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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.
  16. Shaggybaxter makes good points. In Hawaii's tradewinds, we often played the traveller instead of the sheet. It's much easier and quicker under a load and less tiresome for the trimmer. I cannot image the ease-hike-trim routine of big breeze sailing in a keel boat by constantly manipulating the sheet unless you have Popeye on crack as crew.
  17. Interestingly, (I'm channeling my inner Cliff Clavin here) the word doctor is derived from a latin word, which means "to teach." It came into use in medieval university's to denote someone's qualification as an academic. It was also used applied to the Apostles and early church fathers. So, it has an academic and theological etymology. Most of the English speaking world referred to MDs as "mister" until not that long ago. Thought about being pompous aside, who has the historical privilege to use the honorific? By the way, I have a masters ("mister") in theology. Biblical Hebrew was hard.
  18. Bear in mind that so far this year, you cannot cross into Canadian inland waters and most of the San Juan Islands have closed their marinas, anchorages, and moorings to outside boats. Some of the islands are state parks open for day use only. The only way to get from the lower 48 to SE Alaska would be by staying 12 miles offshore of Vancouver Island. Whether or not any of these restrictions are eased this summer is an unknown at this point. I heard/saw a webinar put on by Waggoner's Cruising Guide last week; they had a lot of recommendations about the South Sound and Hood Canal. Try this: h
  19. While puttering around Guemes Channel the other day, I heard a VHF exchange between a boat leaving Friday Harbor and a US Coast Guard cutter. From what I gathered, two gentlemen delivered a vessel that's part of a charter fleet from Sydney, B.C. to Friday Harbor, WA, checked in with US Customs and Immigration and then handed the vessel off to two others who were bringing it to Bellingham WA. The two being hailed then switched to another boat and were headed back to Sydney (I'm guessing a swap for fleet maintenance). USGC was very interested in the purpose of the trip, the names of the crew m
  20. I've been out in the bight many times when I wondered if a pizza boat could come by. They don't.
  21. Please let us know how this turns out. It's not easy dealing with HA state agencies in normal times. I cannot imagine how it is at the present. Have they considered getting a ship's agent in HA? Expensive, likely, but it would be good to have someone on site who can wade through the process. The YCs are a non-stater. Shuttered and padlocked, although their port captains might have insight.
  22. There is no Honolulu Yacht Club. There is a Hawaii Yacht Club and Waikiki Yacht Club on the south side and Kaneohoe YC on the windward side. All of them our closed and I doubt would be able to take on guest moorage as the facilities are shuttered except for maintenance staff and security. The state-run Ala Wai marina or other state facilities might have some spaces available but having few or no staff to do a check-in or make an assignment means they'd be squatting and would thereby attract the attention of any number of state, federal and local agencies right now. Kewalo Basin and Ko Olina
  23. Back it in? I'm kidding- I see your point. I'd bet there's a workaround that would solve the problem.
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