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Ice is out! Almost boating time #7820328 04/26/20 11:45 PM
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Ice went out on the 24th. A month or so ago my guess was the 28th. The 24th is 16 days earlier than last year.

With the ice gone i figured might as well get the dock out as it was a sunny warm day with no wind on Saturday. However floating the dock out of the sheltered bay where it spends the winter was chilly as water temp was 2C (36F) and is armpit deep in some places. Total float distance is about 3/8 of a mile.

Hoisting the ramp into place. This pic is from last year as i forgot to take a pic of this step this year. Process was exactly the same this year:

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Floating the main section around. Had a couple of hitch hikers along for the ride:

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Hinges are pinned at this stage but still need to attach the 4 anchors. This is why the boards are removed in corners:

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All done. By the time i had the anchors tied, access ports screwed down and the swim ladder lagged down the couple inches of snow from the night before was melted off:

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Last edited by Hirogen; 04/27/20 12:18 AM.

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Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: Hirogen] #7820334 04/26/20 11:50 PM
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I started the morning with 67 degree water temp on main lake and thought that might be a tad to cool to do what I wanted. roflmao Pics like that make me thankful for 67 degree water.

Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: Hirogen] #7820335 04/26/20 11:50 PM
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Beautiful place!


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Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: Hirogen] #7820367 04/27/20 12:12 AM
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Looks like a great place to live, in the warmer months.



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Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: Hirogen] #7820402 04/27/20 12:39 AM
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Those pics make me miss northern Minnesota, love it up there in the summertime up

Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: Hirogen] #7820417 04/27/20 12:55 AM
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When we fish Canada we try to get in as soon as the ice melts.


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Beautiful place!


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Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: TEXASLEFTY] #7820470 04/27/20 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael W.
Looks like a great place to live, in the warmer months.


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That's a pretty place. Dogs seem to be enjoying the float trip

Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: Hirogen] #7820870 04/27/20 02:25 PM
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Beautiful place!

We did a 22 mile (round trip) run up-lake yesterday because the air was 83F but the water is still a chilly 72F. We are fortunate to boat year-round because we get a handful of warm days per month, even in December through February.


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Re: Ice is out! Almost boating time [Re: leswad] #7820896 04/27/20 02:44 PM
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A camper project for you. This was on the homemade tool website

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Nice. That would be great as a mobile ice fishing camp. Wouldn't be too fast but would sure be comfortable.


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Thanks for posting, hope the family has kicked Corona


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