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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

Move to a different marina. I'm in end of March first of April out second week of November this year. Find a place that lets you stay in as long as you want.
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

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I clear the snow off the deck, get out an axe and cut a slit through the ice and go sailing. Its the only way......

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Sailing back through the slit that was cut in the morning when we left......eventually pushing ice out of the way with the axe and the spin pole.

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Getting ready to leave. The engine intake thru-hull was frozen solid so we put intake hose in a bucket on the cabin sole and dipped water over the side to keep it filled until we cleared the edge of the slit in the ice then raised the sails. Didn't bother with the engine coming back in.

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All worth it....
Don't your decks get marked up by the crampons you have to wear?
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

How do I get through the winter?
Build a boat.
Build parts for a boat.
Teach yourself knotwork.
Count down until the Toronto Boat Show in January.
Attend the Boat Show.
Join us sailnetters and blog characters at the post-show meet-greet shindig (shameless plug.)
Fix what you broke last season.
Install new stuff to break next season.
Get caught up on house maintenance so that you don't have to do it during boat season.

Hell, you're in Buffalo- you'll be shovelling like mad soon enough.
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

What. People stop sailing when it's snowing?
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

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We push our limits as much as possible.
Our Marina closes on Nov 1. We launch in Mid April so it is a 6-1/2 Month season. That's not bad for midwest.

After Nov 1, I sail with a buddy on a 21-footer on a small inland lake. He is trailerable and the marina lets him haul out whenever he likes. The biggest issue is ice on the ramps. A little ice on the lake does not hurt but a solid freeze would be bad. Snow on the ground does not stop us.

We are going out on Saturday.

During the holiday season we drive down the JAX to visit Family and I bring along our Sunfish, than we go back in March for one last visit and Sunfish Sail.
Before you know it, It's time to do spring boat work.

And you can also throw in a visit to Annapolis or two and sail on a buddies boat.
There is always a way....
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

Harbormaster Tea:

Fill mug 1/2 with boiling water.
Add 1-2 Tbs honey of choice and stir
Top up with cool water so it is hot but not too hot
Fill rest of mug with rum of choice. I like the Kraken!

Try it, you'll like it!

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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

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What. People stop sailing when it's snowing?
Did no-one tell you that "The Snowflake Series" is a figure of speech?

You are truly hard core.
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

You have my sympathy. I'm in Buffalo 5 or 6 times a year as my son goes to college there. I live in the Hudson Valley and I snowboard in the Catskill and Green Mountains. Its expensive, inconvenient,inconsistent, exciting. you get out in all kinds of crazy weather, the view is great. Not that different really.

The true answer is that we have to get out of NY and move south ASAP!
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

Sailing in the snow can be very gratifying.
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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

@kjango:
S**w is a dirty four letter word and you ought not use it on SN.
And your spell check is broke, FREEZING, not gratifying
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