End of Season??!!!

WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,000Member ✭✭✭✭
W.T.F.
Received an email this morning from a marine retailer advertising an "End of Season" sale.
Then turned on the radio to hear a local dealer advertising winterizing and shrink wrap services. Really? Two months before we pull the boats here. Quit trying to jinx it !
"Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
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  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,515Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about Xmas stuff in the stores before Labor Day!!!
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    So in Canada boating season ends when the puck drops?   I can agree with that. 

    Go Pens!!
  • bry1429bry1429 Southern Lake Michigan Posts: 296Member ✭✭✭
    Captain Gill says 6 more weeks of boating !!




    Watch "Captain Gill: A Tale of Legend and 'Lure'" on YouTube
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,481Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    We have already winterized and stored several boats.  Face it, summer is over.  Snow is on the way in 6 weeks.  
  • GMSLITHOGMSLITHO Greenwood Lake NY Posts: 768Member ✭✭✭
    We still have 6 more weeks at least maybe 7 if the weather is good the fall foliage on the lakes and Hudson River are beautiful and no bugs put up the camper cover and a little sun and your good to go 
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 2,101Member ✭✭✭✭
    @Alswagg you are so far north your head is on the clouds. Ct 82° today water  temp 75° and full sunshine no snow this year  please.
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,481Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    If we don’t start now, we could actually get pinched if the weather turns quicker than normal.   We have over 200 boats to pull, service, clean, and store inside    
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    The glass isnt just half empty, it's also urine. 

    Think positive, not all of us are lucky enough to be boating south of Jacksonville fla.
  • GMSLITHOGMSLITHO Greenwood Lake NY Posts: 768Member ✭✭✭
    If your south of Jacksonville for the next few days your not boating 
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    edited August 31
    I bet there will be lots of surf boards dotting the coast.

    I personally consider having to deal with an occasional threat of a hurricane much better than having to deal with the inevitable appearance of winter.

    I hope to be fortunate enough to make that move south one day.  Im currently working on my Spanish.  Yo soy el nino.  




  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,867Member ✭✭✭✭
    After 35+ years of life in the N.E. and 15 of them owning some kind of water craft, it absolutely feels weird to think that there is no winterization going on this year.  Typically there is a driving force in my social group to get out on the boat/jetski as much as possible. Since being in the South, the crazy thing is there's no pressure to get out on the water, infact it's almost opposite, it's hot and the water is hot so it's more like "ah we'll go boating during winter!" 

    Weird for sure. 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,515Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can RV all winter too. LOL
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,481Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Handy, be sure to head North this January.  Check out the RV birthplace and go sledding. We usually wait until the temps rise to at least - 15* before we hit the trails 
  • McGarnicleMcGarnicle Posts: 202Member ✭✭✭
    This was kind of an off season for me so my boat will most likely get pulled the end of the month. 
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,360Member, Moderator mod
    Definitely been a great year of boating and many weeks/months yet to go.  Fall is the most beautiful time for it. The water stays warm and nice cooler nights!!  I too have gotten emails for winterizing, and yes crazy!  Winterizing here doesn't need to happen until Thanksgiving!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,666Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Fall is great where we are too for exactly the same reasons plus the kids are back in school and their parents back at work soooo lots of room to play. :-)

  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,481Member ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,515Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    What's the dark green in Florida?
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    What's the dark green in Florida?

    Lucky
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,481Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dark green is a sign of mold and algae, crusty, salty corrosion.  Not safe for habitat 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,666Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 5
    Canadian EH? What about the critical bands of winter weather for your Rinker brothers north of the 49th. First band is the "southern band" the - are you seruious weather band, followed by the middle weather band called the WTF weather band and lastely the we are soooo screwed band!  Soooooo - screw Winter - winterize your RINKER blender for Canadian Tailgate Parties - NOW legal in Ontrario!!!!!
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  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 2,505Member ✭✭✭✭
    What's a Winter Batle Zone?

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    In the south we have constant winter battles from January through March.

    We can get 8 inches of snow on Tuesday, be melted the next day and in the 70s by Friday.  The constant humidity makes the wind cold and you feel the constant chill in the air from October until May.   Obviously the coast is better than the upstate average temp wise(south Carolina). We dont really have seasons here.  The leaves change and flowers bloom but you pretty much get crappy cold 4 months of the year and hot 6 months of the year.  3 of those months are super hot.  I only like the hot/super hot months.  If im required anything more than shorts and flip flops to be warm outside its too cold for me.

    Public schools are now canceled because of threat of snow and remain canceled even when all we get is rain, when temps get drop below single digits they will make schools delay 2 hours just incase water pipes burst.  


    The keys have the perfect weather.  Manatee share my love for warm water. If it's not suitable bath water temps im not getting in.  I also feel that any air temps below 60 should be grounds for immediate hibernation.  That's Fahrenheit for you hosers! 

    Our winters are too cold for my sagos, ive had a few sagos survive our winters but now i bring them inside. My windmills and dwarf palmettos do just fine in our climate.

    Just 4 hrs east of me in Charleston the sagos grow 10x as fast and they do not brown in winter unless they are super exposed to an unusually hard frost. Palmetto palm trees also grow naturally there where as up here a hard winter will kill them.  


    The only coconuts i have in my yard are the ones my kid has picked up kayaking in the keys and put under our trees to make it look like they fell, he says he wants them there to remind him of the keys.  Smart kid.  The hatred of winter runs in our blood. My dad is a transplant from butler/slippery rock pa(45 min north if pitt)  

    I want to rename my boat [email protected]@K Winter. The little lady wants to name it The Salty Swallow.  She doesnt mind winter.
      

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,515Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love Florida all year long. 
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    With a kid in school i cant enjoy Florida winters. Winter is my slow season. Once he graduates the plan is to trailer a boat south every winter and find a shop that will let me work part time a few days a week.  Once he graduates college the plan is to not work any during the winter and bounce from anchorage to anchorage.

    I survive the winters here just to leave each June for the islands.  Seems so backwards.  By Halloween i want be enjoying clear water.  Im a jerk who likes to sit on my boat, holding a fishing rod waiting on a jerk.  
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,481Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I travel further North to our house in Michigan once we complete our boat winterizing.  Take a few months off relaxing in sub zero temps riding snowmobiles as often as possible.  My goal is a least 3,000 miles per season 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,392Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's a good think we all don't want warm weather. We have 900 people a week moving into Fl right now. Not sure anymore where they are all going to fit but FL don't look like my FL anymore. But, I do enjoy FL all year long, would rather sweat than shiver any day and not to fond of snow unless it's a postcard. I lived in ND as a kid for a few years....did snowmobiling, had a horse and roamed the wheat fields in the middle of absolutely no where. Enjoy it? Yep,,,,want to work or live there and deal with it....no way. We all get used to how we grew up I suppose....would like to visit some snow but don't have the clothes and stuff for it so will hang here! 
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,380Member ✭✭✭✭
    rasbury said:
    It's a good think we all don't want warm weather. We have 900 people a week moving into Fl right now. Not sure anymore where they are all going to fit but FL don't look like my FL anymore. But, I do enjoy FL all year long, would rather sweat than shiver any day and not to fond of snow unless it's a postcard. I lived in ND as a kid for a few years....did snowmobiling, had a horse and roamed the wheat fields in the middle of absolutely no where. Enjoy it? Yep,,,,want to work or live there and deal with it....no way. We all get used to how we grew up I suppose....would like to visit some snow but don't have the clothes and stuff for it so will hang here! 
    I will most likely be moving there in about 2-3 years as soon as our daughter graduates. Looking around Jacksonville Beach or St Augustine area. 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,666Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 7
    St. Augustine is pretty "cold" in the winter (compared to Miami) but there are some great restaurants. There used to be an amazing restaurant on the St. John River (did I spell that right?) called Salt Water Cowboys. I had blackened alligator with jumbalya ( pretty sure I DID spell that wrong) there a few times it was amazing. There was a deck around the restaurant. A guy (pretty drunk) told a waiter he thought he'd jump-in to cool down. The waiter said "wait a minute 'till I get some of my buddies and a camera - you won't last 10 minutes". LOL
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,380Member ✭✭✭✭
    Michael T said:
    St. Augustine is pretty "cold" in the winter (compared to Miami) but there are some great restaurants. There used to be an amazing restaurant on the St. John River (did I spell that right?) called Salt Water Cowboys. I had blackened alligator with jumbalya ( pretty sure I DID spell that wrong) there a few times it was amazing. There was a deck around the restaurant. A guy (pretty drunk) told a waiter he thought he'd jump-in to cool down. The waiter said "wait a minute 'till I get some of my buddies and a camera - you won't last 10 minutes". LOL
    @Michael T I travel for work and now have 31 locations that I look over safety for, wherever I move I would have to be close to a couple of my locations. Jacksonville is about as south as I can go, could go west to California but I refuse to pay the cost of living there. I’ve also considered Charleston SC and Savannah GA but they get a bit colder than Jacksonville. 
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