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Old 01-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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what a great day!

65+ degrees, blue skies, birds chirping, and good times on the boat! *We went for about an hour cruise and dropped anchor for a couple of hours to paddle around the kayak, relax in the sun, etc. *



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Old 01-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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I hate you!* No, I want to be you!

I am happy you are enjoying your boat!* She is looking good BTW.

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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RE: what a great day!

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65+ degrees, blue skies, birds chirping, and good times on the boat! *We went for about an hour cruise and dropped anchor for a couple of hours to paddle around the kayak, relax in the sun, etc. *




-- Edited by Woodsong on Sunday 30th of January 2011 06:38:43 PM
Way to go, Tony.* That is an advantage of not winterizing.* You can sneak out on a nice day.* Looks like you anchored in the middle of the Wolftever channel.* With the lake at winter pool many of the gunk holes are too shallow to get into.* Bring that boat down on the waterfront for a weekend.

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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RE: what a great day!

Woody, weren't you relaunching your monk last week after the new bottom paint? get on out on the water!*

Don, good eye! We were between the main channel and the island in about 13 feet of water. Wind was blowing out of the west so we wanted to get on the lee side of the island. We are definitely being very cautious about where we go outside the channel- last thing I want to do is run aground! * I am still trying to sort out where the deep water and shallow water is at. A few weeks ago my son and I were playing around in the dinghy. I thought I was in the heart of deep water. To my surprise I looked down and saw the bottom not 2 feet below us. haha.
On the waterfront...look for us early Friday morning this week- we should be passing on our way to Alred for painting...ASSUMING I make it through the lock without crashing. *It'll be my first time locking through with a single screw...should be interesting. *
It was a fun weekend on the boat for sure though. I really enjoyed Saturday evening. *It was actually warm enough to grill out some steaks topside! *YIPPIE- come on spring!
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:16 PM   #5
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It has been freezing cold here, until today.***A teaser of Spring.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:43 PM   #6
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Wish we could do that... it is cold here... - degrees and lots of snow... we'll be on the hard until April!!!
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Another* Jealous boatman here!** JohnP
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I think we're all jealous!!
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RE: what a great day!

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Woody, weren't you relaunching your monk last week after the new bottom paint? get on out on the water!*

Don, good eye! We were between the main channel and the island in about 13 feet of water. Wind was blowing out of the west so we wanted to get on the lee side of the island. We are definitely being very cautious about where we go outside the channel- last thing I want to do is run aground! * I am still trying to sort out where the deep water and shallow water is at. A few weeks ago my son and I were playing around in the dinghy. I thought I was in the heart of deep water. To my surprise I looked down and saw the bottom not 2 feet below us. haha.
On the waterfront...look for us early Friday morning this week- we should be passing on our way to Alred for painting...ASSUMING I make it through the lock without crashing. *It'll be my first time locking through with a single screw...should be interesting. *

It was a fun weekend on the boat for sure though. I really enjoyed Saturday evening. *It was actually warm enough to grill out some steaks topside! *YIPPIE- come on spring!
Tony, the Chickamauga lock master uses channel 14.* If he doesn't answer that try 16.* You may want to call by phone ahead to see if he knows of a tow coming through in the next couple of hours.* If you catch a tow at the locks, it can be a 4 hour wait.

When you go in ask him for the side that your boat backs toward.* The wind can swirl in the locks and play heck with a single screw.* Just angle into a floating bollard, put it in reverse, lassoo the bollard and reverse should swing your stern over.* Not really hard unless you get out of shape with the wind blowing.

Give me a call, and I will try to walk out on the Walnut St bridge to see you come through.* Too bad that Kaleb will probably be in school.* He would love the 48' drop.* Have a great trip.

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Old 01-30-2011, 08:40 PM   #10
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RE: what a great day!

Don,
you raise some interesting thoughts about locking through- i am going to start another thread about it....


Glad everyone enjoys the pics! It was a lot of fun....almost as fun as it has been going up to the boat all winter to work on her in 20 degree weather! hahaha.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:19 PM   #11
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what a great day!

One of these days (sometime this year?), Woodsong, I'll*have my*boat and find some scenes to rival yours!

PS* -- my LTGF was a photo-journalist, so watch out.





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what a great day!

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65+ degrees, blue skies, birds chirping, and good times on the boat! *We went for about an hour cruise and dropped anchor for a couple of hours to paddle around the kayak, relax in the sun, etc. *




-- Edited by Woodsong on Sunday 30th of January 2011 06:38:43 PM

This was today at my lake.

Stormy skies.* Cold wind.* No sun. No birds chirping.*

My wife just got back from Barbados.*

Scotty, beam me elsewhere!
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:06 PM   #13
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RE: what a great day!

Mark: is that picture taken on the White Pass & Yukon excursion from Skagway?
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:56 PM   #14
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I was gonna sneak a boat ride in too.....but the problem we have down here when the weather warms up and the water cold...Fog!!!! It is about 0/0 right now. Glad you got some today!!!
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Cold, rain , wind, snow, wher DO you guys hang out.

*Outside temp today a barmy 36 degrees(95 F) took the youngest out with some of her friends last night for a bbq.

If this does not make you all jealous I don't know what will. Mind you we do have a bloody big cyclone heading toward us. Well, more toward the guys up north.
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Mark: is that picture taken on the White Pass & Yukon excursion from Skagway?
Yup, it is returning to Skagway from White Pass.* The scar on the*opposite side of the valley is the road.* Lots of photo opportunities because one is allowed to ride the open platforms at the ends of each passenger car.

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Old 02-03-2011, 09:38 PM   #17
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This Winter Sucks Everywhere!

It is sleeting here now, and this is the South.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:43 AM   #18
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Even here in the warm south, I walked out on my aft deck awhile ago and about busted my ass, since everything is covered in ice! This is here in the Galveston Bay area. Most of the freeways are closed, as is the entire toll road system. Yikes! Good thing I don't have to go anywhere today.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:21 AM   #19
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Someone needs to talk to Al Gore and ask him to kick that global warming thing up just a notch for spring! We had to delay our trip down the river due to sleet/rain today. Somehow I could not convince my son and dad that 38 degrees and rain/sleet would make for a fun day of traveling on the boat!
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This is what I am doing instead of boating. Who wants to join in the fun??
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