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onamission

Shakedown cruise

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onamission

First boat ride was a success, Thumbup.gif other then having to make a quick impeller change and one of my ski partners leaving the zipper on my dry suit open about a 1/4" :Doh:. Water was fairly flat and temp was reading 52, amazing how fast a lake can warm up in a week.

Actually got in and out of my new Approach binding for the first time without any problems. Boats back home, dried off and now its Beer.gif time.

Hope the same for everyone on there first ride of the year.

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VinRLX

If one of my ski partners left my zipper open 1/4" I'd fire her. Oh, no, wait, we're married. Ok, if she left my zipper open even 1/32" I'd take that as a signal. :)

Happy skiing to you!

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DUKENO1
First boat ride was a success, Thumbup.gif other then having to make a quick impeller change and one of my ski partners leaving the zipper on my dry suit open about a 1/4" :Doh:. Water was fairly flat and temp was reading 52, amazing how fast a lake can warm up in a week.

Actually got in and out of my new Approach binding for the first time without any problems. Boats back home, dried off and now its Beer.gif time.

Hope the same for everyone on there first ride of the year.

Going on my shakedown cruise tomorrow!! Yahoo.gif Glad to finally be getting the season underway!

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Lakenut

52 and you need a dry suit? Weenie Tongue.gif

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supergoose
If one of my ski partners left my zipper open 1/4" I'd fire her. Oh, no, wait, we're married. Ok, if she left my zipper open even 1/32" I'd take that as a signal. :)

Happy skiing to you!

your so right dude !!!!! Outstanding post !!!

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johnsvt

One more week for me maybe two...just being patient and tidying up a boat which is tore up good right now.

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onamission
52 and you need a dry suit? Weenie Tongue.gif

No one every say the water temp reading where right, but if you want to jump in water that people where walking on a week ago I'll be more then glad to take you for a pull. I also had both heater running on high and the heated seat on, if you have them use them. Tease2.gif

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Sethro

So, you really had no problems getting in and out of your approaches? I gotta tell you I struggled with both ends last weekend for the first time in mine...I've always put my front foot in first with my animals, but I think I'll try rear foot first and see how that goes. The getting off part had to do with limited flexibility (drysuit), cold water, and of course being completely exhausted...but getting in and cinching things up was a pain too probably due mostly to the drysuit.

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SunriseH2OSkier
So, you really had no problems getting in and out of your approaches? I gotta tell you I struggled with both ends last weekend for the first time in mine...I've always put my front foot in first with my animals, but I think I'll try rear foot first and see how that goes. The getting off part had to do with limited flexibility (drysuit), cold water, and of course being completely exhausted...but getting in and cinching things up was a pain too probably due mostly to the drysuit.

That's exactly what I had to do last year when I first got my Approaches, and it works pretty well. Getting out of them in the really cold water, with fingers becoming popsicles is the real PITA. But you'll get used to them and figure it out pretty quickly.

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SunriseH2OSkier
If one of my ski partners left my zipper open 1/4" I'd fire her. Oh, no, wait, we're married. Ok, if she left my zipper open even 1/32" I'd take that as a signal. :)

Man, talk about lobbing a softball... Biggrin.gif

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dew.man

So what are you doing with your boat for the mid-20 degree lows were expecting for the rest of this week? Just storing indoors, or are you draining the block?

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Sethro

dew.man,

For me it is simply storing in the garage, heated if need be, but it takes a long time to get below freezing in there.

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onamission
So what are you doing with your boat for the mid-20 degree lows were expecting for the rest of this week? Just storing indoors, or are you draining the block?

Boat is in the garage and if my beer is not frezzing I'm fine. ;)

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onamission

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Mad.gif It was a short summer. Frustrated.gif

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dew.man
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Mad.gif It was a short summer. Frustrated.gif

Oh, common! It's getting balmmy out there today Crazy.gif

I'm predicting that the newly formed ice will melt off the lakes by the end of the week Tease.gif

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meb885
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Mad.gif It was a short summer. Frustrated.gif

Oh, common! It's getting balmmy out there today Crazy.gif

I'm predicting that the newly formed ice will melt off the lakes by the end of the week Tease.gif

I Agree, It was nice while it lasted... forecast saturday is ~50 degrees....granted it forcasts rain...but 50 is better than 26. Still need to get back out there and see if replacing my Fuel Filter Fixed my RPM issue....

Got a 60W Lightbulb under my engine cover keeping the block from freezing.... and here i thought i was out of the danger of the block freezing after dewinterization.... if this keeps up im gonna go get a few gallons of the pink Antifreeze... hopefully after saturday it will start to warm up again.

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