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    Yakima

    Others have spoke of Thule, I'll hold up the Yakima side.

    I have a Yakima rack which I have used with 3 different vehicles (Dodge Intrepid, PT Cruiser, Subaru Legacy).

    Yakima uses a "clip"...
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    Since you bring it up, actually, being...

    Since you bring it up, actually, being Libertarian implies reason and objectivity, the opposite of bias...

    TomK
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    Apparantly, I have no hope... 6437 TomK

    Apparantly, I have no hope...


    6437

    TomK
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    So that means a big reduction in membership fees...

    So that means a big reduction in membership fees is coming, since costs are reduced... Right?


    TomK
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    Despite the speed enforcement, I wonder if there...

    Despite the speed enforcement, I wonder if there will be fewer collisions, but the ones that occur are more damaging. :(

    TomK
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    Congratulations Tim! That's awesome! TomK

    Congratulations Tim! That's awesome!

    TomK
  7. And on the other hand...

    On the other hand, one of the Land Trusts local to my area has been sending out an e-mail to thier mailing list roughly once a week, each highlighting one of thier trails, with a link to the PDF map...
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    No flame here. The statute of limitations has...

    No flame here. The statute of limitations has probably passed, so I will say that in the '80s and late '70s, there *may* have been a time or two that I camped a *few* feet closer to the trail than I...
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    Is this trip necessary?

    I wasn't alive then, but my understanding is that during WWII, the phrase "Is this trip necessary" became common.

    Then, it was about conserving gasoline which was needed for the war effort. I...
  10. Teva

    In 1999 I was invited on a week long canoe trip in Canada, and it was suggested to me that if I didn't have them already, I should purchase a pair of Tevas to wear in the canoe. The itenerary...
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    I wouldn't use the spring style cotter pin - too...

    I wouldn't use the spring style cotter pin - too easy to get snagged on something and yanked off.

    I finally was able to find the split style of cotter pin I was thinking of. Bottom right before...
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    Good point about a threaded bolt chewing up the...

    Good point about a threaded bolt chewing up the pivot plate and/or bracket.

    The rest of your post made me think that it might not be the worst idea in the world for my first time doing this repair...
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    Those are just clevis pins, right? Why not carry...

    Those are just clevis pins, right? Why not carry a few split style cotter pins that will fit through the hole in the clevis pin? Or even a finish nail or brad that you can push through the clevis pin...
  14. Thread: GPS backlight out

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    I think I've had this happen to me a few times. I...

    I think I've had this happen to me a few times. I figure it can be pretty easy to inadvertantly bump the power button a couple times, and kick the unit into "slider full left - backlight off".


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  15. Thread: GPS backlight out

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    Raymond, it might be helpful to tell us what...

    Raymond, it might be helpful to tell us what make, model GPS you are having the problem with.

    On my Garman GPSmap 62S, there are two things that I can think of:

    1) From the Main Menu, hit...
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    Got out my 1976 copy of the WMG. It lists 46 (and...

    Got out my 1976 copy of the WMG. It lists 46 (and the list is in the front of the book, not the back). Galehead and Bondcliff are omitted, and Wildcat "E" is listed rather than Wildcat "D".

    The...
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    Any update on this subject?

    Thinking about getting a decent set of rechargable batteries and a charger for them.

    Mostly for a Garmin GPSmap 62S - I use it about 6 hours a week. Been using 2500 mAh NiMh AA's charged using a...
  18. Thread: Tourism pledges

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    Bad mind reading

    Your mind reading of people you don't know is pretty poor today. Maybe it will be better another day.

    TomK
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    FWIW: I was able to see the whole article without...

    FWIW: I was able to see the whole article without obstruction.

    Guess I won't be visiting Palau.

    Do I now need to bring a lawyer with me to the trailhead? Ranger Rick, I believe you know Mr....
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    Being convenient for the cog could just be gravy....

    Being convenient for the cog could just be gravy. Shouldn't not do something worthwhile on it's own just because the doer gets a benefit from it as well...

    TomK
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    No need to register kayaks in CT

    No need to register a kayak in CT. You do need to carry a whistle though. And a light, if paddling at night - a headlamp will work. And a PFD. I believe there are dates before and after which you...
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    Collinsville Canoe and Kayak, Collinsville, CT

    The following is about flatwater, not whitewater... Apologies if this sounds like a commercial for this establishment....

    About 10 years ago, I was considering trying out a kayak, having done...
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    Would glueing several strips of velcro to the bag...

    Would glueing several strips of velcro to the bag and pad work? I think I'd put the "hook" part of the velcro on the pad, and the part that the hooks stick to on the bag...

    TomK
  24. Thread: New GPS problem

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    Can you connect it to a computer, and then use...

    Can you connect it to a computer, and then use Basecamp to remove any tracks, waypoints, etc from the internal memory? That's the first thing that comes to my mind...

    Good luck,

    TomK
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    Had that happen with a pair of Merrills. Tried to...

    Had that happen with a pair of Merrills. Tried to seal the split with Shoe Goo, but it wasn't a repair that was going to be durable.




    That's the truth. Don't get up north that much any more -...
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