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In Topic: Something different for CA

Today, 04:03 PM


You are reading my mind!


Its interesting what the mind sees when it looks at a 2D drawing.  Bob can obviously see much more than most of us can.  I learn more here every day.  The point about the line of the cabintop really being a soft tangent for example.  I wonder how background and color change that.  Light cabintop would be a "softer" tangent than a dark one?


Also interesting the environment we bring with us.  For example, when I was a kid, we did a lot of camping as a family in a used Coleman Pop-Top.  Bob's "window" shapes in the canvas instantly recalled that image...



In Topic: ME109 "jet" (thanks CNN) found in Denmark

Yesterday, 05:08 PM

I think the Merlin was after the war - like when the Israelis flew them against the Arabs in '48. 

The Israels flew Junkers Juno powered ones...https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Avia_S-199


The Merlin powered ones were mods done to ex Spanish Air Force 109s for the film the Battle of Britian...http://www.daveswarb...om/bob/109s.htm

In Topic: Something different for CA

Yesterday, 04:31 PM

From a pure looks standpoint, I like the "short roof/no overhang" look from the original drawings.  I share Lasal's dilike of fabric bimini's as well, though canvas spread as an awning is very traditional and seaman like in my opinion...but that option means rigging it once at anchor, and de-rigging it prior to getting underway, which would be a pain, plus offers no cover while underway.  So given those practicalities, it comes down to Kim's desire for simplicity (fixed overhang is simplest) vs. need for overhang underway...and can a sliding roof be made light enough to be manually slide open and closed...therefore keeping it as simple as possible.

In Topic: Rescue 116

15 March 2017 - 08:38 PM

Indeed, thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the crew.  I have a lot of respect for the guys and gals who put their lives on the line for others, when the weather has already got down the sewer.   As the old saying goes "You gotta go out, you don't gotta come back."  God Bless.

In Topic: Ouch!

15 March 2017 - 08:33 PM

I wonder how much might be attributed to new, high tech, no stretch, lines, halyards and sails?  Even in 1987, lines and sails had a lot more stretch or give than today's modern fibers.  Repeated shock loading directly to the skin plate in recent years might have caused the plate to fail/tear like it did?