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  1. Came in. Unreal how beefy & solid these feel ! MPY05 is sold out now
  2. Look it up on Amazon. A good thing to have around. They only allow 1 per purchase. But, you can make multiple purchases
  3. We took care of em Finns 'merican way - by bombing them into submission. No need for island hopping (Ivo Jima-style slaughter), simply bomb the crap out of their cities. That war and what Stalin wanted out of it, saved Leningrad in WWII
  4. Bingo ! http://amzn.to/2D6iGXD get one w/o eye cutouts
  5. On side note, dont mess w us Russkies ESPECIALLY when we're wearing our winter hats. Swedes (+ rest of Crusaders on their side) , Napoleon (+ rest of Europe that was on his side), Hitler (+ rest of Europe that was on his side) learned it the hard way.
  6. As I was putting my freakishly large head through the neck opening, I heard sound of ripping fabric. The latex neck stretches easily, but where it attaches to the "main body" of the suit, is rather constricted and doesnt stretch too much . Wonder if they sell lycra "head socks" I guess I can try the "bank robber" trick of putting a silk stocking on my head.
  7. Like Boss sez, aging infra all around us. He gets Tax Cut today and then guns for $1T infra spending. Anyway, there was a post (soon deleted) where some "activist" group was bragging about sabotaging the train by pouring concrete on tracks. Not sure if it is true, saw it on twitter. Going too fast into turns is #1 issue, by far. There IS a readily available tech. A simple radio beacon, placed before the turns, tells the train to slow the F down. Automagic. Cant be overriden. So the conductor could be distracted sexting his GF, wont matter, the train WILL slow down. Costs pennies to install.
  8. I have a freakishly large head. Size 62 standard issue Soviet mil winter hat.
  9. Scuba Max Dive Reel with a thumb stopper $24, Prime. A whole lotta line. But the line is rather thin, would be weary about abrasion resistance and it diggin into your hands when you need to remove a stuck anchor. https://www.amazon.com/Scuba-foot-Dive-thumb-stopper/dp/B00E698VHK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1513689700&sr=8-4&keywords=anchor+reel $19 https://www.leisurepro.com/p-aqudr/multi-purpose-150-45-meter-dive-reel
  10. Stohlquist EZ dry suit. Had issues. Took a photo, emailed to them along with a photo of my receipt. Ah hour later got email back - replacement was shipped (no charge) and they sent me a link to FedEx "print a label" thing. No need to call, chat etc. Single email and U R DUNN. A+++
  11. I bought glove inserts - some thin thermal lycra-like material. Dirt cheap, so hopefully that addresses the sweat issue, as Glaciers are great otherwise. Also scored a pair of Stormr (Amazon warehouse deal), $10 - those already have some thermal lining or so they say.
  12. Nuttin like proper Queen's English, gov'na. Fish & chips anyone ?
  13. Every time I beach, during an outing, I'd peak inside of the hull for JIC. You just never know indeed. Many a time a goofy grin appeared on me rugged ole face as I saw bone dry interior, telling me I got nothing to worry about I am stuffed full of pool noodles, so I know she will never sink and will have enough bouyancy to cling to yak even it is completely full of water. But still, get any serious amt of water slushing around in the hull and you will loose control of kayak pretty quickly
  14. Confucius said: Even w/o a good reason, one shall visit Harbor Freight at least once a week. In this case, look for $3.99 "motorcycle net". A gem I sez. Look it up and you shall see why. Being made of a decent bungee cord, it protects whatever is in the crate, yet allows one to retrieve whatever you need. Me, I have REMOVED the darn crate altogether, being a proponent of "less is more" principle. Then again, I have PA14 and all the space in the world to stow stuff away
  15. Being a hobby machinist and full cycle knife maker ( from bar of steel to finished knife, including heat treating, 2200F+ for alloys etc), I beg to differ. That groove will shear ANY hook with 0 effort. Unless, of course, pliers are made from mistery pot metal w/ hardness of cheese. Speaking as someone that has done fair deal of electrical wiring, I would not use such method for copper - rather inconvenient , this is what diag cutters are really designed for . Any electrician pliers (those with round grooves to remove insulation from different gauge wires) also have cutters in them, and cut copper like butter - but even those arent good when you need to snip something inside of a congested junction box. Back to the subject. There's another aspect to be aware of. Say you embed a hook into your flesh. Matters great deal where it happens. If you're casting into raw-sewage-infested Raritan bay during a particularly heavy discharge on a 100F day, you MUST take it seriously. Since hook went into your flesh, I'd make sure I am up on tetanus shots. If it is a surface scratch, then you can skip that and treat the wound w a potent antiseptic. If it happens while trolling 3 miles offshore in turquoise waters and it is a teaser hook, I'd worry much less