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Arima Life / Re: Fuel Line Question
« Last post by ThePatriot on Today at 03:40:34 PM »
Thank you.  I think I’ll stick with the recommended 5/16 replacement. 


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At this point the amount of people who have died over the last month in the entire world is within a thousand of the amount of people who died of flu in the usa during our last season.

I am with our president. Keep a positive attitude and over come it with the resources we have instead of crying doom. I dont think anything was worse than 911.


The economic impact and lost jobs dorm this pandemic is already worse than 911.  People will die for the flu every year and it unavoidable and yes there are lot of people who die from the flu.   The number of deaths you are referrimg to now from covid19 is just a blip compared to how many people can die from it if left alone and nothing is done about it.  Here's how pandemics work.  If you imagine a pond in your back yard.  On day 1, you have 1 covid19 virus and every day it doubles.   On day 60 the pond is completely full of covid19 virus... What day was the pond half full????  Answer is day 59... 

What day is the pond 1% full?  Answer is day 52.   This is the power of exponential growth due to pandemics if not controlled.  The numbers don't grow that fast for the first whole... In the pond example, even at day 52 people aren't concerned with the rate of growth since it has taken 52 days for the pond to grow to 1% of the ponds capacity.   Then from days 53 to 60, in other words, it goes from 1% to 100% is 7 days.....  This is why if this pandemic is not controlled and taken seriously many people people will die than from the flu....  The pond example was not something I made up... It was an example presented by a world renounced epidemiologist.   This is why our minds can't wrap around the idea of exponential growth until it becomes too late like Italy and other parts of the world who are having a difficult time.

I don't think it's something to panic about but it's not something to take lightly.   All I have to say is don't take my opinions or anyone else's opinions on what you should or should not do.  Listen to those who are much smarter than people here on this forum and who have dedicated their lives to the topic and do what you think is best for you. 
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Geting too political here lets get back to boats...
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In before the lock.
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At this point the amount of people who have died over the last month in the entire world is within a thousand of the amount of people who died of flu in the usa during our last season.

I am with our president. Keep a positive attitude and over come it with the resources we have instead of crying doom. I dont think anything was worse than 911.

I agree about the number of people that have died.  I tried mentioning that in the other thread but was bludgeoned for doing so, yet the CDC figures between 24,000 and 62,000 people died in the US alone over a period of 5 months from the flu between last winter and this spring.  Which is anywhere from 5,000 people to over 12,000 people per month and with over 38 million cases total.  I, once again, simply don't see the data being there.  Regardless, I also agree about supporting our president and am a Trump supporter.  I was called "un-American" and a slew of other words when I didn't support Obama over the previous two terms though?  I do disagree about about the economy though and that part really makes me worried, more so than the coronavirus.  The stock market has basically collapsed over the past couple of weeks and with people continuing to panic and lose their minds over this, I think it's only going to get worse in terms of finance.  I think people are afraid and likely doing and saying things they normally wouldn't, or they become "reactive" and do things only because they see others doing them... like raiding and pillaging grocery stores of toilet paper and so on.  I also worry about what would happen if we had a very serious natural incident, terrorist threat or something similar where several thousand people, if not tens of thousands of people died in a matter of hours.  After watching how people react in regards to coronavirus, I'm not all that confident that we could recover if we had a serious terrorist event or natural disaster.  I'm also wondering where this "we're only 11 days behind Italy or China" in terms of the deaths that they've had, because it's been that long yet we're still really at about the same pace that we were before.  My buddy was panicking the other day because he heard a new story about how by the end of last week that over 2,000 Americans would die from coronavirus every single day.  Turn off the news and other social media websites and watch something a little more positive and uplifting.  Or simply go for a hike and enjoy the beauty of the PNW.  In terms of the topic at hand with Arima's being available... I think you'll see a few, but then that's because boating season is coming up soon, as is fishing season.  So I'm thinking that will be the reasoning for it.  I'm sure there's probably a few people that have purchased boats that they could barely afford before things went south and because they're no longer working or so on, that they'll have to sell the boat because of it. 
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   This pandemic is going to make 911 look like two kids stubbed their toes.   And BTW, I'm one who's "not" with this President. 


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At this point the amount of people who have died over the last month in the entire world is within a thousand of the amount of people who died of flu in the usa during our last season.

I am with our president. Keep a positive attitude and over come it with the resources we have instead of crying doom. I dont think anything was worse than 911.

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Tesoro, I respectably completely disagree with you.  This is much much worse than 911, the late 90s tech bubble burst, the financial crisis of 2008, etc.... This is a global shutdown and meltdown and all industries are affected and will continue to be affect for months to come.. I agree there is some panic and media over hype, but there are more people who under appreciate the impact and seriousness of the current situation... Look at the trajectory of the current spread within the US and globally... The global reach and how much of the global economy this virus has affected is unprecedented and is nowhere near over.   This virus in combination with a long bull run in the housing market and stock market is a recipe for disaster.   There will be more pain and bad news to come.  I wish this is a short blip and something that we all can quickly recover but the sad reality it is much more than anyone could have imagined.   As Bill Gates mentioned in a Ted talk from 2015, the world wasn't ready to deal with a situation like this.   I hope we can come up with a disaster plan to allow us to better handle future situations like this. 

One positive from this is that I hope it brings humanity together to work towards a common cause rather than the rifts that tear us apart.  Also a great opportunity for everyone to take a break from the rat race and spend quality time with their household family members.   Too often we get caught up in life and work and neglect the ones that are nearest and dearest to us. 
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Arima Life / Re: 21’ ranger weight
« Last post by LakeHouse4305 on Today at 02:02:50 PM »
Hauled my 21 HT over 1200 miles including some mountains with our F150 2.7L (has 6600# GVWR tow package and integrated trailer brakes) - - no problems at all. Pretty light load though: no fishing gear, no kicker, less than 1/2 tank fuel. Boat and trailer (aluminum) weighed 4120# at certified scale. The brochures say the max trailer weight is 6000# for this set up but the problem is the max. GCWR is 10,200# per the VIN sticker. My scale weight with two people was: truck 6180 + boat/tlr 4120 = 10,300#. So, right at the max.
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Arima Life / Re: Fuel Line Question
« Last post by davidsea on Today at 01:42:02 PM »
   Back in the middle ages, when I used to race boats, we had similar concerns.  In the days of carburetted 2-stroke motors, with wimpy diapragm fuel pumps run on crankcase pressure pulses, going lean on top end was a very expensive no-no. Engine RPM would increase momentarily, followed by loud noises and then complete silence. The old rule-of-thumb was that fuel flow was 1 gallon per hour for every 10 horsepower being developed - a motor putting out 100 horsepower would burn 10 GPH.  That old rule is pretty much still true, although newer 4-stroke, fuel-injected, electric fuel pump, computer-controlled motors do a little better than that, and are a lot less likely to be affected by restricted fuel flow.   Some of the race guys set up a very simple test - they hung lengths of fuel line vertically, stuck funnels in the top, and measured how long it took for gravity to push a measured amount of fuel through.  Without a pump (actually, without vacuum), it was thought that 5/16" was good to about 125-150 HP, and 3/8" from there up, except for the 300+ HP race motors, which used 1/2" line and regulated electric pumps.  For Arima-size modern motors, I'd be comfortable with 5/16" for everything except for 200-250 V6's.
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