Spring....?

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  1. Maine Sail

    Maine Sail Moderator

    Joined Feb 6, 1998
    10,957 posts, 749 likes
    Canadian Sailcraft 36T
    US Casco Bay, ME
    Spring is coming, maybe.....? While we’ve lost a couple of feet of snow, due to settling, a bit of March rain and some 40F days, our base up here is solid. We’ve had snow on the ground since before Thanksgiving and still have about a 3.5’ to 6’ base, elevation dependent, and it is very solid.. While letting the dogs out this morning I snapped this shot of the bunkhouse. Really wish I had one without snow for perspective as this is a great situation for spring skiing and extending the snowmobile season.

    On the menu for today..

    Maine style breakfast in the cast iron skillet
    Enjoy my coffee
    Hit some killer spring glades skiing (4” of fresh snow last night)
    Hop on the snow machines and ride up towards Errol, NH with the kids
    Stop at the Matterhorn ski bar on the way back for some wood oven pizza
    Get the outdoor fire and cocktails going, with friends, and enjoy a·près-ski

    Think about the boat..... Not quite yet...

    How was your winter? Is it over?




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  2. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,796 posts, 1,759 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    3" of snow last night here in Syracuse. High temps forecast for the next 10 range from 34° to 62°.

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  3. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    1,012 posts, 214 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    I think my winter's over. Boat splashed Thu. Bent on sails and installed canvas yesterday. Need to replace the mast boot tape today and replace one of the two bilge pumps. Planning on my first sail of the season tomorrow. :beer:
     


  4. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    1,174 posts, 315 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Spring has definitely arrived down South. 46 this am with predicted high of 72. This has been the first week that we’ve had decent weather; winter was miserable with cold temps, fog, record rainfall. Grass & weeds are now growing; got to get the yard in shape before it gets too hot. The boat is in good condition with new bottom paint and a nice shine. Have to do some bright work and cleaning. Plan for the first sail tomorrow; forecast is mid 70’s with SE winds at 10. It’s been way too long.
     


  5. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,988 posts, 924 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    Not too spring like here. Dusting of snow last night. Howling wind. Yesterday was cold, windy and wet. I'd rather have the snow. This pm and tomorrow we may see some mildness but ....
     


  6. Don S/V ILLusion

    Don S/V ILLusion

    Joined Sep 25, 2008
    5,370 posts, 495 likes
    Alden 50
    US Sarasota, Florida
    In the land of sunshine and warm weather, Spring marks the beginning of the end of southern and Caribbean sailing season. It’s now the beginning of cocktail season and sunset cruising.
     


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  7. Head Sail

    Head Sail

    Joined Nov 13, 2013
    471 posts, 159 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Tacoma
    This week the temps reached 79 for a couple days. More summer like than spring. You guys on the east coast stole our winter but that's fine.
     


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  8. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,796 posts, 1,759 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    We'll be happy to send it back. Do you accept returns?
     


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  9. Head Sail

    Head Sail

    Joined Nov 13, 2013
    471 posts, 159 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Tacoma
    Lol, yes of course we do. We are very politically correct out here. Never refuse any request. That would be way to stressful. But you'll have to take it up with those in control of the climate in the other Washington.
     


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  10. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,353 posts, 4,172 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I thought MaineSail lived near the Maine coast. Then I looked up the location of his shop and yes he does.
    Then I looked for a webcam and :wow3:there is traces of snow but grass is showing up. Confusion...
    Then I looked closely at the avatar statement "Casco, ME". Where is that? Well up in the mountains where the snow is 6 feet deep and spring is a while away... Now all this is making sense. He works and lives near the coast and plays and relaxes in the mountain retreat of the family.
    Nice...

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    Popham Beach Weather.
     


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  11. Maine Sail

    Maine Sail Moderator

    Joined Feb 6, 1998
    10,957 posts, 749 likes
    Canadian Sailcraft 36T
    US Casco Bay, ME
    Not at our house, we are at our camp. Closer to Bethel, ME...
     


  12. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,353 posts, 4,172 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I like your Camp. It gives you a great break from the mayhem coming called “Boating Season”.
     


  13. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,368 posts, 289 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    In the Chicago area, spring is close! 50 degrees F today.

    Our local boat yard (Crowley’s) puts on a spring sale, classes, etc. to get boaters in the mood for spring. I usually get my VC17, anodes, etc. at the sale. Today was the day...went to a boat electrical seminar they put on (not that informative unfortunately. I learn more here.

    But when I got home, I washed the Roadster and took her for a drive...but didn’t drop the top today....still a bit chilly at 50 MPH.

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    (Photo is not from today...grass is not green yet)

    But hey, the marina opens April 1, Tally Ho should be splashed soon!

    Greg
     


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  14. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,634 posts, 1,243 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Getting ready for second cruise of 2019. The first “Extreme Winter Cruise 2019” was 2 weeks of fun in the snow. Hoping for a bit warmer for next 7 weeks. Included is a stop to change out lifelines and standing rigging. A bunch of anchorages, capped by the 2019 Catalina Rendezvous at Roche Harbor. What fun awaits. Hoping for no snow.

    Les
     


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  15. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,353 posts, 4,172 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    May the Sun god smile on Mahalo as she ventures through the PacificNW waters.
     


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  16. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,747 posts, 702 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    well, yesterday I sat on my front deck, shirtless, soaking up the bright sun and 80 degree day :) Only 77 today and cloudy. Oh well. it'll eventually get warm :)
     


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  17. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,353 posts, 4,172 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Soaking up the Vitamin D. Probably a week’s supply.
     


  18. Sailavie1

    Sailavie1

    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    255 posts, 270 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    She is a beauty! Still a bit too early in Alberta for the top down as well.
     


  19. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    6172AA72-1F15-492E-A7D3-43FB7C5C76A5.jpeg I took this picture moments ago in my backyard. Just for this thread.
     


  20. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,353 posts, 4,172 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    The Masters is near.
     




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