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Old 01-10-2012, 03:29 AM   #11
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I would settle for a trip to the pump out station :-)
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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All joking and 'tongue-in-cheek' threats aside. I'm a bit jealous, but I try to think of it like this "If every day were a beautiful day, how would you know the difference? Only when you experience a bad day can you truly appreciate the nice ones". I try to take this approach to boating. The long northern winter allows me to truly appreicate those beautiful days when we are boating. At least that is what I try to convince myself through these long winter months. Plus maintaing a few additional hobbies through the winter lets me pass my time. In all actaulity, by the end of the boating season, I look forward to a change of pace. Of course that lasts all of about 3 weekends then I'm ready to go boating again. LOL
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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I know the feeling...........the admiral around September is starting to resent the the time that boating takes up from her E-Baying business. But then when the boat is on the blocks for the winter, its..... "I miss the boat!"......can't win.

This year as strange as it has been, (job and all ) was very relaxing until the kitchen fiasco started in October. I found myself not rushing (this drives my wife nuts to rush ) to get down to the boat on the weekend when she was off. In fact she would go hunting for her E-Bay supplies ( Goodwill, garage sales, etc) and meet me at the marina later. That gave time for her stuff and then she felt the boat wasn't this bad thing after all. Sort of a love- hate thing :-)

I know sometimes in the fall I am so ready to put that boat away for the season, It's not funny. After all wrapped up it's catch-up time on the house maintenence and then its Christmas and then the boat shows start and finally you are counting the days to get it back into the water. The midwest boating cycle........

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Old 01-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #14
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Don't get me wrong....we have our seasons also. By july 4th i am sick of boating and do not really return to boating untill first of october. It does not help during july, august, and september the temps are well into the 110's and only getting down to 95's at night!!!! I know, I know, "its a dry heat tho".......well stick your head in the oven, its a dry heat also. Just too damn hot to go boating and the water temps are in the high 80's, just gets to be too much........
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #15
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yo roger and hava...

know this feeling to......some times i think.....get it out and winterize it......but then after a few days.....starts tickeling again.......but the only thing i'm thinking of right now is buying a new and bigger boat....still going for the bavaria 27 or 28 ft (the new 28 ft is wunderfull)

21-29 of januari boatshow in dusseldorf in germany only about 250 km from here....we'll go over their maybe we can make a good deal by buying the boat on the show.......

here in the netherlands still no winter, a year ago plenty off snow allready in november....but now.... storm, rain and sometimes a softy sunny hour.....

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Old 01-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #16
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Ed..........Same here in the midwest..........a very mild winter. It has been in the upper 40's lower 50's here for a couple of days. Up and down the temps have been.

I get to go over to the local Bass Pro Shop and talk to the management about putting in a booth for our Safe Boating Courses for the USPS at their Boat Show that they are having next week. That should be Thursday when our snow and ice storm should hit us........back to normal again!

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Old 01-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #17
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roger....

same weather forecast here...next week will starts freezing...... if it will hold on and starts snowing they don't know yet......but first seeing than believing

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Old 01-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #18
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I envy HavaMAx. This coming weekend will be the second out of the last 72 weekends that we will not make it to the boat. Very depressing. I also envy those who are not land locked. We may get there almost every weekend but we can't go far. Its only 25 miles from the marina to the north end of the lake and less to the south end.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #19
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Like the saying goes.......there's one in every crowd.....let's see....I have launched 4 times since New Years!!!

'bout the only thing I like about living in lala land........year round boating.

Loving the new boat but I do miss my Maxum.

Here's wishing everyone a safe, fun, long, problem free boating year in 2012!
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #20
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Roger, our pump out and water have been shut down for about four weeks now. Two weekend back, just to keep the water tank at least 1/2 full, I carried two 5 gallon jugs of water and dumped in the tank. I can turn the water on to our dock but that aggravation of draining it is not worth it just for our boat. Several of us usually will top off at the same time. On Christmas day we cruised down to one of the other marines and pumped out. They leave theirs on year around.
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