and cut up some rectangles and fit them joggled in each plank space overlapping. Glue stick gun warmed up and...
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    You seen Scott Wernet's Valentinaah?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YoI4-wsRxk
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    A few other marginal gains...

    Beside Schooner original, I use a Harris stain/ varnish brush. Clean it in Intetnational’s solvent then store it bristles suspended in a jar of linseed oil (not...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Instead of the official varnish storage bags, I recently bought some cheap bags for kids drinks (looked identical) on ebay with a small funnel for loading a fresh can in, and can report 100% success....
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    International Schooner. The proper tung oil based one. Prefer it over Epiphanes. Though you can do a great job with either. Epiphanes seemed a bit thick, you have to thin it per instructions,...
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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    Andrew Wolstenholme NA drew a 16ft catboat with a cabin straight out of college. He's got alot of experience with large and small craft, works in CAD and can do all the hydrostatics.

    He might dust...
  39. Re: European Vacation - Amsterdam to Tuscany

    If you're passing through Switzerland, the Golden Pass line is real nice way to see it. As it snakes up from Montreux - it's unforgetable. Connects Geneva and Lucerne. If you want afew days in a...
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    Stack pack, solar panel, aircon, new sea feather wind vane, liferaft - looks quite new might not need a service to be ‘in date’, epirb, self tailing winches, decent canvas, teak deck...if it got...
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    Rustler 31 for 3k! Needs a scrub but its not half bad.

    https://www.boatshed.com/rustler_31-boat-311726.html

    This smaller version: Twister 28 in Gibraltar and has the later grp top for 8k. ...
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    The Nic 31 was a generation newer than the 32 and alot nicer moldings on deck and inside. A bit dearer though.

    The Nic 35, is a real badass, and quite the ocean greyhound. Like Sparkman's She 34,...
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    Re: Boat Storage Question(s)

    D'you know this side of the Atlantic Ford has stopped taking any orders for new Focus's and Fiesta's completely coz of the chip shortage. Their mainstay best selling cars. Unbelievable with Ford's...
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    Re: Boat Storage Question(s)

    I'd also just give a brief thought to assess the barn - how much wildlife is about generally, how easy could it burn down - is the owner pretty tidy, any boring insects up you way, is it really 'bad...
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    Re: Boat Storage Question(s)

    Just saw you have oiled wood. Some oils like boiled linseed oil can support fungal growth. Some like Tung oil (in spar varnish and available in a can of pure tung oil for about 10) doesn't. It might...
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    Re: Boat Storage Question(s)

    Shouldn't need to worry too much for 2 years. Maybe...

    Chock up the hubs maybe and take the wheels off so they stay round. Pump em up. Pump some fresh grease through the hub grease nipples with a...
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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    Selway Fisher has a nice strip planked catboat at 16ft. They will be computer faired molds.

    Inboard electric outboard would be pretty civilised under motor. I think it's a nice shape with some V...
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    Re: Cordless sander recommendations

    https://cdn.axminstertools.com/media/catalog/product/cache/5a7ae93965a290622b2a179c050d4180/9/5/953287_xl.jpg
    This Mirka palm hand sander.

    No cable. No motor weight at all - ultralight. No...
  49. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    Freedom fighters or terrorists? Read extensively on Kenya during lockdown. I'd say the Mao Mao were terrorists (including to their own population looking at their means and ways). We brought Kenya...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Rod if they’re not glued on yet, a longer piece of inwale at each oarlock/kabe is good practice to distribute the rowing strains over a wider area. It looks too late to socket the frames into the...
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