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Old 29-04-2015, 20:16   #16
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Re: Is this a good start?

re: carbon fiber and boat hulls (not starting a new thread)
It has been mentioned before about how, since carbon fiber
is so conductive (well, the fibers are), lightning will destroy
a carbon fiber hull's integrity. Fantastically expensive to build
and absolute toast if zapped by Zeus. If you are Larry Ellison,
no problem. Me, a bit more.

Anyway, good to meet you and yes, I do agree that not all
new tech is desirable (or needed). Take my 1911, for instance...
no, wait, you can't have it ;-) 104 year old design and it is still
in current use. The laser grips help, though.
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Old 29-04-2015, 20:35   #17
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Nice piece but I will stick with my newfangled 1960 bear kodiac bow legal in just about every country in the world
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Old 29-04-2015, 21:54   #18
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Yep, it's always a good idea when the government gets further involved in our lives and in the operation of private businesses.

Like the low flow toilets that take two flushes to eliminate the poop.
I have a 1gal/flush toilet and it has not clogged in 5-1/2yr of use.

Like limiting the flow of shower heads so a shower takes twice as long and you still don't get the shampoo out of your hair.
Never had that problem either w/ my 1.25g/min. Nor the wife and daughter who have long hair. Are you sure you're doing it right?

Like outlawing the production of incandescent light bulbs.
I saved a bunch of money converting to CFL's. What's wrong with saving money?

Like requiring tire pressure sensor systems on cars where the senders fail in seven years and cost $70 X 5 to replace.
Haven't heard about that one before. Just looked it up. I've had my car for 8 years and no problems so far.

There are others but they slip my mind at the moment.

Apparently living in a society that protects your basic rights is not enough, you also don't want to be inconvenienced by anything that is intended to be for the general good and is not to your immediate benefit. There are any number of places in the world you can sail to an not be inconvenienced in this manner. Yemen come to mind.
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Old 29-04-2015, 22:01   #19
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. . . the government is taking my hard earned tax money and giving it to a private, for profit business.
Hear, hear, let's do away with all subsidies to agriculture and fossil fuel companies. Why should my hard earned tax dollars go to increasing the already large profits in those industries?
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Yep, it's always a good idea when the government gets further involved in our lives and in the operation of private businesses.

Like the low flow toilets that take two flushes to eliminate the poop.

Like limiting the flow of shower heads so a shower takes twice as long and you still don't get the shampoo out of your hair.

Like outlawing the production of incandescent light bulbs.

Like requiring tire pressure sensor systems on cars where the senders fail in seven years and cost $70 X 5 to replace.

There are others but they slip my mind at the moment.
K I'm in Belgium, so could be diff over here, but...
- My dual flush toilet never has a prob with eliminate anything

- Shower never a prob either

- Incandescent lights? I just tried 1 (yes 1) 2cm x 2cm 10watt and it lights up better then a 60w cand. bulb
LED runs on 12v, incandescent on 220v. Life expectancy +50000 for the LED vs 1000 on the incan. I really cant see the downside of that. 6 times less consumption and at least 50 times the lifespan.

- Tire pressure sensor? If u dont pay attention (and a lot of people dont), running with too flat a tire will give added wear on the tyre and a lot of other components on your car, resulting in a higher cost then $350 in 7 yrs. So I dont see the downside on that either.

The government should govern, yes. But a lot of people I think dont pay as much attention to things as they should, and so they need to be pampered, sadly enough.

Just my 2 (euro)cents
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oeps, and as a response to the TS,
I'm following this now, thanks for the link.
Allways interested to be able to add things on my soon to build boat and potentially lower consumption
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This, to be sure.
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