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jester
03-25-2009, 06:37 PM
So it has warmed up enought to bring my boat our from its winter nap and i wanted to know if anyone has good ideas for cold weather boating. The water temp is still cold so is there anything speical i need to do before i get on the water or after i pull out from the water?

mustangairchair
03-25-2009, 09:01 PM
what is the temp, cold to you is what?

smokedog2
03-25-2009, 10:12 PM
Snap in bow covers help a lot. If you do not have that, plug the center with a cooler and a towel or two.

SD2

Mikey
03-25-2009, 10:12 PM
Don't fall in.HA HA

jester
03-25-2009, 11:43 PM
Water temp would be like mid to high 30's right now. I do like the idea of not falling. I guess i should work on dock starts.

byronkoz
03-26-2009, 04:31 PM
Yikes that is COLD!!! Shasta is high 50's low 60's allready. Just take a road trip and i'll meet you out there. ;)

yearround
03-26-2009, 07:16 PM
dock starts ore easy enough, just sit on the edge and go, it is the landing that is hard. dry suit if you can, wet suit for sure. gloves and hat are nice too.

when you drop off, we like drop so that the boat turns back to the rider and they meet at about the same time the rider goes in to the water.

mid 30 water is ok if the sun is out.

agree with SD2, block the wind

Sled491
03-26-2009, 07:25 PM
It's the after that I would worry about. Make sure you park you baby in the garage that night so that you don't end up with any freezing water messing up your block or gauges.

I'm trying to get out this weekend myself with similar temps, but mother nature is not coperating and I may have to scrap my plans to ski this weekend. I sunday is even half good (no rain), I'm goin for it :)

mustangairchair
03-26-2009, 08:47 PM
mid 30s is hot we air chair as soon as the ice comes off

jester
03-26-2009, 10:08 PM
I might have to take a road trip to shasta if the water is allready that warm. I am not worryed about after since we have only been getting into the high 30's low to mid 40's at night. It is not the planned letting go of the rope that i should be worryed about it is the unplanned of my face hitting the water that could put a damper on everything. This weekend it is going to rain but next weekend we are looking at a high of 61* and sunny.

kaneboats
03-27-2009, 01:49 PM
Don't fall in.HA HA

Loved that one! How about? Tow the boat south.

Birdman_08_LSV
03-28-2009, 04:34 PM
You people are crazy! It's been in the 80's down here a few times already and I'm sure the water is in the 50's and I'm not going to get in it for another week or two.

jester
03-30-2009, 12:30 PM
wow that is warm. I would be out on the water if it was 80. Shoot this morning the air temp is 31 but i am thinking of going out this afternoon if i can get a few people to go with me.

Birdman_08_LSV
03-30-2009, 12:36 PM
Y'all have fun with that! Take pictures. I want to see how blue you turn. LOL :p

kaneboats
03-30-2009, 12:41 PM
We get most of about 7 months of the year here. I take a break for some football and Christmas. By this time I'm VERY ready to get back in though. Never winterize because we don't know if we'll get a hot day in Dec., Jan., or Feb.

Birdman_08_LSV
03-30-2009, 01:44 PM
Yeah, same here. It will snow one day then be in the mid 70's two days later.

Sled491
03-30-2009, 06:27 PM
What's with you guys, are you really trying to piss off us Northeners? :)

jester
03-30-2009, 11:04 PM
No not all the Northeners. Just you. :).

Birdman_08_LSV
03-30-2009, 11:25 PM
You know what they say about being pissed off don't you? It's better then being pissed on! (LOL) :p That one's so old! Hey Sled, you can come on down any time and we'll take the boat out. For reals! If you make it to Texas for some reason, the trip in the boat is on me. I'll even come to where you are. (If I'm not stuck at work):!:

Sled491
03-31-2009, 07:37 AM
No not all the Northeners. Just you. :).

Ouch! your killing me.

Birdman, If I ever find myself in Texas will definately hit you up!!

Birdman_08_LSV
03-31-2009, 08:51 AM
Deal! Does work bring you out this way?



Ouch! your killing me.

Birdman, If I ever find myself in Texas will definately hit you up!!

Sled491
03-31-2009, 11:58 PM
Birdman, closest so far Phoenix or San Francisco, but you never know!

Birdman_08_LSV
04-01-2009, 03:55 AM
Phoenix is nice this time of year. I use to live in Yuma. Now that is one place that you really can be in the water all year long in board shorts!

truetexan84
04-03-2009, 04:08 AM
In Yuma in the middle of summer you have to swim down 8-10 feet in the water just to cool off...and that is in the rivers. I was glad to get out of that place.