Slow Start

tjmtjm Posts: 373 Solid Baller
Air Temp 43, wind chill 35, water temp 47, Sets skied this spring 0, Other than the Blackhawks, why would anyone choose to live in Chicago?
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  • mwetskiermwetskier Posts: 1,337 Mega Baller
    @tjm -one word: Topogigio
  • Monkstr6100Monkstr6100 Posts: 108 Baller
    I feel ya. Here is SE Wisconsin is NO better. I turn 30 on april 30th and insisted to good friends that I will ski that day. Not looking good for me.
    THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! TEAM JACHOWICZ
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Took the boat out for a spin on Minnetonka today. Air 50, water 45.
    Cost - 1 prop

    Lesson of the day is that if the buoys are not out that even if you know the lake you have to be paying attention to the lake and not all the fishing boats clogging the no wake area.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @oldjeep‌ that totally sucks. My ProStar is still at the dealer. A wiring harness was damaged when MC put the windshield on. Dealer ordered a new one. Wrong harness. Still waiting.
    Jim Ross
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Lesson learned, luckily PropMD is local and I already put the spare on. It'll just be about a $140 mistake.
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    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • dtm8119dtm8119 Posts: 176 Baller
    @Razorskier1 - At least you won't be missing any prime skiing conditions this week.

    I'll be polishing up the boat again and again this week nights after work in the garage in hopes of getting out next weekend

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    Dan Cloutier
    Brady
  • bojansbojans Posts: 317 Solid Baller
    3 sets in so far north of Chicago. Last Sunday (Easter) was fairly nice. 80 degree air and 54 degree water..
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 2014
    @Razorskier1‌ Hopefully they are putting a rush on the next harness for you. Although the weather doesn't look like it is going to start cooperating any time real soon,
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    This weather sucks. But it does make it easier to not have my boat.
    Jim Ross
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,385 Mega Baller
    I have skied once. Hard to get motivated when you can only go once every week or so by the forecast.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • PatMPatM Posts: 835 Crazy Baller
    Ahh, Global Warming. Got to love it.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Pat M It has been rebranded to "Climate Change" since the Global warming thing wasn't playing very well up north ;)
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • AndyAndy Posts: 213 Baller
    @oldjeep what you hit?
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Andy Rock or rocks. I was in a no wake zone that usually has a bunch of buoys marking the problem areas. Got into one of the problem areas when I was weaving around the 1/2 dozen fishing boats that were parked all over the area.

    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,385 Mega Baller
    @oldjeep Were you in reverse? Damage looks weird
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Forward, then reverse. Couldn't get out forward.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • tjmtjm Posts: 373 Solid Baller
    Today, 47dgr, wind chill 41, rain.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Yup. Our 5 day forecast is 30's and 40's with rain.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,325 Mega Baller
    Did the site prep this weekend. The water was upper 40s at best. Air in the low 50s. No skiing, just the course, dock, and jump installation, plus a little yard work there. I don't see any opportunities to ski in the near future, either. This seems to be one of the slowest starts I can recall.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,983 Mega Baller
    This is already my latest start since I started "serious" skiing in 1994. And I haven't started yet, so the record continues to be broken.

    Slight chance for this week. This weekend "no matter what" -- I hope...
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,431 Crazy Baller
    I sneaked in my 2 sets of the season last Thursday/Friday. Wind was howling on Saturday, and we had snow flurries at the lake on Sunday, along with high winds. Going to stay unseasonably cold through the middle of next week here in CO.
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,460 Crazy Baller
    Woke up to 4" of snow this morning. Opening day is still slated for Thursday. Crossing my fingers.
  • tjmtjm Posts: 373 Solid Baller
    At least the Blackhawks advanced.
  • PorkfightPorkfight Posts: 180 Baller
    My buddy and I have Thursday off and it's supposed to be 96 degrees. We care not about the water temp with air like that. After our session, I'm going to look at a '96 Malibu RLX if the guy hasn't sold it. Let the games begin.
  • tjmtjm Posts: 373 Solid Baller
    Rub it in @Porkfight, rub it in.
  • tjmtjm Posts: 373 Solid Baller
    May 2, 2014 air 40dgrs, water 48dgrs
  • JoepruncJoeprunc Posts: 314 Baller
    Kinda wish it was still raining and cold here. Its really killing me seeing 90 F weather with the water in the upper 60s, and I can't get wet.
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  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 827 Crazy Baller
    Skied today. Not well at all.
    Way below my average
    Driver refused to run more than 4 passes.

    Why???? Hmmmm. Not a perfect day.
    Wind about 30 mph.
    Waves was so big he got water over the wind shield in his chest. Type 2 feets.
    And the it also started to SNOW..... he drove me home.
    BI type -98 (celsius)

    @horton. It Seems like BI Celsius and Fahrenheit do not match.
    Check freezing water on both water and air.

    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    Game on down South. Got four days in this week. Water temp mid 70's! Bring on summer!!!
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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    A_B
  • tjmtjm Posts: 373 Solid Baller
    May 16, 35degrees and SNOW. I love the Midwest. Sets this spring...0
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