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    Electric golf cart no go

    Bit of experience chasing same kind of issue on Duffy electric boat ... which is really nothing more than a floating golf cart ... Don't think battery / battery charger issues can explain sudden shudder and stopping ... the bank of batteries itself is simply not going to instantly go to no power ... (but yes, need to sort thru any battery issues to if you want the golf cart to have any endurance). Most likely the interruption in power to the motor is hiding somewhere in the wiring or control system. On the Duffy, motor stopped expectantly, and discovered by moving / wiggling the throttle lever, we could get the motor to come back on. Turns out that the main controller box (that manages has all the relays that controls the power to the motor) was fine, but the input from the fwd/rev/throttle control lever was intermittently going out. The control lever was nothing more then a couple of variable rheostats (ie 'volume controls') that sent a variable voltage (in very small wires) to the controller for either either forward or reverse and how fast. Replacing the rheostats in the control lever solved the problem. Perhaps on your golf cart, the culprit is the electro mechanism that sends a signal from the "gas pedal" to the control box ? And yes .. consult the experts. Local golf cart supplier has been very helpful with battery and controller issues ...
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    And the charter group with the Santa Cruz based SC70 'Chardonnay,' also has a second red SC70 ... the old Thirsty Tiger. Rumor was when it left Chicago that it might get named "Merlot'.... https://www.chardonnay.com/
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    Nautical names for dogs

    Had a friend with pair of cats named Mylar and Kevlar ...... Lots of potential names with sail material names and cuts: Stratus, Delta, Nordac, Technora, Taffeta, Airex, Tapedrive, TriRadial, Fusion, laminate, code zero, ... Although 'cross cut woven polyester' .. probably not one of them ...
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    andrews 70 'alchemy'

    And looks like Alchemy has a new name ..... If this BYC Mac entry is same boat ... http://www.bycmack.com/boatdetail.cfm?ID=3006
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    West Michigan Thread

    Have not seen mine either .... But did notice the LMPHRF website lookup is showing the 2018 ratings ... so would like to think .... that seeing a new cert in the mail can't be to far away !
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    Atomic 4 Wanted

    Craiglist ad for one in W Michigan ... https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bpo/d/universal-atomic-4/6564036747.html
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    Things To Do In London

    Make a day trip ... get out of town ... see the countryside .... and find your way to the water.... Catch train to Southampton, and take the ferry connection to Isle of Wight (you can do it all on the same ticket) ... and visit Cowes .. Hang around the town, see the center of English yachting, check out the boats and marine businesses ...visit a nautical pub .. see the Royal Ocean Racing Club ... If you still have time ... explore the island a bit before catching the ferry and train back to London !
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    Chicago Area III

    Millenenium / Grant Park parking rates picking up "Online special rate" @$22 / 24hr (lieu of std $31) ... but perhaps some fine print I'm missing ... http://www.millenniumgarages.com/rates/