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#26738 - 07/08/19 12:36 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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Not a bad idea, Hal. The fancy ones nowadays have wheels and a handle so ya donít have to bend over. Yeah, Iím lazy. Lol

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#26741 - 07/09/19 09:19 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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I've seen those, and I'll bet they work great for picking up nails.
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#26746 - 07/11/19 06:36 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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#26748 - 07/15/19 06:41 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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That is a very good idea. Could always tie a rope to it, if a feller didn't want to bend over. It sure would have came in handy the day Mike spilled that box of deck screws in the dirt.

I've used one of those magnet things on wheels. That is a handy tool.

Above I posted a picture of my new fishing magnet, that one is supposed to be a 1,200 pound model. It was $65 or so. There's just no comparison between this magnet and the 50 pound model. Haven't had a chance to put it in the water yet, but it'll pick up my pocket knife from about 4 inches away.

It tells you in the paperwork: "Strong magnets are not for childrenz". We'll get along just fine.

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#26750 - 07/18/19 06:00 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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#26751 - 07/18/19 06:26 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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#26752 - 07/20/19 06:06 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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Here's another picture of my 1,200 pound magnet, it weighs 4 pounds on the scales. It was shipped with a bottle of "thread lock" stuff. Thinking about the eye-nut twisting off of the bolt, I figured it'd be best to drill a hole and use a cotter pin. I started the hole, and burnt up 2 bits, asked a buddy (maintenance guy friend) to finish the job on their milling machine. He brought it back last evening with a "roll pin" for me to use. In a way, I think it'd be best with a cotter pin. Either way, the eye-nut should never twist off accidentally.


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#26764 - 07/29/19 05:57 PM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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Well, I tried out the 1,200 pound magnet Sunday morning at Mt. Storm lake. I was magnet fishing from private boat docks, sort of like a fishing pier. You'll notice in the one picture I found the cap from a beer bottle. And that's about it! Notice all of the gunk stuck on the magnet, it's almost like metal filings that you get from your bench grinder. Some of it is like the speckles and splatter you'd get welding. I guess it's from the iron water? There is a trickle of water coming out of the ground near the dock, I dropped the magnet in it 2 or 3 times, and it came out with the same type of gunk all over the magnet.

See the little pile of gunk beside the magnet?, I got all of that stuff in 3 or 4 casts? I'd fling it out 30 or 40 feet, and that's what I had every throw. I did kind of dab it along, just at the edge of the, thinking maybe someone dropped a good knife or something, didn't find squat.

A while back they had over 5 inches of rain, the water is really stirred up. Visibility Sunday would only be 30 inches or so? I remember other times the visibility was over 15 feet. I doubt if it'll clear up until we get some cool weather, on the mountain, that's only another 2 months. It's a whole different world up there.






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#26765 - 07/31/19 06:46 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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Last Christmas I bought my girlfriend a mask and swim fins, she's only had a few chances to use them this summer. Just watching her, you can tell that she's more comfortable using them, she's a good swimmer to start with. This picture was taken in the river up on the King's place, nice clean water up there most days.



My brother and I were out yesterday, swimming in the South Branch of the Potomac. We found 2 poles and some other junk.




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#26778 - 08/07/19 06:44 AM Re: River cleanup 2019. [Re: redsnow]
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This is the total for the summer so far.


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