Re: My thoughts on epoxy
- --- In email@example.com, "Jon & Wanda(Tink)" <windyjon@...> wrote:
>I wish I could be so optimistic. Local weather seems to indicate global cooling.
> I can't wait for the Northern US and Suthern Canada to be tropical
> again so we won't have to go sow far to enjoy it.
> Doing my part to recover from global cooling
In the late 1980s to early 1990s we had a seven year drought, there were kids in first grade who had never seen a drop of rain. The rains that we normally would get went to the north.
Then Mount Pinatubo blew, giving a measured cooling of about a degree Faranhite world wide. Winter rains returned with a vengeance. They continued for more than a decade.
Last winter we got a little less rain that we have had for a few years, as many storms went to the SOUTH of us, as well as we have had a few rains in the summer when usually we have none.
I don't know about you, but does this pattern not indicate global cooling?
There is one good thing about this, unless I am mistaken, wood rots more slowly in cold water than it does in warm.
- When I was about 12 we hicked in about 7 miles to a high lake when we
got there we saw a canoe made out of 2 1940 style car hoods welded
back to back. Who knows who made it or how long it had been there but
steel and floating nicely as I recall. Worked great for fishing and
left for the next hikers.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "graeme19121984"
> > With all this contradictory data and claims out there,
> Few confound "denying" with "contradiction", whatever, that's
> no "refutation". As things stand there's a reasonable chance that
> big change will occur sooner rather than later. Why only
> historical "boatdesign" then?
> It seems to me, for example, there's always been bad, and balmy
> weather, economic considerations, and so on. Attention to those
> areas of small boat design continues, and the wealth of previous
> knowledge has gotta be applicable. I think the impacts of
> costs of materials, regulation, and so on, will have an increasingHow
> effect on design in the short term.
> In places there are already many alternative solutions to those
> widely consumed around the world. It's now second nature to many
> that small boats just have to be either of GRP or aluminium, less
> and less "wood". We're told that in small boats steel is not an
> option. Like aluminium, steel prodution can use electric power
> entirely, arc furnaces etc, but less. That can be solarpower, or
> Other than for commercial purposes such as barge like moorings
> maintenance vessels, no one here would have a small boat made of
> steel - too heavy, rust, upkeep - yet in the Netherlands I believe
> light steel boats, say a five metre outboard recreational fishing
> boat, are common, and give long service with little maintenance.
> can this be improved on? For small sailboats of every type, canoes?Workboat
> I have seen photos of the Netherlands boats sometime ago, but don't
> recall where for now. This 350lbs Selway Fisher Shetland 14
> looks fairly similar to those I recall seeing, halfway down thepage
> here http://www.selway-fisher.com/Mcup16.htmwas
> The Netherlands boats were all black in colour, and I think that
> a hard setting bituminous coating.