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  1. Thread: Suprise

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    I am not quite twice the age of the boat, both...

    I am not quite twice the age of the boat, both ages are perfect squares.
  2. Thread: Suprise

    by DougR
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    Suprise

    Couple of weeks ago I was browsing Ebay and saw an old slalom kayak from my favourite era in good order - so, brain in neutral and fingers in forward, I bid..

    Won it.

    Got it fitted out and...
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    InterWeb Radio Stations

    https://www.internet-radio.com/station/austinbluesradio/ <<<< Blues based and advert free...

    Sometimes I can raise Ottawa's Dawg fm (101.9) which is also excellent. ...
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    The "declare your base" means tell us where you...

    The "declare your base" means tell us where you are.

    We can probably provide suggestions which match your location - but if you live in North America there's no point in my suggesting you visit...
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    Which continent are you on? Knowing that can...

    Which continent are you on?

    Knowing that can save you from all manner of mad suggestions
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    The Optimist dinghy uses a thing that looks a lot...

    The Optimist dinghy uses a thing that looks a lot like a plastic rowlock - a thing which itself might be pressed into service.
    ...
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    If it comes back up, and there's a fair chance it...

    If it comes back up, and there's a fair chance it will, hit it with glyphosate - this is a systemic and the plant will transfer the poison to the root system all by itself.

    May take several...
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    I found it on EBay

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wooden-canoe-famous-10-sq-metre-sailing-canoe-made-in-1952/123855201742?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dfdd5d1f734f84d9faf6...
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    Some bamboos are by nature very invasive - and it...

    Some bamboos are by nature very invasive - and it it's gone next door then they have the problem too.....

    RHS advice
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=210
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    Had a look at the section above Newton and in...

    Had a look at the section above Newton and in medium high water it looked viable, below Newton there is the parallel canal alternative.
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    https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Original-Pota...

    https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Original-Potato-Cannon/
  12. Thread: Door stop canoe

    by DougR
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    Two days is a very short time between epoxy and...

    Two days is a very short time between epoxy and varnish, it may eventually harden off, but it may not.....
  13. Thread: Door stop canoe

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    How long - in time - between epoxy application...

    How long - in time - between epoxy application and varnish?

    What did you do between the two processes?
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    Coracles pre-date metric.

    Coracles pre-date metric.
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    https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-...

    https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2018/06/CountryLife_cannon_CoracleMaker039_191704151_293063441-620x394.jpg

    Density of water is approx 62 lb per cubic foot...
  16. Thread: Roof racks

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    Some pipe lagging used to fit square bars...

    Some pipe lagging used to fit square bars reasonably well, but modern alloy bars are larger in section, the thick yellow foam protection used on scaffolding works a treat, quite cheap from...
  17. Thread: Bee Keeping

    by DougR
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    Bee-Keeping can be fun - I kept bees on my own...

    Bee-Keeping can be fun - I kept bees on my own account for about ten years (stopped when varoa became a significant problem) and before hat with my father.

    Fakshark's point about finding a...
  18. That is very pretty indeed.

    That is very pretty indeed.
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    It's advertised on gumtree.

    It's advertised on gumtree.
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    It's a kayak paddle with a glass blade.

    It's a kayak paddle with a glass blade.
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    .... Should have bought the manual.... ...

    .... Should have bought the manual....

    Freebies from those terribly nice WEST people https://www.westsystem.com/instruction-2/
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    I'd guess that it would make a really capable day...

    I'd guess that it would make a really capable day cruiser, wrong boat for two hundredweight of gear, but just the ticket for a two paddled pub crawl.
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    I don't think I've seen that pattern on a Kober...

    I don't think I've seen that pattern on a Kober paddle since 1974......
  24. What are you planning to do to restore hull...

    What are you planning to do to restore hull rigidity either side of the keel line and thus combat oil-canning?
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    You want the temperature above 20C - and NO...

    You want the temperature above 20C - and NO condensation.
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