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  1. Apologies for what, exactly??? Are you Canadian, or somethin' ?
  2. https://www.amazon.com/Eats-Shoots-Leaves-Commas-Difference/dp/0399244913/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=a+panda+eats+shoots+and+leaves&qid=1634531584&sr=8-6
  3. My bad. You are correct. I watched one of their video where he was saying that they were NOT going to ask through Patreon to get funds to buy a new engine; IIRC. I mis-interpreted that for them not having a Patreon account at all...
  4. GBU is kind of an acquired taste. Her voice doesn't bother me so much. He is "rough on the edges", big mouth blue collar kind of guy. But they do not pretend to be experts, they learn along the way, and say so. He does not do repairs. He does a hack job, and when it breaks again, then he will do a repair... But you can see how they work together, and it is not too sanitized real-TV. And they refuse - let me correct that - they vehemently REFUSE to have a Patreon account. So good on them. They want to do it on their own terms. And you can tell that he has been raised to be self sufficient,
  5. Can you give a bit more details on that outboard arrangement on the Stealth? It seems intriguing...
  6. How is it possible??? Your spelling in French is more.... (how shall we say?...) "academic", than in English? Snaggy, tell us the truth: are you a frustrated Frenchman in disguise?
  7. Well... At least they did not set the spi with the clew as the head of the sail. So there is that.
  8. And here is the new splice. Thanks all for the recommendations. It does not get any bigger than the original line and goes freely through the furler. Yoohooo!!
  9. Punctuation, it is important. A period, a comma, a semi-column after "eating" would help... A panda eats shoots and leaves. A panda eats, shoots, and leaves.
  10. Thank you all for the enlightment! You did not disappoint! OK, so I will redo it with a double braid small line as suggested. The video instructions above are clear. Max Rockatansky, yes, the line we used was like Amsteel. And we did not see it slipping when pulling it through, but it is just both of us trying to hold on one side, and pulling on the other side. So it is most likely nothing like the resistance the line will have to overcome to furl a screacher in a building breeze. Since everybody agrees that a double braided line is a better choice for this application, I will
  11. 'xactly. This is why, if you play the lottery, the odds are REALLY against you to win the big prize. But at the same time, most likely, someone will. And that is how you get millions of suckers to play the lottery.
  12. I need to tap into the braintrust of the forum here... My friend and I installed a bowsprit on our 20ft trimaran, bought a screacher and intend to fly it on a furler. We sized the furler following the sailmaker recommendations. We had a line that fit well in the pulley of the furler, so I went ahead and did a end-to-end splice to make a endless loop of the furling line. I followed instructions from here: My "creation" looks like this: Obviously, since one end of the line is inserted inside the other end (and vice versa), you end up with a secti
  13. Commemorative "statue" in Sainte-Mère-Eglise of John Steele, a US paratrooper who like hundreds of others, jumped over Normandy on the night of 5th to 6th of June 1944 a few hours before D-Day to secure some strategic infrastructures (bridges, etc.). The pilot did not drop his troops exactly where planned. They were supposed to jump in the vicinity of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, but some of them actually landed within the village. Some of the paratrooper were shot and killed by German troops, even before touching ground. John Steele parachute got tangled up in the village church, and spend a few
  14. You are talking to a Frenchman, married to a Frenchwoman... What is that "chilli" thing you are talking about?
  15. And as my wife says: " I cook with wine. Sometimes, I even put it in the dish."
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