It’s “The Last-sh” Weekend. – The Top Ten Reasons It’s A Good Thing!


The start – Bob Kays Photo – Katzs Marina

Symbolically this weekend marks the end of the summer. It’s the day we also celebrate all the working stiffs with a special end of summer weekend of weenies and beer. There is a sadness in the air, because we know Winter Is Coming.

But if you look at this weekend through positive lenses, and not those steel blue eyes of despair, you will realize that this is the best boating of the year. I will put them in bullet form so you can keep saying them to yourself as you get out there.

1. The weather is better – Less humidity, flat water.

2. Fewer pontoon boats with snotty kids and their Cheeto sticky fingers all over the place.


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3. Less Jet ski’s with teenagers flying around

Michigan is 8 days away

4. Port Huron is coming! The mother of all events this year!

5. Your boat is finally running right. It only took all summer to get her all dialed in.

6. The water is clearer

7. You still have a month or two of boating.

Some folks like it cold!

8.  Slow Boat rides on crisp days

9. Mahogany and changing color leaves are like Bread and Butter. Perfect together.


And last but the top reason!

10. You know in your heart that every ride could be the last of the season, so all the senses are in full force, you appreciate every ripple, every glint, ever rumble. And that is what will carry you through until Lake Dora.

Woohoo! YNOT YACHTS photo


7 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I think that guy in the second photo should consider using a moisturizer skin cream when he is boating.

  2. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Oh Hell no….I have a boatsafe engine compartment heater and a covered slip….I am still GOING BOATING 365!
    Reedville show next weekend!
    John in Va.

  3. Ollon
    Ollon says:

    Yes there will be 2 less kids on Jet Skis in Big Bear this weekend. They already went back to College. Kind of bitter sweet. Will be the first weekend at the cabin as empty-nesters. This was only 7 short years ago.

  4. Ron Y.
    Ron Y. says:

    Labor Day still leaves us with some of the best boating ahead – Here in SoCal We boat most of the year, and Labor Day is marked by days suddenly getting shorter and cooler each week – Then suddenly…Santa Claus is coming …..Still – It’s a little somber to see the harbor grow so quiet after just one weekend ….It all Flies By .

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