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    Skye 51: I’m intrigued

    Oh I totally agree. There's a reason why they disappeared. Crew safety was definitely not a consideration, only doing everything possible to keep water out when it came rolling deep across the deck.
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    The Ignored Elephants in the room

    Why do you think we are so interested in what goes on in the States. It's a fact the right wing fools and ignoramuses can't comprehend.
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    A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

    Of the ones still alive, how many vote Democrat?
  4. That's called "fritting" isn't it?
  5. They weren't - they just took what the Brit's had overlooked.
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    Skye 51: I’m intrigued

    Leggs - go back into your old magazine stash and read up on the philosophies in the design sections. Preventing or limiting the possibility of water getting below was what originally drove those manhole hatches. They were essentially an S&S creation and everything they did at the time was predicated on "offshore". The aft cabin under the bridge deck just developed from that.
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    The Ignored Elephants in the room

    You're assuming the USA survives. Wait until November before thinking about the future of your country.
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    The Ignored Elephants in the room

    Nobody said Connolly was stupid. He managed his relationship with Bulger well. His bosses were only really interested in the Mafia until Bulger got so outrageously murderous that they had to wake up.
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    The Ignored Elephants in the room

    You must have missed the part where Whitey's corrupt "handler" got put in prison for murder.
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    What a Loser - 2

    There's two born every minute - my boss and I proved it years ago.
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    What a Loser - 2

    More of a ZIL I think.
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    Non-glossy gloss varnish

    Oh the possibilities.
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    Everyone is buying boats...

    So you're saying that a normal market, a recession and a recovery all have the same result?
  14. Strawberry jam on Weetabix?
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    Refurb 1988 Moody 376

    I see you have that great heat exchanger with the Gatling gun "bundle" of tubes suspended in those stepped end caps. Brilliant piece of design and super easy to service. The paint on those rubber end caps tells me it's all original so I'd take them off, pull out the bundle and take it to a radiator shop for boiling in their hot tank if it doesn't look pristine. Clean the paint off the rubber caps so you can examine their condition - they are worth some work because they are very expensive - mine cost me a couple of hundred $$ 15 years ago. While it's apart, paint the heat exchanger tank and polish those embossed hose clamps and buy a new pressure cap. When you're done you'll have a thing of beauty and a cool engine for many years.
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    Looking for a toy convertible

    It was when the rotors needed work that the pain started - disassembling the entire rear suspension - just to get started.
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    Looking for a toy convertible

    Nasty things - the Hillman Minx was the more common version of that thing. We called them "student cars" because families that had them as second cars dumped them on their kids when they went to college. Closely related to "orchard trucks".
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    I love the contrast with all his statements about how he alone does his hair.
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    The power of self importance and lesson learned

    Nobody told him there is no call anymore for circus sideshow freaks?
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Is that related to the magnetohydrodynamic drive?
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    No-one, absolutely no-one can do arch or snotty condescension like a Brit with a good accent.
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    Skye 51: I’m intrigued

    The idea behind those manhole main hatches was to provide a big (deck high) bridge deck and eliminate washboards. Offshore, bad weather considerations took precedence over all other factors - like comfort, ease of ingress/egress etc.
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    Drilling precise holes in Carbon

    What about brad point bits? The spurs always produce the best, cleanest hole when I've drilled. But - I've never drilled carbon laminate.