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I used to patrol with a guy at Willard who owned an old Sprite. He used it
to access his Adirondack camp in winter.
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On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 14:30:09 -0400 "Goodrich, Chris"
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>Wouldn't work in VT without some enabling legislation.  Snow machines are
limited in size and must stay on established VAST trails.
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Leigh Daboll [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Wed, April 14, 2004 2:13 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Anyone have a 'cat?
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>I've often thought of the same thing myself.  It would be a far better and
>more useful investment for me to buy an old cat and weld up an aluminum box
>on the back for skiers and then go bc skiing, than it would be to invest in
>a ski house as is so often proposed here on the list.  I see no rreeason why
>it shouldn't legally be permitted to travel anywhere snow machines would be
>permitted.
>
>As for a trailer, I believe that most older cats fall under the max width
>regs (8-1/2 feet) for unescorted highway transport (or more than that if
>you've got farm plates on your truck and plead ignorance if stopped), and
>the weight is nothing that a good 3/4 or 1-ton pickup with good tires
>couldn't handle, especially if you've got aluminum growser bars on the cat.
>The downside is the cost of replacing growsers - that's $300 a pop if you
>buy 'em outright according to Lindsay, or a lot less if you can weld
>aluminum and have a farmer's mechanical thriftiness.
>
>Ok Tag and Janet.  Tell me why this wouldn't work.
>
>Leigh.
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Scott Braaten" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 2:01 PM
>Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Anyone have a helicopter?
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>> On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 10:45:13 -0700, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> >OTOH, there used to be a Pisten Bully (or maybe it was
>> >a Bombardier) for sale at the base of the Bolton
>> >Access road.  I think that Cochrans bought that
>> >particular one, but there are plenty of old Tuckers
>> >and other cats lying around VT.  We could stash it at
>> >Gomes-a-lot.  Think of all the night runs we could get
>> >in with a cat!
>>
>> Interesting thought and much more likely to be accomplished than aquiring
>> a heli...anyone have a trailer big enough that we could transport one of
>> these suckers around with ;-?
>>
>> -Scott
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