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Old 04-09-2004, 09:44 AM
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Hard to believe there is still ice there.
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Hey Yzbert,
The ice will be re-forming on the Bay by the time you get your boat back from that half-azz mechanic and recover from the heart attack over the bill. So don't get too excited over that open water.
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The guys in construction would know better, but it is a regulation that is inforced in the early spring that keeps heavy construction equipment such as cement trucks from traveling on the roads, I guess since things are just defrosting the roads get torn up easier. We tore a house down once and we had to wait because the heavy equipment could not be brought in until a certain date. That's my "girlie" take on it so don't laugh if I did not explain it 100% correctly

That's pretty close, It's not that you can't transport on the roads it's how much weight you can carry. Michigan allows you to carry a specific load per axle, on a typical gravel train, for instance, you are allowed 13,000lbs per trailer axle, normally, but during the frost laws you are only allowed 35% of that so the price of material goes way up so the truck makes the same amount of money. In the case of equipment if it's big enough that they have to haul it on a low boy then there aren't any trailers available with enough axles that can handle the weight legally when the frost laws are on so you wait. The frost laws come on when everything starts to thaw and come off when the last bit of frost is out of the ground and that usually goes by county ours are already off.

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Old 04-09-2004, 01:16 PM
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have you guys been to crazy days in the last few years? Last time I was there they were cutting down on the number of people allowed into the snowflake lounge(I think) damn fire codes. So it wasn't as much fun when the bar and the deck were only half full each
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Old 04-09-2004, 02:15 PM
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Never let it be said that you can't learn something on OSO every day! Thanks MsPatriYacht and Ofshore! It's really hard to fathom something like that when it just doesn't stay that cold around here.
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crazy days still rocks, they have changed a lot of things though. we hire a driver each year, they filled the jails agin this year.
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rocky, wow i sure get alot of smart-butt coments from you. you know i have access to the building that your boat is in.
mine is done, kenny put it away yesterday. snowed a little up here today, needs to get alot warmer.
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Old 04-09-2004, 05:07 PM
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yzbert,
Help yourself to my boat, I won't be using it. Looks like I will probably put it up for sale very soon.
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cement trucks
let me set you straight missy

coming from a concrete fool ...ME

Cement is to concrete...like flour is to bread


you can call it anything... mud. crete.... ect but never cement


yzbert..... What is this crazy days thing??
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Old 04-10-2004, 12:21 AM
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rocky, huh????????????? you can't sell the bird it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

traviss you came to petoskey on st.patty weekend and do not know about crazy days?
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