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    SUV anarchy

    Dont know those models. my current suv is an Audi...smooth ride, great mileage, luxurious interior with plenty of buttons and electronic gizmos
  2. I speak about houshold debt and household consumtion that drives economic growth
  3. The numbers look good. i worry about global debt levels .
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    Type of screws to mount clutches on AL mast

    On mast fastnings Use a thread sealer, threadlocker with PTFE TEFGEL is without thread locker TUFFGEL has threadlocker in some markets Tuffgel is hard to buy . Locktight Brand also makes a sealant, thread locker with PTFE ...i cant remember its part number Dont know your instalation ...typically a mast surface is convex, not flat ...and the hardware to be mounted has a flat base. Bedding the flat base hardware into thickened epoxy will solve this issue
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    Weather Map Definitions

    GFS ...low resultion modeling is good for predicting geostrophic wind . The gfs model is not sophisticated enough to predict wind inshore, around land masses , surface topography ... High resolution modeling such as HIRLAM..ALADIN are used when inshore
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    Bonding Delrin to SS. Glue Suggestions?

    Bonding delrin to a dissimilar material is difficult . Delrins thermo expansion cooeficient is seven time greater than steel . the adhesive must accomodate this movement or the bond will fail.
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    UV Protection permanon was developed for the aircraft industry ......protects aircraft paints from high altitude UV you mix it with distilled water ... apply it as a mist with a Windex type spray bottle , then wipe is off with a microfiber type cloth easy to use . The stuff is expensive and concentrated . One bottle will last you for many many years on your small boat you should contact the company and find out is they sell it in small quantities you can also google SI14 , the nanoparticle in permanon that provides the protection many other products are usung this nano particle permanon is nice because it is so easy to use...wash the boat , mist it with permanon , wipe off with microfiber cloth and you are done
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    required navigation tools

    Yes....and the book contains very compact instructions for its use....even simple stuff like constructing plotting sheets from standard lines notebook paper a book is always needed....after a few years I forget everything and must refresh my memory . at present the only time I actually break out the sextant is when my crew are preparing for liscense exams .
  9. Perfect example Chinese theft of foreign intellectual property ...the bullet train technology was stolen from the germans and Japanese
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    required navigation tools
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    Disposal of out dated flares & shells

    Solas Flares pack a punch and provide area illumination . They can not be confussed with other maritime lights, activety an electronic flashing strobe at sea means attention , stay away from me . electronic transmit gizmos only work if there is a receive station in your area.
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    Coolboats to admire

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    Coolboats to admire can see the Old world klumpen heritage
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    Coolboats to admire

    Yah..the Scandinavians are renowned for thier sleek speedsters
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    Black in America

    Companies hire labour to produce. Labour with the correct work ethic and education produces the most
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    Disposal of out dated flares & shells

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    Disposal of out dated flares & shells

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    Disposal of out dated flares & shells

    In most regions of the world The company that sells you new flares will take back your old ones. Sometimes there is a charge the police and fire department generally will not accept old flares The disposal is specialized and expensive
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    required navigation tools

    Ho 208 is not " the Best " is the most compact method. Simple and compact are important for small craft navigation all the reduction tables are in the same compact book that gives you a beautifully wriiten explanation of how to us the tables , instruments and plotting common celestial navigation routines such as Longitude at noon " equal altitudes " are explained by using pre computed examples . the almanac is always needed.
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    which sacrificial anode?

    Nothing new about aluminium anodes. The choice of anode depends on the duty cycle of the boat.
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    We Need More Ethanol In Marine Fuels

    If you modify your deck fuel fill you can avoid all ethanol fuels by inserting corn cobs straight into your tank . saves money ,time and its environmentally friendly
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    required navigation tools

    The most important navigation tool is the hand bearing compass.. the old fashion hockey puk style is still the best . avoid electronic gizmos. celestial navigation only works on long trips...most folks spend thier entire lives on the coast . concentrate on precise inshore navigation ..DR, bearings, chartwork , light charcteristics, regulations and keeping a proper log two sets of parrellel rules..long and short .. a pair of dividers , a stop watch for light sequences, a set of navigation tables..... many books are must always have the book, almanac, on board. Choose the most convenient size for your region for celestial navigation the best book ever written is called self contained celestial navigation with HO 208 by John Letcher. You must always carry this book at sea...this book contains the compressed ho 208 sight reduction tables as well as concise and well written instructions for its use during a day at sea
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    Coolboats to admire

    The pictured chain plate , rigging package , was supplied by Carbo Link any boatbuilder, rigging company, machinist can fabricate high spec rigging comes as a design package ...many details to consider speak with your rigging compnay
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    Coolboats to admire

    Why ? Rigging tension is rigging tension
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    Coolboats to admire

    The elegant solution would be a hydraulic mast jack for tension..... with shimmed clevis pins o n D1and V1 to overcome builders tolerances .