About time for new season

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  1. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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  2. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    54* in Rochester, NY yesterday, 34* today, 65* next Tuesday. I can't take it.

    The good news is the ice shelf is breaking away on Lake Ontario, so once the consistent 45*+ hits we should get in the water pretty quickly.
     
  3. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
  4. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    81*F and sunny in Charlotte, NC......:cool:.....
     
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  5. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Our lake is starting to show ice that looks punky and unsafe. Last year, it went out on this date. However, that was earlier than normal.
     
  6. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    735
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Launch date for me is March 28th!
     
  7. eric_b

    eric_b Member

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    Jun 1, 2016
    Lakeside-Marblehead, OH
    Current: 2001 Formula 37 PC
    Previous: 1986 Carver 32 Convertible (Sold)
    Twin 8.2L Mercruiser MPI FWC
    I'm sure Mike and Dave will be happy to get you in the water that early. Assuming the ice is out.
     
  8. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    82 here today in the New Orleans area....
     
  9. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    735
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    That is the plan. It's always weather permitting as well. We're usually the 1st boat at our marina in the water!

    I get everything ready so when they pull the boat out of the building it in goes right to the hoist and in the water. They like not having to move it out and shore it up again!
     
  10. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    We've we've had a few boats go past our house over the last couple of weeks, although it is mostly cold and windy and keeping folks off the lake. Mostly fishermen so far in fishing boats, although a the coast guard just went by on a big RIB. They are training newbies and getting the lay of the land before it gets busy. According to the US Corp of Engineers, Lake Michigan is 9" higher than March 23 of last year. We added rip rap to our sea wall last year due to the high water. Looks like it will be up again for the summer of 2018.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
  11. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    346
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    900 year forecast! Love it. Personally I take it one summer at a time but more power to you. Lol
     
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  12. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    auto correct. :)
     
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  13. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
  14. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    200
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    I guess I am one of those toughened up old Michigan boys. I can withstand all that Mother Nature throws at me......as long as I don’t have to work on the boat outside of the heated warehouse....:):):):):)
     
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  15. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Heated would be nice. None around here that I'm aware of. I hate the fact that in the spring it's warmer outside than in the building until all the frost has gone out of the ground:(
     
  16. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    We have some storage condos in Grand Haven for very large boats. The buyers put kitchens and bathrooms in them so they can stay overnight on the boats while doing the work. If I were younger I would buy one. They are able to "boat" twelve months out of the year. They detail and perform maintenance under ideal conditions.
     
  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I am one of those heated storage toughened up old Michigan boys.... I can get to the truck from the warehouse with no problem

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  18. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I'm in heated storage but they don't have a bathroom. This year I left some water in the boat so we can use the head while we're there.
     

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