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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by jonwrightk7 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:07 pm

Good to see you got our best features there Mike!! :)
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by jonwrightk7 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:43 pm

There aren't many things that Rob has inserted for the first and last time... But this was one of them! :D :D
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by rob565uk » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:53 pm

I am saying nothing ;)

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Post by thunderer » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:51 am

jonwrightk7 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:43 pm
There aren't many things that Rob has inserted for the first and last time... But this was one of them! :D :D
With the conotations that post conjures up, it is, perhaps, a good decision not to make a comment on it, other than "ooer missus" !
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:56 am

POTD is back after the festive/New year break...
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Blackplate » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

Cool picture today. Love it.

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by pmc » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:52 am

Progress defies words, as ever over past some years.

Apart from color, iirc there was something specially slippery about the original bottom paint. Any thoughts about replicating that or not?

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Post by Jordangbr » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 am

I think it was a graphite paint originally but I don't think it did that much for performance...
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Andrew453 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm

Ah Graphspeed - I remember covering the bottom of GP14s with it back in my rag and stick days (a very long time ago). Expensive stuff, and I don't recall it making a whit of difference.

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:36 pm

A quick Google seems to find many folk who agree that it never made a blind bit of difference! (Although I did also see a mention of a racing boat being disqualified when it was found to be coated in the stuff)

Here's an ad for it...

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=LII ... nt&f=false

Needless to say, we've decided that just an ordinary, nicely done paint finish will suffice.
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