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by Sandro Picchio
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Seagull Parts and the Mini Lathe

Very good! That is the way by wich little by little I acquired all my tooling. You have to do a job that can’t be done without a special tool. You buy the tool and it remains for future jobs. Of course a lathe is not a light step, but you see how much satisfaction it is giving you. My lathe instead ...
by Sandro Picchio
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I got it going....
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

Re: I got it going....

Your boat has a very nice transom corner.

Sandro
by Sandro Picchio
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: As of Today
Replies: 13
Views: 4340

Re: As of Today

Hi all, I stopped working for a meal 19 years ago. I am very glad of my freedom, but: When I worked I found time off to accomplish many others activities. Now, among Seagulls, boats, motor bikes, house, garden, grandchildren, travels, etc., I am always behind what I am planning to do. I wonder if I ...
by Sandro Picchio
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Raya,

the book i referred to is another one with similar title. It is:

Dudley Pope
Life in Nelson's Navy
Naval Institute Press

Patrick O'Brian is a novelist - whose books I like to read. Dudley Pope is a historian.

Sandro
by Sandro Picchio
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Sorry, I was not clear, obviously the possibility of producing splinters was from the point of view of the receiving ship.

S
by Sandro Picchio
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

RE cannon ball penetration Quote Interestingly etc. One would think the opposite round but experiment is experiment. Pro 32 pounds: a greater mass/cross section area ratio, that is more power related to resistance. Pro 24 pounds? perhaps a greater impact speed? Anyway one metre and a half is very im...
by Sandro Picchio
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Chris, So we have now the missing datum: 450 m/s I would not know how to reckon the resistance of oak wood to penetration but to my eyeball 1 metre looks a little too thick. Why worry about the cannon ball diving too near? Just a few degrees of elevation solve the problem! Yes, 2.5 m/s = 8.1 km/h, m...
by Sandro Picchio
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Hi Chris, thanks, that's what I had thought - not so difficult, by the name. If the tail (or bitter end or what's its name) of the tackle comes from the moving block the advantage is 3 : 1, but probably this was not the case for the gun application because 6 tugging men in line hardly had room betwe...
by Sandro Picchio
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Hi Chris, Tacking…I see that experiencing and playing about two mast boat’s tacking brings to very similar drills unregarding latitude. Bowsprit…the danger I meant was mainly for the thin bowsprit itself. Rigging…I can imagine what a gun tackle can be (the two tackles to reposition a Nelson time gun...
by Sandro Picchio
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Hi Chris, my sails are boomless, so I can’t use the mizzen as you do in tacking, I back the jib instead. Otherwise many funny manoeuvres could be performed, like moving the boat in “reverse” stern first. You surely will need more sail afore to balance the new mizzen. Will the new retractable bowspri...
by Sandro Picchio
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Being surrounded by warm varnished mahogany gives a completely different comfort than by bathtub white GRP. We must admit that nowadays GRP is so convenient for the hull (let’s be practic, a carvel or clinker wooden boat is wonderful but too much demanding) but down below the less GRP is in sight, t...
by Sandro Picchio
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Yes, that's me. You are too kind about my little works and make me blush. Actually I should care better of the aesthetic side as painting and cleaning. Among the good things of owning a boat there are not only sailing her but also planning, designing and making all the changes which one thinks bette...
by Sandro Picchio
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: beautiful sunny sunday

Grazie Chris. Ricambio gli auguri a Te e alla tua famiglia.

For what I can see your Italian is super.
It's the subject that makes me unsure of expressing my thoughts. When it is matter of cylinders or carburettors or rigging I am much more relaxed.

All the best

Sandro
by Sandro Picchio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: beautiful sunny sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

beautiful sunny sunday

I was typing the draft of a replay to this thread when I noticed that the whole thread has disappeared. The following is the text of my supposed post. “The reasons of Chris are highly wise. I shall follow his suggested way and keep on seeing this forum, of course avoiding reading posts we now know b...
by Sandro Picchio
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A little gift
Replies: 11
Views: 3932

Re: A little gift

Thank you very much.
Merry Christmas.

Sandro