Tunnel Rat

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    Shit is getting real here https://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/ts/windbarb.htm?tc&menu=otherwxi&rwx&addbar Max gust so far - 242km/ h = 130kts. I will be very happy when Mangkhut makes landfall - probably another 6 hrs to go
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    Vitamix 750 Blender

    For a while the wife's blender was more powerful than the outboard on the boat..........then we sold the boat, we've still got the blender though. Don't ask me what type it is, it's black and glass.
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    Parisian Rental Anarchy

    We stayed here a couple of years ago. Stunning. https://www.agoda.com/apartment-picasso-atelier/hotel/paris-fr.html?cid=-142#nohash 2 Adults 2 teens. We would have stayed for a lot longer if we had the time.
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    Electrical Safety / Fire Risk Anarchy

    Thank you all for your words of wisdom. It is as I suspected. Now, in the words of Daddle " You need to figure out a way so she can be right AND not burn the house down." Not so easy........
  5. My wife is convinced that there is no risk involved in the use of multiple output plugs and extension cords in combination. Sometimes she uses three appliances from one plug, often with one or more using an extension cord, frequently with a high load item such as a vacuum cleaner, which sometimes results in plug prongs that are too hot to touch. Am I wrong to attempt to persuade her that there is a fire risk in doing this? Is this a real risk or am I being paranoid? I would be especially interested to hear thoughts from @Point Break on the subject. Thanks in advance.
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    Hurricane Lane -- Keep A Weather Eye Out Hawaii

    US Navy forecast from 240400Z using a position from 240000Z. 77Nm closest CPA. https://pzal.ndbc.noaa.gov/collab/jtwc/products/ep1418.gif
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    Cool story~~~~

    Update 6 out now
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    Cool story~~~~

    4 out so far. All diving with assistance. Huge respect for the kids to do that and even more for the divers to train and then take them through a nasty dive. Hope for more to be out soon.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Is it only me, or is anyone else struggling to get the wind overlay to work on the tracker? Are there any hidden secrets?
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    Dive Destinations

    Agree with Palau as a great destination - as well as the reefs there are lots of wrecks to keep the variety going. I dove Apo Reef in the Philippines last year and it was wonderful, Tubbataha Reef is supposed to be even better. Both of these would be best from a liveaboard. Manado on Suluwesi had amazing amounts of wildlife, but it was like diving in a washing machine - the currents were all over the place and powerful, not for the faint hearted. Some of my mates did a liveaboard from Bali to Komodo and back on a 120' sailing schooner, with a huge range of diving conditions and a day on Komodo, they actually got chased off a beach by one of the dragons. It is a trip I really regret not doing. On my list is Yap to dive with the mantas. None of the diving I've done in Thailand makes me want to go back. Let me know if you want more details.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Section 2.5 in its entirety: EDIT - I have highlighted some bits in bold which could really screw with the sailors heads if they have to loiter for days serving penalties for faulty sextanting rather than just getting home.
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    Asian female driver

    Indonesia is located on 4 different tectonic plates (although two of them are oceanic plates, so I'm not sure that they count). BTW - a much better thread drift than the one that Mid tried to start......
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    Asian female driver

    The only country that is not completely in Asia in that list is Turkey...just saying FTFY
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    R2AK 2018

    I have a theory that the Grim Sweeper is fictitious. I don't think anyone has ever been "swept". I wait to be proved wrong.
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Oh, thanks for the explanation, I had guessed that it was a glitch in the update..... Oh well.