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Duck cabin update #7891798 07/06/20 03:16 PM
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Progress hasn't stopped so far as the end goal. Progress here is in full motion. Every spare minute is devoted to the island house. We are committed to having the house dried in by end of duck season. Thats a tall order. So I have been working on equipment and gathering materials. I picked up 100 4 foot by 8 foot 2 inch vapor barrier backed rigid foam insulation for 500 bucks. I have all the windows, double paned gas filled vinyl because we replaced ours after theb loods. I have all the metal roof r panel already. So now I started picking up old fence pickets. I need 1800 of them to finish the entire inside. I bough a plane. Check out the before and after the plane.
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Re: Duck cabin update [Re: wal1809] #7894792 07/08/20 10:30 PM
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I reckon I am going to have to evict a Mexican Eagle.

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Originally Posted by wal1809
I reckon I am going to have to evict a Mexican Eagle.

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Can you SAY that anymore?? roflmao I believe you mean you'll have to carefully relocate a Caracara Bird. And you might consider reparations. $


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How about a southern Canadian with wings? roflmao


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Re: Duck cabin update [Re: wal1809] #7898074 07/12/20 01:32 PM
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I tell you what has destroyed my planned timeline is equipment. The lower unit on my trp imploded. It was in the shop for a while waiting on parts, before I decided to tell them just put a whole new lower and props. In the meantime I rebuilt the pontoon and rebuilt a 140 hp evinrude. Theblower need a new seal kit, prop needed to be overhauled, new fuel pump.... yall know boat trouble stuff. I couldn't very well keep dipping a carbon steel trailer in salt water. So I broke it down and dipped it and put new everything. Took the fishing boat out for its first trip since the new lower and the water pump zipped. Dont know how or why a brand new pump would fail within the first few hours. It's back in the shop. The trailer for the pontoon boat is in the shop. It ain't up the left rear tire within 1500 miles. I got to checking with a tape measure. The left rear tire is toe out at the spindle by 5/8 inch. These were brand new tires and axles. From the pull point to the front 2 spindles the measurements are spot on. From pull point to the rear 2 spindles are off by 5/8s inch. Reaching into the trailer measure axle to axle they are perfectly parallel to each other within 1/32 of an inch. The only thing I can think of being the problem is the spindle was welded incorrectly when they were made. The spindle had to have warped as they welded it. They are welded in a jig. The problem is if you take it out of the jig too fast, warping could be an issue. We have an issue. We will see what the trailer place decides tomorrow.


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Keep the pics coming on the cabin! I like this thread

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Keep the pics coming on the cabin! I like this thread

I will be transporting materials like crazy up to August. Then I have to shut down for the snake avoidance season. I will hire a crew to build the porch all the way around. That way I dont waste time and money for scaffolding. Then on the opener of blue wings we lay the subfloor. Soon after that up goes the walls and roof all the way to dried in.


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Looking good. Teal season is gonna be a good one this year!

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For some reason I think your building this on poc Island? I got word that there is a bad fire in the island. Hoping your place didn't get hit


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Originally Posted by 2flyfish4
For some reason I think your building this on poc Island? I got word that there is a bad fire in the island. Hoping your place didn't get hit


I heard the fire was between the jetties and the airport. I also heard they got the fire out by back burning in the path the flames were headed. I reckon fire or hurricane is just as bad as the other. Somebody called and asked what I was going to do if it caught on fire. I said I reckon I'd have to choose to either start over or not. I certainly wasn't going to get bent over something I couldn't do anything about. Thank you for inquiring.


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Originally Posted by wal1809
I tell you what has destroyed my planned timeline is equipment. The lower unit on my trp imploded. It was in the shop for a while waiting on parts, before I decided to tell them just put a whole new lower and props. In the meantime I rebuilt the pontoon and rebuilt a 140 hp evinrude. Theblower need a new seal kit, prop needed to be overhauled, new fuel pump.... yall know boat trouble stuff. I couldn't very well keep dipping a carbon steel trailer in salt water. So I broke it down and dipped it and put new everything. Took the fishing boat out for its first trip since the new lower and the water pump zipped. Dont know how or why a brand new pump would fail within the first few hours. It's back in the shop. The trailer for the pontoon boat is in the shop. It ain't up the left rear tire within 1500 miles. I got to checking with a tape measure. The left rear tire is toe out at the spindle by 5/8 inch. These were brand new tires and axles. From the pull point to the front 2 spindles the measurements are spot on. From pull point to the rear 2 spindles are off by 5/8s inch. Reaching into the trailer measure axle to axle they are perfectly parallel to each other within 1/32 of an inch. The only thing I can think of being the problem is the spindle was welded incorrectly when they were made. The spindle had to have warped as they welded it. They are welded in a jig. The problem is if you take it out of the jig too fast, warping could be an issue. We have an issue. We will see what the trailer place decides tomorrow.


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