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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:53 AM
    boatswain

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    Don't know what it looks like, maybe could fabricate something and attach it to the outside edge of the top box so it overlaps the outside edge of the bottom one. :notsure: Where there's a will there's a way, you'll figure it out!! :)
     
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  2. Mar 10, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    I like Carl's wisdom too :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Mar 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    Sometime not too wise Gary, sometime need a plan B, C, D, to accomplish something! Hate when plan A works, but plan B works much better, too bad I didn't think of plan B first! :facepalm: :laughing:
    I need to fabricate a crude rangefinder for the crossbow using the bracketing method, should be pretty simple and just need to figure out how to securely mount it, I'll figure it out --I THINK! If I had one on last year I may not have missed the buck that I misjudged the yardage on. I have a rangefinder, but if I would have tried to use it that buck would have probably been long gone.

    Sue: Google jumbo sprinkler valve box, I don't know how much bigger you need but it looks like they do make larger ones than what you have.
     
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  5. Mar 10, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    Carl, you seem to be very good at solving problems that require an abstract projection of what it would take to accomplish your goal. The crossbow range finder is a good example.

    Do have happen to be an engineer? I ask because my oldest son is an engineer and has the same talent as you for visualizing the solution then formulating a plan to accomplish it.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    Maybe a redneck engineer, but only on simple things! I can usually figure most things out, might take awhile but I get er done! :D
     
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    Dilbert - The Knack "The Curse of the Engineer"


    Sometimes I fix things and am not entirely sure what I did to fix it.
     
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  8. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    Now this is real redneck engineering :laughing:, and it works perfectly!
    Yup, it's the bottom part of a crutch, solid as a rock and no holes in boat.

    016.jpg
     
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  9. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:48 AM
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    I rest my case!
     
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    I suck mine up through the dipstick tube.
    I don't even bend over anymore.
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    Your boat need a hip replacement already??.?
     
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    When I worked for the phone company back in the 60's and 70's that is how the fleet maintenance oil changes happened.
     
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    Better the boat than me!

    That's cheating! :D
     
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    Yea maybe so but my face turns blue a lot and I get light headed
     
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    Was playing Mike today, fixed the windshield washer hose on the 99 Chevy truck. Seven bolts to hold the battery tray down and need to pull the inner fender liner partially out to access the reservoir, who comes up with these ideas---and that's an easy fix anymore! :(
     
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  16. Mar 11, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    Someone that doesn’t have to work on it is designing it..
     
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    Every time on every vehicle.;)
     
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    Quick update on our living room project. We started to paint yesterday with a completion date of Wednesday. The carpet installation is Friday. Still waiting for a delivery date for the new furniture.
     
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    Furniture will show up Thursday..
     
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    Wife & I installed 600 sq ft of dark strand bamboo flooring from Lumber Liquidators yest. & today. What a job! The bamboo is denser than red oak. But it looks great. It's prefinished 1/2" thick boards in 6' lengths. We mixed up the seams for random joints. We make a good team after 40 years together.
     

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