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Yiddil posted 04-06-2005 12:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for Yiddil   Send Email to Yiddil  
Hi,

In the 80's today here in Maryland. Where is everyone on getting their boats in the water this spring? Who's in already? Nice thing about a Nantucket, it's easy to get ready! Two coats of wax, some touch up here and there, a battery charge and I'm just about ready to launch!Who's ready to go Whalering?

kgregg posted 04-06-2005 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
Hey Yiddil, why is the best weather always scheduled for weekdays? Some of us gotta work now so we can play later. I hope to get the boat wet very, very soon. Kevin

Jerry Townsend posted 04-06-2005 12:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Kevin - and then there are those of us who are tired of working and live where we are still waiting on snow so we can float our boats. Bummer! Our reservoirs are at maybe 30% and with no snow pack - it will be another dry year. I may have to go to the Pacific to find water. ---- Jerry/Idaho
Sal A posted 04-06-2005 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Yiddil,

She is in the water in her slip! I am hoping to get down on Sunday for a spin. It is 75 degrees here in north central NJ, and I am about to coach two back to back little league practices for my 9 and 11 yr olds. My excitement for that is the only thing keeping my mind off the water.

PS I only did one coat of wax, and am now feeling guilty. Oh well, I will add another coat on the tops and sides within a week or two.

Spring Baby!

kgregg posted 04-06-2005 08:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
>we are still waiting on snow so we can float our boats.

Jerry-

Reminds me of a saying that could apply to many northern states.

"Come to (insert name of northern state) this summer. We're having it July 12th!"

Kevin "sure glad to have only a few months of ice&snow" Gregg

where2 posted 04-06-2005 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
I've been breaking in my rebuilt engine on my 15' Rage since December. I've gotten in two or three weekends of boating in January, at least two in February, two in March... Snow? Ice? We've got people in Florida who can't keep their cars under control on warm sunny days. Why would I want to live where there is snow and ice??

I've got atleast another evening worth of polishing and waxing to go on the 15' Sport before she's ready to go to the BW Owner's Event in Stuart in May... Plus, three carburetors to rebuild...

jimh posted 04-06-2005 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
In SE Michigan: most snowfall in last 20 years. Water levels should be up. Ice has left the Detroit River.
Yiddil posted 04-06-2005 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Kevin, Hey man...ya gotta pay your dues just like everyone else!...seems like its been raining on the weekends alot...I guess that means youl have to play hooky more during the week ....it was a gorgeous day today but decided to rest the old back...not...bought and put together a monster grill...for when I finally come home from "Das Boat" or even to barbeQ food the nite before!!!

Need to plan your first trip to CPM Kev...The Potomac pretty brown from run off right now...but that will change soon me thinks:)

daveweight posted 04-07-2005 03:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for daveweight  Send Email to daveweight     
We are fortunate in the SE of England in that we have 2 boating seasons and no closed season. April to October is kids season and November to March is Dads only season when we get all the fishing done. We had only about one week where snow precluded launching Wasp in Kent but I guess it was probably worse for Erik in Belgium and Holland where all of our wet white stuff came from. Reservoir and lake levels are seriously low this Spring due to a dry winter
Dave
Knot at Work posted 04-07-2005 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Launching on 16 April for Snapper.

Would be sooner but Mickey and Goofey are calling. (not talking about Poker either).

2manyboats posted 04-07-2005 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
we launch one of the boats two or three times most weeks year round. KAW I thought snapper season opened on the 23rd.
Knot at Work posted 04-07-2005 12:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
State waters it is the 14th. Florida out to 9 miles.

This will be the first time I have been out since November, only cause the repair work on IVAN and the incredible amount of crap in the Bay and sounds.

I could have been fishing all through the winter if I chose.

Yiddil posted 04-08-2005 12:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Well, Im going to be the first to launch In Maryland in the Potomac...probabaly this sunday or next...I just can't wait any longer...60 degrees and Ill be out there...anything less and I'll wait... Just gotta get it to stop freakin raining around here so I can make sure I dont go mud wrestling...but Sunday looks good...come get here wet Kevin...Kamie and Scott plan to attend the launch this year. I'm choppin at the bit to get that Nantucket back in the water!!!!Wonder if Marlins around and wants to attend???..........ME:)
tombro posted 04-08-2005 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Well, last night I sat at the helm, in my garage. Took off the battery tender, and fired up the GPS. Everything is working. Now on to a coat of wax, then just need some good weather on the weekends.

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