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    I was thinking the ability to run thinner oil...

    I was thinking the ability to run thinner oil also required closer clearances, otherwise the oil pressure would never come up to spec and possibly oil starve the last item on the pressure food chain....
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    Here's the data. Skier visits are not down, they...

    Here's the data. Skier visits are not down, they are flat with wobble. You can also look at Northeast numbers, or just Vermont. Still the same.

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    Probably, but the quality you start with is a...

    Probably, but the quality you start with is a factor.

    My point was that machined tolerances have vastly improved, along with metallurgy and design. Wear is reduced. Vibration is reduced. Car...
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    What was the average life of a car engine in...

    What was the average life of a car engine in 1970?
    What was the average life of a car engine in 2000?
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    Size matters.

    Size matters.
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    Yes, but the driver for any business is...

    Yes, but the driver for any business is maximizing yield, not serving every potential customer. You just can't please all of the people all of the time and still make a buck.


    Let's go with...
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    Did you know that Barnstormers were a pretty cash...

    Did you know that Barnstormers were a pretty cash starved profession as well and frequently went bust?
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    Maybe not so much. Using some rough numbers, if...

    Maybe not so much. Using some rough numbers, if Sugarbush gets 400k skier visits, and the ratio to unique skiers is about 7:1, then there are 57,000 unique skiers at Sugarbush. If all those 57,000...
  10. If you mean will a certain carrier make a...

    If you mean will a certain carrier make a customer service based decision and keep a scheduled flight going even if the load is insufficient to be profitable? That's not one of the criteria I...
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    Win - Have you ever seen the industry,...

    Win -

    Have you ever seen the industry, particularly New England, discuss how many skiers learn at feeder hills vs larger resorts?

    With respect to the dismal retention rate you mentioned, I...
  12. This makes absolutely no difference whatsoever in...

    This makes absolutely no difference whatsoever in crew, safety, mechanicals or weather. None.
  13. This is in my wheelhouse, and I don't have a very...

    This is in my wheelhouse, and I don't have a very good answer. I could give you dozens of things not yet mentioned to consider, and on the day of the flight something else could affect the...
  14. I too would like to thank the moderators that...

    I too would like to thank the moderators that opted to let this thread run. The great volume of responses reflect the level of interest, and that is a good thing. I'm actually surprised this...
  15. Gerald Ford. Jimmy Carter. I don't see any...

    Gerald Ford.
    Jimmy Carter.

    I don't see any redemption in your Poly Sci 101 course.
  16. Because there is no upside. No doubt he has...

    Because there is no upside. No doubt he has taken advantage of various deductions and has some grey areas he is in negotiation with the IRS over. How much he donates would be fodder for criticism...
  17. Bloated military? Maybe, but they are coming off...

    Bloated military? Maybe, but they are coming off a recent period of severe austerity,(sequestration) so much so I was reading articles on how the Airforce was scavenging engine parts from...
  18. I'd do that when conditions are good, a steep icy...

    I'd do that when conditions are good, a steep icy run is no place to build confidence.
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    Pro tip: Ski down to Snowshed, catch the...

    Pro tip:

    Ski down to Snowshed, catch the shuttle to Mountain Green, Hops On The Hill opens at 3pm for a pint and some wings and nachos, shuttle back to the hill.
  20. Okemo has lots of Blues, not sure their green...

    Okemo has lots of Blues, not sure their green terrain is that exceptional. It's ok, if you want a change of scenery and what could be the biggest crowd factor in VT. Next weekend is going to be...
  21. Here in CT they not only did the last 3 years top...

    Here in CT they not only did the last 3 years top salary thing (with friendly overtime), and the full defined benefit with premium health care, they didn't fund it for the last 30 years or so. There...
  22. Clarification: It isn't a 10k stipend, it's up to...

    Clarification: It isn't a 10k stipend, it's up to 10k in reimbursed moving costs.

    "Grants can be used for relocation, computer software and hardware, broadband internet and access to a co-working...
  23. Yes, but you left out risk. The cost of trying a...

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    Oh, lord, THIS.

    People are completely clueless about how much it costs to bring a new medication to market.[/QUOTE]
    Yes, but you left out risk. The cost of trying a new drug and it...
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    I've been working so much on carving this season...

    I've been working so much on carving this season I can carve deli slices. It's time for some snow.
  25. Why not try fixing this aspect before we throw in...

    Why not try fixing this aspect before we throw in the towel on the entire system? I'd like to see an easily read, posted in the doctor's office for common items, online for the rest, summary of...
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