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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-26-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,459
Posted By Gatorman
RIP Pete Hornbeck

Copying this from the Hornbeck Boats Facebook page.

It is with immeasurable heartbreak we must share the news our founder, Peter Hornbeck, died today. His family is in shock. Pete enjoyed...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,793
Posted By Gatorman
Geothermal piping can also be laid horizontally,...

Geothermal piping can also be laid horizontally, below the frost line. Most people do not have space for this layout and install the pipes vertically. I looked at geothermal for heating/cooling but...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-09-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,424
Posted By Gatorman
I was there this past Saturday. There was on...

I was there this past Saturday. There was on section of road that is heavily rutted but most of it was not bad. You definitely need a high clearance vehicle because of the ruts. I don't think AWD or...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-09-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,793
Posted By Gatorman
Regarding assessments, they do seem to vary...

Regarding assessments, they do seem to vary widely from town to town. Here in Johnsburg they just completed a new assessment for the entire town with more accurate market-based valuations. The...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-08-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,793
Posted By Gatorman
My wife and I moved to North Creek earlier this...

My wife and I moved to North Creek earlier this year from Northern Virginia. After renting vacation homes for many years in different areas of the Adirondacks, we settled on North Creek. In town we...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-05-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,364
Posted By Gatorman
I had a similar issue that was solved by...

I had a similar issue that was solved by installing a Yakima WindJammer airfoil on the front crossbar. It was an inexpensive (~$15) solution. Unfortunately I don't think Yakima makes this anymore....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-26-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,054
Posted By Gatorman
Some good news regarding the tank cars. Union...

Some good news regarding the tank cars. Union Tank Car has agreed to removes 65 cars stored by Iowa Pacific. The company also stated that it will no longer store any rail cars in the Adirondacks.
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-21-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,054
Posted By Gatorman
I am hardly an expert in this area, but based on...

I am hardly an expert in this area, but based on what I have observed at a rail car storage area in Arkansas some years ago, the cars need to be moved periodically in order to warm the wheel bearings...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 07-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 79,448
Posted By Gatorman
As someone who has put 150,000 miles on my...

As someone who has put 150,000 miles on my Forester I have to say that the CRV, Rav4, Ford Escape, and anything made by Hyundai/Kia are inferior AWD vehicles. The Honda AWD system is especially weak...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 07-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,829
Posted By Gatorman
Just picked up a 4 piece RL Winston Passport, 5...

Just picked up a 4 piece RL Winston Passport, 5 wt, 8'6" rod from Cabelas. It was on sale for $100 off regular price. The rod weighs 3.3 oz. but it is all the extras that add weight and bulk.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-13-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,668
Posted By Gatorman
I started using a Yakpad Paddle Saddle in my...

I started using a Yakpad Paddle Saddle in my Hornbeck a few years ago. The thin gel pad has made a world of difference for me. I purchased the model with a built in backrest.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-04-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,186
Posted By Gatorman
Scott, if the price is right, you should look at...

Scott, if the price is right, you should look at the used tandem. I own a 12 ft tandem in kevlar (2006 model). With the foot pegs installed I think the boat comes in at about 22 pounds. Pete uses...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-14-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,064
Posted By Gatorman
Werner Skagit Paddle - yes, no, maybe?

I am thinking about replacing my 7 year old Grey Owl Tempest paddle. My wife uses a Werner Skagit, size 220 cm, with her kayak. It seems to be a light and responsive paddle. I would need a longer...
Forum: Photography 09-08-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,624
Posted By Gatorman
Here is a 1923 view from Goodenow Fire Tower...

Here is a 1923 view from Goodenow Fire Tower looking northeast toward Mt. Marcy that I found on the NYS Archives website. I think there are other fire tower pictures in the NYS College of Forestry...
Forum: Photography 09-07-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,624
Posted By Gatorman
bvr, Incredible photo. Thanks for sharing. ...

bvr,

Incredible photo. Thanks for sharing. Regarding the historical panos, check with the NY State Archives in Albany. They have an extensive collection of aerial photographs and may have the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-10-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,162
Posted By Gatorman
I realize that I am a bit late to this party. I...

I realize that I am a bit late to this party. I too at 5'8" am somewhat height challenged. My Hornbeck, ~22 lbs., goes onto the load bars quite easily on my Subaru. I use the Malone J racks to carry...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 08-28-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,228
Posted By Gatorman
Greetings from the backside of the storm. Here in...

Greetings from the backside of the storm. Here in Northern Virginia the rain has stopped and there is a hint of sunshine poking through the clouds. Still getting some wind gusts, but conditions are...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,214
Posted By Gatorman
It was really loud in my office in McLean,...

It was really loud in my office in McLean, Virginia (across the Potomac from DC). Initially I thought it was an explosion but when the low frequency rumble started to shake the building I realized...
Forum: Photography 08-20-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,128
Posted By Gatorman
Received the new issue of Adirondack Life this...

Received the new issue of Adirondack Life this week. Outstanding cover photo!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-20-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,024
Posted By Gatorman
Northern Region Trail Guide

It seems that the Adirondack Mountain Club Trail Guide for the Northern Region is out of print. I have not been able to locate a used copy. Can anyone recommend a substitute trail guide?
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