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  1. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    The reason they all look alike is aerodynamics. Packaging 4 people and a powertrain with the least amount of aerodynamic drag defines the optimum shape. That is a huge part of the fuel saving...
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    Re: Drivers side window motor

    Changing the points and condenser and resetting the timing on the car engine every 10,000 miles.
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    Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    Very similar experience to Lew's. Fully vaccinated and boosted. Funeral in Florida early July. Brought covid back back with me and even shared it with my wife. 82 years old. fever up to 103. Got...
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    Re: Detroit Diesel coolant

    Anitfreeze reduces the ability of water to absorb heat. Many years ago I worked with a major engine maker doing development. We ran dynamometer engines on straight water coolant. In the field those...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    The small amount of fuel used by these motors is insignificant in the overall cost of ownership. I use non ethanol fuel in all my outboards and even my 1971 Volkswagen Beetle.
  6. Thread: Bad Omen?

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    Re: Bad Omen?

    Had avoided it until this July. Fully vaccinated double boosted. Had to attend a family funeral in Florida July 1. Returned on the 4th, symptomatic on the 6th, positive on the 7th. of course I also...
  7. Re: Paint schedule for an indoor trailer queen?

    Second the Latex porch and Floor for trailer queens. Quite durable and easily renewed when wear becomes a problem. One caution. Fuel spill from an outboard engine will attack latex very quickly...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    DO NOT try to shift that motor into reverse if it is not running. Does bad things to the linkage. Great engines.
  9. Re: What model of Yamaha is this 6hp please?

    My son now has a T6 I bought new. '06 or '07 I bought new from a dealer in the spring of '09. Minus the power tilt it is the exact same motor. By the time I transferred it to him in '17 all of the...
  10. Re: My Review of our new 2022 Tesla Model 3 AWD Long Range

    When Auto Owners refused to insure our Michigan registered car domiciled in Florida I found out Florida actually a bit more expensive for comparable coverage. Also over $400 in fees to register and...
  11. Re: Windshield Material Selection - Polycarbonate "Lexan" or Other?

    Any plastic material will ultimately get scratched and discolored. My last Tug Build I made the window patterns from underlayment. Took them to an automotive glass shop and had them cut the windows....
  12. Thread: how long?

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    Re: how long?

    I nap most days. Generally 20-30 minutes. Completely recharges by battery. Start it anywhere from 12:30 to 3:00 depending on the situation.
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    Re: Oxford High School Shooting

    My wife's nephews oldest son was in a locked room the shooter tried to enter during the shooting. Family is still in shock.
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    Re: My first boat: Thunderbird 26

    Crewed on a Thunderbird for 4 years in the late 60's. Great boat!
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    Re: Two blackouts last night

    Many primary circuits have automatic reclosers instead of fuses. The recloser opens if the current exceeds its preset value. After a short time delay it recloses. If the fault still exists the...
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    Re: And i thought I ciuld dance

    Yup! Great.
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    Re: Sewing Machine Repair Literature

    Again Todd, I really appreciate your in depth discussions of both sewing machines and sail making. I was hoping you'd show up!
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    Re: Sewing Machine Repair Literature

    I appreciate all the replies. It was not my intention to become proficient in sewing machine repair. I just want a better understanding of the basic machine. My friend has a Singer 211G156 that he...
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    Re: Sewing Machine Repair Literature

    Rick. The tutorial is for me. My friend is self taught and his shortcoming is his vision is failing. I'm just trying to get up to speed for my own information. I agree, you tube is a fountain of...
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    Re: Sewing Machine Repair Literature

    I just logged in at abebooks.com and the lowest price I could find was$229. Was I in the wrong place?
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    Sewing Machine Repair Literature

    I have a close friend who has been picking up and resurrecting old walking foot machines. He has developed Macular Degeneration and is unable to deal visually with small parts. I stopped by his shop...
  22. Re: Bringing a free 1940s Lightning back to life

    Second the build from new plan. Sailed wooden Lightnings for about 10 years in the late 50's and early 60's. Great fun in a really competitive fleet in west Michigan at the time. A new build will...
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    Re: Retirement and self worth

    [QUOTE=Tom Wilkinson;6467400]33 years as a workaholic and I have not missed the job yet after a year of retirement. I am admittedly working more than ever though, just on my terms. [QUOTE]

    Been...
  24. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Hagerty
  25. Thread: Gerd

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    Re: Gerd

    Both my Gastroenterologist and the surgeon that did my Gall bladder rermoval, who also does the Nissen procedure, Advised against it because I'm 81 years old. Interestingly my GERD symptoms have...
  26. Thread: Gerd

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    Re: Gerd

    I have been fighting it for years. Finally got bad enough to see a Gastroenterologist. It is a Bitch to get under control. You're off to a good start. Elevating the head of the bed 6 inches was a...
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    Re: Festool sander question.

    Thanks to all for the comments. Been sharing them with him as they have come in. He ordered the Rotex 90mm to get the detail sanding capability along with the RO and Rotary.
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    Re: Festool sander question.

    Thanks Ian, Forwarded your comments to him.
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    Festool sander question.

    My son is upgrading his basement shop. He has just purchased a Festool CT MINI 1 dust collector. He intends to buy a Festool sander to go with it. He asked if I thought the Festool Rotex with the...
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    Re: Received my second dose of Moderna...

    Second Moderna yesterday. Both the wife and I have only mild discomfort at the injection site. Neighbors had theirs Tuesday and the same report. All of us over 77. Among the people we know that...
  31. Re: if you were building something and needed to buy lumber today

    My son in law retired March 1 2020 as an estimator for large midwestern chain lumber yard. At that time quotes were valid for only 3 days as the prices were rising so fast. He said they could have...
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    Re: Bluetooth over the ear headphones.

    Knew I'd get some good leads. Turns out the 3M Work tunes are now $50 but that is to be expected. The planer is the only machine that really requires hearing protection. This time of the year the...
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    Bluetooth over the ear headphones.

    I need these mostly for use in the shop. Ear buds are a no go for me. I Know enough to stay away from the really cheap stuff but beyond that haven't a clue. Anyone out there in the brain trust with...
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    Re: Letís see your high school wheels.

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    46 Ford Business Coupe. Took out the tired flathead and installed a late 40's Oldsmobile 303 V8. The second gear teeth on the Ford 3 speed was the weak link. Sold it in 1958 for $400 for...
  35. Thread: ninety

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    Re: ninety

    Paul, Mine are 17 years old this month. Done 3 months apart. Therapy exactly as described minus the ice water sleeve. The first recovery was difficult with slow progress to 90 degrees. The second...
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    Re: A Lot to be Thankful for...

    Agreed. My 2 new great brands happen to be twin boys. Their mother will see that they grow up sailing. Big brother started at 2 months.
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    Re: red beech for boat building

    My wood reference indicates it is Notbofagus fusca and native to New Zealand.
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    Re: B&H Used cameras - What about this ??

    I did too. About 20 years ago I went looking for a 4x5 Speed Graphic in working condition. Finallyfound a couple and they were a lot closer to the price of a $10,000 digital than a good DSLR.
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    Re: The English Tea

    My Maternal grandparents emigrated from Penzance Cornwall to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan around 1900. When my mother and I lived with them during WWII Grandma would make what she called Scalded...
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    Re: where should this liberal. . .

    Gary Peters (D) Michigan Senate seat is up this year. John James has done a good job of distancing himself from the Orange one and Betsy DeVoss. James is leading by a few points in a too close to...
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    Re: Lower unit problems

    OMC and Mercury built the same lower units for a range of horse powers for 20 or 25 years back then. Wouldn't be surprised that a new old stock dog is still available. Parts readily available for my...
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    Re: Mercury or Honda

    Had an aluminum skiff with a 35 year old Susuki 15 2 stroke in Florida. It finally died of old age and salt water corrosion mid season. Really wanted a Yamaha replacement but none available locally...
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    Re: Decisions decisions...

    23 years ago at age 56 I was offered a buyout by my Automotive Industry parts supplier. Cash up front completely satisfied my outstanding debt. 40% of my previous take home income appeared to be a...
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    Re: Registration in a different state

    If Florida enforced that 90 day rule the marina in our park in Bradenton would only be 2/3 full.
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    Re: bluedog and other recumbent cyclists

    Built a rear drive trike sometimes known as tadpoles. Great ride, like sitting in a Lazy Boy. Agree about the visibility issue. Almost never rode it on public roads even with flags. Unfortunately...
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    Re: International 110

    If all the hardware, rigging and keel are available it would be a lot easier to build a new hull than restore that one. The price is right. Raced a 210 60 years ago. Always loved those designs. In...
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    Re: Insurance question?

    Hagerty. Agreed value and liability insurance. Insured my own design home built for a very reasonable rate about 10 years ago. A bit over $300/year for $13,000 value.
  48. Re: Boat Design Concepts (Carl Cramer) presentations

    clicked the link and got a warning from McAffee "slightly dangerous" site.
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    Re: That woman...

    Many of us in Michigan will surely remember this in November if we survive that long.
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    Re: How Doug turns

    Wear your respirator. I never turn without mine on.
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