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Old 04-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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I hope that this weekend I can finally dunk the boat and put it in its slip for the season to come, but first..........the weather! The nasty weather!

Central Illinois has gotten its share but I think south of us has gotten alot more as in gallons and gallons more. To all the people in the St Louis area that was effected by the airport tornado you will recover and our thoughts go out to you. Reading the paper this morning and the storm system that went through the deep south with alittle under 300 people losing their lives in unbelievable. Wow. Spring weather is packing a punch this season and taking no prisoners.

The Illinois river is approaching flood stage in our area but is going to crest sometime next week. This still is nowhere near what is going on south of us with what the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio river are doing to the people that live along side of it.

Well I hope I can get the boat in the water this saturday. I did have a chance Easter weekend (beautiful weekend) but home duties called, painting and taking old carpet out for the new carpet so we can get our house on the market and sell. If I hear the word staging one more time scream!

Hang in there Midwest and Southern boaters!

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Old 04-28-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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I was seriously debating dropping my Maxum in this weekend but the weather up here in western Canada has been horrible and 45 mph winds are forecast. We also have record flooding with all kinds of debris from trees to telephone poles flooting around. What is worse is that the cable I connected to my mooring chain/anchor for the winter appears to have been taken out by the ice and flood. I had it wrapped around a huge boulder on shore that is now in 3 feet of water. I am pretty sure I will find it eventually, but it might not be that easy and might require snorkelling which I am not inclined to do until the water warms up considerably.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:46 AM   #3
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well....this weekend is supposed to be decent....so..hopefully we'll spend time locally at the everett marina.....

if we're lucky ...one of the grey whales will be out in the sound close by so we can go see them..

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I'm not sure what's worse, having terrible weather and a boat or perfect weather like it is in Atlanta this weekend and nothing more than an oar... Hope you get in the water soon. What part of Central Illinois? Where do you boat?

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I hope that this weekend I can finally dunk the boat and put it in its slip for the season to come, but first..........the weather! The nasty weather!

Central Illinois has gotten its share but I think south of us has gotten alot more as in gallons and gallons more. To all the people in the St Louis area that was effected by the airport tornado you will recover and our thoughts go out to you. Reading the paper this morning and the storm system that went through the deep south with alittle under 300 people losing their lives in unbelievable. Wow. Spring weather is packing a punch this season and taking no prisoners.

The Illinois river is approaching flood stage in our area but is going to crest sometime next week. This still is nowhere near what is going on south of us with what the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio river are doing to the people that live along side of it.

Well I hope I can get the boat in the water this saturday. I did have a chance Easter weekend (beautiful weekend) but home duties called, painting and taking old carpet out for the new carpet so we can get our house on the market and sell. If I hear the word staging one more time scream!

Hang in there Midwest and Southern boaters!

That is all

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Old 04-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
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Yeah, some parts of the South got hammered. My oldest son goes to college at Auburn in Alabama - about 2 hours away from Birmingham. The Birmingham area took a beating. My heart goes out to all those folks.

I feel your pain Roger, my honey-do list is so long that I've simply not had time to get the boat cleaned up and in the water. Last Sat was purrrrrfect here in Northern Va, and this weekend looks nice too - thou not as warm as last. I try to console myself by remembering that all the rain we've had has washed so much floating debris into the Potomac River that I think I'd rather wait til it all makes its way down river.

LOL - both scenarios are bad, Cymru.
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Heading out for our 3rd trip today at Lake Powell. Weather not cooperating here in the Southwest either.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:32 AM   #7
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Cyrmu..........Live in the Peoria area and boat on the Illinois River.........Peoria is sort of the Mason-Dixon Line if your a Cub or Cardinal fan........lots of interbreeding going on :-)
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Its not such a bad place. I like Peoria. I spent a lot of time up in that part of the world. Illinois is like my adopted home state and my wife is from Springfiled.

Cubs or Cardinals? Either will do except when they play each other. Go Cubs!

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Yeah.......go cubs!

Yes we love this area............. born and raised and might retire here.............gee I have relatives in the Atlanta area...........haven't seen them in ages.

We are even getting a Bass Pro Shop store. It will be finished and ready to open in the fall and of course Peoria is home of the yellow god......caterpillar.

Looks like I might get to put the boat in sunday...........

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ho ho ho.....the weather was great again here in holland.....about 22 degrees celcius....only a little strong wind....but who cares.....so here nothing to complain

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In the water.........now going to get the new bimini put on.......

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