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    I was in NW Ontario over Memorial weekend in my...

    I was in NW Ontario over Memorial weekend in my floatplane. Friday through Monday was absolutely gorgeous. That should be one of the busiest seaplane weekends of the year, especially since it was...
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    Speed was not the issue in my case, nor seldom is...

    Speed was not the issue in my case, nor seldom is with a floatplane. On my 182P on Aerocet 3500 straight floats, it would run out of nose up trim when landing without significant weight in the back....
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    SJ, I made the exact switch you are asking about...

    SJ, I made the exact switch you are asking about 3 years ago. Removed the 3 blade 401 mac from my Pponked 182P on floats and replaced it with the 2 blade MT. There is no downside other than cost. ...
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    Used to spin my champ. Non event, harder to get...

    Used to spin my champ. Non event, harder to get it to enter the spin than to get out. Hand feet off would usually exit itself in less than 1 turn. Nose down opposite rudder and it instantly was...
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    Oh I know it can be done in a suburban but...

    Oh I know it can be done in a suburban but something just seems wrong about taking a sawzall to the interior of a $40,000 suburban. GM should just put wing nuts on the tank. I've had a 1990 Chev,...
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    With gas prices closing in on $4/gallon, i...

    With gas prices closing in on $4/gallon, i finally came to the realization that for 95% of the 400 miles I put on a week I don't need a truck. But if I did, the new Toyota's would be where I start -...
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    6 horse johnson 2 stroke will troll all day and...

    6 horse johnson 2 stroke will troll all day and still push a 14 foot boat right along have F N R and fit right inside ffloat locker on aerocet 3500 about $350 for good used ones. I also have 2.5...
  8. Tower MN 12D on lake vermilion has a couple of...

    Tower MN 12D on lake vermilion has a couple of campgrounds nearby one is right across the road lake vermilion iis nice boating swimming lake with a number of restaurants on it
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    I will, be up that way twice in July, so I have...

    I will, be up that way twice in July, so I have to make it to your place.
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    Happy birthday and heres to 60 more Russ

    Happy birthday and heres to 60 more Russ
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    This unit using the Iridium network looks...

    This unit using the Iridium network looks interesting for connecting with smart phones http://blog.delorme.com/2011/06/03/delorme-inreach-two-way-satellite-communication/ anyone here have any...
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    Not sure if you can just buy the sticker at...

    Not sure if you can just buy the sticker at customs, but believe you can pay the penalty for no sticker which is the same cost. Also, you can print out your receipt from your computer order for the...
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    Sounds like you'll have a rip snorting bird when...

    Sounds like you'll have a rip snorting bird when done. Look at the pull tests regarding 88 inch 401 mac versus 86 401 mac on Pponk's website. They say in their tests the 88 did not pull any more...
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    Despite what you may have heard you must file...

    Despite what you may have heard you must file with eapis even if you land on one of the airports located right on the border. We went through those questions here with pilots saying they would land...
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    Captain Ron, I spoke with a Customs agent in...

    Captain Ron, I spoke with a Customs agent in Crane Lake yesterday, and was informed that nothing has changed as far as eAPIS is concerned with them. There was some talk that you had to at least hit...
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    The terrorist win if we quit going. The only way...

    The terrorist win if we quit going. The only way to fight this is at the election booth. Some albeit very few politicians want to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy. They get my support regardless of...
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    I would agree that a lot of old timers that used...

    I would agree that a lot of old timers that used to cross have quit. Probably not because of this single reason but for a multitude of reasons, and needing to be somewhat computer savy to cross the...
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    I agree that it makes no sense unfortunately we...

    I agree that it makes no sense unfortunately we hhave to jump through the hoops or stay home. I do appreciate the overall ease we have crossing at standpoint and crane and the friendly common sense...
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    Ron I cross through standpoint crane lake a dozen...

    Ron I cross through standpoint crane lake a dozen times a summer just like you. Nothing has changed with the transponder waiver from prior years. You have always needed to list everyone on it. Really...
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    What's a sectional? I just following the little...

    What's a sectional? I just following the little arrow on the GPS. You are probably correct, on the forest service link I just read under "criteria for commercial filming" and it says 4000 AGL for...
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    Actually its 4000 AGL ...

    Actually its 4000 AGL http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/superior/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5202739 Which generally puts you at 5500ASL for that neck of the woods. And its not just airplanes that...
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    The pod is a water tank that fills while step...

    The pod is a water tank that fills while step taxing used for fire fighting
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    Cool stuff mike mcs. Now if you wouldn't mind...

    Cool stuff mike mcs. Now if you wouldn't mind running down to the MN Ontario border and putting in a few web cams so I can make my go/no go decision when I'm up at the camp in Canada that would be...
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    How is your ascesspoint working SB?

    How is your ascesspoint working SB?
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    Mike mcs, not sure that you can view any images...

    Mike mcs, not sure that you can view any images on the Iridium screen, only text. At least that's the way both of mine have been (9505A and 9555). So unless the weather cam's give info in data,...
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