Lets see where you boat.

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by searay sport, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. searay sport

    searay sport New Member

    276
    Feb 21, 2007
    Ozark Missouri
    I was just wanting to see some of the lakes, or waters you guys and gals boat on. I have never boated anywhere but on table rock and bull shoals. I will get some better pics the next time we are out. Also was wondering what the average depth was where you boat.
     
  2. Dave M.

    Dave M. New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    874
    Oct 9, 2006
    Hermiston, OR
    270 DA
    7.4L, Bravo II
    I boat on the Columbia River, usually just above McNary dam. Normal water depth is 40 to 80 feet. There are a few sandy beaches, and they can be difficult with the 270DA. Its pretty common for the beach to drop quickly to 30-40 feet. There are some shallow areas, but often they are too shallow for the 270. So normally I either put the bow gently in the sand of the beach, and carry and anchor up on the beach and set it, or I drop one anchor off the stern in 40 feet of water, and have the other anchor on the beach, normally out of the water.

    I don't have any pictures ready to post, I am slow at being able to post them. But there are six pictures I took when in Victoria, BC, two summers ago. They are on this thread.
     
  3. out-n-aboat

    out-n-aboat New Member

    378
    Nov 18, 2006
    weymouth massachusetts
    1999 29 Sun Sport
    7.4 MPI Bravo 3
    I boat out of Weymouth Massachusetts which is a short ride to Boston Harbor. I can go north or south from here. Cape Cod is reachable 2 hours south. Salem is one hour north. Lots of cool places in between. I mostly am on the hook around all the islands you see in the google earth picture.
     
  4. shoelessben

    shoelessben New Member

    98
    Jan 5, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    260 Sundancer 2003
    350 Mag with Bravo III Drives
    We boat in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Average Water Depth 20'-50
    Lots of Rivers that feed into the bay, so there are endless area's to explore
     

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  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Why is this in the Holding Tank area :huh:
     
  6. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    That is where it was started. This is not the holding tank like you are thinking about on SRO. This is more or less for postings that either do not fit any where else or are non-boating related. Don't go blaming me on this one Chuck :thumbsup:

    Wesley
     
  7. Alex D

    Alex D New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    22,000 acre lake, over 500 mls.of shoreline, sparsely developed with a state park in the middle, very deep all around with not too many shoals

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  8. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
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    Wesley I would never do. :lol: :smt043 :lol:
     
  9. searay sport

    searay sport New Member

    276
    Feb 21, 2007
    Ozark Missouri
    Where else would it go? I figured this would be the spot No one would ask why it was here.
     
  10. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
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    My thought would be
    Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising
    General Sea Ray discussion. Chat with fellow Sea Ray owners about cruising destinations and more
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  11. BrentJones

    BrentJones Member

    405
    Oct 4, 2006
    Fenton/Lake Ozark, MO
    2005 240 Sundeck
    6.2L
    I boat only on Lake Ozark, which I'm sure you are familiar with. I have also boated on the Mississippi, Lake Shelbyville in central IL and Kincaid in Southern Illinois. Shelbyville is a Corp lake that is about 11,000 acres. Kincaid is a small corp lake, only about 2700 acres. Lake Ozark is private lake, about 57,000 acres, 92 miles from start to finish with about 1150 miles of shoreline. Oh, and the Mississippi is a real long river that runs from the north to the south through the middle of the USA. :grin:
     
  12. searay sport

    searay sport New Member

    276
    Feb 21, 2007
    Ozark Missouri
    I am familiar with lake of the ozarks. I look at several claims in that area, and have been to the port arrowhead there. I went to the horney toad once or twice as well.
     
  13. All That Jazz

    All That Jazz New Member

    21
    Oct 4, 2006
    Canton, GA
    About every other year, we trailer our boat to Canada and run the Rideau Canal. It is a 125 mile run from Kingston, Ontario to Ottawa, Ontario. We usually spend 4 -6 weeks on the system which consists of two rivers, numerous lakes, several miles of canals and 43 locks. The boat is our home for the entire time. One year, we extended the trip by continuing from Ottowa. We picked up the Ottowa River and traveled to Old Port Montreal and afterward headed up the St Lawerance Seaway, thru the thousand Islands and back to Kingston. In all, it was about a 450 mile trip. Lots of fun
    Here is a link to some pix of the Rideau, if you are interested.

    http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/images.html
     
  14. Sheffield

    Sheffield New Member

    24
    May 7, 2007
    Lake Ontario, Canada
    Lake Ontario

    On weekends, we boat right downtown Toronto. It is a blast with a huge commercial harbour, great restaurants, more than 10 clubs/marinas, Major League Baseball...

    Happy to email info and pics.
     
  15. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    Re: Lake Ontario

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  16. BrentJones

    BrentJones Member

    405
    Oct 4, 2006
    Fenton/Lake Ozark, MO
    2005 240 Sundeck
    6.2L
    Forgive my ignorance, but what is that guy trying to do with the rope?
     
  17. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    Here is a picture comming back our creek from the Ohio River. Thats me on the right and my brother in his 1980 Somerset.

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  18. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    He's trying to hit the dock with it... this is at the annual workboat docking contest at "Waterman's Day" in Rock Hall. They pull the boat out of a shoot and then have to back it between the poles and hit the dock with the rope. Fastest guy wins. It is a transmission crunching (and some times transom crushing) good time. You should check it out if you get the chance!
     
  19. BrentJones

    BrentJones Member

    405
    Oct 4, 2006
    Fenton/Lake Ozark, MO
    2005 240 Sundeck
    6.2L
    You look too close for comfort! How far away were you when you took the photo?
     
  20. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    My sister took it and she was sitting right on the dock. It is a dangerous spot, but anything for the shot I guess!
     

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