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  1. Yes, they are used on nets to keep them floating. Mostly use cork now though.
  2. I can't see my @$$ getting off the couch today. 🥶
  3. The joy of sliding rings!!! Better to tape them like this as they tend to fall off otherwise. 😉
  4. I can guarantee there won't be enough on my sled trail. Be bouncing off rocks on the sled but can crawl up nicely with the SxS.
  5. Had some snow this week and got to push it around with the new toy. 😁
  6. There is also new battery tech coming out that is supposed to out perform lithium.
  7. So I got to give the SxS and new plow a good workout. I cleaned my driveway and did my neighbour's business as we share the driveway onto the road plus they let me work inside where it's warm, on my toys in the winter. Took between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to do the whole job. Used to take me that just to do my place with the snow blower. Almost forgot, the heated seats and heater worked awesome!!! Blue dot is the entrance to my garage the SxS sits in (as well as my boat). The area inside the poorly drawn red area is the area I cleaned up today. 😊 And the toy in all it's glory. 😁 Won't be too long before I'm plowing the ice road out to my cabin. 👍
  8. I will be putting a good sized solar system at my cabin here. It will power everything a normal home would have plus all my shop tools. You can get a system that will power anything you want. Off grid would be a solar setup with batteries through an inverter to power your home Grid tied is tied to the electrical grid so you can use solar power during the day but the grid at night. Excess generated power can be sold to the utility company reducing your power bill for the energy you use at night or on cloudy days. You can also add battery storage so that if/when the grid power goes down and it's dark or cloudy you still have power. Batteries are the things that need replacing most often. They generally last 7-10 years. If you're totally off grid then you will need a generator occasionally to top up the batteries in the winter when there is less solar energy. The larger your battery bank the longer you can go between generator use. There are systems that will automatically start the generator when your batteries fall to a certain level and shut off when full. Look into rebates for installing your system as well. They can be substantial. Here in the NWT they will rebate you 50% of your purchase price up to a maximum of $20,000. So you could purchase $40,000 worth of system and get $20,000 back.
  9. I used Marinco twist lock TM plug on my boat. Works good and allows me to keep the TM disconnected when not using it so I know there's nothing to drain the batteries. Even when not in use a lot of electronics/electrical things draw a small amount of power. https://www.amazon.ca/Marinco-12VCP6-ConnectPro-Charging-Receptacle/dp/B000NI38KS/ref=asc_df_B000NI38KS/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=335540902013&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7641685943674575004&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001629&hvtargid=pla-572087200955&psc=1
  10. Prime with an etching primer for aluminum.
  11. https://www.pcmag.com/news/movable-satellite-internet-spacex-to-lift-geo-restriction-on-starlink-dishes
  12. Had it happen on the 401 in the 80's. It was pretty sketch!!! Locking clip fell out and latch came undone at a buck twenty in the middle lane!!! Luckily the tongue dropped down on the chains so it didn't dig into the road but she was whipping side to side pretty good until I got it slowed down. Scared the living crap out of me. No damage done but it could have been an epic wreck on the busiest highway in North America pretty easily. 😱
  13. It's more about the $$$$ than the two government agencies I'll have to 'splain myself to.
  14. I wish I could put in a pier using those big interlocking Lego brick like concrete blocks and back fill the middle with rocks and dirt. Then just tie up to that and never worry about dock removal again.
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