Max Rockatansky

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    Decent sci-fi or fantasy novels

    Oryx and Crake series Retief series
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    Decent sci-fi or fantasy novels

    Tanith Lee Walter Miller’s “Canticle for Leibowitz” series Arthur Clarke Salman Rushdie (fantasy ish) Frank Herbert wrote lots of stuff outside of the DUNE novels
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    What are you using for music onboard?

    What is this ‘keels’ thing? And especially in small boats, not sure earphones a great idea: I prefer to get some warning of impending doom, f.ex. someone about to hit me
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    Best way to cool the boat when it's locked up?

    I have a Catana in the southern US (humid and hot). My solutions: shade(hatch and window covers); open ports for ventilation. The large salon windows have Phifertex Plus covers, and slipped under them are panels of Reflectix. I have Reflectix cut to fit all portlights. I have small opening ports in the forward inboard bows and in the heads aft, and those are left open to allow airflow. I never left food aboard when I was not onboard full time, and I did not have any critters except one rat that showed up when a restaurant opened nearby, and I got him within 24h of his arrival. Another solution I’ve seen is an RV roof vent
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    Spline repair on Volvo 2000 series transmissions - updates?

    I have updates, too. Was changing out an engine oil seal, so I had it apart. Here is my mod, installed January 2015... I’d say, this is working well with ca. 1300hr on them
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    What are you using for music onboard?

    UE Megaboom. Better than Bose in every way.
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    Bare 7x7 3/16 lifelines?

    NE Ropes’ STS-WR2 covered Dyneema. (Edit: it’s now called ‘Ultra.’) Have had it for six years and counting. It is not easy to splice covered eyes but is worth the trouble. Any chafe is noticeable before it gets through the cover. Stanchions etc should be chamfered or eyeleted for best results. pix of mine, if link works
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    "BucketLust" - beware

    You are. You’re also a troll.
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    Teak shower base treatment

    Edit: What iStream said.
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    Tattoos, Smoking and "Class"

    Spiny ok, slipper verrry good, clinging crab verrry good
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    How Good A Bond Is Epoxy?
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    Show your boat not sailing

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    "BucketLust" - beware

    I’m honestly sorry to hear that... i observed that boats with: banners; ‘fun flags;’ splashy graphics; megaTwats (megayachts); are to be avoided. Crowded anchorages: avoided. Popular, famous places: avoided. The above practice did minimize stress and maximize enjoyment.
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    Tattoos, Smoking and "Class"

    It’s ‘closed-minded,’ and as usual, you’re wrong. You are also a chauvinist as well as conceited, and likely single and will continue to be so. -Miz Rockatansky
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    Educate me, SIM card while abroad.

    I’ve used and had a sim mailed to me before I left, and that worked well. Of course phone has to be unlocked.