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  1. 2airishuman

    Seeking SA suggestions for diesel fuel system change

    Also no shortage of fuel pumps in the sort of capacity range you actually want.
  2. 2airishuman

    Seeking SA suggestions for diesel fuel system change

    https://www.mcmaster.com/needle-valves/ Surely they have something you'll like.
  3. 2airishuman

    Seeking SA suggestions for diesel fuel system change

    Why is this hard? Put in a needle valve to bypass some of the pump output back to the pump input and adjust that to get whatever flow or pressure or vacuum or whatever you actually want.
  4. 2airishuman

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    An old joke that's still worth a laugh or two. The reality is that the considerable number of wannabe doctors at the bottom of their class don't graduate at all because the standards are high, and that the GPAs and test scores and other rankings don't provide meaningful differentiation of...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    This, respectfully, is pure unadulterated bunkum, or at best, lawyerspeak that has been adopted by lawsuit-skittish surveyors. It is my experience of diesel engines, having owned several and assisted with repairs on many, that it is vanishingly rare for them to fail without warning provided...
  6. 2airishuman

    Aluminum RIB bottom paint question

    I have a 14' aluminum dinghy that is not a RIB. I have way too many coats of interprotect on it (I believe six) and two coats of Trilux. As @slug zitski describes it is chalky and gets all over stuff, but it works. I suppose if I had rubber tubes that were part of that I would have to use...
  7. 2airishuman

    Pex - what is the correct size?

    Look at the pressure drop tables. At 3.5 gpm you can run from the bow to the stern and back to the bow again with 1/2" pex and lose 10 psi. There is no reason to use 3/4" on a boat that is smaller than a sooperyackt. The question you should be asking is where do you really need 1/2" and where...
  8. 2airishuman

    2 stroke vs 4

    Amsoil builds their profits on product line differentiation and selling the idea that they have exactly the right oil for every situation, and that the wrong oil will shorten engine life. The lubricants industry is full of hype. I don't doubt that there are 2-stroke oils formulated with water...
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    2 stroke vs 4

    There was an era in the late 1980s and 1990s when 100:1 was a thing and was even recommended by some 2-stroke engine manufacturers. It resulted in a lot of premature engine failures and was largely walked back by the manufacturers and the oil distributors. The main problem when this was walked...
  10. 2airishuman

    2 stroke vs 4

    For the same money you could have had a really nice pair of spoons: And for less money you could have had:
  11. 2airishuman

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    This is sailinganarchy.com. The proper procedure is to criticise [sic] it for its windage.
  12. 2airishuman

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    At several points in my life I have grown fruit and vegetables. In some cases I have had something of a rabbit problem. On one of these occasions, I dispatched one with a .22 pistol at 25 yards with a single shot, a confluence of luck and skill. I have never been one to waste food so it went...
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    2 stroke vs 4

    For many years in a land-based lifestyle I burned 1800 gallons of gasoline a year to run the cars and 1500 gallons of propane to heat the house. I knew, and it was obvious, because I had to get both the gasoline and the propane by the truckload and store them in tanks on the rural property...
  14. 2airishuman

    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    Heh. Used to give ivermectin to the cows back when I had a herd of them. Great stuff, killed all the worms and didn't faze the cows a bit unlike some of the older anthelemics that made them sick. We used pour-on ivermectin -- you were supposed to dribble a tablespoon or so of the stuff on a...
  15. 2airishuman

    Yard Trailer Axle Rating

    In agriculture it is common to run 150% rated load for highway-approved equipment for short distances (a few miles) at low speed (25 mph) on an ongoing basis and to run 200% rated load while stationary or when moving hundreds of feet. Dedicated ag equipment has this baked into the ratings...
  16. 2airishuman

    2 stroke vs 4

    It depends. In the 3HP and less range, IMO having used both, the case for a 2-smoke is that they have less vibration and can be stored and transported in any orientation; the case for a 4-stroke in this size range is that they use half the fuel and thereby simplify fuel logistics -- though this...
  17. 2airishuman

    2 stroke vs 4

    Actually that's the 1970s version, plastic gas cap, fiberglass shroud, no carry handle. I have the Johnson version from the 1960s. Mine has a low-speed mixture control, only, the high speed mixture control came and went at various points in the production life. The carry handle in front also...
  18. 2airishuman

    "Open mic on channel 16...."

    This was originally a windfall from a lengthy licensing battle and now we're dealing with the fallout. Maritel had the licenses from the FCC and had contracted with Sea Tow to set up the radio check repeaters as part of an effort to convince the FCC that they were actually using the spectrum...
  19. 2airishuman

    2 stroke vs 4

    Parts availability should be your guide, along with price and availability of the motor in question in your chosen configuartion/HP and the location you find yourself in when you repower. All the manufacturers are trying to fuck up internet parts sales with varying degrees of success. Either...
  20. 2airishuman

    2 stroke vs 4

    Evinrude E-tec? Oh, come on. The smallest one was 15 hp and weighed 181 pounds. I like a good story. Tell me again about how unfair bias and knee jerk bans led to it being unpopular.
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