fbcota wrote:This is all incredible feedback. I am trying to plan this thing based on available financing. So it will most likely be planned in phases. Phase 1 just the pier with basic lighting, phase 2 add full props, phase 3 more complex lighting and sound, phase 4 bouys, a bait shop (I love it, we were thinking of a bar but a bait shop holding everything would be so cool).
fbcota wrote:Bouys: I have to think about this one. I really like the idea but the costs are kinda high unless I can recover some old ones.
fbcota wrote:It would be so cool having a couple sitting on the playa with some chain going down into playa. Kinda a testement to Old Lake Lahontan drying up. On a pole or pvc is a really cool idea too.
fbcota wrote:Speakers: I really, really, really want to have audio. At this point its just a budget/time concern. If I can find the money and a good way (like the bait shop) to implement it then its a go. I think audio would add so much character. There are a ton of setups that could be done, 4-5 wave speakers that fade front to back or left to right down the pier. A couple ambient noise speakers with birds, bells, foghorns, etc,... Gah, a real foghorn,.... hmmmm?
fbcota wrote:As for hiding the speakers and wire there are all kinds of options. I may go smart and run conduit to keep all the electrical safe for the week, I can hide that on the underside of the frame. The fake rocks work for speakers, or they can be built into the structure.
fbcota wrote:Lights are key, if I can afford them. I'm thinking on a budget bright yellow leds with paper laterns around them would be super cool. Going with the SE Asian style means I should be able to scrounge and scrimp to make it work. I am already researching recovering peirs from burn sites, I'm sure there is an easy, cheap way to make paper laterns!
fbcota wrote:I have been back and forth on the poles in the playa thing. This project is going to weigh between 4-5 tons (yep, its 2 tons in 2x6's alone). However it doesn't hurt to drive maybe every other pier into the playa. Its not so bad digging large holes in the playa and DPW is pretty damn helpful when it comes to making holes when asked nicely (I give DPW a load of shit, but I love those guys and gals. I will do just about anything if you have a beer ). Every other post is 30 holes, we dug 6 holes in 30 minutes 2 years ago, so a day of hard labor but its doable.
fbcota wrote:Tin Halo: If your up for helping I have a place for you. I think I will need about 20 people for as much as 2 weeks early to a couple days early. It won't be pretty, camp shade may be the pier, but its a whole lot of fun.
fbcota wrote:RainbowRaccoon: I don't want to do steps. Its easy enough to do without steps. I think steps may be a budget option only if I am forced to do it.
fbcota wrote: Oooohhh, I wonder I could stain the piers a different color below the "water line",....
Pink Daddy wrote:I'm focusing more on the life ring ideas, for now. I want them to look realistic, but I want to be able to throw them at people without hurting them.
Pink Daddy wrote:To be able to throw with any accuracy, I would have to have laid off the booze.
Pink Daddy wrote:But, the more weight that is added, the more un-safe it becomes. I was thinking about closed-cell foam, guess I'll have to experiment.
Pink Daddy wrote:Oh, and they need to have lanyards that can be attached to the pier, so that they don't walk off with a random Burner. It would also help to get the life ring back if someone doesn't want to play along.
Pink Daddy wrote:Just proves my point that 'faking it' requires more work and effort than the real thing...
...now only to convince my wife the same thing...
Bin Noddin wrote:I think it should have a ladder or stairs (rickety, of course) at or near the deep end, to let people off who may not want to walk all the way back. Ease the flow of traffic maybe?
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