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Old 03-25-2020, 01:54 PM   #1
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Holla!!! I just got in my spring launch form from Melvin Village Marina and I'm getting pumped to get out there. It sure would be nice if we could be at camp now, but May 1st will be here soon enough.

When do y'all storing boats at marinas take your boats out? I usually take it the first or second weekend of May, which MVM says is always slow.

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Holla!!! I just got in my spring launch form from Melvin Village Marina and I'm getting pumped to get out there. It sure would be nice if we could be at camp now, but May 1st will be here soon enough.

When do y'all storing boats at marinas take your boats out? I usually take it the first or second weekend of May, which MVM says is always slow.

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I’m scheduled as soon as the ice goes out

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We were just told that MA schools will be closed until May 4th. I literally will have my boat in the water before I return to school. I feel terrible for my seniors.

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I always wanted my boat ready no later than May 1st.

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Just got an email from Irwin Marine saying they were closing down till April 6th...I guess if you want your boat before then, your out of luck.

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Old 03-25-2020, 04:16 PM   #7
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Just got an email from Irwin Marine saying they were closing down till April 6th...I guess if you want your boat before then, your out of luck.

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That's probably not too bad, right? Ice out should be, what early April? Or are we closer than I can tell from photos?

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That's probably not too bad, right? Ice out should be, what early April? Or are we closer than I can tell from photos?

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Official Emerson ice out is probably 7-10 days out. I think there will be plenty of open water for many islanders by this weekend or early next week however.

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Old 03-25-2020, 06:46 PM   #9
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Official Emerson ice out is probably 7-10 days out. I think there will be plenty of open water for many islanders by this weekend or early next week however.

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Oof, so yeah, that's rough. I don't actually know where Irwin's is—do they serve a lot of island residents?

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Oof, so yeah, that's rough. I don't actually know where Irwin's is—do they serve a lot of island residents?

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It is a small local outfit. No wonder you aren't familiar with them.

https://www.irwinmarine.com/

They are in Alton and on Union Avenue in Laconia. They manage Mountain View Yacht Club along with other facilities on the lake.
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I also don't know where Mountain View Yacht Club is—would you believe that? OMG!

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I heard of them, but have never been able to find them. The only evidence that I can find that they ever even exsisted is some old photos.

So beautiful, those...boats in the mist...

I just Google mapped it—that's the one across from Parafunalia! I know that place because it's in my budget!

In six years we've owned at the lake, we've only ever driven that road a few times. I'm only ever over there on my boat or to hike the Belknaps.

I still don't know much of what's in my neck of the woods because we go to camp and hang with our friends there. The horror of not knowing everything on the lake!

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The tape recording at MVYC says leave voice mail, we'll call back, which is typical at this time of year. No email saying we're closed. I talked to a nearby vendor who was supposed to do some specialty work. He says he can't get to the boat because Irwin at MVYC is closed, and we need Irwin's hydraulic flatbed to pick up and deliver the boat to his shop.
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Why doesn't he call a different company with a hydraulic trailer?
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A recent email from Fay's Boat Yard indicates that they are open; "social" caution is requested. 🐻
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I have used Irwin's Alton location for both snowmobile, and boat repair/service in the past and they have been great to deal with.
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Hey, y'all might be proud of me! I took a few extra minutes to drive through Laconia yesterday so's I could get a good look at this Irwin's place—it's sizable (if not decrepit) for sure!

WOW! How could I have not known where it was before?! (Theory: I didn't much care since I had no need of it, nor was it in my normal travel area).

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Hey, y'all might be proud of me! I took a few extra minutes to drive through Laconia yesterday so's I could get a good look at this Irwin's place—it's sizable (if not decrepit) for sure!

WOW! How could I have not known where it was before?! (Theory: I didn't much care since I had no need of it, nor was it in my normal travel area).

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Did you take a look at the PWC's through their window?

You must be about ready for a new one by now.

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Did you take a look at the PWC's through their window?

You must be about ready for a new one by now.

I've not even taken delivery of my first, brandy new ski yet! I am, however, looking for accessories, if you've got any suggestions!

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Sports and Marine Parafunalia in Gilford is usually my go to place for boating stuff.

Their site says they are online only for now due to, well, you know.

Here's a link to their site:

https://www.parafunalia.com/
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Sports and Marine Parafunalia in Gilford is usually my go to place for boating stuff.

Their site says they are online only for now due to, well, you know.

Here's a link to their site:

https://www.parafunalia.com/
I know where that place is! But what I was looking for were YOUR suggestions. Anything you think is essential for PWC ownership that maybe I've overlooked?

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We traded our '06 Bayliner bowrider for a 2012 24' Xcursion (Forest River) tritoon from Irwin's at the end of October. Got the same email that they're closed. We do summer and winter storage at Andrew's at Minge Cove. They are also closed but plan to begin limited work after ice-out. Only essential work will be done at that time, oil changes, tune-ups, etc. I think most boaters will be effected in some way this year, at least at the start of the season.
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Did you take a look at the PWC's through their window?

You must be about ready for a new one by now.

FUNNY!
Not sure think got it though!
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I know you are excited, but you already started two threads on jet ski accessories. Please give it a rest.

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...913#post323913


https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...323#post323323
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I know you are excited, but you already started two threads on jet ski accessories. Please give it a rest.

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...913#post323913


https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...323#post323323
If you don't want to add anything (this thread started about spring launches, BTW), why don't you stay away?

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Now that insulting remark is very demonstrative of your character. I will do what I want when I want to, including calling you out on these endless posts about jet skis. Continue to post about them all you want and accept positive and negative responses, or block those who are negative.

Sorry, not going away.
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Now that insulting remark is very demonstrative of your character. I will do what I want when I want to, including calling you out on these endless posts about jet skis. Continue to post about them all you want and accept positive and negative responses, or block those who are negative.

Sorry, not going away.
I didn't insult you, I merely asked why you bother wasting your time posting on threads you don't see value in.

If I have a question, or if I'm interested in others' opinions, I'm going to post about it (clearly)!

So, any suggestions on launching early (given others have posted useful stuff) or my new jetski? Or do you just need a hug?

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I didn't insult you, I merely asked why you bother wasting your time posting on threads you don't see value in.

If I have a question, or if I'm interested in others' opinions, I'm going to post about it (clearly)!

So, any suggestions on launching early (given others have posted useful stuff) or my new jetski? Or do you just need a hug?

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Q.E.D.

And since there has to be at least 10 characters, no hug from you. Covid 19, you know.

Cheers.
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Q.E.D.

And since there has to be at least 10 characters, no hug from you. Covid 19, you know.

Cheers.
We can CV19-appropriate-distance high-five from our jetskis soon enough!

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