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Prestige Worldwide 11-07-2019 04:38 AM

Winniís best kept secret: November Boating
 
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Gorgeous November day on the water. Attachment 15431
Thanksgiving will be my end to the boating season this year. [emoji884] [emoji570] [emoji884]



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joey2665 11-07-2019 06:23 AM

I agree wish I had more free time but November is always a busy month. Looks like you had a beautiful ride.


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Biggd 11-07-2019 07:15 AM

BURRRR! Too cold for me. I'm a fair weather boater.

Dave R 11-07-2019 07:22 AM

Dunno about November boating, but I love your user name and wish I'd thought to use it.

Descant 11-07-2019 08:49 AM

Reverse cycle
 
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Originally Posted by Biggd (Post 322405)
BURRRR! Too cold for me. I'm a fair weather boater.

You need a new boat with reverse cycle A/C to heat the bridge.

Biggd 11-07-2019 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Descant (Post 322410)
You need a new boat with reverse cycle A/C to heat the bridge.

I prefer to stay on land from now through March but I do see the attraction in your photo. I enjoy the lake more when I have it all to myself also, which is tough to get during the boating season .

upthesaukee 11-07-2019 10:27 AM

Advantages of an outboard
 
I've often thought it would be great to have a smaller outboard powered boat, perhaps a center console with a T-top with windshield and maybe side curtains. Launch it, go for a nice putt putt cruise on a warm sunny day, then put it back on the trailer. When you think the season is truly over, fog the engine and change the lower unit lubricant. Kiss the cowling goodnight and say see you in the spring.

Dave

fatlazyless 11-07-2019 10:58 AM

a battery powered, heated wet suit vest:
 
www.heatedwetsuitreviews.com is about battery powered, heated wet suit vests that can be worn while using a jet-ski, sup, small sailboat, kayak ..... under a wetsuit, or under regular clothing while boating ..... and available for $225 .... if you look around.

It definitely warms you up because it warms up the core area ..... stomach-chest-back.

Plus, water sports in cold weather gives you a good excuse to go buy that $2.50 six-pak of day old, home made, yummy brown sugar donuts, at Heath's in Center Harbor ..... way in the back of the store.

iw8surf 11-07-2019 11:54 AM

Our 21' boat has a heater. We close up the windshield, crank the heat and its glorious for fall and spring. Once you get back in the boat dry off and then we have a surfinity blanket that hooks up to the heater hose it self. Blows hot air all through the blanket and gets you nice and toasty! Didn't put much stock into it at first but after a few seasons it awesome.

LIforrelaxin 11-07-2019 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by upthesaukee (Post 322413)
I've often thought it would be great to have a smaller outboard powered boat, perhaps a center console with a T-top with windshield and maybe side curtains. Launch it, go for a nice putt putt cruise on a warm sunny day, then put it back on the trailer. When you think the season is truly over, fog the engine and change the lower unit lubricant. Kiss the cowling goodnight and say see you in the spring.

Dave

This is why I bought a Pontoon boat this year.... My speedboat has to come out generally by mid Sept. because of the water level at my dock, and well once its out, its out, and I have it winterized.... The pontoon with an outboard, I will keep in until at least the end of October..... And can even let it sit in the yard for a week or two into November just in case, before tarping it up for the winter....

ishoot308 11-07-2019 01:38 PM

Have to agree with Prestige...this is a great time to still be out! You have the entire lake basically to yourself!

Normally we are still out at camp this time of year but due to certain circumstances we left mid October.

My brother in law still has his pontoon barge in the water so I will most likely take another trip out to the camp this weekend, maybe even crack a bottle of wine and light a fire in the fire pit!! :D:D

Dan

Y2K 11-07-2019 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ishoot308 (Post 322418)
....so I will most likely take another trip out to the camp this weekend, maybe even crack a bottle of wine and light a fire in the fire pit!! :D:D

Dan

How is it a post that has ZERO mention of food just made me drool...... :eek2:

John E 11-07-2019 06:10 PM

I only visit the lake one or two times a year. But two years ago my wife and I and the kids spent Thanksgiving on the lake at a hotel. I kicked myself for not bringing the boat. It was gorgeous weather, and I didn't see anyone out there. I think November is under-rated.

TiltonBB 11-07-2019 09:26 PM

A lot of the local residents will tell you that the week after Labor Day is the best week of the season. The lake is quiet, the water is still warm, and the tourists have left.

Shhhhhhhh................Don't tell anyone...........

thinkxingu 11-07-2019 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by TiltonBB (Post 322435)
A lot of the local residents will tell you that the week after Labor Day is the best week of the season. The lake is quiet, the water is still warm, and the tourists have left.

Shhhhhhhh................Don't tell anyone...........

The best boating aligns almost perfectly with the best time at our camp: May 1st to July 4th, save for Columbus Day weekend, and after Labor Day, save for Columbus Day weekend.

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BroadHopper 11-08-2019 07:57 AM

Fall Boating
 
Live November boating and if weather permits December!

Cal Coon 11-08-2019 06:41 PM

Boating in the cold does nothing for me. This is the time of year to start getting the sleds ready for the upcoming season!!! My favorite time of year. Football, Holidays, Family, Food, and sledding!!!! By far, my most favorite thing to do. I love sledding so much, I think about it cruising in the boat across the Broads in the middle of July!! Nothing like being up in the Mountains on your sled on a nice cold, beautiful, bright, sun shiny day!! What a country we live in. So Blessed.

8gv 11-08-2019 06:49 PM

Hey Prestige...

I didn't see you out on the lake today.

:D

rick35 11-08-2019 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TiltonBB (Post 322435)
A lot of the local residents will tell you that the week after Labor Day is the best week of the season. The lake is quiet, the water is still warm, and the tourists have left.

Shhhhhhhh................Don't tell anyone...........

When you have high school fall athletes summer ends around August 15th when practices begin. After our younger child graduated and went off to college we discovered thereís a whole different feel to the lake in September and October. Some years the dock came out Labor Day weekend. We never knew it could be so good.

steve-on-mark 11-09-2019 04:09 PM

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Not many other boats out today.Attachment 15433

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MDoug 11-10-2019 06:48 AM

Boating Accident on Bear Last Night
 
Friend texted me he heard of a boating fatality last night 11/9

thinkxingu 11-10-2019 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by MDoug (Post 322493)
Friend texted me he heard of a boating fatality last night 11/9

Already another thread about it.

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tis 11-10-2019 07:23 AM

And that makes boating this late kind of scary. If you have a problem, there are very few people around to rescue you or help you.

New sleepers guys 11-30-2019 12:07 PM

Hard-core November Boaters
 
Forgot something when we closed up for the winter and now the boat is out of the water. Wondering if there is anyone with a boat still in the water that I could hire in the Sleepers or Rattlesnake area to get a quick ride out there?!

Descant 11-30-2019 12:20 PM

Marina?
 
Welcome to the Forum.
Many marinas keep a work boat active until very late. Try WAM. Alternatively, they know who is still active and might help with a connection.
Can't tell you how many times we've left what we thought was important on the island. When we arrived in the spring, still there, no problem. It's amazing that people pack up stuff and bring it home because it might freeze, and then store it someplace unheated.

MAXUM 11-30-2019 06:42 PM

Most of the island service\contractors work out there year round. Could try to hitch a ride with one of them.

gravy boat 12-01-2019 06:18 AM

November boaters
 
There were four work boats/pontoons docked at Glendale yesterday late morning, FYI.


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