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Marco Flamingo



Joined: 09 Jul 2015
Posts: 769
City/Region: Seattle
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2004
C-Dory Model: 16 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Limpet
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill,

Thanks for the invite. It turns out that I've already booked my return flight; a red-eye on the 4th. I have classes on the 5th (saxophone and ceramics). I'm having too much fun.

The in-laws new place has a double garage. I'll check and see if a CD 16 will fit. Then I could have one on both coasts. I'm sure my father-in-law wouldn't object.

Mark
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colbysmith



Joined: 02 Oct 2011
Posts: 2449
City/Region: Madison
State or Province: WI
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Midnight Flyer
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Bob. We use pretty much the same route heading south, as we always try to work in a stop with Rosanne's uncle in Trenton KY, just north of Clarksville, Tn. Full routing is I39 from Madison, to Bloomington IL, then I74 to Champaign, I57 to just NW of Paducah, where we catch I24 to Nashville, then I65 to Montgomery Al, then Hwy 231 thru Dothan Al and down to intercept I10, over to I75. I've found going past Ocala and using the cutoff at Belleview and on to 42 into Ed Stone works real well. Colby
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little wing



Joined: 21 Sep 2016
Posts: 67
City/Region: Oakland, MI
State or Province: MI
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Toots
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

little wing wrote:
Here's a tentative. Having just been pushed into the no longer employed crowd, Wendy and I are thinking we can make this. However, there are a couple challenges: a) we are in Michigan, the land of lovely winters; and b) the boat is shrink wrapped, and put away for the winter. Provided we can get Toots back in cruising order, and the weather cooperates, I think we can make it.

Well, it's not working out as I had hoped. With a general lack of preparedness and a slow adjustment to the post work world, it has become obvious we won't be making the trip. We were looking forward to the cruise and meeting everyone. Hopefully another time or another gathering.
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colbysmith



Joined: 02 Oct 2011
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City/Region: Madison
State or Province: WI
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Midnight Flyer
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably the only guy that plows his front and back yard, but I'll be able to pull it out when it's time. Now, if our weather would calm down and warm up to allow for uneventful travel down and back to Hontoon, I would be happy! Colby

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hardee



Joined: 30 Oct 2006
Posts: 9573
City/Region: Sequim
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Sleepy-C
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colby, I have collected about 40 inches of snow here since Superbowl Sunday. I have been shoveling every day since then, but mostly for older folks, church folks, and neighbors. Finally, yesterday I got around to doing my own back walk and garage apron so i can get my truck out. Then I went over to where the boat is stored and shoveled that driveway too, just in case it turns into boating weather all of a sudden. I could see some blue sky patches while I was doing all that, but they were out over the Strait of Juan, and I was working in very wet, heavy knee + deep snow.

Your blue sky looks beautiful.

Harvey
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colbysmith



Joined: 02 Oct 2011
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City/Region: Madison
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C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Midnight Flyer
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Harvey, keep helping those others out. I do the same thing, but with a little Kabota tractor. I use to keep the blade on it in the winter, but the bucket works better. I can dig my way out of the back yard, as I store it in the back shed. Too many times I couldn't push my way out with just the blade. We also live on the end of the street, and don't have much room in front of our driveway. The plows always push the snow to the end of the road, which is in front of our house. While they would come by later with their big front end loaders to move the snow, with my bucket I can get it moved right away!
The sky did turn blue, and today we are up to 38 degrees. Later this evening however calling for a mix of flurries and freezing rain. Temps tonight going back down, and we won't see above freezing again until around the 23rd. Really hoping we stay above freezing during the daytime that week, and don't get to low at night. I'd like to load the boat for Hontoon, and also get the motor on the muffs and blow the fogging oil out and make sure it's running good, before dragging it down to Florida.
Sounds like you guys had a wild few days this past week. But I bet it all melts before ours does! Confused Just a very weird year for weather! Colby
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Water Bill



Joined: 31 Mar 2007
Posts: 110
City/Region: Lake Keowee, SC
State or Province: SC
C-Dory Year: 2018
Vessel Name: Mystery Girl (Ranger Tug R-23)
Photos: C-Swell
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Colby,
Arrived at Ed Stone last night, will launch and head to Hontoon this morning. Blue skies and no snow here😁. See you in a couple of weeks.

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colbysmith



Joined: 02 Oct 2011
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City/Region: Madison
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C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to it Bill. Enjoy your early time there. I keep telling myself I'd like to come down early and volunteer! Colby
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