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Old 07-12-2005, 02:21 PM
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Hi fellow members

I just read through the hull truth forum guidelines and per the advice I am making a ‘introduction’ post.

I’m a cheese head (Wisconsin native – and yes, we consider it a complement to be called that) and pleasure cruiser.

Wife and I are in the upper 30’s with three kids, 9,4, and 1 years old.

I work for an electrical component manufacturer, one of the big ones and we own a small business.

We boat inland Wisconsin on the Fox and Wolf river chain of lakes. It’s a very enjoyable area.

With Lake Winnebago being the largest lake on the chain of lakes we can go through Oshkosh then Lake Butte des Morts then its navigable for about another 30 plus miles one way up the wolf river and about 15 miles another up the fox river. At various points you cross over lakes like Lake Winneconne, Lake Poygan and Partridge Lake. Along this path are various restaurants, campgrounds, fishing hotspots, marinas, sandy coves and parks.

We pass under roads and bridges. With our boat when I put the antenna down I can pass under them all but one railroad bridge.

At the north end of Lake Winnebasgo are locks that are currently not in use although we hear they may reopen in a few years pending a major updating project. One interesting thing about this area is non-locals often complain that the buoys are on the wrong side. At this point the river flows north. Using the marine standard Red Right Return meaning the red buoys should be on your right side when you are returning from the sea, when you are going up this river you are going out to see so the buoys are correctly placed with the red buoys on your left side as you travel north.

This looks like a very nice and helpful forum.

For the two or three of you that stuck with me and are still reading this, are there any fellow Cheese heads amongst us?
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fingers too quick for my own good...... sorry
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Welcome to the board, and we’ll try to not hold it against you for being from “up there”.

My Admiral (L J) is originally from Middleton, outside of Madison. She migrated to south Florida where she met me and fell head over heels. (well fell anyway) I helped her up and introduced myself and it was downhill from there. (for her anyway) We still go back to WI when she whines enough but it has to be summer or I won’t go………. I have spent a little time on the Fox chain west of Waukegan and it is a lovely piece of water.
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[QUOTE]Bailey Boat - 7/12/2005 2:45 PM

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Cheeeesssse Wiz.......that was a long intro!!!

Better hang on tight!!! Small Craft warnings are common here!!!


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Welcome Presentation!

I qualify as a former "Cheesehead"! I was born near Westport, WI, and graduated from Sun Prairie HS in 1962. In 1964 I moved to the Detroit, MI area where I spent nearly 35 years working for a Wisconsin company (Johnson Controls). I retired about 6 years ago to East Tennessee, and love it! I now have a timberframe home on the Tennessee River, and boating couldn't be better!

My Wisconsin boating was limited to the Wisconsin River, along with lakes Mendota and Monona (around Madison). I do miss the cheese!

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Welcome to THT Doug. Great intro. Lots of good advice here and many more questions. With your electrical background, you can probably help some of the members in the future. Enjoy the board.

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Old 07-13-2005, 09:27 AM
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Welcome...........

OK let's get it over with............does your Searay have a "cored" hull???
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Hey Cheesy!~! Welcome aboard!!!

Have to "warn you" that this is one INTENSE group of fisherdudes! Ha!

BTW - since you don't MIND being called a cheesehead - can we make up "cheese" names for you...?

It's a long story....
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:36 PM
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Wow, a very nice welcome. Thank you all very much.

nj ron - 7/13/2005 8:31 AM
…….With your electrical background, you can probably help some of the members in the future…..
I have already done this and hope to again as appropriate. I just need to make sure that here, away from work I don’t come off biased towards a specific brand. My work experience as it relates to the marine side of things is more related to ship building like Marinette Marine or Bay Ship and some custom cruisers like Burger.

evernic - 7/13/2005 9:27 AM
....does your Searay have a "cored" hull???
As far as I know, no, this is not in my boat. I have looked and done repair work but have seen none. I am no expert in this field but thought Sea Ray's serious problems with the use of balsa core in the bottom of their boats were 40 to 55 feet built from 1995 to 2002. I am below this with my small 240 Sundancer.

farmerjane - 7/13/2005 9:29 AM
….since you don't MIND being called a cheesehead - can we make up "cheese" names for you...?
No problem. Its all good.
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Bro-in-law used to work for Appelton Paper Co. He said that facility was amazing.

I pull for Green Bay. Does that count?

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Welcome Aboard Cheesehead !!!
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Hi Doug;

Welcome aboard - after years of reading I finally joined up on THT with a wheel yesterday. This is the best forum you will find.....

I'm originally from Neenah, WI right by you - (Mom is still there) - and went to U of Wisconsin - Madtown for many years getting a masters. Then moved to sunny So Cal to do rocket science and have been here ever since. Killed the walleye on Winnebago during my annual mecca back there a month ago...........late May/early June (prime time).

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Doug becareful don't even think you want these guys to work on a nick name for you. The last guy that had a problem with a nick name, well, we have seen hide nor hair of him since.

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Welcome Aboard! This is a great place to hang out.

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Welcome aboard fellow cheesehead!!

Not to far from you......if you ever decide to trailer your boat to the "big" lake come up an see us!(Door County)

I used to know a guy named Ryan that used to work at Performance on the river there and quit to go and work for Pioneer. He ran the yard there I believe. Wonder if he's still there?

Anyway's......welcome to the THT!!

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twentynine - 7/14/2005 6:30 PM

Doug becareful don't even think you want these guys to work on a nick name for you. The last guy that had a problem with a nick name, well, we have seen hide nor hair of him since.

Welcome to the forum.
....So, whataya sayin' twentynine..? You don't think our nicknames are "worthy"? Remember - if we ain't givin' ya a hard time then ya ain't liked. We LOVED Cheesewithout!!

Don't let him scare you off Cheesy - we like ya already!~
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Welcome, I'm originally from Balsam Lake, WI. Moved To Ft. Walton Beach two years ago. (wife is in the air force).
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Hey Doug!

Welcome to the board! I'm from Eau Claire and split time between Lakes Michigan and Superior.

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