I can't wait for spring to break in Port Clinton.

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  1. searay30

    searay30 Member

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  2. searay30

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    Hey man, what's the water level like so far. I heard they are high.
     
  3. Buckeye Boater

    Buckeye Boater Member

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    215 Weekender 2006
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    From Saturday (4/14) afternoon at the Lime Kiln Dock at Put in Bay. https://t.co/Vneei25ocM
     
  4. searay30

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    Wow, that's an awesome video. Go too lake Erie web cam's they have web cam live from downtown pib, downtown Sandusky and Huron oh.
     
  5. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    https://glakesonline.nos.noaa.gov/monitor.html

    A friend tells me PIB is cut in half. A foot of water cutting through the center of the island.
     
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  6. Buckeye Boater

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    215 Weekender 2006
    Merc 5.0 MPI 260 HP
    Levels at the western end of Lake Erie are receding as the wind begins to diminish. Hopefully those that have boats in the water already came through this ok. Some of the locals are saying they haven’t seen water levels like this in more than 40 years.
     
  7. searay30

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    twin 350 mercruisers inboards
  8. searay30

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    My Lord, scary for sure.
     
  9. searay30

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  10. searay30

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    I saw a video yesterday from the operators of the Miller ferries. They were struggling yesterday and expected water levels to peak this morning around , 4:30 am. I was watching the Miller ferry pib dock web cam this am about 5 :30 am. The dock was awashed with 1 to 1 .5 white caps rolling down it. They expected winds to peak at 45 -55 mph. If the lime kiln docks became submerged, the two ferries would have to cast off too the Lee side of the island I suppose.
     
  11. Buckeye Boater

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    Yes, the Miller ferries rode out the storm last night and most of today “at sea” on the lee side of South Bass Island. There were reports that they would spend tonight (Sunday) in Toledo.
     
  12. searay30

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  13. searay30

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    It takes a storm of this magnitude to remind us all, what mother nature and Lake Erie is capable of.
     
  14. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    The plug is in the boat on the trailer you think I should have set the anchor just encase.
     
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  15. Strypes

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    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    It was higher than I have ever seen this weekend. The marina's docks were all under water(except the floaters, obviously) and most of the marina and trailer park was under water. I'm glad that I was on the boat. I have enough rations and beverages to last at least a month, a generator and 400 gallons of fuel. Thankfully, I didn't need it. Surprisingly we never lost power, me and the only other people(2) that were on their boat this weekend!

    It's all gone now. The land came back yesterday evening.

    I took lots of crazy pictures, but I am not able to upload them anymore... There was a lot of stuff floating by, dock boxes, decks, grills, etc. I was stuck on the boat all day Saturday and most of Sunday. The wind was blowing me off of the dock, I was a good 4 feet away plus I was too high to even get down to the dock, which was under water!

    I still have no regrets about putting in on April 2nd! Living on the boat full time is awesome! Best decision ever, even with the crappy Spring that we're having so far!
     
  16. searay30

    searay30 Member

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    Sounds scary but great. May be you can show me the pics when I splash on may.
     
  17. Strypes

    Strypes Member

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    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Absolutely.
     
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  18. searay30

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    Is it snowing thier today? We are getting like 2 inches today in erie pa.
     
  19. Strypes

    Strypes Member

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    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Yes. It has snowed here a few times since I've been in. No accumulation though.

    The sun peeked out for a moment and it's in the high 30s now.

    It's supposed to be in the 50s this weekend and dry. Hopefully it'll start to go up, at least gradually from there, and be warm for all of those that launch in May.

    Heck, not this coming weekend but next weekend is my 1st planned trip to Put-In-Bay!
     
  20. searay30

    searay30 Member

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    Jun 13, 2012
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    I'm planning a short cedar point / pib trip on beginning may 10 extending to the weekend.
     
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