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About Foreverslow

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    I spent most of my dough on booze, broads, and boats, and the rest I wasted. -- Elmore Leonard

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  1. Foreverslow

    shop vacuum anarchy

    your shop vac gave you great service. Why not another considering the price. I use a shop vac with the drywall bags. They cost twice as much as the regular bags , but they protect the shopvac. At my last club they had vacs and sanders for members to use for doing bottoms. By the end of the season the vacs were toast as the dust with high copper bottom paint took out the motors. The drywall bags help a great deal to protect the vacuum. If you get a dust catcher, look at the dust deputy. I bought the Home Depot version as it was right there. It works, but only gets about 75% of the dust. with the drywall bag it does a decent job but I would not say it is operating room quality... Amazing how much weight comes off the hull when you sand off the paint and barrier coat. For a hose, I love the one I got on amazon. flexible, study, and it comes with lots of adapters to hook up to your sander. and if you want to go first class, get a vacumn switch. As you press the trigger on your sander, it will turn on the vacuum on whatever you gave for a delay (easier on highly loaded yard circuit breakers) and when you release the trigger, it will continue to let the vac run to suck the last of the dust out of the hoses. This in conjunction with Mirka sanding disks gets most that nasty stuff into a container for disposal instead of on you and the ground.
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    Hullside paint costs & necessity?

    I think they mean a transit with a laser or a theodolite. You adjust for the angle on the hard. Then verify the water line. go up 3 inches or whatever you want. The red line is at 3 inches vertical to original line even if the stripe at the stern is 12 inches wide due to curve. I think it was jamestown distributors who had a video on it. Was funny as the guy looked like some old Down East boat builder and he whips out the electronics... You can also use a cell phone with an electronic bubble app to do the same. Just more work to set al the points along the hull.
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    Hullside paint costs & necessity?

    Andy at the Youtube channel Boatworks Today has been working on a 15' sailboat prepping and painting with Alexseal via rolling with their new secret chemical that pops the bubbles like a heat gun. Looks pretty damn good. Hope for those of us with lots of time on our hands. Had a guy show up with a 45 foot catamaran this fall and painted with alexseal in 5 days (including bottom paint) with his wife. Looks really good at 5 feet. Needs a couple sags sanded out to make it perfect. Amazing paint due to the rolling additive. I am currently getting ready to repaint my boat, but will do all the prep work and then decide to roll or have the yard shoot it with Alexseal (awaiting Andy to do an episode on sand/polishing the Alexseal). Question for the experts. Currently I have a 30 year old flag blue Awlgrip paint job. Just worn out with scuffs and light scratches. Prior to fairing do I need to remove the Awlgrip base color, or the base and the primer below it? It will get Alexseal primer and paint once all my prep work is done.
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    Worst anchor design I've ever seen

    Nhaaa, you use an aluminum big block... ;<)
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    Worst anchor design I've ever seen

    what my brother and his neighbors use for their floating docks on a lake in Vermont. Work really well.
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    Universal 5411 Water Pump

    Check inline strainer. and make sure handle on screen is not in line with inflow/outflow. I have had a family of tiny muscles trying to breed in the strainer and kill my water flow late in the season. If there is a Groko strainer prior to the pump, see if the cap has a cork washer under the lid. If so, replace with a rubber flat washer from hardware store for less than a buck. The cork ones harden over time and induce air leaks which can have a big impact on water flow as that pump is trying to suck water..
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    Random PicThread

    reverse polish notation Now we are delving into IT anarchy which is the domain of
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    Random PicThread

    and the price keeps falling...;availability=in-stock a couple years ago to celebrate it's anniversary, HP did a limited run of the original 8C. Sold out in a couple days. Emails came in from customers saying they not only had their original 8C from college, they use it every day at work. "they just don't build them like they used to..."
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    Did You Know...

    It is a little known fact that if you lose something it always be the last place you look for it. This is due to the fact once you have found it you stop looking..
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    More infrastructure fuckery.

    Nhaaa, the 1%ers will pick up their cell phone and call the resort/development manager/owner and demand they redeploy the guys plowing streets/shoveling out fire hydrants and get a half a cord of wood up to the house and lit in the great room fireplace Chop Chop, else there could be delays the next time said resort/development needs to refinance long term debt.. Problem solved! Culprit is likely some jackoff from Portland who is pissed the mayor is not going to allow any more looting..
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    Random PicThread

    Mid seventies a group of us young enlisted guys graduated programming school for the Air Force Couple of us were assigned to Military Airlift Command, but basically wrote code for the Pentagon and other DoD organizations, and were stationed in Washington DC. Our buddy Jimmi was assigned to Tactical Air Command. Poor SOB supported a new test system to integrate some forward tactical radar system.. Anyways Jimmi sends us a message saying he had been in Bumfuk-Nowhere deep in the desert where it is 115 degrees, getting eaten alive by sand fleas, chiggers etc while trying to keep a computer functioning in the heat while shaking out bugs in the code. It is a Friday afternoon and they are so far out, he has to stay out there over the weekend even though there is no testing going on. So he is sweating his ass off cursing military life when all the sudden this motorcycle comes blowing over the rise. It is Marty Smith out on a desert ride. He invites Jimmi over to his motorhome for a coupe cold ones when he is done for the day. Jimmi goes over, Marty hands him a cold one, introduces him to some of the buddies with him and offers up a chair like a long lost friend. Ended up spending the weekend with them. Even though I was a Suzuki man, Marty was the guy I was rooting for after that.. Sorry to hear about his death. RIP Marty...
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    Zero Turn Anarchy

    My SIL and her dad owned a huge landscaping and maintenance company. Everything Marcjsmith says is exactly what she told me years ago. Listen to him and you will be happy.. Or as an alternative, you could do bottom jobs without a vac. That nasty grass will never grow back once you mix in enough bottom paint dust into the soil..
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    Nashville Bombing

    the software the power companies communicate with each other the distribution folks has been wide open and ripe for attack for 30 years. Just google US power grid vulnerabilities There are articles upon articles on the weakness and yet your wireless router at home is more secure that the US power grid. Russia took out the Ukraine power grid several years ago and still these bozos sleep on the job. When it finally happens, the CEOs will throw some PR weasel in front of the camera and say "Who could have thought this could happen?" Why DHS is wasting time feeling up little old ladies in airports instead of spearheading the security of the power/internet grid is a tragedy.
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    Windows 10 Pro- Where to buy?

    I just went through this with an HP laptop. I went to the hp site via a 2nd laptop and clicked support. I chatted (eg skyped) with a support engineer and gave them the PC serial number. They gave me pointer to the installation file and my MS key. Also emailed it to me. Used the 2nd laptop to download thewin10 file to a thumb-drive and did booted the brain dead laptop which asked for the key which I keyed in. Up and running in no time.
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    Yet another sailboat rescue off Cape Hatteras

    At 27 miles offshore, they are likely not to be seen to from shore. It will be interesting to see what is left after the first cat 4/5 hurricane scores a direct hit. Back to thread.. Hope they were no idiots in their boats out there last night. We had a gale going on from mid afternoon. By 1 this morning it was blowing 35 knots constant and a 10 minute hit of 50 knots. Also tornado warnings in the local counties with 2 touching down just across border. Any fool out there in a boat would have been in deep do-do.