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    Default How can you stand winter?

    I just bought my first boat in November. It's now wrapped up tight in plastic, waiting out the cold weather. It's driving me absolutely CRAZY not being able to take her out on the water! How do y'all make it through these long winters? Can you post some pictures or something to help us poor souls make it through?

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    Well, I guess I should have looked at the previous post first! Thanks for the pics everyone!

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    Easy... go ice fishing, snowmachining, skiing, snowshoeing, small game hunting, have a snowball fight, build a snow fort for the kids, take all your summer tackle boxes and spread all the contents over the kitchen table and get rid of all the junk and then fix up everything else so it's ready for the coming summer...

    Winter flies by if you take the time to enjoy it.
    Winter is Coming...

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    Adding to all of that which JOAT mentioned, you could also take your boat out (if it's an ocean boat). Plenty of folks went boating out of Whittier in November and December for deer hunts, and the king fishing stays good in Homer all winter long. It's certainly more of a pain in the butt, but it's an option if you've got an ocean setup. As for me, though, I subscribe to JOAT's line of thinking. I don't much think about boating until spring because I'm too busy playing in the snow. Of course, I don't have a new boat wrapped in plastic calling to me every time I see it.

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    Winter time is a great time to build your own rods.

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    I sit out in my boat making vroom vroom noises while I pretend to steer.
    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day,
    Teach a man to fish and he'll also learn to drink, lie, and avoid the honey do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak Bird Brain View Post
    I sit out in my boat making vroom vroom noises while I pretend to steer.
    Your not alone in that endever.

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    I could see being bummed about getting a boat in November, but as far as enjoying winter





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    I'd love to boat all year 'round. But after spending all the money for the boating that I do in the summer, it's maybe a little easier to sit out the winter

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    Yep. I crank up the heater and use it as my man cave with a cold beer and find new fishing spots on the chartplotter.
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    I work overtime to help pay for the fuel. LOL

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    Well, you wanted a picture. Here you go.

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    ... you canít tell stories about the adventures you wished you had done!

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    My boat goes faster on ice and snow then in the water, pic here is near Jim Creek in early Nov just before putting it on trailer, when the ice was still a little thin. Sold the boat just before Christmas, so now I am working on getting one with a enclosed, heated cab..BudIMG_1164.jpgIMG_1159.jpg
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    Work on your boat more in the summer; do major projects that require back-breaking work, bank-breaking money, and only use it during crappy weather. You'll get through the winter just fine.

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