BARGE on Brandy Lake

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.

 

 

 

Seriously…Is This a Dumb Move

3 BEER CANS SCREWED TO A BOARD AND SET AFLOAT IN THE LAKE ..

So…this floated up on my shore…but this type of stuff happening  over a wide range of venues  anymore…

Simply no common sense thinking!!

OK….weekend skier maybe would see it…..but some of us cut the wake at a high rate of speed…not looking for killer items in water..

What about kids on tubes ..driver doing a good job for fun…kids have no chance to avoid…a potential death blow

 

Regatta..Don’t Miss an Awesome Time

Annual regatta is being hosted in Launch Bay August 17

The event is well run..something for everyone….many team events.  Bring guests and family.. ..the focus is on kids.

The event is at Jons cottage to the right of the boat launch.   We will update information as it comes in…

ALSO…Jon has informed us the boat launch dock is in.

 

 

Base Line…Lake Water

The Lake…Is our common,  front yard element..

People are still bathing and washing boats in lakes ..,adding nutrients…under the PERCEIVED idea that Bio Degradable Soap is ok .

NOT

The nutrients that we add to the lakes- especially phosphorous- are a major water quality problem. These extra nutrients cause excessive plant growth and the algae build-up you see on your boat’s hull and along shorelines. If we don’t cut down on nutrient loading, we’ll have cloudy water, unpleasant tastes and odours, and a lot fewer fish.   A very  good description by MLA

Bio Degradable Soap best described by the link here …Muskoka Watershed.

 

 

Boat..Nice Looking FOR SALE

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
Sale $8500
Please contact Maria at 416 998 3297

 

Well, Lake Processed Water and More

This is going to be…(LONG) .with tons of good info..so we will post on a PAGE and categorize it.   I am am not an expert….by any means…but outside… my job was fluid control for 30 years and as far as Brandy Lake goes…….I have been involved and water testing with BLA since its beginning  including a 3  year intense study we did with the government about 13 ish years ago… …..up until I abruptly quit the BLA recently.

The immediate question for many..should I have a drinking well water, process lake water or draw in raw and buy water?

Brandy Lake has 2.6 mg/l of tannin and this is the primary fight on the decision to process our own water.  So 1st ….here is our lake makeup.  This is my test from 2014 and  I have 2nd from 1995.  I need to do some math to compare  as the 1995 version is in PPM format

So..2014  I will further explain each line later

                                                                          Aesthetic Objective            Test Results

  • Total Hardness      less than      7 gpg                              5 gpg
  • Iron                                       ”           0.3 mg/l                            0.52 mg/l
  • Manganese                      ”            0.05 mg/l                          0.1 mg/l
  • pH                                                      7.0 to 8.5                              7.0
  • Tannins                      less than     0.1 mg/l                         2.6 mg/l
  • TDS                                      ”               500 mg/l                        83.54 mg/l
  • UVT                           greater than 75.0                                 48.7
  • Alkalinity               less than         75 gpg                         23 gpg

Pictures of some of my lake testing including the incubator and test plates.