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First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« on: April 15, 2021, 05:34:55 AM »
 

 

 

 

Went to the river to attempt a log tow yesterday . Sad to say there is still some ice along the river bank so we had to return empty handed.

To bad as it was a beautiful day. Winds were calm and it was warm and sunny.

We have been plagued by strong easterly winds for a week or more and the long range forecast is for another full week of the same coming again .

No choice but to wait on the weather . Canít fight Mother Nature.

( not sure why One pic is up side down )

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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 08:32:35 AM »
Sorry about the ice/wind but really enjoying the pics.  
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 08:42:41 AM »
ditto.

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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 08:51:41 AM »
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 09:16:07 AM »
at first I thought it was reflecting off the lake, but then realized that was the sky.   :)
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 09:52:35 AM »
Ironic.
During the winter, there wasn't enough ice to allow you to cross over to the mainland.
Now that it's Spring, you've got too much ice to let you retrieve the logs. 
You're right about Mama Nature - adapt and overcome.
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2021, 10:41:50 AM »
i see some line, and in one pic, but it looks pretty light.  what is the mechanism used to get these in the water.  are they staged with roped attached that allow easy movement into the water.  I have seen some pretty smart ideas on some of the Alaska shows, no personal experience.  
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2021, 07:12:57 PM »
We roll them of the bank into the water . Hitch them into racks of 20 then attach them to the main tow line one rack behind the other .

Still no luck on the machine search . Not able to travel and not finding anything online yet that I like

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This is what It looks like when ready to tow 

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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 05:33:59 AM »
Good luck next time.
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2021, 01:44:11 PM »
That sure looks similar to what we see on the coast and our larger lakes. I really enjoy your posts and pictures. 8)
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2021, 03:34:42 PM »
It's like a log CONVOY!
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2021, 06:10:06 AM »
 


Well we finally got a tow home to the mill (145)

Just made it though . Lost the front oil seal on the transmission just as we arrived .



 
Here they are at the door at last . We have sawed 50 of them and have repaired the transmission .

Going to try for another tow tomorrow . We are continually plagued by strong winds at this time of year so itís a waitin game .

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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2021, 06:12:51 AM »
Looks like things are starting to move forward,

nice job

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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2021, 06:54:17 AM »
Some of those logs look rather long. How long a log can your mill take? Or do you cut them to shorter lengths?

BTW, I love your pictures.

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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2021, 07:30:30 AM »
I am still curious about the mechanics of getting them in and out of the water.  I saw rope and imagined an elaborate way that they all fell into the water and ready to tow directly from the shore, and then onto your raised bunks.  Maybe you just have to work you bum off.   :)
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2021, 08:27:55 AM »
...I have seen some pretty smart ideas on some of the Alaska shows, no personal experience.  
Doc don't sell yourself short, you have some good ideas too! :)

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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2021, 06:35:11 AM »
Always enjoy seeing how you get your logs to the mill.
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2021, 09:57:11 AM »
Watered wood, nice, adds value but more important makes for better quality lumber. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2021, 06:43:40 PM »
Very nice looking logs. Clean,straight and nice diameter to handle.
Great job by all involved.
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