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  1. Definitely get "Enough" motor to keep yourself out of trouble. Underpowered boats can get you in trouble and won't be able to get you out of danger. Storms, wind, current, and wreckless boaters are hazards to be avoided. You need that reserve power to keep you safe. Last summer on Geist reservoir I was fishing a small flat from deep water. I heard a large boat approaching and headed directly at me. I watched as it got closer and realized I was seconds from being rammed. I jumped to the console, fired the old 150 Merc up and shoved the throttle forward. The large craft never saw my boat and missed me by MAYBE 15' or so. My boat "launches" when throttled out of the hole. A slower boat would NOT have gotten out of the way. As our boats cleared I looked up to see a "She Male" Captain holding a baby in one arm, what appeared to be a Doubles glass in the other hand, and looking to the rear talking to a passenger. She never knew I was there until I screamed at her as she went by. That's the closest I've ever came to a boating accident and as close as I want to be. Let us know what you decide to buy. Boating is a great escape, loads of fun, and fishing is a way of life. Harry
  2. I see numerous flaws in your plans. First, the French and Italians are not known to involve themselves in a fight so the camo would probably be decoration and not real functional camo. I'd have issues with wearing "knock offs" Second: IF and that's a big IF....I'd probably have to smoke some of the stuff to make sure it's in proper working order before making such a long road trip. And from past experience I'd just about bet that I'd forget where I was headed and end up lost as usual. I know I'd miss all my exit ramps and the trip would be extended to the point I'd have to turn around and head back to Indy. Of course I'd miss the ramps on the return trip too! Third: IF (big IF again) I did test smoke some (only for test purposes only) I'd have to have some iced down long neckers. Drinking and driving is against the law and I try to be a law abiding citizen whenever possible. Fourth: I checked with USPS and the length of the plants are too long to ship. Any reasonable suggestions for shipping or alternative transportation would be considered. IF the fishing is as good as you say though, I might have to reconsider and attempt the initial suggested road trip.
  3. Dang Marty, I'll have to stick to bait fish then. Pink is NOT my color at all. Where I come from...If'n it's got a "NO HUNTING" "NO FISHING" "NO TRESPASSING" sign it should read "WELCOME HARRY" I found the biggest pot field ever like that once. I got some polaroids with 16' tall plants but I can't post them 'cause that's against the rules of "LYING" about your fishing. NO pics allows you to tell the "TRUTH" about how big the fish really was. I smoked some of that stuff and I had to quit fishing for a while as me and the fishes gots to be best friends. Some of the conversations 'tween us got reel educational and my fishing bloomed. I learned fish behavior first hand that night. Yes sir, it's fishing time. Nothing like it. Where can a fella find pink camo? I'll do about anything for a big fish.
  4. Where I come from we call a fish that size: bait Do you hook your bait fish thru the nose or behind the dorsal fin thebes? I'd like to see a picture of some of your fish, but I only have a 42" monitor. If those Ambassadeur reels are very old they have a lifetime warranty. A service center would probably service them for free. I do my own reels, build my own rods, and build most of my own lures except for plastics. It seems to make it more personal between me and the fish. I stocked up on old Fenwick HMG blanks in the late '80s to build my own rods with Fuji guides and Fuji graphite reel seats. Lebanese cork for my handles. I underwrap all of my guides, file my guides to fit the blanks snugly, and file the upper part of the feet to let the upper wraps walk up the guide feet in a uniform manner. Nothing fancy on my wraps to speak of. Bait eh? I've done some fishin' in them big deep ponds too. I lived on Catalina Island for a while and me and the big blue marlins done some dancin' a time or two. Harry I use mostly clear blue stren
  5. You guys are great and I appreciate the help. With a bit of luck and help I'll be able to fire the phono section up.
  6. I'm running it through the balanced RCA now on cd and it's a very good sounding pre. I'm mostly interested in the phono section on this. They used the Camac in computers, military, and aerospace industries and I've contacted some buddies in each of these fields to see if they can come up with something that will work for now. I'm wanting to hear the phono and IF it's what I'm hoping it is then I'll trash the Camacs and run all new RCA's where needed on the pre. I don't keep a system in the same place long enough to hardwire either. I wish I could borrow a pair for the phono. IF it sounds right then I don't mind putting a couple hundred bucks in the connectors. Sometimes I just sit back and laugh at myself for the messes I can get into trying to find a better sound. LOL! Vinyl is a P.I.A. sometimes but nothing beats the sound. Harry
  7. I can use the balanced on CDP and tuner but not the Phono which is most important to me.I called Mark Levinson aka Harmon Intl and they make a Camac to RCA adaptor and get $94 for a single. I need 10 of them. Screiw that. IS this the right one?? http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?FS=TRUE&N=4294758863+4051623+4294728630+1323043
  8. I bought a Mark levinson 28 preamp and need an inexpensive CAMAC to RCA adaptor or CAMAC connectors I can make cables out of. ANY and ALL help appreciated Harry
  9. 11# 4oz Indiana largemouth. Nailed a 13+ in Seminole a few years back. Here's some smallies from Dale Hollow a few years back. Both over 5 lbs. That day my friend and I had 14 smallmouth over 5 lbs, 2 over 7 lbs (neither by me dangit), and another couple dozen up to 4lbs. Freezing rain, sub zero temps, and 50-75 feet of water. I fish. Harry
  10. I've been re-spooling, sharpening hooks, tearing my reals down and scrubbing them out. New lube and inspection. I even changed out the drag washers on my old Ambassadeur 4500cbs and ran a q-tip through my guides. I got a feeling abouth this spring's fishing. Harry
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    A retired man went into the Job Center in Downtown Denver, and saw card advertising for a Gynecologist's assistant. Interested, he went in and asked the clerk for details. The clerk pulled up the file and read; "The job entails getting the ladies ready for the gynecologist. You have to help the women out of their underwear, lay them down and carefully wash their private regions, and then apply shaving foam and gently shave off the hair, then rub in soothing oils so they're ready for the gynecologist's examination." "The annual salary is $65,000, and you'll have to go to Billings, Montana." "Good grief; is that where the job is?" "No sir -- that's where the end of the line is right now."
  12. YEP! Tubes will do that to ya. I'll cuss them, spend my allowance, burn my fingers, and keep looking for the "magic wand" of hot glass to get one more note or a little more midrange. The next thing I know I've switched speakers or even cables and start all over rolling the same old tubes trying to match it all up again for optimum sound. It is fun but tubes do have an evil side. LOL! Harry
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    A Muslim arrives in Heaven !!! Abu al-Zarqawi died and George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the nation I helped conceive!" Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed!" Thomas Jefferson was next, beat al-Zarqawi with a long cane and snarled "It was Evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence ." The beatings and thrashings continued as George Mason, James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the terrorist Leader. As al-Zarqawi lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared. Al- Zarqawi wept and said, "This is not what you promised me." The Angel replied, "I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?"
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    QUALIFICATIONS In a University of Michigan classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States . It was pretty simple, the candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age. However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president. The class was taking it in and letting her rant, but everyone's jaw hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?"
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    Two blonde girls were working for the city public works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind her and fill the hole in. They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one girl digging a hole, the other girl filling it in again. An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, 'I'm impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don't get it -- why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?' The hole digger wiped her brow and sighed, 'Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we're normally a three-person team. But today the girl who plants the trees called in sick.
  16. I figured 25K+ on them. I stayed in longer than I would have thought but knew they'd jump up towards the end.
  17. You forgot the straw to finish it off with. At least there's a statute of limitations on cola pilfering
  18. Technically the 60's didn't really end until 1974 or was it 1976? No comb over Harry. That's the way I wore it. Drove my travellin companion nuts cause I wore it that way. We we were in Europe and that pic was for a student pass and taken in either Greece or Turkey. The nadir of my hair. From then on it was all downhill. Ya know, like an American Flyer on a snow-covered hill. Just messing with ya Marty,I envy those of us that have enough left over for a combover. The last couple of years has left me folically challenged
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    DO YOU LOOK OLD??? HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD. WELL.... YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE. MY NAME IS ALICE SMITH AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO. COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN? UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT. THIS BALDING, GRAY-HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS WAY TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE. AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL . 'YES. YES, I DID. I'M A MUSTANG,' HE GLEAMED WITH PRIDE. 'WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?' I ASKED. HE ANSWERED, 'IN 1975.. WHY DO YOU ASK?' 'YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!', I EXCLAIMED. HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY. THEN, THAT UGLY, OLD, BALD, WRINKLED, FAT BUTT, GRAY-HAIRED, DECREPIT SON-OF-A-WITCH ASKED, 'WHAT DID YOU TEACH ???
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