Splash 2019

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dvx216, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    Well the mechanic said he was putting our boat in next Friday come hell or high water which are both possible in Lake Erie depending on the direction of the wind. He's getting his shop cleared out for all the spring last minute prepers.
     
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  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Nice! Nothing better than boating in 38 degree water. ha.
     
  3. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I wish I had that problem... it's probably going to be early May before I can splash. It seems that we are in a dry spell right when we need the rain. We had a really wet winter with not much snow here in WV. So there is very little snow melt to help fill the lake. Currently need ~65 feet of water elevation and only coming up at 1 foot per day.
     
  4. K-DUB

    K-DUB Member

    132
    May 10, 2012
    Grosse ile,Michigan
    1998 40 Sundancer
    "K-DUB"
    380 Horizons
    I'll be joining you the following day. My dock was a foot underwater the day after I launched last year.
    Let the games begin!
     
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  5. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    803
    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
    I've been in for a week. With the North East wind today the water started to come over my dock(at Midway, Catawba Island). It was back down again by the evening. It's going to be an interesting summer for sure!
     
  6. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    803
    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
    Congrats & good luck!
     
  7. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I am surprised you would get a big push ...being that protected.... I saw on the islands a couple of feet last year this time of year.. And that makes sense.but wouldn't think the same in your area... I am floating dock side tie... So I feel a bit better
     
  8. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    526
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Blueone...you are side tie...I'm on the T-head of my dock. Question for you...Do you ever switch sides that you tie up on? I always tie up starboard side to, but I'm starting to rethink this. Especially during the winter. The wind at my marina comes from the North. As starboard side to, my stern is into the wind. I'm thinking of spinning the boat next winter. Thoughts?

    Jaybeaux
     
  9. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
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    A beer is helping :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
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  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    They have rule here at my marina that you have to face a certain way. Fortunately it’s the right way. So I don’t have an option. I spin it around once in a while to wash it but that’s it. I always like the aft facing the morning sun rise so it dries the aft canvas in the morning if covered in dew or it rained... that is the way I face now
     
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  11. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    526
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Sorry to hear about your splash woes. Are "they" fixing your gelcoat? And as far as the squatters in your slip, well, I wouldn't be understanding at all.
     
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  12. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Sorry about your damage... at least it can be fixed in your slip. I like your taste in beer!
     
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  13. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    221
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    Wow, I would be so pissed off is they damaged my swim platform while lifting the boat. Then, the squatter, I would consider coming back up to Lk St Clair!!!!
    Best of luck with the repair and getting into your slip. Hope to run into you at the Ohio Islands this summer.
     
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  14. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    518
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    100%! I think the squatter and I would have a friendly discussion.. Miller Lite is proper :cool:
     
  15. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I turn around once in a while. We're good unless the wind is strong out of the east, sure helps with the bouncing and noise to turn around.
     
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  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    It’s safer in StClair for sure... Lol
    If you are up in the Ohio islands ..make sure you let me know ahead of time... and that goes for the rest of you characters.
    We just started talking about plans for this summer but nothing decided yet.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
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  17. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    757
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Sorry to hear about the platform Blue.
     
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  18. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    221
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    Blueone, we are tentatively aiming for the first weekend in August. Beginning of July and end of August will be up in Lake Huron.
    Will keep you posted as the plan if finalized. We stayed at Miller's Marina last year, seemed good and will most likely try for there again for start of August.
     
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  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Hey ...if it was easy it wouldn't be fun... It sounds like they have the squatter out... Will find out more in the morning..

    I will tell you it's good to be floating... Beautiful day.... Have the tunes just cranked...no one around... It doesn't get better than this in April in Ohio...Cheers you land lovers!!!

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  20. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    803
    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
    You're late to the party! Lol!

    Sorry to hear about the damage and glad to hear they got rid of the prick in your slip!

    Our 1st trip of 14 planned to PIB is next weekend! Weather is always permitting of course. We may hit Kelleys a few times more this summer too...
     
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