Not much good to be said for the holiday weekend weather-wise. Lots more clouds, rain and wind than sunshine. The main topic of discussion on Monday was how rough the lake was. Tuesday is starting out chilly with the temperature in the upper 30F range and a gusty north-east wind already blowing. The sky is mostly cloud covered making the lake an ominous looking dark gray. Certainly not a pretty morning again. The continuing pattern of rain storms made the parking lot a muddy mess all weekend. Hopefully it dries up a little this week. Lots of ruts and tire tracks to grade once it does dry.
2 sections of dock reported as found. A cottager on the west shore of the main part of the lake has a piece of floating dock tied to his shoreline, and cottagers near the opening of the "north bay" section of the lake have rescued a dock and secured it to their shoreline. If you are missing dock sections, contact me for their exact locations.
Information that hopefully you never need: The AED is back in its case in the shoreline boathouse at the end closest to the store. There is a set of child pads in a clearly marked box with it. And, a new 2 dose Naloxone kit is in the store.
The "down to one lane and expect delays" signs have gone up on Hwy 62 from Ivanhoe to Madoc. Combine that with construction in downtown Madoc, and perhaps it is a good summer to take an alternate route to get here. I did not heed my own advice Thursday morning and ended up sitting in Madoc near the bakery for quite some time while the construction crews moved sections of K-rail. Also keep in mind that the back road from Havelock to Glen Alda is closed for bridge replacement for the summer.
Have a customer wanting to sell a very nice coffee table that has a backgammon board built in. They are pretty much just looking for a home for it as it is much too nice to be discarded. 28 X 43 X 15. Contact me for more info.
In an effort to expand the services offered, we are now a Solas propeller dealer. There is a distribution center in Buckhorn. They run a delivery route by here and can deliver to us twice a week. The inventory in stock there is impressive. One nice thing is they stock a huge amount of propeller hardware (thrust washers, nuts, etc.) that can be difficult to source.
Still have that pontoon boat for sale. It is an almost new 21 foot Princecraft with 60 Merc. It is in excellent condition. Contact me and I will send photos. We also have a Boston Whaler type boat made by Edgewater for sale. The hull has been damaged and needs work. The 75hp Merc 4 stroke is in excellent condition. Here is a great fishing boat for sale: 14 foot Starcraft with a 20 hp electric start 4 stroke Merc. The motor is a 2011 but has had only about 25-30 hours total use . Includes: Cranking battery, bilge pump, new gas tank. $3,800.