How do you guys up north do it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by temptress, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. temptress

    temptress New Member

    151
    Dec 8, 2009
    League City
    270 Sundancer wide beam
    single 454 Merc w/ Bravo III
    I feel for you guys in the winterize zone!

    I count down the hours until I can drive out to the marina and step onto the swim platform and feel the boat give under my feet as I leave land and come to my happy place.

    It may be too cold to take out of the slip, but I can still turn on the heater and throw on "Master and Commander" on the DVD player (a great cold weather boat movie!) and curl up in the on the Vberth under a blaket with a beer and be as happy as any man should!

    I do not think I could endure the loss of this for months on end!!! How can you stand it?
     
  2. djboots

    djboots New Member

    145
    Apr 29, 2009
    Chesterfield, MI
    2001 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    8.1 Mercs
    Well for me.... MI boating is so fricking awsome......I just deal with it!!
     
  3. VTSeaRay

    VTSeaRay Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Northern Vermont / SW FL
    2007 210 Select w/5.0L 260HP MPI Mercruiser Alpha 1
    8 cyl 5.0 Merc mpi, w/alpha 1 with 19" prop, with the speedo hole on the leading edge just above it
    I definitely miss boating, but there's skiing, snowmobiling, skating, that takes up our time during the winter, and it only bothers me when I go out in the garage and walk by the boat to my car. Like every day.

    -VtSeaRay
     
  4. 250SLX

    250SLX New Member

    151
    Feb 20, 2008
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    Boatless
    Boatless
    :thumbsup:
     
  5. temptress

    temptress New Member

    151
    Dec 8, 2009
    League City
    270 Sundancer wide beam
    single 454 Merc w/ Bravo III
    I'll take the palm trees and salt water of Galveston bay over a snow mobile any day! but I am a chriscraft nut and there is now doubt that every nice chriscraft I have seen has been up around the great lakes!
     
  6. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    The title caught my attention.

    It’s not that bad...Just some Heavy drinking and the next thing you know its spring.


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_uoqY_LzE[/youtube]
     
  7. temptress

    temptress New Member

    151
    Dec 8, 2009
    League City
    270 Sundancer wide beam
    single 454 Merc w/ Bravo III
    that is insane!!!!!
     
  8. temptress

    temptress New Member

    151
    Dec 8, 2009
    League City
    270 Sundancer wide beam
    single 454 Merc w/ Bravo III
    My favorite is the chick with the umbrella! nice.
     
  9. 320Bob

    320Bob Active Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    AZ
    2012 Chaparral 267 SSX Sold
    Boatless
  10. Glen S

    Glen S Member

    194
    Aug 10, 2009
    Sarnia, Ontario
    Currently boat shopping
    none at the moment
    Well, in reality it sucks.:smt089 It is a huge investmant and if we really stretch the season we get 6 months afloat and 6 months shrink wrapped.

    Now, it does give a chance to get those jobs done around the house that were ignored in spring, summer and fall. Spring prep and launch is something to really look forward to. And it makes every summer week-end precious and something not to waste (nothing worse that the summer wedding invite that makes you loose a week-end!). Anyway, must stay positive .......launch in about 20 weeks!:smt038
     
  11. temptress

    temptress New Member

    151
    Dec 8, 2009
    League City
    270 Sundancer wide beam
    single 454 Merc w/ Bravo III
    I think I have concluded that you blue and purple staters have all gone snow crazy!
     
  12. beerman

    beerman Member

    443
    Feb 16, 2007
    Wis. Dells, Wisconsin
    2006 340 Sundancer
    8.1 LTR VDrives
    I just went today to talk to her and say I am sorry.
    winter (Small).jpg
     
  13. temptress

    temptress New Member

    151
    Dec 8, 2009
    League City
    270 Sundancer wide beam
    single 454 Merc w/ Bravo III
    Plan B,

    I can realate to the wedding thing. It is even worse is when you feel like you are mission out when you attend things like your kid's little league game or even worse church... Sorry god. I have issues.
     
  14. djboots

    djboots New Member

    145
    Apr 29, 2009
    Chesterfield, MI
    2001 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    8.1 Mercs
    This is how i deal with it

    [​IMG]
     
  15. tbirdvet

    tbirdvet Active Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Michigan
    Previous boat: 2008 330 Sundancer
    Vetus Bow Thruster
    Kohler Gen.
    Twin 496 MAG, 375HP Bravo III,
    The winter off gives me time to catch up with the house chores (painting, etc.) leaving my summer clear to boat.
     
  16. 320Bob

    320Bob Active Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    AZ
    2012 Chaparral 267 SSX Sold
    Boatless
    It also helps to have one of these!:thumbsup:
     

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  17. temptress

    temptress New Member

    151
    Dec 8, 2009
    League City
    270 Sundancer wide beam
    single 454 Merc w/ Bravo III
    DJboots,

    I like the picture but their seems to be a larger portion of johnson outboards than volvo inboards present. maybe it is just the angle of the sun...:huh:
     
  18. 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
    lol I've never heard it put that way.

    In reality though, I think the consensus is that "The Moot" and "Jobbie Nooner" gatherings offer an acceptable ratio.

    That houseboat was a neighbor of mine a few years ago. I'm pretty sure he had more power going to those speakers than he did to his props...
     
  19. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    It's simple. We have lives outside of boating.
     
  20. Progress

    Progress New Member

    44
    Sep 7, 2007
    Toledo OH / Charleston SC
    1999 400 DA
    Cat 3116
    "How can you stand it?"

    Easy. In Sept you just pack up and head south. It avoids all the winterizing headaches.
     

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