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Old 06-09-2017, 03:25 AM   #46
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Re: Pulling a boat from Florida to Washington

I had it relatively very easy. This year there was so much snow. Our ski resorts had well in excess of 20 feet. It was nearly always precipitating. That trip was quite an adventure.

Now my son and I are building a seaside homestead in the Warm Beach community in Stanwood Wa. I had to excavate on a large portion of the 1/3 acre with an 1100 sq ft cabin/house for septic and to create patios, parking etc.

I received 10,000lbs of rock last week and we've started building dry-stack retaining walls. It'll probably require another 10k to build out all the walls that resulted from excavations.

The soil, slopes, subsurface water, building and health department codes and a house with a foundation that seems more suited to a deck than a house have been....exhillarating to contemplate stewardship of.

I've replanted the land that's been all mud since I hired a septic company to install an Oscar liw-flow system. I planted the land as a meadow with grasses, clover and wildflowers and put in a temporary irrigation system to get it started. Its starting to green up.

We've planted some apple trees and a fig and I may plant to supply bee colonies soon.

Inside the house we are pulling up some floors to replace insect-damaged joists and we arer rewiring as needed. W/o in I expect a major interior demolition/remodel to make better use of the floor space.

In ourr first year after moving from the sunshine State we endured the wettest winter on record, ever and the coldest winter in 30 years.

I've dive for some Dungeness crabs and they are common and easy. I hope to spear some soon. Keeping up with boat maintenance is a challenge with everything else going on.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:28 AM   #47
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Re: Pulling a boat from Florida to Washington

Good luck up there. Was up there last year with the family, did the tour of Wash and Oregon. One thing I noticed was the lack of barnacles on rocks, piers and pilings???
If you figure out why that is let me know. I just thought that was very odd. Maybe it was just the area I was in when I noticed it. We were in Astoria, visiting the Goonies...LOL
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:22 AM   #48
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Re: Pulling a boat from Florida to Washington

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I had it relatively very easy. This year there was so much snow. Our ski resorts had well in excess of 20 feet. It was nearly always precipitating. That trip was quite an adventure.

Now my son and I are building a seaside homestead in the Warm Beach community in Stanwood Wa. I had to excavate on a large portion of the 1/3 acre with an 1100 sq ft cabin/house for septic and to create patios, parking etc.

I received 10,000lbs of rock last week and we've started building dry-stack retaining walls. It'll probably require another 10k to build out all the walls that resulted from excavations.

The soil, slopes, subsurface water, building and health department codes and a house with a foundation that seems more suited to a deck than a house have been....exhillarating to contemplate stewardship of.

I've replanted the land that's been all mud since I hired a septic company to install an Oscar liw-flow system. I planted the land as a meadow with grasses, clover and wildflowers and put in a temporary irrigation system to get it started. Its starting to green up.

We've planted some apple trees and a fig and I may plant to supply bee colonies soon.

Inside the house we are pulling up some floors to replace insect-damaged joists and we arer rewiring as needed. W/o in I expect a major interior demolition/remodel to make better use of the floor space.

In ourr first year after moving from the sunshine State we endured the wettest winter on record, ever and the coldest winter in 30 years.

I've dive for some Dungeness crabs and they are common and easy. I hope to spear some soon. Keeping up with boat maintenance is a challenge with everything else going on.
The great thing about owning an old house is that you never have to worry about needing a hobby after that.

I had to look up the OSCAR system. Looks interesting. And expensive? I'm guessing 15-20k installed? I've been playing around with a design of my own which partly relies on deciduous trees for effluent disposal in heavy clay and/or high water tables. Seems to be working nicely.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:17 PM   #49
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Re: Pulling a boat from Florida to Washington

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No shortage of barnacles in this neck of the woods including Goose Barnacles riplipper. Like elsewhere in the world though there was a mass die off of starfish. Numbers are beginning to increase again I think. I see some fat, bright stars on the jetty at half moon bay when I'm surfing.
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