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  • Location
    WOOLWICH TWP.
  • Main Riding Area
    N Ont. & NW Quebec
  • Club
    ST. CLEMENTS S.C.
  • Sled
    2016 VECTOR
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    12 Vector LTX/ 07VECTORx2/04 600CLASSIC (still have)/05 600XC ANN./02 700EDGEX
  • 19/20 Mileage
    2420
  • 18/19 Mileage
    1462
  • 17/18 Mileage
    2,254
  • Interests
    THINGS WITH ENGINES
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  1. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    It keeps on Happening, Doesn’t It?

    It worked when the regional police set up near our clubhouse on wing nights. When we had snow for wing nights and the regional police had money set aside for snowmobile enforcement.
  2. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Wawa to ThunderBay

    Would maintenance in the rough terrain areas not be done by helicopter as it is in many other areas of Canada? There's quite a bit of rough terrain on that route isn't there?
  3. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Wawa to ThunderBay

    I read an article on it in I believe commercial news and it stated something to the effect that "sites" would be returned as close as possible to the way they were before construction when the job is complete. I'm not sure whether access roads are classed as part of "sites" or not.
  4. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    BAD KITTY COURT RULING

    The above was posted on the Timmins S.C. Facebook page and they got it from a Sledcor Mulisha member
  5. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    BAD KITTY COURT RULING

    BRP Wins Lawsuit; Injunction Halts Sale Of Cat Sleds In Canada June 15, 2020 By John Prusak A ruling in a long-standing legal dispute between Ski-Doo’s parent company BRP and Arctic Cat over allegations of patent infringement was announced today in Canada — with some startling results. According to the press release issued by BRP this afternoon, the Federal Court of Canada found that Arctic Cat did infringe on Ski-Doo’s frame patent when it came out with the ProCross/ProClimb chassis starting in 2012, as well as designs previous to that. As a part of the ruling, according to the press release, the Court, “issued a permanent injunction ordering Arctic Cat and its Canadian dealers to stop the sale, use and distribution of any snowmobile which would infringe BRP’s frame patent.” Considering the ProCross subframe is found beneath pretty much every full-sized snowmobile that Arctic Cat builds, that’s pretty impactful. Arctic Cat also builds the vast majority of Yamaha’s snowmobiles based on that same chassis. No word yet on if and how that will work into the equation. The ruling also calls on Arctic Cat to pay BRP a royalty of $135 in Canadian dollars for every snowmobile built that infringes on the patent since model year 2008. The 2008 timing is picked because the earliest versions of what turned into the ProCross chassis were found on race sleds and the Sno Pro 500, which pre-dated the ProCross. Three years ago, the Federal Court of Canada ruled in Arctic Cat’s favor on a very similar lawsuit. Here’s a link to that story. Arctic Cat’s parent company Textron replied moments ago with this statement: “Arctic Cat Inc. respectfully disagrees with the court’s ruling. We will continue to provide service and support to our Canadian dealers and customers as we pursue further legal recourse in this matter, including appeals of the court’s decision and of any injunctions issued against the continued sale of our products in Canada. The ruling has no impact on sales through our U.S. dealers, distributors or retail outlets. We will have no further comment on this matter at this time.” Lawsuits between the snowmobile factories is not uncommon — and often they are settled through negotiations where one piece of exclusive technology will be “traded” in exchange for the dismissal of a lawsuit based on a different piece of technology. A ruling this strong, though, is unusual. With appeals likely and negotiations still a possibility, it’s highly unlikely that the final chapter on this story has been written, but today’s ruling on its face is shocking. This story just broke and we’re still trying to dig in for details, but for now here’s the full press release from BRP. Check back here for updates as we learn more. BRP Wins Lawsuit Against Arctic Cat in Canada The Federal Court of Canada handed BRP an important victory against its competitor Arctic Cat regarding BRP’s frame patent, which was at the heart of the Ski-Doo REV revolution; The Federal Court of Canada issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the sale, use and distribution of all Arctic Cat snowmobiles in Canada that infringe BRP’s Canadian patent; The effective date of the permanent injunction is set for July 6, 2020; The Court also ordered Arctic Cat to pay BRP a royalty of CA$135 per unit that infringes the frame patent since MY2008. VALCOURT, Quebec, June 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) announced today that the Federal Court of Canada has rendered a decision favorable to BRP in a lawsuit launched in December 2011 against Arctic Cat, where BRP argued that Arctic Cat infringed certain of its patents related to BRP’s revolutionary Ski-Doo REV snowmobiles. Snowmobile enthusiasts will remember the launch of the Ski-Doo REV in 2002, which completely revolutionized the rider experience with its aggressive, sporty forward positioning of the driver and strong, lightweight frame. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the decision of the Federal Court of Canada,” said Martin Langelier, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Public Affairs at BRP. “Innovation is part of our DNA and today our ingenuity, which makes our company and products unique, is recognized and protected against intellectual property violation. The REV platform was and is still a game-changer in the snowmobiling industry and to have it protected in Canada is an important win,” concluded Langelier. The Federal Court of Canada issued a permanent injunction ordering Arctic Cat and its Canadian dealers to stop the sale, use and distribution of any snowmobile which would infringe BRP’s frame patent. It also ordered Arctic Cat to pay BRP a royalty of CA$135 per unit that infringes the frame patent since MY2008. The effective date of the permanent injunction is set for July 6, 2020. About BRP We are a global leader in the world of powersports vehicles, propulsion systems and boats, built on over 75 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex, Stacer and Savage boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. We complete our lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and apparel business to fully enhance the riding experience. With annual sales of CA$6.1 billion from over 120 countries, our global workforce is made up of approximately 12,600 driven, resourceful people. www.brp.com @BRPNews Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Can-Am, Rotax, Evinrude, Manitou, Alumacraft, Quintrex, Stacer, Savage and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  6. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Season Comparison Pictures! Post yours

    https://www.sciencemadesimple.com/conversions.html says its 14.33 metres. Ox was as close as damn is to swearin.
  7. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Season Comparison Pictures! Post yours

    Agreed but the lift lock is a different type of lock. I wonder how it compares to Kirkfield lift lock in height?
  8. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Season Comparison Pictures! Post yours

    Great pics Nunz. Swift Rapids is the deepest single chambered lock on the Trent system. If I remember correctly it's 47 feet from upper water level to lower.
  9. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Season Comparison Pictures! Post yours

    That's the grass Ox! LOL
  10. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Are you getting the storm

    West WHAT??
  11. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Are you getting the storm

    The tape measure says 61/2" of white stuff on the ground outside Waterloo at 7AM 05/11/20. Time to ride Blake!
  12. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Sled Insurance - 2019-2020 Season

    I am aware of that although their rate quoted to me wasn't competitive with TD. My question was regarding the following statement by Scottyr "It appears that unless you belong to a group or an association, The Personal doesnt really want your business."
  13. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Sled Insurance - 2019-2020 Season

    I believe that every permit buyer is a member of the OFSC. The OFSC is a not for profit organization and if the people who invest the money in it by purchasing permits are not members of the organization then who the hell is? No one else other than occasionally the Ontario gov't. thru a grant invests any money in the organization. Financial and other information from the OFSC is distributed to Districts and clubs, not permit purchasers. Are you a member of a snowmobile club? Putting a club name on the permit application does not necessarily make you a member of said club although it may with some clubs.. If you want the information you need to be a club member. That may require a few bucks and or volunteering.
  14. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Sled Insurance - 2019-2020 Season

    Does being a member of the OFSC or snowmobile club count?
  15. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Cardinal Returns Monday, April 6 10/8mt

    I think you are right about the International dealer. Which truckstop was shown. I didn't think it looked like the Petrocan at the top of TH.
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