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  1. Just picked up a new in box Daiwa Cross Cast reel (sealed and all with tamperproof packaging), it seems to be a bad leak but I'm not familiar with what might have caused it. As you can see from the photo one of the sides is totally slick with oil. Is it defective from the factory (meaning I should contact the retailer asap) or did someone just apply way too much oil (and it'll be OK if I just wipe it off)? Any advice is much appreciated!
  2. While doing some research on oil for my 2000 XJ, I found the best content that I've ever seen on the roles and impacts of various oil components. Having wrenched several older rear-engined German cars, the zinc content is always a critical issue. Spoiler alert: Oils formulated for deisel engines (yes, they *can* be used in gasoline engines) have some of the highest levels of Zinc. HTH *
  3. I was strolling by the Mystic river and saw 4 cleaning crew were working on oil spill. They said they have no idea where the oil came from. I also saw a sizable fish jumping inside the orange net.
  4. Many years ago I began a project to build a better Rear Positioning Seat (RPS) for a Boston Whaler. I know that the factory RPS is made of teak. My Step Father gave me a lot of hard woods and told me a particular batch was teak. Soon after that I began to build a RPS seat back with that teak to replace my leaning post on my classic 1972 ribbed outrage. As I was building the RPS I had doubts that I was working with teak. Those doubts were confirmed when I brought a few pieces to the Harned Road Sawmill in Commack NY to plane the thickness down and asked the guy "what kind of wood is that"? "Nice Black Walnut" was the reply. I lost interest after that and life took some turns with my job relocating from NY to FL. I sold the Outrage and gave the walnut RPS to a good friend with a BW Montauk as I was packing up to move. So fast fwd to the present. I have purchased my friends montauk and had it shipped down here to FL and he included the Walnut RPS as well as the original teak RPS. I am in the process of making improvements to the boat and have replaced the cushions with OEM replacements. I admire the appearance and size of the Walnut RPS but wonder how the Walnut will hold up for marine use and FL sun. Can I get away with tung oil or something else, an oil? I am not looking fwd to varnishing it. One of my projects on the boat is to raise the RPS with mahogany spacers and they are getting coated with Epiphanes marine varnish, which cost as much as good scotch ounce for ounce. Its labor intensive and the thought of doing that to the RPS and maintaining it is not going to work out for me. I will post some pictures from my phone soon. I welcome any suggestions, experiences that you may have in working with Walnut. Thanks