Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-29-2010, 06:55 PM   #4276
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Share |
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Couple of things blew in today - other than the dinghy.

A marker off a log boom, we do get those once in awhile, and a couple of floats.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-12-29-9.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-12-29-10.jpg  

__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 06:56 PM   #4277
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Went out again a few minutes ago and spotted this gull trying to fly against the wind - in vain.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-12-29-11.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 06:58 PM   #4278
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


This was out front earlier. Bear in mind that the wind isn't coming at us, only going straight past. Still and all, it's pretty bumpy out there.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-12-29-12.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 06:59 PM   #4279
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Just one of many logs which came by earlier. This one about 20' long.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-12-29-13.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 08:29 PM   #4280
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 209
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
A couple of years back, there were two cabins built here which had materials flown in by chopper.
The price goes up rather steeply when you start hiring helicopters vs airplanes. The closest you could stage the building materials by truck or barge would still be a fairly long helicopter flight. A buddy of mine owns a dc-3 which he operates on skis. That is probably the most cost effective way of moving the bulk of the building material out there. The lake is plenty long enough for him to land and take off. Hope you come through the storm with no damage and lots of useful logs.
A Squared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 08:51 PM   #4281
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
The price goes up rather steeply when you start hiring helicopters vs airplanes. The closest you could stage the building materials by truck or barge would still be a fairly long helicopter flight. A buddy of mine owns a dc-3 which he operates on skis. That is probably the most cost effective way of moving the bulk of the building material out there. The lake is plenty long enough for him to land and take off. Hope you come through the storm with no damage and lots of useful logs.
Oh, good deal. If he's on skiis, then that's your answer.

No damage at the cabin, but the wind still hasn't slowed down any. Don't know if any of the logs will be of value, but if nothing else, it's more firewood - and delivered right to the door as it were.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 09:24 PM   #4282
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,172
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


That did blow in quite a mess, will you have to clean it up or can you just drag it up on the bank and burn it. I was curious about the large piece of wood behind the two tires, I wonder what they was going to use it for. I hope the wind dies down for ya'll soon Keith.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 09:35 PM   #4283
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
That did blow in quite a mess, will you have to clean it up or can you just drag it up on the bank and burn it. I was curious about the large piece of wood behind the two tires, I wonder what they was going to use it for. I hope the wind dies down for ya'll soon Keith.
Whatever it was, Jim, it has been in the water for a long time. All the edges are rounded off.

It blew in on a very high tide so I expect it's going to be there awhile. I may be able to chop it up in the spring if it hasn't gone - which I doubt. It's a big old chunk of cedar.

The other stuff right up close in the bay I can cut up right there and put straight into the lift. When the weather improves I'll do that.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 10:27 PM   #4284
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,136
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Nice pictures Keith. That's been one heck of a wind storm.
gma2rjc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 10:33 PM   #4285
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
Nice pictures Keith. That's been one heck of a wind storm.
You bet...it was supposed to be improving before now, but it seems they forgot to tell the wind gods. It's still howling like crazy out there.

Now, I like wind chimes, but ours are starting to drive me nuts!
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
BigJim (12-30-2010)
Old 12-30-2010, 11:20 AM   #4286
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Thankfully, the wind dropped overnight. Quite calm this morning on a rising barometer.

For once I hope the meteorological prognosticators are correct, and this stays with us for the next 4 days. There's a few bigger items I need to bring over, and we need flat water for that.

Woke up this morning at first light, and there was a red reflection bouncing off the windows from the house. Just before sunrise, we sometimes get this red sky which only lasts a minute or two.

Ran outside and got a few shots off. This is the first one, although I still didn't really get the red colour.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-12-30-1.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
avengerki (11-09-2013)
Old 12-30-2010, 11:30 AM   #4287
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 209
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I was wondering about your weather this morning. I live in Anchorage but at the moment I'm about 100 miles East of you in Abbotsford. It's been gray and wet here since before Christmas but there wasn't a cloud in the sky this morning. I was wondering if this meant the storm over by you had moved on.
A Squared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 11:42 AM   #4288
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
I was wondering about your weather this morning. I live in Anchorage but at the moment I'm about 100 miles East of you in Abbotsford. It's been gray and wet here since before Christmas but there wasn't a cloud in the sky this morning. I was wondering if this meant the storm over by you had moved on.
Luckily it has.

But one of the strangest things yesterday...throughout the day I was checking on the marine weather site for windspeeds.

Nowhere else except right here got any big winds. Sandheads was 9 knots, Entrance only hit 25, Saturna was down around 4, even up the coast further didn't seem to get above 32 knots, and that was at the peak of the storm.

Usually, it's the other way around here, calm inside the islands and snotty out on the strait.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 12:01 PM   #4289
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,563
Default

Gulf Island Building.


As soon as brekky is done, I'm going to head over and clean the bottom of the neighbours' dinghy and tie it up for him. I see the line is missing, so I'll make him a new one.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 12:10 PM   #4290
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,136
Default

Gulf Island Building.


That's a beautiful picture Keith.

Your neighbors are lucky to have you watching out for them. It's awfully nice of you to do that for them.

gma2rjc is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glue down hardwood flooring along gulf coast sbmcclean@sbcglobal.net Flooring 6 12-21-2008 01:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.