On 19 Jan 2005 15:50:01 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
|> In the recent Lee Valley flyer, they advertise heavy duty duct tape.
|> I wonder how many people got the Red Green joke in there: "for
|> patching a holed canoe". You remember, when Red Green and his
|> wanted to go out on the lake, and discovered that the canoe hadn't
|> been stored behind the back stop at the gun range, instead it was the
|> back stop!
|Whenever I go out in a canoe I take a roll of duct tape along
|to patch any holes that 'appear' in the canoe while out and
|about. Uncle Red didn't just make that up.
Whenever I tow my symbol of fine American craftsmanship, my POS
Mallard by Fleetwood travel trailer, I take several rolls along.
Near the end (fortunately) of my last trip in this horrid thing, I
needed several rolls to secure a piece of aluminum siding that peeled
off and wrapped around the awning upright much like a banana peel.
The tape worked much better than the overdriven narrow-crown staples
that these fools use to "secure" thin aluminum siding against
hurricane velocity winds.
What Robin needs to stock too is a solvent that will remove the
adhesive while leaving the paint alone.