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A few days ago I drove to south Florida to help my daughter with her work...
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Alligator in the Everglades. One of six that night. She also catches American crocodiles in the Keys. We had fun. She does both regularly and I did as well in my early career. It was good to be back on an airboat and catching.
 

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Alligator in the Everglades. One of six that night. She also catches American crocodiles in the Keys. We had fun. She does both regularly and I did as well in my early career. It was good to be back on an airboat and catching.
Do you remember a family from Eagle Lake call the Thomases? I was a reporter for the Winter Haven News Chief three decades ago and did a story when the eldest daughter bested her brothers by getting a 13- or 14-foot gator. A few days later, as the police/fire reporter, I had to cover when granny and grandpa Thomas were driving a load of gators to be processed up U.S. 98 by Lakeland and someone pulled out in front of them, they t-boned the other car, and that big gator flipped out of the back, over the roof and came in through the windshield at granny. They were too tough to be hurt badly, but granny got a black eye, if I recall correctly.
 
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Alligator in the Everglades. One of six that night. She also catches American crocodiles in the Keys. We had fun. She does both regularly and I did as well in my early career. It was good to be back on an airboat and catching.
Wow! I guess I'm speechless.
 

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A month or so ago, I re clear coated the front brakes as they were fading (see photos earlier in this thread), problem been clear coat has remained ever so slightly tacky so today cleaned the brake calliper thoroughly and ceramic coated them with 3 layers, so hoping the gorgeous gloss will remain that way a bit more permanently that before, they do look good....



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Was probably a bad idea to get that super slippery stuff on your rotors....Better clean if off !!
Otherwise, the caliper looks great!
 

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That’s not ceramic coating it’s dirt from the degreasing, all cleaned up anyways!


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I did the same as you and glad I did as the original was nasty. The BMC filter @ 11,800 miles. It did take a bit of time but it was a quest thing and I'm retired so I have the time.
I did the cabin filter as well. I also deactivated the soundaktor by pulling the fuse.
 

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One of the key things I did to my Cayman this week was get it inspected! Both of my car were due this month. Today I got the Caravan inspected. In this health environment simple things like car inspections can be non-trivial. Okay, we have been putting a few miles on the Cayman with runs out to farm stands for veggies. I guess that counts "done to", doesn't it?
 

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So yesterday I took Carmen the Cayman out for my default short (two-hour) country road tour. There were a few cars on the road but I was still scanning the sides. I saw two very young deer running along the side of a hill by the road on my left and that they were approaching a fence. Of course, one turned left along the fence and the other crossed the road in front of me. I had started slowing down when I first saw them so I was able to give the crossing deer plenty of room. Reminder: It isn't only rutting season that deer can become a road hazard. Later, on one of those roads between the better roads, I had to stop for a road crew repairing the side of this narrow track of road. The guy who stopped me was smoking a stogie, wore a sleeveless t-shirt and had gray hair under his hard hat. When the only other car on the road passed coming from the other direction he waved me through and I gave him a friendly wave. As I passed he shouted, "Great car!" and when I looked through my rear-view mirror and waved at him again, I could see he was giving Carmen a thumbs up. The curves flowed like water in a mountain stream.
 

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The heaviest concentration of deer I have experienced was on I-81 in the 1980/90s. Virtually every time I would make the drive from Blacksburg to either Charlottesville or the Washington DC area and home again I would see numerous deer on the side of the highway. Fortunately, none ever came close to me in my 1986 944. More recently in 2016, when my spouse and I were returning home after purchasing her Volvo in Bethesda, we saw a few along I-81 but nowhere near the numbers we would see back then.
 
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I’ve been told the level of insanity rises with our Boxster, as hanging upside down like a bat from a partially opened ragtop is part of the equation. My days playing human origami with a wrench are long gone (e.g. promised my bride no more gear box cleaning in the bathtub, frame off’s hogging the garage, etc.) so I get to defer to a trusted specialist. 😎
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I think they all come like that from the factory. Everyone that's done a filter change has the same leaves and debris. Must be a sample of the local foliage at Stuttgart. :ROFLMAO:
 

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I’ve been told the level of insanity rises with our Boxster, as hanging upside down like a bat from a partially opened ragtop is part of the equation. My days playing human origami with a wrench are long gone (e.g. promised my bride no more gear box cleaning in the bathtub, frame off’s hogging the garage, etc.) so I get to defer to a trusted specialist. 😎
HaHa ... Yup, after 20,000 kn thought I should "check" the air filter, ..Yikes! It's not that difficult, but the process is bizarre to put it mildly, reaching in through the roll bar hoops to release the tensioning cables is the craziest part. After folding myself up like a pretzel with my arm in a black hole up to the arm-pit I was just able to find, by feeling my way around, the cables that need to be detached to allow the rear part of the convertible top to be lifted to gain access to the engine cover(s). Had to enlist the help of my wife's skinnier arms to get them back on tho!. the whole ordeal took about 4 hrs, crazy! I wonder what the Dealer charges for this! Now I understand why the maintenance schedule only requires this every 4 years! After 2 years and only 20,000 kn this is what I found !!!
 
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