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  1. Bathrooms may not be the most glamorous rooms in the house, but they are one of the most functional. And if they aren’t designed correctly, they are the most likely to breed frustration and annoyance in the household. You don’t think about them much when everything’s going right. But the second something goes wrong, they become the most hated room in the house.

     

    Americans in the restroom

    According to ABC News, “If you’re a typical American with a typical job and typical benefits, you’re spending as much time in the bathroom as you are on vacation—14 days. . . . At that rate, if you reach the ripe old age of 80, you will have spent nearly three full years in the bathroom.” So how can you make your bathroom more functional and plea`5sant to be in?

     

    Bathroom storage ideas

    Lack of storage is a big complaint of renters and owners of small houses. You need space for towels, toiletries, cleaners, toilet paper, etc. and it’s tough to fit that all in under a single sink. One way to maximize space in a small bathroom is to get a set of over-the-toilet shelves. Some are minimal—simply two shelves stacked on top of one another—and some have mirrors, shelves, closed doors, etc. They come in just about any style and DIY homeowners can always build their own with old, repurposed shelves.

     

    Another way to add storage to a bathroom is by making use of empty wall space. Can you hang anoher towel rack? Hang more cabinets? Get a shower caddy to hang from the water faucet? Knock a little space into the sheetrock to make more cupboards? There’s always something you can do with wall space.

     

    Bathroom decor

    Bathroom time is more pleasant if you enjoy your surroundings, so look for ways to add color and personality to your bathroom. An accent wall adds visual interest, and it doesn’t have to just be a paint color. Think about adding wallpaper, tile, stone, wood, or even brick to make your bathroom more than a blank white canvas. Hang pictures with matching frames, add a shelf with interesting objects above the toilet, put a vase of flowers on the back of the toilet. Sometimes something unexpected is just what the room needs.

     

    Another notoriously lacking aspect of a small bathroom is seating. If you have a tub/shower combo, you can add seating by creating a cedar bench along the back of it. It just takes a few cedar planks bolted together and stained to be waterproof.

     

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  2. I'm having trouble finding a reasonable header w/ turn to center and tuned muffler will fit within the hull. I was wondering

    if anyone had something I could purchase or info related to subject matter. Anything would be help full. I have been

    waiting decades for a decent running canard

     

    Semper Fi

    c.Nemo@me.co

  3. It is going to be a wallet look like case, the genuine leather Louis Vuitton iPad Mini 2 Case isn't a thin case however it doesn't add too much weight. The case fits all versions of the iPad mini around the world and each iPad user in the eather can make good use of these great products.

     

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    This is my mock up engine for my Coral Reef Hydro. This the only hydro to run this German engine. Sorry the crew could never get it to run to it's full potential. This is for a 1/10 scale project.

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    Welcome to my blog, everyday I will update this blog what I do ragarding it is r/c racing with my boats, buggy or what I did today for my business (visit my website www.fruitofthejungle.ws for more info) . I also write about what I did with my family.

    Today I am preparing my cat for a testdrive. I changed from crystals to 2.4ghz in my Sanwa/Airtronics M11.

     

    Update: went to the lake and I tried a cheap 38mm prop and in the corners it cavitates. On the straight it has not so much speed as my old setup (5S now running 4S) but it has good speed. At the end one of the battery leads became lose of the connector and the boat was dead in the water! I was lucky that it was only 1 feet of the shore so I had to step in the lake to pick it up. I have to re-solder the lead and try another prop.

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    Decided to pick up the sticks again and work on prop #2. These are some small paddles, and its taking time not to screw them up.

     

    I put a prelimnary polish on this one to see where my scratches were that need to be taken out with the next stone.

     

    O&R had left factory balance marks on the back of these, but no where near balance. Almost wish they hadn't touched them because they left large divits that have to be polished past, and then still are out of balance. If anything, they are helping me thin out the blades past where I would normally want to go.

     

     

  4. We once again travelled down to Sydney for the 2008 Winter Spectacular, the only event where you have a winner take all final for open petrol hydro, open petrol mono, X Mono, X Hydro and 1/8 Scale.

     

    It was very different for me this year as I would not be defending the two of the biggest titles, the 1/8th Scale Silver Cup, which I relabelled "Grub's Cup" as we have won it for the past three years and also didn't have the new twin rigger ready to defend the X Hydro Pete Purcell Memorial Cup.

     

    I almost didn't make it to the event due to a car accident a couple of days before but with help from the in-laws and a few offers of assistance from other racers we got down there on Friday morning for practice. It was a nice change for us, as we had been experiencing torrential rain for the three days prior and it wasn't raining in Sydney. We got everything set up and then I collected my new engine from Winksy for the 21 Seaducer, as I blew the greenhead up a couple of weeks before and within an hour we had it running around. After 1/2 tank of juice I thought it may be good enough. 1/2 tank through the 90 Seaducer and the 45 Seaducer stayed in the trailer as it is my favourite boat and it very rarely lets me down (famous last words).

     

    Saturday morning we were greeted with torrential rain (looks like we brought it down with us) and everyone got out the rain coats for the day. There were a few guys up from Victoria and they tried for an hour to tough it out in the rain but eventually had enough and went down to the camping place and got a gazebo to keep themselves dry (good move that one).

     

    First round of racing got under way and it didn't get off to the best start for an event. The first heat was electric hydro which went with no trouble but then there was computer problems due to the rain. Once these were fixed the next two heats of C hydro produced no finishers and we started to think that the conditions are going to test us. Back to the pit area, lengthen pipes and richen the mixtures so that we have a more reliable base before we start. First up I had X Mono and squared up against Steve Winks for the first time. He got the jump at the start due the two other boats crossing lanes in front of me around buoy 5 and 6 putting me well behind. I caught up to the two boats again, overtaking the first one on the second lap and on the third lap around buoy 6 the second place boat went from lane 4 or 5 to almost hitting the buoy and putting me up in the air. I banged my hand on the railing thinking that was it but the old man grabbed me and said its still running. We cruised around for a hard earned third place. Thank god for the longer pipe and being a little rich which kept the boat going when we flipped it. Dad than raced his petrol Seaducer and raced hard for a third place.

     

    Next was the unproven 21 Mac Seaducer and we hade had no idea what was going to happen. The little bastard surprised us and hauled ass but two buoy cuts meant we lost a few points. The B Mono was interesting as we were up against Brett Ward and the two boats are almost indentical in speed. Brett got the jump on us and was able to cruise around but we got the second and banked the points. We had the same trouble in that heat as the X Mono due to drivers not holding their lanes, one instance coming in on me and causing me to take avoiding action by cutting a buoy, which cost me in the long run. First rould wasn't that great but banked some points.

     

    Second round on Saturday afternoon was again affected by the rain. Took an easy win in X Mono, just cruised around only had to open it up three or four times just to keep a decent lead and take the win. Dad and his petrol Seaducer nailed the start and held off two other competitors to take a win. The A Mono took off like a shot duck and took the win, surprising us once again. The second round of B Mono was held on Sunday morning and the weather was much better and it was starting to look like it was going to be a nice day. The B Mono than gave us the biggest shock of the weekend, in the lead, last lap, rounding buoy 6 and the boat launched itself off the water and dunked giving the win to Wardy. This is the most frustrating thing when you need to score points in every heat as there are only three rounds.

     

    The third round produced no surpises for me, another cruisy run in X Mono, the A Mono ran around like it had a firecracker up its backside and the B Mono took the win as well, although Dad was fighting for second in his heat and caught a rooster tail and flipped. After the three rounds were completed, I ended up with 1st Place in A Mono, with no little practice and a new engine, 2nd place in B Mono thanks to the dunk in the second heat and qualified second for the X Mono final behind Steve Winks while Dad surprisingly got third in Petrol Mono.

     

    The X Mono shootout final was looking good as we had some of the best X Monos in Australia lining up although without Tony Jones, the X Mono king, it wasn't the best field ever assembled. As the countdown approached the start Winksy and I were side by side and as it hit zero we took off. We went down the straight side by side less than a foot apart (geez its good when you can trust a fellow competitor that much) and he took the inside lane around the first turn with both of us just squeezing inside a dead boat. Then there was another dead boat in the back straight which caused me to back off to avoid it and it was all over. Now I had to contend with someone catching me but our boat was quick enough to stay ahead and we battled the rough water to secure second place.

     

    Not a bad weekend, a first, two seconds, ony used 4 litres of race fuel, two glow plugs and an exhaust silicone. Probably one of the more enjoyable (other than the weather) weekends of racing I've had in a long time. No expectation to win the scale trophy again, no twin hydro to fuel and maintain, so I had not much pressure and plenty of spare time to talk to everyone and watch some good racing. So I had good fun and it didn't cost me too much, can't ask for much more.

     

    Our club guys performed very well, Al won the Silver Cup, Ashley battled the twins with his single X hydro and got third in the final and Paul (White Ice) won petrol cat. I'm sure there were other trophies, I think Al got a place in sport hydro as well but my memory is gone as I type this.

     

    It was funny to see Steve Winks collect the first place trophy for petrol sport hydro with quite a few people in the crowd yelling "Gas Gronk" and then he pointed at Wild Bill saying "You're gonna get one next". I think Bill is dreading the day he said he would allow people to bend him over before he gets a petrol boat.

     

    Next year, if I get may act together and finish a few boats we should be able to enter a few more classes and get that adrenalin pumping. Its nice to watch the racing but there is nothing like racing the twin and winning a winner take all final. So now back to the shed, I need to finish the new scale boat and the open petrol hydro and Dad's almost finished the new twin.

     

    As it was Fathers Day on the Sunday, I have to thank my Dad. It was great to see him get a heat win and end up with the fastest time in his class. Happy Fathers Day mate.

     

    Next meeting on the cards for us is the Hunter Valley Championships in November. See you all there.

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    having trouble with remote needles need help, no good runs all year since needles were installed. running popeyes .21 with ops and a hawk 3.5 with picco. runs on stand, popeyes will not plane or get on pipe and hawk runs on stand but dies immidiately when it hits water. have gone from 1 and 3/4 turns all the way up to 4 turns and everything inbetween 1/8-1/4 turns at a time. not sure what to do next please help..............

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    K&B 3.5,7.5 IB,OB needle valve old style $4.90 3

    K&B O-Ring 3.5 carb neck 1.45 6

    K&B .40 Piston Ring 8.2 2

    K&B .40 Front HSG Complete only 49.6 2

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    K&B .40 Cylinder 19 1

    K&B 3.5 Idle Needle O - Ring 1.75 7

    K&B 3.5 Gasket Set 3.5 7

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  5. well no questions or comments yet apparently so we shall continue.

    In the mean time i upgraded my computer system and rechecked some things and I got to a point that i think i can

    make a better claim about this comment I made earlier.

    The amount total aerodynamic drag is as many have already claimed not as high as a potential hydrodynamic drag.

     

    many people have this impression and i to have this impression but is it true?

    well to find out we first have to quantify all major drag components of our boat.

    to do this the famous aussie Ken Warby, holder of the current water speed record at 317.596 mph,

    gave us this example Mr Warby's calculation from his website

    of what is suppose the calculation of a boat similar to his boat just under the current record.

    well from this if we take the ratio of each drag component (combined by source, i.e planning surface, rudder and aerodynamic) over the total drag we find:

    planning surface 14.0% of total drag

    rudder surface 51.8% of total drag

    aerodynamics 34.2% of total drag

     

    So for this case the claim still appears true.

    now eventhough Mr Warby presents a clean looking calculation when I wanted to do a similar calculation for our hulls i found i needed to change the input a bit.

    for instance the planning surface area ratio is constant according to this calculation therefore the lift coefficient remains constant and thus the lift increases with change in speed. right you might say? well no in the case of a boat planning at speed lift force can change but in turn this will mean the boat will come up higher out of the water (considering no sudden weight change and no aerodynamic lift). this means the planning surface area changes, thus the lift coefficient changes etc.

    well to keep things simple there will be a point where lift force equals the lift coefficient belonging to a certain surface area ratio. since the width of a sponson does not change just the wetted length changes and this equilibrium can be found iteratively.

     

    the other thing i changed to do the calculation was the aerodynamic drag coefficient. Ken claims a Cd 0.2

    but for a small boat with big round surfaces (tubes, engine etc) this is highly optimistic. from my 1/2model simulation i found a value for Cd of about 0.47. that's about 2.3 times more.

    the rudder i kept the same expect for filling in the proper values,

    the result was surprising.

     

    planning surface 31.8% of total drag

    rudder surface 10.5% of total drag

    aerodynamics 57.7% of total drag

     

    now in my simulations an improved model gave me a new Cd of around 0.37

    and since power is equal to the total drag times the speed this meant the boat needed 10.6% less power to sustain the 100mph speed.

    in my opinion 10.6% is a great improvement.

    and suddenly it doesn't seem half bad to play around with aerodynamic improvements although they are still more difficult to solve

    then for instance gaining 3% less power taken by cutting about 10mm length from your rudder.

     

    right so next time as i promised before a bit more on round shape drag. but i forced myself to go back over the calculations and clean improve there validity to present them better.

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    Well this is the first time that ivé been abele to get to a computer it's now 3.00 am Hong Kong time what can i say the world champs was aursom to many storys to tell now but i will when i get home.

     

    The trip home hase been lets say intereting with the problems at London we had to change our plans we had to stay an extra day and then fly to Helsinky where Roger, Saira and my self parted company they flew to Hong Kong then to Sydney but my route was diffrent.

    From Helsinky i flew to Nagoya Japan and hade to waite 12 hrs befor my conection to Hong Kong were i have to wait a nother 8 hrs to get my conection to Sydney boy am i tired.

     

    Thats it for now ill fill in the details when i get home.

     

    Paul

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    Day 1

    Miss Budweiser T-6

     

    Cut all the parts out and almost finished the Jig, All of the hardware is on order http://www.retallickeng.com.au . Ken makes the best gear I have seen to date.

    CMB 67 Green Head

    A Salisbury Power Pipe will be order in the next few weeks

    http://www.salisburypipes.com/ Dave is right “Get one or Follow one”.

     

    http://gallery.intlwaters.com/thumbnails.php?album=524

     

    Day 2

    Well, I made to the Shed with a coffee, and without been spotted, turned on the laptop for some music, I looked at the plans and ply then the phone rang and it didn’t stop ringing, so that was the end of day 2. metal note; turn phone off when working on boats!

     

     

    Day 3

    I got much more done this time. The entire main frame is glued up and square; next I will add the finishing touches before the bottom goes on.

  7. My younglblood rigger finally showed up Thursday, took some time checking it out and started to make plans for making her water ready. Got a crate of goodies along w/ the engine and other parts on the way and hopefully will have it done by next weekend for some testing - weather permitting. Spent half my morning today putting all my gear and hardware stuff neatly in some new tackle boxes turned field boxes. Once that was done I finally got the Blizzard Kit out and started making the sponsons. This boat is going to be light as a feather, I'm psyched and can't wait to see it run on nitro ! Gonna be working on gettin' it done the rest of the week along w/ final paint prep to my hot shot tunnel, but it's tough not having a workshop to work in, apartment living sux <_< I'll be moving into a house finally this spring and things will much easier. Work decided to make a few phone calls to a local college and got me a grant for 4 years of Tool and Die classes along w/ some CNC programming courses, I've already had 2 years of the same courses and have 7 credits left to finish up for my associates degree, probably knock out those 7 credits this summer when I start the new machining courses. Be cool if I end up w/ two different degrees for the same type of classes !!! Hope all this doesn't cut into my boat time, that would suck :o

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    Finally the last day of the working year for me. It's about time as it's been a pretty rough year. Best thing is now that I'm on holidays I will be able to focus on the important things..............boats.

    I aim to get the FFGas back on the water a few days after xmas. She's now sporting some tricked up carbon bits.

    I am also endeavouring to make some good progress on a new one,..................why.............because I can. Do I have to, no................but I want to. I find building to be a great release from the world.

     

    Dragged my club sec to a new site last night in the hope of operating from a bigger space of water. Looks like all my driving around seekign water has paid off. We will now have a bigger facility to operate from which means I will no longer be bound by small ponds.

     

    Still trying to get my act together to get across to the AMPBA Nats on the other side of the country. Fingers crossed I will be able to make the journey with the Firefighter, Mono & Hydro, now that would be fun. Would be great to finally meet all the faces behind the names that have assisted me over the past few years.

     

    Well, that was another instalment of Johno's existance

     

    :D

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    Finally its saturday. The boys have gone riding or on the PS2. So im in the shed cleaning up!! I could not even walk in the door without stepping over a boat or two. Maybe a clean shed will get my motivation going!!! bugger the trailer is already full of rubbish, where to put the fresh rubbish?.........................

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