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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6647424
10/24/19 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
I just did the 7 hour drive back to the beach. Fix a sail boat and get a cruiser Yacht from FL to here, then load up and head back up there for a few days. Do a couple of needed repairs on the camper trailer and slab up one oak tree to build steps out of for the boat once it is on its spot. And I have to find and cut a bunch of fire wood for the stove on board. Is it still called on board once the houseboat sits on land ?? On the way down I went past a friends place and picked up some stuff he had no need for like a couple of shovels and 2 axe heads a pitch fork and now that I am done with the holes , a manual post hole digger and a couple of saw horses.

after honing your skills on them new tools ya might consider moving back to the water !!


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6647829
10/24/19 04:00 PM
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i still work on the water. Once a month I do the 7 hour drive down here to work for a week or 10 days then spend the rest of the month up in the hills doing my thing. Got to earn some money for nails and stuff. I did not take many pics worth posting and did one flight with the drone but forgot to bring it down with my to get the video and pics of it. I'll bring it back down next time.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656510
11/03/19 06:35 PM
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I forgot the drone again. It was a bit nippy up there the last two nights and I just got back. Bought a little tractor to help with the work on the place, took some measurements on it and will be breaking out the welder and angle grinder to make a lifting boom for the 3 point on the little thing to lift stuff and generally move things around. Also took the little boat up and parked it there for now.

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I'll go back up on Friday and the admiral and the cats are moving up on Wednesday


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656516
11/03/19 06:39 PM
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I like your tractor, I hope it works out for you.

Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656523
11/03/19 06:47 PM
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It has a couple of things on it I need to sort out but works fine as is. I'll spend a bit more time on it once we are up there proper and not so much in a rush. But little by little things are coming together.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656531
11/03/19 06:59 PM
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"little by little"????

you're kicking BUTT, my Friend!

Way to go!!


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656543
11/03/19 07:05 PM
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Looking good one thing I would do is look for some weights for the tractor maybe not rear end but at least front weights if your going to build a small boom, even a rock box full of rocks or heavy boat anchors. smile

Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656547
11/03/19 07:13 PM
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Thats a good idea Bob. I'll go back up again on Friday or Saturday and will then have my Workshop trailer in tow. I also spotted a Scrap yard not to far away from out place. Once I have my tools there and some metal .... cue the A team music and watch things happen grin


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656553
11/03/19 07:16 PM
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Ohh and a heads up, don't trust google maps directions thing around Meinardsville Tn . I ended up towing my tractor though a cemetery following instructions and no place to turn around.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656554
11/03/19 07:17 PM
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Good time for you to buy scrap iron here is going for 20 dollars a ton, so get creative.

Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6656578
11/03/19 07:37 PM
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I am going to pull the engines out of the houseboat and the seized up Onan generator ...... thats 20 bucks right there to swap for other scrap grin Anyway there is no real scrap. Its just a lack of creativity. Next year I am going to fabricobble a gas powered bandsaw together that will fir on my 20' flatbed trailer. And yup it will mostly be made from "scrap"


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6659107
11/06/19 07:31 PM
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The missus and the cats have left and headed up to Camp Scuba. I stayed behind for now as I have a bunch of work to finish of here at the marina. I'll head up for a long weekend, come back on Tuesday then bring the big boat to the marina that can haul her out and have her trucked up next monday . Then I'll head back up till the first week in December when I have to come back down for a week to work.
No pictures of stuffing cats into crates for transport as that in itself was stressful enough without farting around with a camera.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6663986
11/12/19 06:14 PM
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Ground a bit to a haul Friday because of snow, but that white stuff gave me the opportunity to look for some tracks and do an inventory of what is roaming the property ( other than that strange lawn mower and camera )
I fabricobbled a lifting boom for the tractor, made some choker chains and cut a few dead standing trees down and hauled them to the camp for fire wood, I found a big underground tank with what looks like a float switch a blue red and black wire in it and a 1” steel pipe. So there may even be a well on the place and that needs further investigation though I have not figured out how as yet
But at least the tank is full and so I converted my little boat trailer into a tanker to take water to the camper and the boat without having to drive down to the spring for now.
I’ll post some pics tomorrow’ when I gat back to the marina as I only have my phone here this time round
Too the weed wicker down to the creek and cut a 150 yard shooting lane to
Play at for now. I’ll make it longer later when I have some more time I also but up a couple of hundred feet of fence around the camper, so the cats can come out and get some air.Pulling my workshop trailer up to here from Hilton Head took a bit of towing as it must have gained some weight over the last couple of years
But now that I have it here, things are a bit easier like making new batterie cables for the tractor and things like that are now minutes instead of hours of work

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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6664047
11/12/19 07:04 PM
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You better hurry up. It will be winter soon.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6664051
11/12/19 07:12 PM
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From what I hear , this snow is a freak incident and it usually does
Not get winter there till January but I am still taking out all the easy dead standing trees close by for fire wood now to have the place warm when it gets nippy out


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6664102
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That sounds good to me. I never lived where there were many trees, or hills.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6664112
11/12/19 08:16 PM
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I have enough dead standing oak and hickory dispersed over the place that I can harvest on the stump seasoned wood for a while I think
It’s ready to use as far as moisture content goes
Just wish it was of the self splitting variety. But it looks like I have to fall buck and split it myself before it will heat the place


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6665225
11/13/19 09:46 PM
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Just got back to the marina after an interesting drive. I made it about 90 minutes out of Sharps chapel when the better half texted me that there was no electrickery in the camper but the generator was running. after chatting for ten minutes I got the notion and was right that the GCFE switch was faulty, so turned around and fixed that before getting back on the road again.
Anyway here are the pics I said I would post when I got to my laptop. The lifting boom for I made for the tractor works just fine and some general stuff of the camp as its getting busy there now with stuff. Need to get the fire wood situation sorted ASAP

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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6665613
11/14/19 10:53 AM
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Looking good so far. I found a vertical splitter worked best for me. Saves the back. Roll the big rounds to it then stand em on end.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6665721
11/14/19 02:21 PM
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Snow is handy for scouting.

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