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Old 03-25-2020, 02:54 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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Old 03-25-2020, 04:24 PM   #5
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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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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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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 isódo 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 isódo 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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Are these folks still around ........ can't believe they closed. Guess these things happen when your a small oufit, even if you have been on the lake for 100 years.

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I also don't know where Mountain View Yacht Club isówould you believe that? OMG!

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I also don't know where Mountain View Yacht Club is—would you believe that? OMG!
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.


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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 itóthat'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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