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S.A. May 2006 ride

Poll ended at Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:34 am

Cancel/move the ride to a different location
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Keep the S.A. monthly ride on the St. Johns (other launch)
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Total votes: 15

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Post by basketcase0302 »

Hey ya'll,

As it seems like the "quiet airboat demonstration" may be cancelled/postponed at this point :(

Thought I'd throw this one out for a majority vote.

Should we continue our ride as planned, (other launch nearby)?

Me and Ms Wizard will be there regardless, thought it only fair to everyone else.

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ahh , baskett say it ain't so

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Post by Dakota »

Don't jump the gun just yet. We have 2 weeks from tomorrow. You never know what is going to happen. Be patient and see what happens.

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Why would they cancel it? Where did this info come from?
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Post by big feather »

It absolutely WILL NOT be cancelled .... it may be postponed til we get some rain. We'll all find out in a couple of days.

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Post by Skeeter »

Thers plenty of water at Loughman to still have a good event and monthly run.Just have to run a little grass :roll:

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Post by rick »

Looks like I'm gonna miss this one regardless of where it is.

I didn't realize it till recently, but it clashes with a trip to SW Florida that's been planned for a long time. Gotta get the grandkids hooked on snook fishing.

I'll make sure somebody on the ride has some stickers to pass out.

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Post by Dakota »

Cool cool Rick. Of course you know our fearless leader will be missed that day. :lol:

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Post by basketcase0302 »

Thunder,

The poll was launched by me to for all to decide on whether to keep the ride at Laughman or not.

What's the sense in staying there if there is no water there?

I would really like to see the place as I've never been there, but not if we meet there and then drive to another launch for the monthly run.

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Post by Skeeter »

We could also meet at Jolly Gator and ride north to Lk Monroe and back.That would be a very good ride.Good retaurants at both ends.The Gator is only 6 miles west on 46.

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Post by SwampMatt »

That sounds like a good idea skeeter.

Do we need to be careful around Lemmon Bluff? Rick or Gatorstick said one of the very vocal anti airboaters lives there in one of those houses right on the main channel. I'm sure it's legal to drive by, just thinking courtesy. :) On the other hand.... :twisted:

On the restaurant issue. Of course! :D That sounds great and leaves more time for riding. One thing though... it happens at Loughman, and it happened at Lake Cypress... when a big crowd hits, it's understandable that service speed will suffer. If we're going to hit one or both of them, can we call ahead with 30 minutes warning and place an order for 50 burgers or whatever?

Someone who lives nearby can maybe go by, set up a 3 choice menu and we can all decide during a beer stop before we get there. Something to consider anyway.

Dang. The club that Rick concieved and founded is FINALLY making a group ride in HIS OWN STOMPING GROUNDS.... and he ain't going to be there for it. :(

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Post by Ms. Wizard »

I have been diligently doing a booty shakin' rain dance, the neighbors are talking. The poll was started to set up plan B just in case there isn't any water to run in that weekend. We still plan on being there regardless. I don't see low water impacting the competition. I hope that we would make changes to accommodate all the SA family planning on riding that weekend. Reading some of the posts reagarding all the dry ground tends to turn some of the family away.....of course just my 2 pennies as usual.
Skeeter, that is just what we need, some feedback from you guys in that area. Thanks. We don't care what everyone decides we would just like to know so we can arrange for a place to park our shoes. Oh, wait...I don't wear shoes....my husband's shoes.


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Post by Skeeter »

I havent heard of any problems in that area Mood.And Im sure I could work something out with the restaurants on a menu and calling them before we get there.As far as riding, you guys can plan on staying where ever you planed on and we can put in at the Gator and run north.

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Post by basketcase0302 »

Skeeter,

Thank you :lol: That's all I thought we needed was a "back-up' plan :idea:

"raindancin" as hard as I can :sad11: Just don't seem to be workin, (maybe I need to put my clothes back on so I don't scare the gods away) :angel9:

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Post by UncleBubba »

How for is the gator from loughmans.I still plan on stain at loughmans. No matter what happins.

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Post by Skeeter »

Probably around 6 miles west right on 46 and St Johns river.

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Post by SwampMatt »

Here is a map I made about a year ago for a fishin' buddy of mine. It shows the area... mostly.

The Lolly Gator Fish Camp is located just off the top edge of this map, at the north end of Puzzle Lake where Hwy 46 crosses the river.

I suppose most will be coming to Loughman's from I-95, and if you keep on going down the road, 5 minutes after the turnoff for Loughman's is the big bridge over the river. It has a County Park with fantastic ramps, and the little Jolly Gator bar/restaurant.

To the north of that ramp, is Lake Harney. This is a large lake, and also the southernmost point of the official coast guard numbered nav markers. Downstream (north) of Lake Harney, the St. Johns is more of a "real" river. Nice channel, maintained by the Army Corps-o-Engineers. Should be some nice riding. I don't think there is much skinny water riding, or trail riding. We may have to deal with some bass boats and such, but the barges pushed by the Tugboat don't go any further than lake Monroe. (Sanford/Debary)

And yes.... this is just a backup plan.

The guage is still falling, but the rate is slowing down. It was dropping a half inch per day a month or two ago. Now it's just dropping 1/16 or less per day.

Bubba - Do you have a room reserved at Loughman Lodge? It's not a big place. (I know you've been there before) The "motel" is a tiny building not much bigger than a two car garage and has only 4 rooms I think. And I believe there is another structure with another room or two. Are they allowing camping or RV parking there?

Don't stop the rain dance Jeff! And you're right Bubba - Wash the car & it'll rain.

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Post by UncleBubba »

Matt, I got a room for Fri.and Sat. nights at loughmans. I'm going to stay no matter what is going on. I need the a getaway. Besides the wife and I already took some time off w@#k. I know Rick dont like dirty words on the site. :D

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Post by Dakota »

I guess we are going to try and ride down here somewhere on that Sunday of anyone wants to come. Keep that rain dance going though. Hopefully it rains before then.

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Post by bravo1218 »

I washed my truck 3 times today hopeing it helps. It's the least I could do.
I got a room a loughmans also for Fri and Sat night. Would love to go for a ride Fri afternoon/evening with someone who knows they're way around. I will probably have space on my boat for others, I think I am going to be ther by myself. I hope the plans don't change but if they are going to change it would be nice to find out before Fri. so I can cancel the room if necessary.
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Post by Ms. Wizard »

If we move to plan B, how will that affect those of us who have rooms at Loughman? Would it affect us at all? Worst case scenario we have to drive somewhere to meet everyone? How far would it be? Can someone from the area post other accommodations we could stay. There is a cancellation fee at Loughman so I would like to know in advance. Thanks


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Post by Skeeter »

Those staying at Loughman would be fine Jolly Gator is a 5 minute drive west on 46.Actually anyone staying for Quiet Airboat deal would be fine.

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Skeeter - it's about 5 minutes from where the pavement starts on Hatbill Road. At times, that dirt road section can get really bad washboard on it. Depending on your suspension, it can take 10 minutes to crawl up that dirt road. Plus the 5 minutes you mention.

But your point stands just fine.... IT'S CLOSE. Very close. No red lights, one stop sign. Take you longer to get the boat launched & park the trailer than to drive there.

But living in that neighborhood you do.... You've got that washboard issue beat! Dang. When we visited you to see if that trailer would work for our boat, we were in Laura's Nissan 300 Z (from the 80's) which is definitely meant for pavement! It took us about 10 minutes to get to the lodge after that pavement ended at 5 mph. And about 15 minutes to get down your street! I'll bet there's NO ONE in your neighborhood who owns a 25 year old sports car!!!

Jeff & Bubba - I've seen your boats and trailers. You'll have no problem. Tim, I've seen your boat, but not your trailer. You'll probably have no problem either. Heh... Ours, on the other hand.... The dang trailer already broke in half once. And our boat don't like washboard roads either. The moodmobile only goes to Loughman when it's wet enough to get there by water. ;)

BTW, Congrats you guys on getting them rooms. Early bird got that worm! It'll be a Rockin' Southern Airboat night at Loughman for sure!

matt.

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Post by basketcase0302 »

Hey ya'll,

We're there! Just needed the reassurance that we could still ride close by :wink:

Skeeter and Mood thanks for the 'intell" on Loughmans :headbang:

Sure hope the quiet airboat demonstration can go down :toothy2:

Prayin' for rain!

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Post by UncleBubba »

I got my rooms for 2 nights. I'll find something to do. Even ifin it ain't right
No Jeff I ain'/t gonna name it after you :shock: :shock:

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