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Equipment » Experience with hood tie down loops? » 4/05/2022 5:00 pm

Bob
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lol You'll love them, I bought a set after one windy trip across that same bridge (The Burlington Skyway). I don't think I even had the canoe off the car and was online ordering them. The older style works perfectly. Enjoy!

MooseWhizzer Dave wrote:

Bob - thanks very much for the suggestion.  I've looked for, and looked at those things, and recently concluded I need to get a set.  That last time over the bridge I had to go right lane, put on the hazards, and slow it down to get over.  The wind was absolutely absurd.

OK BOB, I edited my comment because you pushed me over the edge!  I just bought a set.  (Had to get an older style because I use the rectangular Thule bars and not the newer aerodynamic bars).  Remember, when my wife rolls her eyes at me for spending $80 on four triangles, this is YOUR FAULT.  Well, wait a minute.  I can't really go with "some guy on the internet said I should buy these" and be successful.  Let's just hope she doesn't notice for a while, and then I can say "those things?  Oh, I've had those for a while!"  

 

Equipment » Experience with hood tie down loops? » 4/05/2022 5:57 am

Bob
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If your canoe is moving around a lot and you want to stop it get yourself  a set of these, a bit pricey but work like a charm.

https://www.rackattack.com/canoe-racks/thule-819-portage-canoe-carrier/


MooseWhizzer Dave wrote:

Gord - I use two different types.  It wasn't intentional that I ended up using two different types, it was really based on availability, but I use 1) the Thule Quick Loop Strap and 2) Seals Quickie Hood Loops. 

For the Thule Quick Strap: the black tube part feels a bit like oversized garden hose, and fits well into spots under the hood.  For the Seals Quickie Hood Loops: The black tube here is a hard-ish plastic.  It is not as wide as the Thule tube, and in my case, the tube is only a couple of inches long, though I've seen ones that are longer for sale.

My preference is the Thule.  No problems with it at all.  The Seals one, at least my version of it, is not a solid tube.  There's an intentional opening in it, kind of a slit that runs the length of the tube.  I'm not sure why it exists, but over time the tube has become a little out of shape because of that slit.  Hard to explain, but it is for this reason I use the Thule under the hood and the Seals under the rear hatchback of my Rav 4.

When I drive to Algonquin, I'm driving from Buffalo, so that's a pretty fair distance.  The canoe moves around a bit, but it isn't because of the hood straps.  I strap that boat down about as hard as I can, but going over the bridge near Hamilton, I'm lucky I don't end up parasailing into the atmosphere with a canoe on top of the car.  The belly bands always give a bit.  The boat always, always, always moves there.

I've not had any damage or scratched paint, etc., using them.  They don't slide around.  The one thing that I don't care for is unavoidable. I'm exerting upward pressure on the hood when I strap the boat to the car.  It hasn't caused my hood to feel loose, it doesn't rattle around, it hasn't been pulled out of shape, etc., but

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 4/08/2021 3:48 pm

Bob
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swedish pimple wrote:

hi there,, no need to be so formal,,
     please,, just call me pimple

Just being polite there pimple
 

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 4/08/2021 3:47 pm

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petey wrote:

Bob wrote:

Hi, is this the place where we list campsite reservations we have for sale?

I'll trade you a hydro long weekend in Killbear with a Ranger Rick rookie card for a week in Killarney.
 

Hi Pete, sorry got nothing in Killarney right now, just gave a few long weekends away doesn't seem like a popular spot. Will take that Killbear off you for a couple weeks at Grundy and a Trudeau mania tshirt medium sized if you think it'll fit.
 

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 4/07/2021 8:09 pm

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swedish pimple wrote:

bob  the troll is back,,  
          go for a long walk,, off of a short dock,,

hey swede!
 

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 4/07/2021 8:09 pm

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Peek wrote:

Rob - I hope you know I was being facetious.

Bob - that's some low-effort trolling. Do better.

lol some times the fish just jump into the boat
 

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 4/07/2021 4:04 pm

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Hi, is this the place where we list campsite reservations we have for sale?

Fishing » What's Your Personal Best? » 6/07/2017 6:34 pm

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Antman wrote:

Don't.... daddy,
​A holy war ? Give me a break..... blah blah blah
 

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Fishing » What's Your Personal Best? » 5/08/2017 5:57 am

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swedish pimple wrote:

are you over your limit for algonquin park? 2 lakers allowed reg license (ZONE 15) 1 for a conservation tag?
     you did not mention that you were fishing with others?  you kept saying "i" in the above posting? pity
 

troll
 

Trip Planning » Booth Lake Questions » 10/04/2016 3:35 pm

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Trip Planning » Booth Lake Questions » 10/04/2016 6:15 am

Bob
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Thinking of a trip in this weekend and have a few of questions.
Where do you buy the permits? East Gate?
What is the condition of the access road?
Hows the fishing?

 

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 5/03/2016 7:27 am

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Moonman wrote:

I just heard a rumour that someone in parks management just realized that there is ice present on north facing cliff faces sometimes well into June, so now they are considering a July 1st opening.

Moonman.

I heard that the park heard that there might be ice in someone's drink in August and have now decided to shut down the whole season.

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 5/02/2016 9:06 pm

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Very well said Dan and Mandola.

This was posted sometime this evening, http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/news/ice-out.php
All lakes in Algonquin Park are now presumed to be ice free. A flight over Algonquin Park, now rescheduled for May 3, 2016, will be used by Park Staff to confirm this assumption.

Guess ALL the lakes need to be ice free before you can go inhttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/nerdy.png

 

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 5/02/2016 2:17 pm

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yellowcanoe wrote:

Bob wrote:

Kind of doubt the park would use a vendors Facebook update to determine the backcountry's opening day. Here's to hoping it opens today.

Yeah, they are not going to make a decision based on a Facebook posting.   However, I'm sure someone from Algonquin Outfitters has been on the phone with park HQ to report the conditions at Opeongo and Cedar Lake.  Park staff themselves can see the condition of lakes along highway 60 which we have been led to believe became clear of ice on the weekend.   Kioskokwi is supposedly clear of ice.   If many of the major access points are known to be clear of ice than does it really matter if they send up a plane and find there is still some ice on more remote northern lakes such as Burntroot?   No one is getting into those lakes on the first day permits are issued and with good daytime temperatures and nighttime temperatures staying above freezing what ice may be left can't last much longer.  
 

 
This may be all true but the person in charge still wants a flyover today. Hope they let us know soon so I can head up there.

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 5/02/2016 12:42 pm

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yellowcanoe wrote:

Bob wrote:

Anyone know what time the flyover is at today?

My understanding is that Opeongo is generally the last lake to be ice free so is there really a need for a flyover?
 

Kind of doubt the park would use a vendors Facebook update to determine the backcountry's opening day. Here's to hoping it opens today.

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 5/02/2016 9:16 am

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Anyone know what time the flyover is at today?

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