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Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,135
Posted By O C Diver
I prefer serpentine belts, but those people think...

I prefer serpentine belts, but those people think a lot of their product, IMO. That said, if you're replacing the belt every 3 months, you need to find a solution to the problem. I would probably...
Forum: Power Systems 03-03-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By O C Diver
I was thinking of selecting a standard or metric...

I was thinking of selecting a standard or metric thread size where maybe you cut threads with 25% engagement. The thread doesn't really need any strength as the screw head is sealing the tube.

Ted
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By O C Diver
If I'm understanding you correctly, I wouldn't...

If I'm understanding you correctly, I wouldn't want my radar shooting through the canvas and metal framing of the flybridge cover.

Regarding installation, the manual will give a specification for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,073
Posted By O C Diver
One of the nice features of using my old Raytheon...

One of the nice features of using my old Raytheon hailer / foghorn is that it switches to "listening" after giving the fog signal. With the separate listening volume, it's very easy to be able to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,073
Posted By O C Diver
I've done a lot charters that started in the fog...

I've done a lot charters that started in the fog and eventually burned off. As mentioned, similar to running at night from a skill building perspective.

Have an old Raytheon hailer with all the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
Your correct, 56 years of the same percentage on...

Your correct, 56 years of the same percentage on welfare.

Ted
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
Yes there are. There are also those who aspire to...

Yes there are. There are also those who aspire to be on disability for life. This doesn't mean they intentionally hurt themselves, only that they wish to convert an injury into a retirement program....
Forum: Power Systems 03-02-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By O C Diver
Wondering if you could straight thread tap both...

Wondering if you could straight thread tap both ends and put in screws, maybe with a little sealant.

Ted
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
I have often thought the same thing. The best and...

I have often thought the same thing. The best and the brightest realize the increasing expense of raising children to excel and be productive members of society, so they have less with each...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
I believe their airliner business is in a...

I believe their airliner business is in a partnership with Boeing. My son inlaw and his family are in China (3 year contract) teaching the Chinese to do certain parts of airliner construction. I...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
So is your liberal response to just keep denying...

So is your liberal response to just keep denying that the problem exists?

One of the most basic rules of nature is that an excessively large population of one species usually gets reduced by a die...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
Most of the coal fired power plants shutdown...

Most of the coal fired power plants shutdown because updating to the clean air requirements can't be realistically done with the older technology plants. Can new plants be built with emission...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
One can debate that. Irregardless, the 75%...

One can debate that. Irregardless, the 75% referred to on going activity such as power generation, consuming water and food, using raw materials, etc.

Ted
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By O C Diver
Regarding internet access: Most cellular towers...

Regarding internet access:
Most cellular towers point inward toward land, not offshore. Going past cities, you will likely have cell service 3 to 10 miles off shore. In lower populated areas it's...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
Mr. RT, Conceptually I don't think we're that...

Mr. RT,
Conceptually I don't think we're that far apart. Reality is that most emerging nations aren't going to get onboard. Without China and India, I don't think it matters how green Canada and the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
We do it because it's the right thing to do and...

We do it because it's the right thing to do and we can.

Hopefully some day the economy of scale will reach SW FL residential solar. Just can't justify $30K to $40K to offset a $1,000 annual...
Forum: Power Systems 03-01-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By O C Diver
My question is what caused the hole and how close...

My question is what caused the hole and how close are any of the other tubes to having holes or leaking? Depending on intended length of ownership or till repower, might impact my decision. I would...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
My pickup gets 23 MPG. My boat gets 3.5 NMPG. My...

My pickup gets 23 MPG. My boat gets 3.5 NMPG. My SW FL house electric bill is <$1,000 per year. So I'm already there and doubt it will make any difference.

Ted
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-01-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,242
Posted By O C Diver
:iagree: Been Facebook free for 10+ years. ...

:iagree:

Been Facebook free for 10+ years.

Ted
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
Mr. RT, With all do respect, you need to stick...

Mr. RT,
With all do respect, you need to stick your head in the ocean. I've done it all my working life. We are systematically depleting the oceans of their animal diversity and polluting them in...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
The patient analogy was't meant to represent the...

The patient analogy was't meant to represent the medical field, just point out that sometimes you don't take diagnosis to the final cause, instead you treat the symptoms.

I have no plan for...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
A man is brought into a hospital with low blood...

A man is brought into a hospital with low blood pressure. The doctor orders a drug to raise it. The nurse says, "shouldn't we address the severed foot from which he is bleeding out?"

The climate...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,262
Posted By O C Diver
So then doesn't the scientific community have an...

So then doesn't the scientific community have an obligation to tell the far left these things are possibilities / probabilities when the left screams "Settled Science, Climate Change Deniers"?

Ted
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-01-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,242
Posted By O C Diver
Maybe it's time to convert the falls to a 100%...

Maybe it's time to convert the falls to a 100% hydroelectric facility like the outflow from Lake Superior. I'm sure Canada would be willing to join us again on another energy project like the recent...
Forum: Power Systems 02-28-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By O C Diver
The 95TI thruster is dual prop, so 2 anodes, one...

The 95TI thruster is dual prop, so 2 anodes, one for each propeller. Defender Marine usually has best online pricing for Side Power parts.

Ted
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