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    Re: Just lurking for now

    Thanks for dropping in Norman.No doubt your mind will still be as busy as ever and storing nuggets to post when normal service resumes.
  2. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    Wishing Rob and the rest of the family well while the patient gets on with recovering.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    An excellent and accurate answer to the question.
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    Re: Split chine log repair

    Those look like Torx head screws,were they driven through pre-drilled clearance holes into pre-drilled pilot holes? As has been posted,gluing the topside panels to those chines with epoxy will allow...
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    Re: Paint additive?

    That was 3M Riblets and it was intended to control the flow within the boundary layer.The racing rules were later updated to preclude this kind of thing.A very fair surface is a joy to behold and a...
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    My inclination would be to mask close to that gaping seam and to part fill the seam with Sikaflex.If there is only bare wood,with no paint,in the seam then a smear of paint might be a good start as...
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    Re: 1967 Danish Folkeboot restoration

    Filling the boat may not be a good idea,even if adding moisture to the structure is.The boat was never intended to have a great mass of water exerting a force outwards and you could do serious...
  8. Thread: Scot Bell

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    Re: Scot Bell

    I wish him well.I suspect that there were times when administering this place felt more like a sentence than a job,so it might feel like being paroled.Who knows,he might join in the banter now.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Probably better with no fasteners than with.Polycarbonate is notorious for thermal expansion and tightly fitted fasteners are likely to propagate cracks.If fasteners are essential,it reduces the risk...
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    Re: Rangeley Ellis 3

    John Gardner documented the Ellis Rangeley quite thoroughly in one of his books and there ought to be enough information therein to re-create any of the parts.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Other than aesthetics,what bad things are occurring as a result of the bend?
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    If you look around,there are several sorts of retaining clips for tiller extensions,would one be useful?
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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    That would be my choice and then I would trim the entire assembly to leave not much more than 3/4 inch protruding.Rounding the edges to eliminate chipping of the finish would be the final step.I...
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    Re: Good Books on Boat Repair?

    If you can find a copy,this is about as specific as it gets. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/QfIAAOSwgwxiNyS~/s-l400.jpg
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    Re: Do you foreign folks eat a pigs ass?

    This sort of thing?

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    Not something I wish to repeat.
  16. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    I'm horrified by these prices.I'd definitely go galvanised and if it meant burning out a couple of cheap angle grinders along the way,I'd accept that.The concave curves might be a good place to use a...
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    Without knowing the boat a bit better,I would question how much of the wear is attributable to the extended mast.Is it not inevitable that it he leverage exerted by the rig has increased the force...
  18. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Living about 19 feet above sea level and in a region that has the North Sea encroaching,I ought to be concerned.Our Dutch neighbours probably have more reasons to be concerned,but they do have a...
  19. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    Fascinating stuff Todd.These days I mostly listen to music from a usb memory stick attached to the socket in my car.I have half a dozen or so complete CD's plus a load of other favourites on a 16Gb...
  20. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    If you can provide a dxf file of the outline (with all entities joined!) it wouldn't take long to cut the outline with a CNC plasma machine.It gets a bit more challenging when you need the edges cut...
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    The blue foam mentioned in post #9 may well be this stuff.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/tamarackmaterialsfiles/product/MD-LG_dow_highload.jpg

    It used to be available fairly locally in 8'X2' slabs...
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    I regard Jamesie Cotter as one of the best comic creations of the last forty years.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    The OP seems to have gone very quiet in the last couple of days.I do hope for his sake that he hasn't decided to ignore the advice offered here because the seller says "Its nothing".If it really was...
  24. Re: Help advice needed please! Getting a wooden Mirror dinghy back out on the water

    It isn't too hard to peel glass tape that has been laminated with polyester resin.Fortunately this kind of loading is rarely applied while sailing.
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    Re: Building A Scow Moth.

    Much closer to being a functioning boat now.My choice of colour would e something highly visible from a distance,just in case......
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    Re: Happy birthday to Katherine…

    Have a great day and try to keep the next 364 equally wonderful.
  27. Thread: StarLink

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    Re: StarLink

    Not to mention most of East Anglia.
  28. Re: Help advice needed please! Getting a wooden Mirror dinghy back out on the water

    Be cautious with the heat gun.If the paint isn't actually flaking off,you may not need to do anything as radical as stripping it.A good sanding to key the surface for a fresh coat may be...
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    Re: If you travel…

    Even that didn't go to plan,my new passport is black.It reminds me to mourn what we lost,as if I needed to.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    After an Elva and a Lola we might as well have a Chevron B70.I think they must turn up at just about every circuit in the uk at some time of the year and in various categories.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    That has all the hallmarks of a neglected boat.Unless a reliable surveyor gives it the OK you should walk away,or even run away.I've witnessed several instances of enthusiastic amateur restorers...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    I may well be wrong but I have a strong feeling that the curve of areas will be much fuller at the stern.Which makes me imagine a lot of green water climbing over the bow,unless a bit more flare is...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    It may save you a bit of work if you don't rebate the edges of the washboards.A bevel is quite sufficient and only needs to run downhill n the aft face.A folding stay on the hinged hatch might be...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Its even longer since we had a Ballot.

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Trevor Fiore,now there's a name that rung bells.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Excellent advice on the process and the correct size clearance holes.
  37. Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    Over here we would look on this Osprey on it's trailer as nothing out of the ordinary,LOA is 17'6".

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    Lights typically are mounted on a board that...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Hopefully,at this point,you will have picked up one of the less severe variants.You may be lucky enough to have a light infection for a day or two,let's hope so.
  39. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    I find it hard to believe that nobody else watched "the Graduate".

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I don't remember an Elva appearing previously and they used to be a very popular racer.

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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    Get back to us after you have replaced a gearshift cable or re-packed the stern gland.....
  42. Re: Jews and non-christians are not part of the conservative movement

    Do you ever wonder whether in the translation from the original language there might have been the odd occasion when a slightly ambiguous piece of writing was translated to the advantage of the sect...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Having put in more than 2000 slot head screws in a single day with a pump screwdriver,I don't see a problem with only 100 or so,but it isn't my project.Silicon bronze has never been cheap or easy to...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    It may be a bit late to get concerned abut the frames not lining up and it won't make any practical difference anyway.The mast step moving around is a cause for concern and needs to be fixed.I would...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I agree about epoxy and not only for these reasons.One of the standard methods of breaking an epoxy bond is to heat it to 95 deg C and molten lead is well above this temperature.I wouldn't be too...
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    The plastic universal joints are simple and reliable.What you may need to do is to use a tubular tiller extension or an adaptor with a tubular end section.I use a similar joint,with a braided line...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I've never made a plywood mould for casting lead and can't therefore give a definitive answer.My instinct is that the glue in ordinary plywood may not be all that great and may well give out before...
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    Re: On statistics and causality

    As the old saw goes over here-"If all the economists in the world were laid end to end,they still wouldn't reach a conclusion".
  49. Re: Monster, well a small monster from the deep.

    Were it not for that final image I might have thought it was a John Dory.

    https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.138.219/z5k.207.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/John-Dory-569x768.jpg
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    Re: The most vile food

    My understanding is that the material for the andillette originates quite a way "downstream" of the tripe and picks up the nasty odour from what is close to the exit.
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