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finelyshedded

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Awesome pics guys! Where was it you all went? Where on the gulf side? We usually stay in Destin or Ft. Walton area. We're going TOO Myrtle again in mid July so thanks for getting me all jacked up for it! That pic is of a dolphin! I know because the dorsel fin has a bow to it and sharks typically have straighter edges. Sharks backs are straighter as well and are not exposed like dophins when they cruise or break the surface.IMO
 

rgecko23

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Those pics make me anxious to go to the beach...We are going to Myrtle in the first week of August....Too bad noone I am going with Fishes or anything...
 

Jackalope

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experts don't need to prove the obvious.


hahah.. Ok. I'll spill it... Dolphins have horizontal tails.. Sharks are vertical.. The majority of the time when you see a shark fin, you will also see his tail..

Now on to the hard one..

Is that actually a dolphin or is it a porpoise. lmao
 

Beentown

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Another neat fact is the ones around us had a family with a genetic defect. Their dorsal fin was split. The porpoises were everywhere :) Most "dolphins" you see in tourist destinations are harbour porpoises.

I was in the surf fishing and felt a good amount of water moving behind me when it shouldn't... I looked over my shoulder and saw two HUGE black shadows in my peripheral vision. Talk about tensing up! Then I saw the round noses and bodies of two manatees. I could have tried to ride one, literaly less than a foot away from me. One part of me said TOO touch it, the other said "don't move a muscle".

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tuffshot

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I am thinking I need to get the old Norton out of the garage and throw her in the truck. i think cruising the area on a 74 Norton Commando sounds like a lot more fun than picking sand out of my butt crack!

Sure would like to see a picture of the Norton!
We got back from Myrtle Beach last nite, will try and load some pics after todays yard work.
 

hickslawns

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Not a great picture, but here is a dark picture in the barn. Better picture of the Triumph Trident 750 I had all cleaned up. Have since sold the Triumph. This is when I first bought the Norton tuffy. I have since done some polishing and had to swap the mufflers. In the process of adding a few things in order to make it a little more reliable. i.e. Electronic ignition in place of the points
 

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tuffshot

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Great old bikes, Hicks!
Glad you at least held on to the Norton. What a classic.
Always thought I wanted a BSA but they had a lot of carb issues. The guy I knew growing up had at least 3 at one time and was always working on them to keep one running /lol
 

hickslawns

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Great old bikes, Hicks!
Glad you at least held on to the Norton. What a classic.
Always thought I wanted a BSA but they had a lot of carb issues. The guy I knew growing up had at least 3 at one time and was always working on them to keep one running /lol


It isn't just the BSA's. It is just a character trait of old British bikes. The Amal carbs can be finicky and the Lucas electronics can be as well. I don't think too many buy them for their reliability. You have to like to tinker a little if you are going to own one. When you figure these bikes are as old as me, then it just adds to the need to tinker. lol