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    Keep me posted on when you're going to be up there. Would be an odd NYSpeed watercraft rendezvous. I'm thinking mid-July for the trip, but not set in stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bracketracer View Post
    Keep me posted on when you're going to be up there. Would be an odd NYSpeed watercraft rendezvous. I'm thinking mid-July for the trip, but not set in stone.
    Mid August here. I'll have a dock but I'm not sure of the depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onyx Z32 View Post
    Mid August here. I'll have a dock but I'm not sure of the depth.
    And who knows, it may be that late for me too. No worries about the dock, I can always stay out on the hook. Still looking for a decent tender though.

    Still, before that, maybe another Lake Ontario GTG. I can throw a slightly larger wake for y'all

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    Put in a whole lot of time with the high speed rotary buffer and some rubbing compound, polishing compound and wax. Brought the gelcoat back to like new.






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    Looks good

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    I've seen quite a few boats out already, as well as one ski. almost that time

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    The Lake Ontario water level is nuts.

    I launched my little boat a few weeks ago so I could check the shoreline and see if we had any impending flooding issues. I figured that it would need to come up about another 18 inches before I really need to worry. The water is up over a foot since then.

    My onshore dock in Sodus Bay is just about under water. I'm going to take a run out to the island tonight make sure that my shed isn't flooded, and adjust my dock lines.
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    I was out Saturday on the upper Niagara and I've never seen so much debris floating down river. It was a constant slalom.

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    And farther below Lake Ontario
    Takes in what Lake Erie can send her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Eyed Devil View Post
    And farther below Lake Ontario
    Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
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    Yeah, my shoreline is littered with debris, there's shit floating all throughout the bay. Going out this weekend to sandbag and start cleaning up.

    On the plus side, I scored 4 6x6x8 PT timbers... so I've got that going for me, which is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superfan99 View Post
    On the plus side, I scored 4 6x6x8 PT timbers...so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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    @superfan99 Curious on your take on the Plan 2014 stuff. I know a lot of waterfront people are blaming it but from what I've seen it only would have been an inch or two difference under the old plan and the biggest contributor is the fact that we had a lot of snow melt and the wettest April since the 50's. As someone who doesn't really trust the government, doubly so when you get a plan that involves the governments of two countries, I was curious if you heard any counter point to the Plan 2014 claims that it isn't their fault?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    @superfan99 Curious on your take on the Plan 2014 stuff. I know a lot of waterfront people are blaming it but from what I've seen it only would have been an inch or two difference under the old plan and the biggest contributor is the fact that we had a lot of snow melt and the wettest April since the 50's. As someone who doesn't really trust the government, doubly so when you get a plan that involves the governments of two countries, I was curious if you heard any counter point to the Plan 2014 claims that it isn't their fault?
    I'm in favor of Plan 2014, but I'm a hippie and purchased a cottage that's about 20 feet above the 100 year flood data. There were other homes available with fewer stairs and closer to the water, but honestly the potential for flooding was a part of our decision. The lake water levels weren't regulated until 1958 when the original plan was enacted and Moses Saunders was built. Water levels went a lot higher and lower before it was regulated. It varies across the Ontario shoreline, but a number of homes being flooded now have flooded in the past (and have flooded since plan 1958 was enacted).

    IIRC the current water levels have been exceeded twice since the 70's, and maybe 4 or 5 times since the original plan went into effect in the 50's. In essence, all of the property currently being affected by the current water levels have been subjected to this before, so imo they've had fair warning. Back in the 70's half the homes on Charles point and Knob Island on Sodus Bay were washed off their foundations by a storm the last time water levels were this high. It's honestly all part of the risk of owning property in that area.

    Based on the available data, it doesn't appear that water levels would have been much different under the previous plan. What I think is being ignored by a lot of people saying that the previous plan would have released water sooner, is that under the previous plan they also would have stopped the outflow sooner because of a requirement to "recapture" outflows.

    Plan 2014 does allow for greater variability in water levels, but it also doesn't have the recapture requirements. Some idiot on the news the other night was talking about how levels were falling in the upper great lakes and thought that meant they should be falling in Ontario, completely ignoring that Ontario is the end of the line and the water from the upper great lakes eventually empties into Ontario. They also have a lot of flooding along the St Lawrence and into Montreal from what I understand, another reason they haven't significantly increased outflows.

    On a personal note, my shoreline is flooded, but the wave action has driven more sediment and gravel onto my shoreline(looks to be between 2-6 inches of new material). When water levels drop, I'm going to have a bigger beach. To that end, plan 2014 is doing exactly what they suggested it would. In other places it's scouring the shoreline, some people will have a positive effects, others will have negatives.

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    ^ Good info.

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    So i was told that the launch at Gallagher beach (Now called Buffalo Harbor state park?) will be going in sometime in early June. I'm Starting to get the itch for hot sunny days out on the lake.

    Anyone start getting ready for the season yet?!? Any new toys?

    I'll probably start getting my ski ready by the end of the month. Have been considering a small boat to pull tubes and wakeboard behind this year also.

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    Going out in about 20 minutes for the 4th time this year with the boat. First trip was really short though because my gimbal bearing was toast.
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    My boat's going in tomorrow I believe (Erie Basin). It has been getting dewinterized at Olson Bros near NFTA. Just moved into a new house so it's kind of been on the back burner. Looking forward to being on the water though!
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    Man, it was perfect out there last night. Had dinner with fam, caught a couple nice bass and just cruised around. Got cold when we went past Strawberry Island and started feeling the air off the lake but the rest of the river was nice.

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    Question for you guys:

    I just renewed the registration for one of my ski's for the first time. They sent me a transferable registration. I don't want to keep the transferable registration on me just in case I lose it, etc. I had been previously given an un-transferable registration the first time around as well as a transferable one.

    Is there a way to get a non-transferable registration to keep on the ski with me, and the transferable one at home?

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    Two sails this week and spent all afternoon on the ski. Great start to the summer

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    I'm finally in as of last Friday. Won't take it out into the lake until this coming Saturday though.


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    I heard Ontario is a shitshow of debris because of the high water?

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    Yeah, I'd like to avoid running into a floating tree, so when I head out, it's going to be slow going. Hopefully by the time we head up to the Trent, things will have cleared up a bit.

    Docking this thing during a hard West wind sucked, since that pole that's dead center in the above pic makes for a great pivot point against my rub strip. With the water level, that's no longer a great plan

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    Tell me those are purple neons on the back of your boat @bracketracer