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    I'm thinking along the same lines, but not...

    I'm thinking along the same lines, but not because of fuel costs. I bought a bunch a couple of years ago, enough to last me five more years. But do I want to fly until I'm 80? That's the question.
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  2. Another good one: 9780882402642: Ernie Boffa,...

    Another good one:

    9780882402642: Ernie Boffa, Canadian Bush Pilot: Ernie Boffa - AbeBooks - Whyard, Florence: 0882402641

    One of these days I'll have to inventory my library of northern and...
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    People tend to buy one or the other and have no...

    People tend to buy one or the other and have no experience with the one they DIDN'T buy.

    All I can say is that I like my Firmin.
  4. We won't be getting it here for a while (years?)....

    We won't be getting it here for a while (years?).

    I would find it very attractive IF I could move it from the house in town to our cabin on a seasonal basis. Apparently, that's not possible...
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    My airplane won't be on floats for almost three...

    My airplane won't be on floats for almost three more months.

    I could only get a rough measurement, but the distance between the front strut attach point and the step is 32-inches (+/- one inch)....
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    Yes, very pleased with the performance. I try to...

    Yes, very pleased with the performance. I try to stay away from rocks, but small dings are easy to repair if I screw up. I pump them once a year at the end of the season before I change over to...
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    This is what I did for my Clamar 2200 straights.

    This is what I did for my Clamar 2200 straights.
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    If you WEAR a "Coast Guard Approved" PFD in your...

    If you WEAR a "Coast Guard Approved" PFD in your floatplane, you'd better have your funeral arrangement in order because you'll likely be trapped inside the upside-down aircraft fighting against the...
  9. Thread: Fresno?

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    Fresno?

    No, I'm not moving to California just yet!

    I can't find the thread, but a few weeks back someone posted about finding a strange piece of abandoned equipment and wondering what it was. I found this...
  10. Considering the times we're living in, Dr....

    Considering the times we're living in, Dr. Strangelove might be appropriate.
  11. I worked three years for the federales, 28-years...

    I worked three years for the federales, 28-years self-employed, then I figured I might need to beef-up my pension income so I worked another 14-years for the territorial (Nunavut) government. The...
  12. A few years ago I had a pack of about a dozen...

    A few years ago I had a pack of about a dozen wolves come around my cabin early one summer morning. A couple of the bigger ones approached me quite closely (200-feet) while I was standing on the...
  13. I don't doubt that there is some miniscule risk...

    I don't doubt that there is some miniscule risk of fire when refueling from plastic jerry cans. However, I've lived in arctic conditions for over fifty years and have never heard of a single...
  14. I used to fix TV's when I was a teenager. I could...

    I used to fix TV's when I was a teenager. I could easily hear if the horizontal oscillator was working (15,734 Hz). I'm 73 now and my hearing is still okay, maybe because I never flew a radial engine...
  15. We've always kept our house locked up when we're...

    We've always kept our house locked up when we're not around and have had a half-dozen break-in's over the years. Same with our cabin that is only 8-miles from town and snowmobile-accessible. The...
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    Yes. The meat can be excellent or tough as nails,...

    Yes. The meat can be excellent or tough as nails, like any wild game. The meat that I've had has been very good, with the fat "marbled" in the meat, unlike tasty but lean caribou meat.
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    Last September a couple of friends went out on...

    Last September a couple of friends went out on the barren-lands northeast of Yellowknife, one with a Maule on 31's and the other with a PA-11 on floats. They got a muskox, which apparently has turned...
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    That was the last time we saw that thermometer....

    That was the last time we saw that thermometer. Apparently, the bear in the photo either ate it or took it "home" for a souvenir.
  19. Where I live nobody would know what a Ready-Mix...

    Where I live nobody would know what a Ready-Mix truck is. A concrete floor would be prohibitively expensive, especially if I took all the necessary steps to prevent cracking. Cement, shipped into...
  20. It's too small. Aren't they all? Seriously...

    It's too small. Aren't they all?

    Seriously though, I'm glad to have any hangar at all. Mine is un-heated and door-less, but it keeps the wind and sun off my airplane so I'm content with that and...
  21. The "jiggle" part works fine but most (all?) have...

    The "jiggle" part works fine but most (all?) have vinyl hose which gets impossibly stiff in the cold. I've been trying to source some surgical rubber tubing of the correct size to replace the vinyl.
  22. This "system" was pretty common years ago. You...

    This "system" was pretty common years ago. You just hoped that a Transport Canada inspector was not around.

    I once helped to ferry a Norseman to a fishing lodge north of Cambridge Bay and we had a...
  23. That he was. He flew the Yellowknife - Coppermine...

    That he was. He flew the Yellowknife - Coppermine (via Port Radium) run quite often. I met him briefly in the late 60's but at the time I was more interested in women than in airplanes.

    Ernie...
  24. Very interesting and mostly accurate. In my...

    Very interesting and mostly accurate. In my 50-years in the region as a radio op, weather observer, supply boat captain, pilot and student of arctic history I have met many of the people in the film...
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    When the insurance company asked for $3,000 last...

    When the insurance company asked for $3,000 last year I decided to drop the 80K in hull insurance. I now just have liability at over $1,200. The liability is a requirement in Canada and, for me is an...
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