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  1. Zonker

    Ooops Looks like Trump over quoted

    The whole quote makes more sense before you get your knickers twisted. He's not worried about defending against the US - only that the US isn't the source of security it used to be. "We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Mr Macron told France’s Europe 1 radio in an interview. “When I see President Trump announcing that he’s quitting a major disarmament treaty which was formed after the 1980s Euro-missile crisis that hit Europe, who is the main victim? Europe and its security.” The French president continued: “We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a true European army." “We need a Europe which defends itself better alone, without just depending on the United States, in a more sovereign manner.”
  2. Well a close up photo could solve this....
  3. Yikes. Even anodized, one scrape and it's powder time at the scrape. You're lucky you got away with it. Good for bikes, tent poles, and airplanes. Not so good around salt water.
  4. Zonker

    sourcing long brass bolts

    Have you ever seen copper bolts? Maybe in electrical grounding applications. Bronze is appropriate. People suggesting he do a bit of blacksmithing when he can buy bronze bolts off the shelf....?
  5. I don't think so. - The outer skin isn't thick enough that you are seeing core. If the basic laminate is 2 x 3/4 oz mat + 2 x 1808, then nominal thickness = 0.14" [3.5mm] - but in way of the keel you'd expect it to have a few extra layers. I'm sticking to my bondo guess. - Klegecell that I am familiar with is more of a reddish brown not pink but it could come in different colors I guess - boat was cored with Balsa according to PS article!
  6. Zonker

    Stripping Paint from Hull interior

    For gluing on insulation, if the paint is well stuck on, why remove it? For new laminations, if done for strength reason, sand off with 80 grit paper (that's a N.American 80; no idea of grit in the UK).
  7. Almost all extrusions you will find will be 6061-T6 or 6063. 5086/5083 is used for plate but is almost never found as extrusions (not soft enough to extrude in most cases).
  8. I think that's overkill. Fix what is damaged. There is nothing showing in the middle floors. Sure, tap test the bonds of the middle floors but 5 knots isn't that high a speed, and Express boats are known to be built very well. It sort of looks like bondo on the leading edge of the keel, fwd!
  9. Zonker

    they call it slightly drizzly Monday

    Justin Trudeau giving a masterclass in shade "As we sit here in the rain, thinking how uncomfortable we must be these minutes as our suits get wet, and our hair gets wet...its all the more fitting that we remember on that day in Dieppe the rain wasn't rain. It was bullets."
  10. Think of it this way. Heat flows from warm to cold. So heat is constantly moving from your warm office to the cold outside (or shop). And the rate is constant, if the two temperatures (inside and outside) stay the same. You need to replace that energy. So big element x little time = small element x long time = same amount of energy to keep the temperature in the office the same. You're using the same amount of energy so do what makes it more comfy.
  11. Zonker

    sourcing long brass bolts

  12. Zonker

    What Size Prop?

    About 16x10-11 Right Hand, but that's a guess because we don't know the reduction ratio (2.42 or 2.62:1 from memory) of the gearbox. It will be stamped on the little plate on the back of the box. You'll need good eyes and a flashlight or just take a picture with your phone if you can't get in easily. 3400 RPM redline for that model engine? You'll not likely to find a stainless steel prop - most are bronze. What is make of current prop, and what pitch? That would help too. And it's criminal to slow that boat down with a 3 fixed blader. The 2 blade Flex O Fold do very nicely in powering tests, nearly outperforming fixed 3 blades. You could also consider a fixed 2 blade prop too. That's a fairly easily driven hull form, and the lighter winds of Southern California means drag is important.
  13. Zonker

    Volvo Race High Traffic density report

    Shitty broadband radars that wouldn't pick up a wooden boat until < 1 n.m. Ugh. Definite fail. I like the idea of just mandating a high cut sail for congested areas that are pre-defined so visual lookouts have a chance to spot other boats.
  14. Zonker

    Brussles tells Jagdflugzeug, Dassault & Sabb to shove it

    Uh, blame the quoting function?
  15. Zonker

    Brussles tells Jagdflugzeug, Dassault & Sabb to shove it

    Do you have any idea how stupid you sound? You have a total lack of understanding of geography. The S-400 has a max range of ~400 km. Note the lack of any part of Russia anywhere near Canada.