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#573196 - 02/04/20 07:45 AM Boating season is almost here!  
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At least in East Tennessee boating season is almost here. Yesterday it was 72 degrees and I typically try to get my boat back in the water mid to late March. Always makes me happy to think about boating season. A few things have to get done...buff hull, replace tach, fix stereo remote...maybe put speakers on transom...and the job I like least...cleaning mold that always accumulates when stored. All little things I can do before the boat goes in the water.


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#573197 - 02/04/20 08:14 AM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Wow mid March is way earlier then we usually get in water. May is more likely for us. Hard to think about boating right now still hoping to get in a couple more snowmobile trips. Hopefully we have several projects as well that I would like to get done before then. Fingers crossed.

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#573198 - 02/04/20 04:42 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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We haven't had much snow at all this year and the temps have been well above normal, so it should be an early start for us if this continues. WayWeGo is already in the water and as soon as there is little chance of a hard freeze, we are good to go. Having a heated cabin to run the boat from is a game changer!


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#573199 - 02/04/20 05:40 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Our winter has been pretty mild so far. It was 53 on Sunday. Crazy for Feb. Maybe our boating season will get an early start


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#573200 - 02/04/20 06:21 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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There we go...positive mental attitude. If anyone knows where to get a tach for a 2004 cobalt let me know.


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#573201 - 02/04/20 07:23 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Senoj, I would guess you could find a tach at just about any auto parts store, Walmart, Amazon, etc. All you need is the size of the opening it must fit into.


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#573202 - 02/04/20 10:55 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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I’m trying to match what was originally in the boat.


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#573203 - 02/04/20 11:09 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Might contact the manufacture of the gauge to see about having it repaired.


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#573205 - 02/05/20 12:15 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Our weather is AFU. Monday it was 28* and snowed a bit. Today it's supposed to be 51*, tomorrow 58*.

Go figure.


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#573206 - 02/05/20 02:04 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Our weather has been crazy as well. On Sunday we have 53 degrees - washed the cars, cleaned out the garage & took down the xmas lights. Tonight we are supposed to get 5 inches of snow & a high of 28 degrees.


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#573207 - 02/05/20 02:50 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Cold here, too. Got down to 42 with freeze warnings in the valleys, 20's in the mountains. Currently 61* the same high we had yesterday.

Wed and Thur next week, a couple inches of snow and low of 26*. No boating season for us (mountains) until latter part of April or beginning of May.


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#573209 - 02/07/20 04:53 AM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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70 last weekend and snow today. Crazy weather. Good news...Norris lake is at or above full pool with all the rain we’ve had.


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#573210 - 02/07/20 08:10 AM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Got the snowmobiles loaded up & headed out in the morning for 4 days of fun. Hoping to get 2 more trips in before its over.


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#573211 - 02/07/20 01:58 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
Got the snowmobiles loaded up & headed out in the morning for 4 days of fun. Hoping to get 2 more trips in before its over.


Where ya goin?

Was hoping to get the ATVs out this past fall and winter on trails and frozen lakes, but the trails have beel closed due to flooding, and now the lakes aren't frozen due to the warm temps.Ugh.

#573213 - 02/07/20 02:15 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Munising, MI. We usually go there at least once a year.


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#573215 - 02/08/20 11:21 AM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Originally Posted by Senoj
70 last weekend and snow today. Crazy weather. Good news...Norris lake is at or above full pool with all the rain we’ve had.


The lake level at my place is still 7 feet from full pool. The creek on my property boundary sure was flowing the other day. The lake sure dirtied up with all the rain.


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#573216 - 02/08/20 12:44 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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Mark, the dirty water his us hard this week on the Columbia. We had an unusual amount of rain over a few day period and the rivers that empty into the Columbia brought a lot of silt down.

Our marina sits in a bay just off the river. There's not much current in there at all, but the river water does come in. We were down at the boat on Friday and the water was so dirty we couldn't see down into it at all.


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#573218 - 02/09/20 09:07 AM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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A video of my creek flowing into the lake during the rains. The creek flows 24/7. I have to walk it out one day to the source.
[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/LwjO63h6NI8[/video]


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#573219 - 02/10/20 07:08 AM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: Senoj]  
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I'm heading to the lake this weekend, forecast is in the 50's. I may get a short kayak ride in however the main reason is to install some flooring in the foyer area of the house.


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#573221 - 02/10/20 05:12 PM Re: Boating season is almost here! [Re: On Holiday]  
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OH, you might want to recheck that forecast -- I am seeing a low of 23F on Saturday morning and rain/snow showers on Sunday...


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