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Could Winter be over?

Jan 11, 2014
7,658
Sabre 362 113 Fair Haven, NY
Let's hope so. For Central NY it has been a relatively mild winter. This week was the first cold snap with temps in the single digits for one day. Snowblower has only been out of the garage twice so far.

Let the spring floods begin. :confused:
 
Oct 29, 2016
1,748
Hunter 41 DS Port Huron
Let's hope so. For Central NY it has been a relatively mild winter. This week was the first cold snap with temps in the single digits for one day. Snowblower has only been out of the garage twice so far.

Let the spring floods begin. :confused:
Pretty much the same story here, (1) major snow in Nov and (1) in Jan, other than that I have to wonder before this week if there was even frost in the ground. Would love to get on early start on the preparation, I dropped the mast in the fall and want to dismantle, clean and lubricate the Selden inmast furling system, add new spreader and mast head lights and possibly a track, car and up haul for a spinnaker/whisker pole.

Spring floods? that has been going on all winter on Huron and Michigan, many home owners are worried or have already lost the battle.
 
Jul 7, 2004
7,884
Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
It's a roller coaster here. We had a record high a week ago. Now we're having the coldest temp this winter!
 

TomY

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Jun 22, 2004
2,640
Alden 38' Challenger yawl Rockport Harbor
I've hardly touched a snow shovel this winter. Despite this being the warmest Jan ever recorded globally, I think we were even warmer in Jan 2016 on the coast. But the lack of snow here has been the most noticeable this winter.

Still, we can get our biggest snowfalls in March and April (especially April).
 
Sep 22, 2018
1,869
Hunter 216 Kingston
Still, we can get our biggest snowfalls in March and April (especially April).
What’s that saying about a lady singing? ;)

Interesting graphics on GL ice coverage. I’m hoping the open water will allow more of the excess water to evaporate!!

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dLj

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Mar 23, 2017
1,768
Belliure 41 Snug Harbor, Lake Champlain
Or it may mean we have a late winter... Not to be a doomsday sayer...;)

dj
 
Jan 22, 2008
8,050
Beneteau 323 Annapolis MD
Spirng MUST be close. I mailed my documentation renewal on Feb 7, got it back today- the 15th. I'm ready to go.
 
Jan 11, 2014
7,658
Sabre 362 113 Fair Haven, NY
Spirng MUST be close. I mailed my documentation renewal on Feb 7, got it back today- the 15th. I'm ready to go.
That's fast! I mailed mine last Monday. We'll see if it comes back this week. They did charge my CC on Friday. Went with a 5 year renewal, won't have to deal with fee increases or renewing again for many years.
 
Jan 7, 2011
2,771
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
I am looking forward to:
- February in Hawaii.
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- March getting the boat ready to launch
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- April Launch and a good boating season for 2020 (with a new mainsail)!
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Here’s to praying for a warm spring!

Greg
 
Mar 20, 2011
587
Hunter 31_83-87 New Orleans
I'm glad puxatawney phil predicted an early spring. I was ready to make ground hog gumbeaux! Bring on the hot weather!
 
Feb 21, 2013
3,446
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Apr 14, 2009
735
Sabre 28 NH
Up here in NH we don't rely on a ground hog or a date on the calendar to let us know when winters over. We use a more scientific method commonly referred to as "The Cordwood Indicator"

When your pile goes from this to this, winter's just about over
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Oct 22, 2014
15,722
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
When your pile goes from this to this, winter's just about over
One can hope... or Out to the woods to chop more... Remember you get warm twice chopping wood in the winter.
 

RussC

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Sep 11, 2015
1,520
Merit 22- Oregon lakes
After several days being cooped up in the house the cabin fever finally got to me and we drove up to our preferred sailing lake yesterday. it's at about 5,000 ft elevation however, so nope..... not quite sailboat ready at this point :doh::banghead:
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