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Motors that are mounted on the outside of a boat. The engine, gearcase, and propeller are mounted in a single case attached to the outside of the hull. Outboard motors range in size from 3 to 300 horsepower. An inboard motor is mounted inside the hull, with a propeller shaft protruding through the …
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This is a nice varied list of books about both sailing and power boating, for the novice and the more experienced boatowner. Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 64th Edition : The Boating World's Most Respected Reference The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge: 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Al…
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My father sails a 40 ft. sailboat, solo at times! Statistics have the majority of coastal solo-sailors in boats between 27 and 35 ft. However, with the advancements in sailing technology, several yachtsman are solo-racing boats to 60ft and some even larger. If you are considering a boat for yourse…
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NOT unless the payments are delinquent and the cosingnor has POSSESSION of the boat. Call the Lender and work it out.
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You certainly can have it repoed in any manner you like. Vol or invol, not much difference. Its BAD for your credit any way you go. You will be responsible for any balance due after the van is sold. Any way to make the van "conducive" for a disabled senior???
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%DETAILS% I suggest you contact a local attorney for advice on this question. You could end up filing charges against the person. Have you contacted the person about payment or return of the boat?   It's "theft by deception".File charges and sue for all expenses.
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From what I have seen and heard it's about 1 to 3 years depending on how well you take care of it. At my home It's going on three years and going strong. Every 2 to 3 weeks I check the cell and clean it if needed. The first cell I had went bad after 9 months. It was replaced under warranty. They sai…
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Readily available at any good paint store, custom auto shop or boat shop, usually cheaper at the paint store. It comes as a clear topcoat and in colors. The colors can be tinted or mixed, but use ONLY the colorants recommended by your supplier for your product. It's not rocket science, but careful …
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it will increase your volume. The only benifit is if you ever run more than one fixture at a time.   it may increase volume but it will lower pressure and make pump work harder to deliver it
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Find the GPH of your fresh water pump and model #, see if Shurflo, Jabsco or whatever brand you have, has a better one. Also make sure you check the filter ( if it has one ) and the Screens on the faucets for debris and clean if needed.
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Yes, equipment on Cadillac Mt. was set up to search for German subs off the coast.The Portland Harbor was certainly a target of the German Wolf Packs. Two old wooden cargo ships were sunk in one of the "back ways" into the Casco Bay so the U-boats couldn't seek in.At the mouth of the river in Massac…
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The MV Commander is the longest continual service ferry boat in current operation. Im unsure if it is the longest all time though. I can't say if its the longest in history, but the SS St. Mary's Challenger has been in service for over 100 years (mostly as a cement carrier). And since ships tend to…
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personal water craft
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%DETAILS% My father was on LSM 151 in the Phillippines during WWII. It seems the ship was not easy to navigate and was also easily tossed around even in minor waves.You might also try two other sources: Go to www.navsource.org and the LSM/LSMR Association at http://usslsm-lsmr.com/ . Good luck. …
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Lawsuits are handled either in Small Claims, Circuit or District Court, depending on the resident state and the type of suit action. Calling the court house that is within the jurisdiction (city or county) will help you get the information you need.
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I honestly dont know BUT they have a SERIAL number. Soo they can be identified as collateral for a loan and traced as stolen. Might be hard to find a serial number quietly to repo the rught notor. Boats can be repossessed in Florida if the serial number (hull number) is listed as collateral on the…
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Answer The general rule is that the close hauled vessel (regardless of tack) has right of way over vessels running. There would be exceptions. If the vessel coming downwind in a channel is so large that it must remain in the channel and the vessel beating to windward on the port tack is small eno…
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answer common sense prevails on this one. a relaxing ride on a smooth lake will not hurt a pregnant woman Answer Depends on the kind of boating. Pounding around on a high speed power boat may mean a shorter pregnancy I would Expect. We are sailors and have met several expectant moms on cr…
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Answer This depends on the design of the boat to a certain extent, however typically when a yacht is heeling it would be moving quickly, causing the bow to raise and thus less surface area contacting the water. The majority of single hull sailing yachts would have less surface area contacting th…
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On average, a Viking longship went about 5-10 knots (5.5 - 11 mph). Under very favorable conditions, they could reach 15 knots (17 mph).
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Defeat the Elite Four and the Champion. You will then return back home in Littleroot where your dad will give you the ticket. Along with beating the Elite Four and the Champion you will go to the Battle Frontier which will have more challenging problems for you to face. You also want to water the st…
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If you have not already changed your transmission filter/fluid do so now; it sounds like the filter is plugging up . I would also consider having the trans flushed. This will cause the problems you are writing about.Sounds like tis stuck in 2nd gear try checking the vacum going to the transmissiom s…
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In 1857, a ferry or boat ticket from Ireland to America costs about $30-40. If you take into account inflation over the years, the amount in present dollars will be more than $1000!
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No . Too risky to do that. The outline of those ships was very distinctive, and to put a Allied crew on them was to risk being "shot up by your own side" at night. If one was captured it would be carefully examined to see what the design was like, and to find it's weakness, then it would be sun…
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Answer It took us 17 days going at a lesiurely rate on a 42' sailboat, sailing 90% of the time. Answer ..about a month..(avoiding the obvious'depends on how fast its going:))..that is about the average. Answer I believe the record for the LA-Honolulu Transpac race is just under 7 days.
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Marlin used a letter code starting with c in 1946 and changed one letter a year skipping the letters I O and Q thru 1963 then used y z for 1964 and then started AA ab etc
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Do you mean float bowl,and they are on the bottom of the carbs.To drain them you'll need a special tool(looks like a long Allen wrench,about 2 foot in length)and there is a drain screw on each of the carbs. I used to drain mine with a flat head screw driver, it has to be long, but not 2 feet. Just …
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You can get a state ID card that would work.
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The largest "swing" keel "production" yacht (ie. keel pivots/rotates into hull) is probably the Northshore Southerly 54rs. They have only just started construction, so if this does not count, then the next model down the 46rs is probably the biggest. Draught varies between 7 foot, to less than 3 foo…
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You have to notify any potential buyers of the lien against the boat, and if they buy it, the payment should be made in a certified cheque payable to both you and the bank that has the lien. Notify the bank.financial firm that there is a sale, before the cheque is cut, so they can offer a release at…
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How To Keep Stray Cats From Urinating All Over The Inside Of your Boat Without Hurting Them? You could try the spray on repellents. These shouldn't hurt your boat or the cats. If you can afford it buy a snug canopy for the boat, and if you can't afford that then use a tarp and be sure it's t…
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Answer NO CHANCE ITS A BANGER I disagree....I have successfully used a 4.3l from a 1996 S10 and installed it in a 1990 four winns. THere were a few things i had to change and need to be mentioning.... depending on the year difference the earlier models have a mechanical fuel pump...the 96 does n…
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I am assuming this is a sail boat, ski boat (jet boat). If the boat is made by a manufacturer the the hull will be strong enough. If the boat was made privately, the hull would be laid with plywood, then fiberglassed as a sealant strengthener.If you have an outboard motor on the transom, this must b…
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First, remove the lower unit (there is a housing for the water pump). The drive shaft goes through the housing and turns impeller. Remove the housing, the impeller is on the shaft. Install the new impeller. When replacing the housing, turn the drive shaft clockwise to make it slide down over the im…
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The distance from Detroit, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois by ship is 238.3 miles. The time it takes to make this trip is 8 hours 15 minutes.
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These days its very hard to specify how much a Auto mechanic or Technician as there now known.This is because different places have different rates.E.GI worked at a independent specialist and staff were getting £35,000 a yearMy mate worked at a local garage And staff were getting £28,500 a yearThi…
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Boat people are refugees from Vietnam trying to flee Vietnam after the war ended in 1975.In 1954. Vietnam was divided into the North (Communism) and South (Demoracy). The North was supported by the Chinese and Soviet Union bloc. The South was backed by the U.S and its allies. During that year the Vi…
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Answer I had the same problem with my I/O, have you changed the filters yet? Fuel/water sep? Do you have good fuel? My question to you is, has anybody messed with the shift cable lately? if so then they had not adjusted it corectly. try puting you shifter in neutral/coldstart, and revving engine. …
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The easiest/simplest way is to get a kit from one of the discount stores (Kmart, Wal-Mart, or even U-Haul). There are adapters available that you simply unplug a large plug at the right rear of your Suburban's frame, insert the adapter plug, and then plug the other oem plug into the back of the ad…
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Sailed a Valiant 32 for many years, would think you might need to make it two stage trip if you go all the way to CA. Another plan if you are mainly interested in rounding the Horn - you might go through the Beagle Channel and round the Horn from the West and back to TX. Unless you layover somewher…
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1994 to 1997 were all in-line 4and later changed to a slant 4 in 1998 all those years the automatic transmissions were interchangeable as well. Hope it helps.
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The two cities are roughly 90 nautical miles apart. so, it would depend on Your Hull speed and sailing conditions. For example, if You could maintain an average speed of 7 knots per hour under sail, it would take You 12.857 hours.
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Living on a Boat The proper size of a boat to live on depends on the number of people and if it's a sail boat or cruiser your interested in. Are you going off shore or staying close to home? My wife and I have lived on a sail boat and a cruiser. We found the 30ft. sail boat a dream, but a lot of …
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Boat Stuck on Sandbar or Reef? Running aground, resulting in being "grounded", or aground. Run Aground. Should a vessel run aground and there be a tide that has receded enough to show the sea bottom, the vessel is said to be "high and dry." Also known as "Beached"
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Yes, something could still go wrong. The styrofoam would make for a great flotation device though. People put floatation foam in boats to provide buoyancy even if water gets in, but you want it as high as possible, just like you want weight as low as possible (in the keel). If you ran aground and …
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Answer Current market interest rates in Australia are going up every month. A good rate for a new boat loan would be about 10%. Smaller and used boat loans a little higher. Check with Finance Ezi 1300 003 003
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Well ive heard that if you drink green tea 3 times a day for a couple of days ur period comes. Im on my first day trying this and ill let you know if it worked in about3-4 days.Also don't excersize too much and stress. This delays you period. Be lazy for a couple of days and relax and do the green t…
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Stormvogel, a 73' ketch was built for South African owner Cornelius Bruynzeel. She raced in several Transpacific Yacht Races (LA to Honolulu) as well as other major ocean races, turning in outstanding times. She was bested in the amazing 1967 Honolulu Race by Bob Johnson's stripped and lightened 73'…
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Without seeing it a specific fair value can not be determined. Is it all original or has it been fiberglassed? What particular model is it? What is the degree of rot or damage? Everybody thinks these Kidney duck skiffs are worth a fortune but only the most original & best condition skiffs are wo…
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Compare This. You Will Need A 3 phase Generator. A Soft Start 150 HP Starter This Is The Control That Starts The Motor. It Will Cost Well Over $1500, The Generator Will Cost Big Bucks, The Motor Isn`t Cheep, Around $1400. Plus The Wiring. Then Some Type Of Gearing Or Transmission Of Power From Motor…
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Usually you have to have insurance if you're craft can go around 40MPH, the exact speed is varies state to state. If you do any charter boating, then you must have insurance (because it's a business). What will probably get you more than anything is that most Marinas require you to have liability. T…
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Answer Travel on water is generally measured in knots (nautical miles per hour). The fastest speedboats today are cruising briefly at speeds over 200 miles per hour. However, a lot will depend on the type of cargo and the size of the vessel. Most boats comfortably travel at around 18-20 knots a…
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How fast a boat can travel varies based on the type of boat. Some boats travel at very slow speeds like 3-4 knots, and others at 80+ knots.
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A boat has only one deck or "level". A yacht has 2 decks and a ship has 4 or more.  There is no difference between a ship and a boat, except for semantics. That is, what we call a ship and what we call a boat are completely culturally-based, and have no real objective criteria. In general, boa…
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Answer You Don`t You Replace It. Are you sure its not the circuit board that is your problem. Some GM trucks had a recall on the wipers because the circuit board had a fracture on one of the main solder joints. Super easy to fix. Just pull off the cover of the wiper gear/motor/circuit box and ta…
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I have a 12 foot welded flatbottom Jon boat that I purchased used ten years ago. I have used this boat at least twice a month since and have never had a problem with the welds. I have never owned a riveted boat so have no first hand knowledge as to the quality of such. I have not used a motor on my …
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Between one and two million slaves died on the crossing, leaving many corpses in the bowel of the ship to rot among his companions. 10% of slaves would die on the ships. And up to 30% if it was a bad voyage! ....... That statistic is wrong. 20 million embarked on the voyage and about half made it…
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The 1989 Mercury Topaz has a curb weight of 1,183 kilograms. This translates into an Imperial Weight of 2,608 pounds.
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During normal flying their is no difference in safety, but during landing and takeoff in a cross wind there is inherently more danger. During takeoff and landing the aircraft speed is slower, often at or nearly at the stall speed. At these speeds the control surfaces are much less effective (aileron…
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It would take between 1-6 hours.
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National Archive is a good start. There are sub-archives in various cities. Atlanta has one and then there is the overall one in the Washington D.C.The U.S. Navy has museums that may fill in some blanks. Each U.S. Service has an overall office that answers to the Pentagon. The Army had its ships dur…
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The noise and motorized functions of boats can disrupt wildlife and the environment, and the waste generated by boats can also be harmful to the environment. Boat propellers can also kill animals in ocean water. Another perspective: More, now than ever, the public eye is focused in on the environm…
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Well, first, I think you mean ship since in sailing terms a "boat" is a small vessel like a cabin cruiser.The time will depend on what ship is making the trip because they operate at different speeds. In general you could figure on three days or so.Since most cruise ships only run about 24 mph, the …
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It takes a ship 6 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes to travel from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York City, New York. The same trip takes just under 9 hours by plane.
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Boats are hauled from the factory to the water on trucks and dropped into the water off a boat slip or using a crane.Ships are built in either a cradle or a dry dock in the shipyard. The ship reaches a point where it will float and they slide it out of the cradle into the water, a very impressive si…
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Because Chuck Norris wants it to work.
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In California, all 2 stroke outboard motors that do not meet ISO 9000 emission standards of at least 3 stars are outlawed. So far, only the new line of outboards from Evinrude, called the E-TEC series, meet the standard. It is likely that this type of law will expand to other states, and also that …
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As I recall, Mercury produced a 300 hp V8 with a cast iron block back in the early 80's. Because of the weight factor, it was not very popular, and went out of production after a very short time.  Answer Brunswick Mercury has never offered a v-8.
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The Natives are the first ones to create the Canoe
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U-boats would come in what were called 'wolf packs' and torpedo an enemy ship without warning. They were called wolf packs because they came in large numbers.
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People have sailed around the world in smaller craft and lived to tell the tale, so I'm sure it's POSSIBLE to sail some 3000 miles in a boat about as big as my car. I suppose the answer is that anything over 6 feet is big enough, but don't be surprised if you don't make it. Really, if you have to a…
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Answer Much will depend upon the type of boat you are using. However, given you are using a power boat that travels at about 12 knots it will take you will need to travel down the River Thames into the North Sea, turn south and sail through the Straits of Dover, and then sail to Paris up the Riv…
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Pretty vague question, but if you can, laminate a new surface to the old one. If not, rip it out and put in a new one.never laminate to the old one this adds weight you already have extra weight from the rooten floor. remove old floor careful not to damage the stringers under the floor 3/4 plywood m…
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Perhaps an octopus - they are intelligent and naturally curious. They have been known to visually see some sort of activity, and then mimic the actions. I'm just not certain that they are classified as fishes.
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Answer depends on the kind of boat :)
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Yes. Occasionally, a motor or something like that will injure or kill a dolphin. Additionally, in some countries like the Solomon Islands and Japan, some tribal areas will kill dolphins for food.
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There are several steps to take in order to dewinterize a boat. The main steps are to change the engine oil and oil filter, check the battery, clean the distributor, fill up the cooling system, check the belts, and to change the fuel filter and check the fuel lines.
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I don't think this would be either safe or legal to do. I would strongly recommend against it.====In most jurisdictions, towing two trailers is illegal. Some exceptions are made for the Big Rigs.While I am not an expert in the law in every state,, I do know that you can tow more then one vehicle beh…
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Yes, but it will cost you. Instead of $1 it will cost $3 for a single axle trailer at each toll plaza.
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Answer The Blue Hole Canoe Company was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1972 by Bob Lantz, Roy Guinn and Bill Peatman. The factory was on Blue Hole Road in Antioch just outside Nashville. Several hundred of the original design, for which Bill Griswold of Nashville was also responsible, were man…
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For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton's laws are essential to understand. When you apply force through your ores you are getting an equal response. Therefore it's like you using the water to throw your weight in the direction of need being. Another example would be if you…
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the most expensive boat in the world is over 40,000,000 dollars!
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hard to find owned one but sold it, wish I still had it great boat solid fast
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16' or so aluminum. brand is not a real big deal.Price a few. Sit in them for a while. Walk around and use the compartent doors see what you could spend hours in.Check out Tracker boats, economical, well made.
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Answer Papyrus was used about 3500 BC. by the Ancient Egyptians. They used it to write records for the Pharaohs. Traders also wrote on this Paper Payrus. They used reed like instruments to write on the Papyrus. Answer Papyrus is an early form of paper made from the bark of trees. The Chinese …
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Answer the Lusitania OR the Sussex. If you are doing a history crossword, this fits.Lusitania uh one of them anyway
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Because in the Medieval days,holy relics were thought very powerful. A Holy Relic is something used by a Saint or someone from Religious History, and most times they were probably fake. Some Churchs said they had a splinter from the cross, or Aaron's walking staff, or a piece of the Virgin Mary's Sk…
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The birch-bark canoe was light, fairly easy to construct, could carry significant loads, drew little water, was remarkably seaworthy in the hands of an experienced canoeist, could move swiftly through water, and was easily repairable using material readily available in the forest.
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Adjust or change the cable that goes from the shifter to the transmission or engine, unless it is an outboard, and then I am not sure.On the outboard, as already mentioned, check the shift cable first. If no problems are observed, the the problem is most likely in the gearcase. If the gearcase has b…
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The steamboat was invented by John Fitch in the early 1790s. See the Related Link below.
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The impeller is located inside the water pump housing, on the topside of the gearcase. The gearcase will have to be removed in order to service it.
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In August 1791, John Fitch was granted a patent for a steamboat. There was a dispute over the first design since James Rumsey had a design very similar to that of John Fitch.
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Call GEICO
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Okay first of all Pearl Harbor is spelled right and second of all there were twenty-one vessels sunk or damaged. American airpower on Oahu was smashed; American dead totaled 2,403, with 1,178 wounded. Whereas the Japanese losses were 29 planes, 55 airmen, five midget submarines, and nine crewmen, in…
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6002B-EO1986 is a 1970. Answer Johnson- model jw22s Serial no# E2747510 The JW-JWL-22 models are 1967. http://www.marineengine.com/manuals/johnson/index.html?gclid=CI6Aoafo85ACFRsFagodGwIm1w
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Ships, whether made of wood or metal, have a lighter specific gravity than water. Ships actually displace the water rather than floating on it.
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the Germans' launhced the 1st U boat in 1906 and from the German word- U boat-meaning (underseaboot) the meaning explains what type of ship the U boat was like. like a submarine, but even bigger, it's modified karp was 139 feet long, displaced 239 tons, and had a range of 2,000 miles, a surface spee…
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White water rafting is a popular type of outdoor sport, especially in the United States. Also called simply rafting, white water rafting is an exciting aquatic adventure that can be enjoyed by individuals of all skill levels with proper guiding and instruction. In some areas of the United States, wh…
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About going to Cuba in a boat From the perspective of the Cuban government, anybody to go to Cuba on a boat except Cubans who presently live outside of Cuba. These Cubans can go to Cuba, but only by plane. If you are an American citizen, there is no problem with the Cuban authorities for you to take…
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