This 2018 Michigan winter is starting a lot like our 2017 summer

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Stee6043, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Active Member

    892
    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1999 Sundancer 340
    454 Mercruiser's w/ V Drives, Westerbeke gen set
    Too cold to do anything fun!

    Man...I can't even take my kids out sledding. They're freezing their feet, hands and faces off after 20 minutes in single digit temps, below zero wind chill. It's been a brutal few weeks.

    I'm hoping this means we're going to have a long hot summer for 2018. Michigan deserves a good one...
     
  2. QT1

    QT1 Member

    322
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha outboard
    Been extremely cold here in Maryland but still have to check the ice eaters at the marina daily
     
  3. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Just under 12 weeks until Spring &/or boat season! I'm ready.
     
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  4. MrHappy

    MrHappy Member

    121
    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
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    I hope so too. Monday I will be reserving our Muskegon State Park July camping trip. Last July it was too cold to take a nice leisurely swim in Lake Michigan.

    Minus 10 in Indianapolis this Morning.
     
  5. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    215
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    8.1
    I'll second this!! Bring on those 100 degree days. :cool:
     
  6. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C,
    85 Monaco 197
    7.4 300hp BII,
    260hp Alpha 1
    Looks like lake levels will still be high. That is a constant problem at our marina in New Buffalo.

    MM
     
  7. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    There isn't much ice on Superior or Michigan, maybe a couple inches will evaporate off.
     
  8. Arickosmo

    Arickosmo Member SILVER Sponsor

    229
    Apr 10, 2012
    Middle Coast
    2003 400DB
    Mercruiser 8.1L
    When are you guys putting back in?
     
  9. stg099

    stg099 Member SILVER Sponsor

    141
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Mercs/Alpha
    We're set to Splash the last week in April. Later than most, but Chicago harbors don't "technically" open until May 1st.
     
  10. Arickosmo

    Arickosmo Member SILVER Sponsor

    229
    Apr 10, 2012
    Middle Coast
    2003 400DB
    Mercruiser 8.1L
    Thanks. I need to plan my travel up there and I'm debating on waiting another year, allowing the web to do it's thing.
     
  11. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Active Member

    892
    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1999 Sundancer 340
    454 Mercruiser's w/ V Drives, Westerbeke gen set
    Three more weeks here +/-. I'm pretty deep in the storage building so I'll likely trend to mid/late April. Looking forward to it at any rate...
     
  12. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    627
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    My 400DB is up in Sturgeon Bay. The marina up there doesn’t open until May 1st. I splash on May 4th and will bring her home on May 5th.
     
  13. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Weather permitting, my boat will be in between March 23rd to March 28th. I'm Ready, other than connecting the batteries and replacing my dock lines.
     
  14. MrHappy

    MrHappy Member

    121
    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    9ED062F6-29A0-47CD-A120-F400373C4F8F.jpeg
    Dated March 9, 2018

    Water levels.
     
  15. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    215
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    8.1
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  16. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    238
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp, 9.9 hp Mercury
    I'm planning on last week in April. It was April 28th last season.
     
  18. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Active Member

    892
    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1999 Sundancer 340
    454 Mercruiser's w/ V Drives, Westerbeke gen set
    Thanks for sharing! That's a whole lotta water...
     

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