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Old 09-09-2016, 05:31   #16
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Do not lean over the stern rail to adjust the windvane with your smartphone in your top pocket.
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Do NOT lean against the engine compartment push button start while installing new injectors... Still have a red mark on my forehead where I got torpedoed this morning...

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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

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For folks of the male persuasion who do some galley duty, make very sure that between chopping hot chilies and having a pee you have carefully washed your hands...
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How to remove the hot stuff that stays on your skin from chopping jalapeno chiles: smear vegetable oil freely on the skin first....
I presume treatment needs to be administered by someone who hasn't been chopping chilies? Just checking .

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Old 09-09-2016, 23:08   #21
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I presume treatment needs to be administered by someone who hasn't been chopping chilies? Just checking .

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Wear eye protection goddamit!!!
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

When you go for that hike in the woods, do not squat in the nettles.

In fact, google nettles, take a picture of the plant, and learn it. But not a common boat hazard, I'll grant you.

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When you go for that hike in the woods, do not squat in the nettles.

In fact, google nettles, take a picture of the plant, and learn it. But not a common boat hazard, I'll grant you.

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When you go for that hike in the woods, do not squat in the nettles.

In fact, google nettles, take a picture of the plant, and learn it. But not a common boat hazard, I'll grant you.

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When I was 4 or so mom insisted I squat in the "bushes" while we were hiking, she was distracted I suppose. But my bum will never ever forget!
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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

Here's a DIY tip:

If you varnish, did you know you can keep your brush in fresh water to cover, and it will be ready, next day, for the nest coat? It really works. Remember to blot out the water, though.

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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

[QUOTE=Ann T. Cate;2218301]Here's a DIY tip:
If you varnish, did you know you can keep your brush in fresh water to cover, and it will be ready, next day, for the nest coat? It really works.


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Re: DIY tip of the day thread...

#101 Make sure the power tools, on board, are OFF when you plug them in.
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Hang your clams over the side in a mesh laundry bag. Chowder tomorrow (assumes clean harbour)
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