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Hello all and best wishes to all in the new year.
I recently picked up another paddle for my collection. It's a Brown Bros. paddle of the early type sold in the late '60s. it's a UTL twin lever which means it was sold without a base. I have fabricated my own base and painted it with grey hammered finish. In researching this paddle I have come to think some of the adjustment screws may not be original. After some adjustment and use I think I like it better than the later design. I am attaching a photo of the finished paddle. Thanks for looking

You've done a really nice job on the base. Well done!

i REALLY need to get a new brain.
how my brain works- i like the nautical theme- plank owners, ranks, etc. there's a masthead, very nautical. i'm thinking of all things being nautical, so-
i read about this paddle thing trophy and think it a paddle for a canoe!
i cannot believe i am allowed to walk in public.
and until earlier this past summer i did, in fact, own a very nice canoe, and yes, i did have paddles for it. they were not brown, nor did they have bases. they did look nice, though, even though they were not ash, hickory, yew or cedar. they were aluminum/aluminium with plastic blades.

i have a headache....

Hello Charles,

Best wishes to you and yours for the new year.

Great idea for your CW Key, it is very nice JOB, well done.

It gives me an idea, about my Yaesu FT-817. I have this one for over 10 years now, and I read on the Yahoo group FT-817 (poll) that many hams have the same problem with the top cover of the radio.

Paint chip or flake right on top. So I need to know more about the "GREY HAMMERED FINISH, as it looks like the same finish of my top cover.

Do you have the brand of that paint ? and also do you know if they different color ? As the top cover has about the same finish but a bit darker.

Thanks for any help it would be very much appreciated.

By the way I heard you on 20 meter, last week  around the QRP frequency. So I will look for you for a good QSO.

Best 72 Michel VE2TH

Hi Michel. Thanks for the kind words. The paint I used was a Tremclad product called Hammer finish charcoal grey. I think I got it at Canadian Tire. It is a good match for the finish on some Kenwood transceivers, close but not identical. I have used it for a number of projects for the shack. I also used it to paint the wheels on my old Mazda Miata hi hi. I'm not sure but I think it may come in other colors. I have heard you as well and I think we have worked in the past. I monitor 14060 a lot so will listen for you. Hope this helps------------------Tom VE4AKI


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