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Old 05-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #6436
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Maybe after the trip to the dentist it may be a blessing for the rain, to make you rest a little.

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Old 05-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #6437
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Maybe after the trip to the dentist it may be a blessing for the rain, to make you rest a little.
No such luck Jim. There is a break in the rain and I will be getting the goodies from the boat shortly!
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We had a bump in the tide at 2:05 this afternoon, and somewhere around that time I brought the loaded canoe in. The water was 70 paces out, but it will be right in at 1:25 am tomorrow morning.
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The canoe might have been a bit overloaded this time. Actually, it felt a bit top heavy when I was paddling it in. Perhaps I should have put this in to two loads...oh well, it's done now.
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Then after I got the canoe unloaded and everything up to shore, I went out and towed three logs in that have been on the mooring for several days now.

You can't see all of it, but the longest is about 35 feet long.
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The canoe might have been a bit overloaded this time. Actually, it felt a bit top heavy when I was paddling it in. Perhaps I should have put this in to two loads...oh well, it's done now.
Would all of it have floated if the canoe tipped?
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Would all of it have floated if the canoe tipped?
Let's see...the 2 x 4's would float. The bark chips would float. Don't know about the bags of potting soil...maybe. And I think the peat moss would float. The only thing that would sink would be me.
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I spotted my neighbour's dinghy high up on the rocks across the bay just before dinner. I will have to go over and make sure it gets tied up before dark...obviously broke off its' mooring again. I think this is the third time.
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This morning before brekky, I cut up the three logs that came in yesterday and got the rounds up on to the splitting area. There's about 90 rounds there.
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After breakfast it was time to start on the viewing platform.

I have a couple of bamboo screens I got from Coombs which are to be incorporated into the building, as you will see.

Back views of getting started.
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Next I needed some sort of beam to span the back wall and contain the one screen. So I commandeered one of the cutouts from the bridge over the pond.

Here I am using the hole-in-the-board trick as a guide to drill the holes in the underside of the beam to catch the tops of the side verticals on the screen.
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Once that was done, I could set the beam in place, and it would capture the back screen.

There are two similar capture holes drilled in the deck. Yes, I remembered to drill drain holes.
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The front beam was next, mounted on two posts, about 10 1/4" higher to provide a good slope. These beams will hold the roof rafters.

I used the other bridge cutout for this one, but a shorter section.
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Next was to work out the rafters, cut them out and fit in place.
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Couple more good-bye views, it was dinner time when I got this far and just starting to rain again. Good timing!
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