The start of fall boating

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  1. Shenanigans77

    Shenanigans77 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    609
    Feb 17, 2020
    Lk St. Clair
    2003 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2 Mercruiser Bravo III
    Same! 10/21. 1:00pm its all over

    Goin to St Clair for the weekend tomorrow. Lots of boatin left.
     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Here's what the start of fall boating looks like for us:

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  3. Shenanigans77

    Shenanigans77 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    609
    Feb 17, 2020
    Lk St. Clair
    2003 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2 Mercruiser Bravo III
    So you leave the canvas up then? :D
     
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  4. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

    955
    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    Somebody pulled the plug early this year. Lake dropped a foot over the last 10 days. I don't have a lot of water under my boat today. Didn't go out in the 25 mph winds. Didn't see a boat on Anchor Bay.
     
  5. Ramblin' Guy

    Ramblin' Guy Active Member

    142
    Nov 8, 2021
    Grand Haven, MI
    1997 370 Sundancer
    370 hp 7.4 MPI Horizon w/V drives
    Guess I gotta go south. ;-)
     
  6. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

    955
    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    Just watching the weather report. Freeze warnings within 100 miles of us tonight. This sucks.
     
  7. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Thinking about working from the boat this afternoon and getting the oil changes knocked out. Gonna go fast now...forecast for next week looks like garbage.
     
  8. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

    955
    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    All that is done on mine. Filled up and pumped out last week. Just need to empty the fresh water. Going to head out for an hour or so this afternoon to burn off a little gas so I'm not super full for storage. For all practical purposes, stick a fork in it. I'm done.
     
  9. play dough

    play dough Active Member

    403
    Aug 29, 2011
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    1997 Sea Ray 330DA
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser
    I'm done as of a few days ago. It was as low as 28 degrees this morning in the typical cold regions of northern Michigan. store 3.jpg
     
  10. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Good god look at all that room they left you! Your storage facility owners must hate money! :):)
     
  11. play dough

    play dough Active Member

    403
    Aug 29, 2011
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    1997 Sea Ray 330DA
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser
    Because of the rack structure, only two boats fit in each bay between the I-bar girder supports. I request that my boat is away from the girder enough that I can run a polisher which they accommodate. It's a great facility to be able to do off season maintenance. There are jetskis, dinghies and other items tucked in here and there, but my area is kept clear since I go in there regularly to work. The boats that are stored on the main floor are packed in bow to stern with rub rails nearly touching. Eventually, there will likely be a boat broadside a few inches away from my swim platform where the trailer now sits.
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  12. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    That is a dreamlike setup for winter as far as I'm concerned! You're a lucky man.
     
  13. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Well-Known Member

    569
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    Enjoy St Clair, we always enjoy grabbing the wall.
    We are to go up to Port Huron on Oct 8th, but might cancel our reservation. We'll decide as we get closer.
     
  14. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    Boatless in WA
    No motor
    As many of you know we sold our 550DB a little over a year ago so we've been off the water since then. Until yesterday. A neighbor couple just bought a 'toon and invited us out yesterday. We spent about 4 hours on the river with them and the only downside to that is it's gonna take me at least 2 days to wipe the smile off my face!

     
  15. JayhawkCurtis

    JayhawkCurtis Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 24, 2021
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
    350 Mag Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Last sunday was our final dunk of the year, we are warm weather boaters, when the water temp starts dropping where it is not fun to get in we are done. Had 6 of our 9 grands able to come for one last swim for the season. It was warm and windy, 98 degrees, water temp was down to 75, we just played, my son pulled the littles around on a tube with his jetski, but too windy to ski or knee board, just a fun final trip. Boat is back in the shop ready to be winterized, one of the fuel filters I need is backordered until October sometime, so will hold off until I get everything I need. Summer went FAST We will for sure do some fall camping though, as well as we have a little trip to the smokey mountains in Tennessee in a few weeks we are looking forward to.
     
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  16. JayhawkCurtis

    JayhawkCurtis Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 24, 2021
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
    350 Mag Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Forgot to add some pics
    Wife and Rush enjoying a final ride
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  17. JayhawkCurtis

    JayhawkCurtis Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 24, 2021
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
    350 Mag Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Oh and a great sunrise during our morning walk with rush!

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  18. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Not liking the looks of water in first pic. Looks wintery.
    I had no idea they have that much water in Kansas. I must watch too much Gunsmoke.
     
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  19. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Ever notice on Gunsmoke there are mountains? Or Dillion rides a horse to Mexico tracking the bad guy?
     
  20. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    Anchor out for us Saturday, absolutely gorgeous. @Jaybeaux was out there as well we later learned

     
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