What a difference a year makes

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by sbw1, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_3842.JPG IMG_3841.JPG IMG_2098.JPG A year ago 2018 and today 2019.
     
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  2. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Wow! Incredible....both pics are beautiful!

    Bennett
     
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  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    What a lovely place.

    MM
     
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  4. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    So far so good on Lake Ontario in favor of a fast spring start. We’ve been fooled before though, Jan/feb are always the keys. If we can get through most of January with minimal ice late March splash becomes realistic.
     
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  5. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    780
    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    60° here today, Long Island NY.

    But I don’t think it’s going to last.......
     
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  6. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I think we set a record for low snow fall in December? I wouldn’t mind this being a trend but January and February can be ruthless.
     
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  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    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 bet you guys back there are glad to see the open water. Some snow would be nice to keep the lake levels up.
     
  8. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    We take whatever we get as there is no control over what happens. There has been plenty of precipitation in the upper midwest and Lake Michigan remains well above average levels. It is nice to see open water in the winter for a change.
     
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    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.
    Absolutely. Open water is always better to see than frozen stuff.
     
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  10. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Our lake levels are up, no ice allows evaporation, hope it goes down a foot this year.

    MM
     
  11. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    851
    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    I prefer the third pic, there's no boat in the other two :p
     
  12. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    409
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    You keeping an eye on the IJC water level reports? Good thing they're keeping the gates open wider this year, compared to 2017.

    Not sure if you facebook, but they release data pretty regularly.
    https://www.facebook.com/InternationalLakeOntarioStLawrenceRiverBoard/
     
  13. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    8A817E39-3A0E-4227-8ACA-015B0AF43252.jpeg My house in Beaufort, SC on Jan 2, 2018. Yesterday it was 80.
     
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  14. 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
    Here is the latest for Michigan/Huron (my boat is on Huron)
    mich_hrn.jpg
     
  15. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_2098.JPG The weekly report of the Corps of Engineers shows Lake Michigan/Huron dropped 1" in the past 30 days. However, it remains 3" higher than it was for this period a year ago according to the report. I guess all the rain has been keeping things higher than one would expect. We can not see much change in water levels at our dock compared to last month. It goes up and down every day depending on winds and barometric pressure.
     
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  16. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Thanks for posting this regularly.

    MM
     
  17. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    Clearly this is global warming.... Prepare for the Apocalypse....
     
  18. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Before warming it was we are entering an ice age according to Time magazine back in the day. That did not work out and it became warming. Now it is climate change, which creates extreme cold, heat, tornados, hurricanes, drought; you name it. The problem for the political meteorologists is ancient ice cores and tree rings on ancient trees demonstrate natural variation in weather of the sort we experience that go back before the industrial revolution in the late 1890s. As Al Gore is is fond of saying, the truth is inconvenient.
     
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  19. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I do check it occasionally but I hadn’t done it on Facebook, just followed the page for updates. Thanks for the link

    Also, The comments in there are priceless. I feel people’s pain from 2017 but some of the stuff they post is pretty funny. Pretty amazing to look at the graphs with 2017 plotted though, that was a wild year.

    We’re moving the boat to the Port of Rochester this year which I’m really excited about, so hopefully levels stay within reason and the lake stays liquid.
     
  20. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    409
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Yeah, 2017 was rough.

    Sounds like a great move. Lot of stuff to do in Charlotte (wait, we're not supposed to call it that anymore), and the marina facilities are absolute first rate. The only downside I remember is that it was a damn long walk from where we were on the angled transient docks on the south end of the marina to the offices and shops. The upside though, was that we had constant public ramp entertainment.
     

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