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  1. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    Agents were always the same guy, we dealt with at Marinas and always started a conversation with, "This is what we are going to do." As sub-contractors, we would entertain what this guy said his client wanted. And I remember that we passed, on many, and got out of many situations, that...
  2. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    I think Tahoe Keys Marina is the only place with a travel lift on Tahoe.
  3. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    Lookup the owners of the truck and you'll find some LLC filings as a tow/hauling company. It would make no sense, to have contracted a hauling company in Florida, if that wasn't the destination. There are plenty of California hauling companies that would have done this locally, and much...
  4. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    Gross Negligence Manslaughter: Gross negligence manslaughter is a crime that is committed when someone in an official position commits an unlawful act that they should have been able to see would result in the death of another. This maybe a problem with our legal system. If he didn't have a...
  5. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    This somehow went to the media is wrong, post. Well, it isn't. The media got it right this time. I agree with Moss on this. The boat in question is a Riva Aquamara 44. The lightest weight on this boat is 31 thousand pounds, depending on its build out which is subject to any sort of...
  6. JasperFrank

    Looking for a good compact tractor

    As SmallChange has mentioned, "Tractors are not the best machine (not really close) for clearing wooded areas. Rent a large excavator or pay someone to clear it. After, the tractor is great for maintaining." I entirely agree with this statement. If you have trees you want taken out, renting...
  7. JasperFrank

    Ordered a Seecamp last night.

    The Beretta 3032 Tomcat is a better conceal gun all around and less expensive. The side rail issues that plagued the Tomcat are silly, even for the first gen. These only failed if you were using super hot loads that would also blow up a Seecamp. Ran 5,000 rounds through mine of factory ammo and...
  8. JasperFrank

    Chipper Advice on PTO Chipper

    Regional Linguistics is interesting. In my area we do differentiate "Mulch" from "Chip/Bark" as ground cover. Mulch, if you say that to someone, means 1/4 inch or so smaller bits of some sort of organic ground covering: Like ground up leaves. And one has to be more specific about ground...
  9. JasperFrank

    Chipper Advice on PTO Chipper

    What is your local market for two units - 15 cubic yards- of delivered chips/mulch? And how valuable is your time doing something else. I considered getting my own PTO chipper, a China made brand that was available for $1400 that could be run on a 14 HP PTO Tractor, and was very close to...
  10. JasperFrank

    leaking front left front wheel hub can a weekend mechanic take this on

    Here is a diagram right out of the I & T Shop manual on the 2120. Note that the part reference numbers are a bit different. So we will call this Diagram #2. And I stand corrected that the recommended fluid IS 134 Hydraulic fluid. Every thing in my 1220; Axle Housing to both hubs were...
  11. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    From just my little bit of investigating, I can see that this event is going to uncover a hell of a big can of worms for some of the named parties. There are red flags everywhere from Big Leyva Transport Service. https://bisprofiles.com/fl/big-leyva-transport-l12000025342#google_vignette
  12. JasperFrank

    leaking front left front wheel hub can a weekend mechanic take this on

    "hydraulic fluid leaking on lower side of hub." I do not believe you have hydraulic fluid in the 2120 NH front hubs. They take gear oil.... 85-120W and are not part of any hydraulic system. On the diagram #4 is the outer sump cover, and #9-10 is the inner sump. These are precisely...
  13. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    I wonder if the Hauling Company, will face any consequences for hiring this,.... "Driver." This pic should clear up any speculation on make and model of the Yacht. Its the only model of Riva that's 44 feet and has this type of cabin window.
  14. JasperFrank

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    Looking at Google Earth, brings up more questions then it answers. This intersection of 50 and 395, appears to be the first Traffic Light after coming down Spooner Summit. If the driver had noticed any fading of brakes; there is a runaway truck ramp just before this light. There is also...
  15. JasperFrank

    Dealer no longer

    This is one reason I think brand purchasing decisions shouldn't be heavily weighed by availability of a local dealer. In my area, the dealerships come and go, and bounce around to different locations.
  16. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    i think I'm going to go off grid, after being on grid with the solar net-metered stuff. If its off grid, I get to do it. To re-instate being On grid, I have to hire sanctioned, approved people to have my snow damaged system re-approved by the local utility. ... $$$$. If I can just do an EV...
  17. JasperFrank

    Essential Workers?

    i do know of a few state employees that didn't deserve their pay. One was a Highway Scalier. He weighted trucks on interstate highways: Got paid 60K a year with full benefits. This was in the late '90's. He wanted me to help him out with creating a portable gaming system, so that he...
  18. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    If I could, and I've tried, to move to the Netherlands, I would. :)
  19. JasperFrank

    My twisted sense of humor-what's yours?

    One place that I worked at had a very segregated work force. The people at Building One were the engineers and the people at Building Two were the line manufacturers. Building One people were very snoothy to all the folk at Building Two. Building One had a sand base, volley ball court...
  20. JasperFrank

    The gated community issue.

    I guess we shoot them all? LOL. Gosh, you guys live in a weird, paranoid world.
  21. JasperFrank

    The gated community issue.

    Psychologically, wouldn't any sort of gate work. Even if its just a little lift gate that let every one in and everyone out. Wouldn't that be enough to deter the causal Tweeker from looking around?
  22. JasperFrank

    The gated community issue.

    Well, I have to ask, why this turned into a "Shoot all the Trespassers," theme. I was asking a more nuanced question: Do gates work for non-Home owner Covenant and Condition Communities. And then the anwser is, We All Have Guns? Thats not an answer.
  23. JasperFrank

    Why I do not garden

    If I consider the time, and money building the raised beds , the cost of starters, the dirt and the water involved; our garden has never produced more than it cost. Its just fun. So when I see vegetables in cans for less than 60 cents per 14/15 oz can, I buy them, and buy a great deal...
  24. JasperFrank

    Where are all my birds?

    dadiehl, got some of that info also about feeders transmitting something in my area. So the bird feeders got cleaned and a bleach bath for a few days. They are dried out, and are now back in action. I don't doubt the concern is real. Yet, if we are feeding these things, we do need...
  25. JasperFrank

    Why do we keep driving to far away stores that are understocked, understaffed and don't care?

    I remember when a company I was working for gave us the lecture on how Just In Time inventory would save so much money and be so much easier as they transitioned to a Kaizen Toyota based system. Some idiot thought this would work in the United States: a vastly larger geographic area to deal...
  26. JasperFrank

    When do you start and stop mowing the grass where you live?

    Every year is different in the PNW. First mow, usually in mid-April. This can get delayed till mid-May if we have off and on rain, with bright sunny days in between. The grass has to get first cut by the end of May, even if its still wet, otherwise it gets too tall for even the bush hog to...
  27. JasperFrank

    Where are all my birds?

    No shortage of birds here in Western Central Oregon: Hawks, Chickadees, Sparrows, Owls, Blue Jays, Robins, Wood Peckers, Hummingbirds, the occasional Eagle or Osprey, Starlings and a huge rafter of Wild Turkeys. We also have a kettle of about seven Turkey Vultures that return every...
  28. JasperFrank

    The gated community issue.

    Jcholine- "...can you wall, fence, or gate off your property from that shared road?" Yes I can. And so could all the other people up the road, and some have at the end of their respective driveways already done that. It would become a road full of individual gates. Individually maintained...
  29. JasperFrank

    The gated community issue.

    In my neck of the woods, there is zero investigation of property crimes. So everyone else is building a gate. Doesn't matter if you have vid footage or not, to local law enforcement. Show the vid, and even if, on your own, you found the person, you find out that the person has left the...
  30. JasperFrank

    Stories of how you came about your property

    "and found out it included the mineral rights to any coal or gas." Timber rights? You found this out? You didn't know that already? Wow, you took a very scary step, and it worked and good for you. I would have never jumped on anything, i didn't know what the complete rights were.
  31. JasperFrank

    Deer eating my small apple trees

    What I'm to suggest is all theory, so take it as such. If you build an outer obstacle, such as a simple, low, three foot high, post and single top rail fence, right where a deer would normally launch, four feet or so away from the inner fence you already have in place, I can't imagine a...
  32. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Anyone that lives in the PNW knows the deal. Go to Long View, Wa, and watch all those logs getting exported when local mills are saying they can't get a local resource. Look at the "sort-of" out of sight, dirty, coal piles in Vancouver, BC being sent to China. There is more money to be...
  33. JasperFrank

    Dogs.

    I have often wondered if i should explore this as an experiment since I had no opportunity to have created/placed a personal scent to the boat, or on the boat for the dog to follow. This raises a few rather crazy questions. This dog, Henry, was very familiar that when you go to a pier/dock...
  34. JasperFrank

    Dogs.

    On a visit one time to my brother's place, which he had bought a new boat, docked at a community dock, I had never been to before. I had brought my dog, after traveling cross country. This dog had never been there before. I had never been there before. We were to go out on my brother's...
  35. JasperFrank

    My buddy(dog) is passing away

    My wife had never owned a dog before, till she moved, from her inner-city life, to the rural 20 acres we have now. We both didn't have children. I have always had dogs. We were both in our late forties and had established separate lives when we stared dating, and at the time I had a prior...
  36. JasperFrank

    Why do we keep driving to far away stores that are understocked, understaffed and don't care?

    Since my wife is involved with theatre, I am often charged with finding, or building a particular "Prop," in a timely manner, that the Staff can't find or build. Everything in theatre is a rush, and somewhat random as to the need. Cases in point; I needed to find a USA Flag Lapel. One...
  37. JasperFrank

    Why do we keep driving to far away stores that are understocked, understaffed and don't care?

    We don't have the porch pirate problem here. That's a suburb thingy. To steal something off my porch, they would first be photographed by all the cameras we have up this "No Outlet Road," and they would have to spend a great amount of time and gas, just driving around to find a good mark...
  38. JasperFrank

    Why do we keep driving to far away stores that are understocked, understaffed and don't care?

    I live 15 miles from the second largest city in Oregon. Eugene has about 177K in the city limits and about 360K in the Eugene/Springfield metro area. And for some reason, I find it almost impossible to buy anything I need from local retail stores. Some recent examples: 12 inch tires for my...
  39. JasperFrank

    My twisted sense of humor-what's yours?

    A show that had me laughing in the late nineties was called the Syfl and Olly Show. Best show Mtv ever cancelled. ;)
  40. JasperFrank

    Two Seconds. Maybe Three.

    There are certain roads in south eastern Oregon, Nevada and Utah, where the Black-Tailed Jackrabbits are suicidal. For years, I use to make the attempt to swerve to avoid them, only to have them switch their running line right back into the car. Now, I only make the slightest of...
  41. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    I took the Starlight ONCE. It was delayed 4 hours, then they put us on buses anyway up to Portland to transfer to the Cascade train. There are two west coast trains a day. The Starlight, which was the Classy train, and then there was the Cascade. Cascade was cheaper, and cheaper in every...
  42. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    I've wondered that also, and why the other storage systems like mass dynamo systems didn't take hold. There lots of different ways to think about "Batteries." We seem fixed on the lithium ones.
  43. JasperFrank

    Trespasser.....what would you do?

    Walked my prop lines a few months ago and found a deer stand, clearly on my property but just on it, by about ten feet. Really annoying as the adjoining property owner, that allowed hunting, should have known, or cared their hunters where off the area allowed. This owner is dead now, and...
  44. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Its interesting how North Americans will frame the usefulness of EVs. And I'll admit I'm using some very large brushes to point out why EVs are problematic in North America, yet perfect solutions for parts of Europe and the British Isles. As a younger man, from 1976 to about 2003, I'd driven...
  45. JasperFrank

    Two Seconds. Maybe Three.

    Have no idea why, but sometimes while driving my brain will say slow down, for no apparent reason, its just a feeling. I've learned to listen to this. And most times, sure enough there is that deer, dog, cow, tree in the road, well before I could have seen it. I don't believe in psychic...
  46. JasperFrank

    We've had enough of television programming.

    When designing our house in the mid-nineties, we had to decide if we wanted to bring co-ax cable up the hill. Because it was a long line, we would have had to buy a 1,200 dollar "amplifier/repeater." At the time there was no broadband internet available and we were behind a hill from the...
  47. JasperFrank

    Old UPS

    Goodwill will take it. They have buyers set up for stuff like this to go into the recycling. When I was involved, I traced them to local Portland area recycles that had good reps and the batteries were locally processed back to new ones. But that was four years ago.
  48. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    There are huge solar farms going on in North Eastern Oregon to power server facilities. Even though the hydro-electric here could do it, after all the aluminum factories went over seas and dropped out of the system. It always just depends on who you believe in. We now sell all this excess...
  49. JasperFrank

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    I do wish the EVs would separate all the high tech, from the fundamental uses of the vehicle, by bringing the prices down, and making the systems less propriety. Vehicle Battery Packs need to be standardized. Just like AAA, AA, C and D batteries. Pop one out, and put a new charged one in...
  50. JasperFrank

    Always Set Parking Brake!

    A long time ago, I once parked my friend's Bronco on what I though was relatively flat ground. Walking to to his shop, I hear the slight noise of gravel under tires. Looked back and his truck was rolling slowly towards a heavy trafficked main road. Early Broncos have a push button type...
 
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