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chawk610
01-09-2013, 08:08 AM
Our first day on the lake last year was the 3rd week of March...thats like 62 days or so from now :)

Yay Texas!!!!!

lewisb13
01-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Lol just called the dealership yesterday to see when my boat would be done. Gotta finish my stereo and get ready for MARCH

chawk610
01-09-2013, 09:47 AM
I know... it is coming fast... I really goota finish my stereo.

jpetty3023
01-09-2013, 09:50 AM
I love march


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maxpower220
01-09-2013, 10:19 AM
My first day on the lake was 1 Jan 2013. Only one other day since then. I love FL.

chawk610
01-09-2013, 10:45 AM
touche' sir

sandm
01-09-2013, 12:51 PM
My first day on the lake was 1 Jan 2013. Only one other day since then. I love FL.

you suck!

that is all.

moombadaze
01-09-2013, 12:57 PM
shooting for this sunday myself as the 1st outing of the year

rdlangston13
01-09-2013, 01:08 PM
Lol just called the dealership yesterday to see when my boat would be done. Gotta finish my stereo and get ready for MARCH

Rinkers installing your stereo?

Brando86
01-09-2013, 01:15 PM
Hell - i'm from Illinois and we were trunkin it the 2nd week of march last year. I'm reday to get back out there:D

rc5695
01-09-2013, 01:20 PM
still haven't started my Moomba to-do list... And they aren't all small projects either (reinforce platform mounts)... I better hop to it!

moombadaze
01-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Ryan, you better get busy, warm weather is coming. Last night I was able to tell a difference in how light it was out when i left work, the day's are getting longer, or maybe it was i left 10 minutes early, either way time fly's

chawk610
01-09-2013, 01:40 PM
We have gained about 10 min of daylight since Christmas I think.

jmvotto
01-09-2013, 01:53 PM
Last season our docks went in march 15th, water was too low so no boat until the end of april, Hope for snow to fill the lakes and of course snow ski, but not cold enough to freeze the lake, which when it does the ice does not leave until 1st week in April.

rdlangston13
01-10-2013, 09:54 PM
We have been getting drenched Jon Texas all week. Our lake should be a foot or so above full pool by the start of next week. Bad thing about that is it is going to bring a bunch of sediment down with it that will eventually sink to the bottom and the lake just became that much shallower. :-(


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chawk610
01-11-2013, 08:13 AM
Oh wow... you know I had to read that twice before I got it. I need a nap.

kaneboats
01-11-2013, 09:46 AM
I could feel a difference in the sun yesterday afternoon. Need sunblock already. Next 4 days are 79, 79, 77, 78. Gotta wrap up the other stuff I'm doing and start getting the boat ready. It'll be 85 soon and warm enough to go out.

mmandley
01-11-2013, 09:54 AM
Gaw love hearing about you southern guys and sun, 70s, boating i a couple weeks LOL.

Its ahh 29 outside right now, and only getting colder threw the weekend 23. Bad thing is thats no snow, just ice.

rc5695
01-14-2013, 01:17 PM
Well, it was super warm here this weekend, but also extremely humid. It rained Fri and Sat nights, and the moisture hung in until afternoon Sat. and Sun. So, unfortuntely for me but fortuneatly for my Moomba, my streetbike ride was canceled Sat. morning and I got started on the boat....

1- got a couple new amps and tower speakers last year from a forum member, so i still have a dual battery set-up plus lots of wiring to install. i was planning on starting by taking one of the smaller amps I got and using it to replace the "too large" amp I have in my BMW (760W Sony 2-channel bridgeable driving a little 8" free-air sub). Unfortunealy it didn't work out, so it was more-or-less a waste of a couple of hours of playing... So I moved on to more important things since i dont' have the wiring yet...

2- Sick and tired of having loose hinges holding the deck over the motor. It appears Mooma used fiberglass cover, covered with a "standalone" pad, meaning the rear deck is vinyl and padding stapled over a plastic sheet which is screwed to the fiberglass. Well, the hinge screws to from the Stainless steel hinge into who knows what, but whatever it is, isn't solid anymore, asthe screws just spin. Can't even get them out. So, I started removeing the top pad to I could get at the hinges. Great idea to use SS screws Moomba...Too bad you used standard steel "nuts" that are supposed to somehow grab that 1/16" thick plastic backing that are now all rusted to crap and won't come off....Screw just spins no matter what way you turn it, and the only way to grab the "nut" would be to cut the vinyl. So, since I'm not ready for anything like that yet, I drilled 4 new small holes thru the hinge and fiberglass, made a 1/4" hole in the hingle only, and ran a short, fine-thread, self-tapper in. Seems to be holding OK.

3 - didn't have time to tackle stiffening the platform brackets. I was happy to find that the uppper screws are above the floor, so i should have to do "too much" digging to get to the lowers. maybe this weekend I'll tackle that one...

Ryan

rc5695
01-14-2013, 01:19 PM
I guess I should clarify...Super warm was mid to upper 70's. Humid as in when I opened the garage, about 2 hours later the steel benches and fiberglass boat were literally dripping wet...

wolfeman131
01-14-2013, 01:22 PM
get her ready for Sinclair Jam 2013!!

we expect you to be there. :)

rc5695
01-14-2013, 01:35 PM
I sure hope not to miss another one!

E4NASH
01-14-2013, 02:41 PM
get her ready for Sinclair Jam 2013!!

we expect you to be there. :)

Any idea on potential dates?


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wolfeman131
01-14-2013, 04:55 PM
Any idea on potential dates?

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guess I need to get a thread up and a poll like David/Cody have for TX. But, if I do that, it appears I have to clear it with King Dusty first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnSAAVuEob8

dusty2221
01-14-2013, 05:22 PM
Lol. Good idea!

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chawk610
01-15-2013, 07:55 AM
Well... I reckon we aren't as close as I thought :)


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moombadaze
01-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Well... I reckon we aren't as close as I thought :)


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What is that, did someone explode a flour bag ?

chawk610
01-15-2013, 10:08 AM
LOL... it is a dusting of sleet. Yes, the whole city is shut down. :)

E4NASH
01-15-2013, 04:50 PM
What is that, did someone explode a flour bag ?

I was about to ask the same thing...


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chawk610
01-29-2013, 08:45 AM
It was 70 this morning when I got up. My neighbor was big talking about going for a boat ride this weekend. I don't think it is time to put the plugs back in yet though.

jmb
01-29-2013, 10:12 AM
I think that is heading this way

kaneboats
01-29-2013, 11:12 AM
Holy crap! It's going to be 82 here today.

chawk610
01-29-2013, 11:46 AM
Submit your lake pics!

rc5695
03-19-2013, 01:21 PM
been a really crappy winter for us... Somebody or all of us have been sick. So, I've done NOTHIGN more onthe Moomba...Very sad indeed... I did kinda so something last Sat though...I bought the ACR or whatever so I can wire in my 2nd battery for the stereo system :) Now I just need lots of wire and time...

Boonejeepin
03-21-2013, 10:17 PM
been a really crappy winter for us... Somebody or all of us have been sick. So, I've done NOTHIGN more onthe Moomba...Very sad indeed... I did kinda so something last Sat though...I bought the ACR or whatever so I can wire in my 2nd battery for the stereo system :) Now I just need lots of wire and time...

Hope you and your crew have a better spring and summer!

chawk610
03-22-2013, 08:16 AM
Our temps are getting there... but so is the darn Spring wind.

rc5695
03-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Well, I fianlly turned the heater on in the garage yesterday and did some wrenching. I installed 2 more amps and will be re-directing the current one. I still need to figure out where I'm going to put my 2nd battery adn wire it up, along with the ACR? and amp power wires.

I need a Thru-hull Wire connector to get my light & speaker wires from the tower into the hull. It currently has a 2 pin connector for the light, but I have at least 6 wires I need to get thru.

I'm open to suggestions on where to buy it from too. Thanks for any help.

I started pulling carpet back to look at the swim platform support mod, but really need to pull the boa tout and see exactly how it is flexing prior to digging in and tearing things up. But being low 40's and raining, I wasn't about to do it yesterday.