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Old 07-09-2016, 01:40 PM   #21
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I can second what others have said about the Great Lakes. Some of the southern latitudes like Chicago and Cleveland will still get pretty hot. High 80's and 90's aren't uncommon, and there's generally a lot of humidity. The same can go for the NY State Canals. But farther north is generally considerably cooler. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Thousand Islands, and I hear there's a lot of great cruising in the North Channel of Lake Huron. Tons of good spots to see in the north end of Lake Michigan, too. Charlevoix, Manistee, even Milwaukee.

That's what I'd do. I'd love to check out Maine and the Canadian Maritime provinces too.
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:59 PM   #22
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Near perfect conditions last week on the CA Delta. Temps in the mid 80s, humidity about 35%, fresh water, no bugs, no crocs or alligators, excellent anchoring, great privacy and wind protection in our secret cove while surrounded by fish and turtles while serenaded each evening by birds and frogs. To top it all off, we were a short 5-10 minute dink ride to the local marina with general store, bar, restaurant, ice cream shop and boat launch.

It doesn't get much better than this!

Looks like your in the Medows? Live in Lafayette and been crusing the delta since the late 50's, great place, but its hard to beat the PNW. Also not as many crazies on jet ski's and go-fast boats.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:23 PM   #23
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Looks like your in the Medows? Live in Lafayette and been crusing the delta since the late 50's, great place, but its hard to beat the PNW. Also not as many crazies on jet ski's and go-fast boats.
Nope...even better than the Meadows. I won't go back up there in the big boat because of the problems others have had with shoaling and submerged obstructions. Besides, the Meadows is a long dink ride for ice and ice cream!

I like the PNW, but I'm partial to our micro-climates and rain-free summers.

But there's so much here for me to explore and discover...like this secret cove. I'm just getting started!!

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Old 07-09-2016, 04:37 PM   #24
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I see your boat is in Vallejo, have you been up the Napa and Petaluma rivers?
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I see your boat is in Vallejo, have you been up the Napa and Petaluma rivers?
Yes, frequently!

I often fish the Napa as well as a couple day trips cruising into the town. We have friends on the river with a dock that they're kind enough to let us use when we are in the area. Of course, there's also great anchoring on the Napa River.

Petaluma is a longer trip for us (4 hrs), so we go there for overnights. Love the feel of the town and the 'turning basin' dock area.
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Hey Star we were in Madisonville Thursday looking at an (overpriced) Carver at Saltys. Drove over to Beau Chene Marina to check it out. Pretty nice, saw your boat there. Didn't stop but looks real nice from the street.
How long do you wait to have the bridge in Madisonville open for you?
I can't even remember if we were there Thursday...lol but if you come back and you see a car in front of our boat, stop and say hi!

Where are planning to keep your boat when you find one? There's a few slips available at the marina!

I wasn't sure of the full schedule so I went looking and found this. I know on weekends we try and time it to arrive at the bridge on the hour or half hour so we're not sitting idling for too long.

"The bridge's normal daytime schedule calls for openings on the hour and half hour, except during busy weekday vehicular traffic periods 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. when it opens only on the hour, the Coast Guard said. At night, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., the span must open as requested by vessels."
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Hi Murray, we found chanterelles on our walk last night! Normally they are out in September. The Broughtons must near-winter as its cool here.
Very strange.
I laugh when people ask me what the weather is normally like around here. I've seen slugs in January, maples going red in July, and there's been snow on the ground for six months straight on the valley floor. This time last year MK Bay marina here in Kitimat had its water shut off as did Hartley Bay.

Isn't BC coastal weather always one variation of "very strange" after another?
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Haven't progressed far enough on our search to choose a marina yet. It's looking like we'll end up buying a boat out of state. Anyway our plans are to keep it in Florida for the late winter, head back to LA in late spring. Then when it gets too hot maybe head up the Tombigbee to one of the lakes for the summer. That way we'll just drive over to wherever the boat is and spend a couple weeks on it.
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Haven't progressed far enough on our search to choose a marina yet. It's looking like we'll end up buying a boat out of state. Anyway our plans are to keep it in Florida for the late winter, head back to LA in late spring. Then when it gets too hot maybe head up the Tombigbee to one of the lakes for the summer. That way we'll just drive over to wherever the boat is and spend a couple weeks on it.

Nice plan!

We're stuck just having to deal with the heat. Lol
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:21 AM   #30
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58 this morning in South Portland, high today in the low 60's. Thursday is supposed be high of 88
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It does not get much better than an Alaskan summer.

Generally highs in the high 60's to low 70's. Lows in the 50's to 60's

Sometimes it gets into the 80's but that is just too hot!

This is where we were shrimping last week. Only got 7 gallons of shrimp in two days of shrimping though.
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Here is one of the best kept secrets.
The Erie Canal.
For $78.00 you can cruise the Erie Canal all summer long.
What does the $78.00 get you???
Passage thru the thirty some locks.
Free dockage at all the town docks.
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Long bike and walking paths.
Time with really friendly locals.
Travel the path of history.
Beautiful country side.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:25 PM   #33
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58 this morning in South Portland, high today in the low 60's. Thursday is supposed be high of 88
Whew, I am glad I don't live down south. We are supposed to hit 75 on Thursday which will be bad enough. I will have to go out on the boat since it won't be over 65 out on the water.
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It does not get much better than an Alaskan summer.

Generally highs in the high 60's to low 70's. Lows in the 50's to 60's

Sometimes it gets into the 80's but that is just too hot!

This is where we were shrimping last week. Only got 7 gallons of shrimp in two days of shrimping though.
How big were they?

The shrimp they pass off around here in galveston wouldnt make it to bait size in FL. I love shrimp, big giant shrimp. mmmmm
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The SF Bay/Delta area allows one to choose his own weather. There are many micro-climates. A dozen or more miles can make a 30-degree difference in temperature. And humidity is usually low.
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We were under a heat advisory pretty much every day last week with temps in the upper 90's and very high humidity.
It's been pretty miserable and it's only the beginning of July.
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Still sleeping with 3 blankets at night here in the NW. No air conditioner either! Have the window open though. July has been very cool so far, today was nice, about 70. Good varnishing weather!
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