Thanks to Tim Hopkins, John Ryan and Tom Sherin for their efforts in running the harvesting program. During the past season, we provided harvesting services for over 170 customers, which included 50 additional hours of harvesting that were purchased by members this year.
There have been no major breakdowns of the harvester this past year; routine maintenance has been all that was required to keep everything running. There are a couple of minor issues which will be addressed prior to the upcoming season:
- The harvester leans to one side about an inch and a half, causing the cutting process to be uneven and load more on one side. We will work to get assessment and quote to address the issue.
- The GPS screen on the harvester is not entirely readable and will likely need to be replaced. We will couple this with some additional training on how to fully maximize use of the GPS.
Finally, we have two gentle reminders to all harvesting customers. First, for those folks who use a “bubbler” (aka Aqua Thruster or similar brand) near their dock – please mark the placement of those units with a flag or visible marker so the harvester drivers know they are there to avoid hitting them. Second, please ensure that harvesting lot markers are present and visible from shoreline (preferably on or close to the dock). If your marker has been lost or is no longer readable, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a replacement or touch-up.
To sign up for harvesting services for your property or to make a donation to support the overall harvesting program, please click on the links below: