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    Deva spoke with him, like Frans said, he is where he needs to be. If you have his phone number, give him a shout and tell him we are all thinking of him.
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    I might add if anybody decides to get one they have to be level .Side to side not end to end .The doors fit so tight on these sea going boxes if they are out of alignment you cannot operate the doors . It was off about 1/4" side to side .I wedged it up using two steel splitting wedges and a 8 pound beater between the cribbing and the container frame .It's dead on now ,both ends ,side to side It's a tilt front to back by around 4-5" .I'll get that later after I get her stuff down here when I find the time
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    If push came to shove so to speak I would have set up a couple snatch blocks and used a 1" nylon rope .You have enough blocks you could tow a battle ship with a garden tractor .Of course it would take a mile of pull to move it an inch .It's just simple physics . BTW I broke a 4 ton farmer jack leveling that damned thing .It was guaranteed for 90 days and I didn't use it 90 minutes .Cheap Chinese junk cast iron .I had to use a big sturdy pry bar and down pressure with the dozer blade over a railroad tie fulcrum to recover that POS so could take it back to get my refund . I'll weld up an adapter and use a 20 ton hydraulic jack if it ever needs releveled .
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    1 Day Ago
    Curious, how much are union dues and does everyone pay the same amount?
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    Deva, thank you so much for the update!
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    vharrison replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    Great catch! John and I got on the boat yesterday, he shot a hogfish just west of Moser Channel.
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    2 Days Ago
    Hey kid, I am thinking about you! Don't make me call you in the hospital!
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    4 Days Ago
    The precipitation in the lake states will average itself out every two or three years .We've had mild winters the last several years and very little snow .It just decided to make it all up in one fell swoop this spring .
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    5 Days Ago
    Well we got-er-done .Good thing I had the dozer. Rained all day it was a muddy mess .I've got to square it up and level it but that's not a big deal .About 4 gallons of Rustoleum and it will look brand new --after it stops raining .
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    1 Week Ago
    By George the little crawler might get-er-done .I looked up the Nebraska test and on this,the gasoline version with 12" tracks ,it has the ratio was about 97 percent of machine weight .At 9600 pounds that would be around 9300 pounds . Another thing I found interesting is the diesel version of this model had a pull that exceeded machine weight which is highly unusual .The usual ratio of a crawler is 90 percent .
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    1 Week Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    What age were you thinking?
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    A story from a long time ago .My first wife was research assistant at the Coast Guard Academy when the CG did the most comprehensive testing of all types of line up to that point .All types of lines such as nylon ,manila ,steel cable etc .Two senior honor students and several engineers were involved .Those ornery kids went on to be admirals but I remember them at my apartment drinking my beer and smoking my cigarettes and I have to laugh at that . I only lived about a half a mile from the CG academy in New London Conn . That study was as thick as the old Sears and Roebuck catalog of years ago once it was completed and I have yet to find any thing on line .My ex had a copy but she's deceased .It had testing not only on the lines but splices,knots ,wet .dry,oil soaked It took the best part of the final year of those two senior cadets .I would have liked to have seen them both graduate but I got out of the navy several months before the event .
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    1 Week Ago
    On that elongation issue we used to splice ,just after the eye spice 17" of white line in a 10" area . White line is soft 3 strand cotton with almost no elongation .That way if the white line got tight as the main line stretched you know that was about all the main line could take before it failed .You also don't tuck the bitter ends of the splice but leave a tail of a couple inches because the eye splice elongates also under strain . I don't think the navy uses 3 strand any more and has gone to double braid nylon .On that I have no idea what the elongation rate is but we all know it's stronger per diameter .--Edit : I just checked ,for insured safety against failure the safe working load on three strand has been down graded to 50 percent elongation instead of 70 percent .70 was the parting point of failure almost 50 years ago .---- .
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    1 Week Ago
    What do you charge or do you?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Welcome to the forum DT, someone will chime in shortly!
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    vharrison replied to a thread Lyme disease in Odds and Ends
    Thanks!
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    vharrison replied to a thread Lyme disease in Odds and Ends
    How quickly do you feel the symptoms?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Where is Mel? I don't see her in any shots!
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    Al Smith replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    I finally got the feeders up a month too late .No finches and seed eaters yet,a few humming birds . The usual amount of red tail hawks in the skies .No eagles so far .We have them but they are rare .
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