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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    Where's Matt when you need him???
    That drainage looks like the crap from a copper mine, the brown/gray/black molybdenum sludge from the mill & the waste from the mine itself, a lot of the coloring in the rock looks like lean copper ore.
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    Re: Appreciate The Help Fellas

    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    Not off hand, the last time we were at Apache would have been in 1977, I was 22 fairly newly married, in fact that was the last time I got any water skiing done, Did you ever see a little green drag/ski boat running around with the name "LITTLE MISS GANGRENE?"
    So we are about the same age....but my times at Apache were in the 80's with two different ski boats than in the late 80s and early 90s Lake Pleasant with a Hobie Cat and a couple different Cat rigged day sailers.
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    I don't know how likely it is that a tow strap or recovery strap will break but I really get nervous when I see these guys standing right next to one, would hate to see a head sliced off!
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    Re: Appreciate The Help Fellas

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    I don't know how likely it is that a tow strap or recovery strap will break but I really get nervous when I see these guys standing right next to one, would hate to see a head sliced off!
    Recovery strap, Hell! I've seen 1/2" cable snap. My Power Wagon is outfitted with a rear winch, Garwood 16Y. If the engine idles, it stalls before winch cable breaks. Seth was 15, he was pulling on a rock too big to move, trying to pull it out of a 6' deep hole. I'm standing 100' to the side, screaming DO NOT GIVE IT THROTTLE. I never have been sure whether he misunderstood, or ignored me.

    1 second later, 75' of cable snarled on the roof of the truck, the fan went through the radiator.
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    Re: Appreciate The Help Fellas

    My buddy was pulling out a truck with the recovery strap on the front of the truck. It broke and went through the radiator and broke the block. He never used another one.

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    Re: Appreciate The Help Fellas

    I guess the way to go is with a kinetic rope but they sure are pricey
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    Re: Appreciate The Help Fellas

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    So we are about the same age....but my times at Apache were in the 80's with two different ski boats than in the late 80s and early 90s Lake Pleasant with a Hobie Cat and a couple different Cat rigged day sailers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    I guess the way to go is with a kinetic rope but they sure are pricey
    I have a couple 30 foot 5" wide straps. I think I paid about $60.00. Just enough stretch, then rebound to work every time. I once pulled a fully loaded F550 up out of a ditch in deep snow with a 2 wheel drive van. Gained a few inches each gentle tug. No need to ruin tires, maybe break something. Just use kinetic energy to bring it out.
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    Re: Appreciate The Help Fellas

    I use a rimless tire in between when pulling.
    That extra stretching helps.
    Sling through tire and then to vehicle and another sling through tire to the other vehicle.
    This is pretty slick for stump removal OR could work for car in ditch.




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