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  1. The Dowagiac Conservation Club annual gun and outdoor sale and show is Saturday July 10, 2021 from 9am-3pm. If you would like to rent a table ($25/table) to sell outdoor items:

    Call Mark 269-*591-2067 or Ron 269-718-4636.

    The kitchen will be open for light fare like hot dogs, chips etc.

    Good time to clean out your basements etc to generate some cash for what you really need! Maybe you will find it there!

    If anyone is interested in an application to join the club our next monthly meeting is this Monday July 12, 2021 membership meeting at 730pm.

  2. I find this declaration to be most troubling since the city of Flint has entered into an Administrative Consent Order with MDEQ to insure there is compliance with ALL legal requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act .

    This CO was put into place due to:

    "Although the DEQ notice says the order is not based on a finding that Flint's water is not being treated properly, it does claims the city hasn't shown the long-term technical, financial, and managerial capacity to operate independently without significant outside support."

    So can someone explain HOW a city with extremely poor compliance to the Safe Drinking Water Act did not notify MDEQ the first time of non compliance to the sampling requirements of the SDWA? Flnt was required to hire trained and qualified professionals to manage the SDWA program with appropriate budgeting to insure compliance.

    If this was a private company, the CEO would be taken away in handcuffs.

  3. LN, used only couple times at campgrounds that were not KOA etc. Sold for over $250 new. Best way to protect your boat or RV electronics from poor electrical systems especially in marinas and older campgrounds. Has built in T handles for easy plug removal.

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    2. Voltage and amp draw (RMS)
    3. Multi-mode surge suppression
    4. Automatic reset on power restoration
    5. 128 second reset delay protects A/C compressor
    6. LCD display (English)
    7. Convenient Easy-T-Pull™ plug handles
    8. Surge protection status LED indicator
    9. Dangerous Current on Ground Wire Indication

    Protects against:

    1. Power surges
    2. Open ground
    3. Open neutral
    4. Low (<102V) and high (>132V) voltage
    5. Overheating plug/receptacle
    6. Reverse polarity
    7. Miswired pedestal

    $50 cash or USPS MO. First "I'll take it" in this thread with IMMEDIATE PM has first go at it.

    Shipping NOT included. Located in SW MI near Niles


  4. Check ends of cable for fraying as suggested and replace the terminal hardware to the cannonballs. Couple bucks to replace the terminal connection so it is new and strong as it can be for new year of trolling. Pay me now or later is old saying when you watch a $$$$ cannonball go to bottom or worse a probe.  Started doing that few years back and just buy the multi packs of replacement terminals so it can be done anytime anywhere.

    Yes, I lost a fairly new cannonball on first outing years back and it was from not replacing the terminal ends. Can they last long? Yes but the investment you have at the end of the cable is far less than couple bucks for a terminal connector. Just preventative maintenance.

    I know, folks will say they never had a problem. OK, I fish more than most and I like to keep my "balls" off the bottom.

  5. Play Dough, I probably will not fly flags lights etc since I am with you on being first to change course. But I wanted to know what options were out there and there are some if anyone is interested.  The biggest problem is getting blowboats to realize they have a legal obligation to avoid collision as much as any other vessel. WE can all cite incident after incident crossing behind us, in front of us, into us forcing stop or abrupt course change weaving gear into a wonderful braided mess behind boat. We don't need rules. Just common sense courtesy to everyone regardless of craft your in. The water belongs to all vessels and if we shared like 5 year olds taught in kindergarten there wouldn't be any issues to talk about.

  6. Actually no to just being a vessel underway. You are inhibited just by the fact you can sustain damage to your vessel and gear. You could say the same about commercial netting operations as well, they can maneuver just how much damage will occur. CG agrees that if you damage your equipment or vessel trying to maneuver away from someone it proves you are restricted in maneuverability.   Any violent turning with rigggers can cause cables into prop etc. Heck I know enough boats where this has happened just from heavy currents. Having 4 downriggers down and multiple long lines such as copper, wire can cause damage to your gear and even your vessel if you had to "escape" from another vessel. The key component from even telephone discussions was that how much gear you had out to prove you would sustain damage to your gear and vessel.  The CG recognizes this potential risk and has provided suggestions to possibly alleviate encounters with other vessels that are clueless and since they are the authority on navigation, I will accept their position on it.

    But to FBD's point you can't fix stupid when folks go buy a 35' boat, attend no classes in seamanship and put the hammer down without thought or liability.

  7. Here is the email I received from CG back in 2012. Commercial fishing vessel definition does not include pleasure craft is why I asked for clarity from the CG. The key point is having restricted maneuverability such as in trolling long copper, lead core, wire etc. Commercial fishing flies the flag etc but we can also fly appropriate with specific lighting per Rule 26 as long as it is recognized to be severely limited in ability to maneuver. My whole issue back then was the constant sailboat ignorance of tacking directly into me without consequence. I had further discussions with the CG and best is to obviously avoid at all cost but also video for formal complaint against a specific vessel.

    The other issue of right of way trolling with other trollers is always going to be a hassle. I would hope courtesy would carry the day when the fleet is parallel to the shore to only pick the time to trolling inward when there is a reasonable space so long lines on each boat are clear from each other. It doesn't hurt to adjust speeds to be courteous and no one "owns" a specific trolling line on your GPS. If each boats moves slightly, everyone can be "happy" with the result. But unfortunately not the case a whole lot of times. Plotter lines seem to become possessive and end up with GPS rage which really can be interesting after dark.

    The funny part about combat fishing is we have done much better away from traffic of the fleet anyway.

    But one of the discussions I had with CG should there be a recognition of the trolling restricted maneuverability in the regulation. The answer was to formally request it up through the legal request process which I decided not to pursue.





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