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Old 01-08-2015, 09:33 PM   #15
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Our daughter called today and complained they had a cold snap in St Pete, FL. It got down to 50 degrees. She was teasing us up here in Chicagoland. It's going down to -2 tonight. The winds will be between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. The snow just stopped. She'll be getting no pity from us!

Can't wait to get down there.


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Old 01-09-2015, 04:48 AM   #16
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Generally I don't talk too much with the folks in NH about FL weather. Some how it doesn't seem fair, particularly for the last two years where it's really been cold in NH and Maine.

IN FL people do think it's really cold. Yesterday it only got up to 62 and you would think we were in winter NH the way people dressed. Heck, this year in NH we had summer days that only made the 60s. A friend told me he wished he had earmuffs with him. Today is another 60 day, with less wind, and I'm golfing. Basically it's always summer here.

In some measure temperature is relative. I had a business partner that spent 18 months in Antarctica. He told me one day the temperature got up to zero and they all went out in shorts and Ts and played football in the snow.

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Old 01-09-2015, 06:08 AM   #17
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Norm & Ginny,

Our daughter and SIL moved to St Pete about one year ago. They lived in Marquette, MI for about 18 years before that. Marquette is in MI's Upper Peninsula, on the shore of Lake Superior. We used to tease them about our balmy Chicago weather. They paid their dues coping with winter and snow, and now have fun at our expense.

It is interesting how we humans adapt to our surroundings. I grew up in MI with 4 seasons. Winter was taken in stride. When I left home for a little adventure, I found myself in very hot and humid country for a year. We all became acclimatized in very short order. I was told your blood thins out, but can't verify if that really happens. When the monsoon season came, it seemed like winter. I remember pulling guard duty on the perimeter one night and it seemed so cold my teeth were chattering. I was wearing two field jackets and still cold. My relief finally came and told me the temp was down to 70 degrees. It seemed much, much colder to me.

See you in a month. I'll have flip flops and shorts on if it gets up in the 30's or above!

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:01 AM   #18
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That's a thought. It's an unusual size though, and the screen opens separately (for use as an escape hatch), so I don't know if there is something out there that would work or not. Haven't run across any discussions here yet.
I was able to order the old, odd sized roof hatch cover from Scamp when mine was blown off on the way home with my trailer after buying it. Appearantly the cover was cracked across the front and mearly sailed away on the highway somewhere. It was pretty funny to get home and go into the trailer and look up at blue sky through the hole (dang, where is the cover?). Luckily for me the arm piece and bracket stayed behind when the rotted cover flew the coop. Those pieces are not available from Scamp (or anywhere else I imagine).

Since then, I have thought that if I had to do it over or was unable to find the correct cover I would fab one out of some suitable thickness (kinda thin) of aluminum sheet metal.

My Scamp now rests under cover when off the road so maybe the new hatch cover will not rot as fast (26 years) as the original.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:24 AM   #19
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...I would fab one out of some suitable thickness (kinda thin) of aluminum sheet metal...

Wish you would do that, Tim! And when you figure it out, make a few more and sell them here!

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