pekabu

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    pekabu reacted to Old Thumper in Who has two thumbs and doesn’t have to register his sleds anymore?   
    Pigs will fly and Hell will freeze...
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    pekabu reacted to pathfinder in Attn: Vintage Snowmobile Enthusiasts   
    Thump! I love to take that off your hands. It is a fugly sign, but has good bones!
    pathfinder
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    pekabu reacted to Old Thumper in Attn: Vintage Snowmobile Enthusiasts   
    Sold - chk PM
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    pekabu got a reaction from Saluda in How to get to the best riding area fast   
    A little video of the Air Force Ospreys supporting snowmobiles in the field.
     
    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30880/air-force-cv-22-ospreys-have-a-new-snowmobile-extraction-and-insertion-configuration?xid=fbshare&fbclid=IwAR2tN_9U_xa26q7JHugirWNcc2baAdQ9vhPWhK9U4T8rxJEubmiKCQG4cyU
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    pekabu reacted to jhwentworth in Any sleds not ridden in Pittsburg   
    Until you find out that his wife's name is Ella Snall.
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    pekabu reacted to jhwentworth in What year to use for ordering...   
    That 2 in the 10'th position would seem to indicate a 2002 model.
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    pekabu reacted to jhwentworth in Old map   
    These are from the statewide map. Note that C17 stopped at Pawtuckaway Park, no connection to C6. And now C15 terminates in Windham. Still, most of what was there is still there.


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    pekabu got a reaction from RK-SXViper in Attn Attn Attn   
    You are too kind.  I have no problem sitting in the seat and dreaming of the diesel hum and white gold
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    pekabu got a reaction from Penelope in Attn Attn Attn   
    All I want for Christmas is a new groomer fleet,  
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    pekabu got a reaction from RK-SXViper in Attn Attn Attn   
    You are too kind.  I have no problem sitting in the seat and dreaming of the diesel hum and white gold
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    pekabu reacted to Skip in Attn Attn Attn   
    I heard a rumor that to reduce costs for the website, John tried converting to LED bulbs. Apparently they don't break as easy.........
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    pekabu reacted to RK-SXViper in Attn Attn Attn   
    I'll take your old leftovers!
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    pekabu reacted to Old Thumper in United Snowmobile Alliance   
    "dedicated to serving our members"
    That doesn't sound like anything that NHSA would be interested in …

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    pekabu reacted to snorander in I know I said my next sled would be a rev, but.....   
    So here is why the ss has to go...



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    pekabu got a reaction from snorander in Bravo 250 fitting help   
    Ugh,  I just realized I came out as a Yamaha owner.   Can I still give you crap Rob? 
     
    I'll look closer.  Thanks for the help guys.
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    pekabu got a reaction from snorander in Bravo 250 fitting help   
    I was thinking I may, but the thought of paying $75 for really just a $1 nipple is killing the New England cheapskate heritage in me.
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    pekabu reacted to metaluc in Balsams News - Can't be good   
    Heard for a reliable source that Les Otten was anticipating the sale of nearly a billion dollars in real estate.
    Plan is for a four season resort, so not 100% dependent on winter sports.
    I agree they need to make the numbers work without state help.
    If I had known it would sell for $2m I would have figured out how to buy it and run it as it was. Golf course alone is worth $7m, or that's what it would cost to build it.
    Buildings were fine, but not good enough for fancy NY guests at $400 a night. Sledders and normal folk would have kept it full for $100 a night, even with crappy old furnishings.
    Over 7500 beautiful acres, golf course and ski slopes for $2M. AMAZING. Just drop the elite appeal and drop the prices.
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    pekabu reacted to Saluda in Funny   
    http---blueknight911.com-images-Schwartz1.mp4.urlhttp://blueknight911.com/images/Schwartz1.mp4
     
    Can't take credit but I liked this one.
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    pekabu got a reaction from dirt dummy in Special Meeting   
    One other item, fire the lawyer.   The whole idea of suing the AG's office was asinine.
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    pekabu got a reaction from noxorc in Special Meeting   
    It's seems that NHSA is really trying to consolidate the power into the Board.   Instead of embracing the membership  (clubs specifically) it appears to really be attempting to solidify control and pushing their agenda.    I'm really thinking it's time for another association.  
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    pekabu reacted to RK-SXViper in Special Meeting   
    The only way a dealer can access the NHSA portal is if a club gives them an admin privilidges (not likely they will take the extra time). People who want the discount are supposed to get there Validation # prior to going to the registration agent or on their phone. I'd guess that at least 60% of my clubs members come from our local registration agents, my fear is if that option is eliminated those people will just register as non club members. This will cripple if not kill a lot of clubs financially which will intern cause clubs to go under and close trails leaving holes in our trail system. The GIA program will see a huge boost but at the expense of the clubs that do all the work.
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    pekabu got a reaction from dirt dummy in Special Meeting   
    One other item, fire the lawyer.   The whole idea of suing the AG's office was asinine.
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    pekabu reacted to jhwentworth in Fish & Game Hearing 4/4/18 Question of Restraint of Trade and Creating a Monopoly?   
    The mandate arises from the decision to accept membership confirmation from only the NHSA. NHSA controls the membership numbers, so it controls who gets the discount, so they can demand the $10 fee. And there's your mandate, not on who can be a club member, but on who can be a club member that gets a discount.
    As I've said more times than I probably should have, this discount thing has caused more grief  in recent years than it should, and I suspect one of the root causes is that some members and clubs aren't convinced that NHSA is spending funds wisely. Perhaps a bit more openness and explanation about where the money comes from and where it goes might help. 
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    pekabu reacted to jhwentworth in Fish & Game Hearing 4/4/18 Question of Restraint of Trade and Creating a Monopoly?   
    I think it's still true that if you give any thread enough time it will wander a bit, and sometimes more. What I get from George's post is that he doesn't think the NHSA and F&G rules are fair to his club. That has little to do with the price of sleds. 
    My concern with the proposed changes to F&G administrative rules and NHSA Rules and By-Laws is that they seem designed to be a work-around to preserve funding for NHSA Before, the NHSA took a $10 membership fee for each member, then a re-interpretation of the enabling statute said that NHSA  membership wasn't required to get the discount. Now, the NHSA says that they will charge the clubs $10 to issue a number that the F&G proposes to be required to get the discount. Without the proposed F&G mandate the NHSA would have little leverage to require the transaction fee. I think you would have to fairly oblivious to not see that the "membership transaction fee" is a replacement for  the former "membership fee" for those seeking the registration discount. Now, as to the mechanics of how this will work out, it's hard to say seeing that I don't understand how this process will work, thus I asked the questions in a previous post. There doesn't seem to be a lot of hard public information out there. 
    As for the price of sleds.... I suspect the rising prices have a lot to do with a shrinking market due to urbanization of formerly rural areas,  and a changing winter climate over a large part of North America and other regions. Snowmobiles need open space and consistent snow cover, and both are becoming in short supply, especially in the Northeast. Wheeled vehicles always enjoyed a sales advantage over sleds in that they can be used in all climates for at least part of the year.
     
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    pekabu got a reaction from dirt dummy in Special Meeting   
    One other item, fire the lawyer.   The whole idea of suing the AG's office was asinine.