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John Allen

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  • Birthday 03/07/1948

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  1. YT, A soup can, hurricane or tea candle, and soaked strips. Quickest way to bend multiple strips at a time.
  2. Nils, Your builds are always first class, but on this one you may lose your vessel from a court action in federal court under the longshore-fishermen's act by not providing a safe work area for your crew. I foresee a lawsuit naming you as the defendant, and the court seizing your vessel pending the outcome of the case. Also back wages for the fisherman and future life time medicals for the fisherman that received 3rd degree burns on his leg and his slicker catching on fire causing 2nd and 3rd degree burns about the upper body and face. All because a negligent builder failed to wrap the muffler and pipes in asbestos or some other fire retardant material that was a direct cause of said injuries'. John
  3. Jesse Lee, Been out of touch and missed some postings. Your build is par excellence keep on going on. Hope the feel good continues and you continue to recover. Actually working on your build is the best medicine. In addition to a couple of these John
  4. Hope the owner hadn't beached the boat on a high tide to re-caulk the hull. He may have reported the act piracy of the boats name plate which is the soul of the boat. I am jealous its a beautiful pic.
  5. Vane, Check out the battery operated Dremel 8050 and charging station, on sale for $ 65.00 Maintains a charge for a long time, can be used with all attachments with collets. I have abused mine and just waiting for the bearings to fall out. its lightweight and your not encumbered by a cord. Showing my age its like the 1950s Timex watch commercials " it takes a licking and keeps on ticking".
  6. Dave, I don't think when you posted your purchase you meant to be an arsonist and create a fire storm. You go brother, I suggest mayhap a reading of Mr. Bill Shakespeare' play Much Ado About Nothing and keep in mind your point about adding to your Marine library's collection.
  7. Very happy your sea trial turned out well, it could have easily gone the other way, If you get the bug again do not take it out until you have gone thru all with a fine tooth comb and please take a boating course or have a friend that is an experienced sailor instruct you in the finer points of sailing. They can be a pleasure and fun for the family or a family disaster. Anyway time for modeling git r dun.
  8. I did some googling on climate change and aquifers in regards to Rogers statement on water. Roger, Sadly the next wars will be over water rights, aquifer is disappearing, and drying up due to climate change a good example is what you quoted on the lakes and keeping it at home at least someone was awake. The feuding from the west coast and plain states is getting worse cases are increasing in the courts as to who has the water rights individuals, manufacturing, or agriculture. The depletion of the aquifer represents a change in the water balance of the Great Plains region, as would the suggested impacts of global warming. (Water balance refers to all sources of moisture in the region; atmospheric, surface, and groundwater.) With a warming, soil moisture in the region would be reduced, as would rainfall. The Ogallala Aquifer, or High Plains Aquifer, is a vast yet shallow aquifer located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world's largest aquifers, it lies under about 174,000 mi² (450,000 km²) in portions of South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.
  9. Julie, After 28 plus years on the water I have heard all the hints on what to do with lightning, they even said hang jumper cables from the mast over the side to form a proper ground hooey. Speaking from experience being on a properly thru hull grounded boat you hope for the best when hit. I always practiced when you see that black low to the water cloud rolling in from the north run like hell. I was towing an idiot that had run out of gas, when I got hit. The hair on my arms and head stood straight up, blew out all forward cabin windows and fried electronics. I was wearing metal frame glasses that burned an impression around my eyes I looked like a racoon for 2 weeks. When I saw those yellow bolts I would head to the dock when I could, funny though thats when we got our worse rescue calls.
  10. Needs to go to work no respectable oysterman would be seen on a beauty that clean. Kudos Frank you nailed it

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