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Old 28 October 2007, 15:28   #41
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Bryan or Rogan,

How many days are you planning for this expedition to take?
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Old 29 October 2007, 12:21   #42
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We think around 3 weeks. Our last trip down the mississippi was about the same distance and we did it in 2 weeks but it left no real down time, we had to cover a minimum of 100 miles per day. This trip also has a lot more open water so we will be much more weather dependent.
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Old 15 November 2007, 08:12   #43
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Hows the Oct. boating season?
It's "lovely" here... I was out the other day... small craft/gale warnings, 30knt winds, 2-3 meter waves, snow squalls... and as usual, not another boat anywhere on the water. I was out with my dog, but we stayed in relatively sheltered water.

Fall is NOT the time to be trying a cruise in these parts. Period.
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Old 16 November 2007, 12:04   #44
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I would have to agree with you Stoo, Oct and Nov boating season is cold and exhilarating. All of our harbors are empty; no more dealing with drunken idiots at the launch ramp is also a plus. Our largest wave heights are in Nov. Last week we had 10-foot waves. Not a good time for long-distance cruising but lots of fun in short bursts. How long until your harbors freeze up ? I think we still have a few weeks but its hard to winterize boats when its below freezing. Im putting the SIB away this weekend
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Old 16 November 2007, 22:54   #45
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End of season is on us... :(

We had a bunch of snow last night and this morning... close to a foot. Usually the end of the boating season comes as a result of the ramp being buried... the plows tend to push snow down the ramp.

I am planning on diving Sunday, then putting the boat away sadly. The place where I store it uses snow drifts as the primary security system, so I need to get it in soon!

Time to wax the skiis!
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