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Thinking back to the winter of 76 and rebuilding a Hercules Marine engine in the garage on a cold Saturday night......was up there for Christmas this year. Too Cold for the ****** to come back........


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Thinking back to the winter of 76 and rebuilding a Hercules Marine engine in the garage on a cold Saturday night......was up there for Christmas this year. Too Cold for the ****** to come back........


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Great song and great songwriter! I just saw him in concert at Eastern a couple years ago. STILL great!

TOO COLD?? HAHAHA! Is there really such a thing?? You can always thaw after you freeze, but you can't rehydrate the ashes when you burn up!

You should have bottled some up some of that "too cold" in a GOOD thermos and brought it back down the to use in just a couple months!!
 

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Thinking back to the winter of 76 and rebuilding a Hercules Marine engine in the garage on a cold Saturday night......was up there for Christmas this year. Too Cold for the ****** to come back........

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Great song and great songwriter! I just saw him in concert at Eastern a couple years ago. STILL great!

TOO COLD?? HAHAHA! Is there really such a thing?? You can always thaw after you freeze, but you can't rehydrate the ashes when you burn up!

You should have bottled some up some of that "too cold" in a GOOD thermos and brought it back down the to use in just a couple months!!

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Suppose to be in the 70's for the weekend so I will head down to Zapata and do a little Bass fishing on Falcon Lake.

I am thinking of leasing a place and spend my summers in Michigan boating. No sharks and no hurricanes.

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Thinking back to the winter of 76 and rebuilding a Hercules Marine engine in the garage on a cold Saturday night......was up there for Christmas this year. Too Cold for the ****** to come back........

https://www.youtube....h?v=BFRVegQZ_r0

Cheers from The Border
Great song and great songwriter! I just saw him in concert at Eastern a couple years ago. STILL great!

TOO COLD?? HAHAHA! Is there really such a thing?? You can always thaw after you freeze, but you can't rehydrate the ashes when you burn up!

You should have bottled some up some of that "too cold" in a GOOD thermos and brought it back down the to use in just a couple months!!

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Suppose to be in the 70's for the weekend so I will head down to Zapata and do a little Bass fishing on Falcon Lake.

I am thinking of leasing a place and spend my summers in Michigan boating. No sharks and no hurricanes.

Cheers
Chili
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A couple of friends in the marina have been considering leasing out their houses for the summer while they live on the boats. One couple has been doing it for a couple years and the other couple is just starting to consider it.

Be safe on Falcon Lake! I'm sure there will be no Canadians there to hassle you, but there might be others. Stay away from the jetskis!
 

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Yes, That is what is so good about Airbnb. Probably the best thing to come along for travelers etc.

It is funny about the lakes on the border. I remember what a total hassle and waste of time was made about going to Canada with your boat. Agents walking around marina docks, guns and badges, and dogs. The calls upon arrival, special permits etc. Meanwhile, going to Mexico for the afternoon is like stopping in Speedway to get a coke. The past ten years it was so backward, absolutely crazy. Never saw a Federal enforcement officer. Not Once. Going to Mexico was like going to Gull Island.
After Texas took the lead and started putting center consoles with machine guns on the lakes, all is good. It was not the Feds. But I still shake my head about the dog and pony show a legal good boater goes through up on Lake St Clair to get a dinner on the Canadian side.

I understand Canadians are a rough bunch and Lake St Clair is a smugglers paradise.

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Yes, That is what is so good about Airbnb. Probably the best thing to come along for travelers etc.

It is funny about the lakes on the border. I remember what a total hassle and waste of time was made about going to Canada with your boat. Agents walking around marina docks, guns and badges, and dogs. The calls upon arrival, special permits etc. Meanwhile, going to Mexico for the afternoon is like stopping in Speedway to get a coke. The past ten years it was so backward, absolutely crazy. Never saw a Federal enforcement officer. Not Once. Going to Mexico was like going to Gull Island.
After Texas took the lead and started putting center consoles with machine guns on the lakes, all is good. It was not the Feds. But I still shake my head about the dog and pony show a legal good boater goes through up on Lake St Clair to get a dinner on the Canadian side.

I understand Canadians are a rough bunch and Lake St Clair is a smugglers paradise.

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Actually going to Canada by boat is easy. Make a phone call at the marina/restaurant and done. The only border agent we saw on our loop of Lake Huron last year was in Little Current and he asked that we display our check-in number. Didn't see any other law enforcement in Canada, unless you count the OPP officer who was getting OJT on doing safety checks on the water and didn't know how to proceed when we explained that U.S. citizens boating in Canada are not required to have one of their Boater cards. After that he asked to see life vests and sent us on our way.

Coming back to the U.S. is where the pain happens. Unless you have a Nexus card. With the card you make a phone call, tell them where you were and where you're going to dock. Without it you can call, but may get directed to a location for a boarding by CBP.

It's sad that so many people treat boating to Canada as such a hassle. BTW, we're going to Kincardine later this year.
 

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Yes, That is what is so good about Airbnb. Probably the best thing to come along for travelers etc.

It is funny about the lakes on the border. I remember what a total hassle and waste of time was made about going to Canada with your boat. Agents walking around marina docks, guns and badges, and dogs. The calls upon arrival, special permits etc. Meanwhile, going to Mexico for the afternoon is like stopping in Speedway to get a coke. The past ten years it was so backward, absolutely crazy. Never saw a Federal enforcement officer. Not Once. Going to Mexico was like going to Gull Island.
After Texas took the lead and started putting center consoles with machine guns on the lakes, all is good. It was not the Feds. But I still shake my head about the dog and pony show a legal good boater goes through up on Lake St Clair to get a dinner on the Canadian side.

I understand Canadians are a rough bunch and Lake St Clair is a smugglers paradise.

Cheers
Actually going to Canada by boat is easy. Make a phone call at the marina/restaurant and done. The only border agent we saw on our loop of Lake Huron last year was in Little Current and he asked that we display our check-in number. Didn't see any other law enforcement in Canada, unless you count the OPP officer who was getting OJT on doing safety checks on the water and didn't know how to proceed when we explained that U.S. citizens boating in Canada are not required to have one of their Boater cards. After that he asked to see life vests and sent us on our way.

Coming back to the U.S. is where the pain happens. Unless you have a Nexus card. With the card you make a phone call, tell them where you were and where you're going to dock. Without it you can call, but may get directed to a location for a boarding by CBP.

It's sad that so many people treat boating to Canada as such a hassle. BTW, we're going to Kincardine later this year.

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I am very happy to hear the trip to Canada is smooth.

I have not made the trip in a few years, and my larger point was the ridiculous experiences I had in the Lake St Clair area, compared to Falcon Lake or Lake Amistad.
There is and has been some real bad things on the Mexico and US side.

My experience on Lake St Clair was officers asking me at a Marina where I was thinking of going, where I had been etc. While sitting on a boat tied to a dock. I would laugh to myself. Thinking back on my own personal history, but I digress. Wasnt AP stopped by the Sheriff on a Homeland Security Patrol? Just stopped in the middle of the lake to ask where he was going? Maybe that was KMC, I cant remember. How many LE agencies are patrolling and cameras on the lake?

Now on the border lakes where bullets are flying and people are dying, and gang activity trampling the area......not so much anybody stopping to ask you where you are going on the water before the Texas Rangers got involved. Now with Trump it is smooth sailing.

Just an observation.

I am glad things may be more streamlined for boaters now heading back from Canada. Maybe I will give it a shot this summer.
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