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by Captain Goddammit
Wed May 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

I’ve also been wrongly ticketed by DOT officers who either didn’t know the law properly or just felt like writing a ticket. Apparently in your world that means after three decades I don’t know WTF about CDL laws. (And you do!!???!!) One of the many things you don’t know is that DOT cops are known to...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed May 23, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

Misinformation?
I’ve held a CDL for 30 years.
You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

You’ve got so much shit wrong...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue May 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

Not doing anything that subjects you to FMCSA rules would consist of not driving the thing on a public highway.
It’s an over-26,000 vehicle that requires a CDL. Hopefully you don’t get taught the rules the extremely expensive way, from the wrong DOT officer.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue May 22, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

You’re opening up a huge can of worms stepping into the CDL world. You’re gonna have to cross every scale and potentially get thoroughly inspected - and whatever thing you’re coming in with is highly likely to get singled out. Fines are pretty steep. ALL your shit has to be in order, shit you didn’t...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun May 13, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa

Well it’s a little bit “high tech” but I like to bring a GoPro.
You can take still shots, you can do video, it’s smaller than almost everything else so it’s easiest to carry, and comes in a waterproof case - which also means dust proof. Really hard to beat.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat May 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Insects and critters
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Insects and critters

Nope... only that snail would get licensed. The other two are clearly recognizable cars and trucks. The only reason Harrod’s VW got licensed was because it was considered a Burning Man historical piece, grandfathered in. That mantis thing is an ‘80s Chevy C60 flatbed, you can see it clear as day. Th...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri May 11, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Catching a Thief

I believe most of the leftover bikes are left by people who got them on the way there to use for the week and had no way or intention of bringing them back.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri May 11, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Insects and critters
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Insects and critters

There are quite a few... http://dev.buglady.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_1812.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8459/7963880430_f565fe2534_b.jpg https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160907090200-burning-man-art-cars-17-super-43.jpg But you're gonna Love them... Actually there won’t even be ...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri May 11, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Shipping a Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Shipping a Generator

I don’t know this because I’ve always carried my own... but I’m assuming the fuel tank is the problem. Those Hondas come apart pretty easily with just a few tools. I wonder if you could ship it if you removed the fuel tank? You can order literally any part for those sets, you could just get a new ta...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu May 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Catching a Thief

Should it be safe and painless to steal people’s bikes?
by Captain Goddammit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Catching a Thief

Got some real world playa experience for you. First, the Black Rock Rangers aren’t cops. They were created as a sort of search and rescue team so people didn’t hurt themselves. They do nothing but watch and report. I’ve been in several altercations in BRC. Once with a person who attempted to steal m...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue May 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 61
Views: 7884

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

Yeah you’re right about one thing, this is useless. You would (apparently) be amazed at how much Burners know about generators. We know about the electrical formulas, the continuous ratings and peak ratings, and even how much less power you will actually get at the altitude of the playa. We know wha...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon May 07, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 61
Views: 7884

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

Oh yeah... I always wanted to really step up the system on the Land Yacht, but that one-week-a-year usefulness prevented it from being practical. I did it to eliminate the Honda generator I originally had running on the thing, since it already had an engine that could provide plenty of belt-drive po...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon May 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 61
Views: 7884

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

I said several times it WILL work. It just won’t make as much power as you think it will. “Powering a whole camp” means nothing. Some camps use 100,000 watts. Some use none. What I have tried to tell you several times is you won’t hold a continuous load of even 1000 watts with a setup like you descr...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun May 06, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 61
Views: 7884

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

Alright professor I’ll bore everyone else (and myself) and explain a few things to you. Those textbook things are mostly (but not all) correct. I’m not confused about any of the textbook math. The parts you don’t understand because you’ve clearly never done this are many. What I told you is that you...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat May 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 61
Views: 7884

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

There’s so much wrong with everything you said I haven’t got time to correct it all and no one would want to read through it all. Your English is fine. What matters is electricity and automotive charging systems aren’t your best subject. You’ve got some real world practice and experience to learn fr...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri May 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 61
Views: 7884

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

You posted quite a bit of misinformation bordering on rubbish. the problem is that they are $$$ and weak at least for me becuase anything below 2000 watt you could just buy one of those 12v to 110 or 220v hook it to your car and thats it You’ve obviously never done this. To even pull 1000 watts 120V...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed May 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: UK Birgins - LA or Seattle?!??!
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: UK Birgins - LA or Seattle?!??!

Playa dust does not “blow out”... SOME of it does but it’s not like regular house dust. You’re going to TRASH that RV, I hope the renter knows that. I would never, ever rent any vehicle out to someone who was taking it to Burning Man. I’m telling you this because you need to know that rigs really ta...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WDYDWYD?
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: WDYDWYD?

What Do You Do With Your Dick?
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Howling at the Temple Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: Howling at the Temple Burn?

I didn’t even think anything of that first Temple. It was pretty much a square box made of those plywood puzzle cutouts, I think it was on the inner playa somewhere in the 8:00-ish area?? But after that, it became a lot bigger better thing than the Man burn, to a lot of us. I’ve always liked the fac...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?

The most economical, reliable and sure-fire method, if the truck sits that long, is to simply bring a charged battery and drop it in. That way you know the battery IS going to turn the truck over. No worrying whether your system failed a year later. I own several vehicles that sit for long periods a...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 137
Views: 6618

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

I've always been fast to criticize Larry Harvey for his la-la land themes and such... and I've often pointed out that he didn't really create Burning Man, it was a Cacophony Society event and he was invited to bring his wooden man - but, if he hadn't, that "Zone Trip" might have been a one...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Larry Harvey
Replies: 23
Views: 1611

Re: RIP Larry Harvey

And just like that, the 2018 Temple became the biggest and most significant one ever.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?

You could buy a Honda EU2200 for what all those batteries and solar cost.
You could buy a similar knock-off like a Champion for just the cost of all those batteries.
Then you’d have all the power you want for whatever fridge you want plus other stuff.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Or use your own truck. That’s what I’ve always done.
I’ve carried many tons of stuff to the playa in trucks that cost less than what most of people pay to rent one.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: 7 people seeking camp

DO NOT SUPPORT THE PLUG_N_PLAY CULTURE. (this has been a public service announcement) *bring your own shower/kitchen/stuff* Indeed not supporting a plug and play, I'm with you on that. I'm pretty amazed on some of the responses that seem oriented more towards hate and criticism than help... not the...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Hi, We are a group of 7 seeking camp, a few of us have a couple of burns in our belt while 4 are virgins... The 7 of us come from different corners of the world... From Argentina, to Serbia, Belize and Houston TX. We are riding together from SF, got an RV FS31 class C w/generator... plus trailer wi...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4265
Views: 199461

Re: PAGE TWO

It absolutely was.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: Newbie Order of Things

I’m a million percent with Sham on this. ROAD TRIP!!! Burning Man really isn’t a good fly-in kind of thing. You are correct, tenting for 8 days really sucks. I mean really sucks. Especially in a hot desert (sometimes cold too) with blowing dirt that gets everywhere. If I wasn’t gonna bring my truck ...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4265
Views: 199461

Re: PAGE TWO

I mean, it’s gotta be a pretty hard sell to get people to sign up for jobs so they can work for free during their vacation!! One day it’ll dawn on you. I’m going to hang for a week in Palm Springs. Got desert. Got bars. Got music. But also got pool... got non-corrosive environment... got plenty of a...

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