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Old 10-07-2011, 07:26 PM   #5656
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By the way Keith fwy stands for freeway.
Yeah, I know that Jim...I was just being my usual wise guy self!

No roads at all here, never mind any FWY!

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Thanks sbmfj, I will try refreshing each time I visit the board which is usually at least 3 times a day. I am using Firefox as IE just don't work well for me. I tried Chrome but I don't care for their toolbar. I haven't tried Opera or Safari, may give them a try. Thanks again
You're using the best browser for this site Jim.

Safari is useless here...and it's a Mac thing as well, so you might think it would be good with the Mac, but not so.
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Yeah, I know that Jim...I was just being my usual wise guy self!

No roads at all here, never mind any FWY!
There I go again,
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Sorry I don't have much to report on this week, busy working over at the log cabin.
Tomorrow we have to try and pick up 6,500 lbs of lumber at Boat Harbour. Should be fun...the wind is supposed to be 20 knots tomorrow afternoon.

I'll take the camera in case something interesting shows up.
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Sorry I don't have much to report on this week, busy working over at the log cabin.
Tomorrow we have to try and pick up 6,500 lbs of lumber at Boat Harbour. Should be fun...the wind is supposed to be 20 knots tomorrow afternoon.

I'll take the camera in case something interesting shows up.
It will be interesting just getting that load across, what are y'all hauling it on?
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It will be interesting just getting that load across, what are y'all hauling it on?
Danny's small barge will carry around 4,500 - 5,000 lbs and I will bring the rest on the sailboat.

We are already getting the predicted wind starting to build, supposed to be about 20 knots by lunchtime, which is when I will be leaving to go across.
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Danny's small barge will carry around 4,500 - 5,000 lbs and I will bring the rest on the sailboat.

We are already getting the predicted wind starting to build, supposed to be about 20 knots by lunchtime, which is when I will be leaving to go across.
Wow, y'all be careful out there buddy, that is some fairly stiff wind.
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Everyone is back safe and sound after our big moving day today.

This is Danny's barge at the ramp at Boat Harbour.
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There were three slings of wood to load.

The 5/4 treated decking, the 2,000 square feet of T & G pine, and all the treated framing lumber.

We opted to load the decking first on the barge, followed by the T & G pine, which is on the Hiab here.
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The pine has made it to the barge here...the 5/4 decking is already on board.
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So far so good. The first two slings of wood were dry, so at this point we had about 4,200 lbs. on board.

The framing lumber was all soaking wet. I think they added an extra few hundred gallons of water to it just to keep us on our toes.

If it was dry, it should have weighed around 2,250 lbs. The driver suggested it would be closer to 4,000 lbs. We didn't argue with him.

Since Danny had a maximum capacity of 6,000 lbs - with calm water - we needed to unload 2,200 lbs on to the sailboat. And the water was anything but calm.
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The barge is equipped with two scuppers at the port and starboard aft end. Any water that finds it's way into the boat is supposed to run out immediately. At this point, the scuppers are somewhat underwater due to the overload.
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This is just way too cool, Keith if you ever do actually retire you won't know what to do with yourself after such an active adventuresome life. Thanks for the pictures buddy.

Well I posted right in the middle of you posting pictures, sorry Keith.
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We decided to take a chance and get the barge over to the dock on the left, where we would offload about 2,200 lbs. on to the sailboat. This we did very quickly, and Danny headed out. I followed a few minutes later.

Here Danny is watching the water level in the barge while keeping the Hiab forks under the last load as a precaution.
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On the way back - into a stiff headwind of course - there was a sizable sailboat on a collision course with me. Since he was under sail, it was his right of way, and I had to maneuver out of his way.

I got a pic after he had gone by in front of me doing about 8 knots plus. They were really cooking in that wind.
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