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Old     (pilot_ryder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-28-2008, 9:24 PM Reply   
I have been looking at lakefront properties in Georgia and stumbled across Lake Sinclair, beautiful lake, beautiful houses but there was 304 listings. Is this due to the fact that its a massive lake or is there something wrong with it?
Whats the deal, anyone ever been there?
Old     (ai_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-29-2008, 5:02 AM Reply   
I have property there and there are several others on this board as well that live there. I live in Florida but make it a point to go there at least a full week long in the summer, and we travel that way for several long weekends as well. The biggest complaint you will hear is that a large portion of the lake has seawall and on a crowed day, i.e. a holiday of some sort, it can make for somewhat rough conditions for wakeboarding. That being said, We go on off holiday times and the water could not be smoother. There are numerous coves which are great for riding. It is also a GA power owned lake which is great in the sense that it appears that it will always have water. While many others in GA and FL suffer from water loss, Sinclair is still full. It fluctuates about 11-18" a day in water level depending on the power plant. Oh and that's the other great part. That power plant allows for some great winter riding. Warms the water in the nearby area about 10 degrees which really helps when the water temp is sitting around 60-65. I hope this helps. I will see if I can find a pic or two of our location.
Old     (ai_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-29-2008, 5:14 AM Reply   
This is the middle of the day on a Thursday
Weekday, around 9:00 am
Not as smooth, but there were several boats at this point
All of my good lake shots are on my laptop at home. Will try to post some this afternoon.
Old    lakeside5_10            01-29-2008, 6:58 AM Reply   
go for it , we need more people at sinclair , in the summer we ride 2/3 times a week and this is the only lake in georgia that is Hydro powered and the water level never goes down like the others. i plan to surf this weekend at the plant, the water is always 10 degrees warmer . check out myspace
Old    lakeside5_10            01-29-2008, 7:02 AM Reply   
uhh did not read your post Brian before my post , we need to hook up when you get in town, i seem to miss you the last 2 times. I hooked up with Chris when he flew in from california.
Old     (caseman1322)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-29-2008, 7:40 AM Reply   
If your looking at Sinclair don't forget to check out Sinclair's twin brother Oconee. They're both almost the same lake, only separated by the dam. Winter riding is a little better by the power plant on Sinclair because of the warmer water. If your looking for lakefront property I wouldn't bother looking at oconee though unless your a millionaire. No matter which lake you ride on you should still check out my shop, in Greensboro, Since it's the only Wakeboard shop in the area (I have no shame when business is as slow as it is right now). It's behind the publix in Greensboro.
Old     (ai_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-29-2008, 8:41 AM Reply   
Mark, we def need to get out and ride. We had some issues last year and were not able to meet up with Chris but all is well. I am beginning at planning some times to come up. I will let you know for sure.
Old    lakeside5_10            01-29-2008, 8:50 AM Reply   
you bet
Old     (malibukid)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-29-2008, 3:57 PM Reply   
Did someone mention my name??? What up Mark? How is everything? I have an acre on Sinclair and live in San Diego. I bought the property to build a summer home for my family because there was an abundance of property on the lake. First of all, the lake is huge but new houses are going up everyday. Our property has already appreciated significantly in the 2 years since we bought it. I was able to spend a week there this summer and the riding was epic. Thanks again Mark for the pull..can't wait to do it again!
Old    lakeside5_10            01-30-2008, 4:41 AM Reply   
Chris ,
I am going surfing this weekend at the power plant , and i am ready when you are , just let me know.
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-30-2008, 11:04 AM Reply   
hey salty what is the water temp right now im thinking of making the drive from atl. i bought a full wetsuit and am dying to ride.
Old    lakeside5_10            01-30-2008, 12:03 PM Reply   
donaldhill ,

i was told in mid to upper 60's. i wont know till saturday myself. do you surf as well
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-30-2008, 9:36 PM Reply   
i dont surf but only because my boat sucks i am looking to come down and try the warm water.
Old    lakeside5_10            01-31-2008, 4:28 AM Reply   
donald ,
so do you surf or not and if you do are you goofy foot . looking for other people that surf goofy cause it takes too long to swap ballast to other side. I will get a temp reading today around noon time at the chevron by the plant.
Old    lakeside5_10            01-31-2008, 6:05 AM Reply   
you need a demo some surf boards that you sell , WE CAN SURF AT THE PLANT ON MY BOAT , You supply the boards and you ride for free that day and all others 25.for gas
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-31-2008, 6:52 AM Reply   
i dont know how but i would love and i do ride goofy
Old    lakeside5_10            01-31-2008, 7:15 AM Reply   
OK , its on donald , if you want to try just bring some cash for gas, and i can meet you at the plant on saturday. just park at the chevron gas station (BIG ED'S) and pay 2 bux to park. email me for my # and info. I dont live to wakeboard in the chop and i think their might be too many fisherman on saturday
Old    lakeside5_10            01-31-2008, 9:20 AM Reply   
ok , water temp at 12 oclock today is 65 and that is warm enough for me
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-31-2008, 10:01 AM Reply   
wow thats great cant make it on sat maybe sun
or next week i can bring my boat down.
Old    lakeside5_10            01-31-2008, 10:34 AM Reply   
this sunday air temp is 65 and next week weather channel claims 49
Old     (malibukid)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-31-2008, 1:43 PM Reply   
I am still in snowboard mode since the snow is epic here in S. Cal. You guys have fun. Here are a few pics from last summer on Sinclair.
Old     (malibukid)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-31-2008, 1:45 PM Reply   
Pic issues, will post when I can.
Old    lakeside5_10            02-04-2008, 4:34 AM Reply   
ok , water was 60 on saturday at the plant , surfed for 1.5 hours then called it quits
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-04-2008, 7:02 AM Reply   
was anyone out there
Old    lakeside5_10            02-04-2008, 7:09 AM Reply   
just me and about 800 fisherman
Old     (jnelson)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-04-2008, 8:34 PM Reply   
stay away from this lake it has tons of gators and some really bad boat theft stuff going on. The power plant causes birth defects and I heard they were draining it summer 2008 so they can build a football stadium for the nearby collage.

Just kidding. Its a great lake I spend a great deal of time here. Any questions or if anyone wants to ride look me up. I also know of a lake lot with a double wide around 200 in forest lake village.
Old    lakeside5_10            02-05-2008, 11:06 AM Reply   
I am looking for a reliable crew to wakeboard , surf
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-05-2008, 12:53 PM Reply   
i may be your man until march let me talk to my crew
Old    lakeside5_10            02-05-2008, 5:03 PM Reply   
how late in march , i think i am going to daytona bike week from march 6-11
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-06-2008, 7:20 AM Reply   
i have to work tonight i will talk to my crew
Old     (jnelson)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-06-2008, 8:32 AM Reply   
what part of the lake are you guys on. When I am there I try to ride every day. On the weekends ride early morn
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-06-2008, 10:27 AM Reply   
i ride lanier but willing to drive until it warms/fills up
Old    lakeside5_10            02-06-2008, 10:37 AM Reply   
I am on the east lake side by goat island , about a 5 min. ride by boat to the plant.
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-11-2008, 7:51 AM Reply   
salty when is your next ride?
Old    lakeside5_10            02-11-2008, 10:38 AM Reply   
it may be this weekend on saturday if it does not rain, i would only surf
Old    lakeside5_10            02-21-2008, 9:16 AM Reply   
OK , I think we will be surfing the weekend of march 7th , at the plant , anyone wants to join me let me know.

Old     (ai_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-22-2008, 8:07 AM Reply   
Whats up guys,
Looks like we are coming up the weekend of May 8-11 just for some birthday fun. I know its a long time out but we just started thinking that this is what we want to do for my birthday. Not sure where we are staying yet as we havent got our house done, but will keep you updated! Cant wait to get back here!
Old    lakeside5_10            02-22-2008, 1:11 PM Reply   
Brian ,
its just around the corner


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