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Old 07-10-23, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I also did 3 1/2 hours of yardwork over the weekend.
How's it look?
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Old 07-10-23, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Just cuz they're stale doesn't mean they should be unstickified.
Indeed. Stickies are there because they contain information you don't want to have to re-post again and again and again.
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Old 07-10-23, 11:51 AM
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Was supposed to do 150 today. Simon woke up in the middle of the night screaming bloody murder, that last a while. Went a little harder in the beginning than I should have but I don’t think it hurt me too much. Def a little slower than last year, but today was my first century of this year. Pathetic.
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Originally Posted by Souvarine
Gotta love butterflies

Butter yes, flies no.
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Old 07-10-23, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How's it look?
the parts I worked on look great but I've got another 3 1/2 hours to finish the rest. Then I'll have start over. It never ends.
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Old 07-10-23, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Butter yes, flies no.
What about the Venus Butterfly?

You may be too young to recall that episode of LA Law that had everyone talking back in the 1980's.
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Old 07-10-23, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
What about the Venus Butterfly?

You may be too young to recall that episode of LA Law that had everyone talking back in the 1980's.
Is not born yet considered too young?
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Old 07-10-23, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Is not born yet considered too young?
Definitely.

Here is the famous episode:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5ev6c1
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Close call.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Whoever loaded the container onto the chassis forgot to lock it down. Even if they are locked those things tip over quite often. One of the tow companies I watch videos from says the container work is their bread and butter. Of course, they are near the huge ports in SoCal so they even have jobs at the ports.
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Originally Posted by big john
Whoever loaded the container onto the chassis forgot to lock it down. Even if they are locked those things tip over quite often. One of the tow companies I watch videos from says the container work is their bread and butter. Of course, they are near the huge ports in SoCal so they even have jobs at the ports.
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They fall off ships a lot too and, depending on what's in them, can float for a long time, just under the surface and ready to destroy boats. That's one reason I sleep with my feet forward at sea.
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They fall off ships a lot too and, depending on what's in them, can float for a long time, just under the surface and ready to destroy boats. That's one reason I sleep with my feet forward at sea.
Yes; a relatively recent loss near my home region is still a concern -- environmentally and as a general hazard. As far as I know, very few of these have been located/recovered.
https://www.vicnews.com/news/mv-zim-...ted%20so%20far.
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Yes; a relatively recent loss near my home region is still a concern -- environmentally and as a general hazard. As far as I know, very few of these have been located/recovered.
https://www.vicnews.com/news/mv-zim-...ted%20so%20far.
Guess I'll wait another couple years 'til my next Inside Passage cruise.
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Old 07-10-23, 02:20 PM
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Sometimes we thin out stickies, maybe it got discarded. I'll inquire.
You got any flooding in your neck of the woods?

How 'bout rjones28 ?
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In other disturbing maritime news...

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
In other disturbing maritime news...

https://twitter.com/PopBase/status/1678437625768869889
I'm curious how those things avoid the fate of the Mary Rose?
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I'm curious how those things avoid the fate of the Mary Rose?
Ballast. The superstructure is relatively light.
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They fall off ships a lot too and, depending on what's in them, can float for a long time, just under the surface and ready to destroy boats. That's one reason I sleep with my feet forward at sea.
More than 2,000 a year go overboard. Bastards are hard to see even during the day.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Ballast. The superstructure is relatively light.
Presumably they also don't have too much sail for the conditions, open gunports on the leeward side, and poorly secured cannon....
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They fall off ships a lot too and, depending on what's in them, can float for a long time, just under the surface and ready to destroy boats. That's one reason I sleep with my feet forward at sea.
I guess there's no cost effective way to fish them out? I would think if they were in U.S. waters they would have to retrieve them?
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Originally Posted by big john
I guess there's no cost effective way to fish them out? I would think if they were in U.S. waters they would have to retrieve them?
I'm curious how often the loss is only discovered when they reach port. As in, "Hey, didn't we have more of these?"
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Originally Posted by big john
I guess there's no cost effective way to fish them out? I would think if they were in U.S. waters they would have to retrieve them?
I think some, maybe most, are now equipped with satellite locators, so that's a good question. I haven't heard of any operations doing that.
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Presumably they also don't have too much sail for the conditions, open gunports on the leeward side, and poorly secured cannon....
Presumably.
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Originally Posted by Souvarine
Gotta love butterflies
Why is it mandatory that I love them? I'm not saying whether I do or don't, I just want to understand the rule.
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