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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Ed's boat in Perth
« on: November 03, 2016, 09:38:22 AM »
Dream boat.......

Off Topic / falling for this scam!!
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:58:57 AM »
Please read this it is very important - It actually happened to someone I know, a friend's brother....who sent this warning to save other people falling for this scam!!

I hate those hoax warnings, but this is not a hoax, it is important!!!
Please send this to everyone on your email list.

If a man comes to your front door and says he is conducting a survey and asks you to show him your bum, do not show him your bum.

This is a scam; he only wants to see your bum.

I wish I'd got this yesterday. I feel so stupid and cheap.

Off Topic / This is one ticked off lady.
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:56:59 AM »
Thought you might like to read this letter to the editor of a British national newspaper. Ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter?. Written by a housewife, to her daily newspaper. This is one ticked off lady.

ĎAre we fighting a war on terror or arenít we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July 2002, and in New York Sept 11/2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in London, and in downtown Manhattan , and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didnít they?

And Iím supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

Iíll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11 and 7/7.

Iíll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan

Iíll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Bergís head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

Iíll care when the cowardly so-called Ďinsurgentsí in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

Iíll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

Iíll care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I donít care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:

I donít care.

When I hear that a prisoner Ė who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and Ďfed special foodí that is paid for by my taxes Ė is complaining that his holy book is being Ďmishandled,í you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

I donít care.

And oh, by the way, Iíve noticed that sometimes itís spelled ĎKoraní and other times ĎQuran.í Well, believe me!! you guessed it ÖÖ

I donít care!!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, itíll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behaviour!

If you donít agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please donít complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great country! And may I add:

ĎSome people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. Our soldiers donít have that problem.í

I have another quote that I would like to add, ANDÖÖ.I hope you forward all this.

Only six defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ

2. The British Soldier.

3. The Canadian Soldier.

4. The US Soldier, and

5. The Australian Soldier

6. The New Zealand Soldier

One died for your soul, the other 5 for your freedom.


Off Topic / actual answer turned in by a student.
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:52:47 AM »
The following is an actual question given on a; University of Arizona chemistry mid term, and an actual answer turned in by a student.

The answer by this student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:
First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving, which is unlikely. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. There fore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.
Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct........ leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being, which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


Off Topic / passing of a beloved old friend
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:50:58 AM »
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has
been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago
lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing
when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life
isn't  always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more
than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children, are
in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned
but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a
classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and
a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job
they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent
to administer Panadol, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but
could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to
have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became
contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better
treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar
in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her
lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents:

Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his
son, Reason.

He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to
Blame, and I'm A Victim.


Off Topic / Someone Finally Said It
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:49:12 AM »
Someone Finally Said It
How many are actually paying attention to this?
There are African Americans,
Mexican Americans,
Asian Americans,
Arab Americans,
Native Americans, etc.
...And then there are just -
You pass me on the street
and sneer in my direction.
You Call me "White boy,"
"Cracker," "Honkey,"
"Whitey," "Caveman,"
... And that's OK.
But when I call you Nigger,
Kike, Towel head,
Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey,
Beaner, Gook, or Chink
... You call me a racist.
You say that whites commit a lot
of violence against you,
so why are the ghettos the most
dangerous places to live?
You have the United Negro College Fund.
You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
 You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi.
 You Have Yom Hashoah.
 You have the NAACP.
And you have BET.
If we had WET
(White Entertainment Television)
... We'd be racists.
If we had a White Pride Day
... You would call us racists.
If we had White History Month
... We'd be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites
to "advance" OUR lives
... We'd be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
a Black Chamber of Commerce,
and then we just have the plain
Chamber of Commerce.
Wonder who pays for that?
If we had a college fund that only gave
white students scholarships
... You know we'd be racists.
There are over 60 openly-proclaimed
Black-only Colleges in the US ,
 yet if there were "White-only Colleges"
... THAT would be a racist college.
In the Million Man March,
you believed that you were
marching for your race and rights.
If we marched for our race and rights,
... You would call us racists.
You are proud to be black,
brown, yellow and orange,
and you're not afraid to announce it.
But when we announce our white pride
... You call us racists.
You rob us,
carjack us,
and shoot at us.
But, when a white police officer
shoots a black gang member
or beats up a black drug-dealer
who is running from the LAW and
posing a threat to ALL of society
... You call him a racist.
I am proud.
... But, you call me a racist.
Why is it that only
whites can be racists?

Off Topic / To Kill An American: is to......
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:47:16 AM »
Written  by an Australian Dentist...Way to Go "Mate"! 
You probably missed it in the rush of news, 
but there was actually a report that someone in 
Pakistan had  published in a newspaper an offer of a 
 reward to anyone who killed an  American, any American. 

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial  the 
following day to let everyone know what an American is 
 so they would  know when they found one. (Good one, 
"An American is  English, or French, or Italian, 
Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or  Greek. An 
American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, 
Indian,  Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, 
Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani  or Afghan. 
An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee,  Osage, 
Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many 
other tribes  known as native Americans. 
An American is Christian, or he could be  Jewish, or 
Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims 
in  America  than in  Afghanistan. The only difference is 
 that in  America they are free to  worship as each of 
them chooses. 
An American is also free to  believe in no religion. 
For that he will answer only to God, not to  the 
government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for 
the government and  for God. 
An American lives in the most prosperous land in  the 
history of the world. The root of that prosperity can 
be found in the  Declaration of Independence, which 
recognizes the God given right of each  person to the 
pursuit of happiness. 
An American is generous.  Americans have helped out 
just about every other nation in the world in  their 
 time of need, never asking a thing in return. 
When  Afghanistan   was over-run by the Soviet army 20 
years ago, Americans came with  arms and supplies to 
enable the people to win back their  country! 
 As of the morning of September 11, Americans had  given 
more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. 
Americans  welcome the best of everything...the best 
products, the best books, the best  music, the best 
food, the best services. But they also welcome  the 
The national symbol of America, The Statue of  Liberty, 
welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse 
 of your  teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. 
These in fact are the people  who built   America.  Some 
of them were working in the Twin Towers the  morning of 
September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their 
 families.  It's been told that the  World  Trade  Center 
victims were from at least 30  different countries, 
cultures, and first languages, including those  that 
aided and abetted the terrorists. 
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler 
did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and  Mao 
Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the 
world. But, in doing  so you would just be killing 
yourself. Because Americans are not a  particular 
people from a particular place. They are the 
embodiment of the  human spirit of 
Everyone who holds to that spirit,  everywhere, is an 
Please keep this going! Pass this  around the World. 
Then pass it around again. It says it all, for all  of 

Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Ed's boat in Perth
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:13:10 AM »
Gidday cuz!
Chit waddaya up to uther than fishin?
Gotta flip the hull 12 Nov. Making steel cradle this weekend, er, need help flipping here over though, she's 3.2m wide now....
Havin a beer & BBq day too, so, thinking on that note, figer we will have the beers first, flip the hull then BBQ.
Just gunna make the whole lot easier on all I recon.....

Repair the damage later....

I had planed on turning the hull over last weekend. The forcast was rain all week and indeed it rained!
While shes bum up I'll weld up a solid steel cradle, coat of paint, strap it onto the hull for a turn over.
This weekend is now welding and lotsa head scratching for easiest way to turn her.
Tyres, jacks, endless chain & coffee.
Yep that'll do it.
A full size mockup of the extended topsides forward and interior with 6 mm MDF and hot glue.
Be good to tweak the interior before mixing glue.....

yes an excelant answer I did understand Brian.
Been a loooong time since I read up those issues in design.
So very much appreciated.
Skeg it is to be then.

Gougen Bros I read somewhere saying to lightly disc sand at 30 deg to the flow of grain.....
Rips open those cells, it's what I do on hardwood, don't with softer wood, as you say Brian, and i experienced the same, epoxy sticks very well to planned wood.
What makes it stick great is as Brian has in the manual, give the wood soak time in epoxy, till those dull areas look glossy with wet resin, then glass, glue etc...
Love my disc grinder, 125mm - 5" x 16 grit disc's, panel beaters supplies best price here.... Chews through @ 9000 rpm

That's what I said....  :o

Yep always a concern the broaching issue going downhill on a down wind run, usually the waters going the same way, so, perhaps the skeg build isn't such a bad idea......

Actually Brian, the keel as drawn isn't correct, when I extended the width, I thought I may have an issue with it, as the forward dead-rise is what it is, as you designed, to have the extension fair in, the keel is deeper at the forefoot, by aboat 3".
You seen those launches with there forefoot deeper than the after dead-rise? it's to get the dead-rise wanted at the forefoot, otherwise we end up with 13 deg dead-rise throughout right?  ???

Ok Ya'll, I spent about 2 hours typing a post, and a pic to upload, so, Brian, if you find it anywhere on this site delete it as here goes again, and you know, the second time typing the same post ends up shorter, probably a good thing too....
Lol reminds me, heck we can do nutty things, tried changing the TV channel other day with the puta mouse.... shifted it left to the 3rd screen..... oops that's the TV lol, and looking for the mouse to turn the page when reading a mag at the desk? Don't work either hahahaha....

So here is the drawing for the Great Australian, attached, there's 12 hrs work in it, enjoy.
210 to 300 HP diesel donk - Cummins 6BTA, probably get one from truck wreckers and marinate it myself, where's the vinegar?
7 Deg shaft angle, probably a straight inline shaft setup with skeg - that's yet to be decided as it'll affect the planing.... good to protect the running gear from the hard stuff at sea.....
2 x 500 Lt epoxy tanks built in (done) that's $1200 - $1600 to fill'er up chit! We have a free market fuel supplies here, Mondays cheapest @$0.96 Lt to Sunday @ $1.24 Lt. Law says can't be changed day time, only midnite. But wharf prices are different....
Cockpit sole is @ 6" above LWL, saloon sole unfortunatly a few steps up, but the thing is to keep side decks at the cockpit about 26" for that net to pick up ur catch! So the aft sections are close to the original design Brian, as is the overall side elevation.
Like'd the curve up on the forward topsides, so drew that in, kept the cockpit topsides low.
Good amount of headroom throughout too, seems the elevation looks ok with it.
Got to engineer a way to build that cockpit coach roof without rear support posts, and keep weight off up there too, thinking 3 I beams in carbon the full length canter-levering on the rear cabin bulkhead, not much in it so cost wouldn't be too great, 1/4" ply-foam-ply with the balance of the build.
Cabin sides and rear saloon bulkhead also ply-foam-ply, 1/4" ply & 1/2" foam.
Cockpit sole will be 2 layers of 1/2" ply with a 1-3/4" camber, got so much Aussie hardwood from sites, Jarrah, heavy but solid, not a fan of spongy decks!

Next is the temp shed on a commercial site, with a small locker for me to stay over weekends, go missing so to speak!

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