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After last years disappoint as the first year the race was canceled due to lack of snow, this year is already revving up to be a good year. Saturday set a record as 30 teams registered for the race in a 24 hour period. Jan. 27. 2008 is the day it starts, the 400 mile race will start in Duluth and head up the North Shore of Lake Superior, returning for a finish back in Duluth. The purse this year being a total of $40,000 with $8,000 going to the winner.

If possible, try to find a niche product. An example of this is Ham Radio. I hold an advanced class icom radio license. The United States Federal Government issues this. I got out of the hobby and decided to sell my radios. I sold every radio with no problems. icom radio Operators (hams) are a specific group, looking for specific items. This makes selling so much easier.



Being a test pilot was exhilarating, but few people know some quirky primitiveness of certain equipment when I was involved. It was not the aircraft, only the equipment used to flight test them. Helmets, for example, were cloth throughout WWII, and the U.S. manufacturers were just beginning to produce jet aircraft which would eventually mandate hard helmets. The maximum speed required of the first F4U's, sold to the US Navy June 30, 1941, was 417 mph and its service ceiling was 36,900 ft. These figures steadily increased until the F4U-5 had a service ceiling of 41,500 ft. and a maximum speed of 462 mph.

Maybe it is the overprotective parent in me, but I have to start with safety first. Go through your boat and make sure you have every last item relating to safety. Even if you are positive you have something on board, double check it. Then triple check it. Make sure your life vests are all accounted for and look like they are in good shape. Locate your first aid box, take stock of its belongings and replenish as necessary. Perhaps most importantly, check for your icom marine radio. Once you have located it, check the battery power.

One more week and I was called away to go on leave. I was a little nervous because I'd signed for every piece of military equipment on the patrol base and they didn't have the hand receipt they'd promised me to sign. I was given infamous "Trust us" and sent off on leave.

Supply them with GPS Tracking technology. With the simple use of a Motorola GPS enabled radio you can deploy a mobile tracking solution that keeps you in touch with your aid workers 24/7. Not only can you communicate with them via icom communications (should the local infrastructure allow) but you can also use the integrated GPS transmitters to track positions of the workers at all times.

Fixed bridges span a waterway from one side to the other. On you chart, these bridge symbols form unbroken lines across the water. Find the vertical clearance of the bridge marked near the charted symbol.

Use these easy sailing tips to learn to sail with confidence in areas where bridges or power cables exist. Keep your sailing safe and worry-free--wherever in the world you choose to sail!

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