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Sled491
03-21-2009, 10:23 PM
OK got off the plane friday morning, got home, went to my warehouse and hooked up the barge. Brought it home, did a quick prep, lower unit lube etc. and headed to the lake. Lake is open!!! Only ice was on my side of the Island and it was out about 100 ft from shore.

Today out at the Island all day hauling garbage across to a waiting dumpter. You could see the ice disapear. Last night it was 25 ft past my lift, this after noon it was 10 ft in front. By end of afternoon I could get barge to my permanent dock section I leave in.

My trip next weekend sledding looks to be in trouble as they are expecting rain all week up in the UP.

My shinny new Dry suit from YellowMobius's company showed up friday afternoon. I'm feeling a ski. With Scotty as a driver and fellow skier of course should he decide I'm gonna be in sooner than ever before!!

YEAH BABY!!

1LOKMOOMBA
03-21-2009, 10:55 PM
I am inspired by you dude. Hopefully we will go, next friday. The boat is ready.

Sled491
03-21-2009, 11:30 PM
Hey, that's what I'm here for:)

04OUTBACK
03-22-2009, 12:54 AM
Thats good news! Hard water is no fun!

We rode around the lake today for a while then I got a quick set in. 64 surface.. not bad in shorts and a neo top!

jmvotto
03-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Sled, thats great. Our ice should be gone by weeks end. 50ft from shore and shrinking. Hung some kitchen cabinets yesterday at the cottage. couple more warmer weeks and i can turn on the water. Spring is coming:D

Scottys
03-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Sled,
I'm available next weekend if you're going to set the water on fire and rip it up.

SEARK
03-22-2009, 12:56 PM
going to get our first run in today after lunch. Little cool but can live with it.

ian ashton
03-22-2009, 12:58 PM
Our lake is also completely thawed. The ramps aren't open yet, though I did see a fishing boat out yesterday. Water temp was ~40 degrees.

Mikey
03-22-2009, 05:57 PM
Sled and co I'm with you in spirit.Things were starting to look up and soft water in the future,as yesterday was a beautiful day and i was finally able to take my xmas lights down safely,from the roof and things were lookin up. Untill we awoke this morning to just over a foot of snow,which was a ton of work to shovel. So go out and enjoy ,try out that drysuit and make us all PROUD.

Sled491
03-22-2009, 08:50 PM
Not so sure about the rippin it up, but will be gald to get up. Sledin' trip looks to be 99% done. Talked to my buddies from Canada and they cancled there's to Northern MN as well.

So, Wrap won't be done or any of my other winter projects, well maybe the strainer, but I'll have her runnin by end of day friday and ready for Sat or Sun launch. We'll see which day is going to be nicer.

Scotty I'll call you this week to firm things up. Are you gonna ski? My Dry suit is an extra large, so should fit any one, and unlike my wet suits I won't be warming it up the scuba way if you get my drift. :)

Scottys
03-22-2009, 10:52 PM
If you go I'll bring my gear but will need to borrow your suit. Still working on convinving myself that it won't be THAT COLD;)
I'm 5'7" 190 lbs, and generally wear a large.
You got a third/spotter?

Sled491
03-23-2009, 10:29 PM
Scotty, my son will make the 3rd. Use the suit no problems, it will be long on you, but heck it's long on me! Beats frezzing your tail off:)

1LOKMOOMBA
03-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Scotty, my son will make the 3rd. Use the suit no problems, it will be long on you, but heck it's long on me! Beats frezzing your tail off:)
Youz guys crazy. How cold is the water there? I'd have to drink a hot toddy before I could even think about it.

Sled491
03-23-2009, 10:36 PM
Water temp will be in the high 30's.

1LOKMOOMBA
03-23-2009, 10:40 PM
I would scream like a girl.

Sled491
03-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Just gotta turn the tunes up then :)

moombadaze
03-24-2009, 08:33 AM
Scotty, my son will make the 3rd. Use the suit no problems, it will be long on you, but heck it's long on me! Beats frezzing your tail off:)

i dont think its the rear tail he's worried about:rolleyes:

moombadaze
03-24-2009, 08:33 AM
Water temp will be in the high 30's.


that is just nuts--we want pictures

Sled491
03-24-2009, 10:52 AM
If were in we'll post pics

Mikey
03-24-2009, 10:04 PM
Good on ya now MAN UP , and go skiing. Just get everyting ready and keep hands and feet out of water untill ready to go.Falling isn't really advised if possible. Just being out there skiing will have everyone looking anyways. People might even refer to you as one of those CRAZY CANUCKS LOL.

Mikey
03-24-2009, 10:05 PM
Yah i know where your roots are from . I didn't forget .

Sled491
03-24-2009, 10:19 PM
I was just going to say, you know I've skied (Downhill that is) with almost all but 1 of the original crazy canucks and even came from the same home town and ski club as one, Dave Irwin for those into the whole World cup scene!

But weather is looking crappy. Not that cold is a concern as we are jumping into 30 degree water anyway, just not a big fan of skiing in the rain. It's like bullets hitting you in the face and makes cleaning the boat after a biatch!

Limishowman3
03-24-2009, 11:23 PM
Wow ya'll are crazy though ya'll do need some catching up to do, I have been going out since early March. Water on some days is warmer than the air temp.

Mikey
03-25-2009, 10:07 PM
One of my last times out last yr was in the rain so this yr i picked up a drysit/wetsuit hood for that very reason as skiing in it gave me a really bad ear ache. Haven;t tryed it yet and vision is a little sketchy in the rain but just depend how bad ya wanna ski.You skied with THE CRAZY CANUCKS. You must be old.LOL so am i so sorry just funnin with ya.

Sled491
03-25-2009, 10:11 PM
Old is a realtive term. I am after all the one jumping in 1st or I hope so. Just because I skied with the boys didn't mean I was the same age. Dave Irwin is much older than me :)

Sled491
03-27-2009, 08:40 PM
OK an update. Looks like that front coming in form the west is going to ruin my plans. 4 -7 inches of snow starting saturday afternoon. Scotty, Deerfeild, I still willing to try next weekend if you guys are still game. If you want though we can still head over to the lake house and drink some beer and check the progress. I'll give the grand tour!

Mikey
03-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Dave Irwin and Ken Reid they are old as dirt so sorry to bunch you in with them.I can't remember just how old you are i'm 43 so no spring chicken myself,but just having fun with your thread. hopefully the skiing works out and if you can pics please. Gonna have to wait around here for awhile yet so anything to help tide me over.

Scottys
03-27-2009, 10:17 PM
OK an update. Looks like that front coming in form the west is going to ruin my plans. 4 -7 inches of snow starting saturday afternoon. Scotty, Deerfeild, I still willing to try next weekend if you guys are still game. If you want though we can still head over to the lake house and drink some beer and check the progress. I'll give the grand tour!

I maybe available next Sunday, Saturday is out for sure. I'll be able to get back to you in the next day or two.
What lake are you on?

Sled491
03-28-2009, 06:18 PM
Scotty, we can work with any schedule as long as we can get on the lake. I'm on Lower Nemahbin.

Mikey
03-29-2009, 05:27 PM
Ya we just got hammered again last night with as much or more just like last sat eve. No pics too depressed.

Scottys
03-29-2009, 06:52 PM
Crossing my fingers for better weather this week and upcoming weekend. So far doesn't appear that we're headed for a warming trend.

ian ashton
03-29-2009, 07:51 PM
UUUUUUUUUGHGHGHHHH!!! Its snowing here in Michigan. :( :( :(

kaneboats
03-30-2009, 12:46 PM
UUUUUUUUUGHGHGHHHH!!! Its snowing here in Michigan. :( :( :(

At least MSU is representing the Big 10 (11) well.

Sled491
04-01-2009, 09:48 PM
Alright, looks likes this saturday is the day. Supposed to be about 50 and mostly sunny. Scotty, Deerfield you guys still in?

Scottys
04-01-2009, 10:26 PM
Sled,
Sorry, can't do Saturday-previous commitments. Sunday I'm open.
On a second note, the new platform mat arrived today - SWEET! Can't wait to see it on our boat.

Sled491
04-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Scotty, aren't those matts the coolest:)

Sunday looks like maybe rain, but we'll play it by ear. I'll keep you in the loop

Scottys
04-01-2009, 10:44 PM
Scotty, aren't those matts the coolest:)

Sunday looks like maybe rain, but we'll play it by ear. I'll keep you in the loop

That would be great.

deerfield
04-01-2009, 11:24 PM
sled - I'll check the calendar and get back to you. Am out of town right now. Due home Friday evening. - Deerfield

1LOKMOOMBA
04-01-2009, 11:28 PM
I'm shooting for friday dawgs, and will post pics, okla

Sled491
04-01-2009, 11:45 PM
Ah Deerfield leading a parallel life with me are you:)

deerfield
04-02-2009, 10:35 PM
Ah Deerfield leading a parallel life with me are you:)

Goin' on four years now.

Sled491
04-03-2009, 08:38 PM
I thought you investment bankers just sat in big offices raking in huge wheel barrows of cash:)

Scottys
04-03-2009, 10:13 PM
Funny, that's one of my fantasies:D

deerfield
04-04-2009, 01:14 AM
I thought you investment bankers just sat in big offices raking in huge wheel barrows of cash:)

Unfortunately today it takes one wheelbarrow to buy a loaf of bread and gallon of milk.

Sled491
04-04-2009, 10:23 AM
Tell me about it :(

deerfield
04-04-2009, 06:59 PM
sled - I'll check the calendar and get back to you. Am out of town right now. Due home Friday evening. - Deerfield


sled - This weekend is out. Mrs. Deerfield reminds me that tax filing is due 4/15. Today and tomorrow are my last opportunity for a solid block of time to get this little task completed. Just holdin' my breath that I don't owe. If you get out, please do a set for me! - Deerfield

Sled491
04-04-2009, 09:49 PM
Deerfield, No biggy, looks like a repeat of last weekend. Calling for 3 -6 inches tomorrow and I have to take Dakota to Madison for another tournament tomrrow afternoon.

Ah Taxes, the friend of the Middle class american business owner. As I move from small to medium sized business I just feel all the love the State and Federal government have for those of us who write out paychecks for other middle class Americans and really keep the economy rolling!

I tell you what, we'll just avoid the taxes conversation on this board. If you and I want to sit out on the dock this summer with our beverage of choice and debate or pontificate the American tax system this summer I'm all in, but for now we'll just agree that it sucks:(

1LOKMOOMBA
04-05-2009, 11:41 AM
Deerfield, No biggy, looks like a repeat of last weekend. Calling for 3 -6 inches tomorrow and I have to take Dakota to Madison for another tournament tomrrow afternoon.

Ah Taxes, the friend of the Middle class american business owner. As I move from small to medium sized business I just feel all the love the State and Federal government have for those of us who write out paychecks for other middle class Americans and really keep the economy rolling!

I tell you what, we'll just avoid the taxes conversation on this board. If you and I want to sit out on the dock this summer with our beverage of choice and debate or pontificate the American tax system this summer I'm all in, but for now we'll just agree that it sucks:(I wish I could have a beverage and chat too. FAIRTAX

deerfield
04-05-2009, 09:42 PM
Just holdin' my breath that I don't owe.


I DON'T OWE! Just finished federal taxes. Mrs. Deerfield was worried that we had a tax liability and would have to find some money. Man, what a relief that we don't. Nice to have this off my mind. Hope this tax thing works out okay for the rest of you guys.

Sled491
04-05-2009, 10:09 PM
Oh yeah will work out real good. I will write them a giant check and they won't threaten to take my stuff!

Glad to hear you made it relatively unscathed:)

Scottys
04-05-2009, 10:11 PM
I owe more that I anticipated:(
I'd rather come up alittle short that let the goverment play with my money before I ask for it back.

Sled491
04-06-2009, 09:24 PM
Alright enough tax talk.

When is this flippin weather going to turn our way? I'm going to Florida for easter break so the next 2 weekends are out for me. However I will truely be Jonesing when I get back, so lets try to put that together.

Scottys
04-07-2009, 06:29 PM
Sled,
I'm looking to go up to our cabin and open it for the summer the weekend of 4/18-4/19. That is of course weather dependent.
I'll be out of town the following weekend - 4/23 through 4/26.

Sled491
04-07-2009, 07:36 PM
OK, I'll be gone the 18th 19th anyways myself