spankoka

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  1. spankoka

    diesel outboards

    To answer my own question, I don't think the R&D budget is there for the limited market of very pricey compression ignition outboards. However, the fad for pricey center console powerboats might make manufacturers think twice about this. That would have trickle down effects for lessor outboards. I remain unconvinced that light smooth compression ignition outboards are technically impossible.
  2. Did not the original SMOD concept die when the Quebec manufacturer of Lasers went broke because they built Lasers so well there was no more market for them?
  3. spankoka

    diesel outboards

    OK, I'll say compression ignition instead of diesel.
  4. spankoka

    diesel outboards

    Why are there certified piston aircraft that use road diesel or jet fuel, but yet diesel outboards are not mostly not tenable?
  5. I'm waiting to see what a hull only deal from Shangdong will cost.
  6. What difference does this all make to people at the club level?
  7. spankoka

    Iips for painting a Laser hull.

    The scratches on my gelcoat are all the way through to the laminate and there are very many. This is presumably because it is a former club boat from Whistler that was dragged over pointy rocks in a glacial lake. Will a good coat of wax fill in those voids, and render the scratches cosmetic? If I sand the gelcoat right off and paint carefully, am I a creating a "cheater" boat?
  8. I will get there one of these days.
  9. spankoka

    Power Ballast Systems for boats under 20'

    How about if you had a keel that was not actually part of the boat, but was attached by a magnetic field like a marine maglev?
  10. Yeah, yeah, yeah.....presently preparing to race my Laser when my ski season ends Easter Monday. Are there seriously people who do not sail because of the present contretemps?
  11. My father had pictures of the ships he served on behind the bed he made me on. Please fuck off. Neither nor in Halifax nowadays. That's the outlook I come from. I cannot solve US gun politics for them, but I have been to Hiroshima. Not judging the decisions made then, but I don't like to hear people use "nuke" as a verb.
  12. Fair point, I do not disagree. I once advised some gents at a self service gas station that they needed to look behind the rear license plate.
  13. That's the point. Maybe I am sentimental here but my father had an EMO card in his wallet that gave him a desk at the bunker in Debert, but he told me he would rather die with his family. I attended shelter drill much later in Brighton NY. What I learned at Hiroshima was that nuclear weapons do not kill everyone-that is the real horror.
  14. Neither nor in Halifax nowadays. That's the outlook I come from. I cannot solve US gun politics for them, but I have been to Hiroshima. Not judging the decisions made then, but I don't like to hear people use "nuke" as a verb.
  15. I hear you, but I am grateful that kids today do not have shelter drill. I am quite sure now that human misery will continue. I was not so sure about that during the Cold War.