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Old 01-02-2011, 06:00 AM   #41
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RE: Updated Boating Costs - December 2010

We have been metric for over 40 years now but the old gum trees to the acre still persists in some areas.
Especially in the building industry.
It is not uncommon to hear a builder ask for a 3.2 meter length of 3" x 2" etc.
I still think of boats in feet as for length.
All nautical stuff is in knots and car speeds I am happy with KM/hr

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Old 01-02-2011, 06:55 AM   #42
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Have never heard of a "chain" in maritime parlance. A "shot" of chain is very common: 90 feet.
On my USCG license exam the question was,"How much is a shot of chain".

To me it would be hard to guess if you didn't know whether it was name brand or from the rail (think shot of liquor).

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Have never heard of a "chain" in maritime parlance. A "shot" of chain is very common: 90 feet.
On my USCG license exam the question was,"How much is a shot of chain".

To me it would be hard to guess if you didn't know whether it was name brand or from the rail (think shot of liquor).

TedAnd then there is "Chain Shot", which is two cannon balls chained together, which was used in naval warfare in the age of sailing ships. Probably that much more effective when fired into the rigging.

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Jay N wrote:
Have never heard of a "chain" in maritime parlance. A "shot" of chain is very common: 90 feet.
On my USCG license exam the question was,"How much is a shot of chain".

To me it would be hard to guess if you didn't know whether it was name brand or from the rail (think shot of liquor).

TedAnd then there is "Chain Shot", which is two cannon balls chained together, which was used in naval warfare in the age of sailing ships. Probably that much more effective when fired into the rigging.

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And then there is "shot chain" which is what is in my chain locker needing replacement.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:19 AM   #45
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"On my USCG license exam the question was,"How much is a shot of chain". "

Sorta gives a picture of the value of "Government " issued Licenses.
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...follow Britain (which voted against metric in the long run - God bless the Brits they voted against the Euro too!)....
The British don't really know what to do.* They sell fuel by the litre, measure road distances in miles, land distances in kilometres, weight in pounds, kilograms, and stones, speeds in miles per hour except where they decided to measure it in kilometres per hour,*and build their vehicles with a mix of standard fasteners (1/2", 9/16", etc) and metric fasteners.* Our Range Rover uses standard fasteners on the frame, metric fasteners on the chassis, body, and engine components (except for the ones that are are standard), and probably if one looked deep enough there are some Whitworth fastners thrown in for good measure, too.

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Diesel is $265.00 here in Florida
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Diesel is $265.00 here in Florida
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