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jester
02-28-2010, 08:21 PM
Well I was able to put my boat back together this weekend and make my way to the water. Baby started up on the first crank just like every other time. It was great. Air temp was 61* today and water temp of 47*. We got some wakeboarding in but the water was not that great until we pulled out and had everything put away. I was also able to save another group that their boat decided to die and not want to start again. It is nice to be back in my happy place.

I would like to thank Al and the rest of the Moomba Family for all the tips and tricks on winterizing so she was able to start without any issues.

Sled491
02-28-2010, 09:24 PM
Man you beat us by about 2 months :)

Start the year off strong and with a good deed, that will pay dividends all season, way to go!

newty
02-28-2010, 09:27 PM
^^ Agreed ^^
Glad to hear you got out!

kaneboats
02-28-2010, 10:41 PM
Way to go! Way to break the seal on the new year.

aaroncat
02-28-2010, 10:46 PM
53 air and 45 water here. Went last 2 weekends with a 4/3 steamer and have decided to invest in booties, gloves and a cap. Ice cream headache was not pleasant.

skiyaker
03-01-2010, 08:38 AM
that's great that you got out
I read in the paper this morning that a fisherman fell through the ice in a local reservoir. The first thing I though was "I hope he's OK" (and he is) the second thing I thought was "Hey the ice is getting thin that means it's almost Moomba time!"

Birdman_08_LSV
03-01-2010, 10:10 AM
Man i can't wait to get home and hit the water. I have about two more weeks and I'll be on the water. Work sucks! But, it does pay the bills!. Glad to hear y'all are starting the season early, but I could never get in water around 45. That's just crazy! I don't even know if our water gets below 55 anytime of the year. :rolleyes:

yearround
03-01-2010, 10:16 AM
i am very envious1 we are still unusually cold, the lake is still hard and i am hoping to see it by st pats, but not likely. take another ride for all of us who are not able to get out yet.

jbheuerman
03-01-2010, 01:09 PM
Wow, boating in Feb...I'm jealous.

viking
03-01-2010, 11:48 PM
WOW - I'm just glad it hit 50 today. First time over 50 in 5 months. 60 days and counting!

BSWAKE
03-02-2010, 01:26 AM
Let us sit back, take a moment of silence and think about whats to be................................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ............................:D Much better!

moombadaze
03-02-2010, 07:47 AM
this last sunday im off from work--weather is crappy, monday im off from work but everyone else working-weather is perfect. Just got hit with another cold front-wind and rain, outlook for this weekend-again crappy weather. :(:(:(

Sled491
03-02-2010, 07:51 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again, thank goodness for Global Warming :D

mmandley
03-02-2010, 09:47 AM
I think the weather is a bit backwards this year.

Not that i want a long cold winter but here in the NW its been relatively warm winter. I got trees in my yard blooming already and thats way to soon, i had to mow the yard last weekend and i never do that before April.

Now you FL peeps are chilled out and haven't all the winter weather LOL

I'm really hopping this means we get a summer starting in May this year, as for last year we had rain well into the last half of June.

mmandley
03-02-2010, 09:29 PM
Sweet glad to hear ya got her working smoothly this year. I hope mine cranks that nice this year when she goes in the first time. Wont be till mid April with the work im doing her and then Vacation.

If you need a third or something let me know. I doubt ill board as i don't have my wetsuit yet but ill pay my way just to enjoy the day.

mmandley
03-03-2010, 08:38 AM
Spring Classic? When is that? Im off Sunday but working Saturday.

murraymoomba
03-03-2010, 08:45 AM
I'm looking forward to this weekend 61 air 59 water. WOOHOO!!!!!

jester
03-03-2010, 11:14 AM
FlatH2O,
What level are you going to ride at? I think i will be going up this year to watch the event and support some people.

New Guy
03-03-2010, 04:02 PM
Yeah our lakes are still frozen and the rivers aren't open yet:x

Sled491
03-03-2010, 05:26 PM
Well we can't drive on our lake any more, and the other day my quad runner went through the ice in front of our place...long story short...open water is coming :D

2007 Outback V
03-03-2010, 10:30 PM
Well we can't drive on our lake any more, and the other day my quad runner went through the ice in front of our place...long story short...open water is coming :D

Sled, that is the best news that I have heard all week!! Not referring to your quad runner going through the ice of course :rolleyes:
I've been seeing puddles of the liquid stuff all over lately. Open water soon! YAY!

Pointless post, just wanted to be the third Wisconsinite in a row to post :D

jester
03-04-2010, 01:31 PM
flatH20, I know what you mean with people being in the wrong class. It should be a fun event no matter what. What tricks do you have down? I might also ride depending on how injured I feel at the time. Do they have a class for young people that feel old some days.

Sled491
03-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Don't you just hate "sand baggers" :D

skiyaker
03-10-2010, 05:23 PM
67 degrees... Sunny.... lake is still frozen! Dang

Sled491
03-10-2010, 08:30 PM
Tell me about it, but I think my lake will be partially open within the week

moombadaze
03-11-2010, 09:02 AM
Tell me about it, but I think my lake will be partially open within the week

You could get that guy with the mastercraft on youtube to drive thru the ice and help break it up

Sled491
03-11-2010, 08:14 PM
Yeah really. I know 3 mastercrap guys, in fact I ski with them all. 2 of them even keep there boats on their lifts all winter, yikes!

skiyaker
03-16-2010, 08:49 PM
Just got word that there was a Supra out boarding on our lake today; Ice just melted over the weekend. Guess I officially don't have the most .... umm... guts?? on the lake.

Sled491
03-16-2010, 08:53 PM
Chicken? I thought you were big time :D

skiyaker
03-16-2010, 09:02 PM
I'm presuming those guys at least have dry suits since the water's around 40... at least that's what I'm telling myself for now. Wish I had a dry suit but until then I think I need at least another 5 degrees. Oh- and there's NO WAY I'm getting in a cold water contest with anybody from the great state of Wisconsin :mrgreen:

Mikey
03-16-2010, 09:17 PM
Us Canadians may be hearty when it comes to the Cold ,but we're not stupid,haha. Yeah get a drysuit,one of the best investments i've made in the last couple years.

jester
03-16-2010, 09:29 PM
For $400 a dry suit will add another 2to 4 months to your boating time. Well worth it.

gus 08 mobius lsv
03-18-2010, 10:46 AM
For $400 a dry suit will add another 2to 4 months to your boating time. Well worth it.

not knowing anything about these suits where and what do ya look for when purchasing one. certain brand or thickness...

Sled491
03-18-2010, 09:47 PM
I prefer the bag type as it seems to be easier to get in and out of, it allows layering underneath and seems to have more freedom of movement. I paid about 300.00 for mine from YellowMobius who was selling them on Ebay. I thought it was a good deal and has worked great for me so far.

gus 08 mobius lsv
03-19-2010, 10:07 AM
what exactly do ya wear for your layering then?
thanks guys i'll do some searching on ebay

skiyaker
03-19-2010, 05:44 PM
ordered my o'neil boost today; garage is cleaned out and ready for the grand homecoming-did I mention I busted out a false wall to make room for my baby? perfect pass goes on Monday, boat comes home Wednesday. This is going to be a great season :D

jester
03-19-2010, 08:58 PM
I also have the Oneill and it is great. it is baggy so i can put on alot of clothing under the dry suit and keep very warm. I get a little water in right around my neck. Only had more then just a little water inside once and i crashed big time and at that time water was not a big issue. Just make sure you have good seals around the neck, feet and wrists.

Sled491
03-19-2010, 09:18 PM
what exactly do ya wear for your layering then?
thanks guys i'll do some searching on ebay

I layer with sweat pants, t shirts and sweat shirts. I'm going to try and get in within the next 2 weeks, if I have to I may get a scuba type base layer to help with insulation.