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Author Topic: Hurricane Irma and Camp  (Read 4085 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Hurricane Irma and Camp
« on: September 16, 2017, 11:13:36 AM »
Got a call from Split Toe yesterday (9-15-2017) afternoon...he said that the camp was hit pretty darn bad with the winds from Hurricane Irma. He was telling me that it did not look good and described Jap51 and my trailer got the most damage...Both hit with trees limbs posing as Missiles when they got launched by the wind. Deerhead, Metalman's and Split Toe's campers are OK, made it through with little damage. Looks like Jap51 camper got breached by the tree limb and suffered water damage.....Cobb Guy and Jap51 share a camper together....

Right now I'm sure Split Toe and Cobbguy and who knows who else is down there probably Jap51 and Metalman. Jap51 use to be a part time contractor and can really build things. Some of the pictures he has shown us looks like a professional did the work...and You all know about metalman abilities...I am sure we will work our way through this event, but it changes everything about the season. Sure we will work then hunt some, but the cook shack is much more important place at camp, well maybe next to the Camp Crapper. That is a work or art within itself....but will wait to The minds of the camp to come up with a game plan and adjust our schedules around getting camp back into shape.

My camper/trailer roof got destroyed in the process. Will have to replace it completely, Split Toe told me that a few things fell but the camper did not get breached and there is not water damage....so when they come up with a game plan, I will adjust my schedule around the crew....we are all a bunch of retired guys and we are not who we used to be....We do have a few good backs and young bodies in the club.....

Attached are some pictures of the Jap Camper and and mine before and after....first picture (2760) is Jap51 camper....second picture is my camper taken back in July of this year. Third picture is of my Camper taken after Irma. As you can see we have our work cut out for us.....

 

 
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 11:46:06 AM »
I'm glad we took the dead trees down before the storm, the big tree we took down probably would have split your camper open.


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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 12:38:09 PM »
good luck w/ the clean up. be careful getting the trees off. they are widow makers. i had a very large maple fall on my pole barn. they are a bugger to get off safely. don't be afraid to use some ropes to prevent a bad situation even if you don't think you need to. they twist in the craziest ways


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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 01:03:34 PM »
Really sorry to hear and see the damage. Hope you can get everything up and running soon and inexpensively! Be careful!!
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 03:13:52 PM »
What a mess. You boys have a lot of work ahead of you.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 03:23:12 PM »
Boballistic I'm going down Friday we'll get that tree off the roof in no time. Then the rebuilding begins. Here's a little video to entertain you of the Metalman doing a little tree work today. https://youtu.be/5HqEgqLNswk


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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 03:39:41 PM »
i cringe when i see ladders and chainsaws. be safe
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 07:03:44 PM »
I can always load up tools instead of guns, to get you all up and running. Let me know what need to be done. Jap needs to get with it, that tree landed right on my bed  --7-8-9

I'm assuming the crapper faired the storm pretty well, I agree 100% on priorities: Cook shack, crapper then what ever else.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 07:19:49 PM »
Be careful! That ladder should be lashed. I don't see any safety belt/line on the person in the tree on the video.

In other words, falling from 25 feet for a 150 pound person:

Time to ground 1.28 seconds

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Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 08:26:19 PM »
Flint you need to look closer I am wearing my bugs goggles, hard hat, safety belt tied into tree, and ladder is securely ties to tree at a safe level ain't my first rodeo, I've been cutting trees for 20+ years. Would of have used climbing spikes just didn't want to damage tree and my safety belt is not made to hang from a rope line.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2017, 07:18:37 AM »
Metalman - Thank you for your effort in keeping the camp going...yes thank goodness during work weekend you took some of those dead trees down....thank you - thank you....

I feel like by the end of the season, the camper will have a new roof on it....just got to be patience and work together on getting it fixed. But the first things first, we need to fix Jap51 Camper so he and Cobb Guy won't be sleeping in the water.....need to fix that breach first...think mine will be OK with a new roof on it....

Knowing the guys down there, they will probably clear off the tree, rip off the roof and start using what can be re-used.....so it will be plenty of fish house and Mexican dinners to be bought for the guys down there.....

Flint - That is a quick 1.28 seconds!!!

Gut - Will probably be going down this weekend for an assessment myself, it is a 5 hour drive one way for me...so I cannot just jump in my truck and head south and be there in an hour.....but that means it will be an extra trip down there for me.....maybe I should by a home down near the club, they have plenty of land for sale and put a double wide on it and call it home from Sept to Jan....the misses would not like that.....

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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 07:35:14 AM »
Major bummer on the damage but looks like you re making a good start at putting it back together.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 08:27:21 AM »
Bo, I have a generator, a compressor, Air tools - framing nailer, finish nailer etc. Power tools, and such that I can haul with me if needed. Of course the labor comes with all.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2017, 09:02:32 AM »
Gut - Thanks for the offer, it is a long way for you to get down there...stay at home until late Oct and then head south.....I have three Honda Generators and between all of us at camp with all have power tools....

This weekend may make the trip down just to get an idea of what I need to do and start the demolition and see what I can salvage...coming down with Sinus infection, I can feel it coming on...was in bed for 15 hours yesterday, man I feel like crap.....so hopefully I can shake this and get to the range this week and begin working with the 26 Nosler and then pack up and head South...have already put the power tools, Hammer, nails. After I get back Thursday from the range, will put both fiberglass ladders in the truck, I need to clear a path so I can get in and out of the camper.....

Are you still coming down the hunt week this year ???......
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Re: Hurricane Irma and Camp
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2017, 11:50:03 AM »
Man I hate to see all that damage, but glad it's not y'alls primary residences!  Best of luck getting it cleaned up and be safe doing so.

 

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