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waterdog

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Water Viscosity Problem
« on: February 09, 2014, 04:53:50 PM »

It's a long weekend here.   We have a new holiday called "Family Day"   We had planned a weekend cruise, but we ended up with a little water viscosity issue.    The top inch and a half seems to be in a non liquid form.     There is no getting the boat out of the slip...   
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Re: Water Viscosity Problem
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 12:00:31 PM »

Interesting problem... and curious at that. :think
I hope that never happens down here... so far our water is still pretty slippery  :razz:

Sorry that it spoiled your day to sail   :abd:
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Re: Water Viscosity Problem
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 12:47:20 PM »

To quote Thumper:  "The water is stiff!"  About 16-20 inches of stiff according to the ice fishermen I have spoken with.
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Re: Water Viscosity Problem
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 10:04:48 AM »

I'm not trying to one up anyone, but, this is what our water (Lake Erie) looks like. The near land, not the forground, is the tip of Presque Isle, about 4 miles, the next is Port Stanley, Ont, 70 miles.  All frozen.
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Re: Water Viscosity Problem
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 01:35:39 PM »

Not sure if this is an omen or not.  The Defender and West Mairine catalogs arrived today.  Up to a foot of snow tonight. :cry4`
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Re: Water Viscosity Problem
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 02:30:29 PM »

The good news is that all the ice cover on the Great Lakes means less evaporation and higher water levels.  All of the snow melt in the northern latitudes should help with that as well. 

I have found that weather tends to balance itself out in pretty short order.  So, I am clinging to the belief that we're just paying our dues for a beautiful spring and an outstanding summer. 
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Re: Water Viscosity Problem
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 02:59:11 PM »

We have signifiant water viscosity problems on Georgian Bay too.  I took a boarding wave in early December and the cockpit still hasn't drained.   :shock:  The high viscosity wasn't all bad though, it's thick enough that none made it down the companionway.   :thumb:

I'm with claygr.  I think we'll have a great summer will good water levels on the great lakes this year.
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