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ahopkinsVTX

February, 65 degrees, and sunny in Michigan means....

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DarkSide

That is awesome!  

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oldjeep

amazing that the water is already that warm.

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obski

Way to go!

We seem to have an endless amount of rain here.  I don't even want to think about how high and fast the river must be running right now.

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ahopkinsVTX
1 hour ago, oldjeep said:

amazing that the water is already that warm.

Trust me there was nothing warm about 38!

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MalibuNation

Nice.  We thought about going yesterday ... the only problem was there was ice at the public access.

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Raimie

That was so great! Thanks for letting me tag along!

 

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UWSkier

My head always freezes in those temps.  Amazing though!  And jealous!

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Sixer
1 hour ago, ahopkinsTXi said:

Trust me there was nothing warm about 38!

That has to hurt the hands and feet man!  I have to say I'm impressed though.  Takes some kahunas to jump in that water.

I'm definitely getting the itch with this warm weather we are having.  Hopefully it's not the long painful Spring we had last year......lakes open early but 40 degrees and miserable was not fun.

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Sixball

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!   Our lake is opening but still over two miles north of me and another  three quarters mile to the launch.  We will need to beat March 17 to set a record for us.  :salute: :thumbup:

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RyanB

Color me jealous.  I hope to get out the first week of March, but that will likely be with my fishing boat.

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mrnate450r

You northerners are cut from a different mold! I'm hesitant at 60 degree water with a wetsuit! Awesome for you guys to get out! 

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UWSkier

We did March 12th last year and thought that was crazy!

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RevWil

38 is the new code sign for enthusiast. 

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The Hulk

we have been open water here for about a month!, if i had my boat back i might have gone out today but i dipped my hand in the lake and got second thoughts hahah...awesome! i'm jealous for sure! but while the air temp is nice that water must have been...freeeeeeeezin!

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Idaorr

We try and stay with the water and air temps have to equal 100 degrees, but hey sometimes a guys got to do what a guys got to do. That however looks cold.

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obski
1 hour ago, UWSkier said:

My head always freezes in those temps.  Amazing though!  And jealous!

Neoprene hood

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The Hulk

i think we can all agree that @ahopkinsTXi is cray cray! :notworthy:

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ahopkinsVTX

Haha yes, the water was ridiculously cold. If it hadn't been sunny idk if we would have gone out. With the sun you hands don't freeze instantly after you get up so you can actually feel the handle for most of the run. Then quick back into the boat to dunk your hands and feet into a cooler of warm water. Without that cooler it would be miserable warming back up. Also, dropping a skier or getting back to a skier that fell can be way faster with a good driver over surfing and wakeboarding, because we don't run ballast :crazy: 

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Michigan boarder

I knew there was a boat in the water somewhere!  Nice job!

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oldjeep
12 hours ago, ahopkinsTXi said:

Trust me there was nothing warm about 38!

I guess everything is relative, but late April is typically low 40's water temp here when we start. 38 in feb is crazy.

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Cmb396

Awesome! Calling for mid 60s all week here in WV, and 74 this weekend. We won't be out, but at this rate should be in full swing by April of it continues!

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granddaddy55

Yesterday in New Orleans 

33 minutes ago, Michigan boarder said:

I knew there was a boat in the water somewhere!  Nice job!

We missed a  multiple 78 degree day mid week so missed January, went yesterday luxurious 73 air 63water?   dash said 87 and 66, surfed for two hours thanks to the wife who said no way even with a 3/2, we both  last went December 26th.

best part of winter riding is being reminded of what needs fixing and anything new broken, remembered and found new leak in rear Sac port, so now both 750's will be replaced with Sumo 850's(actually same size 50x20x20) as I replaced one last year

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Steve B.

If I kept the boat at home I'm sure we would have gone out here in Ohio. I just can't ask the storage operator guy to pull the boat out, then ask to put it back in.

I have a feeling summer is gonna be here real early this year !!!

Steve B.

 

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ahopkinsVTX
1 hour ago, oldjeep said:

I guess everything is relative, but late April is typically low 40's water temp here when we start. 38 in feb is crazy.

Also, that reading of the water temp on the dash was with the engine running. On my boat if I turn the engine off it drops by 3-5 degrees. I would assume the TXi we used yesterday is the same way but I didn't look when we had the engine off. 

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