CarnacThis weekend while I was searching for the new Woodyboatermobile, we got some reports in from around the globe. Looks like our pals in Michigan and the west coast are going boating regardless of the polor vortex. Here in DC it dropped temperature fast as it dropped about 8 inches of snow on us. So today, I thought it would be fun to share all the joy of winter in your home town.

This one from Dick Dow on the west coast. ust whetting the cruiser appetite for a minute or two – yesterday was first time out of the water in about four years – time for some basic maintenance, a larger swim step and mahogany transom…   Not as bad as your weather, but still pretty cold for boatwork!

This one from Dick Dow on the west coast. ust whetting the cruiser appetite for a minute or two – yesterday was first time out of the water in about four years – time for some basic maintenance, a larger swim step and mahogany transom…
Not as bad as your weather, but still pretty cold for boatwork!

 

Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently participated in the 2014 Roanoke Boat Show. Standing behind a restored 14 foot Penn Yan Outboard boat are chapter members (from L-R) Chuck Breen, Bill Goold, Roger Smith, Sybil Smith and Bill Garrecht.    Photo Credit: Nadine Breen

Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently participated in the 2014 Roanoke Boat Show. Standing behind a restored 14 foot Penn Yan Outboard boat are chapter members (from L-R) Chuck Breen, Bill Goold, Roger Smith, Sybil Smith and Bill Garrecht. Photo Credit: Nadine Breen

An intrepid group of woody boosters from the So Cal ACBS club braved temperatures of sixty degrees above zero, and water actually falling from the sky, for a static display at the Dana Point Festival of Whales in Southern California this weekend. We displayed our boats on the grass along the harbor walkway, and enjoyed lots of attention from casual passers by and visitors to the Festival.  Even though some festival events were canceled due to the rain, boats are meant to get wet, so our club members braved the elements and had a great time talking to the public about our classics. With Sunday promising less rain, we donned our windbreakers and prepared to enjoy another fun day of talking about classic boats! -Maggi & Rob Cassell.

An intrepid group of woody boosters from the So Cal ACBS club braved temperatures of sixty degrees above zero, and water actually falling from the sky, for a static display at the Dana Point Festival of Whales in Southern California this weekend. We displayed our boats on the grass along the harbor walkway, and enjoyed lots of attention from casual passers by and visitors to the Festival. Even though some festival events were canceled due to the rain, boats are meant to get wet, so our club members braved the elements and had a great time talking to the public about our classics. With Sunday promising less rain, we donned our windbreakers and prepared to enjoy another fun day of talking about classic boats!
-Maggi & Rob Cassell.

 

 the Grand Rapids Boat Show held last week. We had a mix of launches, steamers and a couple of FiberClassics.  But with the bad weather that we had all winter, it's amazing we got any boats out of the storage buildings this year, and to the show.

And from Dennis Mykols up in Michigan, the Grand Rapids Boat Show held last week. “We had a mix of launches, steamers and a couple of FiberClassics. But with the bad weather that we had all winter, it’s amazing we got any boats out of the storage buildings this year, and to the show.”

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47 Responses to “How Cold Is It? It’s So Cold That…….”
  1. Cliff

    It’s 5 degrees. We are strong people in the Midwest especially in Cleveland Ohio. We know how to deal with this kind of weather and temperatures we defy it and laugh in its face. My neighbors had a party last night to deal with the temperatures.

  2. matt

    So here is the confusing part for me. How does one broach subject of taking this photo. No Darla, here is what I need, can you and some friends get in your bikinis. Yes I know its 10 degrees outside, its OK really. Now, here is the thing, I need this photo to be taken out in the middle of the road, in the slush.. It will be Sexy.. really.. And then posted on a web site looked at by 50 year old men.. Hows that? Darla?

    • Troy

      Looks more like a Tequila night to me.

      Probably went more like “Cliff, Cliff come take our picture! We just got out of the Hot Tub did another shot, now we need to mess with the people driving by. Darn no one is driving in this crap. Take our picture anyway!”

    • Rob Bergevin

      I’m 60 and I’m lookin’…..is the boat in the parking lot behind those people on the road?

  3. Troy

    19 days till I land in Central Florida!

    Getting ready. I’ll bring the Bourbon.

    • Tom

      17 days until we land in FL. Troy I did the same last night in -18C but barefoot. Nothing like BBQing in the winter. Looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday on the cruise.

      • Troy

        I will be staying in Palatka Monday night if anyone wants to meet up for dinner.

  4. m-fine

    It is starting to get hard for the pets to even go outside for a bathroom break.

    • Alex

      Jim, our whole area looks like that. As my friend Jeff Martines says, can’t wait for it all to melt into the Great Lakes. My whole family’s been echoing that sentiment all winter.

  5. Mike Green

    We had -21 degrees on Friday -18 yesterday morning and a bit of a heat wave today in Traverse City it was 5 degrees this morning.

  6. Kentucky Wonder

    This is the kind of winter we get in Kentucky. Not often deep snow, but more like freezing rain. Bad for the trees, and makes the roads difficult to drive.

  7. Sean

    Yes, weather has been a common theme of discussion in many places this winter….

  8. floyd r turbo

    After having my gatorade freeze in the container while running trails all winter in sub freezing weather, it was a relief to finally have a 70+ day on Lake Lanier for our 9 mile Sunday morning trail run.
    I would have pulled my boat out and gone for a cruise for sure had it been ready. Next day, there’s an overnight freeze warning but not the ice box most of you are in. Thank goodness, a running friend from Boston recommended I put vodka in my gatorade to keep it from freezing on those days.

    • Alex

      Woah. You’re a runner? And a trail one at that? And a dedicated one? How did I miss the memo.

      You’ll be at Dora right? I’m running the Croom Fools 16 mile trail race early Saturday a.m. in the Withlacoochee State Forest. (It’s in Brooksville, one hour from Tavares.) You should do it! Then hit the Show with a great runner’s / beer buzz that afternoon.

      Let me know.

  9. Roger Martin

    Life on the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa is Still frozen over. Thing Spring!!

  10. John Baas

    In Wisconsin it’s colder than a well digger’s auger. But at least it’s windy!

  11. mark

    Lake of the Ozarks Missouri. The water hole at the end of the cove.

  12. Grant Stanfield

    Up here in Green Lake, WI the very hardiest wooden-boat enthusiasts harness the power of the wind and make the most of the ‘hard-water’ season!

    The Green Lake Ice Yacht Club races whenever they can on Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake (239′) all winter…now Optimist-rigged kiddie-iceboat building seminars are put on regularly to bring up the next generation, too. Many DN-class ice boats join with some giant stern-steer classics in the area, too. Looks like fun…if I could only find those electric knickers!

    Take a minute to gaze at the astonishing classic gaff-rigged “Jack Frost”, here being prepared to host a cameraman from Fox 11 News for a speedy, slippery thrill ride!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=396361027122512&set=vb.122848221107705&type=3&theater

    You know… “Air, Ice, Wood- Life is really quite simple.”

    (BTW I loved the surprise WoodyBoater centerfold ad in my latest issue of the Brass Bell…thanks for supporting the CCABC, Matt!) 🙂

  13. Chad

    The ferries in Quebec are still crossing. If it weren’t for the changing current direction and the ferry traffic, it would be frozen over. Kinda cool to watch the spinning ice flows.

    • Mike W

      It’s time to come home Chad. You are starting to get a French accent.

  14. Jeff Peek

    Yes, it’s been a little tough in northern Michigan this year. The other day we woke to -19F in Traverse City (home of Hagerty Marine) and my wife said, “Do you know if the temperature miraculously jumped 50 degrees it would still be below freezing?” Now that’s COLD!

  15. Geoff Tyler

    Down under here in Queensland Australia, where it NEVER snows I’m thinking that too much exposure to that white cold stuff tends to twist the brain cells somewhat???? Chicky babes in bikinis, sitting around in yer Hawaiian shirt N’ Shorts. I gotta say, ya’ll are lookin forward to summer, here we just have to look forward to tomorrow….. same thing ! Beautiful one day, perrrrfect the next. So come down some time (& bring them there Babes too) & enjoy ! From the Tweed through to Townsville, we’ll slot you into a Hacker or a Chris Craft & take you for a ride.

  16. Alex

    When I took today’s header photo (yesterday am, in a Petoskey, Michigan valley, btw), it was -30 below on my car display.

    So cold, it actually was beautiful. Maybe our trouble is it just hasn’t been cold enough long enough. Er, scratch that.

  17. Bob B.

    I can’t believe no one has noted that in Cliff’s photo, first in these comments, that it is Betty White in that “Hot in Cleveland” picture.

    • Bill Hammond

      Bob,
      Want to borrow my glasses? Or maybe you’ve outside in the cold for too long and your chattering teeth prevent you from seeing clearly! No Betty among those Babes!