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  1. 02sled

    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    If I find something that I like that much more than what I have I will likely buy it. The only real innovation I have seen so far from what I have is a flip up section of the sun pad at the stern to provide an easy walk through from the swim platform. That's not enough to motivate me to buy a new one. I haven't seen any at the show with the sense of roominess that ours has either. I have considered getting a pontoon as well but just not ready for one yet. When I do the price is what it is and is just a part of the negotiation. My point is that if you want a boat you are still going to buy one. You are still going to hand over the same amount of money that fits your budget. It's not going to decimate the industry irreparably as they want you to believe. The last two years at the boat show, even with the US exchange rate I have heard how strong sales are and one dealer I know tells me that two years ago was the best for sales they have ever had. Even with the poor exchange rate.
  2. 02sled

    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    It will have an impact but I don't believe 10% will decimate the industry so badly it may never recover like the article suggests. If it can survive the Cdn $ value it can survive the 10% tariff. As for the new boat.... I go to the boat show every year and come home with very little. I haven't found one that I like that much better than what I have to make me want to trade it in. I just like our boat. Not may bow riders have an 8' 6" beam. I don't imagine the guy who bought the $249K pontoon or the 40' I believe Carver with the sold signs on them would see the 10% as a deal breaker and gone home empty handed. If you're buying a $75,000 boat current price are you not going to buy it if it goes up to $82,500? Worst case scenario you buy one 2' shorter.
  3. 02sled

    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    Really... sounds like an over reacting scare tactic. a 10% tariff on boating imports from the US and the industry will never recover. How did they ever survive when the $ exchange rate changed. At the end of 2012 we were on par or slightly above par with the US $. Currently it's $1.32 Cdn to get $1 US. That's far more impact than a 10% tariff yet it seems boat sales have still been very strong. Some people may be impacted and perhaps buy a smaller boat or a smaller motor but if someone is buying a $100K + boat 10% variance probably isn't going to be a deal breaker to drive them out of the market.
  4. 02sled

    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    He's overdue for another vacation. He never realized being PM would mean actually working harder than being a part time drama teacher... time to de-stress. We could have a trade agreement with Canada and the US and a separate one with Canada and Mexico a lot quicker than the all or nothing Canada / US / Mexico Trudope is insisting on. Of course he keeps trying to inject gender equality into it as well. NAFTA was signed in 1993, 25 years ago. Trump is right it was LONG overdue to be revisited.
  5. 02sled

    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    More idiocy from STILL WRONG ONEWAY FAIL
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Doug talks to the people... not AT them or Down to them.... unlike Wynnebag. People are concerned about the cost of surviving amid rising expenses the government has a lot of influence or control over. They are tired of the BS lies, smoke and mirrors, double speak etc. that the likes of Wynnebag spew.
  7. 02sled

    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    Damned them for causing that...
  8. 02sled

    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    yeah... keep telling yourself how government are leaders in health and safety....
  9. 02sled

    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Gee Fail... I guess you need to send a memo to the likes of Xerox, HP, Lexmark, Canon and Ricoh. You know the guys that make the stuff... they seem to have missed out on your wisdom. Do you wear your hazmat suit and breathing mask when you go to the printer? Each toner brand is different. They are all patented. They have unique thermal fusion temperatures.
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    You really have a comprehension problem don't you. Spill some on the printer itself and you can vacuum it off and any residual can be wiped off with a cold wet cloth. You can wash it off your hands with cold water. Just don't rub your hands and generate heat before you try and wash it off. I guarantee I've forgotten more about that technology than you think you know.
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    I know what it's like in an office environment with printer copiers. Print and Imaging is one of the hats I wore at one time. We had about 5,000 toner based printers across the country. I learned more about the differences in toners than I ever wanted to. They are all resin based and all the OEM's patent their toners and each has a different thermal point at which they fuse to the paper. There are also a handful of OEM's that have cold fusion laser printers. I did visit the Xerox development lab a number of times and their toner plant, both in Oakville. The toner plant was surprisingly clean.
  12. 02sled

    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Wrong Again Fail... you must really have a guilty conscience. Toner is easy to clean up... just use a vacuum and if you need to wipe it up from somewhere use a cloth with cold water.... It's fused to the paper with heat. Rubbing it generates heat and bonds it to whatever it's in contact with. Using hot water will fuse it as well. Network hubs... Rare, real rare that a complete switch fails. Maybe a bad port on a switch which is usually a port setting. Very easily diagnosed even for a rookie. Single port not working.. move the cable to another port. Most of the time problems with a switch are because somebody who doesn't have any idea of what they are doing think they do and start moving cables around.
  13. 02sled

    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Don't forget the 6th and 7th... the guy who supervises the operation and the health & safety rep to make sure that there isn't a toner spill. Of course they will all be wearing hazmat suits.
  14. 02sled

    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    I didn't mention you at all.... are you getting a guilty conscience.
  15. 02sled

    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    He will make some decisions not everyone will agree with and he will make some errors. The bottom line is he will provide FAR more benefit and good for the people of Ontario in the first year than Wynnebag / McSquinty have done in the last 15. The decisions everyone will like will VASTLY OUTNUMBER THE ONES NOT EVEYRONE WILL LIKE. Don't forget the Fiberals decimated the province of Ontario, once the economic engine of Canada, turning it into a have not province. He won't be overly popular with those in government who will be expected to actually put in a full day of work rather than coast through the day putting in just enough effort to not get fired. You know things like posting on snowmobile forums all day when they are allegedly earning that pay cheque.