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    The 2014 Boating Thread

    Pulled the boat out of storage today. Launch date looks like May 3rd. Looking forward to Bryam Cove parties, evening bar cruises, and water skiing when the water warms a bit. Last 2 seasons have featured road trips to Lake George and hopefully this year will get one at George and maybe one at Winnipesaukee. Let the fun begin.

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    I plan to take the shrink wrap off mine next wknd with a possible shakedown cruise 1st wknd in May. If not then, we'll do it 5/17-18.
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    I'm in the boatyard just about everyday. Fairly busy launching boats & jet ski's this time of year. We have a ramp we can launch boats on up to about 25ft. but only on high tide. We have about 75 boat slips we rent out about a dozen of which can handle boats up to 50ft. We also have 14 jet ski docks. Our party fishing boat (70ft.) that my brother runs has been sailing for a couple of weeks already (striped bass fishing). I've yet to make a trip because up until this past weekend I was still skiing. It's time I switch into fishing mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    I plan to take the shrink wrap off mine next wknd with a possible shakedown cruise 1st wknd in May. If not then, we'll do it 5/17-18.
    So took the shrink off yesterday and hooked battery up and fired outboard up. Started nearly right away which was great since last use was Sept '12. Had my mechanic buddy with me and he noticed 2 of the cylinders were running hot.
    Long story short after a bunch of diagnosis we/he thinks it's bad thermostats that were clogged in part due to normal corrosion from my heavy salt water usage.
    We will replace those as well as head gaskets and new plugs.
    A bit annoying as I was looking fwd to getting out their but better get it right in,my driveway vs breaking down out on the Piscataqua in heavy current.
    Hopefully splash down in a few wks.....always something owning/maintaining any boat but especially an older vessel
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    For a trouble free season you should always replace your thermostats (and gaskets), water pump impellor and engine zincs. A little bit of coin in the Spring beats a mid-season breakdown! Especially in salt water!

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    Boat's ready but no launch yet. Everything seems to be running about 2 weeks late this year (product of our good winter) so yard work and spring clean up (having a hs graduation party so major yard work) are priority #1. Away next weekend so launch will be pushed back to the 17th (weather permitting) at the earliest.

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    Dock goes in this week. Boat is waxed. Its skiing time again!

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    Shakedown cruise today on a local lake. After thermostat replacement, new cylinder head, and gaskets she ran great! Next stop: Piscataqua River
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    Here I start the thread, get the boat ready and I'VE STILL NOT LAUNCHED. Marina doesn't have slip ready and it was too cold to go for a ride today. (and had to cut up tree that toppled last night) Hopefully next weekend will cooperate weather wise and I can get this thing started.

    Alex

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