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  1. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    Does the motor have to be running while the muffs are on or does the hose push the water through the whole system?
  2. Re: Screws for McKenzie River Drift Boat

    I'd stick with traditional wood screws with a full-size shank.
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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    My guess would be:
    Fat chance.
    But I'm no lawyer.
    By the way, that sharp-cornered monster looks a lot like the one that ate a tire and destroyed a rim on a lightly-loaded trailer I was towing on a...
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    How high is the window above the counter top?
    Most kitchen sinks are located below a window, yet they are legally vented.
    Typically, the vent runs vertically to a point just above the sink rim but...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Uggh. That's rough. Sorry to hear it CW.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Indeed.
    During the pre-game TV hype, all the focus was on the questionable health of Blake Corum and his ability to rush for big yards like he has been doing all season.
    He left the game early.
    In...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    That is one beautiful bike, I love the looks, but how does anyone ride it without burning his pants off on those exhaust pipes?
  8. Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    As above.
    The first paragraph pretty well describes the situation in my area just north of Detroit.
    The second paragraph reflects my attitude overall.
    I no longer wear a mask except where...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Heh. I missed it too.
    I fell asleep in the 4th quarter and woke up to the shouting and screaming.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Chiefs 30/Chargers 27.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Did you watch the end of the game?
  12. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    So sorry to hear this.
    Family and friends: please accept my condolences.
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    Wow. I didn't realize they made so many models.
    The one I have now is rather plain looking. Probably at the low end, costwise.
    The only marking I see is the number "6200", so I assume that's the...
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    I have been using the 3M mask that is found in all the big box stores. It accepts different cartridges depending upon whether you are trying to protect yourself from particulates (dust) or from...
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    Re: The two months of Christmas

    I was going to make almost the same post, except in my case it was at Costco.
    Oddly, I have been in there twice since then and all that stuff is gone.
  16. Re: question regarding oak frames on a Whitehall

    I'm not familiar with the phrase "keel batten", but assuming you want the frame to lie flat against the keel and flat against the planking, then some twist at the transition from plank to keel is...
  17. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    I would think any aluminum trailer would be lighter than a steel trailer of comparable capacity. Numerous companies make them. Not cheap though.
  18. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Don,
    That is a really great idea.
    I have no idea where those bladder tanks fall along the cost vs longevity scale, but it's hard to ignore the advantage of tanks that are forever...
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    Re: Cord wood, the going rate,

    How do the sellers account for the difference in caloric value from one species to another?
    Is all the wood segregated by species and priced accordingly? Just curious.
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    Re: Solve This (If You Can)

    Google "linear tracking turntable".
    I don't know how long they've been around, or who has made them, but I do remember reading about them in the late '70's/early '80's.
  21. Re: Varnish question for under waterline for cedar strip rowboat

    Generally, a boat left in the water all the time has anti-fouling paint below the waterline. Even if it has a varnished hull.
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    Re: I Would So Like To Do his!

    Certainly looks exhilarating.
    But, damn. I googled the risk level. If what I read is accurate, roughly one in 500 flights ends in a fatality.
    That's for base jumping.
    Wingsuit flights from planes...
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    Re: The cost of cheap fish

    Decourcy, thanks.
    You answered my question before I submitted my last post.
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    Re: The cost of cheap fish

    Well, yes, of course.
    My question is, why is this not already happening? What hidden force is keeping fish prices down?
    Normally, prices rise when supply weakens.
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    Re: The cost of cheap fish

    I'm still not grasping the link between low prices and violent agressiveness. It's usually the other way around.
    Seems like the cause is simply the scarcity of fish.
    Anyway, I didn't see the...
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    Re: The cost of cheap fish

    How would higher fish prices make the fishermen any less agressive?
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Nobody watching football today?
    Anyone see the end of the ducks/Washington state game?
    I think the ducks scored 21 points in the last 2:45.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    We'll, alrighty then. I guess I stand corrected.
    But I think it's dumb.:d
    It seems even weirder after having read that last part because for a few years in the early/mid 1980's, I owned a 1972 Moto...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    A minor quibble, but that engine is mounted longitudinally, not transversely. Most motorcycles have transversely mounted engines.
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    Re: The American School System!

    :D:D
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    Re: The American School System!

    This looks to me like a one-off incident and indicates nothing about the "American school system".
    Our schools have plenty of serious and chronic problems, but I don't think teachers paying kids to...
  32. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    Impressive, but keep in mind that compressed air, as found in your air compressor's tank, is usually filled to around 125 psi, if that, on a single stage compressor, and around 175 psi on a two stage...
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    Re: Craigslist is dead

    Around here, sash weights are commonly used for longline anchors in open-water duck decoy rigs.
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    Re: Deck question.

    That elasticity and flexibility he speaks of might just be the undoing of a thin, light laid deck because of the implied wracking.
    With a wider king plank, that boat could be easily mistaken for any...
  35. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Thanks Tom.
    I was concerned when Jamie didn't respond at all on the thread about his old schooner.

    Jamie, here's hoping that you heal quickly and we'll.
  36. Re: 1950s 16 Foot Revel Craft Refurbish

    Assuming the motor was ok when it was parked, there's no reason to think it won't run ok again.
    That motor looks like it's from about 1960, give or take a little. That's right around the time when...
  37. Re: “Easy-outs” (broken screw and bolt extractors).

    Before you try anything risky, I'll make a suggestion.
    A month or so ago, you had a thread about having bought a new set of Allen wrenches. On that thread, a guy named MushCreek made a strong...
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    Re: Outboard water impellers

    On every outboard motor I've had, the water pump was mounted on top of the lower unit with the drive shaft passing through it. An oil seal is between the water pump and the gear cavity itself, so no...
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    Re: Da*n FBI!

    Very funny.
    Especially because one of today's headlines reads "Jury convicts two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer".
    No mention of these men being connected in any way...
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    Re: Kubota Rant

    The chain oil that comes in a spray can sounds like the stuff I used to buy for the drive chain on my motorcycles.
    I can't imagine chainsaw bar & chain oil coming in a spray can. How would I get it...
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    Re: Just Wondering

    Chippie,
    I guess I have nothing helpful to add, but I do wish you would share your notion of "ulterior motives" with us.
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    Re: Just Wondering

    If the backward plug is on a stationary tool or appliance, you could just flip the corresponding receptical over to suit the plug.
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    Re: Just Wondering

    Having one of each allows you to put two of them into one duplex outlet.
  44. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    If the chosen material is ordinary low carbon steel, the perimeter can be quickly and easily cut on pretty much any metal-cutting band saw. At 12mm thick, the board only weighs about 90 pounds minus...
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    Re: Weak stream

    900 feet ls a long way for a 5/8" hose. The 1" would be a lot better.
    But, as sp_clark says above, at 900 feet the 1 1/4" would be a lot better still. Luckily, that coiled poly tubing is not...
  46. Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    As said above, the K-car came from Chrysler; the Dodge Aries and the Plymouth Reliant. I recall them being rather well regarded within their size and price class. They sold a lot of them. We had one,...
  47. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    The difference, of course, is that Woodwind has not been inspected and deemed unseaworthy.
    This law seems aimed at those unscrupulous owners who, upon realizing that their neglect has turned their...
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    Re: Rhine River level

    Is it the towboats or the barges themselves that have too much draft?
    If it's the barges, perhaps they could just run them with partial loads.
    Not efficient, but better than losing the grid.
  49. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    Looks great. And wearing the classic Lemonade Yellow paint. Was that still the standard color in '61?
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    Re: Some Common Sense from England...

    If it's really just a size-equals-safety thing, then why don't they just declare a minimum weight? If she's big enough she's big enough.
    And what about the men? Do they not care if small-framed men...
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