No, thank goodness. I have a '97 LR Discovery that is my mainland freeway rig. That is the one the RoofNest tent was on and got hammered by the fir tree that fell with root rot. The tent and roof rack it was on are pretty much toast but I was able to jack the top back up on the Disco and get it smoothed up enough to replace the broken windows (thanks, eBay and youTube tutorials) and it is driveable again. This was a big tree and would have completely flattened the vehicle except the tree had some large limbs that hit the ground first and dug in to stop the tree falling any further. I was surprised to learn that this was not covered at all under my home policy. Only if my tree had hit someone else's vehicle visiting me. In any case my policy also has a five grand deductable to keep the size of the premium down and I am not sure a '97 LR is worth that in their books.Is that the one that got crushed / near crushed by a branch not long ago?
Shut up and take my money! Very nice job!Finally got a chance to shoot some quick video of the Conifer Climber gadget I mentioned above. First bit is the type of tree I made this for, a perfect nightmare for using a throw-line. Almost a certainty to get it snagged, hopelessly tangled, etc. True, you can frequently just climb one of these free style with a lanyard, but all too often you come to a spot where the next limb big enough to trust standing on is out of reach and yet there is too much crap in the way to toss the line or a throw bag up. This gadget will reach up thru the stuff and quickly target a given limb with a single jab, using your main rope. No throw line and bag needed. The reach is only limited by the length of your pole and its extensions. I have a total of about 16 ft on mine, in four sections, and the head fits into most standard pruning saw poles. I put a hook on the side of the device so you can just hang it on a nearby limb when not using it, and it is right there handy if you need it again to move higher. Anyway, I have a couple of the complete heads almost finished if anyone is still interested in one (PM me). Both should be ready midweek.
What are you looking at cost wise to compensate you for materials and time?A couple of people paid me and I just shipped the first two of the conifer climbers off this morning. I will be casting two or three more of them this weekend, if anyone else wants one. Stay safe, cheers, Stew