Boat Lift Setup

Over the Fourth of July weekend, I was finally able to get the boat in the water! The prior week, the owner of the Bayview Boat Club was able to get a barge crew to install the lift in the water, after Deano Docks was unable or unwilling to. It took a little bit of … Continue reading Boat Lift Setup

Bayview Boat Club

After a second consecutive year of terrible weather and flooding on the Wisconsin River during the month of June, I made a somewhat drastic decision: I bought a slip at the Bayview Boat Club in Tipperary Bay on Lake Wisconsin, which is a much more stable part of the lake. I’m maintaining by dock at … Continue reading Bayview Boat Club

Ring Security Camera

When all of the Lake Wisconsin flooding happened last year, I installed a security camera system at the lake house that would allow me to remotely keep tabs on the dock, boat lift, and boat. I went with an inexpensive wired security system, which worked well but broke over the winter when a tree branch … Continue reading Ring Security Camera

Small Engine Tuning

This weekend, before leaving for Masters Week in Augusta, I finished getting the Ranger and the lawn mowers ready for spring. Pretty basic stuff: air filters, oil filters, oil changes, and a new battery for the ATV. It felt good working outside in sixty degree weather, Spring is finally here! Continue reading Small Engine Tuning

Outdoor Projectors

I’ve long wanted to be able to watch TV from the hot tub, as well as from the deck at both houses. It’s not something that I’d use all the time, but on a nice spring, summer, or fall night it would be nice to watch a movie outside, and being able to turn on … Continue reading Outdoor Projectors