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musicmd
02-12-2013, 12:05 AM
So, as a new MC owner, I have a question.

How do the rest of you in the Upper Midwest get through the Winter?

When I had a Sea Ray Bowrider in storage, I didn't stress about the Winter. In fact, my mantra was, "I'll get the boat out of storage sometime between tax day and May 1st and we'll be on the lakes again by mid-June."

Now, it's early February. My "new" 2004 X-10 is in storage and I find myself saddled with anxiety every time I see snow and freezing rain and slush and arctic winds in the friendly, evening forecast.

How does anyone expect a MC owner to make it through the upper Midwest Winter? After all, I just dream of the chance to pull the boat out of storage, hook up the Battery Tender, clean it and launch it in the local lakes.

That may not happen until June, the way things are going.

Again - - - Sea Ray - - > no problem.

MasterCraft - - - > huge problem.

How do you make it through the Midwest Winter?

thatsmrmastercraft
02-12-2013, 12:13 AM
Buy a snowmobile.

madcityskier
02-12-2013, 12:39 AM
Lake Louie makes some great beers, the Badgers are winning some big games. I don't see the problem. It doesn't hurt to get to Cascade or Devil's Head. Also, my daughter currently has basketball volleyball indoor soccer futsal (indoor soccer variation) and music lessons. Don't know how I'd find time to ski til her activities settle down a bit. It'll be March and we'll be on Monona soon enough.

Farmer Ted
02-12-2013, 12:58 AM
move to Texas, we'll be on the lake in 5-6 weeks

if we get some rain.....

Aric'sX15
02-12-2013, 01:29 AM
I was on the lake yesterday :D

Legolamb
02-12-2013, 06:58 AM
Snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, hockey, beer and shots of Rumple Minze.
:D

mzimme
02-12-2013, 08:03 AM
College Basketball, lots and lots of beer, some snow skiing, a little bit of boredom, and anticipation. It hasn't been easy.

mikeg205
02-12-2013, 08:04 AM
know that you are not alone... go visit her - sit it her then go ski or snow mobile... :) - The MCOCD - is kicking in - just let it happen - don't fight it...

Kevin@MWMC
02-12-2013, 08:14 AM
Beer, ice fishing, beer, snow skiing, beer, snowmobiling, beer, hockey, and a perhaps a little more beer. I think that's pretty much the gist of it.....


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Snipe
02-12-2013, 09:15 AM
How do you make it through the Midwest Winter?[/QUOTE]

You're doing it.....suffer.
:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

GoneBoatN
02-12-2013, 10:59 AM
If I were you I would have a sled (snowmobile).

thatsmrmastercraft
02-12-2013, 11:02 AM
Beer, ice fishing, beer, snow skiing, beer, snowmobiling, beer, hockey, and a perhaps a little more beer. I think that's pretty much the gist of it.....


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You missed whiskey. Just sayin'

jenglin
02-12-2013, 11:32 AM
AMEN!!! A snowmobile helps take your mind off it...

Nordicron
02-12-2013, 11:35 AM
Musicmd it won't be June that's for sure! Get down to Redline and get yourself a drysuit so your ready to get that first pull of the year right around March 16th! I'm circling that weekend on my calendar right now! Ofcourse I'm a CC owner so maybe that wouldn't apply to you MC guys :)

epnault
02-12-2013, 11:54 AM
Definitely get involved in winter sports that get you out of the house. Another thing I like to do in the fall is set some strict training goals for spring that will help improve my skiing.

corey
02-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Snowboarding followed but a nice IPA!

Lars
02-12-2013, 12:49 PM
Not tax day and May 1st, no no, must be St Patrick's day and April Fools! Seriously though, put my boat in the water April 3rd last year I think, missed skiing in march by just a few days!

kbrighton
02-12-2013, 06:57 PM
Im in the same boat as you. (lol) Bought my MC Jan 7, now its just sitting and waiting. Like the others have said, snow skiing and other winter sports help. Ski-specific workouts at the gym help you to keep walking when April and dry suit season starts. We skiied into November this year, so its not like we have been away from the water for that long, but it still sucks.

Snipe
02-12-2013, 07:10 PM
Not only does hard water suck, it hurts.:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

kbrighton
02-12-2013, 07:15 PM
Not only does hard water suck, it hurts.:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

Hows this for "hard water"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4njmZL5RL3c

thatsmrmastercraft
02-12-2013, 07:41 PM
Hows this for "hard water"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4njmZL5RL3c

That is going to less funny when he realizes he broke his tailbone.

wheelerlake
02-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Snowmobiling! I think I heard the MC give a little "sigh" when we were getting the snowmobiles ready for a ride the other day:) Nothing like riding through the northwoods after a pretty snowfall. Ski, ice skate, roller skate, sled with the grandkids. It really makes you appreciate your short time on the water more!

Kevin@MWMC
02-12-2013, 09:36 PM
You missed whiskey. Just sayin'

I save that for warmer days.....
89949


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Farmer Ted
02-12-2013, 10:47 PM
I was on the lake yesterday :D


were you "in" it?

musicmd
02-12-2013, 11:20 PM
Hows this for "hard water"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4njmZL5RL3c

Unbelievable! I didn't expect this particular outcome in the video. Hilarious.

In the medical community, we refer to coccyxdynia, i.e., tailbone pain. I think this guy has got some.

Snipe
02-13-2013, 06:19 AM
Hows this for "hard water"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4njmZL5RL3c

Crazy Germans.......I know; I are one.:toast::toast: