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  1. White rice lasts longer then Brown rice. The bran goes rancid.
  2. Two comments, I find USB chargers don't last around the water. The wires in the plug are so small and hard to clean. Recently I was reading the instructions for my handheld and discovered when it's using the the battery tray it can only be on low power. Might not like that in an emergency. I use to like the idea of having the battery tray for backup
  3. I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab active 3 because my old one was getting a bit slow. And the app for PredictWind wouldn't run on the older operating system. It's working well with navionics and predictwind. I can hotspot my phone if I want it to have internet access and if I want I could have it direct. Water resistant and the screen is ok for brightness. I like that it didn't cost so much I would be mad if it died. Only issue is I wish the battery would last for a few day running nvionics.
  4. While reading this I though of something we did on the 378 I was stationed on in the USCG. The docking lines where 3" in diameter and over 300 feet long. At the end that went to the pier we spliced in a light line that was 20% longer then the distance between the splices. When that loop when tight you needed to ease the line. We also used the same thing on tow lines. In that case the light line was tied with clove hitches. It seems like the same thing could be used to confirm the loads where where you wanted them on the stubber. I remember we used 20% where people here talk about 10%.
  5. I have regulated underground storage tanks in Maine for 25 years. You missing a 0 in your accounting. And I don't know any owner who says they make money on fuel. Depending on your throughput you may have to pay extra to get deliveries because you don't order the min each time. Underground tanks have to be removed when they are 30 years old. About half of them are not being replace. And there still are plenty of stations all across the state. Many of the Majors expect electric to take over. I think EVs are good but one won't work for me yet.
  6. That's what I would do. Try a section that won't be seen to make sure you don't make it worse by leaving it rough.
  7. seaker

    fuel transfer

    I like the shaker siphon also. I also have one of these and it works when you don't have a full container. The shaker doesn't work as well if you don't have some vertical distance to work it in. https://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Fuel-Transfer-Siphon-Pump/dp/B06XKHP8Q4/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=kerosene+pump&qid=1629475673&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFBUEMzU1VLMDlEMTUmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwNzk3NTMzNTE0R0dPMUZZVExBJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzNTcxNTYzVjFQNDVFNlE0R0pOJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
  8. Systems that give you AIS when you don't have it on your boat do it by getting it off the internet. So you need to have an internet connection(cellular) and where ever they are getting the data from has to have a shore site or satellite that is picking up and retransmitting the data. Marine Traffic displays a lot of ships. I have used it with my cell phone in Long Island Sound about 5 years ago. It doesn't work so well in areas that don't have the stations. And I don't know if you have to pay for the satellite data.
  9. I have a van with an inverter. So I put my 110 air compressor in it. Works great for me. I took my tires down to 15 then pumped them all back up. Since I had it all for other reasons works good for me.
  10. When I first saw it I wondered if a screw was broken there and it was causing the cracking. You might be able to drill a hole that covers all the cracking.
  11. I agree with everything Diarmuid said Removing ethanol in this manner is not a good idea. Octane will be even lower then before. If you don't want ethanol then find ethanol free fuel. It will have a good octane. https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=ME
  12. According to the tide table for Eastport for today the tidal change is about 18 feet. But I agree with you in that it seems like more. Eastport Click for Map Fri -- 04:05 AM EDT Moonrise Fri -- 04:50 AM EDT Sunrise Fri -- 05:23 AM EDT 0.65 feet Low Tide Fri -- 11:26 AM EDT 17.30 feet High Tide Fri -- 05:36 PM EDT 1.90 feet Low Tide Fri -- 08:14 PM EDT Sunset Fri -- 08:25 PM EDT Moonset Fri -- 09:17 PM EDT New Moon Fri -- 11:37 PM EDT 18.85 feet High Tide Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
  13. How big a boat? How many coats. Paint remover works. Sanding only if not too thick. I have heard he is good and the web site says Maine and NH. https://dyersodablasting.com/
  14. My understanding is the Davis in the position to catch water is the best one. Outward Bound mounts them on the top of their wooden pulling boats that they use for courses. Having lived in Maine for more than 60 years I don't recall having heard of a lobster boat hitting a small boat. So I don't worry about it too much. It would be hard to stay in shallow enough water that lobster boats never go there since depending on the lobsters traps can be anywhere.
  15. On a sailboard? That's what the OP asked about.
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