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moondog

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PostWed May 22, 19 4:50 pm    Wunderbar update Reply with quote

Not much real estate available with the high water. With the prodigious quantity of sticks and the nasty blackberry thorns washing up on the beach, this is a very challenging launch. We had room for 3 kites today. If everyone that kites there this holiday picks up 20 sticks we would have room for 15 kites.

Bring some rakes down and do your part to help us maintain this launch. There was a huge stump that appeared today just off the main launch area. I moved it west and south so it wouldn't affect launching and landings. Who know where it will be tomorrow. I hit a log floating today on my foil and did a major face plant. Conditions are challenging and watch out for newbies and inform them of the conditions this holiday weekend!

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apctjb

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PostThu May 23, 19 6:34 am     Reply with quote

A half dozen people with rakes would make quick work of it and make for a safer place to launch.

Anyone up for a work party; Perhaps Sat or Sunday morning?

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Sella

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PostThu May 23, 19 7:15 am     Reply with quote

Count me in. Sat or Sun works. Wind forecasts look solid for a booming weekend ahead so let's pay some dues.

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ldhr

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PostThu May 23, 19 9:54 am     Reply with quote

I don't use Wunderbar but I want to help.
Every person who uses the Wunderbar is one less person at my beach Razz

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moondog

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PostThu May 23, 19 8:21 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Laird, I think I have enough volunteers from the active users on this side. We are meeting Saturday at 10:30. A couple of locals did a fair amount of raking late yesterday, but with the river going up and down so much we keep getting more deposits.
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apctjb

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PostFri May 24, 19 5:36 am     Reply with quote

Excellent; See you 10:30 Sat with a rake....

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Singlemalt

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PostFri May 24, 19 7:38 am     Reply with quote

I’ll be there. It should go pretty quick.
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moondog

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PostFri May 24, 19 7:45 am     Reply with quote

The punji sticks need to be removed. We need shovels and hand saws to dig below them and cut them off.
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Singlemalt

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PostFri May 24, 19 9:03 am     Reply with quote

Copy that
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Kmun

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PostFri May 24, 19 11:18 am    Tools:wheelbarrow w/wide float tires, lopers, P-fork? Reply with quote

1. Pitchforks will help move raked piles

2. Tree Lopers to those punji sticks will work well to cut deep below the surface.

3. I have a deep Rubbermade wheelbarrow but it has the narrow bicycle wheels.
Anyone have the one similar with the wide tires that have better float on sand?

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Singlemalt

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PostFri May 24, 19 12:10 pm     Reply with quote

Maybe those cheap plastic sleds or an old tarp to drag stuff over the sand.

One hazard I noticed was lots of bees in the damp sand and flotsam. If you happen to be allergic to these critters bring your epi pen. Seems like someone gets stung every time I’m down there. Mostly barefoot folks stepping on the bees.

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Anthony1234

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PostFri May 24, 19 3:00 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Moonkook the Wonder bars already cleaned up Sarge Did it and James and yesterday Heather did it too and cleaned it it's all done and ready to kite

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Anthony1234

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PostFri May 24, 19 3:05 pm     Reply with quote

And Laird stick to your own Beach and by the way I didn't know you you owned the event site it's your Beach

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moondog

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PostSat May 25, 19 7:52 am     Reply with quote

We still need to dig down below the punji sticks and saw them off, I doubt if anyone has done this yet. Shovels and hand saws needed
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Singlemalt

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PostSun May 26, 19 11:27 am     Reply with quote

Nice job, everybody, it looks great!

Can’t wait to see what low water reveals.

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