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  1. If you want gas mileage, my wife's geo metro xfi consistently get over 50 mpg. Can't haul much buy its great for running around. My 93 D250 gets 18mpg consistently. It's a cummins/auto but diesel is extremely compared to gas...
  2. I was watching this BBC video of a reporter with troops in Ukraine and saw pigweeds. If you look about the 16 second mark there are pigweeds in the background. Later you see more. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-63064531 People are dieing in battle and I noticed weeds in a field... Thx-Ace
  3. Idk what's going on. I've had several friends tell me that. Several are straight shooters. The trucks were 'town trucks'. Light duty 1/2 ton 4dr 4wd. Some type of overdrive automatic. I'm not sure of the year but they were probably mid 00s to mid 10s. A friend still has a mid 10s dodge hemi that gets 20+ mpg. I've ridden in the truck several times. It's easy on gas. Other friends have HD 3/4 and 1 ton hemis. They never talk about gas mileage. Im guessing it's not good. In all fairness everyone i know with newish HD 3/4 & 1 ton trucks are complaining about bad gas mileage.
  4. My fuel comes up from Texas in pipelines. One going to little rock crosses my place. Didn't know they hauled much fuel on barges. Lots of grain and fertilizer here. They used to haul coal and timber but i haven't seen any in years. I'm sure they haul other stuff too.
  5. Interestingly, I was looking at liveaboard marinas on the interweb. This marina in Marathon Florida is liveaboard only! I've never seen that before.
  6. There were several liveaboard marinas in the hard hit area. Plus there are many anchored out. Some of the marinas have pools, laundry, etc. Here's a link about liveaboard marinas in Florida. When we went sailing in a Florida keys we saw a great many people living on boats anchored out. Most of them had a small boat to go to shore to work, get supplies, etc. Many of these boats looked like they had not moved in years. Here's an article about liveaboard marinas in Florida https://www.living-aboard.com/florida-liveaboard-marinas.html
  7. Interesting. I have friends with dodges of similar vintage that get over 20mpg. These are early 5.7 hemis. I forget the exact years. A dodge with a 12v cummins, 5 speed manual and reasonable rear axle ratio will get over 20mpg. My old 1980 D100 with slant 6 and 4 speed overdrive gets 20 wif I keep her tuned up. Thx-Ace
  8. There are many people in South Florida who live abroad their boat. It is their only residence. Many don't even have cars. You can do that in South Florida. Some grocery and other stores on a canal have docks for them. Many bars are restaurants do. If they were in a marina and it broke free they were lucky to get free from the mess. If they were anchored out they were on their own. Moving up river is usually a good plan. But at cat 4/5 hurricane is difficult to survive in anything, boat, house, car, whatever. It's especially bad since the storm turned at the last minute. The wrong areas were evacuated. People were caught unprepared.
  9. I understand that it doesn't mean they farm straw. That was kinda tongue in cheek. I was thinking like a straw gun buyer. One person buys it for another. Something like you have farms in the name of various family members and even employees. A neighbor went bankrupt in the 80s like so many. He immediately resumed farming under his brothers name. His brother was a nice guy and a good tractor driver but had no capacity to run a farm. It was obvious what was going on. Thx-Ace
  10. I never heard of a "straw farming operation".
  11. There is alot of variability in construction methods in Florida. I've seen houses built with solid concrete walls, brick exterior, super heavy duty roofs. And I've seen crap that wouldn't hold up to anything. I don't understand what the difference is. It wasn't just age. Probably crooked builders.. My brother's place is all steel reinforced concrete except for the finished interior and windows.
  12. I actually used mine last night working on my sister in laws deck. It's still a great saw.
  13. No worse than killing $50,000 new trucks in 15 years with rust. I doubt it. Most insurance companies are nationwide. They will raise the rates in hurricane areas again. IMHO YMMV Thx-Ace
  14. Few farmers round here have Ben's. Most everything is sold as it's harvested. There were paddle wheel riverboats that used to run up here with a draft of 18 inches. They claimed to be able to float on a heavy dew but talk is cheap! The Arkansas River was either flood or pool and drop in my area before the locks and dams were installed. Thx-Ace
  15. Sorry I don't have an answer to your question but have one of my own. You say they cut a stone countertop with a worm drive saw? Never heard of that. I have an old skill worm drive I picked up well used many years ago. It's a great saw. Thx-Ace
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