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Forum: Dockside Chat
10-27-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,814
Posted By drkptt

Never met Chuck but Commander Cody told me he was...

Never met Chuck but Commander Cody told me he was a dick.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-27-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,814
Posted By drkptt

Dalton the actor I've never heard of or Daulton...

Dalton the actor I've never heard of or Daulton the baseball player that was married to the original Hooter's girl?
10-26-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,475
Posted By drkptt

They were all loose, not over torqued. Tight...

They were all loose, not over torqued. Tight lugs apply enough force so that the friction between hub and rim supports the loads. The lugs are in pure tension and see no shear loading. If loose...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-21-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By drkptt

Your snake invaded a home in Palm Harbor. ...

Your snake invaded a home in Palm Harbor.

https://www.wfla.com/news/animals/family-finds-two-headed-snake-in-palm-harbor-home/
10-20-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 32,239
Posted By drkptt

I was on an expedition in Greenland to look for a...

I was on an expedition in Greenland to look for a couple of B-17 bombers in the water. Some of the guys had packed a few bottles of scotch with the gear and one day they threw a sling around a 1,000...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-11-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,814
Posted By drkptt

He was quite a storyteller. I worked on a wreck...

He was quite a storyteller. I worked on a wreck that he did the research on; he spent a few days offshore on site. Brought some artifacts by his house on another occasion.

Spent about an hour...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-08-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,872
Posted By drkptt

I don't know if the OP is still looking but I...

I don't know if the OP is still looking but I think this is the fourth recommendation for Bourgeois. A few years ago there was a jerky thread and a number of posters named this place. About a week...
Forum: Gulf Coast
10-06-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,270
Posted By drkptt

Fast moving storm with a sharp turn in the...

Fast moving storm with a sharp turn in the projected path makes me nervous. They're trying to predict the exact time that the trough starts to turn the storm. For every hour that prediction is in...
10-02-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By drkptt

Different battery types have a different voltage...

Different battery types have a different voltage profile as they discharge so I'd guess that the settings are so that the charge level indicator is more accurate. There also may be a low-voltage...
09-28-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,450
Posted By drkptt

dave, the question was what is the electrical...

dave, the question was what is the electrical equivalent to GPH. Gallons per hour. Your cut-and-paste of the definition of kWh and kW shows that kW is the answer. kWh is the equivalent to gallons...
09-28-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,450
Posted By drkptt

Kilowatt-hour would be the equivalent to how many...

Kilowatt-hour would be the equivalent to how many gallons are in your tank. kW would be the rate of consumption (GPH equivalent).
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-28-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By drkptt

Pro tip: drop the bag on the other bags in the...

Pro tip: drop the bag on the other bags in the ice freezer instead of on the pavement. Stays clean and if it splits you can grab another bag.
09-24-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By drkptt

The 'check valve' mentioned in posts #3 and #4 is...

The 'check valve' mentioned in posts #3 and #4 is a pulse limiter that is threaded into the engine block and protects the fuel pump from damage in the event of a backfire (combustion in the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-23-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By drkptt

You forgot the latent heat of fusion; there's a...

You forgot the latent heat of fusion; there's a big energy requirement to change phases. I believe the mass of -3* ice in your example would have to be about 80 times that of the 1* liquid water...
Forum: Gulf Coast
08-20-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By drkptt

Is this you? ...

Is this you?

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2020/08/20/florida-men-are-snagged-in-steve-bannons-build-the-wall-scandal-feds-call-it-a-fraud/Two Florida men faced magistrate...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-19-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,891
Posted By drkptt

Not sure about the later rotaries but there were...

Not sure about the later rotaries but there were some weird things on the early ones. One plug (trailing?) wasn't fully exposed to the chamber; the hole that passed through the chamber wall was...
08-10-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,371
Posted By drkptt

My 1978 V20 had that hatch. Always made me...

My 1978 V20 had that hatch. Always made me nervous.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By drkptt

If you really like the movie Le Mans you might...

If you really like the movie Le Mans you might find this book interesting: https://www.amazon.com/French-Kiss-Death-Michael-Keyser/dp/0837602343

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06-27-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By drkptt

Here's a witness: ...

Here's a witness:

https://www.thehulltruth.com/8052143-post28.html

A paint bucket is about 5-1/2 gallons, so 10% over. Who here regularly keeps fish that are an inch or two oversize/undersize?
06-26-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By drkptt

Those 5 gallon buckets usually hold a little more...

Those 5 gallon buckets usually hold a little more so you might consider measuring and marking the true 5 gallon line. FWC will transfer to their own measuring buckets if you get inspected.
06-26-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By drkptt

Is the seabed flat? If the bottom is falling...

Is the seabed flat? If the bottom is falling away to the left and rising to the right it would look like that.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-17-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,874
Posted By drkptt

Yes, a scanner could pick up analog cell phone...

Yes, a scanner could pick up analog cell phone conversations, not just cordless phones. Here's the story about Newt Gingrich's call. I read this when it happened and realized I had the same Radio...
05-10-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By drkptt

If you let Lucky Cole take photos of your...

If you let Lucky Cole take photos of your girlfriend he'll probably give you a beer...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-27-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By drkptt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn73Wtem0No

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn73Wtem0No
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-21-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,411
Posted By drkptt

In the early '80s I was a mechanical engineering...

In the early '80s I was a mechanical engineering undergrad and worked on our Mini Baja entry. That's an off-road amphibious vehicle competition designed around sponsor B&S engines (5hp I think, maybe...
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