Seeing if anybody on the lake wants it before we post it elsewhere.
$11,500.00 ………. Time for a change!
2004 Bayliner with 3L Mercruiser engine. ..17 Foot c/w Monster Tower and Galvanized trailer
I “think” it is in really nice condition..fold down seats are fine…couple hard to spot scratches in the hull. Always new oil and filter, very easy to winterize.
Replaced speedometer with GPS for accurate speeds in skiing and wake-boarding
Trim works fine but gauge bounces around sometime. Oil pressure is at 40 psi at running speed and temp runs around 175. New battery this year and newer tires on trailer with folding tongue.
More inside pictures later
What a great summer
Water so ….Nice
BLA Social ….Nice
Jon and Bla Regatta ..Nice
AGM…I guessing the water results from last year will be… Nice
Fun on the water…Nice
July 2019 …20.7 mm of rain
Aug 2019 …so far 41.2 mm
It was just June the other day…summer season is nearing an end..Bad
Water Trampoline for Younger Kids
For Sale..will help blow up if required
We have three (3) key reference points on Brandy Lake
The 118 Bridge story:
The main drain for Brandy Lake (some newbies call it Brandy Creek, it’s not) …but its just an outlet or drain into Muskoka. This is the second highway 118 bridge in several decades. The original bridge was to the west of it. The difference is …the new bridge ” bottom cut” is higher. It was fun to run the spring rapids in small inflatable boats…. decades ago..down the outlet rock cut into Muskoka
Mid Brandy Lake Rock
As you see today…mid August….it is above the water as the lake is near its natural level. If you look and read my pdf copy from the 70’s below….. that rock location is beside the same water sampling station used today (Note …the PDF may not post so I included the picture) The interesting thing….with the original bridge, the water had a level well below the tree line at that time.. (remember the original bridge had a lower cut). As a result, a 15 foot ish flat rock island or ..social drinking platform…(in the day lol) and the middle rock..what we see today looked like a post.
Brandy Lake, I’m told by scientist …we are a head water lake.. we have a 40x’s water shed. The main inlet is Brandy Creek and wanders in from Bracebridge. About 14 years ago the scientist that did a three year study (more on that later) paddled from Bracebridge area to Brandy Lake..(in sectors) on that creek. The creek is about 1.5m deep ish coming in under Falkenberg Road. Unfortunately, over the last 1.3 ish decades…..Beavers built about 9 dams destroying the beautiful fish filled natural creek between Brandy and Falkenberg Rd. They are not producing wet lands..but turned the creek into a dry trench. We could row up there and fish and enjoy nature. The fish died over time near the road pond. So..if you google “Brandy Lake Maps” the original photos are still on the site and clearly show a healthy creek. Today..if you look from shore you only see tall grass
Closing...I have not seen the Alga we experienced 3 to 5 years ago…shore line tress are dry and happy and water looks and feels so nice.. in my humble opinion.
GOOD MORNING Brandy Lake
Never get tired of this..watching the sunrise on Brandy Lake….calm…no alga…the little bay has activity…and a mist coming off the warmer water…
I’m sure the recent article on a major site in Muskoka about …checking for elevated levels of bacteria…in general..may have some concerned. I don’t think one has to worry…. as explained below.
I was involved with testing for bacteria levels on Brandy Lake for over a decade but…quit last year when “water” meetings were held …without …. myself and test partner.
Bacteria gets in the water from several sources. You have all read how important a shoreline buffer can be. Trees etc. Well..guess what….its true. After a heavy rain event (let me be clear …..I don’t recall ever having a red alert) the levels of bacteria were the lowest in locations with the most trees and shoreline buffer and more bacteria in elevated cleared locations..
At one time ….next day after a heavy rain event we did tests on the higher bacteria level spots ..and all was back to normal levels around the lake.
2nd.…this 1st sector is long so next time…From my many decades of being on Brandy Lake in one way or another…seems to me…Brandy Lake is very happy!
Many of my tests are online..but you can check out your Bacteria Levels on page A 72 – 73 from last years testers.
Lets be clear ..I’m not a scientist or perceived scientist..these are my..seat of the pants..comments.