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aaroncat
02-05-2010, 05:57 PM
I live in the Seattle area and am wondering if there are places either in WA or a short drive outside where I can escape this weather and get a week on a lake somewhere where water and air temps are above 45 degrees?

zabooda
02-05-2010, 10:41 PM
This time of year and a short drive...no. Tri-cities has been cloudy and rainy but it was the fourth warmest January on record at a whopping 45 degrees. Pretty much a fact that many boats hibernate this time of year but some people pull their boat out on February 1st to see if their boat sees its shadow.

kaneboats
02-06-2010, 01:24 AM
Yea, been looking for the same thing HERE IN FLA!!

aaroncat
02-06-2010, 03:14 AM
How tolerable (with a 4mm/3mm steamer & 3mm cap - no drysuit) would 47F water temp and 50F air temp be you think?

mmandley
02-06-2010, 12:43 PM
Ive herd a lot of the big guys that ride mention the 100 makes a good day. Water and Air temp both added together = 100 then throw on a wet suit and hit the lake

zabooda
02-06-2010, 03:20 PM
Use the shower to fill the wetsuit so you don't have an onrush of cold water coming into the suit.

Razzman
02-06-2010, 05:17 PM
It's not tolerable! I just drained, cleaned and re-filled the hot tub and the water temp is now 56 and I thought my freaking arm was gonna turn blue and fall off! :p

jester
02-06-2010, 07:31 PM
The answer is to more to a warmer state if you want to boat year round or you will have to cope with the water temp of 40* being warmer then the air temp.

moombadaze
02-06-2010, 07:45 PM
that warm state isnt Florida this year, dont think the boat or myself has EVER gone so long without getting wet in the last 20yrs

gus 08 mobius lsv
02-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Ive herd a lot of the big guys that ride mention the 100 makes a good day. Water and Air temp both added together = 100 then throw on a wet suit and hit the lake

the number in ohio today would be about 45! minus the ice it'd take a pretty thick wet suit