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Old 06 April 2009, 17:01   #11
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Sorry Chris, we stopped taking elocution lessons from the English in 1922
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Old 06 April 2009, 19:40   #12
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Buggered again...

Ugh... Well that was nice while it lasted. Winter storm warning in effect. 20 - 25 cm. drifting snow...
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I pulled the winter cover off today. I'm an optimist, it's still a month before I get her in, but, it least I can begin getting her ready. I have a couple of minor projects, installing a new keelguard, installing additional vents on the jockey seats and anchor locker and giving her a good cleaning and coat of polyguard. It's amazing how dirty a boat gets over the winter, even under a cover.
Thats funny I'm currently doing the same thing. Minus the vents.
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Old 23 April 2009, 22:25   #14
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I fired up my engine last night. Installing a new seat (amazing how light they are when they aren't waterlogged!) and going diving on Sunday!

The weather forecast is awesome... not that that means anything...
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Phew - way too hot !

Hit 103' here monday all time record for San Diego in April !
Not too comfortable here inland but would have been great on the water.
Have the Newport to Ensenada and border run yacht races to cover this weekend, so a nice cooling trend in effect and down to 70' ; much better
Got the XS all gassed up and ready to go with her sunscreen on (303 protectant) All nice and shiny

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Hey we have even had sun in Wales - not exactly that hot though - thank god!!!

That water looks so clear - bit different to our Bristol Channel stuff............
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Old 24 April 2009, 06:50   #17
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That water looks so clear - bit different to our Bristol Channel stuff............
It generally is very clear, especially if it hasn't rained. Diving, we often get visibility approaching 100', sometimes even more. Twenty years ago, 10' - 15' was more like it. Unfortunately, the reason is partly that the influx of Zebra mussels has cleaned up the water of a lot of stuff, at the expense of native species...

In case you missed it, you'll see we still have ice hanging on the rocks, but only in the shady places!

Limeydal, you can have your 103! I'd melt!
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We are lucky to get 5' but as you go further West it gets much better - the amount of sand and silt the river carries down is amazing - probably enough to build every house in the world.

I did notice the ice - and the water looks like gin - all you need now is some tonic!!!
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80' Vis in near Thunder Bay

While setting mooring bouys on the wreck of the Thew, the wreck could be seen from the surface. The wreck lies in 80ft of water.

Awesome visability is a benifit of spring time diving in the Great Lakes.

Woo Hoo!!
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the water looks like gin - all you need now is some tonic!!!
Funny you should say that .. I have just read this thread, and have finished my gin with it !!
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