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  1. Thread: ICE

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    Hot water freezes quicker than cold water. ...

    Hot water freezes quicker than cold water.


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  2. Re: A possible bargain in Boston if someone can use her.

    There was a nice thread here by Smacksman some time ago about buying a cheap plastic boat and doing the Great Loop. Sounded very successful.
  3. Re: Once again - Sheating Carvel planked Sailboat options

    Chris nailed it. Get a glass boat. Getting rid of the teak one may cost you a bit, but it's the right advice, for you.
  4. Re: Thinking about building a Grey Seal. Which ply to use?

    My thoughts, for what they may be worth. I understand that you pay a premium for gaboon for its light weight. Other than lightness, it's no better, and maybe worse than other plys. More importantly...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Of course, it's not just the launching, it's getting materials. Didn't really think of that. Yes, not driving will suck, a lot.
  6. Re: Once again - Sheating Carvel planked Sailboat options

    Kind of what they said. But not neccesarily. Owning a wooden boat does t have to be a pure and religious experience. You may have bit off a lot more than you can chew. Ripping the interior out may...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Surely someone will do the driving for you. Hell I tell you what, you finish her off and I'll come up and drive her to the ramp. It'll be a hoot.
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    Is a fight against Darwin Sent from my...

    Is a fight against Darwin


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    They say if you have livestock you have deadstock...

    They say if you have livestock you have deadstock


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    Re: am i being setup, is this some kind of test?

    Well you've got plenty of time to learn to use the digger.
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    Re: am i being setup, is this some kind of test?

    And when that time comes when Katey no longer needs a blanket, well then a back hoe will be absolutely indispensable.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good dose of rain here too, solid rain pretty much all day yesterday. The ground has been quite dry all winter, this won't have gone deep but it will help the grass along. I fear for the trees...
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    Sorry to hear that. But electric bikes are...

    Sorry to hear that. But electric bikes are awesome.


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    Thanks be to God my masts are painted all the...

    Thanks be to God my masts are painted all the way. We have daylight saving here. Horrendous.


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    My dad uses a bit of tallow. But the mast is...

    My dad uses a bit of tallow. But the mast is varnished. The tallow lubricates the jaws and keeps the leather supple.


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Actually Id think its about the gaff jaws and mast hoops damaging paint below the hounds, so you'd just oil that section. Above the hounds paint is much better protection.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yeah but the top is much closer. Its shocking up there, the damage the sun does.
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    Re: Sailing Workboat in Brazil

    I hope his anchor caught
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    Re: Another 'hoax' aiming at Florida's panhandle

    Necessary in the very short term, because of current infrastructure, but if we had half a collective brain wed have a plan to fast track out of it.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    My understanding is that zincs protect more noble metal, bronze, even steel, at the expense of.........the zinc.
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    Re: Another 'hoax' aiming at Florida's panhandle

    Anyone with a brain shouldn't burn coal or oil. But we do. Just stupid.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    When I was sick in Cairns there was this speech therapist, whose role was to ensure that I could swallow properly before I was allowed solid food, having had a tube down my throat for 10 days or so....
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    Re: am i being setup, is this some kind of test?

    Theres a consistent theme here, something to do with a blanket for Katey. Get a good one.
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    Re: am i being setup, is this some kind of test?

    I'd go with this. Buy the vacuum, but not as a present. Just say it's for you, when you are cleaning the house. Buy her something nice for the house, or winter blankets for Katey. I think you have to...
  25. Re: US Mission to Australia to host "Cat Pajama-Jam

    At least the guy who hit Send wasn't sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet on the Tarmac.
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    Re: All my screwups pale in comparison.

    Oops
  27. Re: I need to figure out how to service this South Coast winch

    Not trying the blow torch and hammer then?
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    Re: Thoughts on stowing chain ?

    Mine falls off the winch down a hole and into a pit in the fore peak which is lined with heavy canvas, kind of a hanging basket. One day I will fit a wash spray on the stem fitting to clean off as...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Here's hoping you see her again. Good luck.
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    Re: A cool optical illusion

    For me there is an hour glass shaped central pillar, constantly rolling clockwise against the ball
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    Yeah well, I'd advise against that. Not fun.
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    Re: A cool optical illusion

    I showed it to my wife. No movement at all. Weird. It made me feel almost seasick. I can stop it if I stare really hard at it.
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    Re: Changing motorcycles again

    That's what $25 a week or something? You'd spend more on coffee, petrol and tyres. Wow.
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    Re: Credit card interest rates:

    I did very badly with credit cards for a long time. Haven't had one for the last 15 years or so. My wife does, but she always pays off the full balance every month. I wish she'd get rid of it just in...
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    Re: Romana de Scamp - Voyages and Adventures

    Bruce I'm too old to sail a Scamp to Hobart, and I reckon I'm about 10 years younger than you!
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    The glow plug is certainly a weak spot on the Chinese heaters. Cheap replacements on eBay.
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    Re: 1962 Tasman Seabird - New Deck

    Good progress. And an inkling of what lies ahead of me. My cabins and hatch coamings sit on top of my deck, but being a lazy incompetent sod Im loath to consider removing them. Should be easy enough,...
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    Re: Changing motorcycles again

    Sounds like a win
  39. Thread: Trolling lures

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    Re: Trolling lures

    Guns. Always gets a bite on here. You can shoot fish with them too.
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    Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    JB I think you need to ditch that Tohatsu and move on. Life is too short.
  41. Thread: big wave

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    Re: big wave

    Wild country down there.
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    Id say no.
  43. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Certainly theres a point beyond which its not about muscle. Its about the right gear and setup, and planning. Where you might sail a smaller boat right up to her slip and then carry her way right in,...
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    Re: 2hp Yamaha outboard.

    I used one on a Hartley 16 for a while, it was plenty
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    I think I do. It's great. Sent from my...

    I think I do. It's great.


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    Brave Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Brave


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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    True enough.
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    Re: Changing motorcycles again

    Ahhh, meat and 3 veg. I could do that for maybe a week before there was a riot:)
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    Re: Solar tube stoves

    Im thinking a solar cooked hot meal would be great at the end of a days hiking or sailing or whatever. Oh wait, we need the sun for that.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    He must be pretty handy and resourceful, drives a Discovery.
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