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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:36 pm

We had a Beagle for a while and wound up giving it to a rancher. Seigel the Beagle got to ride in trucks and chase animals, and quit eating stuff or so we heard. That decision was a win for all involved.
Our last one got snake bit. A win for all involved. No more beagles for us.


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Post by Rickk » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:26 am

Cracker Larry wrote:
I think we average $17/day for 12 hours. Hard to find a baby sitter for your kid let alone your dog for $1.42/hr.
That's not bad at all. This one is about $35 a day. It's swank though, from a dog's standpoint. We are trying to get a deal with them now. I want to take my son and his wife to Costa Rica for a couple of weeks, but between us we have 6 dogs to board. Trying to work out a reasonable package arrangement, but I think the condo in CR will cost less than the dog boarding, even with an employee and group rate discount :?
They are like $40 to board a dog/day - so you are actually getting a better deal at $35. But I feel your pain having 6 dogs to board :cry:

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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Knottybuoyz » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:29 am

Cracker Larry wrote:
I love cats.
Can't eat a whole one by myself, though.........
Best use for them I've found too. Fish bait is a close second :lol:

I'm sure that some cat lovers will disagree....
We keep 'em around in case of the Zombie apocalypse. When the fresh meat runs out we'll harvest one or two. :wink:

Agree on the beagles. Dump as a post. Cute though. This is Dudley. Dudley wasn't long for this world.

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My bestest buddy is a cat. Boots, the ole' retired Tom Cat. He and I are inseparable. He'll be the last to be harvested! :lol:

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Got our first real taste of winter today. Made it 5 miles towards work and had to turn around.
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Post by Knottybuoyz » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:38 am

Fuzz wrote:Rick you need to tell at some point. I have thought about getting one but not if they have problems.
Thanks, Fuzz
Hey Fuzz, not a problem with the equipment. Had an issue with the directions the mfgr sent to replace the prop shaft. They forgot to mention they 'locktited' the shaft into the CV joints. The machinist didn't figure this out till he had 23,000 lbs pressure on it and it went *sproing*

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You can easily see the crack in the bearing race. All the force was put on the ball bearings and imparted to the race and it cracked where it was weakest. Good news is the CV joints might be domestic parts even though the drive comes from The Netherlands. Apparently they're CV joints for a late model Jeep Cherokee or Liberty 4X4. I just have to find one to make sure it fits.

So if you order what you need and don't do anything stupid like stretch the hull you'll be fine with a Python Drive.
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Fuzz » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:27 pm

[/quote]So if you order what you need and don't do anything stupid like stretch the hull you'll be fine with a Python Drive.[/quote]

Thanks Rick. I had an AquaDrive on a boat for several years. I never had any problems with it and it solved the shafting problems I was having. Too small of a shaft/too much HP. Being able to shorten the shaft and keep things in line made all the difference for me. The AquaDrive was spendy and if the Python Drive works the same at a lower price then they would be a nice option.
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by blueflood » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:10 pm

Hi all,

Uhhh, I did not say a "beagle"...I said "beagle-sized" :lol: Anyhow, looking at French Bulldog or a Terrier of some kind :D
Distant decision and not that all ready. It would be cool tho 8)

Sorry to high jack your thread Larry, we kinda of gravitate towards the Oracle 8)

Nice to hear from everyone and Rick...shovel time :help: and cats are way cooler than dogs anytime :wink:

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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:49 pm

It ain't possible to hijack this thread. :lol:
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Q » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:59 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:It ain't possible to hijack this thread. :lol:
Well, Larry....that's good news!

What the heck is a "Python Drive?" :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:
I now know without a doubt or hesitation why the chicken crossed the road.....

....it was to show the armadillo it could be done.

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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:26 pm

This is an anything goes, say something positive to relieve the silence sort of thread, no politics or religion here please, just pure BS :D

Dang if I know what a python drive is either. I could google it, but don't really need to know.

Happy New Year to all. Be safe out there. :D
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Knottybuoyz » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:30 am

It's a combination between a thrust bearing and two CV joints.

http://www.pythondrive.com/800/talen/en ... /P60-K.htm
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