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Traxx822
11-22-2012, 11:13 AM
So I figured I'd start a thread where we can talk about what the northern MC owners are doing to manage this time to reflect on last season and rebuild, restore, upgrade our boats. As well as other activities and interests for winter. I know I've seen a couple other snowmobilers on here and some pilots etc. A good way to get advice, idea's, on many topics. So I'll start:

The maristar is getting a new interior in the cockpit. New front seat and rear sun pad etc. Also a new snap on sunbrella cover for bow and cockpit (I leave mine in the water 24/7 and theres no canopy) As well as perfect pass just needs installed. After that I still have some stereo tinkering, interior lighting and possibly that decadence flooring. Was finally winterized two days ago.

I'll be planning many snowmobile trips. If anyones interested I am selling my lady's sled. I have just ordered new 136" camoplast track with rail extension and tunnel extension kit since last year destroyed my track.

Planning trips out west for snowmobiling and snowboard/skiing.

What are you guys doing and planning?

trickskier
11-22-2012, 12:43 PM
Skidog , KnoxX2, and I all skied on New Years Day this year. Hoping to do the same this New Year's too --- :D

mikeg205
11-22-2012, 01:34 PM
Skidog , KnoxX2, and I all skied on New Years Day this year. Hoping to do the same this New Year's too --- :D

No fair.....Floridians...do not post...lol ;) unless us northern folks get invited down... We don't have a Southern Comfort Zone here ... :)

mikeg205
11-22-2012, 01:38 PM
I'll be spending the next 16 - 20 weeks hitin' the equipment in the home gym...spinning 125+ miles per week, core training, a little weight lifting,balance training and country line dancin'...the line dancin' is great for balance and strengthening the legs...old school wide format TV for entertainment...

trickskier
11-22-2012, 01:58 PM
I'll be spending the next 16 - 20 weeks hitin' the equipment in the home gym...spinning 125+ miles per week, core training, a little weight lifting,balance training and country line dancin'...the line dancin' is great for balance and strengthening the legs...old school wide format TV for entertainment...

Nice setup - Is it air conditioned??? :rolleyes:

mikeg205
11-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Nice setup - Is it air conditioned??? :rolleyes:

basement get's about 60-65 degrees in the winter... always start with a sweatshirt...

and thanks...

Traxx822
11-22-2012, 02:18 PM
Dude im not messin with you. Your nuts mike.

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mikeg205
11-22-2012, 02:20 PM
Dude im not messin with you. Your nuts mike.

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but a good kind of nuts...;)

Traxx822
11-22-2012, 03:31 PM
At least your not stuck at a thanksgiving full of democrats.

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mikeg205
11-22-2012, 03:36 PM
At least your not stuck at a thanksgiving full of democrats.

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That could make me nuts in a bad way.... ;)....

Jerseydave
11-22-2012, 11:40 PM
Hoping to teach my 9 year old daughter how to ski this winter. Also I hit the NY boat show and the Philly auto show each January.

Every New Years Day my former ski club near Philly Pa does "ski freeze" on the river so this year I'm going for it.......board shorts only, no wetsuits allowed!

Planning a trip to Key Largo in January, if time allows I'll get in a set of wakeboarding.

The prostar trailer needs a new brake actuator, maybe a new stereo too.

Traxx822
11-23-2012, 12:04 AM
Hoping to teach my 9 year old daughter how to ski this winter. Also I hit the NY boat show and the Philly auto show each January.

Every New Years Day my former ski club near Philly Pa does "ski freeze" on the river so this year I'm going for it.......board shorts only, .

That sounds cool man. I do a polar plung for cancer here in lake Michigan every year. I think they have a ski related polar plunge thing too but not part of it.

Im headed back to dallas on saturday. Maybe pick up a new wake surf board to test if I can ever hitch a ride in texas.

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GoneBoatN
11-23-2012, 12:52 AM
We ski and snowboard during winter pretty actively. Last year's big trip was at "Between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, two regions have merged across the Franco-Swiss border to form a single region known as Portes du Soleil. The world's largest international ski area includes 12 charming ski resorts in France and Switzerland, among them Champéry." We stayed in a chalet in Champery along with friends of ours who live in Germany. Being not too far from Lake Tahoe, we spend quite a few weekends skiing at one of the resorts there. I also run our Scout Troop's yearly snow camping outing - nothing like digging a hole in snow and sleeping in it. I't actually pretty comfortable in a properly constructed snow structure. I also love snowshoeing. Honestly, winter is the best time of year to visit Yosemite although I've done a 50 mile backpacking trip (turned into 60 miles) in the northern section a couple summers ago and ran into very few people once we were a few miles in.

In between summer and winter, I scuba dive. Monterey Bay is not too far and has several good diving sites. I was at Pt Lobos about a week ago which is a CA State preserve. Visibility was 100+ ft which is the best conditions I've ever experienced in Nor Cal waters and most likely ever will as it is very rare to have such conditions here.

I'm going to get one last day wakeboarding on the Delta either Friday or Saturday and then I'll call it quits until spring. I'll "winterize" after that. I'll start wakeboarding again right after snow ski/board season - typically early April.

Dec 1-2 I have a backpacking trip planned for Pt Reyes National Seashore.

Short story - I don't have an off season. Just a change of activities. :D

mondos829
11-23-2012, 01:05 PM
We are possibly skiing Tuckerman's Ravine if the weather looks good this spring. Core trips planned so far are P 2 weeks at Berkenridge, CO and a 4 day weekend at Killington, VT

Traxx822
11-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Another trip to Dallas area with no time for a tow. Maybe next time.

mikeg205
11-26-2012, 11:18 PM
Another trip to Dallas area with no time for a tow. Maybe next time.

You keep that up... you won't be ridin' your sleds... ;)

Traxx822
11-26-2012, 11:22 PM
You keep that up... you won't be ridin' your sleds... ;)

No way. Im ichin like a mf for snow. Trails open dec 1st in cable. And they have 4" right now

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mikeg205
11-26-2012, 11:31 PM
where's cable?

Traxx822
11-26-2012, 11:51 PM
where's cable?

Northern wisconsin near Hurley

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mikeg205
11-27-2012, 12:01 AM
Ahh know the area well from skiiin....

jkski
11-27-2012, 09:05 AM
The off-season/winter will be spent building the new house (FINALLY) and hopefully actually getting the sleds out of the garage this year. We did not manage to put a single mile on last year, unless of course you count the mile they ran collectively while on stands in the garage (needed my 2 stroke fix). Last winter we had nothing so the way I figure it, since we are building this winter, we will likely have record snowfalls.......you sledders and skiers can thank me now!

Traxx822
11-27-2012, 07:53 PM
The off-season/winter will be spent building the new house (FINALLY) and hopefully actually getting the sleds out of the garage this year. We did not manage to put a single mile on last year, unless of course you count the mile they ran collectively while on stands in the garage (needed my 2 stroke fix). Last winter we had nothing so the way I figure it, since we are building this winter, we will likely have record snowfalls.......you sledders and skiers can thank me now!

I appreciate your sacrifice to the snow gods

Traxx822
12-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Been working my but off but I got a chance to hit Lodi Wisconsin area on the lat storm. Anyone else getting out.

mikeg205
12-23-2012, 10:56 AM
looks like a great time.... :) ...

epnault
12-23-2012, 11:42 AM
A couple of these gets me through the off season.

SkiDog
12-23-2012, 11:59 AM
To hell with snowmobiles! What about this? And MikeG205, don't you dare!:D

SkiDog
12-23-2012, 11:59 AM
To hell with snowmobiles! What about this? And MikeG205, don't you dare!:D

WOW!
:D:D:D

mikeg205
12-23-2012, 12:01 PM
To hell with snowmobiles! What about this? And MikeG205, don't you dare!:D


:eek::eek: wowser... ;)

milkmania
12-23-2012, 12:01 PM
To hell with snowmobiles! What about this? And MikeG205, don't you dare!:D


"right click, save"

Traxx822
12-23-2012, 12:16 PM
"right click, save"

HAHA, I don't care I just don't let fat chicks on my sled. Solves that problem.

GoneBoatN
12-23-2012, 03:26 PM
To hell with snowmobiles! What about this? And MikeG205, don't you dare!:D

Sleds are less upkeep. Just say'n.

mikeg205
12-23-2012, 06:25 PM
I don't sled so I work out and draw...new MC Decal... just have to find right materials and process to survive temps under dog house... still needs a little more work. should be done this week...

SkiDog
12-23-2012, 06:39 PM
Thats looks good.

mikeg205
12-23-2012, 07:00 PM
Thats looks good.

Thanks...

Now to figure out which material, what adhesive group...

Count down calendar says 83 days until March 17th - first planned day out... was 80 this year on that date...

Traxx822
12-23-2012, 08:49 PM
Dude you better make me a pair of those. Mine are cracking on one side and peeling off the other. Those would be sweet.

Traxx822
12-23-2012, 08:53 PM
The upholstry is being done right now. My boat is in pieces on the interior. Still debating the decadence for the carpet. I'll post up pics when its done. Not till after the new year though. The cover is complete now. Looks great and the buttons along the hull don't bother me as much as I thought they would.

mxhideout
12-23-2012, 09:52 PM
I went skiing last night.... Downhill, that is. Workin' on a vid right now...