Getting Closer 2021

SST

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They're in. This is the Dockside Bar and Grill. Very popular all summer. Western end of tonawanda creek/erie canal.
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tomnjo

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Our slip last year......
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This years slip complete with a list. No more ugly growth on the bottom!!
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SST

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Not quite yet:

Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 20 at 4:13AM EDT until April 21 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 2 PM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. * WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to 2 PM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the Wednesday morning commute. This will be a heavy, wet snow, and may result in isolated power outages and downed tree limbs. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow accumulations will be lower along and immediate lakeshores.
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.
An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
 

Phillbo

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Upper 70's and low 50's predicted for my upcoming 5 day trip next week.... I love spring on the lake.
 

SST

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Upper 70's and low 50's predicted for my upcoming 5 day trip next week.... I love spring on the lake.
As annoying as this system is it's actually a good thing as we need the water. I can see the lake level is a bit lower.

It's kinda funny being surround by two Great Lakes and still be headed for a drought.
 

SST

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Home from storage. No issues with it other than the teak platform which I'll do when the weather is a bit warmer on a consistent basis. Today it was windy and 35 at the time of pick up.
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SST

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Home from storage. No issues with it other than the teak platform which I'll do when the weather is a bit warmer on a consistent basis. Today it was windy and 35 at the time of pick up. View attachment 1108
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We had a long stretch of dry weather so I was able to get the platform done and the railings.

I've been kinda worrying about who my new neighbor would be. I stopped down at the marina and was pleased to see a 24 foot Sun Deck. Plenty enough space for both boats in the slip and he's not towering over me.

The only hurtle is my heart. No decision has been made and therefore my boat is (as we say in the Airlines) Indefinitely Delayed.
 

willbaker13

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May is the wettest month for Austin and it's been nothing but on and off rain for three weeks. Next weekend not looking any better.
 

Sandbar

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Docks are in at the military base on the Ottawa River (eastern Ontario) where we keep Signature 270. :)
Need to wait another week or so until the blackflies die off (they will drive you to insanity) and the spring flooding has receded enough to give us our beaches back lol! Soon!!!
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willbaker13

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Broke two bones in my arm Sunday so even when the weather turns nicer will be out of commission for several weeks. I thought 21 was supposed to be better then 20...ugh
 
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SST

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Ohhhhhh how that sucks!

Back in the winter of 2001 I failed to make a turn while skiing and exited into the wooded area. I was fortunate that I didn't hit a tree directly, but my left ski got caught in a fallen tree and twisted until both bones snapped in the lower leg. I had closed my eyes before entering the trees and fortunately I felt nothing.......until I came too. Boy did that HURT! haha Recovery was 3 months.

The open heart surgeons office called me this morning to skd an appointment. This makes me unhappy. I was hoping to get the Trans Catheter surgeon [stent] but he is clearly pushing me towards open heart. 3 months of hell on the way.

Good luck with the healing. One thing you'll likely get out of this with your healed bones is that they will become great weather forecasters. If you feel the pain, somethings coming. I can't wait for my chest to become the primary forecaster. UGH!
 
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Doc

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Dang guys. Good luck healing your arm willbaker13. And bests wishes to SST with whatever route they go. I had triple bypass, no fun but really one month of semi down time. After that you slowly get back into things. Can't lift much (but I don't recall teh details ...I had it in 13). I had a widowmaker. No way for a stint. Once done kinda glad they did it with the bypass. It worked great.
 

SST

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After talking with the doctor it's open heart-bypass with valve replacement. I'm going with the cow.

Surgery is skd for 6/23 but the airshow is 6-19 and 20. I decided to launch the boat and get in two week and then pull it back out. I'll have enough time to clean the hull and re-winterize it in the fall. Although putting it back in in September is a possible goal.

Just practicing while I'm still in the driveway:
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Doc

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Best wishes SST. No fun but it is amazing what the doctors and nurses can do these days. Simply amazing. I'll bet on you boating in Sept or maybe even August.
 
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