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ShawnB
09-01-2012, 11:21 PM
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/thesunchronicle.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/51/751cbaae-b372-53d9-bb1f-43a74a4d2a14/50418d879affe.image.jpg

Thought I would share this summer's controversial lakeside project. My dad built a pirate ship as a floating play area for the grandkids and their friends. Here's a pic of my daughter jumping off the rope swing. Some of his neighbors complained about it, which is typical.

Voodoo
09-01-2012, 11:33 PM
Cudos to your Dad...that thing is awesome!

Voodoo

scott023
09-01-2012, 11:41 PM
Super cool.

madcityskier
09-02-2012, 12:04 AM
Something unique and cool that kids enjoy. No wonder they're complaining.
Looks good from here.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-02-2012, 12:05 AM
Was the complaint that your father didn't build it adult-sized? :rolleyes:

XtwentyNot
09-02-2012, 12:37 AM
That's awesome! Let's put some tower speakers on it and bump some explicit rap for your neighbors..,at 3am!

JJMorris3
09-02-2012, 12:48 AM
That is awesome! How in the world could someone complain about that. Who peed in their cheerios?

46Chief
09-02-2012, 01:28 AM
That is awesome! How in the world could someone complain about that. Who peed in their cheerios?

Private lakefront property... good neighbors are rare.

JohnE
09-02-2012, 03:53 AM
Let me guess....someone was having fun on the lake and your neighbor complained? Tell them it isn't Golden Pond. Then again, the more I think about it you can not have fun on a lake if someone doesn't complain. Skiers and boarders (maybe) ski too early, surfers make too big a wake, and tubers and jet skiers....well maybe the neighbor is right about them.

ShawnB
09-02-2012, 09:18 AM
Let me guess....someone was having fun on the lake and your neighbor complained? Tell them it isn't Golden Pond. Then again, the more I think about it you can not have fun on a lake if someone doesn't complain. Skiers and boarders (maybe) ski too early, surfers make too big a wake, and tubers and jet skiers....well maybe the neighbor is right about them.

That's about the size of it. These neighbors complain about everything so it's par for the course. The only real story is how the town sent down the conservation agent, the building inspector, and the environmental police but nobody was able to actually find a law it was violating.

Oh and the adults can get in on the fun too. Sure it's there for the kids but I take my turns on the rope swing. :D

LYNRDSKYNRD
09-02-2012, 09:24 AM
Wow that thing is awesome!

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Kyle
09-02-2012, 10:55 AM
Wanna put a thorn in the neighbors side?

Have your kids invite over say 30 friends or (every kid in the neighborhood except neighbors kids)

grab a cooler and lawn chair

Put cooler and lawn chair up on upper deck of ship "Life Guard"

Let 30-50 screaming kids have fun all day long.









I like kids but hate the screaming. It's guaranteed to drive the neighbors nuts. Btw the ship is awesome. I'd even take a turn on the rope swing!!!

BrooksfamX2
09-02-2012, 11:06 AM
I like it!

2RLAKE
09-02-2012, 12:12 PM
That is terrific ... Kudos to your dad ... Tell him I'll be his adopted son if he wants to come here and build anything. Yep we all have neighbors like that ... Every neighbor has them ... Why can't everyone be perfect like us?.

Kyle
09-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Why can't everyone be perfect like us?.

LMAO

I freaking love it

coz
09-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Why can't everyone be perfect like us?.

Got that right brutha! as a grandfather of 4, it's those ol fuddy duddy's make us look bad :mad: I'd be out there swinging with the kids :banana:

Jim@BAWS
09-02-2012, 06:01 PM
What's the SURF WAKE like??

rholmes
09-02-2012, 10:50 PM
Every good ship needs a name. How about the U.S.S. P!$$ Off? Use the same grammatical letters and make sure it faces the direction of their house.

lsupcar
09-03-2012, 12:20 AM
That's great. How about some more pics of it.
Bill

Jason.H.
09-03-2012, 03:45 PM
I want one of those!! haha ...seriously

MC209
09-03-2012, 04:16 PM
that thing is sweet!

Granite_33
09-04-2012, 02:53 PM
The hell with the kids, I want to rope swing off that thing! then smile at the neigbors....

Thats awesome!

Piss on the neighbors.

Iskidaily
09-04-2012, 03:37 PM
I love it. Its nice and warm in NC if he wants to come down and build another, my kids would love it!

ShawnB
09-12-2012, 09:51 PM
Not unexpected but it's made the local news in Providence. Town feels like they need to act on it because of a few complainers. Dad probably won't back down, it's not his style. Also, nice shots of the X25 sleeping on the dock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSknwuEqnjQ

They should have just let him put in his lift...

XtwentyNot
09-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Lmao! The local news, unreal. My kids are absolutely captivated by the video of it, they want one!


-Jake

jafo9
09-13-2012, 12:03 AM
wow. typical liberal media types. lots of big fish to fry and they're going after someone who created something for their grandkids to do other than sit on the couch and play xbox.

shepherd
09-13-2012, 12:55 AM
Not unexpected but it's made the local news in Providence. Town feels like they need to act on it because of a few complainers. Dad probably won't back down, it's not his style. Also, nice shots of the X25 sleeping on the dock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSknwuEqnjQ

They should have just let him put in his lift...

Right on Dad, stick it to the man! Doesn't look like a dock to me. I saw a big inflatable floating thing in the lake too. Whose dock is that???

hondaprlud
09-13-2012, 09:45 AM
Get that thing registered.

snork
09-13-2012, 10:01 AM
needs a CANNON or two KAABOOOM

TxsRiverRat
09-13-2012, 11:19 AM
I hope he used steel cables to anchor it down so it doesn't disappear...

jraben8
09-13-2012, 11:24 AM
That's Awesome!!!!!!!!