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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    Hard to see it happening since the energy density is quite low.It does keep CO2 and NOx emissions out of the atmosphere but water vapour is quite a problem as a greenhouse gas and the energy cost of...
  2. Re: New Tiller - which wood and will a scarf joint hold.

    The scarf may hold but you need to be sure there isn't another potential weak spot nearby.Unless the tiller is exceptionally large it may be best to replace it with a sound one.
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Are you using a compass to determine the angle between tacks?It takes the guesswork out of the situation.The other thing is to use a waypoint with a suitable GPS and calculate VMG.A waterproof phone...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Somebody needs to tel the designers of interiors that touch screens with numerous sub-menus are a bad idea in several ways.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Will they encourage forensic accountants to scrutinise the comings and goings in his various bank accounts?
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    Re: Update on life as I know it

    Quite a coincidence that Chad and Tar Devil resurface n the same day.Welcome back fellows.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A Bugatti with a similar theme.In some ways I prefer the look of the Peugeot.

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    Re: extending the sailing season

    I raced a handful of winter seasons and have no intention of ever doing so again.
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    Re: Wee Rob Build in Massachusetts

    Very nice! I hope the sun shines for the big occasion.
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    By coincidence,yesterday was a rainy and dismal day which I spent part of watching youtube videos.I stumbled upon the excellent French series "Littoral" and one episode was devoted tot he 2019...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Same here,he was generous with sharing his expertise.Which is certainly a commodity that made this boat work so well.
  12. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    Wasn't it Kettering who led the development of the electric starter?Whatever happened to the concept car they wheeled out several years ago?
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    Re: Greetings from isla

    I had noticed his absence and would like to than C.Ross for the update.I hope that in a few more weeks we see him posting again.
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    Re: C32 sailing on Garda

    I can see how that might help a bit when boarding,but wouldn't said individual then be confined to a small area near the stern? I feel that the crossover for tiller or wheel is somewhere between 32...
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    Re: Oops... a crash

    It might be because they have fossilised with age......
  16. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I think the car chase in Ronin is the equal of Bullit or the French Connection.
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    A slightly older car than the Mk 1 Escort above.

    https://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/full/ebay464471.jpg
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    Re: C32 sailing on Garda

    I have to admit to seeing no merit in having the cockpit divided by the monster wheel.A tiller would open tings up and reduce the cost,so what merit is the wheel believed to have?
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    Chinatown definitely does and I would add Soldier Blue.
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    Re: C32 sailing on Garda

    Drawn on paper?Equally anachronistic.
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    Re: Mull it over nsfw

    I have long suspected that rally drivers self select on the basis of no fear and a loose connection to normal sanity.The spectators are even worse and can be seen standing inches away from the cars...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    Good to see you posting again sandlapper.I hope the recovery is going well.
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    Re: Bernald Miles monologues

    They are a rich source of amusement.his son was quite talented too
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  24. Re: Sailboat search, 10’ bridge clearance@mlw. Hot stove league discussion.

    Note the size of the block of lead at the base of the mast.I have major doubts about the geometry of the CS17 bow allowing such an arrangement,but the lighter mast involved might allow a few...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    I believe you are right,thanks for doing the homework.This boat I saw in Workum three years ago made me smile,you can always count on a Dutchman or Frieslander to have his bicycle close by.

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    Re: Diesel Heat Clones

    The little that I have gleaned about them echoes what Garret has posted.It seems to be a good thing to get the genuine Eberspacher exhaust but beyond that they seem to be a decent thing.As with all...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    I once read a description of something similar being made by brazing pieces of broken bandsaw blades together.
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    Wilko Johnson RIP

    A little while ago I was checking the TV schedule for tonight and I found that Sky Arts are showing the documentary Oil City Confidential as a tribute to the late Wilko Johnson.I hadn't known he was...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    19 at the time and it seems the "continuation" fad has come along.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB4_GT_Zagato
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    If not an out and out Rejoin ticket,an undertaking to keep the prospect under review would be a start.Then if the clamour became irresistible they could claim to be willing to let the public have...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    I remember driving in the vicinity of Groningen several years ago when my satnav got seriously confused.The reason was that a new bridge had just opened,only a few days previously.I noticed the...
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    I remember reading a data sheet that specified leaving the D1 for a good while before overcoating.
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    We are around two years from the time of the next likely election and nobody represents values that I am happy to vote for.There isn't a "none of the above" option on the ballot paper.Is this an...
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    Re: one motion

    They did a great job on the styling front.I wonder how much the appearance owes to glass of sufficient clarity to allow such low angles and good visibility.It wasn't that long ago that about 28...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Welshman and dragon are a good fit.

    This Aston is rather nice too.

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    Re: ted hoppe's next car

    One of my favourite automotive websites gives an unvarnished opinion on the vehicle: http://www.autoextremist.com/on-the-table1/ .
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Looks like its trying really hard to be an XK120.

    This wasn't Zagato's best work....

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  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    So why not ascertain the preference of the people who live there-ideally in a vote with oversight by a neutral agency to avoid the risk of a result like the Ukrainian "ballot" that saw them express a...
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    I would have phrased it slightly differently:the money was used to persuade a part of the electorate that they could have something for nothing.It led to electoral success and crumbling...
  40. Re: I’m old. I’m about to make reference to “the good old days”.

    In Europe there is also a requirement for heights of bumpers and the amount of curvature on the surfaces that might impact pedestrians,not to mention an amount of space above the engine.The space...
  41. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    Zero interest and not just because of the ludicrous venue.
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Nice job!
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    At the time of the last election,neither of the main parties dared to risk alienating around half the electorate,whichever way they leant.Jo Swinson didn't exactly make a wise decision either and...
  44. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    Have you taken a look at the Golant Gaffer?Not too far from the notion of a small pilot cutter and reasonably capacious,all things considered.
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    I've been fascinated by this very lean double ender for a while.I saw it in Hoorn a few years ago and it is the only steel hull I have ever seen with such a fine bow,quite the antithesis of the...
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    I saw this flotilla while looking around Port La Foret a little while ago,so they can be found in Europe.

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  47. Re: Anybody else following the Route du Rhum?

    That is relatively good news,I hope the next few weeks are as pain free as possible.There are probably several others with similar winches who will be watching the news with interest.

    I'm guessing...
  48. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I had been fearing that this sad news was coming.I'm sure the support from the stalwarts on this forum made his last few weeks a bit more bearable and thank them for their efforts.
  49. Re: “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” - The Clash

    I'm with Nick.Given such a message from an employer,they would get a rapid reply telling them that they employed me,note the tense,and they didn't own me.Good luck with the desperate drudges who...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Since we have been advised that some of the news networks cut away from the lengthy speech,I suppose there is a possibility that they missed him announcing exactly when he planned to publish his tax...
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