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  1. #11
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    My wife conned me into moving to Tx saying we would be on the boat more. So far, weve been out three times. April, weather sucked as did my wifes schedule.

    I got the boat out for its maiden voyage in late May, and weve had it out twice in June. We avoid holiday weekends.

    Where we used to live, by this time wed of been camping 3 times with the boat, and had at least 4 half day trips. July and August would be a minimum of 2 half day trips a week any week we werent camping which was typically every other week. My wife would take the summers off, and I planned my shifts for weekends and took Mon-thurs off from June until Sept.

    So, I feel your pain. We thought we were avoiding the draught out west with our move, but we just traded one for another, with ramp closures, etc. We hope to get out more, but its getting a little more difficult to launch as days go by without rain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zog View Post
    We have also had an excruciatingly slow start. May had a lot of cold/wet weekends. June we had a lot of weekend commitments and then we wound up with Covid. We took out the boat for the first time Saturday. The lake we generally like to visit locally (because it is closest and big) has been very low, with ramps closed last year in early July. People were launching "at your risk" for the past couple of months, but my appetite for risk is lower than others, which prevented us from making the half day visits that were usually our staple. On Saturday we went to our second choice lake but got out late and when we got there we were told all the marinas were at capacity and no more boats were allowed, so we took on our third choice, meaning we drove 2 hours before we could launch the boat. We were headed to make the risky launch at my preferred lake, but a call to neighbors who had launched there prevented us from going when they told us two other neighbors had "knocked the fins off the bottom of their boats."

    We really need more water...

    Fortunately, Lake Powell is in two weeks and I will have a week of uninterrupted boating!
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    RD and Zog, I feel for ya... sucks to say the least....
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    Well folks...5+ inches of rain and counting over a 24hr period in Ohio.
    Docks will be closed this weekend at my 2 local spots.

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    David I would say if we weren't going into a recession maybe its time for a different job or career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bret Cole View Post
    David I would say if we weren't going into a recession maybe its time for a different job or career?
    job has traditionally allowed for a lot of boat time until my son started school. not during the school year we are limited to only weekends and I only get half the summer off and it was full of unusual circumstances. We will get some time in in august and we have a house boat for labor day
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    Im about ready to go Homer Simpson on my son lol





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    I feel ya there! My youngest son is having some issuesn we were gonna go out yesterday bit his attitude has soured my wife to the point she didnt even wanna go at all. I am doing contract teavel nursing so my entire schedule is awful. Missed most of the weekends this summer due to work, cant get out, multiple prop strikes etc. Been rough but at least I made it out more than once. Hope it gets better for you here soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxmark4 View Post
    I feel ya there! My youngest son is having some issuesn we were gonna go out yesterday bit his attitude has soured my wife to the point she didnt even wanna go at all. I am doing contract teavel nursing so my entire schedule is awful. Missed most of the weekends this summer due to work, cant get out, multiple prop strikes etc. Been rough but at least I made it out more than once. Hope it gets better for you here soon!
    We officially may it out last Friday for day two. Just the wife and the kids. Didn't do any riding as we really need an extra adult to help control children while one of us drives but it was nice to get out on the water and cruise. We went to the beach by the dam and swam for a couple hours and let the kids played. Wasn't the best day on the water but it sure felt good to get some sun shine and wind in my hair.
    David

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    The lousy boating summer just gets worse... Houseboat was pulled from the lake 6 weeks ago to fix a leak in the gimbal seal. We were promised it would be looked at that week and should be back on the water a week later. Two weeks later, they finally looked at it and told us what it would need to get fixed, which was many more parts. Two weeks after that, we were told the parts would take another week and the thruster also needed replacing and it was 3 weeks out, but the thruster could be replaced on the water. At the start of this week, we were told the boat would be done and launched on Friday ahead of our Saturday visit to Lake Powell. Today, they told us that the boat didn't launch because the outdrive was in worse shape than expected.

    So much for my week of boating

    We have found an Airbnb off the water at the other end of the lake though, so instead of 7 days, we will take 5. Unfortunately, I have to pay for it, plus we are out our annual maintenance on the houseboat and will also have to pay our share of what I was told today would likely be a $10,000 repair bill. Love my Moomba. Sometimes I really hate house boating.


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    Oh man that absolutely suck!!!! Sorry to hear but hopefully you can enjoy a few days on the lake. Hope they get the houseboat back in the water soon.
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