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Low Baller

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  1. Hello folks, hope all is well. 

    Took some of the boys to Cranberry Lake this past weekend for an overdue pike and bass trip. Kind of a joint mission. Wanted to visit my mom in the lake and return my step father to her side. 

    Those of you who may remember the original thread, pre covid, my son is a recovering addict. He has a little over 2 yrs clean and today is his birthday. He's 32 and put himself through cdl school and is scheduled to go out west for his 1st runs. Took him to the bus terminal yesterday, reminded me of when I left for Paris Island at 18.

    Rebuilt the misty harbor over the spring and took her and my stepson's's rig on his 1st adk experience. We primitive camped on the islands, barging a canoe with way too much gear,lol. Great trip. Absolute emotional roller coaster, weather included. Had a storm roll in one night and woke up to the sound of aluminum banging on rocks nothing some touch up paint can't handle but the scares might just stay there. Builds character. 

    The last day while we were breaking camp a pair of loons came to visit our cove. They called and shrilled and preaned each other like 2 lost lovers. After a few minutes the male swam over to within a few yards of the new misty as if he was inspecting it. Everyone's hair was on end.  That was his boat, and now it's my son's. 




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  2. I'm no painter, but if you have a good base don't strip it to bare aluminum. Mine is a 98, had a decent factory base. Used the rusto etching primer on bare spots and rivets. It's not an auto body job but looks a he'll of alot better.  I was going to clear coat but a good coat of wax is fine for me. It'll be all scuffed up by the end of the season anyway. If you go cheaper with Ruston, stick to the same primer. Did alot of research 1st. 

  3. 1 minute ago, Todd in NY said:

    Great job on the boat! What kind of paint did you use? My 15ft sears row boat needs a paint job.

    Good old Rusto pro. Takes forever to cure. But not too shabby for a buggy backyard Wagner shoot.😉

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  4. Another simple post recognizing a horrific day in our lives turns into a debate. My dad was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He told me a story of rescue trying to get the men out of the Oklahoma. In the process of trying to cut hatches in the hull, alot of sailors died from suffocation from torches. Guess they should have just stood buy and waited for silence before they started cutting.
    Take down the fn thread. SMH

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  5. Sk8man, BC FD and Low Baller thank you! Low Baller for the original post and Sk8man and BC FD for yor replies. Nothing annoys me more than the arm chair experts that tell emergency services how the job should have been done after the fact. They knew this was nothing like they had ever experinced before, they knew it was a huge risk, they knew they might not make it out but they also knew there were thousands that needed help and they were going to do their best because that's what they do. Yes there was a large loss of life taken that day but there also was  an etremely larger number of lives saved because of their efforts. God bless those brave men and women!  
    When duty calls. Nice to hear from you Chief. Hope all is well

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  6. 1st trip up in early August Ty and I were at the 160 the day after a blow. 2 to 4 ft rollers but no wind or breaks. Totally duable but head on a swivel. Only a couple boats out in deeper water. Coast Guard came around the stacks and hung off port bow at 100yds, so as to not interfere with my troll. After glassing my boat for several mins, a wave and a single horn blast they were on they're way back towards Oswego.
    Where they on random patrol or did someone put a word out to check on me? Who knows, it was comforting to know they felt I was good. Every year we all dodge a bullet, some take a direct hit. Those guys are awesome as well as the fellow humans who risk running in instead of running away. Thanks for keeping me safe and aware.

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    I’ve looked everywhere on here to figure out how to shut down comments or even delete my post, can anyone tell me how to do that?
    I simply wanted to express regret at not being able to come to NY to spend my money, catch a few fish and escape the issues caused by this plague. It was not meant to be fodder for political discussion nor to provide a forum for those who don’t agree with others about the issues of today.

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