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tex
12-13-2005, 02:22 PM
Who normally does the New Years Day ski? What do ya'll do and do you have any rules or traditions? There are only 2 good ways to start off the New Year!

shepherd
12-13-2005, 03:01 PM
I usually start off the new year with a hangover... :vomit:

BrianM
12-13-2005, 03:07 PM
We are going to start a Christmas Day tradition this year with some barefoot runs and maybe a little slalom. Not really polar bear around here but should be fun although a little cold.

SteveO
12-13-2005, 04:30 PM
Tex, Count me in if the 100 degree (combination of air and water) rule applies. Anybody got a good drysuit recomendation?

Danimal
12-13-2005, 04:40 PM
A couple crazy guys from the Rock Aqua Jays (http://www.rockaquajays.org/) in Janesville WI usually hold what is called Winter Waterland (http://www.winterwaterland.com). These guys and girls that ski in this are freakin' out of their collective minds. It's called off for 2006 but they claim it will be back bigger and better for 2007. Some photos just to give you an idea of what is involved here.
http://www.winterwaterland.com/04pic5.jpg
http://www.winterwaterland.com/04pic3.jpg

Danimal
12-13-2005, 04:41 PM
http://www.winterwaterland.com/04pic2.jpg
http://www.winterwaterland.com/boat.jpg
http://www.winterwaterland.com/barefooter.jpg

areamike
12-13-2005, 05:14 PM
Tex, Count me in if the 100 degree (combination of air and water) rule applies. Anybody got a good drysuit recomendation?

Here's the one I just got and it is awesome. Especially if you are a Barefooter at heart.
http://store.barefootcentral.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=267

SKI*MC
12-13-2005, 05:45 PM
A couple crazy guys from the Rock Aqua Jays (http://www.rockaquajays.org/) in Janesville WI usually hold what is called Winter Waterland (http://www.winterwaterland.com). These guys and girls that ski in this are freakin' out of their collective minds. It's called off for 2006 but they claim it will be back bigger and better for 2007. Some photos just to give you an idea of what is involved here.
http://www.winterwaterland.com/04pic5.jpg
http://www.winterwaterland.com/04pic3.jpg


ITS CALLED OFF FOR THIS YEAR!? :mad: i WAS SOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT! I am pi$$ed now! :cry:

Danimal
12-13-2005, 05:55 PM
ITS CALLED OFF FOR THIS YEAR!? :mad: i WAS SOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT! I am pi$$ed now! :cry:

Yeah, I just got an email from Ryan and Jeremy. Apparently they were having a more difficult time finding enough sponsors for this year. It's too bad. I was looking forward to attending this year also.

SKI*MC
12-13-2005, 06:11 PM
I would help to find sponcers! Or is it too late?

Danimal
12-13-2005, 06:25 PM
I would help to find sponcers! Or is it too late?

It's probably too late but you can contact Jeremy at 262-844-8402. This phone number was posted on the forum page of the Winter Waterland website by Jeremy. I would consider looking for sponsors as well.

Ric
12-13-2005, 07:39 PM
We always did a new years day run on lake Travis in my younger years, but nothing of the sorts that I'd call a tradition nowadays.. I just ski when I can

Mag_Red
12-13-2005, 08:51 PM
All I have to say is "you guys are NUTS!" :headbang:

Footin
12-13-2005, 09:00 PM
The older I get, the more of a "fair weather skier" I become.

SKI*MC
12-13-2005, 09:03 PM
I know what you mean, i'm on the other end of the spectrum, whenever i can get the boat in or to the water, thats when im riding!

Footin
12-13-2005, 09:06 PM
Time on the water is valuable to me also. I have a drysuit and only used it twice this year in the early spring. Hopefully more next year.

SKI*MC
12-13-2005, 10:45 PM
I wish i had a dry suite, i would be on the water the second that ice melted! :woohoo:

Leroy
12-13-2005, 10:46 PM
I'm with you footin, used the wetsuit once in the fall, couple of times in the spring. Missed several days when I just went....nah ;)

Workin' 4 Toys
12-13-2005, 11:07 PM
http://www.winterwaterland.com/04pic2.jpg
http://www.winterwaterland.com/boat.jpg
http://www.winterwaterland.com/barefooter.jpg
I have to wonder, is there anything abused on the engines to run them like this??? 30 degree water(or less) in a 180 degree engine. It can't be good.

SKI*MC
12-13-2005, 11:30 PM
well its not like the water is 30 degrees when its in the engines... the water goes up to near that temperature. At least i think it should.

Footin
12-13-2005, 11:32 PM
Water freezes at 32, it will not get any colder than that correct?

SKI*MC
12-13-2005, 11:38 PM
it should...

Workin' 4 Toys
12-13-2005, 11:40 PM
Water freezes at 32, it will not get any colder than that correct?
Depends on if its moving, or has salt.
I saw the sheets of ice and assumed it was below the melting point.

SKI*MC
12-13-2005, 11:44 PM
True, but maybe footin was thinking about the drastic temperature change with 30 degree water going into 180 degree block. I wonder if water that cold could drop the normal temperature of the engine when its running..?

Cloaked
12-13-2005, 11:45 PM
Who nomally does the New Years Day ski? What do ya'll do and do you have any rules or traditions? There are only 2 good ways to start off the New Year!No........

erkoehler
12-14-2005, 12:30 AM
Wish I could take a New Year's Day run, but I am sure that most water in the area will be FROZEN!

jkski
12-14-2005, 08:42 AM
The annual New Years Day Barefoot Tournament at Lake Norman NC is fun. The past couple of years the water has been around 45-50 (depending where you are at) and the air has been fairly decent. Give it a try, it's a great time.

Kevin 89MC
12-14-2005, 12:13 PM
Good question WFT. There are a lot of folks that do a lot of boating here when water temp is 40-50 degrees. When the t-stat opens to bring in more freshwater, the engine probably does't care if it's 35 or 85 degrees, it will just close quicker with colder water being introduced. It gets mixed pretty quick with 180 water, so the t-stat probably just closes a bit quicker than if the incoming water temp is 85.
I do wonder if it is a bit harder on som engine components, though. I suppose our vehicles have it even worse, because when it's 10 below here, they're running antifreeze/coolant at 10 below until it gets warmed up.
my :twocents:
Kevin

Rockman
12-14-2005, 02:15 PM
I have to wonder, is there anything abused on the engines to run them like this??? 30 degree water(or less) in a 180 degree engine. It can't be good.

Been there done that (winter Waterland and using the boats in the cold and have not really experienced any problems with either the outboards or the Chevy engines.

Just get them drained as fast as possible...or to a heated garage! :D

SteveO
12-17-2005, 11:02 AM
Tex, Got the dry suit yesterday at TMC, so I'm good to go. Justin was practically giving away 2-3 year old new Sahara's for $100. It isn't the best, but at that price and the 100-degree rule, I should be fine. Anyone in the metroplex need a drysuit, better give Justin a call. He only has a few left.

atlfootr
12-20-2005, 12:08 PM
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Hours: 11:30AM until our toes freeze
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atlfootr
12-20-2005, 12:18 PM
summer's coming ... warmer temp on the horizion :)

tex
12-20-2005, 01:48 PM
We are on for New Years Day-Any DFW skiers/boaders/footers/foilers are welcome. Looks like around 11:30 am. PM me if you have questions or go to www.metroplexskiclub.com

brianlbrown
12-26-2005, 11:57 PM
Tex,

We're skiin' over here in Irving. This weather is awesome. I may try to come out to Marine Creek, if we are in town.

Are you going to do the hull hook mod or '06 rudder upgrade?

Cheers,

Brian

SteveO
12-27-2005, 09:11 AM
Brian. Come on out. It appears that polar bear day will need to be renamed based on the 75 forecast.

tex
12-27-2005, 09:59 AM
Brian-I will call Jimmy this week. I think I am going to just do the rudder.

jkski
12-27-2005, 10:16 AM
Brian-I will call Jimmy this week. I think I am going to just do the rudder.

Tex,

Sorry to interupt this thread, but I saw what boat you had and that you are considering the rudder change over "the hook". I had the hook added to my 02 and kept the "lifting rudder" in place. If you want more detail, shoot me a PM.

Davo
01-03-2006, 11:49 AM
Attention skiers:

The annual Polar Bear Run was cancelled this year due to...well, see for yourselves:

:noface: :cry: :purplaugh

brianlbrown
01-04-2006, 06:46 PM
Tex,

You will need to hook that boat if you take that stock rudder off, otherwise you will have a fine wakeboard boat ;)

tex
12-27-2006, 12:31 AM
At dinner tonight, I brought up the idea of putting on my jumpers and taking a slow ride around the lake at the Polar Bear....You should have seen the look I got from the Mrs.!

areamike
12-27-2006, 01:01 AM
Attention skiers:

The annual Polar Bear Run was cancelled this year due to...well, see for yourselves:

:noface: :cry: :purplaugh

WOW~!

We are still footin' up here in northern Indiana.
Water temp 38-40F...Air 38-55F...depending on the day.
The saying here is..."If you don't like the weather...just wait a minute"
http://fauxpas.org/video/mike_dock.wmv

Leroy
12-27-2006, 02:19 AM
Areamike, that is polar day skiing!

Tex; I don't imagine Fort Worth being the place of Polar Day skiing.

TMCNo1
12-27-2006, 09:58 AM
Are you guys crazy, it's too cold here to even go outside and tinkle!

tex
12-27-2006, 10:00 AM
Areamike, that is polar day skiing!

Tex; I don't imagine Fort Worth being the place of Polar Day skiing.
It's a roll of the dice...some years you get sunny and 75 and people are lining up to take full sets...other years it's pissing and 34. Not so many people wanting full sets!

atlfootr
12-28-2006, 09:44 AM
Wish I could take a New Year's Day run, but I am sure that most water in the area will be FROZEN!HEY ERK!
Here's where YOU and ANYONE ELSE can take that New Year's Day barefoot run, you wanted to take.

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January 01, 2007

Registration Starts 10:30 AM
Skier Safety Meeting 11:30 AM
FOOT'N Begins @ 12 NOON

Lake Norman Marina

6965 Hwy 150 East
Sherrills Ford, NC

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