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Thread: The Lake grass sure is thick this year.

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    Default The Lake grass sure is thick this year.

    The Homer DOT has a boat that rips the grass out of the lake but they have not used it in the last couple of years. Citing manpower problems. Cough-Cough...
    This year the lake water level is lower as well and making the problem worse.
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    Jamming up your rudder is one thing. You can jerk it up and down to clear the grass.... But when it jams up your darned rudder cable pulleys, then things go to sh$!t pretty quick....
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    Fighting the same thing at Lake Hood. Just about to the point where it's not safe when you are working in close vicinity of other planes


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    I worked in out of Bethel for a six month period flying with a guy in a 180 on EDO's. Some of the lakes and ponds had so many weeds we'd have to make a pass to cut a path, clean the weeds off the cables, then make a run down the cleared area to take off. Talk about a pain in the butt.
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    DEC issued a permit for Lake Hood to use weed killer to control the weed growth. Maybe they should just go back to letting the de-ice fluid flow into the lake!

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