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    Correct to what VT Glenn says,
    We, kind of for Ha-has marked the nest since it is in a travel area of our back yard.
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    This is in some ways a game for us since we have never seen the hatching but this nest is pretty close to the back of the house, as in less than 50'. We are told the hatching could be Sept or later. That is close to when, well first snow used to be.

    Here is a link to moving turtles,
    https://youtu.be/Lgd_B6iKPxU

    This turtle when it left our yard was not traveling towards our pond which is about 300' from this nest. This year as well as previous years she heads southwards through wood land towards another pond just off my land about 1000' away. That pond has little to no human activity on or near it. She travels in from a wooded area to the north.

    Here is a writeup my wife submitted to the Vermont Journal.
    https://vermontalmanac.org/snapping-turtle-nest/
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    For those of us who appreciate them (NY Glenn not ) they are quite interesting along with tasty if prepared right.
    The timing of
    hatching varies according to temperature and other environmental conditions, but the young gen- erally hatch in 80 to 90 days. In more northern areas, snapping turtles may overwinter in the nest in the hatchling state. Hatchlings use an “egg tooth” to break open the leathery shell.

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    We read that road side nests it has been observed the eggs can withstand being driven over. They must be tough little things.
    Looks like we are in for a warmer than normal summer so we might see the hatching, lord knows what next fall will be like around here.
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    My Grandson told me that it was that long and I didn’t know. We have a Wood turtle that laid eggs in the middle of my runway,lol, should be safe there in the middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhawk Builder View Post
    Stopped in at John's place. Pretty quiet skies yesterday.Attachment 49429
    I missed you. I was out flying in the morning. The grass should have been perfect for those ABWs.
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a well preserved body but rather to slide in sideways, well used up proclaiming "WOW What a Ride"

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    OK back on floats this Friday then off to Maine. Ill fly over any COVID and avoid the Mills quarantine.
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a well preserved body but rather to slide in sideways, well used up proclaiming "WOW What a Ride"

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    It was, thanks for keeping it so nice!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Miss Daisy View Post
    I missed you. I was out flying in the morning. The grass should have been perfect for those ABWs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40m View Post
    For those of us who appreciate them (NY Glenn not ) they are quite interesting along with tasty if prepared right.
    The timing of
    hatching varies according to temperature and other environmental conditions, but the young gen- erally hatch in 80 to 90 days. In more northern areas, snapping turtles may overwinter in the nest in the hatchling state. Hatchlings use an “egg tooth” to break open the leathery shell.
    I have snappers lay eggs in my riverside driveway (seldom used). Every year I find the shells laying on top of the gravel after our neighborhood mink has breakfast. Every year for 26 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhawk Builder View Post
    It was, thanks for keeping it so nice!!
    He’s got a fancy new mower. I imagine it will be like a golf course this summer. Too bad John will be on floats. I wonder if he would mind me leaving my cub with the keys in it there?


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    Thanks Glen.

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    Be careful playing on Sacandaga, lots of hazards

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    Watch the river levels there, stumps come up early when the water lowers down which looking at a boating event I normally go to early this month one had to use allot of caution.
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    You bet, the black river power commission runs water levels up. And down like crazy. I grew up just north of there. I have been landing in the river and the channel landing to the south over the Northville bridge are usually good. If you guys want I’ll post when they start dropping the water levels.
    There is one place we call stump alley on the west side that claims a few boats every year.
    Glen, Stu will be here in the morning if your free.

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    Tom, I'll be home by 3pm. You and Stu fly his new SC over to my strip?

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    Stu said he’s tired and needs to rest up before flying today. Come over if you can or we’ll see how tomorrow looks.

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    Back on July 5th we were at Stewart & Johns. They were hoppin and the field is cut low. Not sure if it is a cover crop or they need one more growing session before planes are allowed. We did not hook up with any of the family to ask. Anyone checked on this?
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    40m you guys should have landed in that field just south of Snake Mountain. Nancy was waving you in. Been in many times with a stock 7AC.
    What's a go-around?
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    I think S and J is closed to aircraft till further notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywalker View Post
    40m you guys should have landed in that field just south of Snake Mountain. Nancy was waving you in. Been in many times with a stock 7AC.
    Need you to point out which field as you know there are a few.

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    House across from Krawzics' mill on Mountain Road. Airplanes were circling the house and she assumed I had led you there.
    What's a go-around?

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    Actually I was in fact looking for a place I could land to visit a friend, thanks good to have the go ahead.
    Are you flying?

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    Almost there with the new prop, ground runs promising.
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    Remember back in June when mommy snappers were being sighted? The replacements are on there way, Today we have some little ones making their way to our pond. We have seen three so far.
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    Funny the eggs laid in a gravel pile next to my garage
    Hatched the other day also. I found the remains of 10 eggs

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    Two more little turtles were passing through my work area on the other end of the house earlier today. The hole they exit from their nest is cleaned out quite a bit over the past few days as well. I am glad curiosity did not get the best of me to did it up. I had been discussing taking a look just a few days back.
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    I found one yesterday no more than an inch in diameter. I put it in my pocket to give my wife as she used to have baby turtle pets when she was a kid. I forgot all about it until this morning. The turtle was gone, where I do not know. It may be in the house or it could have fallen out when I was helping a visitor with his Ex Carbon Cub on Clarmar amphibs turn around.

    For those who may wonder, the floats looked to be a perfect match for the Cub with ample buoyancy and good take off performance. The drawback is there is not much clearance between the keels and the ground. They got hung up on a very small bump transitioning from the concrete ramp to the grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieN View Post
    The added engines are interesting, not sure I had seen that in the past. Probably real handy when water taxiing.

    But the boats being slung transom first, must be the additional drag is less the issue than the downforce at the bow of the hulls if they faced forward.


    There is more drag with the flat transom aft. A vacuum develops behind the square stern (floppy back extensions on the back of some tractor trailers) and mud on the back of your SUV. Also drafting of race cars and tractors following each other so closely.

    I was taught flat transom forward Never found drag an issue but most large external loads were on a Beaver Weight on one side never was an issue nor was upward force if there is any. Large boats were flown with transom forward with the side on a float and the bottom horizontally facing outward. I flew a four wheeler trailer on a Beaver once which was flat on front and back. More turbulence than anything else I’ve flown, which effected the tail somewhat and did cause some vibration. I would take the wheels off a four wheeler so there was no flex to effect tightness on straps or lines and set the four wheeler on a piece of plywood cut to fit so as not to damage the float.

    I did find significant drag with a large set of moose horns tied on super cub lift struts just outboard of but attached to the jury struts. It required significant right rudder to fly straight.

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    Stopped at Jeff's on way home

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    Spousal unit and I spent 4 hrs leaf peeping the Dacks

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    Brought FMD from the wad to China to pick up his cub. He greased the grass landing at the wad and even got to fly it on wheels today. One down one to go.


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