Did You Reset Your Clocks, DST?

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  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Other forums I am on are whining about changing clocks. Way to go CSR, no whining here I've seen.

    MM
     
  2. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    I would whine, but I fear no one would care.
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    We're in AZ. AZ don't give a crap about DST.

    They're smarter than we are. There's an old, old Indian tale about DST. Seems a cowboy was trying to 'splain DST to the Indian. After trying for about 20 minutes to 'splain it he asked the Indian if he understood DST.

    The Indian replied--Only the white man could think that cutting a foot off the end of a blanket and sewing it onto the other end could somehow give you a benefit.

    The Indian was smarter than what our gubmint seems to be these days.
     
  4. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    It makes a huge impact on our boating season. With DST boaters that go in in mid-April will experience sunset at 8:30 PM instead of 7:30 without. At the end of September when the season is winding down and we are trying to enjoy all we can before putting her away for the winter sunset is at 7:30 PM instead of 6:30 PM. Keep in mind the days in between these are even longer. This allows folks to get more done before dark.

    How would it affect you and boating in your area?

    MM
     
  5. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Damn clock touchers.
     
  6. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    The way my Grandma used to look at it on the farm was this...you get up with the sunrise and work until dark, don't matter much what time the clock says.
     
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  7. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    I work 4 10 hour days and my office is in my basement. I start at 7:00 and work until 5:30 so in the winter from Monday through Thursday I do not see daylight at all (except if I go to lunch or when I tie the dog out).
    Personally for me it never really made sense. Why change it back in the fall? So it gets light a little earlier in the morning. Not sure about others but I'd rather have it light later in the afternoon. I say turn them back forward an hour tonight and leave them alone....lol

    On another note, I used to work in a steel mill and my old supervisor that happened to take the weekend off in the spring the same weekend we changed them forward. He forgot all about changing them and went through all day Sunday and was an hour late for work Monday. We almost always had somebody late Sunday morning after clock changes. We used to take bets on who would be the one to be late....lol
     
  8. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    And that worked perfectly for your Grandma on the farm. Not so much when your employer does not care when the sun shines. That extra hour light after work is priceless.

    MM
     
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  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I guess I never gave it much thought. If we're spending the day on the boat we get an earlier start than we would if the clocks never changed but would give up that hour in the evening.

    I can relate to Boatman's comment about working 4 10's. When I was in the USAF in AK in the early 70's I worked on top secret equipment in a building that had no windows. About 5 months a year when there was very little sun during the day (about 2.5 hours in mid-winter) there were times I'd go weeks without seeing the sunshine. It'd be dark when I went to work, dark when I got off and if I didn't go out for lunch or to run an errand I never saw the sun.

    That didn't bother me but it drove my ex- nearly insane.

    There's a fancy name for people who go nuts in those short daylight times, IIRC it's Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD). Made a good acronym but if I had named it I'd have called it Nothing Unusual To See (NUTS). I think that's more fitting.

    MM, I can see your point. If I lived in an area where we only boated a few months a year I'd be trying to squeeze out every hour on the boat.

    We don't, so I don't worry about it.
     
  10. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I find the early darkness a bummer even in Florida. For me, moving the daily schedule up to accommodate early sunsets is easier said than done. Taking the boat to dinner in December means you're coming home in complete darkness.

    Florida legislators are considering year-round DST! I thought they were insane when I first heard about it, but now I'm wondering...
     
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  11. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    For working folks that extra hour after work can be the difference between worth the effort to get the boat out or not. That is for around 175 days that is our season. Think of that an extra 175 hours of evening to boat.

    MM
     
  12. MrHappy

    MrHappy Member

    130
    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    I like DST. Love it that the sun does not go down until 9:45 in the summer. More time outdoors for me.

    When Indiana did not have DST I had to go to work at 4:30 A.M. I worked at a very busy golf course. Tee times start as soon as it gets light out. The first tee time was 4:50 A.M.

    Some of the idiots in Indiana want to go on Central time. NO! In the winter it would be dark at 4:00 in the afternoon. Go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.
     
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  13. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    We are enjoying retirement time. California, Michigan, it's all the same to us.
     
  14. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    That would be insane to move to central time for Indiana. Most who want it are just thinking of their own interest in moving the sun to before work.

    MM
     
  15. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    When one is retired it certainly makes little difference when the sun rises and sets...

    MM
     
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  16. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Heck, if it weren't for my smartphone which, BTW is a lot smarter than I am, I'd not only never know what time it was but what day it was.

    Retired life is fun but it took a lot of getting used to.

    The worst 30 seconds of my life.
     
  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    It is awesome you can do "retired". I have had friends that could not do it.

    MM
     
  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    As a retired guy, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day anymore. Not sure how I ever managed working full time.
    Hate losing the light so early this time of year. It cuts short the time I have to work on outside stuff. Wound up winterizing my fresh water system in the dark yesterday afternoon.
     
  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I hear that a lot lately... We just got Sunday Alcohol sales this year for crying out loud.... That's progress...albeit frickn snail slow progress ....let's not go backwards with Central Time.
     
  20. MrHappy

    MrHappy Member

    130
    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    D3832D77-6F6C-4804-952F-732DC3DB7AA3.jpeg On another note. Indiana was the LAST state to make drinking while driving illegal.
     

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