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  1. WOW, life well lived!!!!!!!
  2. I'm in...thanks for the chance
  3. i take the fluke balls
  4. Shep will always be remembered as a GREAT Guy . HE made if fun to go to J&H "happy hour" .I miss him
  5. after breaking 2 of the 5 leaves, i replaced both sides with 7 leaf stacks. its encouraging that they will break in but my "upgrade" may be beyond being able to break in Is there any shock or damper that can be added??
  6. So I upgraded the rear leaf springs, and now i can carry more weight............... the truck rides great with a load, but when empty the ride is rough is there anything I can do to smooth out the ride?????
  7. earliest i have seen them on fire island. started 1 week ago......killed 3 per hr
  8. the aluminum spool from the Super fits on my dam 550. I simply cleaned it with fine steel wool and have been fishing it with mono for years. not sure it is a braid friendly reel
  9. I need to drain the heater to protect it from freezing, when i shut down the house for winter. I use a compressor on the rest of the pipes and appliances. anything to know about draining a tankless heater???????
  10. I'm in thanks
  11. this (quoted below) seams to be the main conclusion of the research in their summary: Scattered reports of atypical lobster mortality began as early as 1997. No samples were collected for examination, so it is unknown if lobsters were infected with paramoebiasis. In 1999, sustained, above-average water temperature was the driving force behind a snowball effect of environmental and oceanographic factors that stressed lobsters to the point at which their physiology could not cope with the inhospitable environmental conditions nor mount an immune defense against the paramoebae. ...sustained, above-average water temperature was the driving force... Under drought conditions, bottom water temperatures were 1-20C warmer than average for many months during 1998 and 1999. Although this temperature increase seems small, it exceeded the upper thermal tolerance threshold for lobsters (200C or 680F), causing an increase in respiration rate. LIS lobsters are near the southern end of their inshore range in LIS, and a sustained increase in temperature is stressful. From mid-July through early September, western LIS commonly experiences hypoxic conditions (an unfavorably low concentration of dissolved oxygen). Temperatures recorded in deepwater areas of the Sound were 210C (700F) or greater by late summer 1999; in some shallow areas, recorded temperatures exceeded 230C (730F). As the waters warmed, the amount of dissolved oxygen in the waters lessened. Hypoxic conditions existed for about 50 days in 1999, which is typical. The most severe period occurred the first week of August and most of the hypoxia had dissipated by the third week of August, before the mortalities occurred.
  12. another view from the New York Times;