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Old 09-11-2014, 08:57   #46
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Re: Convenience of the metric system

I can see that it's going to take YEARS to straighten out some of the messes the Brits left us with.
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Texas...phfft.

Compared to Alberta,they have smaller ranches, less cattle, less oil, and our women are much prettier.
I've been to Alberta. Nice try. The women and cattle are pretty much interchangeable to those lonely souls, from what I've heard.

And the famous Alberta music scene alone is worth the trip.......LOL...
Not to mention their rich history of.....well......something, I'm sure.
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I like the metric system especially in attitudes.........
Like with shoes you get a better fit or closer to what you need in an attitude..
The local store on the corner , (7-11 in the US) sells attitudes, but they only come in full sizes , so when buying one, its either to Damn tight or it to Friggin Big..
And even thou they carry metric size attitudes, you never want to buy one from a second hand store , as its probably because the origional owner either broke it or it didnt fit proper..
And last, dont go to Wal-mart, or K-Mart, to buy your attitudes, even thou they carry a large asortment at discount prices, you NEVER know who had it on befor you..
And thats why I like the metric system............................................ ............
Randy... I don't think I like your attitude...

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What I know so do the whole world (even US) use 10 as the base in mathematic, so I donít think its possible to change. 16 would have been much better.

If I read that a boat have a weight of 7000 lb, I think itís the half in kilo or 3500 kg. That way I get a hum of the weight thatís near enough.
They have a 35 lb anchor. The half is 17.5 but if I want it more exact I subtract 10% or 1.75 and get 17.5 Ė 1.75 and thatís around 16 kilo.
The boat has 80 gallons of water. I take the double 160 and then the double agene 320 liter. (I know itís wrong, but I think it should be spelled that way).

I notice that itís not only me that donít know how many yards there is on one mile.

Some imperial headed person, can you calculate the efficiency of the windlass? I believe itís quite complicated even if itís only to multiply the force with the speed, but what unit do you get?
Motor power 0.9 hp.
Working load 250 lb.
Chain speed 65 ft/min.
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Texas...phfft.

Compared to Alberta,they have smaller ranches, less cattle, less oil, and our women are much prettier.
I was beat to it... Hard to tell the difference between cattle and women up there.... Especially bundled up...

LARS
550 ft lb/s = 1 hp
(using your numbers)

250 lb x 65 f/m x 1 min/60 sec x 1 hp/550 ft lb/sec = 0.492 hp output

Assume 700w input = 0.938 hp

0.492/0.938 = 0.524 = 52 %
efficiency is unitless..

(closer numbers)

Motor power 0.9 hp. -.938
Working load 250 lb. -249.1
Chain speed 65 ft/min. -62.3
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Randy... I don't think I like your attitude...

I wont dis-agree with you, as I've had this one on for awhile now and its starting to rub me a little raw around the edges...
But it really hard to find one in metric size and being shipped in from the UK, and now-days, They're tied up in customes for so long with their tempeture being taken..
So EXCUSE ME, for I lack a place to find a new attitude... Figure it will change when I get to Mexico..
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I wont dis-agree with you, as I've had this one on for awhile now and its starting to rub me a little raw around the edges...
But it really hard to find one in metric size and being shipped in from the UK, and now-days, They're tied up in customes for so long with their tempeture being taken..
So EXCUSE ME, for I lack a place to find a new attitude... Figure it will change when I get to Mexico..
Priceless man... Thanks for the laugh!!!
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I've been to Alberta. Nice try. The women and cattle are pretty much interchangeable to those lonely souls, from what I've heard.
You must have Texas connections. This is a 58 old Alberta woman I date occasionally.

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And the famous Alberta music scene alone is worth the trip.......LOL...
Not to mention their rich history of.....well......something, I'm sure.
K.D. Lang
Nickleback
Paul Brandt
Carol Dawn Johnson
Terri Clark
Emerson Drive
George Fox
Loverboy
Corb Lund
Ian Tyson
Tupelo Honey
Joni Mitchell
Jan Arden

And a few others you might recognize:

Michael Fox
Evangeline Lilly
Tommy Chong
Rae Dawn Chong
Paul Gross
Tantoo Cardinal

I'm pretty sure I missed a few obvious ones.

Population:

Texas 26 million
Alberta 4 million
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Re: Convenience of the metric system

Who needs metric when America can send a B-52 bomber up to 35,000 ft., fly at 500 mph with a payload of 24,500 pounds, then drop a 750 Lb. bomb through a 3 ft. x 3ft. window!
Nuff said.
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K.D. Lang
Nickleback
Paul Brandt
Carol Dawn Johnson
Terri Clark
Emerson Drive
George Fox
Loverboy
Corb Lund
Ian Tyson
Tupelo Honey
Joni Mitchell
Jan Arden

And a few others you might recognize:

Michael Fox
Evangeline Lilly
Tommy Chong
Rae Dawn Chong
Paul Gross
Tantoo Cardinal

I'm pretty sure I missed a few obvious ones.

Population:

Texas 26 million
Alberta 4 million
And from Texas:

Willie Nelson

There are no more after him.
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And from Texas:

Willie Nelson

There are no more after him.
I'll give you yours if you give me mine on the women.
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Re: Convenience of the metric system

Liberia, Burna and the US the last 3 counties yet to adopt metric ...just saying
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Re: Convenience of the metric system

Canibul,

Relative to the tool sizes, you're a man who needs more socket bars! then you can arrange them any way you please. I once filed down a rusty, rounded nut to get a wrench on it, and have also used the 12mm for the snug fit on the 1/2". You're totally right about needing full sets of each, and our boat is thus equipped. It's screws that bug me. Our boat has flat head and phillips head and square drive ones. Grrrr!
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Re: Convenience of the metric system

and torx. I hate torx. I end up hammering and ruining an allen wrench sometimes. Lately I've been finding myself cutting a single groove down a phillips head so I can use a large flat blade to turn it. Good old Dremel with a reinforced cutting wheel.
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Relative to the tool sizes, you're a man who needs more socket bars! then you can arrange them any way you please. I once filed down a rusty, rounded nut to get a wrench on it, and have also used the 12mm for the snug fit on the 1/2". You're totally right about needing full sets of each, and our boat is thus equipped. It's screws that bug me. Our boat has flat head and phillips head and square drive ones. Grrrr!
Yeah, whoever invented the slot head screw should be drawn and quartered!
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You must have Texas connections. This is a 58 old Alberta woman I date occasionally.

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Of course, you may prefer the 40 year old Texas woman:
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K.D. Lang
Nickleback
Paul Brandt
Carol Dawn Johnson
Terri Clark
Emerson Drive
George Fox
Loverboy
Corb Lund
Ian Tyson
Tupelo Honey
Joni Mitchell
Jan Arden

And a few others you might recognize:

Michael Fox
Evangeline Lilly
Tommy Chong
Rae Dawn Chong
Paul Gross
Tantoo Cardinal

I'm pretty sure I missed a few obvious ones.

Population:

Texas 26 million
Alberta 4 million
I won't comment on that list of performers, except to say, well, uh I don't have a single one of them in any collection I might have. I'm ashamed to admit I recognize four of them. I won't counter-attack with a list of Texans here. Wouldn't be fair.

As for the women, I do admit Canada has some stunners. And I'm glad you were clever enough to snare most of Alberta's allotment.

But do the math. Texas has HOW many million more women, again? Your numbers are acceptable.
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I'll give you yours if you give me mine on the women.
Hmmmm...don't see any takers
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