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    Improved Cheese Grater

    Just a couple of suggestions some may want to think about. If going with the Lexan a local Glass shop should be able to supply and custom cut it for you. Also what would some say to using a Corian countertop type material. The impact strength might be higher compared to Lexan. Variety of colors too...…… for those that care.
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    SeaDek install in the morning

    Be sure when you pressure wash to start in the middle and work it out towards the edges to help prevent peeling.
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    Power Washing

    Have you ever tried Zaino? I use it on everything that I want to protect and needs a shine.
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    So the 20 ft Pathy is back

    Nice looking rig with a lot of nice features for a 20 footer. Should check quite a few boxes for a lot of buyers. Agree with others about the back deck and not easily being able to walk across it. Wonder if Skip is thinking of someday adding in-floor storage compartment(s) to the 22TRS like they have here in the 2005 and the 22TE. Pic of the leaning post in the 22TRS gallery shows a floor locker but my guess the pic is from the 22TE.
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    17 2400 trs

    OMG, you do have a sweet rig there. Please tell us where you got your cover and approx. cost. One other question, do you think the darker color heats up the insides quite a bit? Would you it again or maybe go with something maybe a little lighter? I notice that your neighbor on the next lift over has what looks to be a close match to his hull color.
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    2019 22 TRS Engine choices

    Has there been any rumor from Yamaha that a 25" shaft 200 SHO is in the pipeline? I would think there would be a lot of interest in that setup.
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    Nice rig! Hoping to get into a 22 TRS someday soon. Also interested to see the finished project for the speaker placements.
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    Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    It is truly a sad situation we are experiencing here in south Florida. I live on Fort Myers Beach and what we've witnessed these last few weeks will turn your stomach. Dead marine life for miles. Over 400 sea turtles, numerous manatees and dolphins, an over 20 foot whale shark, dead fish by the hundreds of tons washed up on shore, and killed by red tide. I've seen countless numbers of snook, trout, flounder, tarpon, goliath grouper, along with many other species of marine life piled up on the beaches. Just one example of the environmental destruction being levied upon the people of Florida is outlined in the City of Sanibel's Report #11 which states that as of 8/8 2018 clean up crews have collected and removed 535,000 pounds (267 tons) of dead fish off their beaches. This does NOT include what is being found on the Bay side of the Island or in their canals, not to mention what is happening along the additional hundreds of miles of Florida coastline, canals, and estuaries. This is without question being exasperated by the Lake O discharges. I agree that there is not just one cause to this problem but I will say the solution DOES start with our residents DEMANDING more from our politicians. We elect these people to protect us and carry out our wishes. Yet it seems that once they are elected they forget why they were elected and put into office. Instead of working for us, the people of Florida, they begin their journey down the slippery slope of being bought by the special interest groups. I have a few suggestions that may help us get to the results we are now demanding. First I would end ALL subsidies to the sugar industry immediately. Why do we continue to prop up an industry that contributes in destroying our Nations health, effecting both humans with obesity and related diseases, and the environment? If you eliminated these subsidies it would be a win-win for this Country. The result would be a drop in health related costs to Americans and a much cleaner environment. The artificially inflated price of sugar helps to keep the land value in the EAA higher than they should be. If these subsidies were eliminated I believe the value of the land would fall and the owners of Big Sugar would be more receptive to a land buyout. Remember this was previously agreed to and should have been done years ago, but OUR politicians thought otherwise when they had the opportunity to do it. The people of Florida voted to tax themselves for land conservation. They wanted the State to purchase this land and begin the long process of restoring the natural sheet flow of water into the Everglades and yet again OUR politicians decided they had better ideas what to do with the money. OUR MONEY! Have the EPA mandate that Big Sugar is not allowed to back pump contaminated water into Lake O for the purpose of artificially maintaining specific water levels in the EAA in order for them to grow their sugar cane. The State and Federal Government must demand that Big Sugar build at THEIR cost, and on THEIR land, the reservoirs needed to contain THEIR toxic water. Require that all water released from the EAA must meet certain environmental cleanliness guidelines before they are allowed to let it flow south where it is needed. Build huge flow ways from Lake O through the land owned by Big Sugar into State/Federal owned lands. Construct massive filtering areas where eventually cleansed water can flow into the Everglades, again where it's needed most. Doing this would help to create many good paying construction jobs and also help to boost the local economies in the area. Talk about shovel ready projects that would put people to work with good jobs, this is one example for sure. Next, I ask for someone to develop a list of any politician who has accepted money from the Big Sugar lobbyists. I would ask that this list be published in EVERY local paper and every media outlet available to let the voters of Florida know who really has their best interests at heart and not just their own. This cause crosses all party lines. No one should hesitate to vote out ANY politician who has accepted one dime of Big Sugar money, no matter which party they are affiliated with. The time to change Florida's future is now and it starts with us, the voters of Florida.
  9. Keep it flowing south as nature intended. Buy up Big Sugars land that was talked about and going to happen. Better yet stop ALL subsidies to the price of sugar and let the free market dictate the price of sugar and before you know it the price of Big Sugar's land will be half the current price.
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    Water quality

    I was hoping it wasn't true but I guess we'll have to deal with it. I guess until we elect politicians that can't be bought by Big Sugar this will be our status quo. Too bad, it's such a beautiful area when the water is clean.
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    Water quality

    Anyone have an opinion on the water quality in PI sound. Heading down next week and heard rumor that there have been m***ive water releases lately from Lake O bringing with it dirty water. If true has there been any effect on the bite?