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Old 02-25-2005, 01:06 PM
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lake michigan is the best late afternoon early evening, went the wind slows down and the waves turns more of a roller. like a giant lauch pad. what a blast. had a couple of good crashes my self on the lake.
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I heard the cold water thing too, JO.

All I know is that you really have to be a hardcore boating freak to keep launching into that Beyotch Lake Erie year after year.

There is an element of beating your head against the wall when you wait 9 months to go back and get your butt kicked for 2 or 3 months and then wait anxiously 9 more months to go back for another beating.

While making payments all year.

Yeah... count me in!!
When she's being nice, she's really nice.
Come on spring.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:16 PM
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Come hell or high water, we still go. If I could use some discretion my boat wouldn't be broken now from rough water in Erie.
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not enough of you visit the eastern end of Lake Ontario.

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Here is a shot from two years ago at the Grand Haven Silver Cup Series boat races. This was from hitting a wake and not another boat.
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I heard the cold water thing too, JO.

All I know is that you really have to be a hardcore boating freak to keep launching into that Beyotch Lake Erie year after year.

There is an element of beating your head against the wall when you wait 9 months to go back and get your butt kicked for 2 or 3 months and then wait anxiously 9 more months to go back for another beating.

While making payments all year.

Yeah... count me in!!
When she's being nice, she's really nice.
Come on spring.
Cool pic of Put In Bay!!
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not enough of you visit the eastern end of Lake Ontario.

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head out around the marblehead light house to put in bay with a 20-30mph noreastern, we'll call it even.
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Cool pic of Put In Bay!!
This one's cooler!

Come ON SPRING!!
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I was at the Grand Haven race about 4 years ago and the race officials went out to check the water conditions in a 38 cigarette and ripped the seat boulsters right out of the floor it was so ruff so they cancelled the race.

I was in that boat!!!! Worst water I've ever been in. We were coming back in and almost landed on top of a coast guard zoidac that was in between the swells. If I recall correctly 2 hours after they cancelled that race it was a sheet of glass!!!!!!!!!
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I am thinking that with less density, fresh water can get more sloppy than salt water. Additionally, I have wondered about the perceived impact ( given identical landings ) of a hull in fresh vs salt water.

Do they "feel" the same ?
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