I’m told there is a dock with ramp on top floating around Sunset Bay….best to grab it before ice sets in..being hit by a snowmobile might not be good..
Maybe next year we can get other Sculls on Brandy Lake. It is without a doubt the most difficult water sport I have tried. Cripes..I barefooted my first time out!
I took advantage of the recent warm weather ….however it was quite a shock all week jumping into the CRISP water for the cool down swim. Today… actually it’s back to 19 water temp so not so bad. However.. ..my swim days are probably numbered soon due to cold weather moving in.
Hopefully next summer I can figure it out..maybe have some Shell row friends by then,
I should add …in this type of post…this is what I do….you need to to be your own judge….rowing a scull or shell puts a high level of stress on your entire body and could be fatal….only swim if conditions are safe..obey all local rules and suggestions regarding swimming.
Water Trampoline for Younger Kids
For Sale..will help blow up if required
We need to make a point here first about ,,what is a BBQ?………My die heart BBQ cookin friend ….Jim Cormack on Brandy Lake (poodle Jim) …does not consider my BBQ a real BBQ,.. ..he needs more heat control and flavor control for the ultimate taste.
Nun-the less…this is about care. Steel or Stainless Steel could all use help annually. Just a short note on Stainless. If you are looking Stainless take a magnet with you. Stainless has many grades….316 is pretty strong and rust resistant but expensive..
304 is one step down and this is the common material. If you find your magnet sticks to the stainless then there is a good chance its 430. Probably no better than steel..but shiny.
Start by gathering material like to picture..this is not a quick job. I have an air compressor hose and hose water as well.
Next..I start by taking everything off,…dials,,grates,, flavor bars or bricks, tank and all parts in the door, You usually don’t have to take out the tubes. they can be cleaned in place. Check for any burnt through holes etc,
Begin by scraping everything…..makes a big mess. Get rid of all that buildup ..I use a wire brush and scraper.
Once that is done I paint any pre painted parts with high heat paint. Not sure if this a safe thing so check with a BBQ expert. Here is everything painted and replaced. I paint under the hood as it came painted
Next ..I go at the grates…mine are stainless and again check with an expert ..but I just use wire brush and SOS pads. I wipe clean after using SOS. I also clean the flavor bars (don’t laugh Jim) However this time I replaced them after 10 years
Its time to look close at the burner tubes and check the holes…scrub with wire brush and make sure all pipes and feeder tubes are clean. The holes may vary is size. If you find a burnt through hole or feeder tubes burnt you need to replace. Its very easy to see the pattern….clean well!
Check all the dials as well..blow out where to tubes go into valves for spiders or bugs
After about 3 hours work..and its set up to run..apply (brush) high temperature cooking oil to the grill. This really isn’t necessary for Webers and similar due to coated grates,,but I do it anyways. I wanted to coat the new flavor bars with ..oil..but boss said no..hmmm. So run it with no food..for it to grip on…many add oil after every cook,
Boat for sale – gently used on Brandy Lake ( sold cottage so selling boat)
Winter stored and serviced at Bala Cove Marina
Princecraft springbok 16 ft
Mercury 30 hp motor ELPT30 – sips fuel
Front steering wheel – custom boat cover
Tennessee boat Trailer
Purchased in summer 2016. For $13,200
$8500.00 Reduced to $7500.00 or Best Offer
Please contact Maria at 416 998 3297
Had a call from Gerodie this morning about a barge on the lake. I did go for a look but it seems to be gone.
If anyone has information on its …location…job…etc..can you email using the form below. This email communication is strictly private.
Gerodie is highly active in Muskoka….and runs a pretty good ski school and ski shows as well.