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Re: Ajijic Malecon Bench Project

Post by CanuckBob on Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:05 am

Good idea. I will mention this.

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:07 am

We are up to $10,000 pesos in pledges. Please keep them coming and be sure to share this with your friends who live in Ajijic.

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 pm

We are up to $14,000 pesos in pledges and someone from Facebook might be donating name plaques for the benches for anyone who donates $1000 pesos or more. If we do somehow end up with any extra monies we will put it towards replacing the wood on the malecon bridges. We are almost 1/4 of the way there so please donate if you can.

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Post by jle on Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:00 pm

What is the cost difference between replacing the benches with wood versus metal? I would think metal would last longer here. These benches should have been made from metal in the first place and then sanding and painting would have been all that would have been necessary. Perhaps I am crazy, but the wood seems to have not lasted very long. I would be willing to donate, but I want this to be the last time the private sector has to step in and fix this administrations mess.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:28 am

I can find out however don't be fooled that metal doesn't require any maintenance unless it is stainless or aluminum which are far more expensive than wood. Unless it is painted regularly, metal gets rusty/corroded and all over peoples clothes.

Either way I have no idea whether or not this will be the last time the private sector needs to get involved. If you can donate.....great, or if you can assist me in collecting funds or getting prices for things, even better.

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Post by WillieRae on Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:40 am

What about using one of those composite woods...they used them in Mazatlan with great success.

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Post by rvanparys on Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:47 am

I am in for $1000... Bob you might wish to specify the type of wood... Pine will not hold up well...

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:05 am

rvanparys wrote:I am in for $1000... Bob you might wish to specify the type of wood... Pine will not hold up well...

Thanks and yes, we will choose a wood appropriate for the application. We can look at composites too.


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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:08 am

We are up to $17,000 pesos in pledge's now. Remember I will be deleting any personal comments or opinions that aren't completely relevant to this project. If you want to dispute metal vs wood or how the Muni should manage things please start another thread.

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Post by suegarn on Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:05 am

Do they sell pressure-treated wood down here? It works well in Canada, with all the different types of weather, so I'd assume that it would last even longer down here, because we don't have the extremes in temperature.

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Post by gringal on Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:30 am

Bob,
Count us in for a $1000 peso pledge.


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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:33 pm

Thanks Gringal.

We are up to $20,000 pesos now. I am just waiting for the materials estimate now.

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Post by Problem Child on Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:44 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Thanks Gringal.

We are up to $20,000 pesos now. I am just waiting for the materials estimate now.

Will you be getting this from the Communicability? If so, you might want to get a second opinion on your own. I know that sometimes there is a middleman fee.

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Re: Ajijic Malecon Bench Project

Post by Rosa Venus on Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:00 pm


What this fairly simple project needs is a steering committee... Rolling Eyes

CanuckBob strikes me as a "get it done" kind of guy with the good judgement to make the right decisions. I trust him. And since he is perhaps a bit too diplomatic to say it this way, I will: Either get on board or get out of the way.
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Post by rvanparys on Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:22 pm

Well Said Rosa!!!

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Post by DaveP on Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:51 pm

1000 pesos from us Bob

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:31 pm

Thanks Dave.

We are up to $21,000 peos now. Harry and I will be meeting on Monday to discuss the project and go over the materials list then we will submit it for quotes. At that point we will know the actual cost and see where we are at.

Please contribute if you can. This is a worthwhile project.

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Post by oncesubtle on Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:10 pm

Make it 22,000 pesos from Candace and I Bob. It seems we have a problem with the Chapala Project.
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Re: Ajijic Malecon Bench Project

Post by wildharp on Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:39 pm

I'm in....
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Post by slainte39 on Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:54 am

Mil pesos here..........Who collects?

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Re: Ajijic Malecon Bench Project

Post by CanuckBob on Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:29 am

I will start collecting once we hit the 50% mark in pledges. I think we are getting close but will know for sure once we get the materials cost next week. Thanks everyone!!!

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Post by wildharp on Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:45 pm

I looked closer at the benches today. It looks like the legs/cross bars are ok. Are you going to replace the tops only or the whole bench?
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:45 pm

wildharp wrote:I looked closer at the benches today.  It looks like the legs/cross bars are ok.  Are you going to replace the tops only or the whole bench?

It helps if you at least read the OP before commenting. In it Bob says, “I will count the benches and get an estimate for reburnishing each one (wood, bolts, paint, labor).”
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Re: Ajijic Malecon Bench Project

Post by Irish Gal on Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:25 pm

We're in for 1000 pesos.

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Post by Problem Child on Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:37 pm

Let's raise the bar.

My wife, myself and our two children are in for $1,500  (total, not each  Very Happy  )

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Re: Ajijic Malecon Bench Project

Post by CanuckBob on Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:28 pm

Thank you!!

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