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  1. Run it out of fuel, then pull the choke and empty the fuel from the carb. Hit the shut-off when it dies. I actually ran the carb empty every time I used it. And yes, 100% ethanol free fuel only! Make sure to store it right side up or vertical.
  2. To my friends in Hawaii: I've been waiting since August for a new compressor for my (on warranty) GE beverage refrigerator. The part is coming from somewhere on the eastern side of the Pacific. If you find one in a container that washed up on the beach, it's mine. You can keep the other stuff.
  3. We'v owned several sailboats-cruising and racing. We've never had more fun than we did in our C22!
  4. USA nuclear submarines make oxygen by separating water molecules into O and H. I once asked a retired sub commander what they did with the leftover hydrogen, thinking they converted it into some kind of energy form. His response was that the expel it back into the sea as quickly as possible. His remark: "That stuff's dangerous!" We were standing a few feet from a nuclear reactor at the time...
  5. And the mildew. Don't forget the mildew. I just noticed I need to change my profile. It still says Honolulu and I'm sitting here in Anacortes near the ferry dock. I don't think we're in Hawaii anymore, Toto.
  6. Plus, the damn thing won't surf!
  7. And for the love of God, DO NOT sail offshore in a Cal 40 with its death-trap spade rudder!
  8. a mountain, then there is no mountain, and then there is.
  9. Do you know where? Cap Sante or Anacortes Marina perhaps?
  10. All of the Anacortes restaurants and bars are open in some capacity for dine-in/take-out/dine and drink outside/etc. Dad's Diner included. However, by mid-August who knows? There are three takeaway food vendors adjacent to the parking lot at Cap Sante for a quick al fresco lunch: Mexican, Chinese buns, and a great hot dog/chile/clam chowder place. There is plenty of seating there or at tables scattered around the marina.
  11. "Pandemics do what pandemics do... read history." I have read history. Why do masses of Europeans not have the bubonic plague anymore? The figured out the problem and ended it. What did they do in Shakespeare's time to flatten the curve? They shut down the theaters and public gatherings. Sound familiar? Why would there be no polio anymore except for the anti-vax/science crowd? We found a vaccine. Why would there be no childhood measles anymore except for the same sources of denial? We found a vaccine. Why are people in first world countries not dying of HIV/AIDS anymore? They found a trea
  12. You might talk to Waggoner's here in Anacortes. One of their reps gave a talk on the virtual Anacortes Boat Show relating his transit in and out of Canada for commercial/business purposes. Also, he indicated that it's possible to transit through Canadian waters to SE Alaska; however, I don't know if that means non-stop or not (few of us have the ability to carry that much fuel and supplies).
  13. It took me a second to figure out "up here in the Pacific Southwest," especially since I'm a few kilometers away in the Pacific Northwest. You're south of me? Ah, relative terms, I get it. I understand why it's not happening, but there are a lot of boats here that would love to get into Canadian waters this season. Of course, we'd all love to do a lot of things this season....
  14. There's a great documentary, coupled with vintage footage from the original cinematographer brought along on the voyage, on Amazon Prime: Shackleton's Captain.
  15. Still, you are correct about kids in straight rows doing worksheets related got the core subjects without exposure to the arts and humanities- the things humans stay alive for and that some learners turn into a life passion.
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