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    ๐Ÿ“ Renaming boat!. Unlucky or superstitious
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Several years ago a gentleman who lived on Salt Spring Island provided DIY Boating โ›ตmagazine with the naming protocal as follows;
    Remove the original name with prepared speech de naming the vessel and then rename but do NOT mention the old name with a toast or two and some witness " As the owner of this vessel I call upon the Sea God Neptune, God of the Wind Aeolus, Godes of the Tides,the Storms and Precipitation to listen while I thank them for their protection over the last...... years and do strike from their records the Name .........." "I now ask for their indulgence in extending their goodwill and protection to the vessel in her new name , I offer this libation to make the ceremony official and complete." I now put forth a new name for this vessel which we trust will serve her well and ask Neptune and all the Gods of the sea to grant their protection under the name ............. I now offer a libation in thanks and recognition to this protection.

    Must have the drinks!!!!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Renaming boat!. Unlucky or superstitious
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    always understood that when renaming a ship/boat one had to say the special pray to the gods of the deep.

    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    welcome to BC and Vancouver Island, sorry its a bit wet today hope weather improves for you
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Also appears to be mapping in Ireland.

    ๐Ÿ“ MGB 81 UK and HSL W1 (NZ)
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    a classic then and now

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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 47 MLB 1:16 scale build
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What size and where did you locat it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Could be B or C I went for C because of how I was trained.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    To me a boat transducer is in the hull normally pointing down and help to provide info on fish, depth etc. An anometer is normally a wind recorder.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Calling it a day.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bill, Sorry to hear that news and hope that the doctors are wrong. I have a couple of friends that were given same news 2 and 3 years ago and are still fighting their ailments so I hope that you will.
    Regards and Best
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Roy
    Many thanks for the info. I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with friends on a 40 C&C on Lake Ontario while I really enjoyed and appreciated the skill required to operate decide I prefer twin engines and power
    Although after seeing a twin engine ketch which I belive was ex National Geographic I could be converted.
    Regards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice yacht where does he birth it

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    ๐Ÿ“ Double planking, a typically modeling technique or a technique also used in real wooden ships, commo
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    There were a number of boat builders in the 20/30's that made double planked boats some up to 50ft. Back in the 70' I owned a Sheppard that was such and a real ..... to repair
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Isaac
    Where was the first navy? Always interested in the other side of history.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Advice needed
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good advice but epoxy also needs to be treated with caution, especially if used in closed areas.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin
    What a shock must be heart wrenching, my prayers for you and family.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Agree with Rowen. On all wood types!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    But she did sink

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Check the charts. Its offically designated the North Channel with the western approach to the Mull of Kintyre.๐Ÿค“
    I chose Mull of Kintyre as answer because it was the closest to that point
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Even though its not that old am surprised no one mentioned Chatham Dockyard est in 16 century it was of importance to the navy. They still make rope lines there, or they did when I was last๐Ÿค— there.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    thought it was devation.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wonder if they will make any more episodes

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    ๐Ÿ“ Proportions between ship size and propeller diameter
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    There have been books published by navel architects on the subject of propellers primarily for the cruiser and off shore sailor.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I take it that ocean going and pleasure traffic using it everyday made it a direct water connection from east to west. Win some lose some
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The question said Famous so I would suggest that the only real famous one in use to day on a daily basis by all type of vessel is the Panama.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI TAMAR 1/12 SCALE
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Ian
    Thank you for the info
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    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI TAMAR 1/12 SCALE
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Would be interested id information on the crew how did you make them or what??

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    guess thats what historians call Trade,๐Ÿค“

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is correct, also depend on which history books we read.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    None of these are correct. If you live close to the BC coast you know the answer

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If you live in BC you know none of the answers are correct. There is a famous Strait named after the guy that first learned of this passage.



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