Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Kansas City
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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch
Had not noticed Staggs post until today. Wx turned out to be a non issue as it split with half of it going all whirlly haily yuck yuck on Thunder Bay then the southern end heading down to the Keweenaw and washing out roads down there. It mostly just boomed and acted vicious around us but in the end did little more than rain a bit. If I had to ride out a violent storm, there would be fewer more suitable places than Isle Royale, lots of great hide outs up there.
Only other real weather issue we had was an upwelling on the north shore where persistent winds blew out all the surface water bringing up a lot of very cold water from deeper down. Nothing like driving up from a place with 100+ degree days and arriving in an area with lake surface temp of 38 degrees F. Lucky for us that only persisted for a few days and we were soon surrounded by comparatively warm 55 degree water.