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Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       05-27-2012, 11:17 AM Reply   
serenity now, serenity now. yes i know im fool for going out but right now i have to go when i can. for my san bernard riders... i counted 42 boats above mcneil bridge. i lost count of power turns. it really makes me want to shoot a hole in their boat. on that note am i the only one what would prefer people to speed by (20+) instead of slowing down to 10 and make their wake huge, thus compounding the problem?

now for the story. im on the side of the river with a down rider parked perpendicular, cuz i can move at the moment. boat and rider going down stream, boat and rider going upstream. stupid 22ft fishing boat with no rider thinks its a good idea to pass the upstream boat right as they get to me, thus making it 4 wide. very dangerous, impatient and stupid. our river is not that wide. 60 yards?
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-27-2012, 1:42 PM Reply   
I always get a kick out of idiots who think they're doing you a favor by slowing down to 10 mph instead of just passing at cruising speed. The people who do this are almost always in a runabout.
Old     (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-27-2012, 6:41 PM Reply   
Ya, I was out on Lake Elsinore today. It wasn't as packed as weekends past, but the ghetto birds on rented jet skis were out in force. As soon as I yell at one for travelling to close to the rider and surf wake, another one takes his spot. They're like mosquitoes. I generally try to politely say "Please don't come so close when there is a rider behind the boat" and "I'd appreciate it for safety sakes if you wouldn't get so close to my boat," but after a half dozen or so to different riders I just started to curse and yell. Damn mosquitoes...

Last edited by brett564; 05-27-2012 at 6:43 PM. Reason: cursed
Old     (Raf1985)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-27-2012, 8:19 PM Reply   
Highlight of the day was a forest fire at the lake and some guy puking off the side of his boat.


A slingshot and ice make a good jetski defense mechanism. The ice melts and leaves no evidence.
Old     (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       05-28-2012, 9:34 AM Reply   
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A slingshot and ice make a good jetski defense mechanism. The ice melts and leaves no evidence.
That's awesome. I never thought of that. You could take one of the water ballon launchers and tie it off to the tower and make it possible for your spotter to act like a gunner dishing out ice grenades at all of the wallys.
Old     (SkySki)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-27-2012, 9:20 PM Reply   
You must have been a Saguaro Lake? Just heard about the fire on the late news. Glad I decided to hang around the house.
Old     (Raf1985)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-28-2012, 12:39 PM Reply   
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You must have been a Saguaro Lake? Just heard about the fire on the late news. Glad I decided to hang around the house.
Yup. Oddly enough we showed up at 11AM expecting a 3hr wait at the parking lot but we were the first ones to get to the waiting area. Usually we show up around 8AM and there are already 30 boats ahead of us...
Old     (SkySki)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-28-2012, 1:14 PM Reply   
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Yup. Oddly enough we showed up at 11AM expecting a 3hr wait at the parking lot but we were the first ones to get to the waiting area. Usually we show up around 8AM and there are already 30 boats ahead of us...
Tell me about it - I have tried the last three Sundays. I just turn around and go to the water park instead. Now that the kids are out and the wife is off, weekdays will be good. How bad was the fire?
Old     (Raf1985)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-28-2012, 1:46 PM Reply   
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Tell me about it - I have tried the last three Sundays. I just turn around and go to the water park instead. Now that the kids are out and the wife is off, weekdays will be good. How bad was the fire?
We couldn't really see it too well but they had helicopters and a bunch of (really slow) firefighter boats out there. It was good enough to make the news though.
Old     (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-28-2012, 2:28 PM Reply   
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We couldn't really see it too well but they had helicopters and a bunch of (really slow) firefighter boats out there. It was good enough to make the news though.
any closures? I know they got the fire out. Planning to be out there tomorrow.
Old     (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       05-27-2012, 10:07 PM Reply   
Hey John, what boat were you in? We got out for a quick ride this morning around 7:30 on the SBR and the water was really nice, not a single other boat. We got back out around 1 and hung out at the mouth until fairly late. We did a little wakesurfing on the way back and 2 quick wakeboarding pulls around 7 further up river near our house but there were still several other boats out.

FYI, I'm guilty sometimes of driving by other boats with downed riders at a slow speed. With the river being so narrow and the double bulkheads in places, the water gets messy quick and with decent weight in the bow my boat takes on water pretty easily so I get worried about throttling down to idle or neutral. Hope I didn't do it to you today!

We had a non wakeboarding boat with a woman driver pass us today at maybe 12mph while someone was wakesurfing at 10.4mph. I was on the right side of the river and I swear she was less than 15' from my rider. I nearly lost it, but rather calmly raised my arms and asked, 'What are you doing?' The male driver in the observer's chair of her boat let her have it and she quickly pulled away from us and sped up.
Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       05-28-2012, 4:29 AM Reply   
heres a pic of the boat. http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=793088 its down at the bottom.
we put in at 10 and it wasnt to bad up river. started getting crazy around noon. put up a pic of your boat. where do yall live?

i hear ya on the low bow. idle would be ideal but fast is good too..... way less wake.

wow. sounds like that was dangerous. i think if people would realize that is a boat and not a car they wouldnt do some of the things they do. theres no brake in a boat.
Old     (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       05-28-2012, 6:54 AM Reply   
Gocha. I think I remember seeing your boat but I'm not sure. There were a ton of boats out. Mine is the first boat in that thread, the white RZR.
Old     (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       05-28-2012, 7:00 AM Reply   
We are the 3rd house from the end on the right before you get to the barge filling station. It's a blue house with the destroyed dock (by a tree about a month ago).
Old     (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-28-2012, 7:59 AM Reply   
got a bit ticked off myself yesterday. Crusing back to Orwood and we're in the long no wake zone, so i let a friend drive the boat back in. Another boat packed with people (surely over the coast guard limit) passes us going the other way...at about 10 mph. We took huge rollers over the bow...all in the no wake zone!

I'm sure I could have navigated us through without taking on water, but thought I would be safe letting a friend troll the boat back in. Especially weekends like this, it's tool central.
Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       05-28-2012, 9:15 AM Reply   
oh yeah ive for sure seen that white boat a couple of times. nice looking ride. i like the white with light grey lettings. i dont know the exact house but i know where you are talking about. man yall are way up river. we have land past blacks ferry rd. we should get together sometime.
Old     (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       05-29-2012, 5:46 AM Reply   
I had a pretty good one. Got blatently cut off by a patrol officer pulling in the no wake to get gas. Swamped me over the bow. I let that mother f#(*#Y%R have it. Felt good to flip it around for once.
Old     (shredthagnar)      Join Date: Oct 2011       05-29-2012, 1:59 PM Reply   
Isn't it funny how on the biggest boating holidays wakeboarders run in fear haha
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-29-2012, 2:19 PM Reply   
some guy who was rafted up next to me in a party cove decides to leave... i tell him specifically where my anchor was (which wasnt impeding him if he drove correctly) ... he runs over it anyway... gets it tangled in his prop... then jumps out, cuts the line, and drives off..... All while i watched. What a dumbass.
Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       05-29-2012, 3:23 PM Reply   
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some guy who was rafted up next to me in a party cove decides to leave... i tell him specifically where my anchor was (which wasnt impeding him if he drove correctly) ... he runs over it anyway... gets it tangled in his prop... then jumps out, cuts the line, and drives off..... All while i watched. What a dumbass.

thats funny and makes me smile. sorry. i can see you watching and thinking "hes really going to do it, isnt he?!"
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-29-2012, 2:23 PM Reply   
^^^^^WOW! what a tool
Old     (Bakes)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-29-2012, 2:40 PM Reply   
My weekend was pretty much ruined by crappy water and brutal crowds.

Old     (vette74)      Join Date: Jun 2008       05-29-2012, 3:14 PM Reply   
Dennis, The 12th is a Tuesday do you mean the 9th? I might have to jump in with one of y'all unless Travis can come along. My wife is 8 months along I almost feel bad about asking her to pull me.
Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       05-29-2012, 3:22 PM Reply   
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My weekend was pretty much ruined by crappy water and brutal crowds.

terd.
Old     (sawyer1206)      Join Date: Apr 2012       05-29-2012, 3:32 PM Reply   
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terd.
Sorry, it is the 9th, I looked at the May calender on accident. Sounds like we all need to meet up somewhere! Plenty of room in my boat if anyone wants a pull or to just hanf out. Just return the favor someday, my wife hates to drive the boat and my son is not ready to be in the boat alone with his mom.

So whos coming??
Old     (sawyer1206)      Join Date: Apr 2012       05-29-2012, 3:33 PM Reply   
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my weekend was pretty much ruined by crappy water and brutal crowds.

nice boat!!!
Old     (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       05-30-2012, 6:49 AM Reply   
I'm dropping my boat off for some service work this morning but should definitely have it back in time for the 9th. PM me your email address and phone number and I'll set something up. Unfortunately we are in the process of rebuilding our bulkhead and pier so we are having to use the neighbor's pier to tie up to.

Once we figure out who all is coming we can decide how many boats we need. I have a 4yr old and 3yr old boy plus my wife. We can comfortably fit another 5-6 adults. Or we could always split up in 2 boats and hang out at 'Big Bend' (the curve in the river up near our place where a lot of boats normally hang out). I'd be perfectly fine doing that and taking people out for pulls throughout the day. I prob won't be wakeboarding for a couple weeks. I pulled a muscle in my stomach Sunday morning. Surfing doesn't bother it though!
Old     (sawyer1206)      Join Date: Apr 2012       05-30-2012, 9:13 AM Reply   
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I'm dropping my boat off for some service work this morning but should definitely have it back in time for the 9th. PM me your email address and phone number and I'll set something up. Unfortunately we are in the process of rebuilding our bulkhead and pier so we are having to use the neighbor's pier to tie up to.

Once we figure out who all is coming we can decide how many boats we need. I have a 4yr old and 3yr old boy plus my wife. We can comfortably fit another 5-6 adults. Or we could always split up in 2 boats and hang out at 'Big Bend' (the curve in the river up near our place where a lot of boats normally hang out). I'd be perfectly fine doing that and taking people out for pulls throughout the day. I prob won't be wakeboarding for a couple weeks. I pulled a muscle in my stomach Sunday morning. Surfing doesn't bother it though!
PM sent!!
Old     (vette74)      Join Date: Jun 2008       05-30-2012, 9:28 AM Reply   
The site won't let me PM my number is 281-889-9634
Old     (vette74)      Join Date: Jun 2008       05-30-2012, 9:10 AM Reply   
I plan on being there I will know for sure about a week from now.
Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       05-30-2012, 1:08 PM Reply   
tj i sent you a PM. who is doing your bulk head?
Old     (sawyer1206)      Join Date: Apr 2012       05-30-2012, 3:25 PM Reply   
Should we maybe start a San Bernard Riders thread so we won't need to hijack someone else's thread?
Old     (brazosfreak05)      Join Date: May 2009       05-31-2012, 5:48 AM Reply   
Jason i can come out if you still got room on your boat. I would love to meet all the bernard riders anyways.
Old     (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-31-2012, 8:32 AM Reply   
Saw 2 stupid things on Texoma

1. Boat full of dudes. 5 in the boat 4 on a tube. Decided to pull through the line doing power turns. Mostly around downed riders so you could see their bare A$$ s.
2. Pull into our cove and there is a truck putting a boat in on the ramp. There is a courtesy dock next to the ramp on the left while backing down. There is a boat in front of me that it looks like needs to drop off a driver to go get the trailer. Instead of dropping off a driver he parks the boat on the ramp side of the courtesy dock and exits the boat leaving his family holding the dock. In doing this he blocked the guy on the ramp getting his boat off the trailer.

Wallies

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