August 13, 2008
RVs are big. As such, RV covers are big, too. They can weigh 20-60 lbs depending on the thickness of the material, and, be as long as 40 feet. How to put one of these on single-handed? Sure, you could struggle for half an hour putting each corner in place, climbing up on the ladder and scrambling to keep the thing straight. Or, you could follow the diagram above for an easy and stress-free experience. Just tie two ropes to the ends of the long side of the cover. Throw ropes over cover to side you will pull cover on from. Walk around to side ends of rope are one. Grab ropes. Walk backward slowly, keeping cover decently aligned with the RV. Use broom stick or something else long to fine-tune the fitment. You are done. Wasn’t that easy? Congratulations on your new bit of knowledge.
August 4, 2008
August 1, 2008
You know, this is probably a good idea. While many boaters will likely continue on their way relatively clueless about what’s going on around them, and there will certainly be some false positives, this at least gets people thinking about the issue of maritime security and maybe, if someone sees a guy with a tube that looks like it might be a stinger missile, he’ll call the FBI and they’ll get him before he shoots down a plane. You never know.
OK, that sounded kind of stupid. My guess is this will net some illegals and maybe some drugs. Really, what’s suspicious mean? I think DHS should define what they think constitutes suspicious behavior, in detail, before launching this. Yeah, that sounds hard, and sure, you don’t want to give terrorists a blueprint to avoid detection, but unleashing fearful boaters without any guidelines seems just as bad. I guess there’s no easy answer. Terrorism sucks.