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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 01:45 PM
You know, my normal recreational stuff!

Last Thursday, my son didn't exactly follow me and 'rocked out' with his boat; meaning he hit bottom and he chopped power and was promptly stuck. He did the right thing by killing the engine so that he didn't throw a bunch of gravel through his jet unit and damage it. Where he hit was about 30' downstream and it was about 2" deep.

He's still learning how to read the water, and this incident was a great learning opportunity for him. If he'd been 6 feet further to his right, he'd have been just fine.

Anyway, since this happened at the cabin instead of miles away somewhere else, we simply unloaded the boat and when it was empty it floated off the bottom and no harm was done. He had about 2,000 pounds in there at the time.

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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 01:48 PM
The fleet of ATVs grows.

The little grey one there I've had around the house for a while now, but it'll get more use up there. I put new tires on it and rebuilt the carb, and she's good to go.

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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 01:49 PM
At the launch in Talkeetna, loading the boats with building materials.

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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 01:50 PM
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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 01:51 PM
Unloading at the cabin.

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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 01:53 PM
Up at my favorite fishin' hole.

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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 01:56 PM
And just for @Abbey (http://www.debatepolicy.com/member.php?u=11) : a few shots of a mama moose & her newborn calf crossing the river.

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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 02:00 PM
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NightTrain
06-30-2016, 02:05 PM
And finally, the solar panels I installed at the cabin. We now have 2 battery banks that are completely isolated from each other, fed by their own solar panel. I can select which bank I want to run the cabin from by a flip of a switch.

Now the only time I need to run the generator is when we're using power tools. I thought about installing an inverter, but I don't see what the benefit would really be - and those are very hard on batteries.

I'll take up some Panduit to enclose the wiring and protect it when I go up tomorrow. The panels look like windows from the river, so it doesn't look bad IMO.

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Elessar
06-30-2016, 03:12 PM
Curse You, and your marvelous pictures!:laugh:

P.S....they look wonderful!

Abbey
06-30-2016, 03:56 PM
Love the pics!

:2up:

Kathianne
06-30-2016, 07:32 PM
You have a slew of toys! Pics so such fun!

hjmick
06-30-2016, 08:06 PM
Damn kids.







Oh... and I hate you.


I love Alaska. I want to live in Alaska.


Nice pics, NT. Keep them coming.

darin
07-01-2016, 02:24 AM
I love it Rick. You are for-sure living the life.