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D.O.T. / Re: niagara falls
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:53:43 PM »
The boat tour is great. We only did the US side, And it was breath taking, but from looking at how the Canada side views it, cross the bridge and really enjoy looking at the falls.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:47:44 PM »
Tate, could you talk their shop guy into pulling the oil sample instead of you doing it. Hard for them to reject the findings if their contractor pulls the sample and sends it off.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:06:47 PM »
Time to get to work and take good pics along the way,  check to be sure the camera is good to go.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:00:16 PM »

Don, if you are stacking wood in or near your house or garage, watch out for bugs. They get started in the structure they can eat you  right out of a house.


The place you bought the stove from should know the placement rules for the county. Insurance agent, I agree would be a good call to make and maybe a statement in writing back to you would be good to have.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:27:29 PM »
My wife's cousin heats their place in Montana with one, only problem is deciding which one of them will be feeding it in the morning. I think it takes like 3 ft pieces and for the most part smaller rounds so not much splitting. With the slabs, only need to cut to length and stack near by. Wood smoke, I guess the neighbors will get used to it or not. Not as bad as summer and the forest fire smoke all around.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:22:59 PM »

Who are you hiring to dig the trenches? You wouldn't even think of doing that yourself given your track record with equipment would you.... :beercheers:



Good way to get rid of the scraps at the farm. Will the cedar slab wood work ok or burn too fast?
Taking turns filling up the stove or you just get to do it since you changed the heat source.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
Everything I have read about the grass carp says they do get aggressive with all the vegetation around them. Even the smaller brush hanging over the bank near the water. Out here you have to get a permit to plant them and the permit can require screening the  inlets and outlets of the lake to keep the carp from escaping into the wild. Most often the state won't allow them to be planted. Our lakes could really benefit having them eating the vegetation, as the pond weeds are taking over.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:31:53 PM »
Don, with the way that dirt looks, the pond may never completely clear up. Maybe pump  water to a grassy area and let it flow slowly back into the pond or un some big filters.  Looks like lots of fine silt and clay, stays in suspension for a very long time. Good thing is it will hide the fish from the big ugly long legged birds.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:10:04 PM »
Got the old boat sold this morning and a phone call letting me know the new one is ready to be picked up.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:21:29 PM »
Good luck to you Tate, hope it doesn't come to that but be ready. Don't give up, that is what they count on....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:21:39 PM »
Wow, what brand is that green chopper cutting the corn? Does it run for a whole day without breaking a hose or bending a cylinder

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:36:49 PM »
JR, you try out the new prop yet? With any luck I will be picking my boat up Monday. Haven't got my old boat sold yet so might just be adding another one to the yard.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:01:45 PM »
I think Don's only problem is he leaves "common sense" in the trailer when he gets up in the morning.. Right way and the Don's way....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:25:37 PM »
One thing I?ve learned from this thread is to stay away from JD when the time comes for me to need a tractor.


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I guess that would be true if you expose equipment to the extreme and beyond  like Don does.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:22:05 PM »
Good luck Charles, low and slow even with the steak works quit well.

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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 04, 2018, 07:56:18 PM »
And what does off highway grip mean to you? I will be needing new tires at some point and like having some bite when needed but don't want the load sound for most of the time. My rig is used for towing mostly, that does include slippery boat ramps and getting the travel trailer into a good hunting/camping area. It does see adverse road conditions and not so good off road stuff at times but for the most part it is on asphalt. I usually put on the Toyo, and have no complaints but always looking for better.

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CIEMR / Re: Nike picks Kapernick!
« on: September 04, 2018, 07:46:22 PM »
I don't have a pair to cut up, and won't have now for sure. Such a waste on such a waste.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: August 31, 2018, 05:41:23 PM »
understand the baby steps, everything takes time. Just looks from the photo that you are very close to neighbors with buildings.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:49:39 PM »
Tate, you guys up there don't have too much for setback rules I take it.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: August 31, 2018, 12:06:11 PM »
The hardest part of trying to get this deal done is it is too far to drive into the store every time something is going sideways. I think it will be a very long day going over the boat if and when I go to pick it up.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: August 30, 2018, 11:25:20 PM »
Coming right along, take it a bit easy for a while longer Dave or bad things could happen.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / salt water boat
« on: August 30, 2018, 11:15:15 PM »
Well things haven't been a cake walk getting a boat bought and set up. I found one a ferry boat ride and long drive away, but wanted it set up with a few additional items. Things keep popping up and delivery keeps getting pushed back. Latest problem was the main outboard showed up as an electronic control set up instead of old school cable controls. No big deal except it is a 2,000 dollar upgrade. Enough I said, send me back my deposit and I will find something else. Got a call next day that the electric "fly by wire" motor is being installed and the boat should be ready 1st of next week and no additional charge. I know nothing about this dealer, a bit nervous about the whole thing, but just maybe they will be ok. The dealership doesn't have many good reviews but is under new ownership so time will tell. :undecided: :undecided:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:48:19 AM »
JR, I hope your mom's move goes smoothly for everyone involved.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:03:43 PM »
EASY SHAWN, don't let him get the best of you. What you are doing looks good from here.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 28, 2018, 04:33:25 PM »

Tate, unless you have a hard time getting on plane I wouldn't install either. Only reason I installed tabs on my boat was because I struggled on startup while crabbing or shrimping with boat load of people and gear. If you are able to pull skier or tubes and not have trouble when 4 adults and children are in the boat I think you are golden just the way you are set up now.


If you think you may have some weak spots in the transom, you could/should find out for sure and repair if needed. If there is water getting to the wood inside the glass, it doesn't dry out since the air doesn't ever get to it. You don't need problems 2 miles off the beach some day because a weak spot gave up.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 27, 2018, 08:47:10 PM »

JR, I don't think he is talking about the drive moving up any, it is the hole in the water he hits that causes the rpm to rise. Up here we do fight swells quite often in the salt water.
As far as the tabs vs the bolt on fin, fins are cheaper and easier to attach. The tabs are more work to bolt on and set up. Fins do however put more strain on the lower unit as it was not made to handle the extra force being applied. I installed the auto adjust tabs on mine and they work very nicely for what they were designed to do. My new boat , well it will get the electric tabs installed this week by the dealer. Gives a bit more control to even out the boat depending on how it is loaded as you can adjust side to side. Water conditions, well with more wind chop, you can force the nose down and drive through it, Heavy swell, you just slow down and try to enjoy the ride best you can. Glad you got the new prop, get out there and try it out and let us know how it does.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 25, 2018, 11:55:50 PM »
Smart move Charles to have the sheetrock done by others. Sure looks good,  a lot of work but it shows.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 25, 2018, 09:46:11 PM »

One, plus the daughters right...And I am not trying to rebuild a business at the moment.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 25, 2018, 09:35:38 PM »
Man, you talk about a money pit. I will leave the jeep stock, at least for now.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 25, 2018, 09:30:53 PM »
WELL, yes...Only use the jeep for hunting, river sled only used for short time in winter, bay boat hasn't been in the water for a couple years or more. And the newest one isn't home yet.... Yes guilty but......

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 25, 2018, 09:17:59 PM »
Oh boy, well I put a deposit down a boat last week. My wife loves the water but gets cold way to easy so trying a closed cabin this time. Hope this one fits the bill as enough is enough. Now need to sell the two I have and hope for the best. No pic cause I don't have it yet, hope it isn't the big hole you guys talk about all the time. Just want to cruise around and maybe fish a bit and keep the wife happy, so don't rub it in too much ok. I will post a photo or two once I get it home.

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Financial Prep / Re: Investing for income after home sale?
« on: August 25, 2018, 08:43:48 PM »
The right long term care insurance is a good option if done soon enough. We are doing a hybrid life insurance policy on my wife, if she doesn't need it, it goes to our estate, if she does she is covered quite nicely. Me well, fake a fall and get it over with. Good luck with it JR, I am sure you will make the right choice and I am sorry you are going through this..

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 25, 2018, 08:38:33 PM »
Sounds like all is good then, enjoy.....

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Financial Prep / Re: Investing for income after home sale?
« on: August 25, 2018, 06:45:14 PM »
JR, bring her home, get caregiver status and get paid for taking care of her. Maybe not the best answer, but is an option. Heck you just built a bedroom you could move into and give mom the master, right.....

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 25, 2018, 06:37:09 PM »

JR, a good spare is good to have regardless. Maybe not as good as the damaged one you need to replace out on a trip, but still will get you by for the weekend or whatever.
 I hope you didn't over do it, being 3/4" larger and 4 blades and 2" more pitch. You might not get to the high end rpm with it and getting up on plane with many people might be a challenge. Then again it might just be the perfect set up, get it out on the water and check it out. Bolting on a fin isn't the best choice but they sure provide a quicker get up on plane if needed. I put a set of auto adjusting trim tabs on mine years ago, and they really helped.

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No offence taken, from where I am sitting anyway, Don just took care of it and all is good. Here we believe "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy". Great bunch of people, great amount of knowledge, and all are willing to help.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: August 23, 2018, 06:29:00 PM »
It only comes after the yard Jr



Throw some water on the dirt after you clean up the construction mess, wait a few weeks, break out the mower and you have a yard. Best get the lift ordered up.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: August 23, 2018, 04:21:02 PM »
Time well spent Tate, for both of you.

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D.O.T. / Re: Cause...’Merica
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:18:30 PM »
Shawn, that is right alongside the kneeling or fist in the air crap going on. It might be enshrined but it ain't right

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:21:08 PM »
JR, stick a coffee can in next to the helm, throw in a couple 20's every time out. I used to keep a bunch of ones and fives in the truck for ramp fees and did keep a slush fund for boat costs too. Sure helps when parts are needed. Now I just pay to keep the propane tank full to keep the garage nice and warm so the boat doesn't complain too much.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:14:10 PM »

Should have bought a boat, then Nate could say he told you so.


Did you buy that from a rental place auction?

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Sorry that happened especially since you were out there working and all. Should of had one of the kids doing it for you, while you watched with a beer in your hand. :beercheers:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:01:10 PM »
Not uncommon for attachments to find new homes. Hope the rest turns out good for you.

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And I thought those required pickets around a deck over 3 ft tall were to keep kids safe.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 17, 2018, 05:32:48 PM »
Those fins do help with lift but watch the mounting area for cracks as there is a lot of pressure put on places that are not built for it. As for the trim, if the outdrive is up at all it really affects the lift needed to get out of the water. If you and Tate are running the same gear and boat he might be able to help with the prop choice.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:16:06 PM »
JR, another thing to check is to be sure the lower unit is in lowest trim position while starting off with a skier or lots of weight inside the boat. My boat needs to have the trim clear down when starting then moving it up while running gives more speed. All about boat angle, in fact I added trim tabs which really helped when boat is full of people and crab or shrimp gear.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:13:30 PM »

JR, my Volvo is a 4 cyl. Volvo car motor with a 290 Volvo Penta outdrive behind it. The boat is 1989 model Sun Runner. Spends most of its life in a warm garage since fish and wildlife screwed up the fishing, and I don't have get up and go enough to fight the ramp traffic.
The metal boat is 21 ft Thunder Jet off shore with a 200 outboard and a 10 trolling motor. Hard top with Alaskan bulkhead instead of drop curtain and 8.6 wide. hopefully if we get it I can put it on the trailer at the ramp without holding up too many people.



Good luck with the prop search, tough at best. SS about as large a diameter as you can get in there and work with pitch for max rpm at max throttle. Lots of charts out there, have to find a prop shop that will work with you. I have I think a 13x17 on my glass boat and it will creep past rpm max, but good out of the hole and water sports.  Also have a 14x21 takes  longer  time to get on step but does get a few more mph. You Merc set up is most likely different and I do not have much experience with them.
                                                                  edit for prop sizes

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:33:55 PM »

Darn you JR, I started looking too. Found a nice aluminum bay boat, just need to figure out how to pay for it.
 Tate if you know of anyone looking for a nice older glass19ft cuddy with Volvo 151set up, mine just might be for sale soon.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 01:44:42 AM »
Shawn, someday you will get here too.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:38:18 PM »
Charles, I think that is called night fishing.

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