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Old 02-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #511
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Last two weeks of August...check.

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Will you be using batteries or ship's power? My 60csx is running on a 12v plug stuck in a receptacle I mounted. Just prior to buying it I discovered that some Garmin's run on reduced voltage. The type of reduction that occurs inside the 12v plug. You know, the kind of reduction that no longer occurs when one cuts off the plug and hooks up the wires to 12v directly.

Yeah, that sucked. But I wouldn't have the 60csx if I hadn't fried my Nuvi.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:53 AM   #512
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Last two weeks of August...check.

New GPS:
Will you be using batteries or ship's power? My 60csx is running on a 12v plug stuck in a receptacle I mounted. Just prior to buying it I discovered that some Garmin's run on reduced voltage. The type of reduction that occurs inside the 12v plug. You know, the kind of reduction that no longer occurs when one cuts off the plug and hooks up the wires to 12v directly.

Yeah, that sucked. But I wouldn't have the 60csx if I hadn't fried my Nuvi.
Tim's new gps uses the Garmin 4 pin plug, which can take up to 34 volts. And his cable's on the way, via Canada Post.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:55 AM   #513
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #514
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Tim's new gps uses the Garmin 4 pin plug, which can take up to 34 volts. And his cable's on the way, via Canada Post.
That would work work fine for my bike. It hasn't got more than 34 of anything.

I went to the Sportsman's Show here on Saturday. There were several lodges from NF represented there. The folks I spoke with were friendly and eager to converse even after I told them I would be riding, not hunting. While there was an accent, it was easily understood. I suspect any dialect is left for the locals' conversations.

One lady told me not to pass up small towns that are on the end of the road. She said that those who avoid villages that require back tracking are missing some of the best.

Oh, and I've never seen so many bear skins, complete with heads and teeth, in my life. It seems they're all dead now so no worries.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #515
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Tim's new gps uses the Garmin 4 pin plug, which can take up to 34 volts. And his cable's on the way, via Canada Post.
Geez, I hope it gets here in time. . .

The really impressive feature of the Garmin 78 happens to be that power plug. I used the Delorme PN20 and 30 series for quite a few years. I thought they were pretty good GPS units, or at least I returned to tell about it. They had a proprietary USB charging connection worked on the road. Somehow, when they went to the 40 series, the USB charger would stop working after a short period. It was waterproof, but positioned up where crud, water, and grime would naturally wash through it. The unit would still work on batteries, but battery life on the 40 series was really underwhelming -- maybe 6 hours.

The charging plug on the 78 is a beefy, mil-spec looking thing that's well-sealed from the elements. I'm hoping to break my battery addiction. It gets expensive.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #516
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Geez, I hope it gets here in time. . .

The really impressive feature of the Garmin 78 happens to be that power plug. I used the Delorme PN20 and 30 series for quite a few years. I thought they were pretty good GPS units, or at least I returned to tell about it. They had a proprietary USB charging connection worked on the road. Somehow, when they went to the 40 series, the USB charger would stop working after a short period. It was waterproof, but positioned up where crud, water, and grime would naturally wash through it. The unit would still work on batteries, but battery life on the 40 series was really underwhelming -- maybe 6 hours.

The charging plug on the 78 is a beefy, mil-spec looking thing that's well-sealed from the elements. I'm hoping to break my battery addiction. It gets expensive.
No, the really impressive thing with that gps is how many maps you can add, and how easily you can create a Profile so each map and its own settings can be changed in half a sec.

The power plug is taken for granted and forgotten fairly quickly.

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #517
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One lady told me not to pass up small towns that are on the end of the road. She said that those who avoid villages that require back tracking are missing some of the best.
They're in the mix. I would dearly love to go and visit Great Harbour Deep, but I don't think it's in the cards.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #518
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Alas great Harbour Deep has met the same fate as far too many outports. The Cassels were the last seniors there. Resettlement but this time not because of "The Government Game" as it was called but because of population decline.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:46 AM   #521
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I was doing a little more research (also known as dreaming) last night. I'm becoming increasingly excited about the northern tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, particularly the "French Shore." It seems that we may get to see a culture up there that may disappear within our lifetimes.

I also found a number of novels about The Rock. I read Annie Proulx's The Shipping News some time ago, and enjoyed it. Ms. Proulx is a part-time local here in the Northeast Kingdom when she's not up north.

I also picked up one by Claire Mowat, Farley's wife, dealing with the five years they spent in Burgeo in the late '50s, and a couple by Wayne Johnston, which feature Joey Smallwood as an unlikely hero.

I also have O'Flaherty's Come Near at Your Peril on order. I bought 'em used for very short money. When I'm through reading them, I'll post up and see if anyone else would like to read them.
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Wait a minute, you never said the Rock riders had to be able to READ!
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