View Poll Results: What month do you stop boating.

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  • Aug

    1 0.52%
  • Sep

    26 13.54%
  • Oct

    66 34.38%
  • Nov

    27 14.06%
  • Dec

    5 2.60%
  • Jan

    3 1.56%
  • Feb

    1 0.52%
  • Mar

    0 0%
  • Apr - July

    1 0.52%
  • Never boat year round.

    62 32.29%
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    Default When does your boating season end?

    When does your boating season end?

    Just wondering how much longer is your boating season going to last.
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    5am is not too early to go boating
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Around here, we ski and tube as long as we get a warm day (70 or higher) and the water temps are above 60 degrees, sometimes that could be up till almost the middle of Dec.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    My season is typically 3/1 - 12/31. Typically do a January 1-2 day trip to Va. Beach or Nags Head
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    I shut down for May June & July here but when I was younger it was all year round.
    Getting 70F here now so we're looking forward to the next 9 Months.

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Sometimes the cove freezes over, but not so bad I can't break up a channel with a kayak. I've been out a least once a month for the past 3 years.

    My son will wakeboard till November (water temps in the 50's).

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Thanks for the reply everyone.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    It's hard to say since I use different boats for different things, but I said "January" since I don't have any need to be in the boat in February and March, except I like to run it at least every other weekend then for a short run. I'm often using a boat for transportation, not just for a "boat ride."

    Summertime obviously is the busiest.
    Early fall is great cruising because it's not as hot, plus there's some different types of fishing.
    Oct-Dec 31 is striper fishing, which involves a lot of night boating.
    Nov-Jan is duck season, so I'm out in smaller boats, both to hunt and to get to our club.
    Mid-March is when we reopen the club, so I have to be in the boat then, but generally don't get out much until
    April, again for cruising and early season fishing, and ease on into summer.

    Around here, for those who don't hunt or fish in the winter, the season is mid-April to mid-October. I love the fact that we have a long season and generally mild weather through out; any bad spells are short-lived and we get lots of "surprise days" in mid winter.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Someone please explain the Apr-July answer. Your boating season must already be over.
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    Typically when deer hunting seasons starts. Hey WM....
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    I clicked April to July, our season is about to start for me.

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Cool Fed.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    I live in FL on the gulf so for the most part I can boat year round. Rain is more of a concern than temp.

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    when it doesnt run right

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    we get to boat year round here in central Florida. Funny enough is the summer storm season that dictates when we go out... 60% chance of thunderstorms before 2 p.m. says we stay at home!!!


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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Quote Originally Posted by AZBoatDreamer View Post
    Someone please explain the Apr-July answer. Your boating season must already be over.
    Australia is in the southern hemisphere, our summer is their winter. They have Christmas in the summer.



    Down here in 'Bama we boat year 'round. The Blue Catfish start biting good in January and Crappie start in Feb/Mar.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    All year round... coolest month is July, averages about 20C (70F), hottest is January, averages about 30C (90F).

    Best months are Sep/Oct/Nov and Mar/Apr/May.

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Quote Originally Posted by AZBoatDreamer View Post
    When does your boating season end?

    Just wondering how much longer is your boating season going to last.
    Ayuh,... When the trailer no longer breaks up the shell ice on shore, so's I can launch...
    Usually 'bout November, or early December...

    Although, January 6, of 06, it was 60 on the St. Lawrence River, 1000 Islands,...
    That was the Latest I've been able to go boatin'.....

    My boat is at the dock from April/ May to October/ November...
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Year round for us here in So Cal. I average at least one launch a week throughout the year. Granted the admiral is not real fond of being on the lake, all bundled up, when the air temp is 40'ish in January but she humors me and joins me from time to time. But more often than not, the "winter" months I go solo. I don't let the air temp stop me but I do let the rain stop me.


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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Usually the wind and temps bring and end to happy boating in Maine by mid/end of October.

    Right Bondo? You were here awhile.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Where do I vote for this being the most depressing thread on iboats right now?

    My boating season ended last year the weekend before Thanksgiving... I got tired of rewinterizing it every weekend, so I finally gave up and put it in the barn. I've been out in late March before, but most of the time its the 1st or 2nd weekend in April.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    My season usually starts first of may, to get the boat ready for fishing (walleye) opener, and i run hard until october, when the lakes start to freeze.

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    well for me ive never bin on the water a full season but i'll be on the boat till the water get cold or till the weather stops being nice enough to go out. Or if the boat breaks done is the end of my season.

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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    Usually after duck season, end of December, early January. Or when it freezes so bad we can get out anymore.
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    Default Re: When does your boating season end?

    It depends, but like Paultjohnson stated about the time Hunting season starts is when we have to start watching the weather, could be late september or October.
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