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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2021, 11:44:32 AM »
Another tow in progress as Iím typing this . Speed of 3.6 knots so lots of time . 105 logs in tow this time . Smooth on the water so thatís good .

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Logs a balsam fir and spruce .

We log in winter only .

Stack by the shoreline and then tow by boat in the spring after the ice melts . 

It salt water ( ocean ) 

We use the ebb and flow of the tides to help us

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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2021, 03:05:55 PM »
And you have cell reception out there?
That's great!
Lucky you, most of Middle Canada only has cell service near the Trans Canada Highway or built up areas.
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« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2021, 09:10:58 PM »
Cell service just new here last summer . We have coverage along the shore line pretty much . Not much in over the land 

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« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2021, 05:47:39 AM »
 

 Last 130 logs from our pile that we cut in the winter . Rafted and towed home . 



 So this pile is now all home at the mill and we have about 1/2 of them sawed.

Good going for two older persons . 

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« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2021, 10:10:45 AM »
Nice work Sir 
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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2021, 02:08:55 PM »
It appears that you've got a good system going - well done!
How long will it take to mill this half of your lumber?
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« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2021, 04:55:51 AM »
We mill only on a part time basis . It varies a lot . We may mill for a few days then plane for a day . 

Summer coming up so milling will slow down . Once fall arrives we may pick up the pace . Very much hit and miss.

This is just a hobby/passion of mine 


 

In the process of building a new dock so working at this as well . We work at retired speed ( slow)Ē
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« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2021, 09:07:15 AM »
The timbers look fresh cut from your mill, nice and straight.
The verticals on that cribbing look really tall - how big are the tides in your bay? 
With projects like yours, this has gone way past a "hobby" label. This is full on construction. 👍👍👍
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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2021, 05:56:02 AM »
The timberís are fresh cut of the mill . The average tide here is 5 ft .
 Vertical members will be trimmed after . There is a section to be added to the end that will ( tip up ) during winter freeze up hence the two extra tall vertical posts at the end . These will have pulleys to pull up the drawbridge end so to speak . 

Itís a project 

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« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2021, 09:48:42 AM »
Curious as to how long those untreated timbers will last in that environment. 
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« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2021, 10:09:46 AM »
where is "here" again.. if youre willing to share?  how far do you have to tow these logs?
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« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2021, 12:45:27 PM »
Mike; From Upstate NY, follow the blue line NorthEast to Harrington Harbour, Quebec (lots of trees). 
Then, head out to sea, and across the Provincial boundary, to a number of Newfoundland islands (no trees at all), which is where QuebecNewf lives. 
Back in 2016, a FF somebody wondered the same thing - they were pondering a drop-by for coffee. . . . I'm thinking that would be a pricey coffee.   :D


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« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2021, 02:13:31 PM »
Ive been trying to sketch out a family tree for the kids and have got my namesakes side figured back 9 generations to seal cove ( new chelsea ) in trinity bay.  Theres a lot of belbens there, conception bay and st johns.   So the landscape is extra interesting to me, i was just wondering if any of my ancestors ever looked at the same foreign (to me) shoreline.  
  

7 generations of deep sea fisherman and i dont like grabbing a bluegill.   What a shame i must be to them! :D
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« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2021, 03:06:35 PM »
Last year my wife and I  got at the end of the road which is Kagaska. Quebecnewf live another 150 kms ( I guess ) farther and by boat only. I love that coast. We were not able to meet ...may be another year. I asked about him at a fisherman at the dock in Kagaska and he knew him!!! 150 kms away!!! A lot of people in my own village don't even know me !! Another world

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Re: First attempt at log tow this year ( no joy)
« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2021, 09:34:25 PM »
Great work and Thanks for the pics.
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« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2021, 12:56:36 PM »
Curious as to how long those untreated timbers will last in that environment.
Timberís last along time . Itís salt water of course . The biggest problem is that some type of small white worm eats the wood. These only exist at the lowest wood on the dock . They eat those timberís and then the rocks spill out of the crib and you have to rebuild . They eat treated wood as well so thatís not an option . 
The island we live on is part of Quebec not NFLD . 
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« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2021, 08:21:59 PM »
Thanks QN.
I stand corrected.
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« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2021, 06:53:11 AM »
Curious as to how long those untreated timbers will last in that environment.
Timberís last along time . Itís salt water of course . The biggest problem is that some type of small white worm eats the wood. These only exist at the lowest wood on the dock . They eat those timberís and then the rocks spill out of the crib and you have to rebuild . They eat treated wood as well so thatís not an option .
The island we live on is part of Quebec not NFLD .
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You don't have larch near you. I think it could last longer. All the piles under Venice are larch.  Western red cedar could may be do too. Cypress or yew as well. 
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« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2021, 08:05:57 PM »
We do have larch but very scattered now . It was all cut out years ago for boat building . 

I agree larch would be lots better and if I could I would build with it . Itís a great wood .

Iím not sure but Iím thinking the worms could eat that as well . I saw a piece of 10x 10 from the federal wharf here that had the centercompletly eaten out of it . Now this is black creosote treated wood , real nasty stuff . I canít believe anything could eat that and live . .

These worms seem to be a new thing here . My dad never saw them when he built docks etc in his days .

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