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  1. What don’t you understand ? I explained your sonar. Maybe I can clarify this Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Or mocking a liar . Justice Kavanaugh is innocent till proven guilty and Ford has a questionable background , including ties to the CIA , which has an axe to grind with President Trump the FBI turned up no credible evidence that the allegations were true so keep on pushing your liberal agenda , which has put America in the sorry state it is in today. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Lmao Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Another 20% CUT in Chinook Stocking for 2019

    My family had a camp on N Sandy Pond when I was a kid. I can still remember the millions of dead moon eyes ( alewife) piled up on the beaches. This was an every summer occurrence in the 50’s and 60’s. The salmon stopped the annual die off . They also put an end to the smelt dipping. I have to believe that the fisheries biologists know what they’re talking about. I love the salmon fishery. But there is more to Lake O than the salmon fishery. Let’s let this play out and see what is in the future Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Thanks for posting some of the rules of the road. Unfortunately there are few of us who have the motivation to read them like all motor vehicles operators , there are scoff laws and law enforcement can only catch a small percentage of violators. I still maintain that mandatory education is the only way to , if not stop , at least put a dent in some of the reckless behavior. It’s hard to obey the rules , if you don’t know them Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. You are in an area that has the very rich and the not so much. I totally agree with you about the boater course being mandatory. It has been a pet peeve of mine for years. My son and I took the 18 hour CG course and I have never been sorry you can go out and buy a twin engine , 38 foot Donzi capable of 100 + MPH. And operate it with NO training. What’s wrong with this picture ? The Abay area is not a good place to go boating. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Wind Turbines on Lake Ontario!

    Here's a little more info on the wind farm . . The town of Henderson is staging a protest on Oct . 15 th .There is new information that seems to be ignored . They have found evidence of bald eagle nests and habitation on Galloo Island . The turbines will impact these birds . Secondly , these turbines will be 600 feet tall ,taller than the statue of liberty . The wind farm on Male ridge near Lowville has 195 turbines that are 400 feet tall . When you crest the hill on Rt 12 heading south , the view is startling . Like some thing directly out of War of the worlds . I will attach a picture ,as I know many of the folks on this website are not from around here . These turbines on Galloo WILL affect all of the people that use the East end of Lake O . From Oz to Henderson . Here is a link to the article on the protest .http://www.wwnytv.com/story/39049514/group-rallies-against-galloo-island-wind-project#.W50Lek-HIA.email
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    Rescue off oak orchard !?

    I don’t know the gentleman that lost his life RIP , or the captain of the vessel that claimed the life. But I am sure that he has not heard the end of this matter from the authorities. There is a rule called. “ manifestly unsafe voyage “. The captain of the vessel is responsible for damages. I believe it may cost him much more than the loss of his fishing partner and his boat and gear. Keep in mind. YOU are responsible for safe voyages. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    Rescue off oak orchard !?

    You are absolutely right. A radio on a recreational vessel under 20 meters is not required by law. If a smaller pleasure vessel has a marine radio it falls under “ voluntary “ regulations. Please access USCG regulations under mandatory monitoring I quote “ any vessel either mandatory or voluntary , must monitor channel 16 , when not actually communicating on another frequency. Read the rules You are mistaken Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Rescue off oak orchard !?

    I say again , if you have a VHF radio on your vessel it , Must , by law and FCC regs , be tuned to monitor channel 16 , the international hailing and emergency frequency . If you want to chatter on 68 or 72 , then change to that frequency to chat , when you’re finished return to 16. If you want to listen for the hot bite get a radio that monitors and scans several frequencies. If you're going to do something , do it right there could be a boat 100 meters off your starboard side in serious trouble , and if you are on 68 or 72 listening for the “ hot bite” you will never hear his distress call on 16
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    Rescue off oak orchard !?

    Radios with one channel are out of date. VHF radios are not expensive. Most modern radios scan several channels and have WX which will emit a warning if severe weather threatens The radio can then be tuned to a weather frequency for info. Warnings are broadcast on channel 16. Which MUST , by law , be monitored for emergency broadcasts Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Mud bay?

    I’ve caught lake trout near Charity shoal. There’s a big hole just south of the shoal. And walleyes up on the shoal. Careful of getting into Canadian waters. Gps almost a must Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Lake O Water Level Keeps Dropping

    This is an annual occurrence . They start drawing the lake down in August every year . The lower water level minimizes damage to the shoreline from ice build up
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    Speed and temp probe

    I totally agree with Sk8man I used 12 # finned cannonballs for a long time . There where times (depending on speed and down currents) when I had 150 ft of cable out to reach 110 ft . I switched to 16 # torpedoes from Harvey and have never been happier