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Old 07-05-2015, 10:43 PM
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My dad cut 2' off the rear of a wooden flat bottom V boat that I helped recondition by packing oakum
in some of the seams when I was 7 in the 50s and he named it after me. No, not The Infidel.
All we had was a tin can for a bailer until it soaked up. Bloody thing weighed a 1/2 ton 'full' but
we caught a lot of pike and shot a lot of painted turtles with his Rem 552 from that old bunch of flat boards. Good times.
The boat was hunter green as was everything outside he ever painted, everything!
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:51 PM
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Shark show tonight had a life size shark decoy/measuring stick
that was 18' long. They had a 20' great white swim slowly by
behind the 'yardstick' that was 20' long and estimated at
5,000#, 2 1/2 tons of seal and human eating fury. Shark was
a toad and may have had 2-10 pups in her that when born
will be approx 5' long at birth. Quite the impressive killing machine!
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Quite the impressive killing machine!
Self-replicating, too...
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My dad cut 2' off the rear of a wooden flat bottom V boat that I helped recondition by packing oakum
in some of the seams when I was 7 in the 50s and he named it after me. No, not The Infidel.
All we had was a tin can for a bailer until it soaked up. Bloody thing weighed a 1/2 ton 'full' but we caught a lot of pike and shot a lot of painted turtles with his Rem 552 from that old bunch of flat boards. Good times.
The boat was hunter green as was everything outside he ever painted, everything!
In many/most ways, the simple boats are the best. I get so bored designing doo-dads into huge boats. The one we're finishing up now has a whopping $80,000 worth of "interior fittings" like door-handles, hinges, light-switches, etc. For a 65' boat that's ridiculous. They are in nickel-plated stainless, and the design was commissioned just for this boat (hence the expense)

I'll take a flat-bottomed skiff over that any day. Well, unless I'm allowed to sell it and buy guns...
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That's the fastest a human can propel themselves with out mechanical aid. 40 mph
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Speed skaters can reach 40mph.

Not quite;

Cycling speed records

"The highest speed officially recorded for any human-powered vehicle (HPV) on level ground and with calm winds and without external aids (such as motor pacing and wind-blocks, but including a defined amount of gravity assist) is 133.78 km/h (83.13 mph) set in 2013 by Sebastiaan Bowier in the VeloX3, a streamlined recumbent bicycle.[11] In the 1989 Race Across America, a group of HPVs crossed the United States in just 5 days.[12][13][14][15] The highest speed officially recorded for a bicycle ridden in a conventional upright position under fully faired conditions was 82.52 km/h (51.28 mph) over 200m.[16][17] That record was set in 1986 by Jim Glover on a Moulton AM7 at the Human Powered Speed Championships during Expo86 World Fair in Vancouver."
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:35 AM
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A pedal bike is a mechanical aid Pappy, just not motorized. I stand by my skates.
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A pedal bike is a mechanical aid Pappy, just not motorized. I stand by my skates.
OK Al. In my opinion, skates (a mechanical aid) and bicycles are both used to help a human to achieve a faster speed. The legs are used to do this.

"The highest speed officially recorded for a bicycle ridden in a conventional upright position under fully faired conditions was 82.52 km/h (51.28 mph) over 200m."

I stand by my bicycle.
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OK Al. In my opinion, skates (a mechanical aid) and bicycles are both used to help a human to achieve a faster speed. The legs are used to do this.

"The highest speed officially recorded for a bicycle ridden in a conventional upright position under fully faired conditions was 82.52 km/h (51.28 mph) over 200m."

I stand by my bicycle.
Bicycles use gears to give a mechanical advantage, if the bike used a 1-1 gear ratio then it might count.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:50 AM
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In skate speed racing, doesn't a skater use drag to help accelerate past a slower skater??
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Bicycles use gears to give a mechanical advantage, if the bike used a 1-1 gear ratio then it might count.
JMO but a bike with wheels turning driven by a drive train etc. is still a mechanical device whereas skates have no moving parts employing artificially gained power thus not a MD. If skates are a mechanical device then so are walking or running shoes with polyester in em.
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In skate speed racing, doesn't a skater use drag to help accelerate past a slower skater??
I've no idea if drag was employed for the skating record. I at first assumed it was a single person event but it might not be.

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Old 07-06-2015, 02:14 PM
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There are class action lawsuits against Subaru and Audi because of prematurely oil burning engines. Some Audi model manuals recommend carrying a spare quart of oil just in case.

I will no longer endorse nor recommend Subarus. I never have recommended Audis.
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There are class action lawsuits against Subaru and Audi because of prematurely oil burning engines. Some Audi model manuals recommend carrying a spare quart of oil just in case.

I will no longer endorse nor recommend Subarus. I never have recommended Audis.
Well they'll get by somehow, back in '79 my New Sirocco's hand book advised that oil consumption of up to 1 to 1 1/2 quarts per 3500 miles was normal and to be expected, last I saw it the gent that bought it from my son had a bit over 250,000 miles on it. Still going strong and believe me that little car was never babied by anyone.
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The Greenland Shark can live up to 200 years.
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Did you know I got bitten by a Dracula deer fly today that bit through my sock at the ankle bone and drew blood in two spots with chompers 1/4" apart. No lie. Female deer flies transmit a rare bacterial disease known as rabbit fever (tularemia). Symptoms include skin ulcers, fever, and headache. Tularemia can be successfully treated with antibiotics, but without treatment, it can be fatal.

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