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fierogtp 09-05-2007 8:29 PM

Hey all, <BR>It took me a little while and some searching to find local places to wakeboard... I don't know what the lakes near me look like and how they are to board on so i decided to start a global file for wakesport locations! <BR>If all of us post then eventually we will get a good collection of places to go, the amenities they have, how to contact them and so on. <BR> <BR>Hope you all like the idea!! <BR> <BR>The link for the Google Earth Community forum is... <BR><a href="http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Number=993513&amp;page=0&amp ;vc=1&amp;PHPSESSID=#Post993513" target="_blank">http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Number=993513&amp;page=0&amp ;vc=1&amp;PHPSESSID=#Post993513</a> <BR> <BR>You'll need a login to get there. <BR> <BR>The Google map page is here... <BR><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%2F%2Fbbs.keyhole.com%2Fubb%2Fdownload .php%3FNumber%3D993513&amp;t=k&amp;om=1&amp;ie=UTF 8&amp;ll=39.283294%2C-79.365234&amp;spn=12.185124%2C20.170898&amp;z=6" target="_blank">http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%2F%2Fbbs.keyhole.com%2Fubb%2Fdownload .php%3FNumber%3D993513&amp;t=k&amp;om=1&amp;ie=UTF 8&amp;ll=39.283294,-79.365234&amp;spn=12.185124,20.170898&amp;z=6</a> <BR> <BR>If you have Google Earth this is the KML file... <BR><a href="http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=993513" target="_blank">http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=993513</a> <BR> <BR>I figured good info to put would be the following; <BR>City/State/Country <BR>Private/Public <BR>Size <BR>Depth <BR>Boat HP limit if any <BR>How many launch ramps <BR>Ramp Fee <BR>etc. <BR> <BR>If you don't have, or want to get a free Google Earth Community account you can also post all the prior info here and ill add it to the map! <BR> <BR>Thank you ahead of time (VERY much) for all the help and support!

fierogtp 09-06-2007 3:16 PM

No one interested in sharing their Lakes and waterways? <BR>Just post as much info as you can... Ill do all the work of updating the map! The map is getting TONS of hits/downloads. Help the fellow boarders.

helix_rider 09-06-2007 3:19 PM

Craig, most of us can't wait until we get water to ourselves. Telling everyone else where there is great water is kind of self-defeating. And yes, I am a selfish little 'wakeboarding is more fun when its on glass' snob, but at least I recognize that in myself <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

fierogtp 09-06-2007 4:39 PM

LOL, i guess that is true. Just figured it would show everyone all the new places to board. In Ohio we have Lake Erie which is RARELY if EVER calm. It helps here to be able to see which of the MANY MANY inland lakes offer the ability to wakeboard on. MANY dont allow power boats at all!

liquidmx 09-06-2007 4:46 PM

Its much like surfing, STAY AWAY unless I personally invite you to my secret spot.

fierogtp 09-06-2007 5:08 PM

Personal spot is cool... Im just looking i guess for public places to launch and parks to use

helix_rider 09-06-2007 8:20 PM

When I move to a new state I simply go down to the local sporting goods store and buy one of those state maps that show blow up all the regions of the state and show, among other things, that little 'boat' symbol indicating a boat ramp. Then some Saturday afternoon in the winter I go driving and find where they are. This is the one you need to buy. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/498288.jpg" alt="Upload">

fierogtp 09-06-2007 8:33 PM

I have an atlas, honestly the web is a better source... I used... <a href="http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/facilitiesmaps/ohioboating/tabid/495/Default.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/facilitiesmaps/ohioboating/tabid/495/Default.aspx</a> <BR> <BR>It listed the parks with all the information i needed to build a nice database. Allot of the lakes have boat ramps but not all allow gas engines or engines over a certain HP. Having the Google database is nice because all you have to do is click the pushpin and you get ALL the data about the lake, camping and such. <BR>Thats all i was trying to do, get a database for all to have.

helix_rider 09-07-2007 8:02 AM

That's cool...I haven't run into a lake in TN yet that didn't allow powerboats (although I'm sure they exist).

helix_rider 09-07-2007 8:04 AM

Ohio seems to be pretty, ummm, anal. "Swimming from the boat is only allowed in designated Boat Swimming Zones"??? Water skiing is allowed in designated areas only? Maybe that is just legal language and not enforced, but having something like that on the books means the potential of a ticket if some DNR officer is having a bad day.

fierogtp 09-07-2007 3:13 PM

Exactly why i wanted to build the database. Most of the actual parks list their interpretations of the rules. Some allow skiing in speed zones or in "wake" zones. Really sucks tho.

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