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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6665724
11/14/19 02:34 PM
11/14/19 02:34 PM
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Run aground in TN
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I stay vertical when I split wood unless I miss. Does that count ?? Yeppers run ... snow makes it easy for sure. Found deer and turkey track that Ray Charles could have spotted in the brush like this. The bit that surprised me a little was even with the amount of hickory and oaks, there is not a big number of squirrels about. But they could be keeping their head down with the cold snap at the moment.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6665725
11/14/19 02:38 PM
11/14/19 02:38 PM
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Greene County,Virginia
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Don't buy County line brand of wood splitter from Tractor Supply. Total piece of rubbish. Give me 3-4 top of the line splitting mauls over a junk wood splitter.

Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6665758
11/14/19 03:58 PM
11/14/19 03:58 PM
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Run aground in TN
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This winter I am going to be the wood splitter I think as one of those puppies is not in the budget right now.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672013
11/21/19 06:41 PM
11/21/19 06:41 PM
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Run aground in TN
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Well I am pooped. The truck with Tessie arrived late yesterday and got himself stuck 100 feet from where she needed to go. He went just a little to far over the crest of the hills and put the belly of the trailer in the dirt then after a couple of back and forth the trailer tires settled into the ground and that was that. Early this morning at first light we pulled him out with 2 tractors. Then he missed the spot where I put the piles in and hit every one minus 2 but was to far to one side for those two to be usable. It took us 4 hours to get the boat of the truck with nothing but cut trees and bottle jacks and the back end ended up 6 feet of the deck to get the truck out. Once they were gone I started to lower the boat down bit by bit and quit when it got dark. Another couple of 3 hours tomorrow of jacking it up, cutting stumps and lowering it don onto them in a merry go round kind of way should have her in her spot.

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I have no pics of the truck and stuff but the admiral has some on her phone and I'll get them off her in a day or 3 once I have the boat settled

ATB

Michael


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672020
11/21/19 06:52 PM
11/21/19 06:52 PM
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NC, Orange Co.
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I bet there is one very sad and confused brown pelican back at Hilton Head.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: QuietButDeadly] #6672029
11/21/19 06:59 PM
11/21/19 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by QuietButDeadly
I bet there is one very sad and confused brown pelican back at Hilton Head.


That will be a good April Fools joke to play on Scuba, put a replica up

Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672053
11/21/19 07:29 PM
11/21/19 07:29 PM
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Run aground in TN
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Pete does not usually come back till mid december and I left the 60 foot dock including the picnic table out there at our spot for him.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672062
11/21/19 07:34 PM
11/21/19 07:34 PM
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That is too cool what you are doing. I never seen anything like it before


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672166
11/21/19 09:24 PM
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Greene County,Virginia
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Thanks for posting pics.

Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672307
11/22/19 12:42 AM
11/22/19 12:42 AM
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Oakland, MS
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Looking good, You ought to be in business soon.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672473
11/22/19 09:12 AM
11/22/19 09:12 AM
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Run aground in TN
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She still has to come down some 18 inches but its raining today and the ground is not conducive for that kind of work when its wet. So I'll leave her as is for now till things dry up again. She is around 50.000 pounds and I do not want to drop her. And there is only me and 3 bottle jack and a chain saw doing what needs done. So today I'll put in my mail box at the road sharpen some chains and clear the site up a bit as it looks a little chaotic out there right now with bits of looks all over the place fixed in with straps and chains and wedges. But this boat transport was the last time that I was dependent on other people to do something for me. From here on in I am back to my usual self reliance and that makes me feel a lot more at ease for sure. Things may at time not go as quick when doing them alone but on the other hand I don't have to wait on others either when something needs done. At this point I am literally a happy camper.

ATB

Michael


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672488
11/22/19 09:35 AM
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Minnesota
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What a Job!!! Wow!


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6672611
11/22/19 12:03 PM
11/22/19 12:03 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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I understand the unforeseen details of moving a large object like Tess with precise placement. Once you have her just so, the possibilities in use are amazing.

Well done, Michael.

Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6673470
11/23/19 11:26 AM
11/23/19 11:26 AM
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Her last trip on the water. Towed her the 11 miles from Skull Creek Marina to Palmetto bay for her last haul out as the travel lift at Scull Creek was not big enough and she would not fit into the lift well either.
I know the sequence of the pics in this thread is a little muddled up, but its raining and I have a little time now so here they are.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6673476
11/23/19 11:30 AM
11/23/19 11:30 AM
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The funny thing was that unknown to all of us till the time we sat at the camp fire together with the truck stuck for the night, That 11 years ago it was the same 2 people that trucked her up from Tennessee to Maryland in a freak snow storm in MD ...... What are the odds of that happening. She did not have a name at that time, So the guys did not know what they were hauling back up to TN


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6673842
11/23/19 08:01 PM
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central arkansas
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Will the motors be used for generators?


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6673882
11/23/19 08:24 PM
11/23/19 08:24 PM
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No I'll take them out and sell them and use the engine compartments as stow room. I have electrickery on the property and am waiting for the guys from the electro wrks to show up and figure out how to tap those poles to get some of that stuff. I already have 3 generators and currently have the camper and the boat plugged into one of them.


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6674658
11/24/19 07:40 PM
11/24/19 07:40 PM
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She is in her final spot as of this evening. Took some doing with the wet soft ground I was pushing stumps into the ground instead of lifting the boat. Had a couple of chain hoists secured to close by trees to stop her from tipping and sliding and those things needed constant adjustment. But after a long day of pumping jacks and cranking hoists, it is done. Also got the stove back in its spot , some fire wood chopped and the stove pipe re installed and sealed in the roof. So now we have heat as well. Tomorrow we move back over to her, crank the water heater up and have the first hot shower in a week. Washing with a cold bowl of water when its in the 30's. Looking forward to that. Going to knock up some temporary step to get on board tomorrow as well and get rid of the step ladder. I'll take a couple of pics once I have cleared up all those cut up stumps, jacks etc.

ATB

Michael


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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6674716
11/24/19 08:23 PM
11/24/19 08:23 PM
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Oakland, MS
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Sounds like are gaining on it right well.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








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Re: Camp Scuba [Re: Scuba1] #6674807
11/24/19 10:10 PM
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Sounds like you'll be all set if there is another big flood.

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