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tomnjo

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  1. tomnjo

    Just ordered my first drone

    Also, I wonder if I can call in the morning and give a time or if I have to call just prior to takeoff.
  2. tomnjo

    Just ordered my first drone

    The FAA says you need to notify the airport and tower if within 5 miles. There is a sandbar on the river where I would like to fly mine that is about 2.5 miles from a small airport, that has no tower. So I assume just call the airport number that's on the DVI app and I'm OK? The only other action that needs to be done is to stay below 400 ft., which mine does anyway. It can only go up to 120 meters, and probably never will.
  3. tomnjo

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    Three more inches coming tonight. I'm driving to Peachtree City, Georgia to look for some garage space.
  4. tomnjo

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    I used to have that garage til we moved. Bigger house, smaller garage. Go figure.
  5. tomnjo

    Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

    Especially out west...
  6. tomnjo

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    We have considered it but proximity to the water isn't as much of an issue to us as time off of work. I work alot of weekends, too. We are getting closer to your easy scheduling, though.
  7. tomnjo

    Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

    Desert lakes look cool, but strange to me. No trees....
  8. tomnjo

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    Yeah, I know about him from the Pool 26 FB page. Will probably use him when I need new cockpit and bow covers. BTW, how are your docks holding up? Saw some pics of some sinking from all of the weight.
  9. tomnjo

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    HG, I would have to move. Are those pics from that big snow up there a couple of years ago? We haven't had this much in years. The most snow we ever had was what everyone around here refers to as the Blizzard of 82, about 22 to 24 inches. I was in my early twenties then, so it was still fun for me. We are getting three more inches this weekend. What's left of the Sharkskin is over the Sunbrella snap on covers now.
  10. tomnjo

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    I did have a round piece of plastic on the end. Still too much weight.
  11. tomnjo

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    Well, I put my snap on cockpit cover under what's left of the Sharkskin for now. The Sunbrella cockpit cover is much stronger, even at it's age. Yeah, I will be trolling the cover sites for sales for the next few months. We have a couple of more inches coming this weekend, too. Never had a problem with that much.
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    Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

    You don't own that lake! That lake belongs the the taxpayers!.....Well, I guess you do own it.
  13. So, we get the most snow that we have had in years, just under a foot. Boat is stored outside, Sharkskin cover with pole to hold the center up. Pole may not have been the best thing. Yep, snow is heavy. Of course, this was taken after I cleared the snow. Sharkskin apparently not rated for a foot of snow. Also, if anyone is considering it, Sharkskin gets a bit brittle in cold temps. Had some snow in the cockpit, scooped it out the best I could. Scooped what was in my bench seat storage area into the bilge. Got in there because I remove the seat bottoms when stored. You know how when you are boat shopping for a used boat and you see a boat that makes you cringe? That's how I felt looking at mine. The bow area was OK. I had a pole up there, too, but I also had my snap on Sunbrella cover underneath. Needless to say, that is my temporary fix for the cockpit, until I get a new Sunbrella cover this time. It's just going to have to stay like this for another 6 weeks or so. Spring cleanup is going to be a fun one this year.
  14. tomnjo

    Time to say goodby

    We mainly "camp" at home. Luckily the water is only 45 minutes away. We did buy ourselves a new mattress for Christmas. I actually have been looking at travel trailers alot over the past two years. With us, it will have to be one or the other, boating or rv'ing. I am just afraid that if I get a camper and camp by a lake and see boats, I will be sorry.
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