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Carl C
03-12-2012, 02:28 PM
This has been a winter to remember. The mildest winter I can recall. Also the first time I boated in March!! We were only out an hour or so to make sure everything was OK.

glashole
03-12-2012, 02:55 PM
i had an idea but wasn't sure until now

you are crazy carl :wink:

Carl C
03-12-2012, 04:39 PM
You have no idea how crazy I am :). Wednesday is predicted to be 70* with sun. If so, I will be back out and without the hoodie! This is too cool!:cool:

Just Say N20
03-12-2012, 06:40 PM
I get all of it, except the shorts. There has to be a way to unload/load the boat without getting long pants wet!

I'm envious. And engine-less, which explains the envy.

Ed Donnelly
03-12-2012, 08:16 PM
I knew you would be the first NORTHERNER to be out in the water..

The water is like boating in Miami as it must be at least 35F..

Hope you have another boat nearby in case..You wouldn't last 10 min in the lake.

Have a blast Carl..............................Ed

Carl C
03-12-2012, 09:36 PM
Here they pull the docks out on skids for the winter. There is no dock now so launching is lots of fun and involves wading out over your knees. Ed, safety is always first. Note the life vests and that I gave up my one lifeline to a passenger. Already have Wednesday planned; it's gonna be a long & great summer of boating! Get 'em out guys, the forecast is nothing but good weather. http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys%20Summer/summer_45_text.gif

axelkloehn
03-13-2012, 06:52 AM
brrrrrr, Mr. Chamberlain- you are crazy!!

Carl C
03-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Local forecast copied from weatherunderground:

Tuesday, 13

http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/partlycloudy.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
63 | 37 F

Partly Cloudy
Chance of
Precipitation
10%





Wednesday, 14
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/clear.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
72 | 54 F

Clear
Chance of
Precipitation
20%





Thursday, 15
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/chancetstorms.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
72 | 55 F

Chance of T-storms
Chance of
Precipitation
40%





Friday, 16
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/mostlycloudy.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
73 | 52 F

Fog
Chance of
Precipitation
0%





Saturday, 17
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/cloudy.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
63 | 46 F

Fog
Chance of
Precipitation
0

And the extended forecast:

Sunday, 18
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/fog.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
75 | 43 F

Fog
Chance of
Precipitation
20%





Monday, 19
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/partlycloudy.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
75 | 55 F

Fog
Chance of
Precipitation
0%





Tuesday, 20
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/clear.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
72 | 55 F

Clear
Chance of
Precipitation
0%





Wednesday, 21
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/clear.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
73 | 52 F

Clear
Chance of
Precipitation
0%





Thursday, 22
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/chancetstorms.gif (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=42.724420,-83.432338)
64 | 52 F

Chance of T-storms
Chance of
Precipitation
20

pipnit
03-13-2012, 08:18 AM
Nice Carl! I've been enjoying this same weather down in Michigan City Indiana. It looks like you guys had some serious T-Storms your way last night.

I'm putting in a new Halon system and Wiring harness so I won't be in for a little while but I'll be in nice and early. Taking advantage of this great weather to do some dirt biking!

axelkloehn
03-13-2012, 08:21 AM
I always thought our seasons are linked somehow but we have in the low 40s over here. Strange, you've got no leaves but warm...

Greg Guimond
03-13-2012, 08:52 AM
I thought I was doing good to boat in December in NY Harbor which was a first for me. Looking good Carl ..........:yes:

Fishermanjm
03-13-2012, 11:28 AM
Nice carl!!! an i'm talkin bout the shorts

Carl C
03-14-2012, 05:07 PM
Got out again today! 73*! No shirt needed! This is so cool. Without a dock this is how I have to launch the boat. I use the inflatable as a dinghy! The bottom is rocky here so beaching is not going to happen with this boat.
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx275/CARLC222/Pictures650Medium.jpg

EstorilM
03-14-2012, 07:52 PM
I don't blame you one bit - it's supposed to be 85 degrees here in northern Virginia tomorrow, wtf?! I wish my engine wasn't in 30895 pieces at the machine shop. :garfield:

zelatore
03-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Is that an official Donzi paddle?

Wouldn't want you running around with second-rate equipment!

Ghost
03-14-2012, 11:16 PM
Carl, perhaps I've been burning too many brain cells pondering repower options, but I have to admit I am confused by your picture.

Great that you're getting out though. It felt like 80 here today.

Carl C
03-15-2012, 07:22 AM
"Is that an official Donzi paddle?"

I could stencil "Donzi" on it in green paint.........

Carl C
03-15-2012, 07:28 AM
"Carl, perhaps I've been burning too many brain cells pondering repower options, but I have to admit I am confused by your picture."

Confused how? The dock is sitting high and dry on land. I put my passenger in the back seat. Back the boat in and shove it off with the long dock line attached. I loop the dock line over a stake that I drove into the ground. I park the rig. My friend keeps the boat in proper position and I paddle out in the dinghy. Since we will be doing some anchoring anyway I take the "dinghy" out to the middle of the lake and anchor it there. :)

Ghost
03-15-2012, 10:36 AM
Ahhh, okay. I was trying to piece it together.