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Old 11 March 2008, 20:59   #11
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This snow is all my imagination, it's really hot out there...

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...but...how could Al Gore and David Suzuki both be wrong?

Next thing you know, you'll be telling me that the 'religion of peace' really isn't!
I hasten to add that they of course are right and, silly me, I of course am wrong! Who am I to doubt Mr Suzuki and the "inventor" of the internet?
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Old 12 March 2008, 00:44   #12
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Man, you are so out of step with the great & infallible UN.
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Old 12 March 2008, 12:17   #13
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Chase a hardboater around - damn, lakes still frozen !
Doesn't mean it's impossible; just means you probably won't be in boats.


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Old 18 March 2008, 09:08   #14
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This probably isn't going to help...

I've been in Tomas' neighborhood... a little diving, a little sailing, a lot of rumming (Is that a sport?) and a little marrying.

And since winter is still here (lovely freezing rain here this AM) I'm going back in 3 1/2 weeks. I called the boat storage guy yesterday and backed up my retrieval by a couple of weeks. As you can see, the lake is still a little "lumpy"...
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Old 18 March 2008, 13:32   #15
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These are the mainly two misunderstood parts of Global warming.
The weather will get warmer-
In some parts yes, mainly what will happen is average temperatures globally will be higher but locally the weather will be more extreme, hotter and colder with higher winds and more rain. The weather is driven by heat and the corolios effect of the earth turning. The extra heat in the atmosphere just makes all weather more extreme unevenly.
We caused it all-
nobody is really sure as the Earth goes through cycles of heating and cooling, and although the supposition is that because we are in the middle of a cooling stage and the earth is getting warmer that we are, the short answer is nobody is really sure, yet!
The main issue really is that by the time we are sure that if it turns out all to be true it will probably be too late to stop and a runaway greenhouse effect will take place, again something that has happened in earths past and is bad news for us.
The good news is that my house is 150ft up at the back of town and a rise in sea level will mean my house will sit on a cliff edge over the sea and the value will rocket! pity about the town though..........
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Old 25 March 2008, 08:15   #16
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The good news is that my house is 150ft up at the back of town and a rise in sea level will mean my house will sit on a cliff edge over the sea and the value will rocket! pity about the town though..........
I'm in a similar situation... only backwards. The folks on the other side of the peninsula in Lake Huron who formerly had water-front properties, now have water-view properties. The water level here has dropped about 5-6 feet over the past decade. Mind you, with this year's snow pack, and the fact the lake has been pretty frozen all winter, I expect it will come back at least some.

We are experiencing heavy snow again this AM with 15 cm expected and strong winds.

Pat, didn't you get hammered again last weekend? I was in Vermont skiing and got 17" over Thursday night and Friday...
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Old 25 March 2008, 08:59   #17
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Was there ever any doubt??

We are experiencing heavy snow again this AM with 15 cm expected and strong winds.

Pat, didn't you get hammered again last weekend? I was in Vermont skiing and got 17" over Thursday night and Friday... [/QUOTE]

Yes Stoo, we did... Only eight inches this time on Friday nite into Saturday morning... God was kind... I kinda have my doubts about hell being a lake of fire, imagine a permanently frozen lake! I have included a couple of pics for perspective on your inquiry, in the first, notice the torn and battered smaller tarp, it was new in the fall, now it's not. The second is a shot of the back yard and the "other" vessel, I have had to climb up and clear snow off the winter cover on account of the tenting being collapsed due to snowfall this March.
You know the Lakes provide the best recreational boating area in the world, If it wasn't for that I'd be long gone from the northern climes... C'mon Spring!
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Old 25 March 2008, 11:17   #18
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Ahhh... Another season is upon us

Finally, even with the continuing snow, our local harbor is open. We were hoping to best our earliest launch of March 12 a few years ago this year but a foot of ice thwarted our attempts. March 24th it will have to be this year.

What a miserable winter this has been!
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Old 25 March 2008, 21:21   #19
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Spring has offically arrived....

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Finally, even with the continuing snow, our local harbor is open. We were hoping to best our earliest launch of March 12 a few years ago this year but a foot of ice thwarted our attempts. March 24th it will have to be this year.

What a miserable winter this has been!
Well well... the irrepressible Birnie Bros finally show up, I'd wondered whether or not you two had decided on tackling the Nile or the Amazon this winter since we had heard neither hide nor hair of you all winter on Ribnet? It's not hard to imagine you two wrestling a Anaconda in S.A. given your previous exploits with snakes, ribs and big rivers... Good to see you have launched as it gives me confidence regarding my own situation, can launch be that far now for War Machine? I think not! Although... I must confess, it does appear you are not overjoyed standing in your rib at the ramp, not the best boating temperatures? And or conditions absolutely... It does however, considerably beat doing what I was doing tonight, once again knocking down the piles of snow underneath the boat trailer so I can get her out asap!
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Old 25 March 2008, 23:45   #20
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Take heart Brave Birnie Bros...

Just a shot to remind you of what's to come... to the freshwater oceans... Summer... On the Great Lakes... it's all good... one token shot, with the kid learning at the helm.
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