FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by Rover1 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:20 pm

HI Narfi,
You live in a truly beautiful area. Love the dog. Looks like he has high hopes on that root though.
Wish I could go back to Alaska. Most beautiful place on earth.
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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by narfi » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:34 am

We went camping a couple of nights last weekend but I never got around to posting pictures, here they are.

We headed out Friday around 3. Bought burgers to go at the food truck and launched by 3.30
Headed up the lake about 45 minutes and pulled off just before the sandbar at the head of the lake and put on the old nasty prop.
Then we braved the channel up into the little lake..... made it part way before running aground and I jumped out and walked it a hundred feet or so through the shallowest part then we carefully motored up the rest of the way into the little lake. (Never did hit the prop I had it up pretty high and shut down the instant the boat hit sand) the channel is about 8-10ft wide right against the cliff, but the glaciel silt makes it impossible to differentiate from the huge sandbar it cuts through. During high water earlier in the summer its deeper but it was about 2ft average and 3-6 inches over the sandbar, barely up to my ankles.

Once in the lake it got back to 100ft deep or deeper though with cliffs straight up all around, the pictures font do it justice on just how massive and awsome it looks.

We camped at the mouth of a river/creek below a huge waterfall we hiked upto on Saturday, about an hour hike up the bear trails to get there. Pretty rough going and had to cross the creek a couple times, huge borders make it a bit scarry. Brutus doesn't know how to swim and wouldn't cross.... i had to drag/throw him across while knee deep in the middle of the rapids :p

We took landons canoe and every imaginable luxury. Camp chairs, blow up mattresses two tents, though landon and brutus got cold and crawled in with us the second night. And totes and totes of food and spare clothes for landon..... he goes through clothes at an impossible rate. ("OK you are dry now, these are your pj's, dont get them wet....." turn around 30 seconds later he is chest deep in the lake............)

We motored around the lake enjoying the scenery Saturday night just looking up at all of God's beauty in the cliffs and waterfalls, could even see part of a glacier up between a couple of mountain peaks.

The canoe got lots of use, we sent landon out with it to collect firewood multiple times and the creek we were at was silly, so over to a smaller creek to get drinking water as well. I went up the lake a bit with him on Saturday and we went into some of the little hollows/caves at the base of some of the cliffs, one was big enough we could turn the canoe around in, one had a crevice going back up at an angle further than we could see, landon wanted to explore it but we didn't have a flashlight with us.

All in all a great weekend for both of our bateau boats :)
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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:02 pm

Such a beautiful place!!! Jeff

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:48 pm

Really well done Narfi!!! If you don't mind, I want to add your video to our YouTube section on the new website!!! Jeff

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by narfi » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:58 pm

Certainly :)
We went kind of slow so the drone could keep up, but its amazing how well it could follow us and how steady the footage was. My friend owns and operates it and put the video together for us.

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by VT_Jeff » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm

narfi wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Certainly :)
We went kind of slow so the drone could keep up, but its amazing how well it could follow us and how steady the footage was. My friend owns and operates it and put the video together for us.
Amazing indeed! I kept wondering if some of the shots were from a plane!
There are only two seasons in Vermont: boating season, and boat-building season.

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:16 pm

Great work Narfi, it will go up on the site tomorrow afternoon!!! Jeff

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by BB Sig » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:22 pm

Great video, boat and scenery!

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Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

Post by cape man » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:19 pm

Living the dream!
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