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Fishermanjm
03-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Finally,,, spring is here!!! I feel the need for DONZI SPEED!!!

craigdskilling
03-20-2014, 07:42 PM
I think it will be awhile but ill be there for the first ride.:wink:

Carl C
03-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Spring!!! ​Where?

Ed Donnelly
03-20-2014, 11:48 PM
Yeah its a balmy 28 F here. Boating is right around the corner..Ed

Carl C
03-21-2014, 06:27 AM
15*F this morning near Detroit. Did Obama have something to do with this? :nilly:

Fishermanjm
03-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Sunny and 45f here today, the ice is gone and the last little pile of snow is just about gone. Looking down the bay
from Providence is very inviting. It will be very soon here on Narragansett Bay. I can't freekin wait!!!

Ghost
03-22-2014, 01:11 PM
63 right now...what a difference.

Morgan's Cloud
03-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Oh what a difference 600 miles makes .
Despite normally getting the tail end of every system that wreaks havoc on the US east coast a few days later , we've had one of the mildest winters for many years.
And we just about put an end to the 4 year drought at the same time.
Foliage and plants that should not be budding/producing for another month have all come out 2 months early.

Right now it's a comfy 70f with a moderate (for us) humidity count of about 71%. Mind you it could all change in 2 days .

No boating in sight for a while though .

Carl C
03-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Lots of snow and ice here still. Our 5 day forecast :( : Tonighthttp://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/nt_mostlycloudy.gif14 F
Mostly Cloudy

Tomorrow
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/partlycloudy.gif27 F
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Tomorrow Night
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Monday
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Clear

Tuesday
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Snow Showers30% chance of precipitation


Wednesday
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Clear

Pismo
03-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Over a foot of ice on my lake still. Already changed the oil and drive oil tho. Installing a new depth gauge sensor, fuel sep, a good wax job and will be ready to go...whenever spring comes. Two years ago, I already had my boat in!

smidgen too
03-23-2014, 12:19 AM
Lots of snow and ice here still. Our 5 day forecast :( : Tonighthttp://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/nt_mostlycloudy.gif14 F
Mostly Cloudy

Tomorrow
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/partlycloudy.gif27 F
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Tomorrow Night
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Monday
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/clear.gif32 | 22 F
Clear

Tuesday
http://icons-ak.wxug.com/i/c/k/snow.gif35 | 12 F
Snow Showers30% chance of precipitation


Wednesday
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You will need a Coast Guard escort to go boating on Lake St Clair next week & many more weeks to come....:frown:

Carl C
03-23-2014, 05:42 AM
You will need a Coast Guard escort to go boating on Lake St Clair next week & many more weeks to come....:frown:

Yup! And lots of warm clothes! Thankfully I live just off Lake Oakland and I'd better be boating in April but this weather is just plain depressing. One 60* sunny day would sure lift a lot of spirits around here! (and melt a lot of ice!)

Greg Guimond
03-23-2014, 08:41 AM
We are out of the woods now but it was a nasty Winter. The first picture is of the last day I was out on the water, December 22 last year. It was 71 degrees. The second picture is the ice choked river. Go figure.

mattyboy
03-23-2014, 09:11 AM
still below freezing at night here and the lake is still frozen it will be a week or so before the ice starts to break forecast says more snow for early this week

I hate winter but my friends had a good ice fishing season,

I don't even like ice in my drinks.

ice keeping beer cold since forever,

Fishermanjm
03-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Geeze,,, different world where u guys are from. Greg, where is that?

mattyboy
03-23-2014, 07:49 PM
I am about 30 miles NW as the crow flies from Greg's pictures. Doesn't seem like that far but it runs 5-10 degrees colder than the NYC metro area.

Fishermanjm
03-23-2014, 08:26 PM
So i'm guessing up state NY. Forecast is calling for a nor' easter tuesday into wednesday, temps around 34 degrees
Dam winter is hanging on.

Greg Guimond
03-24-2014, 07:22 AM
Geeze,,, different world where u guys are from. Greg, where is that?

That ice chunk picture is the Hudson River, looking south toward the GW Bridge and Manhattan, one of the spots I run the Donzi. I think I spoke way to soon though, this morning it's 20 degrees with a wind chill of 10!

olredalert
03-24-2014, 10:03 AM
----Its funny that lake St. Clair is still bound up as the St. Clair river is just about totally clear. Not an ice cube to be seen and we are only about 5 miles apart........Bill S

f_inscreenname
03-24-2014, 10:31 PM
Supposed to get snow tonight. :mad:

Fishermanjm
03-25-2014, 11:17 AM
4-6 inches tonite into tomorrow morning in Providence, heavier out on the cape. Its about 40 out there now. I peeked under the cover yesturday and found my cover has shedded plastic fibers everywhere, what a mess. I knew i should have thrown that cover out last year.

f_inscreenname
03-25-2014, 01:22 PM
4-6 inches tonite into tomorrow morning in Providence, heavier out on the cape. Its about 40 out there now. I peeked under the cover yesturday and found my cover has shedded plastic fibers everywhere, what a mess. I knew i should have thrown that cover out last year.

That happened to me one year. You will be finding those little strands of plastic for years to come.

joseph m. hahnl
03-27-2014, 08:47 PM
79139 It's going to be a little while here too:biggrin.:

Pismo
03-28-2014, 04:29 PM
This is 3 days ago. March 25th, still lots of ice. Yes that is a pickup truck out there still. Yikes, long while to go until ice out.

mattyboy
03-29-2014, 09:49 AM
So i'm guessing up state NY. Forecast is calling for a nor' easter tuesday into wednesday, temps around 34 degrees
Dam winter is hanging on.


my friends in the city call it up state NY but it is not really upstate compared to where Pismo is. was 55 yesterday 50's and rain all weekend that should kill the ice

OFFSHORE GINGER
03-29-2014, 11:48 AM
http://www.earthcam.com/usa/michigan/grandhaven/lakemichigan/

Fishermanjm
03-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Oh I gotta haul my boat up that way an meet up with u guyz some day. BTW... the cover is comming off Monday

Greg Guimond
03-29-2014, 03:28 PM
Supposed to get snow tonight. :mad:

We missed the snow but has been raining hard all night and today. Running the fireplace but I'm sure this will be (should be?) the last word burning weekend :)

Capevettes
03-30-2014, 08:09 AM
We are all iced out here on the Cape (Mahpee/Wakeby). The dock and the Donzi will go in at the beginning of May. We just got over another blizzard but it's raining heavily now. Time to get the cars and the boats out making some noise :)

Ghost
03-30-2014, 09:09 AM
Last of the firewood goes in tonight...

Greg Guimond
04-01-2014, 07:39 AM
Going to be 60 degrees today. We are officially done with bad weather and that's no April Fools!

CHACHI
04-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Hell, I have pulled the driveway markers out and put them away.

I would change out my blower, but I can't get to my shed because the lawn is kinda soft.

Maybe this weekend.

Ken

mc donzi
04-01-2014, 01:51 PM
About 10 days ago, the Ministry of Natural Resources had to do some work on Lake Simcoe(about 75 miles north of Toronto). They had a 30" auger.... couldn't get through the ice. Had to add an extension.

No 45F days in the 10 day forcast either.


By the time we get the boats in, it will be time to take 'em out.

Fishermanjm
04-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Absolutely done!!!

mattyboy
04-01-2014, 03:19 PM
drove along the lake today the ice has retreated from the shore and has started to go in the middle has well. close to 60 here today

cinco de mayo on the boat for sure

Ed Donnelly
04-02-2014, 06:19 AM
Going to be 90 today and didn't see any ice in the lake
OH WAIT I'm not in Toronto. Loafing with George in Florida..Ed

Pismo
04-03-2014, 10:46 AM
April 3rd, still lots of ice. Guys fishing out in the middle still. Weeks to go. No trucks for a few days now tho, just ATVs.

Greg Guimond
04-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Man with that much ice it might be Memorial Day before a full melt down!

joseph m. hahnl
04-06-2014, 07:22 AM
:confused:http://nhpr.org/post/historic-ice-out-winnipesaukee-expected (http://nhpr.org/post/historic-ice-out-winnipesaukee-expected)

mattyboy
04-06-2014, 07:33 AM
the arms of greenwood lake are now open but the main body was still ice, cold last night but a bright sunny 50 degree day is forecast no cloud cover so tax day looks like it may be the end of winter

mattyboy
04-14-2014, 07:04 AM
ice out of Greenwood lake there were some boats out yesterday even a pair of jet skis which is crazy the water temp is in the low 40's

Fishermanjm
04-24-2014, 08:06 PM
the winter cover is finally off!!! i put my new Seal Skin cover on and I must say that for 255 casholas
it is the best non custom made cover i have used yet

Carl C
04-24-2014, 08:19 PM
There is not much spring in Detroit with highs in the 50s (F). This could be the first time ever that I didn't boat in April. The water is open but it's not much fun if you have to bundle up :(.

Greg Guimond
04-24-2014, 09:45 PM
I'm with you on that Carl. My normal program is April Fools to Thanksgiving Day. The winds here have been cranking and we can't seem to string together a bunch of good warm days. To think that I was on the water last year on December 22nd and it was 72.

f_inscreenname
04-25-2014, 12:24 AM
Been blowing 40+ around here off and on for 2 days. Supposed to warm up to the mid 60's the next couple days but then drop back to the mid 50's for highs the couple days after it.
Did I mention I live in the mid Atlantic. Some call this a southern state. I have never seen a fall winter and spring like this. We really had 6 months of winter (below freezing at least once a day). This is early March weather not 5 days from May.

jl1962
04-25-2014, 06:08 AM
Off to Maine tomorrow where the forecast is temps in the 30s, freezing precip and the official season is Still Winter!

Carl C
04-25-2014, 06:50 AM
I'm with you on that Carl. My normal program is April Fools to Thanksgiving Day. The winds here have been cranking and we can't seem to string together a bunch of good warm days. To think that I was on the water last year on December 22nd and it was 72.

I stretch my boating season too. In 2012 I was boating March 12. 14 and on Lake St. Clair the 21st with record highs in the 80s. 2011-12 was the mildest winter I've ever seen. 2013-14, the harshest. I might possibly get out on Lake Oakland Monday for a quick run to make sure everything is OK but the high will be 58 and mostly cloudy. :( The boat's been ready to go for a couple of weeks.

I've never gotten out in December. It was warm enough a few years ago but I'd already winterized the boat.

Carl C
04-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Meanwhile in Eagle River, Alaska, north of Anchorage where my family lives:

[*=center]Friday 04/25
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[*=center]Saturday 04/26
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56 | 36
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[*=center]Tuesday 04/29
53 | 36
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[*=center]Wednesday 04/30
55 | 37
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[*=center]Thursday 05/01
60 | 42
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[*=center]Friday 05/02
62 | 42
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[*=center]Saturday 05/03
63 | 43
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(http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/zmw:99577.1.99999#horizontal-day-122)

Greg Guimond
04-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Another weekend blown with cool temps and high winds. This is starting to piss me off :mad:

Greg Guimond
04-30-2014, 09:48 PM
April officially shot. Cold weather, rain, no boating ........ not once :frown:

Carl C
05-01-2014, 06:15 AM
April 29. It stopped raining around 2 PM. The sun came out and the temp soared to a blistering 72*! Yep, I got out for a couple hours and avoided missing April! The boat ran good. Now it is cold & wet again.

Ed Donnelly
05-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Yeah spring is finally here
Put away my long johns and fleece lined shirt
Down to just a flannel shirt and my winter coat.
Going to hit 45F today and no rain for the first time in 8 days...Ed

Ghost
05-01-2014, 03:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRhPeJ3uzOc

Capevettes
05-03-2014, 07:48 AM
60's here on Cape Cod now:). Fired the 18 up in the driveway yesterday. Sounded sweet. Dock and lift going in Monday morning along with the Donzi. Finally after a most miserable winter. The neighbors around the lake will hear those familiar pipes once again :biggrin.:

Capevettes
05-06-2014, 06:31 AM
Dock, lift and boat went in the water yesterday. Spring has officially begun. I had forgotten how nice those pipes sound :biggrin.:

Pismo
05-12-2014, 09:33 AM
22 in the water, oils, wash, wax, new water pump, all good. Had a nice ride. 70 and sunny, glass calm. Perfect first cruise. Fried my stereo with the hose tho..Glad they are cheap now a days.

This year tried Starbrite Teflon wax on one side, not good, fairly hazed no matter how much I buff. Maguiars on the other, seemed very nice. Try diff products every year. 303 on transom which faces west and bakes all the time.

Carl C
05-12-2014, 10:07 AM
I use mequiar's "premium marine wax". It's not cheap but the big bottle lasts for years. I wax the boat once a year since it stays in a garage. I've been out twice on the small lake. Last Thursday we hit 82*! The Great Lakes are still too cold but hoping that Memorial Day is warm so I can hit the madness on Muscamoot Bay!!

Ed Donnelly
05-12-2014, 01:03 PM
Carl; is that Big Muscamoot or Little Muscamoot??
Either way it's a Great Lake yes?...Ed

Carl C
05-12-2014, 01:32 PM
I think it's Big Muskamoot, Ed. There will be a huge raft-up party if it warms up. They tie up the bigger boats in two rows with a "midway" in the middle. There are DJ boats and lots of hot chickies. Great times.

Pismo
05-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Carl, if you ever bring your boat to Lake George, let me know, we'll have a beer.

Carl C
05-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Carl, if you ever bring your boat to Lake George, let me know, we'll have a beer.

Thanks. I appreciate that. Money is a little scarce for me right now. This is the year I need to pay down debt so I don't see any long road trips and probably not many runs on the big lakes this summer.

smidgen too
05-12-2014, 05:01 PM
I think it's Big Muskamoot, Ed. There will be a huge raft-up party if it warms up. They tie up the bigger boats in two rows with a "midway" in the middle. There are DJ boats and lots of hot chickies. Great times.

When Bill [redalert] & I go to Muskamoot we always park up stream of the gauntlet, :yes: the water is a little fresher.:boggled: I wonder if the water will ever comes back to mid 80's water level [about 1 foot higher] than today height so that we could go back in to Little Muskamoot ??

mattyboy
05-18-2014, 09:47 AM
finally spring cleaning

Carl C
05-18-2014, 10:36 AM
It's still cold here in Michigan. Looks like no boating on Memorial Day :(. Looked like AOTH was a bust too. Cold, cloudy and some rain. Looked like about 7 boats and one run on Saturday and everyone pulled their boats out. Bummer. That's not a cheap trip to make. WTF? Where is summer?

Greg Guimond
05-18-2014, 10:53 AM
It's still cold here in Michigan. WTF? Where is summer?

I finally took my first run of the entire season yesterday for 4 hours or so. No dice today though as the temps are dropping again. WTF is spot on :garfield:

roadtrip se
05-18-2014, 11:12 AM
It's still cold here in Michigan. Looks like no boating on Memorial Day :(. Looked like AOTH was a bust too. Cold, cloudy and some rain. Looked like about 7 boats and one run on Saturday and everyone pulled their boats out. Bummer. That's not a cheap trip to make. WTF? Where is summer?

Carl, you weren't here. I am. You have it wrong, yet again. Based on your synopsis, how the heck did I go through two tanks of fuel at AOTH on Friday and Saturday? Give ya a little hint... Part of it might have been running next to a certain yellow devil with some special mods on yesterday afternoon.

duckhunter
05-18-2014, 02:10 PM
Part of it might have been running next to a certain yellow devil with some special mods on yesterday afternoon.

Hmmmmm... I heard a little something about that. :pimp::biggrin:

Carl C
05-18-2014, 03:33 PM
I was watching the cams. Didn't see any boats until Friday and then it was about 7 or so boats. It looked like Gregg's was docked just beyond the rest, behind two pontoons. I saw Gregg head out for a bit Friday after the rain stopped and it was under 60*. I saw the group head out Sat about 11 and it was cold and cloudy. I felt bad for you guys there. The boats never returned so apparently everyone decided to pull them out Sat. after the run. High Sat was 62 and cloudy. So, Todd, tell me again how great the boating was. Where is summer? :(

roadtrip se
05-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Hmmmmm... I heard a little something about that. :pimp::biggrin:

Priceless...

roadtrip se
05-18-2014, 04:18 PM
I was watching the cams. Didn't see any boats until Friday and then it was about 7 or so boats. It looked like Gregg's was docked just beyond the rest, behind two pontoons. I saw Gregg head out for a bit Friday after the rain stopped and it was under 60*. I saw the group head out Sat about 11 and it was cold and cloudy. I felt bad for you guys there. The boats never returned so apparently everyone decided to pull them out Sat. after the run. High Sat was 62 and cloudy. So, Todd, tell me again how great the boating was. Where is summer? :(

The cams give you 100 yards of visibility to a lake that is literally 100 miles long.
Still trying to figure out where all that fuel disappeared to...

Carl C
05-19-2014, 06:59 AM
I didn't say that you didn't run your boat. I'm pretty sure that I saw Gregg go around to the fuel dock and then head out on Friday for a bit. Most of the fleet didn't move until Saturday morning. What I could see of it that is. The cameras point right at the Donzi area and I always like to watch the action. Maybe there were more Donzis in another section. I saw 6 or 7 boats and most only went out Saturday and never returned. It had to be cold with temps dipping into the 40s and most of the time only around 50. It did top out at 62 on Saturday but was cloudy. I'd have bundled up and burned gas too but it just isn't as much fun. At least it didn't rain except for a little on Friday and I'm sure there were good times at the lodge. Gregg and sons had to have been cold with no windshield or wind deflectors! Anyway, that's what I observed on the cams and weather reports. Sorry the sun didn't come out for everyone.

roadtrip se
05-19-2014, 11:58 AM
I didn't say that you didn't run your boat. I'm pretty sure that I saw Gregg go around to the fuel dock and then head out on Friday for a bit. Most of the fleet didn't move until Saturday morning. What I could see of it that is. The cameras point right at the Donzi area and I always like to watch the action. Maybe there were more Donzis in another section. I saw 6 or 7 boats and most only went out Saturday and never returned. It had to be cold with temps dipping into the 40s and most of the time only around 50. It did top out at 62 on Saturday but was cloudy. I'd have bundled up and burned gas too but it just isn't as much fun. At least it didn't rain except for a little on Friday and I'm sure there were good times at the lodge. Gregg and sons had to have been cold with no windshield or wind deflectors! Anyway, that's what I observed on the cams and weather reports. Sorry the sun didn't come out for everyone.

We all ran both days. It started Thursday with a show and shine with the local car club, standing around in the sunshine admiring the cars and boats. Friday included a really nice trip back to 76 Falls in the afternoon sunshine. Followed by a happy hour on the docks in the afternoon sunshine. Saturday night, everyone stood around in the parking lot in the sunshine cleaning up their boats and discussing the theatrics of the run. A good time was had by those who showed. Not sure what you saw on the cams, but it doesn't really matter, I guess. I do know that I am sunburned.

Carl C
05-19-2014, 01:55 PM
We all ran both days. It started Thursday with a show and shine with the local car club, standing around in the sunshine admiring the cars and boats. Friday included a really nice trip back to 76 Falls in the afternoon sunshine. Followed by a happy hour on the docks in the afternoon sunshine. Saturday night, everyone stood around in the parking lot in the sunshine cleaning up their boats and discussing the theatrics of the run. A good time was had by those who showed. Not sure what you saw on the cams, but it doesn't really matter, I guess. I do know that I am sunburned.

Sunshine? Yeah, whatever. You sure like to argue don't you.

roadtrip se
05-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Sigh! Nice shot of us that Byron sent over last night...

roadtrip se
05-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Great video, credits to Easton Waller. Next time just show up. It's much better in person than from the cam...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=919G0k7rNTU

Carl C
05-19-2014, 09:27 PM
How about rain and sleet and cold and lots of extra warm clothing and freezing bodies and only 6 boats and blown blackhawks and long tows . . . . . . . .:eek:

duckhunter
05-19-2014, 10:09 PM
Gorge Run 2013. Blackhawk down.

AOTH 2014. Blackhawk down.

Population of two isn't quite a trend, but it might be a clue!

Sorry we missed this run, we'll make up for it with our usual tiddlywink spirit at the Gorge. :biggrin.:

Ghost
05-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Carl, aside from my major sunburn you've convinced me you're right--you'd have been miserable with the clouds, rain, hail, cold, etc. Which is fine, I say that sincerely. Just a different story for the folks who were there I think. Different strokes. I had a hell of a good time and saw the same all around. Awesome group of people. Thanks to everyone for making it such a blast.

Carl C
05-20-2014, 05:33 AM
Never said you didn't have a good time. I said that spring hadn't sprung for AOTH which is what this thread is about. Was it not cold and cloudy the whole time with a low turnout? That's all I said and then your good friend, who has tried to sabotage my local friendships btw, tried to make me look like a liar. Maybe I WAS there and you didn't even know it! Todd, why don't you take your bs to the other site. It's been much more civil here since you left. Post over there how sunny and awesome it was. I'm sure everyone had a good time at the lodge even though Fishin' Sucks wasn't there to do the auction and Jim and Scott weren't able to make it this year. . . . .:yes:

jl1962
05-20-2014, 06:29 AM
Nice X-18.

Love the waterfall.

Soundtrack needs more Zeppelin IMO - but what doesn't! ;)

Thanks for posting.

ITTLFLI
05-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Since AOTH has been brought up.....awesome video! Thanks Easton!! Thanks to all who attended AOTH this year and sorry to those couple folks who couldn't make it due to unfortunate circumstances. We had a blast running to the new venues!! The new spots were happy to have us! Conley even gave everybody a free key chain!! The weather could have been better, but as always at AOTH, the sun came out and made for a great day of running and hanging with great friends!! I think Conley sold their rack of sunglasses(maybe shot glasses too!!). It was definitely spring at Cumberland and the Horses are awake!!!

Ghost
05-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Never said you didn't have a good time. I said that spring hadn't sprung for AOTH which is what this thread is about. Was it not cold and cloudy the whole time with a low turnout? That's all I said...

LOL, actually, to be fair, you said the event was "a bust" with clouds, cold, rain, only 7 boats, blown "drives", "long tows" and everyone pulling their boats after the run on Saturday (which is when most people do as the last run of the event is the run on Saturday, so I'm not sure of the point there). That's a lot more than the weather characterizing the event as a bust. Sounds closer to Schleprock from the Flintstones. Standing back, it just kinda seems like a half-empty vs half full mentality. Right down to the damning with faint praise ("I'm sure everyone had a good time even without Tom there to do the auction..."). Come to think of it, that sounds a little like an untweetable canarial disease. ;)

EDIT: and again, to each his own. Looked like the event was a blast for the folks who went. I have no doubt that some would not have not have enjoyed it the same way. And that's fine, the way it should be. Somewhere out there are people who went to a kiddie pageant over the weekend and had fun. I'd have been miserable--better for them and for me that I was at AOTH instead.

Carl C
05-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Glad to hear that the attendees were able to make the best of less than perfect conditions :). Sorry to hear that a friend of mine lost a blackhawk drive :(. It's back to cold and rainy in Michigan but the holiday week-end may be decent. I was hoping to do Muscamoot Bay on Memorial Day but even the shallows of Lake St. Clair are probably still ice cold. Not a good boating season so far up here.

Ghost
05-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Yeah, Easton's video is amazing. Still curious who persisted to get that on the big screen at dinner and how, but nice work. And special thanks to Tom and to all of Team Yellow Devil for the great rides, including bumping up my fastest-ever speed by about 4 mph.

Ed Donnelly
05-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Where else can you get Spectro oil half price? Only at A.O.T.H.
Rob and I had the pleasure of riding with Inferno and his lovely wife Susan.
Give Stan another year or two and he will be able to drive a Donzi like a pro.

Big difference between the weather and the turnout between this year and last
NO DIFFERENCE between the fun factor..
Had as much fun this time around as I did last year and even got to buy some more warm clothing..Everyone thinks us Great White North Canucks are tough..
I had 6 layers of clothing and Rob was wearing a tee shirt with SHORTS
Mind you he is from QUEBEC a different country all together.
Hedgehog made a fine auctioneer and his wife made sure everything was sold at a good price..
Another well organized event and God willing, I will be attending next year.

Anyone with breathing or walking problems
NO FEAR
A land taxi takes you to the dock and a water taxis takes you to the slips, restaurant or where ever...
Hats off to all that make this event possible...............................Ed

roadtrip se
05-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Nice X-18.

Love the waterfall.

Soundtrack needs more Zeppelin IMO - but what doesn't! ;)

Thanks for posting.

And cowbell! Of course!

Glad to see others pipe up here on AOTH. Hope to see you all at the Gorge Run!

mattyboy
05-21-2014, 07:35 AM
Hey Greg you going out this week to jump destroyer wakes it is fleet week.

Still a crappy forecast for the NYC metro area mid 60's with rain all week


Mutha Nature is one crazy bitch

Greg Guimond
05-21-2014, 08:41 AM
I have only been out once so far this year and the big boys start arriving today. I'm not sure how long they stay but for anyone who has not seen this by water it is well worth it. I'm hoping that the weather offers at least one good day over the next week to get the boat in the water and take a look. So far Matty, you're right, it looks lousy ..... :mad:

bertsboat
05-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Out the other day. The weather here in St Augustine is great. Even saw a black and white 22 Donzi Classic the other day.

Conquistador_del_mar
05-21-2014, 01:28 PM
I have only been out once so far this year and the big boys start arriving today. I'm not sure how long they stay but for anyone who has not seen this by water it is well worth it. I'm hoping that the weather offers at least one good day over the next week to get the boat in the water and take a look. So far Matty, you're right, it looks lousy ..... :mad:

I sure wish you could send some of that rain down here to Texas. We have had great boating weather overall, but our lakes are going down due to the extended drought.

Greg Guimond
05-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Well I wish I could send our wet weather to Texas as well! It's raining AGAIN today so no boat :mad: I'm doing things around the place and decided to find out what props I have around. I counted 16 and there are still others somewhere. Talk about absurd outweighing ridiculous. Our youngest said she is going to "tell Mom" unless I let her drive.

I need to get rid of all the boats and take up jogging ..................

Just Say N20
05-23-2014, 11:24 AM
WARNING: To avoid mental anguish, do NOT calculate the cost of said props!

Carl C
05-23-2014, 11:32 AM
I just want to borrow a few of them! I picked up a damaged Bravo 1 30p for $40. Gonna get it fixed locally for a spare I think since that's the prop I normally run except that Brett worked some magic on my good one.

jl1962
05-23-2014, 01:50 PM
Nice paperweights!

You should pull the hub and convert some to beer steins.........
:beer:

Greg Guimond
05-23-2014, 04:46 PM
WARNING: To avoid mental anguish, do NOT calculate the cost of said props!


I just want to borrow a few of them! I picked up a damaged Bravo 1 30p for $40. Gonna get it fixed locally for a spare I think since that's the prop I normally run except that Brett worked some magic on my good one.

I should have put a tag on each of them as they arrived with what I paid back in the day. :boggled: I can't even remember what models a few of them are and I haven't even cleaned out the garage fully yet lol.
I'm sure I will unearth more metal. I think I even have the Rootsy prop in there somewhere as well. If I knew how to use Ebay I'd sell the whole bunch as one big lot to a prop flipper :eek:

Hold on .............the sun just came out for 5 minutes :outtahere: