Fah Kiew Tu

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    Trumpeachment Part Deux

    Yeah this. Which is why any group, Right or Left, which thinks it can take to the streets etc and overturn election results by violence needs to be trodden on - hard. And in this case, it's unequivocally the fuckwit Right and they need to be taught a lesson on how to behave. FKT
  2. Nothing to do with vile hatred - that was the clowns doing an armed forcible entry and looking for legislators. This is ensuring that consequences follow actions just in case some fuckwit with Presidential ambitions takes the wrong message away from the failure in this case. Impeach Trump and toss the bum out. Let that be a lesson to the next one who thinks of doing something similar. FKT
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    Tasteful, low-windage solar panel installations

    It's a risk but there are a lot of boats out there with panels fitted like this. Mine is. WRT breaking the panels they're remarkably robust. I had mine propped out with the props just notched and resting on the lower horizontal tube. We had one of our usual 50 knot westerlies come through, the boat was on its mooring, I look out and see a panel missing. Ooops. Lots of swearing and comments on owner/installer stupidity. A day later when I went out I found the wind had blown the panel right up & over inside the weather cloths and down on top of the aft cabin top. The panel was undamaged though so I put it back in position, re-tightened the clamps and came back ashore a happier man. Now I leave the panels vertical when I'm not on the boat. With a 100W one on top of the davits my battery bank is always fully charged anyway. FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    Yep, agree, I never use my DL for identification. I use my passport if it's a Govt body that just *has* to have a photo ID. There's no address data on an Aussie passport and it doesn't link you to vehicle registrations et al. Any private company, I'd have no qualms at all about providing fake ID. FKT
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    Tasteful, low-windage solar panel installations

    Looks kind of like a cambered junk sail but hard to see the leading edge. FKT
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    Which is about how mine is done but I can't recall ATM if I sent it back to the tank of tee'd it into the breather. FKT
  7. Lovely target on that chest - wonder if he ever read Gary Larson's cartoons? FKT
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    Now they have gone to far!!

    Removed extraneous words for you. FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    The elephant repellant on my lawn is still working, so there! FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    I find people who can intelligently disagree with my views and present a coherent argument to be intellectually stimulating. Dullard is well named and will never rise to that level. FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    I've had this 'discussion' in the past though it was with the left wing types funnily enough. My usual suggestion to people who think facts are mutable or merely a matter of opinion is to step off of a high building while holding firmly to a belief that gravity is just a matter of opinion - or a mutable fact. I really, really wish that such people, including dullard here, would follow my suggestion. FKT
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Or plans to steer pretty much all the time using the autopilot remote. But yeah I can't see that wheel position working at all for me. I'm not discussing the antique marine chandlery aspects though. Motes & logs. FKT
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    Hah - that's almost exactly how my support bracket/shelf for the engine cooling water header tank is constructed. FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yeah I don't have any problems with how they're funding their lifestyle, more power to them. Lots more exploitive ways to do it, people obviously think they're getting value for money. Just not interested in them or what they do, any more than I am about the Kardashians or any of the other vacuous people. Others, sure - Samson boat works, Acorn to Arabella, Salt & Tar, Free Range Sailing, Magic Carpet to name a few. I don't donate money to them though. The only YouTube person I've donated to is Dylan. FKT
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    My return line goes back to the day tank. I've no plans to change that. FKT
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Don't let that bother you. Nor do I. FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Well, I suppose it's *possible* that I could care less. Maybe a bit less than watching a vid about a sailing couple buying a tiny apartment in the Czech Republic and putting together a bunch of Ikea furniture. But possibly not too. FKT
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    I've got a 40 litre day tank welded from 3mm stainless, secured by 6 of M8 studs with compression sleeves so you can tighten them hard. Hasn't shown any sign of moving. I screwed heavy uni-strut to the deck head for attachment points. I knew what was under the lining so had no doubts about things staying put. It gets filled via a geared transfer pump through 2 filters from the keel tanks. Has a clear tube for a sight gauge. Fuel consumption of my Bukh DV36 nominal 36HP is ~2 litres/hour @ 1800 rpm giving 5 knots in flat water. I generally pump up the tank when it gets to half empty so I've always got a good reserve of known clean fuel. Half the volume would actually do fine, it's just a friend of mine found a decent stainless tank at the scrap yard so I cut it down to get the volume that seemed reasonable. FKT
  19. Yeah without a single doubt in my mind. Ever heard of the term 'deadline' and what it's original connotation was? FKT
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    Here are the articles of impeachment

    I took him at his word. He's now in my ignore list. FWIW I totally agree with impeaching Trump and forcing people to make a commitment on record one way or the other. Regardless of what the Senate does, this sort of caper cannot be allowed to pass quietly. FKT
  21. What if the shape-shifting lizard people aimed an invisible ray at your head and implanted thoughts into your mind? I mean, if we're dealing with hypotheticals, let's not restrict ourselves... FKT
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    Save Amerkkka March

    Same with a lot of the Aussies in the desert against the Italians. They got to pull that trick exactly once. My GF's father was over there, he'd have nothing to do with Italians after the war. FKT
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    Arnie, you're the man

    Well said. And he's got some decent runs on the board already so I'm suspending my usual cynicism about politicians in his case. FKT
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    Darwin Award for Kevin Greeson

    Yep, agree - which is why I said that IMO eliminating gerrymandering and doing whatever needs to be done to facilitate voting should be the top, absolute top, priorities. The other shit is important but these 2 things are vital. FKT
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    Darwin Award for Kevin Greeson

    This stuff is so difficult that you need a PhD in political science to work it out. Or you could just look to see how Australia and Canada manage it but that'd violate the fundamental tenet of US exceptionalism - NIH. FKT