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Old 03-08-2022, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Island property opening

Just curious when houses, particularly island properties, are opened for the season. I usually open the first weekend after ice out (a few times before ice out is official), depending on weather and my schedule. If I don't think I'll be up regularly, or if it is especially cold, I might not put the water in, but make it as livable as possible.
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Old 03-08-2022, 12:50 PM   #2
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We usually open on Bear by end of April
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Old 03-08-2022, 03:22 PM   #3
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We open as soon as we can get there. First weekend after ice-out typically.
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Old 03-08-2022, 04:15 PM   #4
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Last year was 2 days before official ice out for us.

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Old 03-08-2022, 05:04 PM   #5
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Generally a week or two after ice out....
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Old 03-08-2022, 05:34 PM   #6
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Old 03-10-2022, 11:15 AM   #7
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Default Island Ice Out

10-Days after official ice out is the smartest time to go out due to a few factors. The major reason we wait, is to let any wood/debris that was locked up in the ice, to sink to the bottom or to float into coves/shoreline areas. Wood or debris typically "settles out" after about a week or so. Im not interested in getting to my camp so badly that I want to damage my hull or transom in the process.
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Old 03-13-2022, 04:54 PM   #8
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I was on the Boston Marathon Race Committee for 36 years, so the day after Patriots Day was our opening.

The day after the third Monday.
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