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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Chekika wrote:
Because of this thread length, I have made a Table of Contents. This Table is on P. 22, http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=315

Photobucket apparently has changed it's position and is again hosting photos. Accordingly, all my photos and other persons can now be seen on this thread...from the beginning.

Photobucket seems to have disappeared again--no photos from Photobucket are available. Any pictures on my posts are hosted by Cloudinary.com

Now, PB is back again and all my pictures are available again. Hopefully, as of 10:18 PM, May 25, 2018, they will stay...but don't count on it. :-)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:55 am 
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Their behaviour is still inexcusable as far as I am concerned. Obviosly their initial attempt at extortion, by holding our existing images to ransom, was an abject failure, so now they are offering a greatly reduced amount. Am I the only one who believes this was the cynical strategy asll along, to initially offer a ridiculous price, and then subsequently appear to be the "heroes" by slashing the price?

Either way, I still want to find somewhere else to host my images to allow posting to 3rd parties without being robbed.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:52 am 
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I've posted this elsewhere, but putting it here also. My Trailex trailer + cradles setup. My 2014 tandem (purchased new 2015) has been on this trailer since its purchase.

When I pull the boat up on the trailer, I pull it forward to the hitch.

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The bow showing a bow support

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The end view of a cradle

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:54 am 
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Chekika wrote:
I've posted this elsewhere, but putting it here also. My Trailex trailer + cradles setup. My 2014 tandem (purchased new 2015) has been on this trailer since its purchase.

When I pull the boat up on the trailer, I pull it forward to the hitch.

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With that much weight cantilevered past the rear support, you don't have sagging or buckling?

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:21 am 
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PP-none that I can see. A friend of mine said he had stored his TI similarly w/o problem, which is why I tried it. I don't use the boat from July to November. I may put some stern support under it this year during that time.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:20 am 
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Alligator kills woman in SFL

The woman was walking her dogs near this fresh water lake just outside of Miami. Dogs are like a magnet to gators. Nobody saw what happened, but you can guess something like, dogs go down to the water for a drink. Woman goes with them. Gater lurking in the water attacks the dogs, which escape (one was injured), but the woman does not. It is very rare for an alligator to kill a human in FL. But, it happens. Personally, I've always been leery around fresh water in FL. After dark, it is an absolute NO, NO. Or, borderline suicidal.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:24 am 
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I'd like to share with you the videoclip about my one week expedition in Sardinia 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5R7klQcaPE


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Wow, nice video, Sardinian Islander! Now I want to sail in one more spot. Beautiful water.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:27 am 
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Chekika wrote:
PP-none that I can see. A friend of mine said he had stored his TI similarly w/o problem, which is why I tried it. I don't use the boat from July to November. I may put some stern support under it this year during that time.

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I too store my TI on the exact same trailer (sans the winch) most of the time. I do pull it as far forward as possible to try to evenly distribute the weight when not actually on the road. I have had no visible issues with sagging (at least with the boat, that is).


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:20 pm 
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Surgery on my right hand ended my sailing in SFL this spring. Now, I'm back in northern New Mexico at 7000'. There are sail boats around here, but sailing is limited. So, I'm back to doing my drone thing. The other morning I went down to the Rio Grande south of Pilar, NM. Here are some of my Mavic Pro's pictures. This is not the spectacular 800' deep gorge 8 miles north on the Rio Grande, but it is a fairly tight canyon through which the the Rio Grande runs.

Sunrise over the Rio Grande

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The view south

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The view across the canyon to the west

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Millions of years ago this area was covered with active volcanoes. So, the landscape has lots of basalt boulders. Here are a couple of abandoned homesteads.

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This closer view seems to show some terracing.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:55 am 
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New Drone

Yeah, I have a new drone: a DJI Phantom 4 Pro. It takes good pictures. This is one from 300 ft above my house towards Taos, NM.

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My new drone on the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge.

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I’ve already had a couple interesting experiences with this new drone. First, I had trouble flying the P4P off the gorge rim from where it is sitting above. Apparently there are serious magnetic fields in the area, which did not bother my Mavic Pro, but are messing up the compass on my P4P. When I was able to get it in the air, it flew erratically, and I landed it quickly. It flies fine near my home in Taos.

Second, my neighbor was having a roof job done, while they were on a trip. So, I flew my new P4P up to their house and got a few pictures, but before I could get my P4P back, a fast moving storm caught it in the open with torrential rain. I could no longer get a FPV (first person view through the camera lens), so I flew the drone erratically in strong winds and heavy rain. I decided to try to land it about 100’ away where it disappeared behind some sage brush. I thought it did land, but when I ran to pick it up, it was hovering about 2’ off the ground in the heavy rain. I grabbed a leg and hauled it back to my house, as it fought me all the way because it wanted to be where it had been hovering. Once back to the house, I shut it down, dried it off, and let it dry for 24 hrs before testing. I’m happy to say that it flew fine and seemed no worse for the experience.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:34 pm 
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Those shots look great, Keith.

I installed Litchi and was able to use it with my Mavic Pro on a recent trip out in the northern wilds. Used its GPS co-ordinate features to fly to the back of our place and I'm very impressed with it. It seems to have great control features (such as returning to home if it loses signal) and it completed its programmed missions in a wide range of challenging tests.

Looking forward to seeing you in the coming camping season.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Hi Bob,

Yes, I love the pictures my new Phantom 4 Pro gets. Here are a couple I got when I did get the P4P airborne over the gorge.

View down the shear cliff immediately after takeoff. The Rio Grande can be seen along the right edge.

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The view down the gorge. There is a trail down there. Can you see the 2 benches just to the right of center?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Sardinian Islander wrote:
I'd like to share with you the video clip about my one week expedition in Sardinia 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5R7klQcaPE

SI...wonderful video. great scenery!! Thank you!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:42 am 
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Some of the animals out here

These are not all of the animals I see out here. Just some.

Lamas (drone shot)

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Big horned sheep on the road

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Big horned sheep in the Gorge near benches. This is a female with ewe. (drone shot)

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If you go into the mountains, especially an area called Valle Vidal wilderness, you can expect to see bears.

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There are others, like a herd of goats, a couple donkeys, and coyotes, but no pictures at this time.

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