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Today, 08:31 PM
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Posted By PeterDE

Wow! Rudyard Kipling on THT! "You're a better...

Wow! Rudyard Kipling on THT! "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"
Today, 02:54 PM
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Posted By PeterDE

Back in 2010 due to posts on other boating forums...

Back in 2010 due to posts on other boating forums I wrote a long screed about boardings. I won't post the whole thing here because some of what was policy then has change but this part hasn't
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Today, 02:44 PM
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Posted By PeterDE

The Coast Guard is specifically exempted from the...

The Coast Guard is specifically exempted from the Posse Comitatus law

From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act
Although it is an armed service,[19]...
Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,266
Posted By PeterDE

My EDC and always in my pocket is a Buck Trio...

My EDC and always in my pocket is a Buck Trio (373)
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But on the...
05-07-2021, 06:52 PM
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Views: 3,846
Posted By PeterDE

Probably sitting in a container on a container...

Probably sitting in a container on a container ship, waiting to be unloaded in Long Beach California. They have a huge back log there. They can't get enough trucks to move the containers that have...
05-06-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By PeterDE

I added this because after I retired (active duty...

I added this because after I retired (active duty retirement) and before I went back to work for the Coast Guard as a civilian, I worked for a company that had Navy and Coast Guard contracts. I...
05-06-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By PeterDE

Not throwing cold water on this idea. It's a good...

Not throwing cold water on this idea. It's a good idea. However, if you write a book while still employed by the Coast Guard about Coast Guard related stuff, It has to be reviewed by your command and...
05-03-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By PeterDE

Purple is also the feed to instruments.

Purple is also the feed to instruments.
05-03-2021, 08:37 PM
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Views: 254
Posted By PeterDE

How deep do you want to get into this. There is...

How deep do you want to get into this. There is lots of material available, from general info on boat design and building to very technical books on various aspects of design and building
This Old...
05-03-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By PeterDE

you can see the color code table at...

you can see the color code table at https://newboatbuilders.com/pages/elect5.html
Red is usually the positive wire from the battery to the buss bar supply positive power to the equipment.

Yes,...
04-28-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 86,089
Posted By PeterDE

Thanks Paul. Since I am retired Coast Guard I...

Thanks Paul. Since I am retired Coast Guard I am, In a sense, still on the payroll. Keeps me from going loony during this pandemic.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-27-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 477,355
Posted By PeterDE

Doesn’t matter what you were building. Just...

Doesn’t matter what you were building. Just cool to be making stuff.
04-27-2021, 11:44 AM
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Views: 86,089
Posted By PeterDE

The type of info you are suggesting is readily...

The type of info you are suggesting is readily available on line. websites such as https://coastguardnews.com/, the boating safety website, https://www.uscgboating.org/, the Marine Safety Center,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-27-2021, 10:46 AM
04-26-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By PeterDE

That's a heavy duty offshore trolling rod for big...

That's a heavy duty offshore trolling rod for big game fishing. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-24-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 477,355
Posted By PeterDE

A few years ago, the Air Force was going to stop...

A few years ago, the Air Force was going to stop funding th A-10, and mothball them. It was outrage by troops on the ground that saved them.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-24-2021, 07:58 AM
04-23-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By PeterDE

This is spot on. Especially the part about...

This is spot on. Especially the part about foaming in a tank. It is a sure way to insure the tank will fail. At USCG HQ back in the late 80's we hired UL to do a study of aluminum tank failures and I...
04-23-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By PeterDE

The simple answer is yes, it is a state by state...

The simple answer is yes, it is a state by state thing. However there is a uniform standard. Since it is a standard, not a law, then states can choose to implement it or not. Every state has an...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-23-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 477,355
Posted By PeterDE

Wash board. My mom had one. Never saw her use it....

Wash board. My mom had one. Never saw her use it. She had a washing machine. I think she just kept it as a momento
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-23-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 477,355
Posted By PeterDE

I still have one on my key chain. Just in case. ...

I still have one on my key chain. Just in case. BTW the square end of it makes a good screwdriver.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-23-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 477,355
Posted By PeterDE

If you know what that is then you might know what...

If you know what that is then you might know what this is. My brother who was in the army gave me one when I was about 12 (1957) ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-22-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,596
Posted By PeterDE

Saw one in San Francisco many years ago on a...

Saw one in San Francisco many years ago on a Rolls Royce: RCHFKR
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By PeterDE

take a look at starlink. I live in an area with...

take a look at starlink. I live in an area with lousy cell service (verizon) and my internet connection is really bad. No cable here. So I have been watching this new Starlink and now my wife is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 477,355
Posted By PeterDE

We used baking soda to make little boats and...

We used baking soda to make little boats and submarines go.
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Wasn't...
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