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    last ride of the year isn't always dependent on...

    last ride of the year isn't always dependent on the water temp, just the date. Might be 31 Dec as long as the water isn't frozen! We drysuit all year since water temps rarely get much over 48F. If...
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    300LX range??

    Anyone have an idea how far a 300LX might go on one tank of gas? (in flat water) We're getting 100 miles on a tank with our Ultra LX's now and I'd like to upgrade to the 300 mostly because of the...
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    cleat installation

    Here's the pics; I used the gasket for a template, worked fine.
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    Recessed tie downs

    If you want to stay "stock", use Kawasaki Part numbers:

    27012-3828-F2 Hook
    13271-3755 Plate
    11061-3730 Gasket
    411S0500 Washer (two ea.)
    92015-3709 Nut (two ea.)

    Remove one of your rear...
  5. What to wear?

    Below 40F air temp, 2 layers of polypro and Underarmor balaclava...only 1 layer above 40F and no balaclava. Mustang MSD-575 dry suit, 5mm neoprene gloves, Muck 3/4 boots, Gath Gedi helmet and Stearns...
  6. Thread: Withdrawals

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    You gotta be kidding!

    I guess "cold" is relative....our "hot" summer day is 65*f and the water is never above 48*f! We're hoping for above freezing for a New Year's Day ride! Don't put your ski away, just get more gear...
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    Radios and other stuff

    Here's a thread that talks about lots of different equipment for offshore riding; http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=42653 I carry a M72 ICOM handheld, it's six watts and will transmit...
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    Best RPM/Speed

    It all seems to depend on how the boat is loaded, the sea condition and how long you can really maintain a steady RPM, so I know what you mean about having trouble finding the sweet spot! About the...
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    Ultra LX

    We're running Ultra LX's. Only salt water and we're seeing top speeds a bit slower than most of you guys; probably because we carry a bunch of rescue gear. I've got about 100 hours on one and they've...
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    Today's ride

    Shawn:
    As always, you inspire me! While not nearly as good a writer (or rider!!), I'd at least share my day:

    The Last Ride

    My back is aching, time to get up. After 55 years, I can no...
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    Got toys!

    From another "toy junkie"....you just can't have enough! :)
  12. Thread: IKE

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    Maybe not...

    Lilapsophobia maybe?
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    Nope, tough to spot....

    Didn't say I liked them, just said I prefer them to hurricanes and tornados...maybe I'm suffering from astraphobia....8-[
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    Any predictions?

    So, I wonder what the pundits and pollsters think of our Sarah now? Can't wait to see what the numbers look like after her speech.....oh, by the way, what she said is really who she is. Don't think...
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    Heading for Florida

    YoYamma:
    I'm heading for Florida this Saturday; what's the chances of missing the hurricanes? ....or should I stay home? Mike
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    I hate hurricanes!

    I live in Alaska; no tornados and no hurricanes (give me volcanos and earthquakes any day!)....so where am I headed on Saturday?? FLORIDA! Wish me luck! :shock:
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    So, you'all enjoy a fast ride?

    I first met Sarah Palin when she was mayor of Wasilla....I promise you that this will be one of the more interesting campaigns in history.....she is absolute dynamite, twice as smart as you think and...
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    Force 6

    I tried on a Force 6 at a show and was very impressed! I think Mustang is marketing a PFD that is very similar as well; http://www.mustangsurvival.com/products/product.php?id=589&mc=122 I'm thinking...
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    Some of my text got dropped?

    Hmmm, for some reason some of my text got dropped out? Anyway, the video was shot in the 60's and is of a motorcycle stunt man named Putt Mossman. He predated Evel Kneivel by decades and was in his...
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    Women and Risk

    Good idea ZMANN....but I'll bet you find that the percentage still heavily favors the male....why? It's pretty obvious that the statistics show that males are the higher risk of the two sexes; and...
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    Day Four

    Woke up to rain and a fantastic breakfast at the lodge. It's a gray day and a bit windy out in Port Frederick and Stephens Passage today, but it's a following sea and we can tuck in behind the big...
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    Day Three

    Another beautiful day! We set up shop on the float plane dock and got a great turnout! Gave away the rest of our lifejacket supply, all the rest of the whistles, mirrors and coloring books. The...
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    Day Two

    We rode into the float plane dock in Angoon and left the support boat tied to the dock at Whaler's Cove; the currents are pretty fierce coming out of Kootznahoo Inlet since the tide drains a really...
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    Boating Safety ride

    We left Auke Bay (north of Juneau) around 1130 (after I forgot my wallet in the car and had to make arrangements to retrieve it!). The water was pretty smooth and we had a really nice run to Funter...
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    Photo link

    I didn't get any photos downloaded this weekend, but you can see a few at http://myangoon.org/ Just scroll down to the last article on the page. I'll get a story together, I promise! Mike
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