Windermere’s Refit

Windermere, a Classic 37′ yawl, was designed by the New York firm, Sparkman and Stephens, and built in 1966 by Grampian Yachts for Murray Koffler of Canadian drugstore fame. After two more owners in between, the boat came into my possession in the early eighties. I commissioned a major refit of the boat’s interior in…

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How to Troubleshoot Snowmobile Problems

As fall blends into winter we shift from our land & water recreational vehicles to our snowmobiles. The snow has fallen and the snowmobile is calling. You pull it from its shed, crank the engine and nothing happens. Did you know that due to the extreme winter conditions, snowmobiles require more frequent maintenance that any…

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How To Deal With Headaches Behind The Eyes

Pain behind the eyes may be a symptom of different types of headaches and even other health problems. Most commonly people complain to have an extreme one-sided headache especially involving the area around or behind one eye. This is a typical description of cluster headache. Other symptoms associated with cluster headache are eye redness or…

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History of Clark Fork, and Hope, Idaho

The Hope/Clark Fork area stretches along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille from the Pack River to the mouth of the Clark Fork River, the major waterways that feed mighty Pend Oreille. Lake Pend Oreille is one of the West’s largest freshwater bodies of water with several islands near the Clark Fork estuary, including the…

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Open a Coffee Shop With a Competitive Advantage

Opening a new coffee shop is not extremely difficult in and of itself, but opening one with a competitive advantage that allows it to thrive rather than flounder in the local market is a challenge that requires planning ahead. Nonetheless, there are several proven routes to competitive advantage used by coffee shops, and one may…

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Halogen Lighting – A Guide For The Domestic Buyer

The Halogen Cycle The process by which Halogen lamps actually work! Occurring when the filament of a Halogen lamp has reached operating temperature, Halogen atoms within the bulb envelope attach themselves to the vaporised Tungsten particles emanating from the filament. The Halogen atoms carry them back to the filament where they are reused. Linear Tungsten…

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History of BB Guns

It is very often said that “BB” is originated from “bullet ball” or “ball bearing” but actually this is not true. The BB guns utilized the BB-sized shotguns having lead shot, in between size B and size BBB. BB shot is 4.57 mm in diameter but it varies considerably in sizes owing to allowable tolerances…

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Shaker Stylings and Their Rich History in Decor

Shakers lived in dormitory style housing and celebrated God in a busy and active way by engaging in tasks that brought out the best in themselves. Design details fell under “American Rustic” and were unmatched in craftsmanship. Cabinetry Characteristics Shakers use stile-and-rail recessed panel doors, and the inset is plain and flat. Lip and outside…

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