Spring....?

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  1. Scott B

    Scott B Moderator

    Joined Sep 20, 2006
    2,604 posts, 167 likes
    Hunter 33
    CA Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Well. let's see. I've been finishing a bedroom, bathroom, closet in the bsmt for our daughter. We've had a snowy, rain, freeze, snow, rain freeze kind of winter. Couple weeks back had a massive rain, thunderstorm, downpour. With the ground still frozen, and frozen ice snow banks at the back of the house, filled up the window well ( water mark was 3 ft. ) and emptied into the basement, and kept coming. Ended up having to rip out the wall around the window, tear up the flooring that had been installed previously and cut out the drywall 8" from the floor all around the room. Not to mention running fans, dehumidifier, etc. for days to get it dry out.....

    IS IT SUMMER YET........ I NEED A BOAT FIX....... :D
     


  2. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,378 posts, 595 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    302 US Watkins Glen
    In Upstate NY, we are around 35 degrees. We got some light snow and high winds over the last few days. The Sun shown brightly today. It teased us. Alas, we wait. I cooked Jumbalaya and Banana Bread today after seeing 5 patients this morning. I am lining up my project buckets in my tool room, getting ready for Spring.
     


  3. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,988 posts, 924 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    "Mar
    No, we don't have that.
     


  4. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,752 posts, 1,739 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Spring weather is the best after a long winter. Sunny days are here and we'll reach a balmy 50F today.

    The actual will be more determined by wind direction here. The North Atlantic has the energy and is calling the shots. Last I looked, the water temperature at a nearby buoy was 35F.

    While it can feel pretty nice a few miles inland from here, a warm South breeze is impossible out on my mooring.

    Once the Caribbean South breeze clears the Gulf Stream rim off Hatteras, the Gulf of Maine will refrigerate it back down to 35F on our shore.

    A West wind on the other hand, could raise us to 70F, but only for a mile or so off the coast.
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    We used to get in earlier when the kids were young but I don't fight the ocean temperature these days. I'll give up a few spring days sailing and make that up in the fall when the effect is the opposite.

    There will be no shortage of water in the North Atlantic in 2019. A local photog. shot the Rockland breakwater during the last Super moon High Tide:
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    The mile long breakwater, below - about mid tide, protects the vast harbor.
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  5. Maine Sail

    Maine Sail Moderator

    Joined Feb 6, 1998
    10,957 posts, 749 likes
    Canadian Sailcraft 36T
    US Casco Bay, ME
    Wow the trail conditions yesterday, both snowmobile and skiing were amazing. Went from snow, to sun and back to snow. Kids had an absolute blast but buy are they wiped. The all did about ten runs in the morning then we rode almost 80 miles on the machines. We passed an old slide in pick up camper, at a remote hunting cabin, that put our late March snow depths into perspective..

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  6. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,796 posts, 1,759 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Gee, kids who look like they're having fun and there's not an electronic device in sight. :)
     


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  7. DougM

    DougM

    Joined Jul 24, 2005
    1,668 posts, 217 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Manistee, MI
    I’m sitting here in tidewater Virginia, temp in the 30s yet this morning, literally the same as my place in northern Michigan. I won’t even get to my boat until mid May. I have to rely on the guys in the boat yard to bottom paint and wax the topsides. I trust them, but I would rather do it myself.

    I had a total left knee replaced on Feb 12, that has kind of set back my timetable. The good news is that the results have been excellent, I have full mobility, but still have more physical therapy to complete.

    When I do get up north, I have to take off the boom and re-rig the internal outhaul which has never been right, and re align the backstay mounted radar. I’m thinking my boat won’t hit the water until Memorial Day...
     


  8. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,954 posts, 607 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
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    Going to Immigration next week to add another 90 days to the Visa.
     


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  9. bawlmer

    bawlmer

    Joined Sep 15, 2013
    501 posts, 92 likes
    Catalina 270
    270 Mystic US Baltimore
    Things are just starting to break in the Upper Chesapeake. High will be sunny and 60 today. Waiting for the marina to turn on the water. Hopefully next week. I believe I can get a whiff of Spring if I try hard enough.
     


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  10. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    1,174 posts, 315 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Doug,
    Have a good idea of what you’re going through; the admiral had a replacement on Feb 7. She’s got good flexibility; however, still in PT to strengthen the knee. Memorial Day is about 8 weeks away, so you should be ready to go at the same time that the boat is splashed. Hang in there and good luck with the recovery.
     


  11. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    1,012 posts, 214 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    Lovely 3-hr sail today. Even had to put the first reef in.
     


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  12. Misfits

    Misfits

    Joined Apr 14, 2009
    621 posts, 68 likes
    Sabre 28
    US NH
    I counted two dozen motorcycles out on the roads today, many people running the river in canoes & kayaks so spring is here in western NH. Maybe by mid May the warmer weather will make it's way to the coast.
     


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  13. DAVA390

    DAVA390

    Joined Jul 13, 2010
    954 posts, 149 likes
    Precision 23
    US Perry Hall,Baltimore County
    In Baltimore county, resealed chainplates,started on resealing side windows, feel like I have finally been released from detention!
     


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  14. FasterHorses

    FasterHorses

    Joined Aug 7, 2013
    31 posts, 6 likes
    O'day 39' 25th Anniversary
    US Mystic, CT
    Greetings Maine Sail & all others!!!!!
    Just received my project ordered parts from you MS, Thanks a GREAT deal!!!!
    So, prior to receiving my parts & equipment, I had been, and still am, deciding on what projects need to be tended to this spring.....
    So far we have started to:
    Replace our salon cushions with all new foam and fabric
    Strip & Refinish our cockpit table (which I have been working on for 2 yrs. now)
    Replace & upgrade battery charging system
    Replace cutlass bearing
    Reseal port side portlight
    I spent last week spraying the propeller retaining nuts, we have 2 holding the prop in place plus a SS cotter pin, with every kind of lube suggested to me. Started the week off with PB Blaster, midweek the yard sold me a can of Freeze-Off, a friend lent me a can of "KANO Aerokroil", and by Saturday another friend came by with his torch and off they came..... Sunday, with temps at around 50, we attended the St. Patty's Day parade in Mystic and I borrowed a friend's mech. puller so now I can pull the prop this week...... we have received our foam from an online source and our fabric from Sailrite, so the admiral will start that project soon, pics to follow
     

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  15. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I can see why.
     


  16. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,954 posts, 607 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    Is it too early to ask one of you guys to start my garden so I can have fresh veggies when I get home? Where's Ron when I need him?
     


  17. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,889 posts, 869 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    I'm home, "weeding" the bottom of the boat.
     


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  18. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    177 posts, 174 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST
    Spring? You betcha, here on the Maine coast as TomY said it is slow coming, water temps are still chilly. The missus and I said the heck with all that and gave ourselves a nice 2 week break in the BVI. Got back on the 16th. Now on to boat projects!
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  19. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    3,091 posts, 1,153 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    That sounds like a really nice day. How about when they finally get the Lear Jet repaired and the moody chauffer decides he's going to actually do his job and drive folks to and from the Lear Jet in the Rolls, we exchange for a day?
     


  20. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,307 posts, 1,690 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    I put my boat in the water a week ago Sunday. I spent this weekend cleaning, waxing etc.
     




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