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  1. lamorak

    best pic of the year?

    A nice shot from Paul Todd/Outside Images taken at the St Pete NOOD's of me going downwind on the A-Class. Here's proof that there is wind in St Pete, sometimes...
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    What's in your arsenal??

    online ammo prices or
  3. FWIW, my current favorite concealed carry is a Sig P239 in .357sig. It checks all of the boxes of being compact, not too big of a recoil, and plenty of "stopping" power. This particular gun was developed for concealed carry by the secret service.
  4. lamorak

    The F1 2020 thread

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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    Is tenzen still there?
  6. lamorak

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Here's a beauty - "It's super easy. I had never sailed before building this project"
  7. lamorak

    Puppy Pictures

    This is Kimi. He just turned 10 months old and weighs 12 lbs. Gonna be a bruiser...
  8. lamorak

    Used sails

    We donated ours to the Atlanta Zoo. Evidently they make durable toys for the apes and orangutans Even got a tax write-off for them.
  9. lamorak

    Old Bay anyone?

    Thanks, I'll do that.
  10. lamorak

    Old Bay anyone?

    Love me some Royal Reds. I load up at Joe Patti's every time I'm in the area... Heads on of course!
  11. lamorak

    EFI versus Carb for fuel economy. 20 HP outboard

    I have a 2010 Yamaha 20hp with carb. My dad and I have travelled over 5,000 river miles with it pushing a 16ft aluminum jon boat. We run it full throttle day after day and it goes 20-25mph (depending on the wind/current) and uses 2 gal/hr. We've traveled the length of the Miss River from Minneapolis to the Gulf, the Missouri River from Yankton to St Louis, the Ohio River from Pittsburg to the Miss River, and most of the inland loop including the Tennessee, Kentucky and Mobile/Tombigbee river systems. We've also used the boat/motor as a hardcore duck hunting boat chewing through shallow water, stumps, and everything else you can throw at it. It has never once broken down.
  12. lamorak

    Weta anarchy

    Splice to this fitting. Covering the dyneema with heat shrink or tubing rarely works against chafe. They're not much tougher than dyneema if it's rubbing on metal.
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    I grew up eating at Herren's with my grandparents at least once a month. I used to love picking out MY lobster out of the tank. My grandfather used to hold his annual company Christmas party downstairs from the 60's until they closed. He invited all of his employees and their spouses - white and black. I still have several paintings that were on display downstairs. One of them is an original watercolor Mark Trail Comic Strip from Ed Dodd.
  14. lamorak

    Worlds most expensive Home Stereo ?

    I still have my original stereo I bought in 1976. I worked all summer, and spent every penny on it. Marantz 2275, Klipsch KG4's, Technics turntable. Sometime in the 80's I added a pair of JBL 4311 speakers. Over time I sold the Teac reel-to-reel, Nakamichi cassette deck, and various CD players. I re-foamed all of the speakers last year and currently I use it mostly to stream Pandora, and occasionally pull out the vinyl. It still rocks...
  15. What you really need is a load cell to duplicate it repeatedly. The shrouds that I splice are pulled to 50% of their capacity and held for 30-60 mins. This removes all of the constructional stretch induced by handling and splicing. That way they are stable when delivered. However when the shrouds are stored unloaded, they will shrink 1/2 -1 inch depending on the length. When re-installed, the rig will need to be spun up to tension, and then re-tensioned a second time 10-15 mins later. It will then remain stable as long as the tension is maintained.