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2017 Boating Thread

4aprice

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Guess we can start it, my boats in the water. Lake's full and its was a fast transition to the warm weather season (skied out west last weekend).

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Hope to launch next Sunday but depends on if I get it back from the marine mechanic in time.

Looking forward to having it at a slip all season. Should really make for a different experience for us as a family.

Got it waxed and bottom painted last wknd.

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Boat goes in on May 30th for us! Looking forward to it!

No Memorial Day Weekend? Know Winni is pretty cold but 30th seems late. Anyway in summer mode now so happy boating. Hope it warms a little before "1st" summmer weekend.


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After some delays due to needing a new thermostat on the outboard as well as lousy weather for Early May I am still not in. Launching this coming wknd though and looking forward to the marina life this season.

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With the weather we've had I pulled mine back out of the water to do a detail cleaning. Weekend looks decent at least for a ride. The big kickoff will of course be the next weekend.

Alex

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Just got back from a week of sailing around the BVI's!

Moved my boat to her summer slip a few weeks ago and need to do some work to get her ready to sail.
 

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Bagged putting the boat in last weekend, so she still sits at home nice and clean, ready for launch early tomorrow morning. Looks like we may get 2 of 3 out on the lake, though Sunday may be running from storms. Anyway's "Happy Summer" to all boaters.

Alex

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In as of last wknd and looking forward to another great season on the NH/ME seacoast. Sat and Sunday look decent up this way for this wknd


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Nice whaler! Is that a 15? This is my partially restored 13



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Mine is a 16' 7" Eastport....oldie but goodie (1968 hull running on a '98 90 HP 2 stroke Johnson)
They are awesome boats...keep us posted with any pics of your adventures this summer! Had a 13' as a kid love those
 

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Yep a lot off older hulls around! How did your 13 ft handle? I try not to go out in anything over 2 ft. It gets a little sketchy. Got to hit em like moguls haha


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Having nearly 4 extra feet not to mention stand up center console makes for a much more stable ride when seas get rough. Agree on the mogul approach. There's an art to knowing how to read the water for sure

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Having nearly 4 extra feet not to mention stand up center console makes for a much more stable ride when seas get rough. Agree on the mogul approach. There's an art to knowing how to read the water for sure

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Just thinking about my ride out to the cove yesterday with traffic and converging wakes everywhere, turbulent. Moguls are smoother.

Alex

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Nice.

You should post those in the fishing 2017 thread; no salt water presence this year since steamboat1 disappeared.
 
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