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    First ride of the season- Lake Huron

    Lots of ice still built up on shore!

    Had to get out with sleds being put away

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecarnell View Post
    Lots of ice still built up on shore!

    Had to get out with sleds being put away

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    How bout a dry suit for you kid? That's so fuckin irresponsible I dunno where to begin....

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    First ride of the season- Lake Huron

    We both had our wetsuits on underneath, life jackets, never more than maybe 400 ft from shore, both excellent swimmers, went down along the lake that we know very well towards our house (approx 5 km and turned around). We have both been on the ski for a couple of years and no concern of it tipping or someone falling in.

    Never even got a spec (yes not even a drop or spray) of water on me or him unloading sea doo, riding and loading back in the trailer. It was a calm day (under .1m). Wouldn’t head out otherwise unless I was wanting/expecting to get wet.

    Very easy run - probably never went over 50 km/hr to avoid any splashing at all.

    We have surfed (not that well mind you) in much colder temps before(with hoods and booties though).

    I’d be much much much more concerned running a ski with big waves on Lake Huron in the dead of summer. It can be very dangerous out there.
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    Stupid.

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    Looks like fun. Not sure why the haters have come out to talk shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper9789 View Post
    Looks like fun. Not sure why the haters have come out to talk shit.
    How long you think a 8 year old kid is gonna last in 34F water if he fell in wetsuit or not? I bet the 100 plus pounds of wet jacket and snow pants would help him swim to shore. If a adult wants to ride, so be it. I'm not hating but cmon people basic common sense, especially when it involves a kid. Hypothermia is no joke and wetsuit ain't saving ya.

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    He’s 12 years old, 145 lbs.
    5mm wetsuit.
    We have surfed in very similar conditions nearby (water temps wise) with same suits.

    NO concerns that he couldn’t swim to shore - or pull himself back into the ski if I was unavailable (for whatever reason).

    But if you don’t know me, my son , or the area and conditions, I can understand your concern.

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    I was out yesterday on Lake Michigan. Water was 37 degrees. I have the proper wetsuit boots and hood to withstand those water temps. I have jumped in to test it out. Was even commended by the coast guard a few years ago for having the proper gear when they stopped me to do an inspection. They told me they see lots of people out on the water and not protected from the water temps.


    I agree with what others have said. Wearing those clothes on top of a thinner wet suit is not a good idea. That stuff will be awfully heavy if you go in and it’s soaked. The right gear is so important in cold water conditions. Always dress for the water temp and not the air temp.

    I got absolutely soaked coming the 12 miles back to the ramp after the wind shifted. I wasn’t cold and it kind of felt good believe it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecarnell View Post
    Lots of ice still built up on shore!

    Had to get out with sleds being put away

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    Looks like y’all had a blast! Glad y’all enjoyed the ride, nothing happen and y’all made it back safe & sound. Beautiful pics by the way. Don’t see that where we live

    Billy D

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    Same ice formation from the shore 48 hrs later ..... melting quickly these days.

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