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  1. Just yesterday it looks like a Maine fishing boat went down off of Cape Cod and the 4 men aboard are lost at sea. It's a dangerous way to make a living. https://foxbangor.com/news/item/search-on-for-4-member-crew-of-sunken-portland-fishing-boat/ Monday, November 23, 2020 19:37 Search on for 4-member crew of sunken Portland fishing boat BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard says the 82-foot Emmy Rose went down early Monday about 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Petty Officer Ryan Noel says the Coast Guard got the emergency alert around 1:30 a.m. and was on the scene by about 2:30 a.m. Crews found debris and an empty life raft. Three Coast Guard vessels and two aircraft are involved in the search. It is being made more difficult by 6- to 8-foot seas and 35 mph winds. The Emmy Rose is based in Portland.
  2. The plasma cutters are fun. But never misunderestimate how much you can dance just using a hot glue gun when wearing shorts fishing a fish rod tip.
  3. Ha-Ha....nothing like being on fire to make a buddy laugh. Always good fun if you can walk away from it without a trip to the emergency room and the wives don't find out about it. Edit to add....I am the reason they call it "stick welding"...really bad at it, but know enough that 6010 is called "splatter rod" for a reason.
  4. I wish I had a camera and the internet was around years ago. My buddy had an old early 1970-ish Ford F-250. The heater core had crapped out so he just jumpered it with some rubber hose and hose clamps. He only used it around his land as it was way past being able to get a sticker on it. To defrost the windshield on cold days, he had pop-riveted a couple other hose clamps to the dashboard that could hold Sterno cans. We took it ice fishing going down his back road to Tunk Lake. All was good until the ride back when we were freezing and didn't take the time needed to defrost the windshield and then put the Sterno out. We hit a pretty good bump and one Sterno can popped out it's holder and landed on his lap. Ruined his Carhartts, and I almost peed in mine laughing as he jumped out and did the Stop, Drop and Roll deal in the middle of a slush puddle. Warming up a vehicle is a really nice thing to do, and can make it safer sometimes.
  5. Wasn't too bad here this morning, just a few degrees below freezing. But hasn't warmed up to 32 yet. Bad thing is that cold wind out of the north. Really can't complain as it's been pretty warm so far this fall. I got a bad feeling we'll pay for it later when winter sets in.
  6. Yup....recoil and muzzle blast. (I don't have any revolver chambered in .44 Special. When I first started shooting, EVERTHING had to be full power mags through the 44, 41 and 357. As I aged, I kind enjoy the powder puff stuff if I'm just plinking out in the gravel pit. Since somewhere around mid-summer, I've gotten a case of "tennis" or "golf" elbow in my right arm. So there only the 38s out of the 686s and .44 Specials out of the 29s. I have some rather mild .41 loads made up for the 57s and BlackHawk I gotta' test out before wading through the snow and cold temps make shooting a lot less fun. But, at least the bugs aren't bad this time of year. I've so far never had a problem with brushing the ring out the cylinders from using the shorter rounds.
  7. Yup, some people aren't easy on the equipment. That oil is pretty thick when it gets that cold.
  8. Ever have a primer get pulled back into it's pocket during the decapping/resizing stage? I just loaded up the last 92 of some 38 wadcutter bullets I had laying around, and when using my Dillon 500, I had about 6 of them that must have got sucked back into the pocket and made me stop, and re-do that case...a couple wouldn't clear on even the second try. I'm using RCBS dies and have reloaded thousands of 38 Specials on the Dillon and my old single stage press. Have never had this issue happen so often. I''ve screwed the decapping pin way down to try to help, (about 1/2" below the bottom of the die now) but didn't cure the problem. Mixed headstamp brass and no one brand worse than another. Real PITA when you gotta try to see if an old primer falls out of the chute. Maybe I should try the Dillon dies which are supposed to help with this problem. Almost have all my 38 brass filled back up, next onto the .45ACP stuff.
  9. Ha-Ha! Those "Lifetime Warranties" don't seem to be such a hot deal when you hit my age. Not much of an incentive anymore. I remember when it hit me. I was buying some silicone caulking when replacing a few windows. They had the 50 year stuff, 30 year stuff and the 20 year stuff. I laughed and went the cheap route. It will be somebody else's problem when the warranty runs out.
  10. The Marlin is a rifle..
  11. I found a slightly used Marlin in .41 Mag about 15 years ago. I gave it to my older brother as a birthday present. Don't think he really knows what he has.
  12. Ha-Ha!! I never did the idjit watch of Aux Fwd, so didn't mess with San 1. Being Aux Aft, I did have to line up TD501 to pump San 2 (the tank that got shower and galley waste) frequently. Used to really crank me up when the strainer was full of corn and other galley junk that should have never gone down the sink drains. I did deal with san 3 and 4 further aft. The big trick there was to leave the pipe between the tank and crapper pressurised a little bit (only a hundred psi or so) It was funny to see some missile tech or nuke come out of the can covered with doo-doo. One idjit in A-Gang dropped a crescent wrench down the hole in San 1 while changing the ball valve seats on a toilet. Captain found out, and didn't want it rattling around during patrol. I was tall and athletically slender, so I had to go fish the wrench out in knee high nasty water. The forward crews quarters stunk bad for a week after we opened that hatch.
  13. Amazing.....they landed the first stage booster on a rolling barge in the ocean in the dark!! I usually feel pretty proud when I can parallel park the truck in daylight without causing enough damage to let another auto-body repair guy retire. edit to add......don't think any major "news" networks covered this.....watched it on the interweb. Guess I'm lucky the SpaceX mods didn't ban me yet.
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