Now that the permits have all been approved the landscaping company has been able to resume work on the pond. The shore line is being constructed here using rocks and the rubber liner will be concealed when it’s all done.
Some random people drove up, jumped on top of my rock wall, and started photographing the boat. While I don’t mind, if they’re just curious, I also don’t want people getting hurt and then suing. So it might be time to put in a better hedge.
In a much earlier post from a couple of years ago I talked about plowing a field and planting hay, etc. well that field needed some major work and we don’t have the right equipment. A local farmer came over with a serious no-nonsense tractor and took care of it for us. It was really fun to watch.
I wish I had a before picture because it was just terrible… felt like a WW1 battlefield with trenches and all sorts of nonsense and he just smoothed that all out with his giant tractor and rototiller attachment.
A very big and impressive crane came out and pulled this huge ramp right out of the water. I asked the crane truck operator if he could lift my boat out (~35,000 pounds – just in case we had to make repairs to the pond that required draining) and he said he could so that was encouraging.
I added an area to play warhammer in the boat salon. I used three 24×48” folding tables (for easy stowage in rough seas) with the Forgeworld realm of battle terrain on top.
I put a few lights out on the deck railing and hung a wreath off the bow… looks pretty cool.
1963 Chris Craft Constellation 46′
I had to go diving in the pond to retrieve the metal boat stands, wood cribbing, tarps, old carpet, and plywood that the boat was standing on prior to adding water. The water was very cold; probably around 35 degrees F.