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Thread: Is anyone Boating this year?

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    Senior Member BananaTom's Avatar
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    Is anyone Boating this year?

    Is anyone Boating this year?
    It's kind of quite here.
    Tell your story.

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    Not yet, between the river being to high to clear the bridges between the dock and the river, and the pontoon in the shop we have been restricted to the roll of dock sitters.

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    Been onboard since the 3rd week in march (Lake Powell). It was cold and windy for most of April, now it's getting hot and crowded, must be time to go home till fall.
    altlrumy

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    our docks took a pretty good hit this winter with the flooding and ice flow,they still need work and now the river is up again. it'll be another late year but the boat is finally ready. we lost a fuel pump going out last year and stripped out a motor drain plug but its ready when we get the docks done and the river drops.
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
    marietta,ohio

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    Seems that between my health and her projects there's never time... I should find a buyer
    She's a tired old barge but she's paid for!

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    I am selling one boat and rehabbing another. So, I am at the lake a lot, but not necessarily a lot of boating.

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    I am currently boatless. That can't change soon enough.

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    The Lotus Eater has done a number of three-hour tours for a succession of visiting relatives recently, many of whom chose being rocked to sleep in the boat's overnight accommodations in preference to more civilized options in the house, 50 feet ashore. Duly sprinkled at the Blessing of the Fleet, we expect a safe and comfortable overnight or three before long... if it ever quits raining. Our planned spring flying trip to Alaska was postponed due to the pilot's eye surgery, which is now just about healed, so maybe we will do that before the snow flies in September. But for now, after some quick Mooney trips to a couple of family gatherings this month, there may yet be time to take the slow-boat on a little trip around the Albemarle Loop sometime yet this summer. Are we done with the construction? Of course not. Nor the re-painting and repairs from wood-boat deterioration. But the thing floats, the engines purr nicely, and the bed is comfortable. It'll do for now.

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    Senior Member Stmbtwle's Avatar
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    Ha ha! I also get guests who prefer the boat to the house!
    She's a tired old barge but she's paid for!

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    Been out once. Lots of rain and storms on Kentucky lake.
    One boat sunk, lack of maintenance, slip next to mine. Marina next tip ours blew away, very close calls but no one seriously hurt nor boats damaged.

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