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Ron in Atlanta

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About Ron in Atlanta

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    lure plunker
  • Birthday 09/03/1945


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    72 years old, first operated a boat when I was 3, been at it ever since. Born in the Bronx, NY, lived in Lakewood, NJ, Far Rockaway, NY, Avon, CT, Clinton, NJ, and now, Alpharetta, GA a northern suburb of Atlanta. Spent 2 years in US Army.<br /><br /
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    Retired. Former Tech Guru
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    Photography, sailboat racing, SCUBA diving, running, hiking,windsurfing, and running my Pathfinder to remote places in the SE
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    Ron Goldfarb

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  1. Georgia Wild Shrimp

    A hardy amen brother! Local Georgia shrimp are 10 times better than imported, farmed junk from wherever. Remember, farm raised shrimp from Asia (where government regulations that protect consumers are non-existent) taste like (hmmm, what word can I use here that will not be auto-censored) feces because the shrimp spend their lives swimming in feces. In addition, some Asian shrimp operations are worked by slave labor. Georgia shrimpers work hard but love the work, no slavery involved. In addition, Georgia shrimpers led the way in the use of turtle exclusion devices, i.e., devices incorporated in the nets to make sure that sea turtles do not get insnared. Love those guys - love their shrimp! Georgia_Coast_Oct_2016-40.tif Georgia_Coast_Oct_2016-38.tif
  2. 2200V position on trailer

    In my opinion, you can and should have more tongue weight. I would check with the truck/tow vehicle dealer or the mfg. on-line info as to what max tongue weight could be. My 2008 Tacoma did squat down 3 inches when the trailer was lowered on the hitch causing the headlights to appear as high beams at night. I added an additional leaf to the rear leaf springs which solved that problem. Did the same thing for the new Tacoma as well. I'm no trailer safety expert but with the weight of this boat and motor, I would definitely seek a dual axle trailer if you are regularly towing over the road during the season. If you are only towing twice during the year (get the boat to the water in Spring, get her home in Fall) than single axle will just barely do the job - go slow.
  3. Scum line what do you use?

    Wax, wax, wax. Of course, I use Zaino yet I expect any good wax will do the job. With a few coats of Zaino, I can wipe the scum line off with a wet sponge either while still in the water or just pulled onto the trailer.
  4. Dog Days of Summer

    All those good looking dogs THAT LIKE BEING ON A BOAT. Here's Moose, he does not love being on the boat. He does not like being on the SUP board He's OK if he can curl up next to someone He's great on land however... and although he's been fixed, he still has a thing for "Big", tough girls I'm going to get him a small step ladder
  5. Central Florida Trip With A Quick Stop At MBC

    Swallow Tails are very distinctive birds. White with black trailing edges of wings and tail. Split tail, very good flyers. Try and get a photograph of one! Good luck .
  6. 2200xl te coolers

    Love this shot going through the marsh, setting (or rising )sun - great photograph. Who did you get to stand out there in the mud and take it???
  7. Central Florida Trip With A Quick Stop At MBC

    Glad you like the Green Herons, you're right, great color. They are also great Moms, here is Mom Green Heron with her chicks... They tend to catch tiny fish, so they need to feed the kids a lot of them... See you out there.
  8. Central Florida Trip With A Quick Stop At MBC

    The Snail Kites are doing OK. They had problems a few years ago, their food supply, the Apple Snails were disappearing being replaced by an invasive species snail, the Island Apple Snail. The Island Apple Snail is much larger than the native Apple Snail and the Snail Kites have learned to eat them, successive generations even developed a longer beak to extract the larger snail from its shell. They have also moved north from the Everglades to where these new snails have invaded the wetlands. Lake Tohopekaliga and Lake Kissemmi are seeing growing populations. You are right also about the water quality and human activities having a negative effect on these birds. We did see a dozen or so Swallow Tail Kites scattered throughout our trip, from Florida Bay to Blue Cypress Lake to above the Fla Turnpike. The rigging tube was declared too long and replaced with a new, shorter rigging tube. Truthfully, it looks like the splash well is just not big enough, fore and aft, for the tube to fit when the engine is tilted all the way up but that is a much bigger fix. They also cut some holes and installed short tubes to allow stubborn areas of the bilge to drain into the main bilge. Thanks for your interest guys.
  9. Towed the boat down to Central Florida last week. Stopped to see Ray and the crew in Ft Pierce for a fix to the rigging tube issue. They are the best! Got me in and out in a short time in the morning and they even washed the boat when they finished! Not only the best boats in the world but best customer service as well. Spent a few days near Lake Wales in the Kissimmee River and Lake Kissimmee. This is home to the endangered Snail Kite, a beautiful bird... We took great care to stay away from the nests so as not to disturb them. Couple of Sandhill Cranes on the river bank. On to Blue Cypress Lake (the headwaters of the St Johns River). Over 500 Osprey live here. Then to Deland and the St Johns River and side creeks... Little Blue Heron, white phase, just starting to turn adult blue. Here is the result on his older buddy... Green Heron Red Shoulder Hawk and the usual Florida welcoming committee. A great trip, a great state. Gotta move there one of these days
  10. New Boat

    That is just a magnificent boat! The gray color is perfect, perfect. I know just how you feel about the 1900V. When I sold my 2000V it was more of an adoption. I insisted that the potential new owners had to take great care of her or I wouldn't sell her to them. I had delivered the boat to them in St Augustine, FL. While driving home the next morning with no boat behind the truck, I did start feeling very sad. About half way home I got a text. Pulled over and looked at it. It was from the new owners. The text said that they had been out in the morning and wanted me to see these pictures... they were washing her down and wanted to make sure I knew about it. Good people. When you get to West Marine next time, pick up a Stoltz bow roller, kind of orange looking. It will not leave a mark on your bow. Best of luck with that beautiful machine!!!
  11. Dock Lines and Fenders

    Although I have a feeling most folks here are not too interested in docking (maybe just at the launch ramp dock while parking the truck), I wanted to share an idea or two on the subject. Especially for the 2200 TRS which can be ordered with a midships cleat, that happens to be really tiny. Low profile fenders are perfect for our boats, e.g.... That is the "old" boat, the 2000V For the new boat, the 2200 TRS, I needed to splice the fender lines to the fenders with a very small loop so they would fit on the cleats and hang right, e.g.... The tiny midships cleat was an issue as there is not room for both a cleated fender line AND a cleated dock line (spring line). We came up with this solution...I spliced the loop on the dock line to JUST fit over the cleat and be small enough to stay put, i.e... So, for the 2 of you who may tie to a dock for lunch or whatever...here you go. Yes Dino, I DO have too much spare time on my hands.
  12. 2600 TRS

    And when will the divorce be final?
  13. The Channel Through Lake Ingraham

    This belong to one of you guys? I found it last trip to Chocko, at low tide right next to this guy...an Oyster Catcher. The funny part of this is that there had apparently been an earlier "incident" which looped off the bottom inch of the skeg but it had been reattached with super glue. Wonder how he had ever found it?
  14. The Channel Through Lake Ingraham

    BUSTED! It DOES run faster (not measurably but theoretically). However, IT DOES SELL MUCH FASTER! Remember, I sold my 2009 2000V with over 1000 hours on her for $25K 2 years ago. First caller bought it. They wanted to buy it sight unseen based on the pictures but I insisted that they see it in person and sea trial her first. They did and gave me the cash when we got back to the dock. Here was Miss Laurie, the 2000V, with over 1000 hours...(and the backup, AL prop for some reason) Just sayin...
  15. The Channel Through Lake Ingraham

    Did that stop you? I always thought you flats boaters could cross a lawn with a heavy dew! Seriously, I'd love to see the photos. We usually head for Snake Bight in the negative tides, the wading birds all show up for the pools filled with small fish... We will miss the negative tides, so Lake Ingraham seems like a good choice. Thanks for your comments.