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Old 10-05-2016, 12:49   #16
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Re: Launching in 20 days.....

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Originally Posted by anacapaisland42 View Post
You forgot
"dam, the blackfly are out"

And mosquitos as big as bats!!!


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Old 10-05-2016, 13:39   #17
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Re: Launching in 20 days.....

BUGS
May: black flies
June: biting flies
July: mosquitos
August: mosquitos
September: yellow jackets
October: boat spiders

BIRDS:
May: cute little ducks
June: Canada geese that **** everywhere
July: swans that want to kill you
August: swallows and hatchings and their acidic droppings


WATER:
May: frigid
June: 2 minute exposure
July: warming
August: algae blooms
September: lake turns over, 40 degree drop in 2 hours

WIND:
May: makes tears
June: NE 15-20, 15 degrees cooler than a mile south
July: what wind?
August: T-storms, 1pm
September: perfect
October: boat destruction testing

POPULATION:
May: nobody
June: families
July: Every cruising boat is where you are
August: powerboat madness
September: perfect
October: nobody but madmen
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Old 10-05-2016, 14:05   #18
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Re: Launching in 20 days.....

I'm going in this week end, because the marina doesn't open until May 14th. Funny season on the St Lawrence. The river has been ice free for 5 weeks but the marina is still closed.

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