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Forum: Electronics 01-11-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By GBS
See this thread I participated in last year. Go...

See this thread I participated in last year. Go to page two where I compare screen shots of Lakemaster, Navionics, and C-Map.

Obviously not Erie/Ontario. But the discussion may give you some...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,652
Posted By GBS
It's been a Minn. law for many years, so should...

It's been a Minn. law for many years, so should be nothing new to you. Sure, people compete, and make a mess of whatever "process" is in place to manage them. But if you actually look at the TONS...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,652
Posted By GBS
I'll pass along to my daughter, who oversees a...

I'll pass along to my daughter, who oversees a major DOT, that she needs to grow a brain. Just as soon as she comes in from her hours sitting on an overpass in the rain actually watching the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,652
Posted By GBS
I know too many engineers/DOT professionals who...

I know too many engineers/DOT professionals who spend their full time careers analyzing the best ways to optimize a chaotic system to put any credence in the above. They do the research, data...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,652
Posted By GBS
Unfortunately, no matter what method is used,...

Unfortunately, no matter what method is used, drivers find a way to mess it up. The point is to try and keep traffic moving at the fastest rate possible over a given distance. With early merging,...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 12-29-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By GBS
Went for a walk Xmas eve on White Bear Lake. ...

Went for a walk Xmas eve on White Bear Lake. Judging by an abandoned hole, there was 4-5" then. After the last few days, I don't think I'll be walking on the lake....will wait for a good cold snap.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,153
Posted By GBS
Hardest part of it all is banishing all the stuff...

Hardest part of it all is banishing all the stuff I will never use - Touchscreen support, OneDrive, Voice activation, "Cortana", almost all "native apps". But you can work on that as...
Forum: Electronics 12-15-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By GBS
I also forgot to mention about storage charge -...

I also forgot to mention about storage charge - you have to keep them at about 50% charge during times of non-use. The Lithium Battery Store says over 2 months. I've seen other places talk about 2...
Forum: Electronics 12-14-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By GBS
Do your homework - lithiums require very...

Do your homework - lithiums require very different, and attentive, care and feeding.
The supplier should:
1. Clearly indicate how you are to charge them. Some are packaged to use standard chargers...
Forum: Boats 12-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,463
Posted By GBS
If there is no power loading allowed, the winch...

If there is no power loading allowed, the winch is also an important factor. The original with my trailer was a bear on steep ramps. I now have a dual geared hand winch, that while it needs more...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By GBS
Last fall was on the Chippewa Flowage in Wisc. ...

Last fall was on the Chippewa Flowage in Wisc. Campground had docks all along the shore - was probably 3/4 mile from the launch. Fog was so thick the morning we were leaving, I only had visibility...
Forum: Boats 12-12-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,637
Posted By GBS
On my fourth Australian Shepherd - currently two...

On my fourth Australian Shepherd - currently two in the herd (not coordinated enough to call them a pack). The original was a fantastic fishing boat partner. The second fair to good, but got...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By GBS
Several years ago tried a "Kreepy Krauley" pool...

Several years ago tried a "Kreepy Krauley" pool vac. for my in-ground pool. It was a bugger to get the in-line weights just right to get it to follow a random path. Spent as much time messing with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By GBS
Just like toy drones or croissants - paddle...

Just like toy drones or croissants - paddle boards and kayaks are the big item now, but it won't be in more than a couple of years where 90% go into a landfill, leaving just the dedicated...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,028
Posted By GBS
Well, actually they stopped in the 90's when the...

Well, actually they stopped in the 90's when the walleye population crashed on Red Lake. They got a lot of press when starting up after it recovered, in 2006. As of 2017-18 the band allowed...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-04-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By GBS
A resounding second on the BedRug. Got mine new...

A resounding second on the BedRug. Got mine new for the 2012 F-150. The main section uses super-duper velcro to hold it in, so is very easy to pull out/reinstall if needed (like if you are hauling...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By GBS
Ditto on the big shop vac - but with one...

Ditto on the big shop vac - but with one addition: Get a stair/upholstery rotating brush that comes with most brands of upright vacs. Here's an example - but almost any similar will do.
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,534
Posted By GBS
Before retirement, one of my jobs was to install...

Before retirement, one of my jobs was to install electronic ordering terminals at various foodservice outlets. The point was to eliminate cashiers/order takers. Each low wage person eliminated...
Forum: Electronics 11-19-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By GBS
Bob - can you point me to sources for this? I...

Bob - can you point me to sources for this? I can't claim to be an authority, only know what the 'net tells me, so I'd like to find out more, if my assumptions are wrong. Thanks!
Forum: Electronics 11-19-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By GBS
FYI - here's a whitepaper on battery storage from...

FYI - here's a whitepaper on battery storage from Trojan Battery. https://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/WP_DeepCycleBatteryStorage_0512.pdf

Note that at a temp of 45 degrees, batteries will only self...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By GBS
Ditto here, but months, not years, for a few...

Ditto here, but months, not years, for a few periods. Yep, dose more and more due to the rebound effect. My Dad (a doctor) warned me about it almost 50 years ago when I used them for colds. Easy...
Forum: Electronics 11-18-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By GBS
Even harder on batteries is overcharging them. ...

Even harder on batteries is overcharging them. Good maintainers shouldn't present a danger for that, but there is a small chance they would fail....
I'd be interested to learn more about cold temps...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,923
Posted By GBS
2012 Eco 3.5, with the Heavy Duty Payload Package...

2012 Eco 3.5, with the Heavy Duty Payload Package here. 3.73 gearing, so top mpg is not near what others report. Empty highway I can routinely see 19-21. City summer 16.5, winter 15.
Add a boat...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 11-08-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By GBS
Oh this sounds bad. First I would like to...

Oh this sounds bad.

First I would like to know which state allows ball-to-ball double towing. I'll avoid that one!

So let's assume a real small fifth. Say a 21', at 4500 lbs.
A 14' boat and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By GBS
Oh how far we have come! How many of us took a...

Oh how far we have come! How many of us took a marble with us to roll down the seams between hood/trunk panels to check alignment when picking up a new vehicle? Or the myriad of other "PDI"...
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