Fah Kiew Tu

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    Jabsco toilet rant

    Yeah, this. I've got a Lavac, it works fine. Still plan on swapping it out for a composting head. They don't fully compost, that's true, but I don't regard that as anywhere near as much of an issue as direct overboard flushing or storing 60+ litres in a holding tank, then flushing it as there are exactly zero shoreside discharge stations anywhere near my place. Besides neither myself nor my GF are that precious about body wastes. Sure shit stinks and I'd rather not smell it but the forced air ventilation heads with an activated carbon filter in the stack should be OK. I plan on installing one in some guest accommodations I'm currently building and we'll try it out there first. FKT
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    VP Debate

    Moats filled with crocodiles and sharks are better. FKT
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    VP Debate

    If I were to live in the SW again I'd want to be in Bisbee. When I was sick of Tucson I'd take myself off there for the weekend. But I don't plan on ever returning. My current wish is to keep all the US citizens from migrating to Australia because both what passes for Left and Right in the USA are toxic to our culture IMO. In different ways, sure, and possibly to different extents, but still toxic. FKT
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    VP Debate

    I learned to keep my mouth shut when I lived in Tucson. And eventually I fucked off back to Australia and was very happy to do so. Nice place, Tucson, lot of nice people I worked with, good company too. But the disjuncture WRT perceptions of reality was a bit much. FKT
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    Harris Debates The Stooge Tonight

    Yeah but why couldn't you achieve much the same thing by passing a law that forced the person owing the money to deposit that sum into a court controlled account pending finalisation of the claim? With no interest payable. Then let's see who wants to drag the chain getting things settled. FKT
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    Lincoln Project - getting better with every film

    True there is that - Pence certainly is a hypocrite for supporting Trump. Not sure that'll change any minds though. Hypocrisy is pretty much one of the defining traits of a politician. FKT
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    Lincoln Project - getting better with every film

    That ad is utterly pointless if its intention is to change minds. Those who think that behaviour is unacceptable already know about it and won't vote for him, and those who wish they could do the same are more likely to vote for Trump. I'd say that one is a big fail. FKT
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Interesting assumption on your part there... FKT
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Weather is going to shit again so there's plenty of shed time between sailing. Back on the diesel heater flue now. I sewed up another pocketed bag from some leftover Top Gun cloth and that's gotten the small lines, snubbers and odd things neatly stowed behind the foremast now. Probably modify the gallows bag setup and add another couple pockets on the aft side. Lot of lines with a junk rig. Always things ticking over on how to improve how I do things or stow things. We had a lovely quiet sail, didn't go far but don't really need to around here. No dolphins this time though and only 1 seal. Agree about the depth sounder. I cut across a shoal I usually don't have a problem with, tide was dead low, saw the sounder show 0.4m under the keel so put the wheel over *hard* before we came to a stop. GF was on the bow with the boathook getting ready to pick up the mooring pennant (another 500m in front), I got the WTF look. My excuse is the weather over winter must have moved some of the sand a bit. FKT
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    Marriage Lesson # 5067

    I have about 9 angle grinders. More or less. Nobody at all cares. My GF certainly doesn't. She bought me a Makita right angle 18V battery drill for my birthday because I didn't have one and expressed the thought that it'd be nice to have one out on the boat for those fiddly tight jobs. She even got the decent sized battery to go with it. OTOH if I ever need to use her Makita drill at her house, I know for absolute certainty that the battery will be flat, so I just take all my own tools (and don't tell her about the stash I've tucked away in her garage). FKT
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    Where to move?

    Place is a 3rd World shit-hole. Stay away at all costs. FKT
  12. Better in some ways if they don't but require a lot of medical care to stay alive. Reason: Think of the optics - all those people who died? It was because your leadership cared so little for you that you can't have decent health care, but for the leadership, no expense is too great. But if you & yours got decent care, those deaths didn't have to happen. The dichotomy needs to get really stark to motivate the stupid group. Not sure it's there yet. Not enough have seen their grandparents die and been unemployed with no health care for their kids. FKT
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Don't you guys have decent machine shops? Making an adaptor for a transmission to an engine isn't exactly rocket science. You have to be able to move the transmission back maybe 25mm or the engine forward the same to make room, otherwise it's generally straightforward and a LOT cheaper than a new engine. Especially if you're swapping the tranny already. Might not have to move anything at all. FKT
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Sorry, been off sailing. The reason is simple - I got those filter pairs for free If they give me any shit I'll happily replace them with others that don't. The imperative was to get the boat built with what I had and get it out of the shed. Now that milestone is well & truly passed I'll piss away endless money in upgrades etc as the whim takes me. Just been sewing up more rope bags etc and that's tidied up more of the lines that were annoying me. Cover for the anchor winch is next - it'll also cover the chain hole in the foredeck to stop rainwater going down there. Doesn't seem to be happening to any noticeable extent but it can. FKT
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    Trump has it.

    Well that leaves me out - I couldn't remember or find most of that crap even under threat of jail. Fortunately I've no current or likely future intention of doing anything like that, so it's all good. FKT
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    Banned from FB! Now where do I go?

    Nope, even when she uses spellcheck, she still fucks up continually. Kind of funny really when she uses a correctly spelt word that's wrong in context because she can't tell the difference and spell-check can't help. Anyway, I was more interested in how someone got banned from wooden boat. They sound like a right bunch of wankers. FKT
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    Banned from FB! Now where do I go?

    Must admit I've never looked at Wooden Boat. As a steel boat owner/builder I'd be banned on principle, I expect. Hopefully off sailing tomorrow, the weather guessers claim it'll be a reasonable day. We shall see. FKT
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    Banned from FB! Now where do I go?

    WTF did Meli do on wooden boat? Sure, she's ignorant, opinionated and unable to spell but come on - wooden boat has higher standards than she can meet? I don't believe it. She's basically a pretty decent person. FKT
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Oh well shit happens - you found it, you can fix it, problem solved. Nice that you don't have to chase and re-chase all the coolant runs for intermittent leaks. The whale looks very nice moving along. I hope she gives you many, many happy sea days. FKT
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    Trump has it.

    Whatever. What's there to be jealous of WRT a single 60+ woman who can't look up references, can't spell, is utterly lousy at logic, is stuck in soulless suburbia and worst of all doesn't even own a dinghy? FKT
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    I don't have a cite, and it may be just a rubbish theory, but *if* there is any water in the flower pot shell and *if* the temperature of the pot goes over 100C, there is a risk of a steam explosion. So I can see that it could happen in the right (wrong) set of conditions. Ever lit a fire on near shore sandstone rocks that look quite dry and had some pop/blast loose? I have. Personally I'd be far more concerned about partial combustion producing carbon monoxide. FKT
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    Trump has it.

    Well, in your particular case, it's a very low bar. FKT
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    Trump has it.

    Whatevs. The fundamental point of getting spelling correct is to communicate. Auto-correct doesn't really help you because you've no ability to recognise the (in)correct word in context regardless of how it's spelt. That's on you. Good thing you never tried to be a computer programmer - you'd have discovered real fast just why spelling, grammar and syntax matters. As for the 'single woman over 60' bit - lots of you out there. Further comment I'll refrain from making... FKT
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    Trump has it.

    You might as well - it obviously doesn't help... FKT
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    Presidential Debate #1

    Jeff's experience is limited to camels only, and being the receiver not the giver... FKT