L60Boerne's Santa's Sleigh

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Postby plateaucal » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:46 am

David,

We are heading up to the hunting cabin on Thursday. We have a nine day season and I have both an elk and buck tag. As usual I am trying to displace the work load so I can focus on what is truly important; hunting and your Patrol. Please always keep me in the loop regarding happenings at the Lair. At the least I can enjoy these things vicariously. We are only a couple of hours of beautiful driving from you. So if you get an urge for a road trip, dinner is on us.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:02 am

Thanks, you are going to have a great week!
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:18 am

Greetings Patrollees Worldwide,

As Christmas nears Santa's Sleigh gets quite a bit of use. Because Santa needs to minimize noise as he flys from house to house a field modification was required to prevent the hood from flexing with each new jolt.

It is not pretty but functional for now. This spring I'll bring it in to replace the NAPA Rochester knock off carb. But untill then the field fix must be quickly removable.

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Postby Esteban » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:48 am

I think it the idea is great and will do the job flawlessly! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:37 pm

Greetings Patrollees Worldwide,

The vintage Nissan Patrol proved its metal again. If you recall my NEED for the Nissan Patrol revolves around the big brass radiator that almost eliminates over heating while slow rolling around The Lair hunting axis deer in 100 degree heat.

In the last four years I have burned up two new modern motors at The Lair. First, was the custom air cooled motor I had built for my 73 VW Thing motor...now, the Chevy V 6 Chicom motor is toast. After 200 hours of 5 mph trolling it has serious blowby and basically will not operate above idle. It was always a trick to keep it cool while slow rolling even with the custom radiator. I will replace the motor as the Chinese tub is perfect for our hunting needs.

It goes without saying the Patrol has never had a problem with over heating though the manual gearbox is a bit more difficult for hunting but ...it works.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:13 pm

It really is a monster of a radiator.
Beyond any hope for intervention

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Postby L60Boerne » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:49 am

Greetings,

Just a note to say Santa's Sleigh performed all duties this week with excellence....which included towing the Chicom back to base.

This 65 is pretty rusty, contradicting the original sales advertisement, but after Eddy got the motor right it runs like new.

The odometer shows 34,000 miles. If it had solid skin it would be real winner. 95% complete including OEM gas cap.

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Postby plateaucal » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:39 pm

I will never forget driving that around the Lair. Thanks so much David.
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Postby plateaucal » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 pm

Is that a savage leaning against the Patrol?
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Postby moore_rb » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:34 pm

That's a cool lookine rig... I super dig it.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:44 am

Plateaucal, It is a 30-06 Baikal double rifle. Russian, very well made. Perfect for short brush shots. I haven't had a fun hunt since you were here. In fact is was my only third short trip there since January 1st. You will not believe all the brush clearing and hunting area upgrades at The Lair so we need to put a hunt together as soon as we can. The bad news is that all the heavy equipment working full time has kept the axis deer hidden during the day and largely on other ranches so we seen very few axis this spring but they will be back after the heavy equipment moves off the ranch.
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Postby plateaucal » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:19 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Plateaucal, It is a 30-06 Baikal double rifle. Russian, very well made. Perfect for short brush shots. I haven't had a fun hunt since you were here. In fact is was my only third short trip there since January 1st. You will not believe all the brush clearing and hunting area upgrades at The Lair so we need to put a hunt together as soon as we can. The bad news is that all the heavy equipment working full time has kept the axis deer hidden during the day and largely on other ranches so we seen very few axis this spring but they will be back after the heavy equipment moves off the ranch.
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Soooo, are you telling me to buy a night vision scope for my rifle? Ok.
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Postby jwgreen » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:21 pm

plateaucal wrote:
L60Boerne wrote:Plateaucal, It is a 30-06 Baikal double rifle. Russian, very well made. Perfect for short brush shots. I haven't had a fun hunt since you were here. In fact is was my only third short trip there since January 1st. You will not believe all the brush clearing and hunting area upgrades at The Lair so we need to put a hunt together as soon as we can. The bad news is that all the heavy equipment working full time has kept the axis deer hidden during the day and largely on other ranches so we seen very few axis this spring but they will be back after the heavy equipment moves off the ranch.
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Soooo, are you telling me to buy a night vision scope for my rifle? Ok.


Night Vision....Nah....get you an ATN Thor 4 Thermal!!!!! :twisted:
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Postby plateaucal » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:07 pm

jwgreen wrote:
plateaucal wrote:
L60Boerne wrote:Plateaucal, It is a 30-06 Baikal double rifle. Russian, very well made. Perfect for short brush shots. I haven't had a fun hunt since you were here. In fact is was my only third short trip there since January 1st. You will not believe all the brush clearing and hunting area upgrades at The Lair so we need to put a hunt together as soon as we can. The bad news is that all the heavy equipment working full time has kept the axis deer hidden during the day and largely on other ranches so we seen very few axis this spring but they will be back after the heavy equipment moves off the ranch.
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Soooo, are you telling me to buy a night vision scope for my rifle? Ok.


Night Vision....Nah....get you an ATN Thor 4 Thermal!!!!! :twisted:


Oh that would be sweet! But thermal has it's limitations too, ;like price. I do have a FLIR handheld. Maybe I could use that in conjunction with night vision.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:23 pm

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That new thermal night vision Justin was talking about is just plain cheatin....but since it is mainly used on hogs it is all fun...not that I have any money left over from Patrol fixes. All I can do is strike a match and hope something is close. :violin:

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