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Old 05 April 2009, 11:05   #1
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Finally!

My boat's out of storage. New regs for diving picked up yesterday. Spring are sprung on the Great Lakes...
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Old 05 April 2009, 16:18   #2
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spring is coming

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.
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Spring are sprung on the Great Lakes...
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz,
I wonder where the boidies is?
The boid is on de wing..
But dat's obsoid, I always hoid, de wing was on de boid!
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Old 05 April 2009, 19:06   #4
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Sorry, guys;

I've been boating all winter. I'd assume that our SoCal friends have not only been boating, but been warm doing it.

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I've been boating all winter. I'd assume that our SoCal friends have not only been boating, but been warm doing it.
Just so you know jyk, I'm waving at you at this very moment, using just my middle finger!

We've had a fairly easy winter here this year.. no prolonged -40 for days and days, not tons of snow. Just kinda "bla" a lot of the time. But with a solid lake outside...

This is the harbour in front of my place. The ramp is down there in the far right corner, so we need a strong SW blow to push the ice out.

There is hope though... looking the other direction out to Georgina Bay.

I'm off to Utila, Honduras for a week of diving anyway, and I hope we'll get in up here when I get back.
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Looks like the ice is breaking up nicely - it shouldn't be too much longer for you. Hopefully the rivers here will be ice-free within 2-3 weeks. The lakes may take an additional couple of weeks.
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Yup, one good wind could do it... or plug it in again. There's apparently a certain amount of ice floating around out in the lake, but no huge areas.

I have found these little Hurricanes actually make half decent icebreakers if you go slow... I'm not going to try until I get back. I always love that first dive when I'm back from "south"... 82F and then 39F a few days later... Ugh...
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Sorry, guys;

I've been boating all winter. I'd assume that our SoCal friends have not only been boating, but been warm doing it.

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Been boating all winter also, thought every one else was also LOL

although not always warm lol
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Just so you know jyk, I'm waving at you at this very moment, using just my middle finger!
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I'm off to Utila, Honduras for a week of diving anyway, and I hope we'll get in up here when I get back.
Have a good trip; hope the whale sharks cooperate.

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Spring is sprung, the grass is riz,
I wonder where the boidies is?
The boid is on de wing..
But dat's obsoid, I always hoid, de wing was on de boid!
You really need to get that accent looked at
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