Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-17-2011, 04:59 PM
kevkan kevkan is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Boat: Mastercraft 1985 PowerSlot 351 Ford
Location: midwest
Posts: 278
Scary stuff!

‘Brain-eating amoeba’ claims second victim this month

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...161107259.html
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-17-2011, 05:28 PM
squishd squishd is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Boat: 2008 X Star
Location: Midwest
Posts: 63
Looks like i'm going to be surfing with a nose clip now!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-17-2011, 05:50 PM
medicmoose's Avatar
medicmoose medicmoose is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Boat: 2008 Maristar 200
Location: Lake of the Woods
Posts: 723
I probably have less to worry about than most!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-17-2011, 06:25 PM
agarabaghi agarabaghi is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft Prostar 205
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,816
Happens every year here. Sad stuff
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-18-2011, 12:32 PM
bjames's Avatar
bjames bjames is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Boat: 2009 X-Star LY6
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,106
Says it is usualy found in warm fresh water lakes... what is warm? The lake I spend most of my time (Lake Wabamum) hovers between 67-71 F.
__________________
Current: 2009 X-Star, Indmar 6L, 400hp, ZFT3 tower. c/w 1/9 scale R/C PWT X-Star

Owned:
2012 X25
2011 X25
2009 Moomba LSV
2009 Moomba Outback V
2008 Monterey FS180
Pelican 4 set paddle boat
plastic tug boat when I was 4
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-18-2011, 01:01 PM
oldairboater's Avatar
oldairboater oldairboater is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Boat: Mastercraft, Prostar, 1992, 351 Ford
Location: South
Posts: 574
Tragic, but I also know of several people who are immune. Remember reading about that back in the 70's. Always in the back of my mine anytime we went to the lake instead of staying on our river.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-18-2011, 01:13 PM
shepherd's Avatar
shepherd shepherd is offline
MC Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Boat: nothing worth mentioning...
Location: South Coast
Posts: 7,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjames View Post
Says it is usualy found in warm fresh water lakes... what is warm? The lake I spend most of my time (Lake Wabamum) hovers between 67-71 F.
ICBW, but I think I remember reading a few years ago that it was when the water got above 80. Whatever it is, I'd never call 71F warm.
__________________
/ \

Former boats:
2003 Prostar 197 35th Anniversary
1990 Prostar 190
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-18-2011, 01:40 PM
pmkkdx's Avatar
pmkkdx pmkkdx is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2009
Boat: Mastercraft, X2, 2004, Violet (purple) & white ... previous 1983 black/silver stars
Location: Southwest (Central Texas)
Posts: 1,569
LOL ... I agree with shepherd!!! most of our lakes are in the upper 70s to mid 80s now ... feels like bath tub water
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-18-2011, 01:43 PM
vision's Avatar
vision vision is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Boat: 2008 X Star, 2005 X2
Location: Cary NC, Lake Gaston
Posts: 1,071
Our lake was 92 a few weeks ago. Has dropped to mid 80s with recent rains.
__________________
2008 X star, 2005 X2
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-18-2011, 02:23 PM
73blue 73blue is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 2004 X-10
Location: Douglas Lake
Posts: 311
Its also more common in lakes with little water flow. Our water temp is mid-80s but we have a pretty good flow through the dam so its never been an issue. Also we are pretty deep and I believe this is generally an issue in shallower lakes where the bottom gets stirred up.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 AM.