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Cleaning The Logs and Chinking Cracks.

Posted 06-19-2016 at 04:22 PM by Hardyreels

It's been almost 3 weeks since I hauled my pressure washer out to the cabin for a cleaning of the building. Things get dirty even though it's way off the road system. There is dirt and mildew because of the lake and rains so every 4 years I clean and maintain the exterior.

Things were going normal until the water pump on the pressure washer seized up, done, need new......... So I came home, ordered a new pump which arrived but is not the correct pump but that's another story huh?...
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Alaska Bush Handyman;

Posted 06-18-2016 at 08:07 PM by Hardyreels

It never seems to be finished does it? There are a lot of king salmon in right now but there are also a lot of people out trying to catch them. That is my excuse for not fishing for them myself, that and the fact I've caught my share and set priorities properly sometimes.

This past winter I hauled out lumber to build a good extension for my boat dock and last week I set about building it. I went out on Friday June 10th I think it was and came home last night so a seven day stay....
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Bush Handyman Part Two;

Posted 06-18-2016 at 08:01 PM by Hardyreels

Wind is a big deal out there and it can easily hit 40 mph coming down the lake from the Northwest. This means waves and pretty big ones too, in the past years the waves have torn to dock lose and drove it onto shore. So I'm trying to get things anchored better this time around.

I fixed 2 1/2" pipes to the walkway with 5/8" bolts and then pounded 6 foot 1 1/2 inch steel pipes down into the lake bed hoping to both anchor and to provide a means to accommodate rises and falls...
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Someone Ask About The Roll Cast;

Posted 04-03-2016 at 06:14 PM by Hardyreels

I jumped right in and started writing, wouldn't you know it, the original poster never came back to say any more. I shouldn't let that bother me and in reality it does not but I hate to write something that seems meaningful only to see it lost / buried in the inactive threads here.

Sooner or later someone else will ask the same question so I'll stash this here where I can find it

A good roll cast is executed in the same way that a good Spey cast is done but without...
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Each Winter Is Different Things Are Changing.

Posted 03-17-2016 at 06:21 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 06-24-2016 at 08:02 PM by Hardyreels

This post is just an attempt to share with those who read these entries as to what it is that I'm doing during winter. These past 3 winters have been warmer than even the 3 before them. Along with the warmer conditions there has been less snowfall with each progressing year. When you see pictures of the cabin try to remember that the snow you see piled around the sides is that which fell from the roof and so appears to be deep. Actually there is about 2.5 feet of compacted frozen snow on the ground...
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