Who's NOT boating this season due to COVID?

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  1. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    They finally turned the water on at my marina 2 weeks ago. I have pressure washed the boat, canvas and treated said canvas with 303...The Puget Sound is calling me to go social distance myself !!! 2020-03-21 14.24.08.jpg
     
  2. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    + plus soaked all my lines in a bucket of water, laundry detergent & laundry conditioner (softener)
     
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  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Like what ?.... :) Be safe everyone
     
  4. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Zodiac Cadet w/FCT console Yamaha F20
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    I am definitely boating this year. I took my son out on a little ride around the harbor last week. Our marina is open and they are currently doing haul outs beginning April 1st. I’m planning to Do annual haul out sometime in April ..granted social distancing practices are in force.

    We did have a 3 week trip planned for July through the BC Gulf Islands and US San Juans. That might change depending as we had several resort stays along the way as well. Likely will change the US (San Juan) portion of the trip and stick to the Canadian islands instead. Might also find ourselves more in anchorages with nice beaches instead of any marina/resorts.
     
  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Great picture!
     
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  6. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    I just finished all my winter maintenance and took out for a run yesterday. All good. No one on my boat but me and the wife. We boat yar round so I don't need to splash. Stay home and stay safe.
     
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  7. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Like keeping yourself inside to do the socially responsible thing. It's about flattening the curve. You do that by staying locked up.

    I know many aren't involved in the medical industry, but for those that are, they have a much better understanding of the situation.
     
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  8. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    As long as we are allowed out we will have our boat in the slip. Currently the county that our marina is in is on lockdown. We don't live in that county so not sure what the rule is on going TO that county but if they are on lockdown it probably isn't a good idea to go there. But if it is opened up then we will be spending time on it. Our marina holds about 50 boats and we are at the far end of the one dock (as you can see in my pic). We typically either hang on the boat in the slip or go anchor by ourselves so either way we aren't near anyone
     
  9. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Looking good BC!!!
     
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  10. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    So being out in open air on your boat isn't safe?? I guess sitting on my screen porch isn't safe either?? LOL
     
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  11. Soulshine

    Soulshine Active Member

    455
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    The marina where I store and splash usually opens on April 15 but today the owner told me that she’ll probably postpone a week or two. No problem as I’m allowed to go on the property to polish and prep.

    The marina where I slip is village operated on state land and so far looks like it will open. I have to pay my dock fee balance by April 30th and usually splash the first week of May or so.

    My dilemma is whether to unwrap only to have not launched and pay to re-wrap in the fall.

    Ether way I have a runabout that will enable us to get out in the wind and spray.
     
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  12. play dough

    play dough Active Member

    318
    Aug 29, 2011
    Mackinaw City, Michigan
    1997 330 Sundancer, 7.4L MPI V-Drive
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser
    State of Michigan marinas are closed until at least May 15th. I'm in a municipal facility which will likely follow the state schedule whatever that turns out to be. Our season doesn't really begin until June anyway so it's way too early for any decisions at this point. If/when the marina opens, I'll be there. If facilities remain closed, I'll remain in storage and finish my list of improvements.
     
  13. Pernalski

    Pernalski New Member

    27
    Aug 12, 2018
    Great South Bay, Long Island
    220 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI Alpha 1 Gen 2
    We have our splash scheduled for April 11th and the rush is on to get the cleaning, waxing, and bottom paint done. Hopefully NY doesn’t go on full lock down before then.
     
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  14. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Man, I feel for you northern guys, I'm in the water 24/7, thank god for that.....
     
  15. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac, MX 335 Novurania
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury, 30 Yamaha
    Don't feel sorry for us. We love putting our boats away. We get tired of stupid boating all time. Boating all season would suck. Well crap lying didn't help me at all. I thought I would feel better about it sitting on the hard. NOT.....:D:D:D
     
  16. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    881
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual Raymarine Axiom
    Tracvision
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    I don’t even want to think about this.
     
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  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I was kidding for the most part....this time of year I am only focused on getting the boat in the water.... been doing it for years....
    Right now myself and my employees are going to work as an essential business ordered by the government... so its a bit confusing ….stay at home....no ..get up and go to work.... I have two nurses as daughters and my wife works Part time in a pediatricians office... stay at home ….no ..get up and go to work.

    Trump touched on it the other day.... Do you shut the whole country down or let parts back open.... I wouldn't open a bar in New York right now but I would allow landscapers to work in Indiana.... and like Illinois I would allow Marinas to be open....not downtown Chicago but in no where Ohio....why not ?

    I get it....its better to shelter in place ….but for how long and at what cost?
     
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  18. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I like the rest....I look forward to storing it and I look forward to bringing it out of storage....
     
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  19. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

    773
    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    lol thats funny!

    I have been using my boat way more! I have been social distancing my self for weeks on it now. I'm off for a least 60 days from work so what else to do?
    I haven't been back to the dock in over a week! Tomorrow I will cause the winds are supposed to pick up for about a day then I will be back out. I love living on the boat. Haven't been around anyone except for my parents last week. I'll top off the fluids and pump out the tank and back out after the wind. Funny thing my fishing skills are not a lot better yet. I'll have to work on that more!
     
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  20. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    Oh hell no. We’re moving back to Florida and if you wanna find me I’ll be at a sandbar or island on the intercostal.
    Look for the hairy white guy smoking a cigar. :cool:
     
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