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Trip Reports / Re: Non Kipawa Report
« Last post by Hodgey1 on Today at 12:06:14 PM »
Wiring problems aside, you had a nice catch of fish! Great to see Greg.
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General Discussion / Re: See you in September...(hopefully)
« Last post by kipawa4 on Today at 11:16:41 AM »
  What about the U.S. border still being closed? Can you return to U.S. from Canada? Just something to think about?        Never Mind see Coming back from Kipawa thread.

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General Discussion / Re: Taggart Bay Lodge up for sale!!
« Last post by hinorth on Today at 10:14:34 AM »
I have been in the outfitting business all my life (40+ years) and this is truly sad to see the closure / sale and likely change of direction for these long established outfits.  The tourism / outfitting business is a lifestyle that we chose and not much unlike farming, hope we can put a roof over our families heads, food on the table, enjoyable childhoods and friends and memories for a lifetime.  None of us that made lifelong careers out of it, ever expected to get rich but learning to live through feasts and famine.  What we hoped for is at the end, be able to pass our years of hard work and dedication on to our children or at least have them a viable business to operate or even to sell and happily retire well into our "golden" years.  I sincerely wish the best of luck to all of the outfitters across Canada in whatever situation you are in.  This sure has been a test of what we are made of.  Keep your chins high!.
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General Discussion / Re: Taggart Bay Lodge up for sale!!
« Last post by BigChief on July 26, 2021, 10:14:34 PM »
@Oarin wow, I knew it was a while but didn't know that long.
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General Discussion / Re: Getting back from Kipawa
« Last post by Oarin on July 26, 2021, 04:38:42 PM »
Thank you!
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General Discussion / Re: Getting back from Kipawa
« Last post by Lizard King on July 26, 2021, 03:55:07 PM »
Note…I’d also make the same call closer to your trip unless clear cut declarations are literally spelled out by the US Govt. 
The situation could be fluid before/after Aug. 9th comes to pass.
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General Discussion / Re: Getting back from Kipawa
« Last post by Lizard King on July 26, 2021, 03:51:29 PM »
Oarin,

Here’s the path I took for intel as I cross in Buffalo:
-punched “Peace Bridge contact” into Google.
-found a number for U.S. border and customs protection after opening a page.
-called it and listened to a lengthy automated system.
-finally heard a # to speak with actual patrol agent.  (716) 843-8521.
-1st call, no answer.
-2nd call an hour later, a lady answered.
-she replied (and I had her repeat her answer), Americans will not be denied entry back into the U.S.  I didn’t ask any other questions and she didn’t offer any restrictions whatsoever.

If you cross the Peace Bridge, I’d highly advise making the same call.  For your own piece of mind.
If you cross another bridge, just punch it into Google and look for phone #(s) pertaining to US border/customs for that particular bridge.

Hope this helps.
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Trip Reports / Re: Non Kipawa Report
« Last post by GregL on July 26, 2021, 03:36:35 PM »
It had to be that because both lugs were brand new and the wire is the 8 gauge from the factory. I pulled it and replaced it with 6 gauge for the TM.

I'm going to replace these 2 connections with better ring terminals and heat shrink them.. hopefully we'll have no issues on live wells like last year on our holidays this time :)
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General Discussion / Getting back from Kipawa
« Last post by Oarin on July 26, 2021, 03:29:46 PM »
Our trip is a month away and things might change. I know what we need to do to get into Canada, but haven't found what we need to get back home. Do we need a covid test? If so, what kind? Will a rapid test do? Do we an appointment in Canada, and anything else we need to know. Thanks. Still hoping for the best!
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Trip Reports / Re: Non Kipawa Report
« Last post by smitty55 on July 26, 2021, 03:21:37 PM »
Looks good Greg. As to your continuity issue the one thing I can think of is that the wire itself under the insulation was oxidized, in which case it wouldn't make the best contact with the crimped lug and also wouldn't accept the solder either. I've seen it before, even on unused wire. What I did then was take sandpaper to clean the outside of the wire strands back to shiny and then tin the wire real good using lot's of flux. Then crimp and solder.
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