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  2. Im certain there is a screw back there.... https://photos.app.goo.gl/P3Wav1BAzi3wq4nV9
  3. Denny

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    I would not feel guilty, I just looked at your weather report, and you are as cold as we are. I always tell people here that If you wait for good weather to do something, you won't do much. Denny.
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  5. G E RTV sealant in clear rated for outdoor use ? Been there & done that for hinges, A couple of cut to length sticks putting pressure where it is needed for 24 hours. Done with no difficult take aparts. If you do decide to do the G E R T V way. Buy a new tube WITH A END CAP. Just cut the SMALLEST tip opening possible. That will allow you to squirt it into small gaps . I also used very thin sliver of wood to push the RETV completly into the hinge surface areas to get full adhesion. Eyeball the job severtal times before doing it. All were pieces of cake. A little RTV on any hanging down screws completed a nice looking repair.
  6. I get very nasty when a dealer wants perfect money. And gives me a crappy new boat with a load of defects. I am also a used boat boat buyer the last 40 ? years .
  7. One of the main reasons I always buy 3-4 year old boats. $$$$$ savings.
  8. we also have an inflatable one. It packs into a back pack with its own pump. Got it on amazon. Works great and it's that hard to get used to.
  9. Very cool. This link claims it is portable, but I think you're right. What I've always found pretty amazing is since the advent of the RPG by the Soviet Union, the US had never really developed an equivalent to it for decades, it seemed until the Javelin. I think the US has superseded the RPG in most of its variants with the Javelin. It's so impressive and watching some of the videos of its testing and such, the way it vectors straight towards the target and can either continue that path until contact OR, turn to go straight up and then straight back down to slam a tank or whatever armored vehicle straight in through the turret hatch lmfao is unbelievable! No wonder the Ukrainians wanted however hundreds of millions of $ worth of that amazing weapon! And not just the Ukraine, but the Brits have it in their arsenal and I understand the US obviously being ok with them having that incredible technology, along with South Korea (as long as the north doesn't get its hands on one!!!!). And, knowing how the US is very careful as to who it gives its very sensitive and super capable military technology to, I was surprised to see Peru on the list of operators of the Javelin, but not as surprised to see Botswana? I would be very suspect of giving that country such a weapon. Malaysia is no problem, but Botswana? I wonder what restrictions the US has on them as far as usage and how much it puts into keeping an eye on their inventory etc. That's the other side of supplying sensitive weapons to other countries that most people don't think about. The US has a whole team dedicated to keeping tabs on all this stuff and when you think about it, what a gargantuan effort that must be! But I digress. This is what happens when you get me going, bro! The other side of the APS it basically fires something similar to buckshot shells. They have to fancy-up the name, of course, by calling them MEFPs (Multiple Explosive Formed Penetrators) lol, but you gotta hand it to them for not only coming up with the idea (unless they "took it" from the US and what you mentioned when they tried developing it in the early 2000's and dropped the program) and then the Israelis were allowed to take it from there and further develop it? I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case with the close, military ties between the two countries. At any rate, it seems like the amount of rounds the APS would need to fire is only limited by how many the vehicle can carry. Eventually it will run out of rounds is my guess, especially if they have to fire what, 20+ rounds per incoming target to get that 360 degree protection? I forget where I got that number and it could be wrong, but I would think that there are only so many it can fire. But according to one of the test, an Abrams was fired at 48 times and the APS was 100% successful at defeating every round. Then it has the HFD (Hostile Fire Detection) which tells it the origin of the incoming fire so it can take counter measures and defeat it. That's pretty dam impressive because then you can't stay in one location and keep firing rounds of whatever at it until it runs out because it will take you out after the first or 2nd attempt. The computerization behind the system is equally as impressive. BUT, these are only heat rounds so far as I know and not kinetic rounds, unless the new APS is capable of defending against kinetic rounds as well? Not sure. Yep, I think so too. Looking at the back of the 741xs, the video input will be used by the underwater camera and swapped with whatever other else I decide to use for onboard cameras (won't be any of the FLIRs with those prices) but the only other one I see is perhaps the Ethernet or EXT GPS?. Or change the 12vt TV to one that would accept this Garmin Helm Ap? Far right in pic below. Unless the current TV can support the Ap like a phone or a tablet, that would be great, but I doubt it does. This might be the best way to do it so there aren't any wires involved. What do you think? If you open the pic in its own tab, you can enlarge it and see the writing a bit better.
  10. Phillbo

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    You guys are making me feel guilty for stashing the cruiser away....
  11. My buddy just bought one this year. And while I cannot recommend a specific brand, I can say that his being an inflatable model is very nice for stowage on the boat. The board, pump and paddle all roll up into a sleeping bag size bag for easy storage.
  12. I would recommend the inflatable ones. i own 2 - had them for 5 years and never an issue. they deflate into backpacks and stow easily in the boat. the hard ones are 100% better for speed but cost more and you have to store away a 10-12' board. i inflate mine to between 13-14 psi and they hold my 225 lb frame easily. wife and i paddle around the lake for exercise - great for balance and your lower body gets a workout from balancing. if you have a permanent place to store away along w/ a kayak, get the hard board. if you plan on taking it on your boat and exploring from there, get the inflatable
  13. $ 15,000 per foot. Lets see who can find the easy buyers at that price per foot. Columbians with cash ?
  14. cyclops2

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    Bingo on weather periods changing. Up to about 2000 we would have a sunny period of 4 to 7 days of clear days. Then a wet / rainy front for 1 to 3 at most. I never had weather pains. Now I get maybe 1 or 2 days with no / little joint pain. 7 or more bad days. Barometric drop of air pressure is very painful to mind & body.
  15. Denny

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    When I was a kid, (a couple of years ago) there was no such thing as no snow for Christmas, and it stayed until March. Then came the spring rains, followed by warm summers, along with the hot dry dog days in August, sometimes we had a warming spell that they called Indian summer that would happened in November, and then back to snow again. Man may have helped to push things along, but I believe that it is Mother Nature doing her thing. We are all going through a climate change. One of the things that I have noticed here , is we are always windy to some degree. Weather forecast, cold+windy, hot+windy, snow+windy, rain+windy, dry+windy, and windy+windy. There is not a day that goes by that there is some wind that effects my golf or my boating. I don't refer to it as global warming, I refer to it as global change, as we new it from years ago. I have noticed over the passed number of years that we are running about a month to a month and a half behind in our season changes, and that is if there are any noticeable changes to see. I have lived here my entire life, and I can attest that it was different back in the day. Denny.
  16. SST

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    Well, it depends on which set of glasses you're using. Mine, the weather stinks! It like an extended late Fall. The freeze/thaw cycle is constantly at work. We just had a nice snowfall last week but in my area [Airport] its all melted due to moderate rain and at or above freezing. The forecast calls for cold temps this week [10F] at night but no snow in the forecast and warm temps. I doubt the lake will freeze this year. And without a serious lake effect snow fall I'm already guessing possible drought buy the end of summer. The constant change from snow to no snow disrupts my plan to get out and xc ski for exercise. I'd rather ski than go to the gym. But, my heating bill isn't sky high.
  17. Hatem, thanks for the history lesson. I knew that they had one for military, and one for civilian use, but did not know what brought it all about. I will see if I if I have some longer videos. Just wanted to give you and others a little taste of the boating that The Great Lakes has to offer. When I read the post by Stuart, about if he wanted to go on another waterway that he had to pay, it made me think just how grateful we boaters should be, that we have what we have available to us here in the USA. I have trailered my girl and rented other boats, all over these States and Canada, and the only restrictions were, license plates for the trailer&boat, and sometimes a ramp fee. Living here in The States, when you are young, you don't realize what you have and how good you have it. AS you mature and grow old or older, you start to realise what others don't have. As for all the law enforcement agencies, I am thankful they are there and glad to see them, if you play by the rules there are no hassles. They are there to help and keep our waters safe. Sure sometimes people will flex their muscles, but that is human nature, I personally have not had any issues, that could not be handled with a little sugar, and a yes sir or yes ma'am. My one son got me this sweat shirt, this says it all for me. (This is not me in the picture, copied it off the net, but mine is just like it). If someone knows of another group of lakes that can compare with these, please let me know, I would love to see them. Denny.
  18. Replacing a broken hinge on my 2014 SSI glove box. Removed the screw that holds both parts of the hinge together. I see that the glove box door - which has the top portion of the hinge - has a couple of nuts on the back.. Appears the bottom hinge, which is attached to the glove box trim piece...also has screws and a nut. Didn't see how to access that so I assume the trim pops off?Can someone verify please before I do something stupid. Found my hinge from Cecil Marine for under $30....original part coming soon. Didn't want to break something so asking first before I create a bigger issue. Thanks....
  19. Wife and I kept coming back to the Sea Ray SLX 400, just like we did last year. They’ve executed the cross over concept better than anyone. For $600k, I guess they better have.
  20. If the Garmin can output to an RCA or Coax, that would be a good option. You’ll need to look at the manual and see if outputting the screen image is even an option. If it supports it, I’m sure we can find a way to get it to the TV. FLIR cameras are insanely expensive. Like $5k-$10k for a basic one. Up to $30k+ for the fancy ones. I’m not sure I fully see the benefit of having one. I’d be inclined to try one of the FLIR monoculars first. Then again, I don’t have to worry about rocks in my boating area.
  21. The RPG-30 is a threat to most modern APS systems. It fires an inert precursor rocket to draw the APS’ attention quickly followed by a tandem RPG designed to detonate explosive reactive armor and then penetrate around 24” of RHA equivalence. It’s currently not seen outside of Russia, and its somewhat heavy at about 23 lbs limiting its man-portable ability. The US was working on an APS called Quick Kill with Raytheon back in the late 2000’s/early 2010’s. The system was quite technically complicated and was cut before it was fully developed. APS is quite interesting to me and I’ve been involved with APS projects on and off since 2010.
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  23. cyclops2

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    What kind of a winter are you having in Buffalo ? N J is just like a cold, windy late fall day with little sunshine........... Might have to get my Vitamin C from those limes ?
  24. Yes, firmware! I am finding them on the Garmin website. Go there and search for 5212 and it will come up.
  25. I'm looking to upgrade too... I'm hoping there will be some good deals at the Boat show next week ;-)
  26. Are you talking firmware or software.... The latest software update for the 5212 that I could find on Garmin is ver 7.80 form June of 2015. Where are you finding firmware updates?
  27. Thinking of getting a paddle board to use and get onto remote islands and beaches and just exercising in general. Never been on one and I know I'll be falling on my asss into the water many times before I get used to it, but I'm willing to go through the learning process since it does appeal to me (once I've gotten the hang of it, of course) and just wondering if anyone has any experience in that activity that and can recommend a decent, starting paddle board or particular brand and what to look for? Any suggestions are welcome and much appreciated.
  28. Agreed, definitely not. But man are they amazing boats. Their crossovers are just out of this world IMO. The only thing I never liked on them is their hardtops. Unlike Chaparral, they never really got the look right like the ones on the Signatures and 307ssx/327+ssx. Other than that, they're just amazing boats from bow to stern. The FX series is also outstanding! This is the FX/8 back in 2015. Check out the racing helm, right up your alley. Yawzah! Layout & colors are just perfect. And VP pods on this bad boy, too! I got the cabin AND rear berth pics somewhere but can't find them ATM. But look at the ergonomics of that helm. Doesn't get any more perfect than that. Show price under $300K?
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