This has been a brutal start to 2019, fellas

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Stee6043, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    This is listed in my signature
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    Pitch black at night, no power. Light in houses, joy.
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Nothing at all to do with power, but the past few days we've noticed that a cactus in front of the condo next door has been chewed on. Big time chewed on. This is a cactus with the wide "leaves" and spikes about 1.5" long.

    The only animal I'm aware of that will eat those things is a javelina. We see coyotes from time to time and hear them howling most nights, but we've never seen a javelina around here.
     
  3. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    tiara in the snow 01.JPG
    I see a hog roast in your future.
     
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I'm not sure how good a javelina would taste. I'd just like to see it.

    We were in Sedona, AZ about 3 weeks ago, driving through a residential neighborhood when a BIG javelina crossed the road right in front of us. He wasn't in a huge hurry, but wasn't taking his time either. Dark brown, almost black, and an ugly mutha!
     
  5. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    235
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    65 days until launch. Snow be damned.
     
  6. Rusted Nut

    Rusted Nut New Member

    15
    Sep 21, 2016
    Lake Michigan
    1993 370DA
    Lots of engines
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    Working on the boat
     
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  7. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    That'll definitely keep your mind off the white stuff...
     
  8. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    733
    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    We've been deprived of snow here Dec. and Jan. But Feb seems to be making up for it big time. Another 8-12" tonight. Our kids actually missed school last week for cold (-34 last week). We don't typically close for snow unless it hits early am and plows can't keep up. Our snowmobiles are getting a work out big time! About 500 miles this month already. M
     
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  9. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    412
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    79 days for me - but I'm ok with that as I've got other projects to get done. At this point I just want the snow and cold to go away.
     
  10. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

    670
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Our winters are normally on the mild side, but we’ve also had a blast of arctic air the past week or so. So much so that ice is forming in the marina which I’ve never seen before. We got 5 inches of snow yesterday. More snow forecasted tonight.

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  11. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Get a trail camera and set it up where the feeding has been taking place. You will have your best chance to see what it is that way.

    MM
     
  12. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    412
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    That's not going to be good for the canvas
     
  13. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

    670
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Hard to tell from the pics, but it was snowing pretty good at the time. I keep the snow off once things wind down. Here it is this morning:

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  14. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Another round
    Such cool pictures. It's both impressive and unsettling to see boats still in the water with snow/ice like that!
     
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  15. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Sorry, too late. We left the sunshine in AZ on Sunday afternoon, only to arrive in WA with a foot of new snow and temps in the low 20's. What a change.

    We have spent the past 24 hours going through 5 weeks of mail and magazines, buying groceries, shoveling a bit of snow, and getting settled back into our routine.

    I pinched my sciatic nerve right after we arrived in AZ and it's still keeping me from doing much. My Galley Wench found out today just how well her hands fit around a shovel handle while I was forced to watch from inside. Sucks (NOT!!!)
     
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  16. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Well get to doing better soon!

    MM
     
  17. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    698
    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    What?? No head jokes?

    Ok, I’ll start......

    Looks good so far, take your time and don’t get ahead of yourself!
     
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  18. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    412
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Wife's leaving for Fl in 2 weeks for a whole month. That means I get to spend more time at the boat just fiddling around before they open the doors the end of March!
     
  19. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    199
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
  20. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Eric, thanks for that link. I've noticed our weather here in SE Washington state has been cooling off over the last several years.

    We live in a desert area and used to have about 2-3 weeks of 100* plus temps every summer. This past few years those high temps have only happened about a week or so.

    Did you happen to send that link to Al Gore? :cool:
     

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