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  1. Make sure the wire is not traveling up to the edge of the pulley and riding between the edge of the pulley and its housing. When you let wire out on a rigger with coated cable, the rigger should be pointed towards the rear of the boat....NOT at an angle to the boat. This will keep the wire centered in the bottom of the pulley. Invest in a good swivel base if you want to run probe rigger at an angle to the boat.
  2. I'd replace the end pulley and it;s axle. It may not be free spinning or have a groove in it. (Pulley may be hanging up at some part of rotation when under load.)
  3. Tritium 1/2 life about 12.5 years. Low Beta emitter. (combines with oxygen to form water, Beta travels about a foot in air) Here's what EPA says about the tritium. Radionuclide Basics: Tritium | US EPA
  4. Weren't there were 2 commercial netters up that way that targeted perch? I'm wondering if perch are going to go nuts on Ibay.......very little ice.
  5. Recent NYSERDA feasibility study said not worth it. https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/great-lakes-wind-feasibility-study "Based on the totality of this analysis, this concludes that Great Lakes Wind currently does not offer a unique, critical, or cost-effective contribution toward the achievement of New York State’s Climate Act goals beyond what existing, more cost-competitive programs are currently expected to deliver." "This conclusion is based on a fulsome analysis of the resource development costs, ratepayer impacts, expected State benefits, transmission and interconnection limitations, infrastructure and supply chain constraints, visual impacts, and potential environmental impacts of Great Lakes Wind, as discussed below and throughout the Feasibility Study."
  6. The general rules for marine sanctuaries forbid disturbing the sea bottom so I take that to mean windmills are out. Thunder Bay is a marine sanctuary & FAQ says sport fishing in the water column is ok. It further talks about "charter boats" as those boats that take divers out to explore the wrecks not the charter boats trying to catch fish on rod & reel. https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/protect/regulations/ "While each sanctuary has its own unique set of regulations, there are some regulatory prohibitions that are typical for many sanctuaries: Discharging material or other matter into the sanctuary; Disturbance of, construction on or alteration of the seabed; Disturbance of cultural resources; and Exploring for, developing or producing oil, gas or minerals (with a grandfather clause for preexisting operations). In addition, some sanctuaries prohibit other activities, such as the disturbance of marine mammals, seabirds and sea turtles, operation of aircraft in certain zones, use of personal watercraft, mineral mining and anchoring of vessels. " https://www.michigan.gov/egle/about/organization/Water-Resources/shipwrecks/frequently-asked-questions "3. How does the presence of a preserve affect the use of the water column above the bottomlands? Preserve status does not curtail other lake use activities, including sport fishing, boating, swimming, and commercial shipping. In many preserves, wrecks are buoyed during the diving season and care must be taken to avoid colliding with them. Of course, the presence of fish nets in a preserve can present a definite hazard to fragile shipwrecks and to divers and the placement of nets near known wreck sites is discouraged." https://www.michigan.gov/egle/about/organization/Water-Resources/shipwrecks/frequently-asked-questions "10. What responsibilities do divers and charter boat operators have? The members of these two groups have the greatest effect on shipwrecks. Divers on the wrecks must resist the temptation to pick up artifacts and move them around the site. Handling artifacts may not only lead to breakage, but simply moving the artifacts from where they were originally used or came to rest compromises the ability of an archaeologist or historian to accurately interpret the wreck and the wreck incident. In addition to offering a safe diving experience, charter boat operators must insure that divers from their boats do not remove artifacts from the wrecks illegally. Charter boat operators must moor or anchor their boats in a way that does not damage the wreck or disturb the debris field. They must also share the wreck with other dive groups. Inappropriate or careless mooring can easily damage and will ultimately destroy a fragile wreck."
  7. The two "commercial" fishers are the guys that trawl or gillnet perch etc. Further down it talks about there being 60 party and/or charter boats that fish the area.
  8. Just seeing this sad news. Sorry for your loss.
  9. Brian - article says smelt short lived. How's their life span compared to the alewife?
  10. Brian - were the pipelines dug out & buried in the lake bottom or drilling just for the foundations for the cribs? Navigation maps show pipelines. They also show depth over cribs which is considerably different than surrounding depth, which implies intake is not on bottom of lake. Offshore windfarms that I've looked up did not bury transmission lines.
  11. Happy New Year!
  12. Here's one to figure out during the "storm". ho, ho, ho...
  13. heh, heh, heh. It'd serve them right if I'd sent the DNC money for each.
  14. You may want to ask on Iboats.com.
  15. Back in the 80"s my brother snagged one in the tail off the river while combat fishing. Took quite a while to get it in. He threw that silver bullet into the bilge & vowed to never use it again.
  16. Thank Heaven for email spam filters! I've received 157 (one hundred 57) emails from conservativeintel asking for contributions - over 100 since election day & 3 today. (just the name made me suspicious) Disguised senders have included: Donny, Eric, Lindsey, Candy, Lauren, Hershel, eyc. Just hover over the sender to reveal the true sender. Some subject lines say " To unsubscribe..." Yahoo says "DON'T CLICK on unsubscribe!" rather just send to spam folder & empty the folder. Also getting a lot of calls from all over the country about Camp Legunne.
  17. Not meaning to bad mouth them, but bought a new 9.9 from them this year. Wouldn't accept mastercard for it as said: "we have to pay them a fee & would lose too much money on it." Yet accepted a personal check without even checking with bank or asking for ID. Maybe off topic but I really wish Evinrude was back in outboard business!
  18. Found this on the Coastwatch site for surface temps. Nov. shows same drop that your graph does. (Cool!) Also that Jan thru May 2022 were warmer than many years prior.
  19. Upstate Freshwater Institute recorded hydrodynamic data at Oak Orchard, Sodus & Oswego from May thru Oct 2022 by utilizing buoys owned by SUNY ESF with grants from DEC & GLRC. Although they have a lot of data on Onondaga, they have interesting data on Lake Ontario. Oak & Oswego buoys were in 66-71 FOW and measured from top to bottom. Their website: https://upstatefreshwater.org/NRT-Data/Lake-Ontario-Data/lake-ontario-data.html The temp regimes/history they show are: On some days, temps at depth are very similar in both places, yet on other days there is a big difference in temps at depth, hence "hot spots" and "cold spots." Point being that without a series of temp probes around the lake it's near impossible to scientifically say the lake, in general is warmer or colder. Anecdotally, I had to go to a greater FOW to catch salmon this year than in past years. (But that was just west of the Genny and where fewer alewife showed up in the preyfish surveys.) Brian - I'd really like to see that data. It's a lot closer to where I usually fish.
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