Checking in from the high deserts of Idaho

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  1. Dr Kung Pao
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    Dr Kung Pao Junior Member

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    Long time lurker here. Finally joined yesterday and so I thought I would say howdy. I've attached an image of my current project. There is also a thread over in the sailboat design section.

    I've got two daughters and want to get them and myself more familiar with being on the water. I think it's alot better family activity then playing wii. :cool:

    Say hi if you feel like it. Anyone else around here from Idaho?

    Regards.

    Jacob
     
  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow wood butcher

    Hi. Welcome. I am not from Idaho, but I eat your potato([e] ha ha)s.:p :p
     
  3. Dr Kung Pao
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    They well worth it. World famous! ;) ! How are things down there in Florida mate?
     
  4. hoytedow
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    Today it is a little gloomy in the Tampa Bay area. The sun just came out but it may hide soon. It probably would feel like spring to you. The temperature should go into the high 70's here today.
     
  5. Dr Kung Pao
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    Spring for sure, altho I'm not going to complain. For January in Idaho it hasn't been bad at all!
     
  6. hoytedow
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    That's because the Jet Stream rolled over us like a bus, freezing our citrus trees which are now turning brown. Watch OJ prices cause they are going up.
     
  7. Boston

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    ya I saw a thing on the news about a guy who lost his tropical fish farm
    hope you are well though
    cheers
    B

    oh
    been through Idaho many times
    beautiful country

    nice paper boat
    slap a sail on it and float it in the wash tub
     
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    TF losses in my region near Plant City were nearly 100%. Several TF farms are in the region. Hopefully it will kill off some invasive damaging species as well. Pythons and piranhas, anyone?
     
  9. Boston

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    how did that study down there go
    they tagged a bunch of pythons and waited to see if the temps were enough to kill them off

    soooo
    did it
    any word in the local papers about snake die offs
     
  10. hoytedow
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    I have no idea, but I hope they croaked. Hopefully the gators got the survivors who were too sluggish to fight back due to hypothermia. Oh, we lost more fish than the aquarium varieties. Snook took a pounding. So did manatees. We hear stuff on the radio about this or that species and certain areas are closed to fishing and recreation due to all the death and stench.
     
  11. Dr Kung Pao
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    Damn. Sorry to hear about the nuisance. That doesnt sound fun at all. We have alot of fruit farmers around here that can deal similar issues. Cherries, peaches, apples. If spring comes on too early they almost always get caught in the crossfire.

    Boston - What parts of Idaho have you seen? I agree its some of the most beautiful country around. Varied too. From high deserts to rugged mountians we've got alot of variety.

    Regarding my paper boat, I plan on doing that, however with balsa wood. Its the next step in my design process, unless someone on here tells me I'm a complete nut for designing her the way she is.

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    Bamboo would make the junk rig look even more authentic. Maybe the fishing tackle store has some cane poles?
     
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    I love designing and building things in my spare time. If only I had the money to do the real things. . .
     
  14. Dr Kung Pao
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    "Bamboo would make the junk rig look even more authentic"

    That Sir, is an excellent suggestion! I hadn't even thought about. NICE! thanks Hoyt.
     

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    hoytedow wood butcher

    Is that a Beechcraft Bonanza?
     
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