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Finally we're getting to a point where I'm hopeful on the Yatay Queen. It's now been about 15 months since the massacre in my garden. The fronds are getting bigger and healthier. We'll see. I kept it protected through the winter.

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RJ

Look at that! Did you build a structure around it this winter? Looks like your winter was about the same as mine, I had a low of 23.5. 

 

Hopefully that texas heat kicks it into high gear. 

 

How did your sweet looking Mazari palm do in that cold snap. 

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buffy
1 minute ago, RJ said:

How did your sweet looking Mazari palm do in that cold snap. 

It's still cleaning itself up

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buffy

Hey, that's starting to look healthy again.

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buffy

Uuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr. . . I'm sure that'll buff out.

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RJ

So sad the trunk took such a hit. Sure the guys on Pirate will have a solution, maybe some DOM support ;)

In all seriousness might have to put up some permanent supports for it.  Crowns looking good though. :greenthumb:

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59 minutes ago, RJ said:

So sad the trunk took such a hit. Sure the guys on Pirate will have a solution, maybe some DOM support ;)

In all seriousness might have to put up some permanent supports for it.  Crowns looking good though. :greenthumb:

Funny you mentioned Pirate. I quit posting there long ago because of how arrogant and rude a minority of those posters behaved.  I'm thinking I may install a few vertical cypress supports and see what happens. 

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RJ
5 hours ago, buffy said:

Funny you mentioned Pirate. I quit posting there long ago because of how arrogant and rude a minority of those posters behaved.  I'm thinking I may install a few vertical cypress supports and see what happens. 

I haven't been on there in over 10 years. I have a 78 CJ on 1 tons. Pretty tame by pirate standards for sure. But I agree when I was on there, there was certainly a group of rude folks. But there is a ton of knowledge on there just to lurk on. 

Regarding your mule though, I agree some supports would be a good idea IMO. 

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buffy
23 hours ago, RJ said:

I haven't been on there in over 10 years. I have a 78 CJ on 1 tons. Pretty tame by pirate standards for sure. But I agree when I was on there, there was certainly a group of rude folks. But there is a ton of knowledge on there just to lurk on. 

Regarding your mule though, I agree some supports would be a good idea IMO. 

That's awesome. I have a '78 K5 that my father purchased new. It's my run-around play vehicle that I take the kids out for adventure. It's rare that I find another person that shares an interest in palm trees and vintage 4x4s, but here you are. Cheers!

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31 minutes ago, buffy said:

That's awesome. I have a '78 K5 that my father purchased new. It's my run-around play vehicle that I take the kids out for adventure. It's rare that I find another person that shares an interest in palm trees and vintage 4x4s, but here you are. Cheers!

 

Right on! I love the old full size iron! I don't have any good action shots of my CJ on this computer. It's on a re-tubed 78 F350 front 60, and a 01 Ford HP60 in the rear with 4.88's and detroits. Original 304 pared to an Early Chevy NV4500 coupled to a D300 with Terra Low 4:1 and HD outputs. Here it is loaded up on a flatbed as a trailer queen for the 1000 mile move to SC with all my other crap, and the last pic is sadly at the storage facility. It's under cover at least, and resting there till the house is built.  Goes down the highway like a champ yet still crawls like a champ. My wife loves driving it. 

 

 

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Fusca
On 11/18/2019 at 2:25 PM, RJ said:

I have a 78 CJ

 

1 hour ago, buffy said:

I have a '78 K5

So which vehicle is more cold-hardy?  :P

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buffy

Fusca: That's super funny.

RJ: Epic.

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buffy

I don't have the heart to put her down, so I'll probably build some supports and let her run. 

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jimmyt

She is looking good now!   Maybe some supports will help.  Classify her as a Palm with a Disability.  :greenthumb:

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RJ

Right on! 

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Dartolution

Just use ramen noodles and buff it out like they do in all those videos! hahaha

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necturus

Jesus, how does that thing stand up? I’m surprised a bad storm hasn’t taken it out. Wild!

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Tropicdoc

That's a shame because I love the look- the way you had cleaned the boots. I would love to hear your method. I'm not at that stage yet but I have 4 butia x pjc and 2 b x j x q that I plan on creating clean trunks.

 

 

 

 

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buffy

The boots are fairly self cleaning.

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