View Full Version : Should I try to get the boat on the water tomorrow????

05-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Tried today, but the weather went south as soon as I got home. Started raining. Boat hasn't been in the water this year yet, unless you count the rain

What does everyone think?

05-14-2012, 07:54 PM
The last two days I've been out its been 75 or less with a good chance of rain. I guess the man upstairs doesn't like the new boat. I say go for it! That's what wetsuits are for! Or maybe Dry Suits where u are

05-14-2012, 08:27 PM
Just do it!!

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05-14-2012, 09:35 PM
this is the same as asking a roofer if you need a new roof- the answer is always yes

05-14-2012, 10:32 PM
Thats Fricking Cold..... Feel sorry for you Dude! Gonna be 84 here Tuesday and water temp is 76 or so...Went Out sunday. I would have a hard time with the high of 20s. Drysuit and heaters work, but thats cold....Good luck

Cigars n scotch
05-14-2012, 10:51 PM
Man I could not live somewhere that has 20 degree temps in May, that is depressing. How long is your boating season? 2 months? It's bad enough here in the northeast trying to squeeze out 4 or 5 months.

Won't you have to rewinterize or is it kept indoors In a heated garage?

Edit: this is what I posted before I looked closely at that screenshot. The temp is in Celsius not Fahrenheit so it's not so bad. Your weather still looks gloomy but....

05-14-2012, 10:58 PM
What do those temps equate to in farhenheit (sp?)? Nevermind, either way Im sure its too cold for us. We found that 60 degree air and about 40 degree water with double wet suits was about our limit.

Cigars n scotch
05-14-2012, 11:02 PM
20 degrees Celsius is 68 degrees Fahrenheit? Is that right?

05-15-2012, 12:40 AM
Thats Fricking Cold..... Feel sorry for you Dude!

Hence the term crazy canucks.

Wet suit is all ready. Going to take a container of hot water along, for before and after. Usually don't get out before June, but it's been warmer than usual this year.

For the record, 21 C = 69.8 F.

05-15-2012, 08:34 AM
Do it or your scared!

We went out on Sunday, wakeborded and surfed, water was 45, air was 75. All I have to wear is a shorty wet suit and forgot my gloves at home. Once you got up it was fine. Once you fall it's cooooold!!!
On the upside she is learning how to come get me pretty quick!

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05-15-2012, 10:54 AM
20c is 69.8F

i would be all over that man LOL. We hit the lake as soon as its 60 and sun. Now im sure your water temp is still PDC. <pretty dam cold> but you can manage that with your suit im sure.


05-15-2012, 12:39 PM
Solidly in the mid 80s here and the water temps have to be around 80 now :-)

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05-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Our water temp is right at 80 in the river, on the lake its 78. Down in your area you've got to be a bit warmer than us.

05-16-2012, 12:48 PM
Good gawd i think i would puke if my water was 80 degrees. Man i love the feeling of diving off the back of the boat and you get a nice shill as you enter the water.

Anything over 75 and i start complaining it to dam warm in the water LOL. Im a real NW water guy i guess LOL.

Even this last week when the water was low 60s and air temp was 75-80 i was more then happy to trunk it. I got my wetsuit for when water temps are in mid to low 50s or colder

05-16-2012, 12:53 PM
I think 85 water 95 air is my ideal temps. Last summer there was a point where water temps were about 90-91 for a couple months., you gotta dive down about 6 feet to get some cool water.