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  1. that it is... and excellent for pelicans. 'twas rather ripe last i was there!
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    Help! Searching for Bukh DV8 Anode

    do get some safety gear if you cast your own & ALWAYS preheat your mold to make sure they're BONE DRY. casting zinc is straightforward but it will fuck you if you give it the chance.
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    Yanmar YSB8 Transmission Issue

    gjschoo, did you ever get this sorted out? I've got a YSB8 as well and it'd be great to know if the YSM is a transmission donor.
  4. I have one of these on my boat - I replaced a dual-lever control that failed shortly after I bought her. The spinlock part looks nice, but the teleflex unit feels quite "value engineered". it's been working okay, although it does hang up a little now and then going into neutral. I'd expect to simply replace the teleflex unit if lubrication doesn't help.
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    boy do i hate pvc

    at least its a step up from cardboard. i lived in a place from the 50s that had "orangeburg" pipe for the side sewer - basically corrugated cardboard coated with tar. I bet the landlord wanted to have a word with that asshole who saved fifty bucks or whatever back in the day.
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    B-17 Crash in CT

    the b-17 engines are low-static-compression turbocharged jobs - the higher the octane, the higher they can turn up the boost; the more power the engine makes.... iirc they were using manifold pressures up to 50" of water column on the high-octane war fuels. they can't do that on 100LL.
  7. both, and more. you could buy prebuilt systems on one side of the store, or buy computer components at the other - anything from high-end retail boxed mobos and processors to OEM static-bagged stuff. good selection of hardware components too - i remember when they kept most of the nte catalog in stock, plus a decent amount of cut-tape resistors, diodes, transistors etc, all sorts of test equipment, radio gear, antenna components, office furniture, software, books, rackmount gear, titty magazines, appliances, stereos, snacks, a cafe, etc, etc. honestly they were a bit overwhelming. one location had (has?) a BIG tesla coil on display that went off every fifteen minutes... that sure got your attention!