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MN_LSV

1st day of 2010 boating season

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MN_LSV

Boat out of storage - check

Batteries charged - check

7mm wetsuit, gloves and hood - check

Ice of local lake - check

Gear loaded - check

70+ degree day in MN on March 31 - check.

Just a few more hours until I'm off work and the official start of my 2010 boating/wakeboarding/wakesurfing season!!

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MalIbuCPA

Congrats...

Got mine out yesterday and ran a set. No gloves or hood, wish i had one headed back into the wind. Felt like i ate ice cream too fast!

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MN_LSV

Minnesota lake, 3-31-10, ice went out 3-29-10. Air temp 70F, water temp 42F. A few other boats out, one other group footin off a boom with drysuits.

RJ-3-31-10.jpg

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Bill_AirJunky

7mm wetsuit??

Damn, does that thing stand up on it's own or what?!

Any benefit over using a drysuit?

Congrats on getting out.

But lookout. We're sending some ugly weather your way now. After being in the mid 60s for some time, we are expected to get 3" - 6" of snow & 45 mph winds.

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MN_LSV

No benifit, just already owned the wetsuit, gloves, hood and boots for scuba diving :) Use the gear for early/late season wakeboarding and surfing more than than diving.

My wetsuit is a Henderson with a flex neoprene, its softer than others I've seen. It's kinda like wearing a marshmallow padding! But I wasn't cold, actually it was almost too warm.

80 here yesterday, 68 today and forcasted to be rainy and 60ish for the next week.

Felt good to get the Bu back in the water, now just have to watch out for the chilly nights and keep the heat lamp in the engine compartment when needed.

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Bill_AirJunky

Hehe, marshmellow padding, huh. So no fear? Crashes don't hurt? ;)

We've been winterizing every trip out the last month or so. Also have an on-board charger & bilge heater (see BoatSafe or Xtreme). So draining everything, wiping the boat down, covering, parking & plugging those in takes about 15 minutes.

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