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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #920 on: July 17, 2020, 12:05:15 PM »
stringing extension cord for light by sawmill yesterday saw a wasp nest under edge of roof of polebarn.  Decided to take care of it this morning. Got out old can of spray and it didnt have much pressure so I got out a stepladder to get close so spray would reach.  Close enough one got me on right hand ring finger.  sprayed nest and stepladder tiped over.   Had a good handhold on 2x12 between poles and was able to get foot behind pole and another on tipped ladder. got down with only a lightly skinned knuckel.  
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #921 on: July 17, 2020, 08:30:48 PM »
Remember the Forestry Forum rules concerning LADDERS!

You got lucky!

Glad to hear it wasn't any worse!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #922 on: July 17, 2020, 09:09:33 PM »
   Thank you for the baton pass! I have carried it long enough and far enough lately. :D

   Sorry you got dinged up and glad it was not worse. I find a leaf blower works could to locate and defend yourself against wasps.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #923 on: July 17, 2020, 09:22:10 PM »
I lost my sawmill key today.  Only one that I had :).  How careless and stupid.  Now I am down and cannot saw. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #924 on: July 17, 2020, 09:27:33 PM »
Okay, Im beginning to feel Murphy sneaking around!  Ive been relatively dumb stuff free for too long!  On top of that Im launching a boat and trailering it at least a couple times every week.  So those of you who understand, pray for me!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #925 on: July 17, 2020, 10:37:49 PM »
@WDH is it a "real" key or one of the "one size fits all" small engine keys?  can you run a jumper to run, and use a screwdriver to start in the mean time?
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #926 on: July 18, 2020, 12:05:16 AM »
I lost my sawmill key today.  Only one that I had :).  How careless and stupid.  Now I am down and cannot saw.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #927 on: July 18, 2020, 08:18:29 AM »
Okay, Im beginning to feel Murphy sneaking around!  Ive been relatively dumb stuff free for too long!  On top of that Im launching a boat and trailering it at least a couple times every week.  So those of you who understand, pray for me!
All I'm gonna say is don't forget the plug  :D

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #928 on: July 18, 2020, 08:26:12 AM »
If anyone can find a key, it's Danny! smiley_guitarist smiley_guitarist 
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« Reply #929 on: July 18, 2020, 09:19:15 AM »
Okay, Im beginning to feel Murphy sneaking around!  Ive been relatively dumb stuff free for too long!  On top of that Im launching a boat and trailering it at least a couple times every week.  So those of you who understand, pray for me!
Long time age we put the boat in the water had a beer cooked hot dogs and berggers the boat was full of water it helps if you put the plug in first
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #930 on: July 18, 2020, 09:33:31 AM »

WDH perhaps the key from your lawnmower would fit......or maybe you just want the weekend off.


Murphy,

There is a guy that launched his boat at the local park and then pulled his Bronco and trailer up on to the ramp and went for a boat ride, when he returned to the ramp his Bronco and trailer was gone and just as he was thinking someone stole his vehicle he hit something with the boat motor and thought that was odd I've never hit a rock here before and why are their lights under the water?

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« Reply #931 on: July 18, 2020, 09:41:07 AM »
I lost my sawmill key today.  Only one that I had :).  How careless and stupid.  Now I am down and cannot saw.
Danny, my 9 year old who has a problem with touching things he shouldnt lost my key a few weeks ago.  I looked around a while, but then thought about my zero turn which also has a kohler command engine.  The key worked perfectly.  Later I talked to Sean about the key and found it on the ground where he had been playing with it.
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« Reply #932 on: July 18, 2020, 09:44:01 AM »
stringing extension cord for light by sawmill yesterday saw a wasp nest under edge of roof of polebarn.  Decided to take care of it this morning. Got out old can of spray and it didnt have much pressure so I got out a stepladder to get close so spray would reach.  Close enough one got me on right hand ring finger.  sprayed nest and stepladder tiped over.   Had a good handhold on 2x12 between poles and was able to get foot behind pole and another on tipped ladder. got down with only a lightly skinned knuckel.  
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« Reply #933 on: July 18, 2020, 09:47:28 AM »
I lost my sawmill key today.  Only one that I had :).  How careless and stupid.  Now I am down and cannot saw.
Danny:
Check the washer and the dryer.
Just a suggestion!
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« Reply #934 on: July 18, 2020, 10:38:05 AM »
   Not that it helps but I keep my keep on my main ring with my truck and house keys so pretty hard to lose. I did break one one time and took my spare to the local hardware and they had a blank to cut a spare. I was surprised but pleased they had the blank. 

   Don't get me started on the drain plug. Been there and done that too often. I once thought about inventing a floating flapper type valve/gate that automatically floats up and closes the drain when that happens. It could even drop down and drain the boat while traveling on plane. I never got around to it but if anybody here wants to capitalize on the idea go ahead - just send me any the money the idea makes. :D Its actually a brilliant idea even if some of you don't realize it. ;D
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« Reply #935 on: July 18, 2020, 10:45:22 AM »
some of the race sailboats have them through the bottom.  in my old sail boats, if you got up some speed you could pull the rear plug and get water out.  you always want to pay close attention to be sure the water depth is getting less and not more.  and for sure do not drop the plug overboard or have a spare if you are out in the middle of the lake.
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« Reply #936 on: July 18, 2020, 10:52:41 AM »
I worked at a marina if you could call it that for a short time, the owner didn't have all his apples in one box. One day he backed a customers trailer into the water, the boat didn't float off so backed in further. Still no joy so he kept going! The trailer dropped off the end of the ramp so now he is stuck. He put the Land Rover in low range and hammered it, the boat and trailer came out but the axle was still in the mud. He yelled at me for not ensuring the plug was installed, I got in my car and left.
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« Reply #937 on: July 18, 2020, 11:08:44 AM »
@sawguy21 ,

  I thought you were fixing to tell us he forgot to unhook the tie downs. :D (Don't ask me how I thought of that. ::))

@doc henderson ,

  A few months after we first married I took my wife fishing at my dad's place in N. Fla. The stern plug was so worn it would work its way out. Not being mechanically inclined enough to tighten the screw in the end to swell the gaskets a fudge I would first crank up the little outboard and get up on plane till the water ran out then put the plug back in. I finally cut a stick long enough to wedge between the plug and a cross piece on the boat which worked the rest of the day. We fished till dark then were returning by moonlight. I had my wife sit in the bottom of the boat so I could see any Vee ahead indicating a snag. I rounded a curve too close and ran completely aground on a sandbar and the gallon or so of water left in the bottom of the boat rushed forward and wet her butt. I love her dearly but I must confess my wife has a tendency to get excited and exacerbate the problem. She jumped up and started screaming "We're sinking, we're sinking." I told her "Sit down. We can't sink. We're aground!" The water could not have been 3" deep. I had to take my boots off and push us back into water deep enough to float us off."
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« Reply #938 on: July 18, 2020, 12:12:04 PM »
Inflatable boats like Zodiac and others are self bailing.  They have a one way valve that is just as @WV Sawmiller describes.  While on plane it lets water out.  The trouble is they can be a little leaky, so if you sit in one place for a long time it will take on a bit of water.  We had trouble with one of our rescue boats.  If we left it pulled up to shore for a long time it would take on water.  Took a few minutes at plane to drain it all out.  

When I worked on Saganaga Lake in MN we would drive the boats all the time with the plug out to drain water.  Once I was doing this and pulled up alongside the game warden's boat just to talk and forgot I had the drain out.  We talked until I realized I had taken on about 8 inches of water.  I all of a sudden said I gotta go and took off.  It took me an hour to get all that water out since the 9.9 merc would not go that fast in the first place.
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« Reply #939 on: July 18, 2020, 12:24:23 PM »
@WV Sawmiller if you were already married, no real reason to get a flat tire, run out of gas, or run aground.   ;) :) :D  .  the trouble in a sail boat is they tend to lean a bit depending on the tack you are on.  something called the pendulum effect gets worse as the water increases.  not fun unless you want to practice righting your boat and retrieving all your stuff that floats, and saying good bye to the stuff that does not.  sail_smiley
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