Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Late April hauling materials across ice

Hayden and I spent most of March and April hauling material for the water tower, generator shed, board walk etc.
This photo was when we started hauling gas March 10. It was nice to have the excavator to clear out some walking paths and help unload some things.

Here we are later in March, still lots of snow. We were using our truck with tracks. Unfortunately we had trouble with one track and we not able to get much hauled in.

Hayden doing repairs to the track on our truck. We removed it, took it to town, repaired the bearings and brought it back up and reinstalled the track. But buy then ice conditions were not ideal for hauling 20,000 lb loads. So we switched to tracked UTVs

We made only 2 trips with our John deer gator on tracks and had mechanical problems with he gators engine. Hayden replaced the starter and the water pump / seals but there was still coolant in the engine. So we went with our Polaris ranger on tracks and back o the old tried and true method o o skidoo’s.

We used trailers to get thru the bush trail because the snow was gone and sleighs wouldn’t work well anymore.
We could have switched to sleighs on the lake but would have to transfer loads and had enough hard labor .  

By April 30 we were done with hauling. The ice  was not safe. We could have hauled small loads with snow machine but we had plenty of work to keep us busy waiting for the ice to go out.

We made one last trip hauling the skidoo’s out to the road. Then Hayden started installing the New honda 60s.

Hayden continued to install other motors like the 130 for our 20 foot work boat that we hauled in using the truck with tracks. This will be a great addition to our fleet of transport boats. We bought another one for a guest fishing boat so we are up to six 20 ft boats. 3 of which are guests fishing boats. Guests feel very safe and comfortable in these big stable roomy boats.

The excavator has made removing and installing motors much much easier. What used to be an all day job can be done in hours now. Hayden is busy cleaning up all the little things not he boats. So will be all ready for guest Sweeney you arrive. Our Lund Outfitters and PRO Vs are not longer brand new and  the maintenance will never end but we believe we have the finest fleet of guest operated boats at any remote camp in Canada. The nBrand new 2019 Honda 60 has are so sweet. They troll down to almost nothing. So no need for trolling motors. Plus they jump up on step and cruise at 33 miles per hour. So what snot to like. I will post a video so you can see how quiet and smooth the are.

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