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    Mine is set about 500. I sometimes get that mag...

    Mine is set about 500. I sometimes get that mag rattle. What is that, and does it cause any problems?

    Jim
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    [QUOTE=SteveE;803108]What are you herding up...

    [QUOTE=SteveE;803108]What are you herding up Mark? You can see schools of fish a couple other places.

    Its the the commercial herring fishery near Togiak, northern Bristol Bay in southwestern...
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    A boat seat cushion/PFD comes to my mind, if the...

    A boat seat cushion/PFD comes to my mind, if the boss is generous and the poor sucker in the back is not too tall. Do a search for "Safari Seat". Ever hear of a Trapper Nelson pack frame?

    Jim
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    Cloth? Where is "here"? Makes a difference.

    Cloth?

    Where is "here"? Makes a difference.
  6. Thread: Fuel primer

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    Does the primer stay out and locked? Or...

    Does the primer stay out and locked? Or eventually gets pushed in?
    Please let us know what you find was the problem. Hate it when someone asks for advice, gets responses, and we never hear...
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    Thumbs up from me on your paint scheme. I'm...

    Thumbs up from me on your paint scheme.

    I'm also in favor of red on the wings elevators/horizontal stabilizers. Both for visibility and burning off frost. A red wing will clear off the frost...
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    I'm thinking a two bulb (taxi/landing) fixture in...

    I'm thinking a two bulb (taxi/landing) fixture in each wing with a "wig wag" system from one wing to the other would be pretty useful.

    My old Cessna 140 had a gear driven light that would descend...
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    What's your mission? Floating around in a pond...

    What's your mission? Floating around in a pond with a fly rod? Down river expedition? Packing moose meat? Lots of different options depending on what you want to do.
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    I've been considering replacing what I assume is...

    I've been considering replacing what I assume is the original fuel valve with a modern valve. In an earlier thread, the Dakota valve was described as cross feeding when in the OFF position. Is this...
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    Bill, Do a search here on Steve's gascolator....

    Bill,
    Do a search here on Steve's gascolator. There are a number of discussions. It's a nice piece of equipment and good people to deal with. No more leaking gaskets and safety wire.

    Jim
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    If the windshield has the blue protective plastic...

    If the windshield has the blue protective plastic film, don't let the fuselage sit out in the sun while you're working on something else. That stuff dries on, and is a real chore to get off.
    ...
  13. 700 hours from outside Alaska, with most of it...

    700 hours from outside Alaska, with most of it likely instructing is not a lot of experience for commercial flying in Alaska. However your situation is kind of unique with your teacher's credentials....
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    Mine came with a plywood seat when I bought it....

    Mine came with a plywood seat when I bought it. Replaced that with the same plywood I used when I replaced the floor boards and floor of baggage area.

    What are you doing for the seat back? Mine...
  15. Holy cats!! Neat new tool. If you can't find the...

    Holy cats!! Neat new tool. If you can't find the noise you're looking for, I bet you'll find some you didn't want to know about.

    Jim
  16. Thread: Winter Kits

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    Use the red bottle alcohol, not the yellow...

    Use the red bottle alcohol, not the yellow bottle.
    Use extra care not to cold shock your engine.
    Preheat.
    Be prepared for frosted windows.
    Inspect your breather tube to make sure there's a...
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    That spring must have gotten pretty hot to...

    That spring must have gotten pretty hot to stretch like that. Do you think it did anything to the cables?

    Jim
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    What make and model prop? Be sure you're...

    What make and model prop? Be sure you're comparing apples to apples. Also, if your considering a different pitch prop, make sure the one you have is actually the pitch marked on the prop. Isn't...
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    My Cub had the original style catch when I got it...

    My Cub had the original style catch when I got it in 1997. Have no idea if it was the original piece. About 2007 or 8 the spring broke and I used a stick to hold it open until I got around to...
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    You can sleep real soundly in a field camp...

    You can sleep real soundly in a field camp surrounded by a properly installed and maintained electric fence.

    I considered anything not stainless steel or granite was potential bear food. Bears...
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    I've helped when using a wing jack like shown in...

    I've helped when using a wing jack like shown in the photos, but was always nervous about something slipping and poking up through the wing. Never tried doing it just by myself, which was usually...
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    ?? You replaced your come-along with an electric...

    ?? You replaced your come-along with an electric saw? Please explain. Is there a winch head or power block on the saw? If so, sounds interesting. More info please.

    Jim
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    I suspect the sequence of how things are put back...

    I suspect the sequence of how things are put back together might be important. That's a whole lot of rivets.

    Jim
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    Maybe you need to take a good look at the air...

    Maybe you need to take a good look at the air control box to see why the hot air flows through into the cabin instead of dumping out when you have the flapper closed. If you have a shroud around the...
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    Well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder....

    Well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Depending upon your mission and the selling price, it might be a good opportunity. Faded paint can be improved with elbow grease. 2010 isn't very old...
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