Spring....?

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  1. Bob S

    Bob S

    Joined Sep 27, 2007
    1,446 posts, 48 likes
    Beneteau 393
    US New Bedford
    Sunday River?
    Although our skiing is confined to weekends this past weekend might have been one of the best in years at Loon.

    "If you’ve glanced at a weather forecast lately, you know there’s something special happening this week. Monday was an absolutely flawless bluebird day here at the mountain, and it looks like we’re in for more of the same over the next few days. Not only that, but the 19” of snow that fell this weekend has given us some truly exceptional conditions, with outstanding coverage for so late in the season"
    But I must admit the boat isn't buried too far in my mind, the Defender sale is right around the corner!
     


  2. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    This just about sums it up for us.
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  3. Marc14857

    Marc14857

    Joined Jun 5, 2004
    482 posts, 16 likes
    Hunter 44
    US Mystic, Ct
    We are planning on bringing home our "new to us" motorsailor from Harpswell Maine to Mystic Ct. sometime during the week of May13th. This will be the earliest we've taken a trip and "Not sure what to expect for weather in Maine that time of year." Will probably break the trip up into a few legs the first being from Harpswell Maine to Portsmouth NH which is about 65NM. This will be the first time/trip on the boat other than a few small test sails and I'm trying to plan as best I can. From NH will probably head to Gloucester or possibly Scituate MA and then down to the CC canal. Where pretty familiar with Buzzards Bay down to Mystic and might try one long leg or stop at Cuttyhunk or somewhere near RI depending on the weather.
     


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  4. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    547 posts, 250 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    It WAS Spring here for about a week. Back to below 40 yesterday and this morning...just when I was beginning to enjoy wearing shorts again...
     


  5. Allowishish

    Allowishish

    Joined Oct 30, 2017
    140 posts, 127 likes
    Catalina c 27
    Long Monday US Lake Pueblo
    We also had a rough winter.
    We do keep the boat on the lake throughout the year.
    Last year we sailed 2-3 weekends a month all winter. This winter we were only able to get out one weekend a month (December we made it out for two weekends).
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    (These were from my son’s first ever sail, Late December in Colorado)

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    (The wife and “Paul” enjoying a sunny March day. 5 minutes later the wind picked up and we were having a blast in 12kts of wind)


    Last winter I did quite a bit of work on the boat in the winter this winter even when we were out it was way to cold for that. This weekend we are heading down for two nights on the boat. I will be doing some minor work this weekend. Hopefully we will have decent winds for some nice sailing as well. If not the new SUP will get it’s first outing.

    Here’s to some sun and warmth.
     


  6. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,368 posts, 289 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    Still chilly in Chicago, but I splashed Tally Ho today!

    I am the first sailboat in the water at our marina. A few power boats are in, but I am the first sailboat.

    No water yet, and Tally Ho is in desparate need of a good scrubbing.

    But she is wet.

    Greg
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  7. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,954 posts, 607 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    We’re seeing a weather window for crossing back to the USA this weekend and will probably take it. If we do we’ll be in the Gulf Stream for a while looking for distance while it’s calm. Everyone hide their liquor.
     


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  8. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    We’re experiencing 3 seasons in 1 week here in South Carolina. Seriously. Spring, summer and winter. All in 1 week. 9CC0D846-EDEF-4F56-9D21-2E8CC033E188.jpeg
     


  9. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Since there are no trees or flowers in the great far north where @Meriachee lives I figured I’d give him an explanation of pollen. D687CFA2-39E0-42E2-A95E-55815E556E1F.jpeg
     


  10. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    And it’s is also true.
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  11. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,889 posts, 869 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    And does the guy represent "the fall"?
     


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  12. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Ha!
     


  13. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    66 degs here in toledo light winds not off the lake. boats in the shed, ready to go.
    took a 40 mile sortie on my motorcycle.
    sweet
     


  14. Allowishish

    Allowishish

    Joined Oct 30, 2017
    140 posts, 127 likes
    Catalina c 27
    Long Monday US Lake Pueblo
    we had an amazing weekend with highs in the low 70's and lows the upper 40's

    The wind could have been more consistent, but with weather that nice we were not complaining.
    We sailed both days and got plenty of hiking in as well.



    Now fast forward two days, we were in the 80's yesterday and forecasted for a blizzard later today.
    Ah, spring in Colorado.
     


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  15. chris mac

    chris mac

    Joined Jul 21, 2016
    42 posts, 24 likes
    san juan 7.7
    Ca wabamun
    Took this today. Spring is here, but the lake doesn't seem to know it. Probably won't be open water till may
     

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  16. Sefuller

    Sefuller

    Joined May 6, 2010
    368 posts, 64 likes
    Oday 34, 39
    US Milwaukee
    We had 70s on Monday, went for the first ride of the spring on my MTB yesterday when it was 65, and now this... 20190410_182550.jpg
     


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  17. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,368 posts, 289 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    Mother Nature can be cruel!

    Greg
     


  18. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,228 posts, 2,558 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    With the all the April showers we’ve been having we should have lots of pilgrims in June.
     

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  19. 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
    Yep- I attended the Farley Boatworks Woodenboat show in Port Aransas. Overnighted on a friends Westsail 32. Took spare shorts and a tee shirt. Was almost 80 on Friday right- Sunday morning woke to 30 mph winds and 49 degrees !!!!
     


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  20. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,237 posts, 683 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    That sounds like a warm spring day where I live!! If you come north for a couple of years, Charlie, you'll learn to appreciate the nice weather down there.
     




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