PDA

View Full Version : oaks


fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 01:35 PM
well, the boating will have to wait another weekend. Here is my project, 27 B&B Live Oaks 3" caliper 11' tall. I'll be working my boxer and 36" auger pretty hard at sun up tommorrow.

fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 01:44 PM
Moved to florida hoping to boat more than MA but it never seems to work out that way. I did shoot out into the harbor yesterday with my boat, only because I hadnt run it in over two months and I wanted to burn some gas and get some fresh fuel in there. Anyway, this was the picture I took of a wooden schooner at fishermans village punta gorda yesterday. Flat calm water and a great day, too bad it was a twenty minute cruise to get fuel and back to the dock :(

Ric
02-18-2011, 08:13 PM
Moved to florida hoping to boat more than MA but it never seems to work out that way. I did shoot out into the harbor yesterday with my boat, only because I hadnt run it in over two months and I wanted to burn some gas and get some fresh fuel in there. Anyway, this was the picture I took of a wooden schooner at fishermans village punta gorda yesterday. Flat calm water and a great day, too bad it was a twenty minute cruise to get fuel and back to the dock :(

Fl Land

PICTURE OF A KETCH not a schooner.

Ketch has a taller mass in the front, A schooner has the taller mass in the Aft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schooner

fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 08:51 PM
Fl Land

PICTURE OF A KETCH not a schooner.

Ketch has a taller mass in the front, A schooner has the taller mass in the Aft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schooner

Believe it or not when I posted that I said to myself "if thats not technically a schooner ric will point it out" I knew it had something to do with masts, but thats all I knew. Thanks for the correction. Oh and at least you got the "aft" we call the "front" the "bow":laugh:

fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 08:52 PM
oh, and I was talking about the ship in the background up on the building....did you think I meant the Ketch???:laugh:

Ric
02-18-2011, 09:09 PM
Believe it or not when I posted that I said to myself "if thats not technically a schooner ric will point it out" I knew it had something to do with masts, but thats all I knew. Thanks for the correction. Oh and at least you got the "aft" we call the "front" the "bow":laugh:

Fl Land

I could have said the Foremast was taller on a Ketch than a Schooner. I also could have spelled Mast correctly. In either case a schooner or Ketch will have the Aft mast forward of the Rudder post. A Yawl will have a Mizzenmast aft of the Rudder post. The Ketch in your picture is rigged with a self tacking Jib and standard reefed sails. A more modern Ketch might be rigged with Roller Reefing.

Many years ago I was into sailing and did a lot of it. Today I would rather start a motor, it is a lot less trouble.

Ric
02-18-2011, 09:11 PM
oh, and I was talking about the ship in the background up on the building....did you think I meant the Ketch???:laugh:

Nope Not a schooner either. That is a Frigate.

fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Nope Not a schooner either. That is a Frigate.

I know.......I was trying to be funny.

fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Fl Land

I could have said the Foremast was taller on a Ketch than a Schooner. I also could have spelled Mast correctly. In either case a schooner or Ketch will have the Aft mast forward of the Rudder post. A Yawl will have a Mizzenmast aft of the Rudder post. The Ketch in your picture is rigged with a self tacking Jib and standard reefed sails. A more modern Ketch might be rigged with Roller Reefing.

Many years ago I was into sailing and did a lot of it. Today I would rather start a motor, it is a lot less trouble.

never really was into sailing myself, although I can see the pleasure in it. I have always been on the water, starting in 9th grade when I built a boat in my cellar out of marine plywood threw a small outboard on it and took it out to all the boston harbor islands for a summer. My grandfather and uncle were lobstermen and I have owned a boat continuosly since I built that boat in ninth grade. Mostly center console outboard fishing boats. The one I have now is a 22' center console with a f-150 four stroke yamaha I bought new about 3 years ago when I traded in my 17' center console.

Ric
02-18-2011, 09:27 PM
never really was into sailing myself, although I can see the pleasure in it. I have always been on the water, starting in 9th grade when I built a boat in my cellar out of marine plywood threw a small outboard on it and took it out to all the boston harbor islands for a summer. My grandfather and uncle were lobstermen and I have owned a boat continuosly since I built that boat in ninth grade. Mostly center console outboard fishing boats. The one I have now is a 22' center console with a f-150 four stroke yamaha I bought new about 3 years ago when I traded in my 17' center console.

Hey

I am boat owner also. I have a 8 ft John boat and a set of Paddles. So don't think you are getting over.

fl-landscapes
02-18-2011, 09:31 PM
Hey

I am boat owner also. I have a 8 ft John boat and a set of Paddles. So don't think you are getting over.

All boats have their nitch, my brother in law has a 50' sea ray......useless to someone like me (not that I could buy one anyway) but I wasnt bragging, if I was I would have said 42' not 22' My boat isnt anything special but its a good seaworthy boat that gets me and the family safely too and from fishing or boating trips. Thats all I need. And if I wanted to get into some shallow redfishing in the mangroves we would need to take your boat.

gregory
02-18-2011, 09:56 PM
i would go fishing with a good friend of mine when he had his boat. we would go out in the gulf but it seems we would do more drinking at the lani kai then we would fish. he's up north now he got a job with u.s. customs. he's in the ass hole of ny

fl-landscapes
02-19-2011, 07:31 PM
i would go fishing with a good friend of mine when he had his boat. we would go out in the gulf but it seems we would do more drinking at the lani kai then we would fish. he's up north now he got a job with u.s. customs. he's in the ass hole of ny

Believe it or not I dont drink much unless I am on vacation and that includes fishing trips. Too hot out there to be dehydrated from alcohol. Well trees went in fairly smooth today, here are some pics. Thats my brother in the hole shaping it to accomadate the shape of the root ball better. 36" auger sure is a labor saver.

zturncutter
02-19-2011, 09:38 PM
That's a nice machine you have there!

tallrick
02-20-2011, 12:59 AM
Amazing to use that mini machine to auger holes. Hopefully you do not encounter any rock. If I ever get another boat I want to get a steamboat like the african queen. No more gas, fill er up with wood waste please!

fl-landscapes
02-20-2011, 08:10 AM
Amazing to use that mini machine to auger holes. Hopefully you do not encounter any rock. If I ever get another boat I want to get a steamboat like the african queen. No more gas, fill er up with wood waste please!

there was very little rock, roots were an issue in a few places and they really slow things down. A hole that had lots of roots could be 20 minutes a hole with no roots 1 minute. Yes it is amazing that little machine can power a 36" auger. Its got an 1800# lift capacity too.

Florida Gardener
02-20-2011, 09:18 AM
Posted via Mobile Device