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Old 12-01-2012
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Re: Follow the ARC

Really good post Billy,

The sea state and the ability to deal with heavy seas of 10+ for long periods of time is taxing on many facets of the 20-22 days at sea. The human drain of staying secure and in vigilant position on the boat whetether topside or below is a huge energy expenditure whoch over a few days is draining. Hard to have any sembeance of a routine when this happens...especially when in the beginning you havent even settled into one. One thing I noticed on my passage of 22 days was the rountine you and you internal clock eventually get into.

As far as fire supression systems in the restuarant business all of my kitchens ar eequiped with the powder ansul type systems and the havoc it wreaks when they are used is unbeleiveable due to what you identified the fine nature of the powder. I gets in every crevace and inhaled is also a danger. They work great and are the best assurance to pit even the ost stubbron of fires out. Having a fire at seas....that tought is just chilling.

Dave
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