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07-04-2013 09:08 AM
dvuyxx
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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Originally Posted by wingNwing View Post
I want one of these on the bow of my dinghy:

Made from PVC ... does that make it a vegetarian cannon? (Historically, what they called "Quaker Cannons" because they're pacificist and don't really fire. I'm thinking of filling it with flour and using the dinghy foot pump to give the puff of smoke, still working on the bang.)
Maybe you could time it to poof with a firecracker?
07-04-2013 09:05 AM
downeast450
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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Originally Posted by dvuyxx View Post
Admittedly, I always stop at the RGB Cannons exhibit at the sailboat show and pine away at teir brass cannons.

When I was a kid, there were always wahoos that would set up cannons made of long PVC pipe and rubbing alcohol. I'm not sure of the chemistry or setup, but it was loud!
"Wahoos"? Ha! "Rapid oxidation reduction engineers!"

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07-04-2013 08:41 AM
wingNwing
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

I want one of these on the bow of my dinghy:

Made from PVC ... does that make it a vegetarian cannon? (Historically, what they called "Quaker Cannons" because they're pacificist and don't really fire. I'm thinking of filling it with flour and using the dinghy foot pump to give the puff of smoke, still working on the bang.)
07-04-2013 08:04 AM
dvuyxx
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

Admittedly, I always stop at the RGB Cannons exhibit at the sailboat show and pine away at teir brass cannons.

When I was a kid, there were always wahoos that would set up cannons made of long PVC pipe and rubbing alcohol. I'm not sure of the chemistry or setup, but it was loud!
07-04-2013 07:31 AM
downeast450
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

Its CANNON DAY! Ha! Happy 4th of July to you all!

We will see what kind of appreciation the area's "Safety Patrols" have for some 4th of July noise!

I have decided to try my cannon on my own property. Not the public beach which will be bursting with humanity. I expect visits from the local police, who I am on first name basis with and have notified of my intentions. The Acadia National Park police, not so much. My property shares a boundary with the park. Having been an ANP seasonal ranger in the past I know how "UP TIGHT" that govt. agency is. Worse than the military. No projectiles. Not even the lid on the milk can. Tightly held plastic will work if the Youtube videos are an accurate measure.

My large American Flag will be flying and hopefully ears will be ringing. I will be wearing my Husky helmet complete with face shield and ear protection.

Have a safe 4th.

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06-20-2013 05:56 PM
downeast450
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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Funny thing about carbide and hazmat. I went that route earlier this year trying to ship some carbide. UPS and Fedex call it hazmat. But the USPS will take it WITHOUT HAZMAT as long as it is shipped by GROUND. So, no priority mail, but parcel post (I think they call that "select post" now) you can ship limited quantities of carbide with NO HAZMAT FEE OR MARKING.

It took multiple calls to the local po, to the local main po, to their hazmat department, to group reading of the usps's hazmat guide to get that figured out. But there's at least one vendor on ebay who has been routinely shipping 5x2lb cans of carbide by usps that way for years now, openly, with no problems. So for next year--save the hazmat fee, specify usps ground shipping or find the vendor who already knows about that.

Hazmat is fun, every *ing carrier has their own ideas and none of them gives you the same answer from any two different offices.

WRT NY Harbor, what restrictions? Other than keeping clear of the UN, the bridge abuttments, Ellis and Liberty islands...what's been redlined, that you'd really want to visit anyway? Bear in mind there's a couple hundred years of junk and landfill in a lot of that water, I wouldn't poke around anyplace that might have old pier pilings or other debris hiding in it. And for a "canoe" the East River could be a bit challenging, sometimes there are 2-4' standing square waves forming in parts of it as the water bounces up off the bottom. Quirky, but nowhere near as bad as a herd of giant kraken.
Nothing red lined I want to visit. Knowing which docks to avoid. Heleports and some other misc stuff. We plan to stop at the park just below Hellgate if things look uncomfortable. The UN isn't a problem until mid September. We will take the east channel. There are things like ventilation shafts, ferry terminals, Stuff I wouldn't be concerned about in a large boat but navigating along the shore in a canoe I don't want any surprises. The usual navy ship security zone stuff. We are experienced canoe paddlers. We paddle some open ocean races and camp along the Maine coast by canoe. A couple of white water national championships in our younger days so we are heads up about waves and currents. I have a farm in Washington County Maine. I used to paddle through "The Old Sow" on my way to work in Eastport. Now there is a challenging set of rips! Ha!

Thanks for the hazmat info.

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06-20-2013 04:52 PM
hellosailor
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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Funny thing about carbide and hazmat. I went that route earlier this year trying to ship some carbide. UPS and Fedex call it hazmat. But the USPS will take it WITHOUT HAZMAT as long as it is shipped by GROUND. So, no priority mail, but parcel post (I think they call that "select post" now) you can ship limited quantities of carbide with NO HAZMAT FEE OR MARKING.

It took multiple calls to the local po, to the local main po, to their hazmat department, to group reading of the usps's hazmat guide to get that figured out. But there's at least one vendor on ebay who has been routinely shipping 5x2lb cans of carbide by usps that way for years now, openly, with no problems. So for next year--save the hazmat fee, specify usps ground shipping or find the vendor who already knows about that.

Hazmat is fun, every *ing carrier has their own ideas and none of them gives you the same answer from any two different offices.

WRT NY Harbor, what restrictions? Other than keeping clear of the UN, the bridge abuttments, Ellis and Liberty islands...what's been redlined, that you'd really want to visit anyway? Bear in mind there's a couple hundred years of junk and landfill in a lot of that water, I wouldn't poke around anyplace that might have old pier pilings or other debris hiding in it. And for a "canoe" the East River could be a bit challenging, sometimes there are 2-4' standing square waves forming in parts of it as the water bounces up off the bottom. Quirky, but nowhere near as bad as a herd of giant kraken.
06-20-2013 04:40 PM
downeast450
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

FedX just delivered 10 pounds of miner's lamp grade calcium carbide! Yippee! It has gotten expensive. Shipping is expensive. Hazmat! 5 two pound cans. Should last 5 years if I am prudent and don't get arrested. Ha! I will double seal the cans with paraffin to keep moisture out.

Chem was one of my majors as an undergrad so I get the chemistry and the risk. We are Good to Go! Unless the Admiral convinces me to take her to Boston for the night of the 4th!

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06-20-2013 06:56 AM
Shinook
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
There was no statement on gun control. I made that clear in the post itself, for goodness sakes.

It was a statement on the lack of clarity around gun laws and how they apply and that things like signal cannons could be regulated without one knowing it.

If you want to do battle with me, why don't you go back to the last thread we sparred in and show me the fictitious post you suggest you shared with the Baltimore Commander. You seem to like to make up facts to support your position.
Don't feed the troll.
06-20-2013 06:19 AM
Minnewaska
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
This political statement about gun control obviously belongs in the off topic forum not in a sailing forum
There was no statement on gun control. I made that clear in the post itself, for goodness sakes.

It was a statement on the lack of clarity around gun laws and how they apply and that things like signal cannons could be regulated without one knowing it.

If you want to do battle with me, why don't you go back to the last thread we sparred in and show me the fictitious post you suggest you shared with the Baltimore Commander. You seem to like to make up facts to support your position.
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