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Old 11-12-2011, 07:54 PM   #5806
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I was wondering if you got any of that weather. What are they saying about the weather coming in from Alaska? From what I hear they really got hit hard up there.

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Old 11-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #5807
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I was wondering if you got any of that weather. What are they saying about the weather coming in from Alaska? From what I hear they really got hit hard up there.
They definitely had some very serious problems up there with that storm.

Our weather guys said it would affect the northern end of Vancouver Island but wasn't supposed to get down this far. Estimated 55 mph winds up at Port McNeil where our friends Nick & Helen live.

It takes heat to generate hurricane force winds and we are all wondering where that came from when the sea is covered with pack ice. Strange weather patterns we are getting these days.
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A few of the fir branches which landed on the house...

There's 10 times as much on the ground.
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Just one final wipe to go and all the grouting is finished in the solarium. Not bad, it only took me a year or so.
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That is what I was thinking about the high winds being created by heat also. I just don't see how a wind that high could produce snow also. It is good that you didn't catch it any worse than you did.

Your tile looks great Keith, the grout is kind deceiving, it looks like it should stain the tiles but it don't, I like it.
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That is what I was thinking about the high winds being created by heat also. I just don't see how a wind that high could produce snow also. It is good that you didn't catch it any worse than you did.

Your tile looks great Keith, the grout is kind deceiving, it looks like it should stain the tiles but it don't, I like it.
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It would stain those tiles easily Jim, except that they are well sealed first.
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Surprisingly, chain from the mooring to the float doesn't work well here. What happens is the sun reacts with the salt water, and any chain within about 10 feet of the surface gets eaten up very quickly.
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I'm glad you didn't have any serious damage from the wind. I was wondering if it was going to affect your area as I heard one news report that said it was going to hit the N.W. U.S.

The tile looks great - nice design. Since the post before the two pictures of the tiles was about the wind and fir branches landing on your roof, the first thing I thought of when I saw the two tile pictures was that water came in and got on the tiles. (Before I looked at the picture closer.)

Al cleaning the bottom of his boat while it's tipped sideways is a perfect example of making lemonade when life hands you a bowl of lemons.
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Unfortunately this was a lesson from experience!

What we find is that any mooring, no matter how good it is, seems to have a maximum life of about 7 years. I guess considering what a mooring has to go through that's really not bad.

It is usually one of the fittings which finally gives up.

What I do is to have at least one anchor out on a minimum of 100 feet of rode. I tie this to the float so that even if the mooring lets go the anchor should hold. I have two anchors attached to the mooring at the moment and I'm seriously considering adding a third if we are going to get any more winds like we had on the 11th.

Just got an email from Allen, and they dragged the boat off this morning......undamaged except for a few paint scratches. He said it was a hard pull to get it off.
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I'm glad you didn't have any serious damage from the wind. I was wondering if it was going to affect your area as I heard one news report that said it was going to hit the N.W. U.S.

The tile looks great - nice design. Since the post before the two pictures of the tiles was about the wind and fir branches landing on your roof, the first thing I thought of when I saw the two tile pictures was that water came in and got on the tiles. (Before I looked at the picture closer.)

Al cleaning the bottom of his boat while it's tipped sideways is a perfect example of making lemonade when life hands you a bowl of lemons.
All the weather services were saying that the North West US was going to get clobbered, and maybe they did. The passes inland were supposed to get snow, and given the rapid temperature drop when that wind came through I wouldn't doubt it for a split second.

Not one drop of water got into the house. I think it's pretty well immune to that.

I'll have to send Al your lemonade/lemons quote. He'll get a kick out of that!
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I'm glad you didn't have any serious damage from the wind. I was wondering if it was going to affect your area as I heard one news report that said it was going to hit the N.W. U.S.

The tile looks great - nice design. Since the post before the two pictures of the tiles was about the wind and fir branches landing on your roof, the first thing I thought of when I saw the two tile pictures was that water came in and got on the tiles. (Before I looked at the picture closer.)

Al cleaning the bottom of his boat while it's tipped sideways is a perfect example of making lemonade when life hands you a bowl of lemons.
Barb, that is the first thing Judy said when she saw the floor grout.

Keith, I remember you and Bud talking about sealing your tiles and I can sure see why it is necessary now.
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The terra cotta tiles are so porous I can just imagine the mess they would be unsealed. Ceramic and porcelain doesn't have that problem fortunately.
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Was this the last area (except for the kitchen) to be tiled and grouted?
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The kitchen is all tiled and grouted, now all that remains is the front entryway.
I plan on trying to get that cleared out today and then cut some easyboard for the floor.

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