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kaneboats
01-22-2014, 02:08 PM
So, spring is not yet in the air but your thoughts are already returning to the water and getting your precious Skier's Choice product wet again. So, what's the plan? When is your projected first day on the water (for the new owners) or back on the water for the rest of us? Don't forget to come back and tell us how you did.

Sharpshooter
01-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Late march

KG's Supra24
01-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Close the office on April 16th and hope to be on the water!!

I'll make my goal Mayday so I have some cushion. Come on summer!!

irish-racing
01-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Hoping we get a hot spring and I can be on the water around Tax time

patrick232
01-22-2014, 03:01 PM
All depends on the spray date and the delivery of the new Mondo

E4NASH
01-22-2014, 03:37 PM
I was on the water on Monday...Brrr...will be again on Saturday

zabooda
01-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Probably get out after July 4th as usual. Way too many other things to do while the water warms up.

mikenehrkorn
01-22-2014, 04:24 PM
I always hope for May 1 but reality says it will probably be more like Memorial Day :(

jmb
01-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Was out the Sunday before last. Nice afternoon.

sandm
01-22-2014, 06:04 PM
I can't even pick mine up out of storage until april 12th, so I'm guessing memorial day....

kriley
01-22-2014, 06:15 PM
I hope by March but no later than April 1!!! I want summer to be here now... Georgia shouldn't be this cold

gregski
01-22-2014, 06:38 PM
It's too cold in May. I prefer to start late and keep going into the fall. I laugh at those who get their boats out at the first sign of warm weather. It's nicer in October but by then, everyone around here has winterized their boats and are headed up to the mountains to trip over each other on the two ski runs that are open early.

Buckeye LSV
01-22-2014, 08:49 PM
The plan is first weekend in May to open up and get boat out. Dam repairs are finally complete and the CORPS are planning raising lake level 40+ feet to normal levels after 8 years. So our lake time might be limited due to massive amount debris washed back out to sea. Think I'll let the others chew it up first!!!

jpetty3023
01-22-2014, 09:21 PM
April 1st rain or shine is our thing. may have to put it up for another 2-3 weeks but the season launch will be 04/01


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Boonejeepin
01-22-2014, 09:23 PM
I have been on the water 3 or 4 times so far this month. I've pretty much had the lake to myself.

SoCal has some perks.

Come visit me and I'll get you all on the water.

13mobiusLSV
01-22-2014, 09:52 PM
march 15th, if the ice as melted off the water in indiana. no end in sight for this winter.

blackout_58
01-23-2014, 12:34 AM
Hopefully the day after tax day, because there is no chance during tax season.

motosno963
01-23-2014, 02:08 AM
NYer so im hopping mid May? all depends on air and water temps

rdlangston13
01-23-2014, 03:20 AM
I'll be gone pretty much all of march so im hoping for early April when I get home


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bergermaister
01-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Hopefully a helluva a lot sooner than last year!

Cinco De Mayo 2013 was ridiculously nice here so maybe Cinco De Quatro 2014?

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?22078-Cinco-de-Mayo-Plans&p=214476#post214476

drb59
01-23-2014, 05:31 PM
Boat goes in mid May but we don't do any water sports until May long weekend which is th 24th this year. Pretty chilly water but the kids enjoy the first weekend out at the lake.

Mikey
01-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Mid May hopefully. but that will likely be with Drysuits . Maybe wetsuits???

moombadaze
01-23-2014, 06:50 PM
boats already been in, myself still has a couple months to go I think

BensonWdby
01-24-2014, 12:43 AM
Well with all the extreme subzero weather - We will be lucky to get in the water on Memorial day. We typically try to get in by end of April beginning of May. But I bet we have a foot more ice at this time than we did last year.

moombahighrider
01-24-2014, 03:15 AM
We seldom get out before the end of may, so i'm sure it will be the same this year. We do have a Powell trip booked for the first week of June, so I will want to get the lsv out at least once prior to that to ensure all is good mechanically before that whole week on the water.

newty
01-24-2014, 08:34 AM
I still win! Leheeewww.....saheerrrr!!!

kaneboats
01-24-2014, 10:02 AM
No jealousy here. No, sir. That is a record you can keep.

EricU
01-24-2014, 01:46 PM
My new (to me) boat is having a new tower installed due to cracks on the old one, and of course while there, I added more amps another sub and a couple of pairs of WS XS-808s in boats - But here in NorCal we have had ZERO rain, Absolutely NONE!

It is insane, while the East Coast is getting frozen out, we are sitting around in 75 degree weather watching our plants die!!

If it doesn't start raining soon, we will be waxing out boat in May and trying to Google Map a route to some other state that has water. There's always the Delta nearby, but it will be swamped with drunks!!

KG's Supra24
01-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Where are the 808's going?

beat taco
01-25-2014, 10:24 AM
My new (to me) boat is having a new tower installed due to cracks on the old one, and of course while there, I added more amps another sub and a couple of pairs of WS XS-808s in boats - But here in NorCal we have had ZERO rain, Absolutely NONE!

It is insane, while the East Coast is getting frozen out, we are sitting around in 75 degree weather watching our plants die!!

If it doesn't start raining soon, we will be waxing out boat in May and trying to Google Map a route to some other state that has water. There's always the Delta nearby, but it will be swamped with drunks!!



Sad situation. I have already changed my plans to head east instead of south this summer.

zabooda
01-25-2014, 02:30 PM
I love it when we have a dry winter because we always have water but with slower flows on the Columbia and Snake Rivers which means the water temps go up, up, up.

newty
01-25-2014, 02:42 PM
I love it when we have a dry winter because we always have water but with slower flows on the Columbia and Snake Rivers which means the water temps go up, up, up.

Eggzachary!!!

EricU
01-25-2014, 05:55 PM
Sad situation. I have already changed my plans to head east instead of south this summer.

Yep, Shasta looks horrible and so does Oroville. Me and a buddy were just talking about whether to head towards the PNW or down to Mead. I can't believe that the desert lakes may end up with more water than us

trayson
01-26-2014, 10:36 PM
I still win! Leheeewww.....saheerrrr!!!

Well, I guess that means I am tied with ya for the win...

(although you'll likely have YOUR boat on the water before mine. Especially since I have to find the time/motivation/weather to pull the gas tank and take a look at the rudder packing. As well as replace my bilge pump. Ugh.)

TKE459
01-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Yesterday was our first day on the water since Thanksgiving Day and back in the water since late October. Our neighbors said the water temp was right around 60. It was a bit nippy.

kaneboats
01-27-2014, 08:56 PM
60? That's bath water. (Yea, right.) I'm shivering just reading that.

moombadaze
04-02-2014, 09:58 AM
need to redo my poll answer to "July 4th--why do I have boat anyway" at the rate were going

kaneboats
04-02-2014, 10:20 AM
I'm trying to get out on Fri. We'll see.

Wax
04-02-2014, 10:21 AM
Since we still have snow on the ground and the lakes are still completely iced over, I'm thinking I might not be in until May this year :(

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saskyrider
04-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Sigh..... its the second of april and it was 13 below zero last night.... at this rate it will be may long weekend. This is mother nature flipping me off for buying a new boat.... she desperately needs to get laid!

jmvotto
04-02-2014, 11:27 AM
Beginning of May!!!:cool:

bergermaister
04-02-2014, 04:11 PM
Beginning of May!!!:cool:

Come on now. He meant when you'll be "in the water". Not just be able to see it instead of ice.

gscharf
04-02-2014, 04:32 PM
May 11th. Northen michigan.

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marman
04-02-2014, 11:11 PM
Got out on lake Lanier this afternoon. Water temp was 60 deg. Thankfully Santa brought me a wetsuit and it worked great!


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SEARK
04-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Wanted to get in last weekend with the boat, but over 6 inches of rain put a lot of trash in the lake. Didn't want to take the chance of hitting debris. Looking to get more rain and storms today/night. Maybe in by the 15th with the boat. Did get out on the SUP.

kaneboats
04-03-2014, 11:09 AM
We've got 84 today and 83 tomorrow. But then much cooler and thunderstorms all weekend. Bummer. I'm trying to scare up some crew for Friday.

North Woods Mobius
04-04-2014, 01:04 PM
It's 29 degrees and snowing up in the North Woods, and the ice isn't projected to go out until May 1st ...... so it's ice fishing for the next few weeks at least!

jpetty3023
04-04-2014, 06:50 PM
weathers about right to launch but my truck is going into the shop. 6800 estimated damage and 20 days in shop. shop doing the work said 6800 is an understatement but will do supplements as he is an authorized dealer. when it rains it hails!


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rdlangston13
04-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Looking like the first weekend of may here. Won't even get off this sup until Easter weekend


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kaneboats
04-05-2014, 05:01 PM
weathers about right to launch but my truck is going into the shop. 6800 estimated damage and 20 days in shop. shop doing the work said 6800 is an understatement but will do supplements as he is an authorized dealer. when it rains it hails!

Dang. Sorry to hear that.

Cigars n scotch
04-05-2014, 09:42 PM
weathers about right to launch but my truck is going into the shop. 6800 estimated damage and 20 days in shop. shop doing the work said 6800 is an understatement but will do supplements as he is an authorized dealer. when it rains it hails!


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Dayum! What happened?

We probably won't be getting out until Memorial Day because my wife is due any day now (actually due date was Wednesday 4/2, this little guy is stubborn) and she will need a few weeks rest and all. I spent Friday getting the boat mechanically ready, still have to wash/wax it and put all the gear and ballast bags back in.

BTW, how often do you guys change your spark plugs? I am thinking I should change mine. Originals since I bought it in 2010. I am not a motor guy so was just wondering. I can do general stuff and maintenance, was curious since my manual says to "check" them each year. Boat only has 147 hrs on it. Figured I didn't need to make my own thread on it.

jpetty3023
04-05-2014, 10:41 PM
had a nasty hail storm come thru last Friday afternoon. 7k to the truck and 30k to the house. USAA just called a little bit ago and broke the news from the appraiser


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jpetty3023
04-05-2014, 10:55 PM
here's a quick video I shot

http://youtu.be/Rn_Zb51opF0


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Cigars n scotch
04-06-2014, 02:28 PM
Wow that is crazy, they are literally golf balls falling from the sky! Nice big yard man and outdoor kitchen?

Good thing it was only a "quick storm! Sheesh.

jpetty3023
04-06-2014, 02:58 PM
well it lasted like that for about 5 minutes, I only shot a 47 second video because my daughter and dogs were scared out of their minds.

outdoor bar/kitchen yes. fully operational with sink, fridge, fan,lights, satellite tv... the works. great place to hang out, specially after a long day on the lake


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murraymoomba
04-06-2014, 03:48 PM
We will close the office on April 16 and head to the lake. Its gonna be a great summer!!

Sharpshooter
04-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Ok, boat is serviced and ready for the water,so hopefully if the rain holds off saturday we will be on the water

gscharf
05-06-2014, 06:13 AM
Saturday we go pick up the boat. So May 11th still looks to be our day. Thanks to Texas Mastercraft for having a sale on dry suits. Ice just left 3 weeks ago and we have not had a high above 65 yet this year. I dont want to know how cold the water is.

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BensonWdby
05-06-2014, 07:27 AM
Hoping for May 9 - had a chance on Sunday May 4 (Ice went out 4/28) - but just too frigid - no dry suit. May 4 morning temp was 37F.

sivs1
05-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Saturday May 3rd. Tried for April 19. Water is way cold, barely 40. All systems go except had to drain everything afterwards as the weather is getting cold again. Crazy mountain living!

trayson
05-14-2014, 01:03 PM
FINALLY looking to get on the water today. It's been a long haul. Even with decent weather, i've had to wait until I had some dry weather to work on some stuff on the boat since I don't have covered storage. I was able to get the gas tank pulled and replaced the rudder packing. That was the big job for me. While I had the gas tank out, it seemed like a natural time to install some transom lights. Also had to replace the bilge pump and while I was at it, I installed a new digital bilge switch instead of going with an all-in-one solution.

Then had to fight with various things (P.S. don't lose the 'key' that holds the impeller on the shaft of the water pump!).

Finally have the boat at least water-worthy as I NEEDED to get out on the water to enjoy today's unseasonably warm 90 degree weather!

New Guy
05-14-2014, 01:58 PM
We'll we pick up our new boat on the 24th so it should be Memorial Day weekend weather permitting. I was out on a friends boat last weekend for a little bit though. In WI it has been raining and cold so I'm not in a real hurry yet.....

gscharf
05-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Just hit the water in northern MI on the 11th. Air was 70s water was is the 40s. It was refreshing.

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