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    V-berth anarchy

    Years ago when we were looking at boats I watched my wife crawl into one of those high off the floor V-berths. A reasonable height V-berth became a requirement after that. Our current boat has a V-berth that is 1" higher than the settees. Easy to get in and out of, and the headroom in the berth is excellent.
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    The Future of Propulsion

    A 32 HP diesel engine mated to a minimalist roadster, getting 100mpg at 45-55 mph. Meets no emission standards and few safety standards.
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    Don't MoveTo Florida

    This is the video Trump re-tweeted.
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    Will Kevlar Edge be here tomorrow?

    Snaggs outed himself years ago - he accidentally signed a snaggs post using his regular login id.
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    Use this instead - it's even rolled:
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    The Future of Propulsion

    And if "Future" predictions were accurate, we'd all be driving flying cars.
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    The Future of Propulsion

    There are 39 hydrogen refueling stations in the US, all but 4 in California. There are tens of thousands of places that sell diesel in the US. I can stop at a gas station with a diesel can, fill it up, and take it to the boat. You can't do that easily with hydrogen. Hydrogen fuel costs significantly more than diesel. 9600 BTU/dollar vs 55600 BTU/dollar. A hydrogen fuel cell / tank / motor is more expensive than a diesel engine setup. I can work on my diesel; if it is beyond me I can easily find someone to work on it. How easy is it to find a hydrogen fuel cell technician? You need a big freaking tank for the hydrogen - the tank is 5 to 10 times the size of the diesel tank (for equivalent BTUs, a hydrogen tank at 5000 psi has to be 9.5 times the size of a diesel tank, but a hydrogen fuel cell is more efficient). Since there are few places that sell hydrogen, you need a big tank to make it between fill ups..... Speaking of axioms, there is one that says something to the effect of "Early adapters are often left hanging".
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    Looking for a new watch...

    Too busy. You want a watch that gives you the information instantly even in difficult viewing conditions.
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    Floriduh Man

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    $450?? Link says $1,650!! I just checked - The link gave a price of $1,165.00 in the "cotton" color. But it's only $672 on Amazon.
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    What happened to Willin's Thread of crazy?

    Soooo, is he trying to get back what he paid, or is he hoping to make a profit?
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    Used Car Anarchy

    About 5-6 years ago I started looking for a small convertible. Liked the idea of the folding hardtop roof. So I spent some time in SLK and Z4 forums and learned that when you have problems with the top you end up going to a dealer. Then I switched over to the Miata forum - far fewer problems with the folding roof (Powered Retractable Hard Top - PRHT) and the major complaint, squeaks, could be easily fixed with a couple of pieces of electrical tape every few months. And the top doesn't intrude into the trunk. So I bought one four years ago and the top has worked perfectly.
  13. Damn, except for the tiller I was going to suggest a J/32. At least the cockpit layout is well done for a wheel.
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    Colregs ignorance