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    What bike is this? I don't recognize the dual shock monocross setup. I remember, fondly, the monocross of my 77 YZ125, my first bike. And the Uni-Link, Full-Floater and Uni-Trak.
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    I was thinking Vans Soles
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    Still Sailing?

    Yes. Seven races, half-dozen or so family day-sails and three single handed, usually get half-dozen single in the post labor day season along with a fall race season.
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    it'sa pizza anarchy

    https://www.pizzatoday.com/our-experts/tom-lehmann/ https://youtu.be/j76hK-lNUWA
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    Cars you dream about owning someday

    2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition
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    Does it count as a Bikini Bridge?
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    Ross Perot DTS

    Editor’s Note: A previous version of this report wrongly attributed the Trump donation to Ross Perot Sr. Well shoot now I feel silly. And I guess the question still stands. What did Ross think of President Trump? When I was watching the news last night they showed some old SNL skits from the Perot, Clinton & Bush debates, Carvey's Bush impression was good but his Perot was HILARIOUS!
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    Ross Perot DTS

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    Damn, I wish I still had this...

    I second that request... And concur with Sloop. https://bringatrailer.com/sunbeam/tiger/
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    Optima BlueTop Battery Lifespan

    A-Jan B-Feb...K-Nov L-Dec. L6, December of 2006 that makes sense and, wow, a 13 year old battery. Hmm...to spend $250 or roll the dice...
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    Optima BlueTop Battery Lifespan

    Joakim, The only reason I take them off during off season is there is no electrical source in my boat yard. The night before launch I throw a charger on them in my garage so there charged fresh and ready to wake the sleepy diesel.
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    Optima BlueTop Battery Lifespan

    I have in my sailboat, I bought used in 2013, two Optima BlueTop Marine Dual Purpose SC34DM batteries. The month and year dots were not removed so I have no idea how old they are. What kind of life can I expect out of them? During the season (May-October) they are on a ProMariner charger all week-long. I don't really run any heavy draw on them, just used for starting the diesel engine, powering a VHF and a couple depth and speed instruments. During the off-season I store them in my basement. They start the boat up no problem but with the unknown age I am beginning to wonder if I should replace them. Anybody else have some Optimas that are older than six years that they trust?
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    Zebra Mussel antifoulant advice

    Here's an example of our Zebra Mussels. Don't know who's fender it is/was but it was floating in my slip. I tossed it back in and tied it off. I'm going to monitor it throughout the summer and post more pics later.
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    Sweet I had an 85
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    Zebra Mussel antifoulant advice

    I sail on a Missouri River reservoir in South Dakota and our Zebra Mussel infestation is pretty bad here. In June - August, when the water gets to 65-75, if you leave a line in the water for a week it will be covered in tiny Zebra Mussel. On the bottoms of our docks the Zebra Mussel are 2-3 inches thick. My boat sits in a slip May 1 to October 15, I have been using Pettit Hydrocoat and repaint every two years and have never had a Zebra Mussel on any painted surface. The only place that I do fight with is on the zinc anodes and prop but I do not paint those so...