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  1. jssailem

    Funny Friday!!!

    The life of a Walmart Greeter...:laugh:
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    Alternator belt tension video advice

    Or a screw. Tensioner.
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    Funny Friday!!!

    Nice question. Not yet attempted. Been working with a home grown sourdough starter. Still working out a few kinks. Here was a picture of a couple weeks ago. This was one of the good ones...
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    Funny Friday!!!

    I knew it was Thursday because this is bread baking day.
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    Boarding step build

    Oh @VisionPNW you are thinking so literally. Perhaps you might consider that @capta sails in a beautiful part of the world. It has warm gentle breezes... And a beautiful step, custom made as you have identified would be worth a passage aboard with Capta to discuss the especially pleasing...
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    Funny Friday!!!

    Always enjoy the joke @leo310 . BUT IT IS THURSDAY? It got me wondering, has Vancouver Island started to drift west across the International Date Line? I know the Magnetic Pole has started to drift to the west across Canada. It is always a wonder how things can change while we are locked...
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    Masthead flotation?

    Sailing in Lidos, as a kid, in the warm waters of San Diego Bay we never had floats on the mast. The hull had floatation. When you went over with a gust, you climbed over the side and stood on the center board. If you were efficient, the boat would start to rotate back and you climbed back into...
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    Container Ship cuts Minesweeper in two

    I understand the confusion, I wondered about it as well. This is what is being reported on Marine Traffic. Here is the list of time marks captured from the Timeline. Perhaps you can decode the question. You can see that the Container ship is recorded as speeding up to 7.4 knots.
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    Jim and his family are ok. But Saba is not doing well. Zeta was a bad girl. :banghead:
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    Check out the winds at 5500 meters above the surface.
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    New Satellite image from WINDY.Com
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    Jim just texted that Zeta is over Big Easy and east of kloude1. Winds gusting. Power as been fine until just now. Flickered and out. Suspect there are trees knocking out the power.
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    I have been wondering. No responses to text messages. Guessing the Cell Tower may have been affected.
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    Container Ship cuts Minesweeper in two

    Not sure it helps a lot. This looks to be the track when stuff hit the fan. This first event of course changes happened about 09:30 UTC This second event of course changes occurred between 19:03 and 19:31 UTC
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    Boarding step build

    @VisionPNW very nice step. :thumbup:
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    Lifeline autopsy

    I do not read the regulations prohibiting the use of "Pulpits" which surround the deck of a boat. They are just specific on the use of "LifeLines" and openings in pulpits. Having solid pulpits that surround the boat, are of the correct height and number appears to be "OK". Here is the rules of...
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    Container Ship cuts Minesweeper in two

    That is going put a real crimp in the Greek Navy's capabilities. It is true. " Man it’s hard to judge the speed of these huge monolithic hulks." The reason I installed an AIS system. It gives me information that allows me to know the distance, speed and direction of the other vessels in my...
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    Latest from the HH flight showing winds on the East side of the eye in the 64-83 kt range. Stop is about 100 miles out. Moving at a 15 plus kt pace.
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    You guys stay hunkered down as the storm is moving quickly towards the SE Coast of Louisiana. Agree with wind forecasts in and about 80mph. Alabama coast and possibly on to the Panhandle of Florida may see Tornado formations as the storm moves inland. Looks right now like the Lake Charles area...
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    Hurricane Zeta <--- TS Zeta <--- Invest 95L

    I was looking for the "Simple Explanation" I saw a couple of years ago. It was focused on the cause / experienced results examination of the tropical storm formation. What "Jim" said "Remember it took all year to HEAT up the Gulf and Caribbean. Stored Solar Energy." I have come to understand...