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Old     (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-04-2008, 11:51 AM Reply   
Just wondering what the avarage drive time people are putting in. Local lake is just about dried up, so I went to Engelbright Lake about 1 hour 15 min away.
Old     (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-04-2008, 11:53 AM Reply   
An hour and a half each way, every single time I ride.
Old     (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-04-2008, 11:58 AM Reply   
omg that a long trip i have 2 choices to drop my boat first is 10 minutes and second 20 minutes i always choose the first one because the seconds seems too far hahaha
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-04-2008, 12:03 PM Reply   
Twenty minutes each way for me, not that bad. The good news is I keep my boat in storage about two minutes from the launch ramp.
Old     (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-04-2008, 12:10 PM Reply   
We're set up about like Paul (drive 25 min...boat 2 min from ramp). I used to haul my boat 50 min each way....but I would cheat and take it to work with me in the morning and go straight from there...saved some precious daylight.
Old     (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-04-2008, 12:11 PM Reply   
5 minutes down to the boat launch
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-04-2008, 12:13 PM Reply   
10 minutes...and i dont have to lauch a boat.
Old     (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       08-04-2008, 12:15 PM Reply   
1 hour for the best lake, 30 for a good lake, 5 for a private but crowded lake.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-04-2008, 12:17 PM Reply   
i have about 5 different lakes that are all 5-10 minutes away. if i'm willing to drive 15-20 minutes i have about 20 different lakes to choose from.
Old     (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-04-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
hahah thanks for rubbing it in!
Old     (brody)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-04-2008, 12:24 PM Reply   
45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic each way for the local lakes. anywhere from 5 to 10 hours for something nicer lakes.

(Message edited by brody on August 04, 2008)
Old     (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-04-2008, 12:26 PM Reply   
From the time I leave the house to getting the boat, gassed up and down to the lake.. probably 75 mins. And we are pretty efficient and have a system for everything.. SUCKS! Its like a 50-60min drive involved.
Old     (trevorcurry)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-04-2008, 12:42 PM Reply   
It used to take me 5 minutes to get to our local lake, but it closed down.

Now we drive 40 minutes each way to Clementine.
Old     (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-04-2008, 12:43 PM Reply   
15 Minute drive to the private lake where we are the only ones.
Old     (dstockton)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-04-2008, 1:12 PM Reply   
normally 50 minutes, yesterday 1 hour 45 minutes for a private lake.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-04-2008, 1:35 PM Reply   
15-20 from the house. I wish I was closer but it's not too bad. 3 other lakes are within 45 minutes or so.
Old     (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       08-04-2008, 1:40 PM Reply   
last yr i drove an hour each way i heavy traffic. this yr my journey is a bit shorter its about a 15 foot walk to my hoist and a 5 min drive to fast water.
Old     (04gravitygames)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-04-2008, 1:46 PM Reply   
10 min first choice
20 min second choice
20 min 3rd choice
45 min 4th 5th choice
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       08-04-2008, 2:03 PM Reply   
40-60 Minutes.
Old     (wayz)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-04-2008, 2:07 PM Reply   
I have 3 choices, all are about 45 mins away.
Old     (pri3st)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-04-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
3 minutes
Old    walt            08-04-2008, 2:33 PM Reply   
I drive 100 miles every Friday to get to my lake during the summer. It's a 2.5 to 3 hour drive.

When winter comes around I drive about a hour and a half to get to the Delta.
Old     (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-04-2008, 2:45 PM Reply   
We live 45min from where our boat is moored. Itís a 1.5 hour round trip if we want to ride.

Itís totally worth it though as its mainly flat out there. Any closer to our city is totally chopped out.
Old     (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-04-2008, 2:50 PM Reply   
3 miles
Old     (yooper)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-04-2008, 3:50 PM Reply   
You guys laugh at Michigan, but at any given time, pretty much no matter where you are in the state, you are never more than about 15 minutes from a lake. Within a one hour radius, I'd say you usually have 20 or more lakes to choose from.
Old     (elo)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-04-2008, 4:20 PM Reply   
i cross the street to get to the boat ramp and i hate every minute of it. its even worse when i need to drive the mile out of town to go and get gas. haha im truly greatful i dont have to drive far. thats got to be a killer on gas driving 100 miles while towing a boat
Old     (220_superstar)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-04-2008, 4:23 PM Reply   
1 hour each way from SoCal. It could be 5 minutes if the OC water district didn't have a no human contact rule to its lakes.............
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-04-2008, 4:39 PM Reply   
Maybe a minute. I have to walk about 75yds to the dock. :-)
If I don't go on our lake, theres like 20 lakes within 15mins.

Minnesota FTW!
Old    oldman1025            08-04-2008, 5:22 PM Reply   
3 minutes to boat launch on the river
Old    walt            08-04-2008, 5:32 PM Reply   

quote:

thats got to be a killer on gas driving 100 miles while towing a boat




I should of mentioned the boat stays at the lake. The truck gas is still a killer though.
Old     (riverratboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-04-2008, 5:37 PM Reply   
2 minutes from my indoor bike and skatepark to have my boat in the Petaluma River........
Old     (mrboston187)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-04-2008, 5:39 PM Reply   
i live on a lake, MINNESOTA FTW again
Old     (aces6692)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-04-2008, 5:41 PM Reply   
the lake is down the street, so about 5 minutes to the ramp
Old     (technarider)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-04-2008, 9:16 PM Reply   
when the lakes open.. leave house to storage to lake 1 hour including gasing up

to hit the river is house to storage to gas to river 20 mins

i prefer the lake morning glass is great, but the river has food... hahaha its a toss up
Old     (andy13)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-04-2008, 9:20 PM Reply   
2 min and 47 seconds, 3 min and 47 seconds if we catch the red light
Old    nwwakerider            08-05-2008, 2:09 AM Reply   
1 hour each way
Old     (hal2814)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-05-2008, 6:14 AM Reply   
Lanier is 1 hour each way. I go there when I want to also visit my family or ride with friends who live in the area.

Hartwell is 30 minutes each way. It's a lot less crowded and a lot closer but I have a harder time getting a crew together for Hartwell. It usually ends up being my wife and kids and maybe one or two friends if they weren't out drinking too late the night before.
Old     (hyperlite_boards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-05-2008, 7:43 AM Reply   
however fast it takes me to walk from my house down the hill to my dock... about 20seconds
Old     (reconabe)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-05-2008, 2:51 PM Reply   
3 min to hook up the trailer, 30 seconds drive to the ramp.
Old    K.B.C.            08-05-2008, 3:03 PM Reply   
typically about 15 mins. 30 to go out in a friends boat on a different lake and 3 hours during the winter
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-05-2008, 3:24 PM Reply   
Drive 30 minutes to my parents house where the boat is kept, then 15 minutes to the launch. We ride mostly on weekends and I tend to say around my parents house on the weekends.
Old     (thor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       08-05-2008, 3:51 PM Reply   
It depends on where I ride. 15 minutes to Folsom, 30 minutes to the Sacramento River, and an hour to an hour and a half to the various spots on the delta that I launch.
Old     (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-05-2008, 3:53 PM Reply   
15 miles to Shasta but only 5 miles from work.
15 miles to Whiskytown
Old     (themann39)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-05-2008, 5:04 PM Reply   
A little over 2 hours to the cottage but then all I have to do is walk out to the boat on the lift to ride.
Old     (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       08-05-2008, 5:06 PM Reply   
15 min to the boat. 5 min to the ramp. I fill up the boat on the way home from riding to save time when I'm heading out the next time ;-)
Old     (bartush)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-05-2008, 5:44 PM Reply   
1 hour to get to my lake.

although i am on vaca in table rock and guna hit up KC tomorrow.. 3 1/2 hours plus i got drive back as soon as i ride. wooooh!
Old     (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-07-2008, 12:54 PM Reply   
4+ hours or 255 miles, including driving through NYC. But its my 'rents cabin so i stay for the weekend, clean out moms fridge and drink all my dads beer. Its worth it. :-)
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-07-2008, 1:06 PM Reply   
40min to OWC. Or 15 sec to the dock in my back yard.
Old     (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-07-2008, 1:11 PM Reply   
takes me about 3 minutes to walk down the stairs in the back yard to my boat...i have alot of stairs. 3.5 hour drive to my parents cottage up north and my other boat. I love michigan.
Old     (billy2603)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-07-2008, 1:32 PM Reply   
8min to get to the boat, 1min to get to the ramp - I love it
Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-07-2008, 1:39 PM Reply   
Boat is stored at my parents...5 Mins from my condo to their house...then maybe 5 minutes from then to the water, stays hooked up to the truck during boating season...Gotta love it...the other lake is about 7 minutes away, its smaller and never busy, but always colder...
Old     (dyer)      Join Date: Oct 2007       08-07-2008, 5:09 PM Reply   
We normally ride the Sacramento river. I google mapped it and it is 8mi from my driveway to the ramp. It takes us roughly 15min depending on if we have to stop for gas.

Otherwise, we do 3-4 trips to Shasta each year. 3 hours one way.
Old     (escapade4k)      Join Date: May 2006       08-07-2008, 6:38 PM Reply   
10 minutes to Folsom. Around 30 minutes to the Sac. 45 minutes to Clementine. Hour to the Delta. Forever and a day to the Colorado River. And sometimes, just sometimes, I like to drive 8 hours to tempt my chance at fate and wakeboard with the amoebas at Lake Elsinore.
Old     (singapore_sling)      Join Date: May 2007       08-07-2008, 6:47 PM Reply   
35 Minutes to the marina where the boat is at or 35 minutes to Texas Ski Ranch. Really not bad at all, I ride both of them in equal amounts. I really love that variety of boat or cable, but I actually like the cable more because i progress more.
Old     (04outback)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-07-2008, 7:38 PM Reply   
Closest to boat storage but 3rd choice 20 mins
River...2nd choice, 25-30 mins plus ride up river
Eagle Lake, MS 1hr 20 min.. but worth for a long day!
Old     (damned04)      Join Date: May 2005       08-07-2008, 8:27 PM Reply   
40 mins to the river. Hour to the lakehouse where it's too blown out to ride on the weekends
Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-07-2008, 8:31 PM Reply   
With in 20 Mins i have altleast 20 chices if not 30
Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-07-2008, 8:31 PM Reply   
With in 20 Mins i have altleast 20 chices if not 30
Old     (bwags500)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-07-2008, 8:37 PM Reply   
im 100 feet away boats always in
Old     (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-07-2008, 9:50 PM Reply   
2 hours each direction, but it's worth it!
Old     (andytr32)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-08-2008, 6:03 AM Reply   
I'm a weekend warrior but hopefully that changes when I buy a boat early next year. Currently I drive 2 hours to my parent's lake house on Lake Cumberland but I stay all weekend. They are 10 minutes from the boat ramp.

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