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    10-20-2017, 02:02 PM
    The only thing the majority of them want to "conserve" is their own position, power, and pocketbooks.
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    10-16-2017, 04:21 PM
    robm replied to a thread dipstick level in Misc. Boat Related
    Varies with manufacturer, to some extent. VW power steering fluid dipstick is supposed to be screwed in to read.
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    10-16-2017, 11:50 AM
    The boats used by False Creek Ferries in Vancouver would be a good match for what you want, and are real boats to boot, complete with engines,...
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    10-13-2017, 11:51 AM
    robm replied to a thread Refastening Galv in Building / Repair
    Bronze should cause steel to rust. If the remainder of the steel screw that is left in the plank is already iron oxide, the bronze can't have any...
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    10-12-2017, 06:18 PM
    robm replied to a thread Boat timeshare in The Bilge
    There is a sailing co-op in Port Moody, near Vancouver. I believe it is much less expensive. But you have to turn out a couple times a year and...
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    10-12-2017, 06:12 PM
    I hate going to a museum and seeing tools I wish I had! What a waste of good steel and wood, assembled into practical, ergonomic, beautiful packages.
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    10-12-2017, 06:06 PM
    robm replied to a thread Canada/USA 2017 in The Bilge
    Rob: If you are on the ferry heading to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, and looking at the downtown Vancouver - you are looking south. The...
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    10-12-2017, 03:28 PM
    robm replied to a thread The REAL Noah's Ark in The Bilge
    I don't think epoxy sticks to Tyvek....
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    10-12-2017, 01:59 PM
    robm replied to a thread BSA Girls in The Bilge
    Scouts Canada has been unconditionally co-ed since 1998, and there was lots of phase-in stages: Rovers, 1971, Venturers, 1984, all sections on a...
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    10-12-2017, 01:24 PM
    I have to agree with this attitude. But limiting what is shown on them to sports and Fox news is worse than the status quo.
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    10-06-2017, 01:34 PM
    He was waggling the rudder hard all the way down. I suspect the crosswind disappeared once he was on deck, while he still had lots of rudder on to...
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    10-05-2017, 06:35 PM
    robm replied to a thread Don't eat farmed salmon. in The Bilge
    They are starting to use vegetable-based feed, which is a start. And the fish they use for feed is often not the kind of fish you would want to eat,...
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    10-05-2017, 05:07 PM
    robm replied to a thread Don't eat farmed salmon. in The Bilge
    One problem is the farms in the ocean kill off the local salmon populations. This has been shown to happen everywhere there are open-net salmon...
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    10-05-2017, 04:19 PM
    robm replied to a thread A question about sand. in The Bilge
    Perhaps the smaller grains are too small to remain on the beach. They get washed away, or filter down below the coarse surface material.
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    10-05-2017, 04:10 PM
    Probably all BS. Here is a FB post that debunks most if not all of those claims. ...
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    10-05-2017, 04:02 PM
    This is perfect! Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Therefore, we don't need gun control, we need people control. I am sure this concept...
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    10-05-2017, 01:47 PM
    He was 300 feet up and about 400 yards away. He was shooting fish in a barrel, not aiming at individual targets.
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    10-03-2017, 06:12 PM
    robm replied to a thread Then and Now in The Bilge
    It would be interesting to see which of the two styles of weapon were more accurate, when being fired in that "fast as possible" mode. Bolt action...
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    10-03-2017, 05:50 PM
    robm replied to a thread Remembering my first car in The Bilge
    I had a Vega (my car #2). It was a dark green GT model, with 2 barrel Holley, close ratio 5 speed and F41 suspension. It had the usual engine woes,...
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    10-03-2017, 05:37 PM
    In Europe, firearms are a privilege, not a right. Not as many wackos packing them.
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    10-03-2017, 01:15 PM
    robm replied to a thread Remembering my first car in The Bilge
    You would be safer on a motorbike. The old guys driving those Robins were great rides when hitch hiking around Britain. They knew all the stories,...
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    10-03-2017, 12:33 PM
    robm replied to a thread Remembering my first car in The Bilge
    Yeah! Datsun 510 in "Corrosion Orange". It was a great car. 40+ MPG full of hitchhikers, keeping up with the "real" BMW's on the Squamish highway,...
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    10-03-2017, 11:24 AM
    Fortunately, they don't last long at 900 rounds per minute... And tax reloading supplies as well.
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    09-29-2017, 03:19 PM
    robm replied to a thread More whisky talk! in The Bilge
    I got interested in the eisbock idea, and came across this on a homebrew site that seems quite complete and very technical: So it works for...
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    09-29-2017, 03:09 PM
    How about diesel-hydraulic? Not as efficient, but you can put the engine anywhere in the boat.
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    09-29-2017, 03:05 PM
    robm replied to a thread More whisky talk! in The Bilge
    Yep. Some fearsome hangovers in apple jack. A chem prof from Saskatchewan told us about this technique, and also pointed out the drawbacks. I...
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    09-29-2017, 02:48 PM
    robm replied to a thread More whisky talk! in The Bilge
    You can always "accidentally" leave your homebrew cider out on the back porch in winter.... This may not work in all climates, but will in Manitoba.
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    09-29-2017, 02:45 PM
    robm replied to a thread Mammothrept in The Bilge
    It is a great word, but I can't help but think that if either of Trump's grandmothers (Scottish or German) had had any influence in his upbringing,...
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    09-29-2017, 02:30 PM
    robm replied to a thread More whisky talk! in The Bilge
    A good whisky story involving the mail: The Island of Colonsay in Scotland was running a fundraiser to pay for upgrades to the village hall, so...
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    09-29-2017, 02:12 PM
    Some more Make and Break music, from the guy who invented it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2DFa18kYI Stan got the feel right, but the...
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