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    03-24-2017, 01:41 PM
    robm replied to a thread Gas oven in The Bilge
    The control boards on modern cooking appliances can be really flaky. However, the gas solenoid valve is the place to start, before condemning the...
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    03-24-2017, 01:06 PM
    robm replied to a thread Wow! Craigslist. in Misc. Boat Related
    I wonder what happened to the rest of those boats? Are they still in use at HMCS Quadra in Comox? For those who aren't aware, Comox has Canadian...
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    03-24-2017, 12:43 PM
    It is good to know the postal system is sticking it to the couriers. I am all in favour of the postal system. If it was dismantled, the couriers...
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    03-24-2017, 12:13 PM
    If UPS or Fedex don't have facilities in the area, they slap a stamp on it and mail it. Government subsidizing the courier companies.
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    03-23-2017, 06:10 PM
    robm replied to a thread Circular Runway Project in The Bilge
    My lateral acceleration was out. I used a speed of 200 kts for take off (got that from a Boeing publication), and it looks like 150 is more like it....
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    03-23-2017, 05:03 PM
    robm replied to a thread In other news today.... in The Bilge
    Shambolic? Not at all. As I have posted before, why should all that money be wasted on kickbacks from business to politicians? Just let business...
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    03-23-2017, 04:58 PM
    robm replied to a thread Ryan chokes: no vote today in The Bilge
    What I see is that there are enough people in the US rich enough to pay more, so a very lucrative business has been set up to provide for them. That...
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    03-23-2017, 04:49 PM
    robm replied to a thread Ryan chokes: no vote today in The Bilge
    The problems I see: The hospitals are "for profit". They are a major industry. Nationalizing the hospitals would not go down very well with the...
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    03-23-2017, 04:32 PM
    You have been reading Bethwaite, I see: - Narrow on the water line - Wide on deck - Hard chines aft, to leave the water behind on a plane. Are...
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    03-23-2017, 04:16 PM
    robm replied to a thread Bilge problems... in Misc. Boat Related
    Rewire it with an external switch? Is it the 1100? Perhaps if yo shimmed it at one end, so the sensor was higher than the intake?
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    03-23-2017, 03:59 PM
    robm replied to a thread Wow! Craigslist. in Misc. Boat Related
    It's a lot flatter near Hope. In fact, the Royal Engineers got to Yale in similar boats. Cruising the lower Fraser in that vessel, with a good...
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    03-23-2017, 03:38 PM
    robm replied to a thread Ryan chokes: no vote today in The Bilge
    Obama was condemned from all sides for his compromised ACA, now the same is happening to Trump's version of it. The health care system and the...
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    03-23-2017, 02:59 PM
    It gets rid of Muslims coming the to the US, and they can blame the fire on Muslim terrorists.
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    03-23-2017, 02:46 PM
    robm replied to a thread Circular Runway Project in The Bilge
    I thought this was an early April Fool stunt. They are serious. At 200 kts take off speed, an aircraft would be pulling over .6 G laterally! ...
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    03-23-2017, 01:56 PM
    robm replied to a thread Wow! Craigslist. in Misc. Boat Related
    I had the pleasure of sailing a whaler once. It was a blast. Got to do something about that short tiller, though. I like the yoke around the...
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    03-23-2017, 01:31 PM
    robm replied to a thread Darwin award to welder!!!! in The Bilge
    Try merino. You won't go back. In Canada, you can get a merino Tshirt for $20 at Costco. The Patagonia and Icebreaker stuff is lovely, but not at...
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    03-23-2017, 01:26 PM
    robm replied to a thread An affirmation of life. in The Bilge
    Move money internationally? Just try to buy a used car for cash in a private sale, in town where you have no bank account. The last time I did...
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    03-23-2017, 01:16 PM
    robm replied to a thread Darwin award to welder!!!! in The Bilge
    Actually, the new merino wool underlayers are generally considered equal or superior to polyester. Warm when cold, cool when warm, and you can...
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    03-23-2017, 01:11 PM
    robm replied to a thread Wow! Craigslist. in Misc. Boat Related
    I would love the smaller version of that, the late 60's RCN whaler, in (Oh shock! Blasphemy!) fiberglass, with full oars, sailing rig and 20 HP...
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    03-22-2017, 06:34 PM
    Maybe she is doing the hard work, and he is doing the tweets.
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    03-22-2017, 06:06 PM
    robm replied to a thread C h i c k e n? in The Bilge
    That thing has to be bigger than 10 lbs. My friends raise standard meat birds, and let them grow for 12 weeks. They commonly get birds that are 10...
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    03-22-2017, 05:55 PM
    robm replied to a thread C h i c k e n? in The Bilge
    Wow. That is one big chicken. Apparently a common breed up to 1930. No wonder "a chicken in every pot" was a slogan used by politicians of that...
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    03-22-2017, 05:44 PM
    robm replied to a thread What is going on in MD? in The Bilge
    Once Pepsi bites the dust? Same with CoorsMolson, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Sab-Miller, etc. They are huge, not above co-operating, and every once in...
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    03-22-2017, 05:26 PM
    robm replied to a thread What is going on in MD? in The Bilge
    It is hard to prove the influence exists. Once these rules weaken the micros, the big boys pick up the pieces, "saving" the industry.
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    03-22-2017, 05:18 PM
    robm replied to a thread Yikes! in The Bilge
    Is that sheet caught on the leeboard, and that is why the fellow aft is in that very precarious position? And the guy nearest, maybe he is just...
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    03-22-2017, 05:12 PM
    No no Rob, you misunderstand me! Your posts are great. I sometimes don't understand them, or your doodles, but that is fine. That is my fault, and...
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    03-22-2017, 05:03 PM
    Is it acceptable to use lots of exclamation points and other punctuation if they are preceded by "WTF"? As in, "WTF!!!???!"
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    03-22-2017, 04:56 PM
    Why did the Brits fall in line with this as well? I would think that extra vigilance at the carry-on security check would be more effective, if...
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    03-22-2017, 04:50 PM
    Kayak paddles. Glue then to a shaft for the blades. Too bad they are so short, sitka spruce makes a good canoe paddle shaft.
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    03-22-2017, 04:16 PM
    robm replied to a thread What is going on in MD? in The Bilge
    Yep, put the micros on the rocks, then the big boys can "globalize" them for cheap. You will be able to buy Maryland beer all over the US and...
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