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  1. Imron 5000 sourcing or replacement / compatibility

    Imron is a 2-part LPU made [mostly] for automotive use by DuPont.

    http://imronmarine.com

    Awlgrip would similar.

    Might also point out that these paints are highly toxic and tend to off-gas...
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    Death toll in Fort Myers is now up to 74. Almost...

    Death toll in Fort Myers is now up to 74. Almost certainly going to continue to rise.

    And in other news, the Congress passed a stopgap relief bill to help those afflicted by Hurricane Ian.

    But...
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Something I have been thinking: if Russia's armed...

    Something I have been thinking: if Russia's armed forces are as non-competent, and as poorly equipped, as they appear to be, in real life, the balance of power is seriously out of whack.

    And that...
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    The essential problem is that neither party is...

    The essential problem is that neither party is terribly interested -- as an organism — in any sort of real change, because while, yes, the reins of power do move from ne party to the other, the...
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    Here in the States, the two-party system is baked...

    Here in the States, the two-party system is baked into law.

    Some (most? many?) states have partisan primary elections (primary elections determine what candidates make it to the general election)....
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    Salad Dressing Recipes

    Paul Corcellet died in the early 1990s.

    This might do you: George Paul Raspberry Vinegar. From the sand hills of Nebraska. They grow the raspberries, make raspberry wine from the raspberries, and...
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    Ukraine

    Interesting.

    If it was pipeline pigs dropping satchel charges, that kind of reduces the suspect pool considerable.

    [Edited to note: visual observation should show whether or not the blasts...
  8. Gotta find a fall guy. Easier than brass...

    Gotta find a fall guy.

    Easier than brass taking the responsibility for the loss of a USD $1.2 billion warship.

    From Wikipedia,

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Bonhomme_Richard_(LHD-6)
  9. I love this. One of the best things about the...

    I love this. One of the best things about the Bilge (and the WBF as a whole) is its sense of community.

    [Scot -- FYI, this thread deserves a pin.]
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    im ashamed

    The important bits are the ratio (3:1 or 4:1 oil to acid, depending on how tart you like it, and enough Dijon mustard to emulsify it and thicken tit to the consistency you like.

    It's more of a...
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    NOLS Cookery...

    NOLS Cookery, has been published by the National Outdoor Leadership School since 1974. It's not in its 7th edition. It's a classic back-country/wilderness cooking reference, but a lot of what it has...
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    A friend of mine apprenticed at Sotheby, Parke &...

    A friend of mine apprenticed at Sotheby, Parke & Bernet's restoration studio as a finisher, learning French polishing. Got to work on Chopin's (?) piano as I remember.

    So he learned how to do...
  13. Re: Navy blames sailor for Bonhomme Richard fire.

    This just in from the Gray Lady — the sailor charged with arson in the burning of BON HOMME RICHARD has just been acquitted on all charges by the court-martial.

    Pretty sure his Navy career is...
  14. If you live in an official flood zone, FEMA runs...

    If you live in an official flood zone, FEMA runs the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Your tax dollars at work.

    https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance

    If you live in an official flood...
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    Back in the early 1990s, I was in Yellowstone...

    Back in the early 1990s, I was in Yellowstone National Park.

    Met a couple of German guys who were driving a Unimog around the world. They had it rigged up really nicely as an expedition camper.
    ...
  16. Joe... One of Your Orange County Maga Head Peeps?

    This just popped up on my FB feed. Maybe you've come across this guy? :D

    His FB page, seems to suggest that's he's actually in Orange County as near as I can tell. Says he's from Mission Viejo,...
  17. Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!
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    Salad dressing? Did somebody say salad dressing?...

    Salad dressing? Did somebody say salad dressing?

    Green Goddess Roasted Chicken

    Cook Time: 1 1/4 hours plus at least 6 hours marinating | Servings: Yield 4 servings

    Ingredients:

    1 ˝ cups...
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    Little Subaru kei truck around the corner from my...

    Little Subaru kei truck around the corner from my coffee shop.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52394402198_60ee9bc539_b.jpgUntitled by Nicholas Carey, on Flickr
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    Re: Ukraine

    Excellent essay from The Atlantic Monthly.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/09/anti-war-camp-intellectually-bankrupt/671576/

    If that's paywalled for you, try Apple News at
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    Big optical glass castings like that would be...

    Big optical glass castings like that would be quite expensive and very heavy.
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    Kali Linux

    From Adafruit here in the States, that same model id USD $70.00, pre-tax, so for me in Washington, USD $77.00 with sales taxes included.

    https://www.adafruit.com/product/4795?src=raspberrypi
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    The € 77.45 price is what the French would call...

    The € 77.45 price is what the French would call hors taxe, price without taxes.
  24. I saw interviews with liveaboards in Fort Myers...

    I saw interviews with liveaboards in Fort Myers Beach (Estero Island) who were planning to ride it out on the boats. In the marina. Not even moving her up the river to something resembling a safe...
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    Re: Cleaning headlight scuz

    3M starts you at 500 grit and works up through 3,000 grit. Then on to the Perfect-It rubbing compound and then the machine polish.

    3M Headlight Restoration Kit ("For industrial/occupational use...
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    Re: Kali Linux

    You can install VirtualBox on Linuxen and set up a VM running the Windows of your choice or MS-DOS as a guest OS.
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    Re: Any hydrologists in the house?

    This is the storm surge in Naples, right now, well away from the eye.

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    Live feed from the Fort Myers ABC-TV affiliate:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XObsOutMlh8

    ...
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    Looks like Hurricane Ian is going to nail Fort...

    Looks like Hurricane Ian is going to nail Fort Myers on the nose. The town of Fort Myers Beach is on a barrier island, Estero Island. Not going to be much left of it, I don't think: high ground on...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Not just pickup trucks. All sorts of Kei vehicles. Panel vans, fire engines, even ambulances, even. My issue is that I suspect parts (and service?) might be hard to come by here in the US. Can't...
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ukraine

    From Forbes:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2022/09/25/lyman-a-supply-hub-in-eastern-ukraine-is-the-last-place-a-russian-soldier-wants-to-be-right-now/

    Lyman, A Supply Hub In Eastern...
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    Good housekeeping tip

    He did say, though, on a couple of occasions, that if the balloon ever does go up, one should just stay topsides and watch the fireworks. Said that it's the most beautiful thing you'll ever see . . ....
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    John Steinbeck recommenndations

    No. If you read the book and then watch the movie, you'll just be pi$$ed off by how poorly the movie compares with the book.

    But if you see the movie first and then read the book, you'll enjoy the...
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    The Log of the Sea of Cortez...

    The Log of the Sea of Cortez.

    It details the trip made by Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts, his marine biologist friend, to the Sea of Cortez aboard WESTERN FLYER.
    ...
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    My dad had a "Q clearance" (basically TS/SCI+ --...

    My dad had a "Q clearance" (basically TS/SCI+ -- access to all the US nuclear weapons secrets). His job was to go up in the shot towers and verify that the "device" (as he referred to it) had been...
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    I wouldn't. More essential till truth regarding...

    I wouldn't. More essential till truth regarding the human soul there than most other books -- viz., certain prominent American pols. And others.
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    I am, for whatever it's worth, highly amused at...

    I am, for whatever it's worth, highly amused at the length and breadth of this discussion.

    The fact that so many here have such a breadth of knowledge is a large part of what keeps me here.
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    Much depends on what exactly one is drinking.

    Guinness stout? c. 3.2 percent ABV (alcohol by volume).

    Fuller' ESB? c. 6.5 percent ABV.

    Blackthorn dry cider? c. 5 percent ABV.

    Some PNW...
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    Re: Banned Books

    The Central York (PA) School District claims that they haven't banned those books. If you navigate to their website, you get this popup:

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    According to the article, the ban was at the...
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    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6...

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/308843648_5496923010355886_2401855375010604041_n.jpg?stp=cp0_dst-jpg_e15_fr_q65&_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=110474&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=ahlecBRow...
  40. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    PEI has lost Teacup Rock.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-teacup-rock-gone-1.6595695
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  41. Thread: LlBean

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    REI had a similar arrangement "satisfaction...

    REI had a similar arrangement "satisfaction guaranteed" policy. Anything could be returned at any time for any reason.

    The main store had a large "garage sale" area near the rental desk selling...
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    The zip code that receives more farm subsidies...

    The zip code that receives more farm subsidies than any other is that that compromise Manhattan's upper east side.

    [pro tip: not a lot of agriculture goes on in Manhattan]

    So, yes, TFG does...
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    The human head is (1) heavy, and (2) fragile. ...

    The human head is (1) heavy, and (2) fragile.

    A free, uncontrolled drop of not more than couple of feet can result in a potentially fatal skull fracture.
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Weird. They both work for me. How about this? ...

    Weird. They both work for me. How about this?
    ...
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    I saw one of those this morning. Post-combat...

    I saw one of those this morning. Post-combat footage. Ukrainian graves team, post-battle. Lots of corpses laying in the wood, probably Russian, since no blue or yellow armbands to be seen. They were...
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    Ukraine

    Just as an aside, in the bit of the 1958 Commentary [on Geneva III] that I quoted earlier, this paragraph makes Terence's to the underlying rationale for the restrictions on internment being "an...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ukraine

    Russian civilian refugees fleeing Russia or conscription to Ukraine are "Protected Persons" under Geneva IV, Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12...
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    Are there really people who don't know the...

    Are there really people who don't know the difference between a trawl and troll?

    Troll gear:

    https://www.fao.org/fishery/services/storage/fs/fishery/images/geartype/235_09.5_img1.jpg

    Trawl...
  49. Thread: Omfg

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    Omfg

    I find it difficult to believe that people don't hear the train coming, even wearing earbuds. How loud do they have their tunes cranked up?

    Those train air horns are loud. Post-2006 built...
  50. Thread: Omfg

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    I didn't notice that. Is that where the...

    I didn't notice that.

    Is that where the shooter rotates their wrist so the vertical plane of the pistol is somewhere between 9 and 10 o'clock, or 2 and 3 o'clock.?

    That, I think, comes from...
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