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    May 2022 dock launch. Had to move 2 of the 400 lb concrete anchors after the ice moved them 50+feet out of position. Than had to swim out to, dive down to and flip one of them over using a pry bar in the 5C recently ice covered frigid water. Swam out wearing wearing nothing but a pair of heavy work boots to help keep my feet on bottom while prying. My mid 50s body is getting a little old for that chit. Thank the gods for whiskey.


    First step was to reposition the 400 lb submerged anchors:





    The 2000 lb paddle board. Paddled the two pieces about 1/4 mile from the winter shelter spot to the summer dock location:





    Arrived





    Hoisting the ramp





    The homemade crane





    All done





    Now that the dock is out the spring bear hunt is on deck

    Edit to add a pic of what my forearms look like (pic taken this afternoon - Tuesday the 10th) after concrete wrestling on the bottom of the lake in 7 feet of frigid water:

    Last edited by Species8472; May 10th, 2022 at 09:22 PM.
    They say a man turns old when sorrow and regret take the place of hope and dreams

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    I like the homemade cantilever hoist, it even pins together. Pretty slick!

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    Species, thats just crazy. 5c is shrink-a-dink temp. I’m a scuba diver and wouldn’t dive at those temps even with a 7mil wetsuit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markster View Post
    Species, thats just crazy. 5c is shrink-a-dink temp. I’m a scuba diver and wouldn’t dive at those temps even with a 7mil wetsuit
    Yeah was actually a hard mental exercise to keep from hyper ventilating. Got out to the anchor and wasn't sure i could do it - but persisted and managed - total time in the water was probably less than 3 minutes. Sat in the 23C sun naked for about 20 minutes afterwards to recover.
    Last edited by Species8472; May 9th, 2022 at 05:54 PM.
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    Wow. I had a quick bath in my lake on the weekend just south of Sudbury and thought I was hardcore

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    Holy crap species that's cold, but sure does look nice and quite the view you have there

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    Job well done.
    I feel your pain!
    We have a huge property on two lakes which is non stop work!
    Last edited by Deer Hunter; May 10th, 2022 at 05:50 PM.
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    #@*^ That's Cold!.............That's putting it mildly!

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    Man oh man, that's a b*t*@h of a job! I would have happily sat on the shore drinking your whiskey shouting words of encouragement?
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    Nice job, that's a good reason to have friends that own cottages
    "Everything is easy when you know how"
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