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Old 08-26-2006, 01:01 AM
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One thing that makes Lake Mi. and the other Great Lakes always interesting is the water temperature fluctuations. The warmer the water the softer the water. That 4 footer you go through in late August like a hot knife in butter is the same one that felt like submerged concrete on Memorial Day.
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One thing that makes Lake Mi. and the other Great Lakes always interesting is the water temperature fluctuations. The warmer the water the softer the water. That 4 footer you go through in late August like a hot knife in butter is the same one that felt like submerged concrete on Memorial Day.
And it gets real hard at 32 degrees
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One thing that makes Lake Mi. and the other Great Lakes always interesting is the water temperature fluctuations. The warmer the water the softer the water. That 4 footer you go through in late August like a hot knife in butter is the same one that felt like submerged concrete on Memorial Day.
This is true.
The viscosity of water decreases as temperature increases.
Colder water = harder water.
Also, this is why you will see less prop slip in colder water - the water is more viscous, and the prop has more to grab hold of.
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And it gets real hard at 32 degrees
Also very true

If I recall correctly, water is at it's most viscous at 34 degrees, before it becomes a solid. I have no idea why it would lose viscosity at 33, but maybe at that point it is a semi-solid.
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Is this picture a good example of what Fountain owners call big water? NK
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When it got real rough and snotty out there,I did'nt remember seeing any Apache's or "Sabers" running.
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At least Downtown has the right idea, as for the Shogren boat? Can somebody say sausage fest.
Just kidding, nice looking boat, I'm sure those 700's are blast to drive.
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Is this picture a good example of what Fountain owners call big water? NK
Check out this video.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=136104

The first leg starts 12:45 into the video. Wish you could have made the run. I know you would have loved the water! You would probably have enjoyed the premium open bar on Friday & Saturday nights also.
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It breaks my heart to miss any chance to run in the fun water. Sounds like you guys did great without me but I will pay more attention to the weather next year. NK
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We need a shot of your boat coming out of the city with the rooster tail. That would be an awesome shot.
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