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Forum: Automotive Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By thinkxingu
There's a Car Show podcast with Malcolm Gladwell...

There's a Car Show podcast with Malcolm Gladwell discussing the "last best sports sedan," the BMW M5.

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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By thinkxingu
Any (professional) physics nerds here who can...

Any (professional) physics nerds here who can answer this definitively?

I always thought mileage was an equation with more than just aerodynamics and that RPM, gearing, etc. all matter.

In...
Forum: Automotive Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By thinkxingu
It probably stays 31 because you've got so many...

It probably stays 31 because you've got so many miles and tanks through that the average isn't going to change.

If you want an accurate measure, you should be resetting that at every fill-up AND...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By thinkxingu
I think a lot of this depends on the vehicle's...

I think a lot of this depends on the vehicle's design, gearing, etc. I actually get better mileage (per my calculations and onboard computer) at 70 (22+) then I do at 65 (~21). Around 75, it begins...
Forum: Automotive 10-02-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By thinkxingu
Nonsense. I've driven much faster, smoother, and...

Nonsense. I've driven much faster, smoother, and quieter cars than my 4Runner, but nothing's been even remotely close to its utility and overall usefulness and, as a result, overall joy of ownership....
Forum: Automotive 10-02-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By thinkxingu
My wife and I took a Ford Escape for a test drive...

My wife and I took a Ford Escape for a test drive a few years back. We pulled out of one end of the dealership and pulled back in the other—less than 1/10th of a mile—because we couldn't figure out...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By thinkxingu
Agreed, and I thought the discussion all related...

Agreed, and I thought the discussion all related because it got me thinking about the line between conserving and finding a different energy source long-term.

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Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 10-02-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By thinkxingu
Where have you been going instead, or are you...

Where have you been going instead, or are you just absorbing the increases?

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Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 10-02-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By thinkxingu
Restaurants that Remain a Value

As I've posted in the past, The Bob House has been one of my favorite restaurants, but when we visited a few weeks ago after a bit of a gap I was surprised to see how much the prices have increased....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-01-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,425
Posted By thinkxingu
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-022-01053-2...

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-022-01053-2

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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-01-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,425
Posted By thinkxingu
Ummm...you know, like, Covid happened and totally...

Ummm...you know, like, Covid happened and totally changed the landscape of production, travel, etc. and that there's, like, a war in Ukraine involving one of the biggest oil-producing countries in...
Forum: Boating 10-01-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 134,292
Posted By thinkxingu
Glad I wasn't the only one weirded out by that...

Glad I wasn't the only one weirded out by that reply.

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Forum: Boating 10-01-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By thinkxingu
I assure you it is not seamstress level quality,...

I assure you it is not seamstress level quality, but it works!

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Forum: Boating 10-01-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By thinkxingu
I cut the loop at the end that wraps around the...

I cut the loop at the end that wraps around the bolt on the inside and sewed a new loop.

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Forum: Boating 10-01-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By thinkxingu
A note: I bought a couple new ones off Amazon...

A note: I bought a couple new ones off Amazon that are really nice, BUT they're "heavy-duty," which means they're thicker than what was on there and, to use them, I had to cut them way down because...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-30-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By thinkxingu
This raises an interesting point—how long is...

This raises an interesting point—how long is reasonable to expect a product to be supported? The OP's ski is >20 years-old...

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Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-29-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By thinkxingu
There was an independent guy in Ossipee who was...

There was an independent guy in Ossipee who was into finding solutions on older machines. I can't recall the name or if he was any good, but it may be worth searching.

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Forum: Boating 09-28-2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By thinkxingu
Good note on the Bar Keeper's Friend—we tried it...

Good note on the Bar Keeper's Friend—we tried it on a couple spots before using it, and if not pressing hard the gel coat stays intact. Definitely want to be easy with it, though.

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Forum: Boating 09-26-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By thinkxingu
On the plastics, we use SC-1 on the new(er) ski...

On the plastics, we use SC-1 on the new(er) ski and Back to Black followed by SC-1 on the older.

On the vinyl, we use Aerospace 303.

On hull stains, we use Bar Keeper's Friend followed by SC-1....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-25-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,673
Posted By thinkxingu
We do rides with 4-8 skis regularly without an...

We do rides with 4-8 skis regularly without an issue—typically on the water long before everyone else and finish by lunch. I can't imagine we'd get more than that from this site, but...

Who'd be...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By thinkxingu
It's been going all day—have you been hearing it...

It's been going all day—have you been hearing it still? I'm freaking out!

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Forum: Winni Pets 09-25-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By thinkxingu
Ooh, I like that idea—thank you kindly! ...

Ooh, I like that idea—thank you kindly!

We've already started looking at new puppers, but it's not the right time—maybe when school is out.

Finally, we picked up Scout's ashes, paw prints, and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By thinkxingu
We've heard steamboats here for a decade, and...

We've heard steamboats here for a decade, and this did not sound like it. It also sounded like it was coming from the opposite side of the lake and was from ~11-just a few minutes ago or 1:40.
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Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By thinkxingu
Train on Moultonborough Neck?!

Ok, so today while sitting by the campfire, we heard what we swear was a train horn...a lot.

There's no train that can be heard at Arcadia/Moultonborough Neck, right?!

I immediately passed it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By thinkxingu
My dad always said "you can fix steel...

My dad always said "you can fix steel (fiberglass!), but you can't fix flesh." At least nobody was hurt.

Good luck with the process, Dan!

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