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Dick posted 11-25-2001 09:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dick   Send Email to Dick  
For those of use that are not fortunate enough to live in a year a round boating area what do you do after the boat is put to bed for the winter?

I spend my time in my woodworking shop. There are allways projects for the house and am now on a clock building binge for Christmas presents. Allmost as relaxing as boating, just making sawdust instead of waves.

Einar posted 11-26-2001 01:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Einar  Send Email to Einar     
I winterized the motor , refinished the teak , and am taking the boat to a garage in the San Juans.
Dick, if you need some hardwood let me know.
Alvin Einar
Ray posted 11-26-2001 07:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ray  Send Email to Ray     
I'm going to rock my new granddaughter that was born yesterday...... our first one!!!
grandpa Ray
JFM posted 11-26-2001 08:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Unwinterize it and take it to Fla.!!! Jay
JohnAz posted 11-26-2001 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
I live in Lake Havasu Arizona,,,never have to winterize my boats,,,
compounder posted 11-26-2001 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
What is winter??
180 posted 11-26-2001 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for 180  Send Email to 180     
Time to rig and tune the ice boats!
Lil Whaler Lover posted 11-26-2001 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Whaler Lover  Send Email to Lil Whaler Lover     
Four seasons are the way to go. Been working on getting the three snowmobiles ready to ride. Dave
A Li Volsi posted 11-26-2001 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for A Li Volsi  Send Email to A Li Volsi     
Take out the duck boat and head on out into the Great South Bay of Long Island.
jimp posted 11-26-2001 10:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Grandpa Ray - Congrats!

Time to get the sewing machine out and start making instrument covers, gear bags, and a quilt out of all my old blue jeans for the cuddy cabin on the Revenge.

White Bear posted 11-26-2001 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for White Bear  Send Email to White Bear     
I've got three months to play with cars until
April when it's time to boats back in the water. If the past several winters are any indication, I should be able to get a lot done in 2002.
Taylor posted 11-26-2001 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Ski season! Take that you Florida guys :)
dscew posted 11-26-2001 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
I'll start restoring my 1956 BSA 650 Road Rocket motorcycle. It's been in my garage for a couple of years, so it's time.
Tsuriki BW posted 11-26-2001 07:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Salmon Fishing!, Maybe a bit of Steelhead. Cleaning and organizing the fishing room.

Dick, we do have year 'round boating/fishing here in Seattle. Some months just colder and wetter than others. LOL


Dick posted 11-26-2001 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

Year around boating here in Seattle is for you young guys. My old bones won't take it anymore. This time of year I would opt for a Grand Banks with a good heating system, just a dream.


Tom W Clark posted 11-26-2001 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Dick and Greg, I'm kind of between your positions on winter boating. I went fishing last week, but in a friends 24' hardtop with cabin heat and integrated RADAR & GPS. That was tolerable, but as for my own boats, I've gotta' finish putting together my 1963 Thompson this winter and finish remodeling my kitchen which had been on hold all summer while I fished and played.

Dick, how's the 13 footer coming along?

Dick posted 11-26-2001 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

I haven't done a thing to the 13 yet. Had to many projects in front of it, mainly finish the kitchen for the wife. Think it's sold anyway, Looks like I have a guy from California coming up for it next month.


kingfish posted 11-26-2001 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I've got to re-winterize the Evinrude 225 on my Outrage 22; had it done once, but had to undo it and make a frantic run to our camp in Canada to check on damage and loss from a break-in.

Larger projects for this winter include finishing up some gel-coating on a few screw holes left from shuffling things around; choosing and hooking up a kicker; finishing up the teak coaming extensions I've fabricated for my aft gunwales so my rear shelter has something to snap to; re-caulk some of my deck panels; and if I can work up the nerve to commit myself to the project, an entire re-wiring of my console with new switches, breaker panel(s), etc.

Oh, and since upon opening up the cap to my brake fluid reservoir on the trailer and finding it full of *water* (don't ask me), it looks like there's some significant brake work gonna happen; maybe this is where I change to discs.

Geez, is it Spring, yet??


Drisney posted 11-26-2001 11:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Drisney  Send Email to Drisney     
Yes Dick I am really looking forward to restoring that 13 !!!.....BTW I am also in negotiations for a 19' Revenge......then to sell the 17, work, work !! Dave
triblet posted 11-27-2001 12:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Winterize? The boat doesn't get winterized,
but King Neptune usually enforces a month or
so off in January/February. Me, I sort
the years slides (about 130 rolls so far)
and prune roses.

I'm going diving tomorrow, and probably


Tsuriki BW posted 11-27-2001 01:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Dick and Dave,

If I had known, and the deal was done, I could have hauled the 13 to Brookings OR for you.

Might have saved you a few miles, but you wouldn't have had the chance to meet Dick! Maybe better you coming up. When are you coming? I may be heading back down to Brookings for Christmas.


More stuff to pick up from Dad

Russ posted 11-27-2001 02:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
Dick, Tom, and Everyone,
I solved my winter weather problem, which isn't really too severe here, by getting myself another Whaler that needs just enough TLC to keep me busy until I take it up to Sekiu next year. It's a 1981 Revenge with the mostly original 235 Johnson, and a 25 Johnson kicker. I Understand the 235 isn't a great engine, but it'a not terrible either. Mine seems to run O.K.. Anyway, I got another good powerhead to go with it. The 18 OR is a little too sporty for my wife out in the strait. I'm keeping it, but I'll leave it down here for winter use in the local lakes. The Revenge should be pretty good for fishing out in the West End. One can't have too many old Whalers, y'know.
Regards, Russ
Drisney posted 11-27-2001 02:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Drisney  Send Email to Drisney     
Hi Tsuriki,
A buddy of mine is supposed to go to Seattle to pick up stuff of his grandads....he hasn't set a date. How bout emailing me direct?
thanks Dave
Macman posted 11-27-2001 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Macman  Send Email to Macman     
Tune up the skiis for the racing league on Thursday nights. Pray for rain on the coast, snow in the mountains. A few snowshoe trips, a camping trip or two. Drink plenty of winter ale. Fall asleep in front of the fireplace.
SuburbanBoy posted 11-27-2001 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
This winter will a little different. Stored the Striper last weekend. Now to get started on my HDTV Theater. Too bad there is not a lot of boating related TV. Also gives me a chance to get into my daughters' basketball and ballet. It would'nt be the holiday season without the Nutcracker and some girls b-ball!


andygere posted 11-28-2001 03:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
My Montauk will stay in all winter, but I'll have to pick my days during the next 2-3 months. The swells were huge last week, so I went surfing instead of fishing. I scored an overhead day on Friday with light crowds (everyone ate too much turkey?)and decent conditions. When I'm not surfing, I'm up in the Sierra snowboarding (racing, freestyle and just freeriding). Oh yeah, I'll continue to spend a majorety of what I used to call free time studying for my MBA.
Alaska posted 11-29-2001 02:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Alaska  Send Email to Alaska     
Kind of backwards up here. Too busy in summer to play so winter is a time for hunting and king salmon trolling aboard the 21 outrage
Mark Gallagher posted 11-29-2001 07:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
Interesting topic:

I usually do indoor house work like painting or other projects that I put off in the nice weather. My Winter project this year is to finish my basement into a recreation room. I am currently studding and drywalling.
Living in the Northeast I usually have 4 months of off season. People always ask, don't you miss the boat? I always reply that I like a few months off to do other things and get a break from it.I think I look more forward to it in the Spring and truly enjoy the Summer months more knowing it's not a full year thing. At least I've convinced myself of that! Happy Holidays!

tlynch posted 12-04-2001 04:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for tlynch  Send Email to tlynch     
The flash movie at the top of explains my recent life pretty well.

Todd (note: I am NOT oddTodd)

JFM posted 12-04-2001 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Are you sure about that???? Jay
John from Madison CT posted 12-04-2001 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     

It was 70 degrees here Saturday and going to be 65 tomorrow. Plenty of fishing up here in CT. Stripers and Blackfish are aplenty.

Ahhh yessss, the plus side to Global Warming.<G>

Dick posted 12-04-2001 09:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
What's with you guys in the NE getting all this good weather, you should be frozen by now.
Enjoy every minute of it.
GAwhale posted 12-05-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Back in 1994 Delta Air Lines got themnselves into trouble. The economy was soft and they had just acquired all the Pan Am routes to Europe. In September 750 mechanics were put on the street. I was one of the chosen ones.

I scraped by, hung onto my house, and eventually got hired on by Northwest Air Lines. Two and a half years later Delta recalled me.

I look at myself as a high priced whore. I am a professional and make no compromises in my work, however I do sell out to the highest bidder.

Love your wife. Love your family. Love your dog. Love your Whaler. But don't ever Love your job because it will never Love you back.

Hang in there Todd, things WILL get better!

John from Madison CT posted 12-05-2001 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     

You are right on my friend. Corporations demand loyalty from their employees, but when the time comes, you are an expendable asset. They don't give a hoot about your feelings, finances, emotions, or whatever.
Just look at those thousands of Enron employees who were forced to put large chunks of their retirement money in Enron stock. They got screwed !! No matter how long they were there they will be lucky to get maybe 2 weeks severance pay.
I can't tell you how many people I know in my industry that played the corporate game. Worked long hours and spent little time with their families hoping that someday the "company" would take care of them. Many of them got canned with no notice, maybe a month or two of pay, and a boot in the ass, and that was after 25 years of loyal service. Never loose sight of this...corporations think of you as no more than the plants in the lobby, and asset that serves a purpose, no more
Do hang in there.


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