Merrill Levi

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    The viaduct "Caldo" of the A29 Autostrada A29 (Italy) The Autostrada A29 is a 119 km (74 mi) motorway on the island of Sicily that links Palermo to Mazara del Vallo. The motorway is also called Autostrada del Sale (Motorway of Salt) because one of its branches ends at the Salt Pans between Marsala and Trapani. It's a four-lane motorway in its whole length.
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    Granville train wreck = Tuesday 18 January 1977
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    great pic Lasal - love that snubber winch - that pic also has 'handles on the the deck, although in this pic, they are aft of the mast.
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    reckon that is it - thanks Lake
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    I have known many Star boats, but have never seen a fitting like the one circled in this pic - my first guess is a shy reach jib sheet fairlead, but that seems a clumsy way to lead a sheet, or may be a down wind crew hiking location ? any other idea's
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    Backing out in the surf.

    looks like the more modern version of that trailer was designed with your idea in mind, rather than double end the trailer (simple) they put a turntable on the trailer, cuz sand and salt are so passive on hydraulic gear: that image was taken from the following video - turn the sound off, narrated for kids. The recovery process starts at 4:30 where they drive the vessel bow on to a hard grounding, then bring the trailer to the boat & winch the boat on bow first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO1uRoqXxd4
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    Backing out in the surf.

    Mersey class lifeboat: 2 x Caterpillar 3208T marine diesel engines; 280hp each at 2,800rpm The propellers and rudders lie in partial tunnels set into the hull. The tunnels, along with the main and two bilge keels, provide excellent protection from damage in shallow water and during beach recovery or slipway operations. more info at https://rnli.org/what-we-do/lifeboats-and-stations/our-lifeboat-fleet/mersey-class-lifeboat
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    CYC has grown up a little since then
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    When is a Hack not a Hack

    or Steve's
  11. Merrill Levi

    When is a Hack not a Hack

    this forum thread may be of help. https://forum.eset.com/topic/20291-a-variant-of-eficomputracea/ the jist of that thread is that you will need a firmware update from your computer manufacturer. According to that thread, CompuTrace is an old school (BIOS) way of tracking a stolen computer and is designed to not be disabled, ie dont let the bad guys turn off tracking, only good guys (PC maker) can turn it off. Thread also suggests that CompuTrace in older computers got overwitten by malware 'lojax' but kept the name CompuTrace - hence ESET reporting it.
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    nah, lotsa liquid water in mid-summer - however they did have to put out a warning bouy where a cement truck had gone through the ice during winter.
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    I think you were sailing at the wrong regatta's, my first was in the far North of the Gulf of Bothnia in Lulea. local boys liked the brown eyed brunette's which left all of the blue eyed blond's with nothing else to do, there was no time for talking .................
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    LONQR

    snip from wikipedia: Johnson was born to British parents on 19 June 1964 in Manhattan's Upper East Side in New York City. His birth was registered with both the U.S authorities and the city's British Consulate, thereby granting him both American and British citizenship. where it refers to his children, it says "5 or 6" - you would reckon the leader of a country would have that sorted out by now.
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    info via www.vintagescubasupply.com One of the most famous underwater camera housings ever made was the Hans Hass Rollei marine housing, for the Rolleiflex camera.