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The 2016 Boating Thread

xwhaler

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I'm targeting next wknd shakedown cruise in a local lake once we finish getting her ready this wknd.

Then if all goes well we will be out on the NH/ME Seacoast every wknd! Love this time of yr. Get on the water...black flies aren't there!
 

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I've been thinking about learning how to sail. There is a community boating program in Lawrence that offers very affordable lessons.


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I've been thinking about learning how to sail. There is a community boating program in Lawrence that offers very affordable lessons.


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Do it. Sailing is great and will teach you more about boating then anything else can. Race and you will find out how hard it is to be a good sailor (kind of like skiing). Grew up sailing before going power. Power boating is a recreation, sailing is a sport.

Alex

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Was out in San Francisco back in 13 or 14 when they were gearing up for the last Americus Cup (sp?). IMO the modern cats have kind of ruined it, but they are extremely fast. Go back to a mono hull and may the best man (or woman) win. JMO.

Alex

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This is my father & brother in the 1st video. I'm the son (not grandson) & got out of that business over 30 years ago. I still help out, even run the boat on occasion (yes I'm a licensed captain hense my screen name steamboat). This is how I spend a portion of my off season from skiing.





This video taken just this past Thurs.


 
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Great 3 day weekend to kick off the season. No pics but a great sunburn and swimable water temperatures.

Alex

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Incredible Fathers Day out on the NH/ME Seacoast with my wife and 2 boys!
Days like this make the occasional aggravation/cost of owning a boat all worth it!
 

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xwhaler

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Chauncey Creek Kittery for lunch followed by Little Harbor in Rye for some additional fun
 

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Finally made it out on the lake yesterday morning!

Winni was perfect in the AM

 

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Did my first paddle on the Susquehanna Saturday. I got about two miles from home when I noticed quite a bit of water in the bottom of my boat. I pulled up to a flat, rocky part of the bank to dump it out. I knew where the water was coming from, the keel right at the stern. It has been scraping/banging rocks on the bottom of the Susquehanna off and on for the last 35 years. I knew it was wearing thin. I could see daylight through a hole about a half inch long, eighth of an inch wide. I turned for home, stopping to empty the boat a couple times. I think a little marine epoxy should alleviate the leak. Was nice to be back on the water.
 

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Great day out on the NH/ME Seacoast! Awesome to have DHS on board for a cruise!
 

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Hit the river at 6AM this morning, it's usually nice and calm that early in the day, not today, windy as Hell, must be the front moving in. If I had a sail I could've sailed all the way home, the wind was blowing directly upstream most of the way. This resulted in some pretty big waves. I got turned sideways once and had to paddle to the shore to straighten the boat out. I wouldn't say I came close to capsizing, but broadside to the waves is not a good position to be.

When I got to the dam I noticed something unusual. At first I thought the sign read "Pueblo Art". I had to fight the urge to chuck some rocks at the "art". I'm curious to see if it is still there when I return.
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First boating experience this season and looking forward to doing it again!

Went on Clear Creek in Idaho Springs.
 

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Savemeasammy

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First boating experience this season and looking forward to doing it again!

Went on Clear Creek in Idaho Springs.

I missed you by a day... We were in Idaho Springs today. I did this, though:

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