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I need some information and I'm betting the folks here have got it.

Where are the crowds on your favorite lakes, the places where hordes of boats pull up or raft up? Just weekends or all week?

For example, I know about Silver Glen Run on Lake George, I'm trying to localize other similar places, and since ya'll learned it while sliding around hopefully it's not too far off-topic...

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Welcome to SA jefffive!

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kwanjangnihm wrote:Welcome to SA jefffive!

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Thanks! Just Jeff is fine, I was just the fifth Jeff to register on eBay so I've been using it ever since.

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Welcome aboard Jeff, where are you located?
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I'm in Tennessee, but expect to be in Florida with an RV and an ice cream boat next spring.

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Ok so I have to ask are you familiar with airboats ? is your Ice Cream boat an airboat ? reason to ask these questions is because I don’t see you being able to get to where many airboat hangouts are by a regular boat. Now a beer boat they may find you......

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Well

If you are in Florida in February... the Kissimmee Freedom ride is hard to beat... hundreds of boats... Google Freedome Ride and KIssimmee
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Hambone79 wrote:Ok so I have to ask are you familiar with airboats ? is your Ice Cream boat an airboat ? reason to ask these questions is because I don’t see you being able to get to where many airboat hangouts are by a regular boat. Now a beer boat they may find you......
I won't be on an airboat in Florida, but may put one on a canoeing river up here (torn between an airboat and a hovercraft). I just figured the places ya'll most hate to be would be where all those with propellers in the water gather up. :x

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AirHog wrote:Well

If you are in Florida in February... the Kissimmee Freedom ride is hard to beat... hundreds of boats... Google Freedome Ride and KIssimmee
Special events like that, and boat races, are very lucrative but what I'll be looking for are places where a boat (or boats) could run on a continuing basis. In the four years I ran a boat on Kentucky and Pickwick Lakes I rarely went two days without somebody asking if I sold franchises. Too much paperwork and not enough flexibility for that but for a modest fee I would cheerfully teach somebody everything I learned in those four years so they didn't have to learn it the way I did, the hard way, and help them tailor their operation to best suit the area, and they can expand at will.

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Hambone79 wrote:Ok so I have to ask are you familiar with airboats ? is your Ice Cream boat an airboat ? reason to ask these questions is because I don’t see you being able to get to where many airboat hangouts are by a regular boat. Now a beer boat they may find you......
Oh, and a beer boat isn't nearly as profitable, beer's heavy and folks can carry their own. Ice cream, on the other hand, is light and can stand a hell of a markup :wink:

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If you have a regular boat New Smyrna, Sunken, Hidden, The sand bar, island just inside the inlet. Crab island by Destin, The Islamorada sand bar, some lesser areas inside the of port Canaveral on the intercostal side and by Titusville perish park.

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terrible ted wrote:If you have a regular boat New Smyrna, Sunken, Hidden, The sand bar, island just inside the inlet. Crab island by Destin, The Islamorada sand bar, some lesser areas inside the of port Canaveral on the intercostal side and by Titusville perish park.
Most places a pontoon works best, a sawed-off 16' for boat races and the like with a short 8' third log in the middle to carry two freezers. If pulling up on sandbars and beaches is normal a longer boat to keep the outboard further out is better. I'm leaning towards a purpose-built hovercraft for the canoeing river I'm working on getting on, it won't have to move around during the day since all the traffic is one-way :D

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I don't think hovercraft and "freezers" go together.
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Junker wrote:I don't think hovercraft and "freezers" go together.
Not "yet" :lol:

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The Ponce Inlet New Smyrna area is already too top-heavy as it is there are three of those guys running around in the summer.....

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Don't waist your money on a hover craft they are pretty much worthless compared to an Airboat, you can go a lot more places and have a lot more fun with and Airboat
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How many leaf blowers will it take to push an Ice Cream freezer?

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