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    Posted: February-14-2021 at 6:39pm
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Gary,
How did you get the picture of my neighbors out for a canoe ride? Big smile


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I'm not telling!  I do have a camera back home and have been watching the weather. I am not missing that at all.
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With the exception of any snow (we do get some on occasion) we are in the midst of NC winter right now.  Cold (40s-50s daytime, if that, 20s-30s at night, cold yucky wet and rain nonstop for days)  I am all for winter skiing,  I got out in january for a nice outing on a sunny, calm, 50* (water about 48*) day.  But yesterday, some guy was out surf/foiling. It was cold, gray, windy, rough, totally miserable.  Die hard I guess.  No thanks.
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It's starting to warm up here in the northwoods:






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Makes the case for using the extreme temp antifreeze!
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Or moving. There is a 100 degree difference between there and here. There is a reason Florida is the birthplace of the Nautique and the home of Correct Craft.
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There’s more to life than boating.

My feet and ass crack very much appreciate winters.
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Originally posted by Gary S Gary S wrote:

There is a reason Florida is the birthplace of the Nautique and the home of Correct Craft.

The birthplace of Correct Craft/Pine Castle but certainly NOT boats!

Now, Wisconsin is the birthplace for this:




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An ancient snow mobile?
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Ope, Looks 2, tree times colder than here.
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Originally posted by DVskier DVskier wrote:

An ancient snow mobile?



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I hope all our southern friends got their boat engine drained before the big chill hit.
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Originally posted by SNobsessed SNobsessed wrote:

I hope all our southern friends got their boat engine drained before the big chill hit.

No kidding.  Its so cold up at Pete's, that its actually colder than Houston.
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Originally posted by SNobsessed SNobsessed wrote:

I hope all our southern friends got their boat engine drained before the big chill hit.

 Got a bilge heater going in the 88' and have all winter. No power outages here in Hotlanta even though it was 25'F when I left this morning. Went down yesterday to check on things yesterday and the dock boards were crunching with every step. Surface Ice in the gutters but not solid. Ice pellets on the Scarletts cover from the previous rain  that never got the chance to evaporate before the chill.That Lake effect winter wind blowing down the cove will cut right through you. Brrrrrrrr.....I had to go put on some long pants yesterday.
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Tim,  I feel for ya.  It was -30 here yesterday morning.  So if my math is correct you are 55 degrees warmer!  Get your long johns on or you could near freeze to death down there!Wink
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-30....... Great Googly Moogly That's just too Censored cold. Y'all can keep it! I'ts supposed to be 52'F this weekend and into the 60's by next weekend. Water temps were 50"F last time I checked the pool thermometer attached to the dock. Supposed to be in the 60's next week. I see me dropping a boat and going to check to see what's going on  at the "Ozark' Netflix series movie set. 
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Does Pete even have a snowmobile?
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Yes,yes he does. He likes to keep it original.


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Pretty awesome that kind of ingenuity flourished that long ago.  Do any of these old machines ever show up on the frozen lakes nowadays?
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Originally posted by DVskier DVskier wrote:

Pretty awesome that kind of ingenuity flourished that long ago.  Do any of these old machines ever show up on the frozen lakes nowadays?
David,
It's very rare to see the real old sleds like I linked above. Most were ether scrapped or put in museums. However, this anual event we do get to see some "older" sleds:



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Originally posted by Gary S Gary S wrote:

Yes,yes he does. He likes to keep it original.



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Lately I have been thinking about going modern with something that runs on gas. Feeding all the dogs has become pretty expensive! Big smile


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Pete, the guy in the YouTube video said the sleds are used to get around town 8 months out of the year. Do you run studded snow tires most of the year?
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Originally posted by DVskier DVskier wrote:

Do you run studded snow tires most of the year?

No studs at all. They are not permitted in Wisconsin. 


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My family had a few, back in the day.
The first 2 were early - mid 60s then the green one was early 70s.








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My family had a few, back in the day.
The first 2 were early - mid 60s then the green one was early 70s.





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Originally posted by 75 Tique 75 Tique wrote:

My family had a few, back in the day.
The first 2 were early - mid 60s then the green one was early 70s.

Larry,
You've brought back memories to the by todays standards snowmobiles were very basic and you would even say crude. I had two 60's Motoski's before Bombardier bought them out. The first was a 340cc and then I went with the "fast" one which was a 634cc. I vividly remember how hard those Hirth engines were to start. Today I probably couldn't even pull that 634 over to start it! 

I had a friend who had a Skiroule which ran the JLO engines. It too was a beast to pull start. 

Yes, those were the days when you needed to be a mechanic since you would spent more time with repairs than riding the things! 




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It seems like those old sleds are becoming few and far between.  It used to be pretty common to see them parked in people's yards in rural areas.  I met a friend of Baracuda's a few years ago that had about 10 of them all restored and on display in a room at his house.  Probably a good item to pick up if you find one cheap enough and have the storage space.
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Those are so cool I had to post again. Love those. A snowmobile collection would be awesome
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Those are not actual photos of ours, but closest I could find.  The first one is a "Capri" model MotoSki, whereas the first one we had was a Zepher, the difference being, the zepher was the 3 passenger model, so was a bit longer.  The Capri was the better 2 person model and the Cadet was a very basic 2 person model.  The Skiroule was pretty quick, but a guy we shared the farm fields with (at home) had a skidoo TNT.  That machine was "the bomb" back in the day.  I mentioned at home.  At home, we rode around the farm fields.  "At camp" we rode on unplowed dirt roads, any country road, powerline rights of way, and alongside or on the railroad tracks.  We never rode on the ice.  Despite it being like 22 feet thick, it was a household rule.  Surprisingly, we never did see much traffic on the lake.  Snowmobiling and drinking did not mix but of course people did anyway.  This bridge was near out camp.  One night some guy was driving his sled across it and it got stuck.  He stepped off to see what was the matter....like really....stepped off.....  I dont recall the details, but if I recall correctly, he did not survive.


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