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Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-06-2008, 6:45 AM Reply   
I went there Saturday and really liked it. The cable is really long and the set up is really cool. The only downside to the longer cable is a longer "walk of shame" if you fall in the wrong spot! It was pretty chill too with the picnic tables and people just laying out on towels. In a time when gas prices and boat prices are skyrocketing, $17 an hour is a great price for all the riding you can do. 2 hrs is all my arms could handle!
They have a long fun box and a few kickers. The length of the cable really has a lot of potential for growth and I hope they continue to add new stuff to ride on.
Question - anyone know what the green tint is in the water? It looks like a treatment? Maybe its because McCorrmicks sounds Irish (green beer)? If its a treatment - I am putting a cable in my front yard pond!!
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-06-2008, 6:51 AM Reply   
You don't really want to know......
That's the lowest lying area, and the run-off from all the area goes there. So it's whatever's been around on the ground. The green tint is the growth in the water, which would actually somewhat clean it. I wouldn't drink it, but I wouldn't worry more about it than say a Tarpon or lake in the city.
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-06-2008, 7:44 AM Reply   
I wasnt really worried about it - I've ridden the Lake Harris Chain.
I know its clean enough - its just that it actually looks like a dye or something?
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-06-2008, 7:59 AM Reply   
Not that I know of, it's plantation and sediment I believe. That, and camouflage so the gators can't see....
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-06-2008, 8:28 AM Reply   
Anybody got a link to some pictures of the cable?

edit: http://www.skimccormick.com/Z_gallery_01_pic01.html

Be different for me begin goofy and used to a counter-clockwise cable.

(Message edited by fly135 on October 06, 2008)
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-06-2008, 10:11 AM Reply   
Ted its just an algae bloom we get it all the time in Winterset.
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-06-2008, 10:27 AM Reply   
I have some pics, but I am unfamilier with my new Blackberry Curve. Ill see if I can get it to work...
Its different to start clockwise, but you get the hang of it pretty quick.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-06-2008, 10:29 AM Reply   
there are some pics on skifly, under the McCormick tournament link
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-06-2008, 10:31 AM Reply   
Bill, put some pants on that profile pic!Upload
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Old    Luke Johnson (luke_j)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-06-2008, 11:45 AM Reply   
is it in a limerock basin? that sometimes makes the water turn aqua
Old    Clayton (wakemastercraft)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-06-2008, 3:20 PM Reply   
Hey Ted, The green is algea, and the blue tint is DYE they are treating the water with!

They hope it will be blue soon! lol... not kidding
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-07-2008, 5:41 AM Reply   
What does the blue treatment do? Treat the algae? I am asking because of the pond in front of my house is perfect for winching or a small cable set up, but the water is kinda gross.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-07-2008, 7:02 AM Reply   
yes ted, get a winch
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-07-2008, 10:49 AM Reply   
but the water is gross. I mean run off from a farm and main road gross. Stagnant. But its GLASS all the time.How would one go about "treating" water like that?
Old    Skubz (bflat53212)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-07-2008, 10:55 AM Reply   
Lots and lots of whiskey!
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-07-2008, 11:09 AM Reply   
put an aerator in it to circulate the water, add a few fishies a seistec 2.0 and bam..paradise
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-07-2008, 11:58 AM Reply   
jr has the right idea
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-07-2008, 12:31 PM Reply   
I use copper sulfate to kill lake weeds/algae and give the fish cancer. Its blue as blue can be when you use it.
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-07-2008, 12:42 PM Reply   
Jr says fish - Billy says kill fish? I know there are turtles, and I have a sneaking suspicion there are fish. I really dont want to kill everything - that would stink.
I was considering the Seistec 2.0 - perfect application. I have a fountain so I guess that counts as an aerator?
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-07-2008, 12:44 PM Reply   
The copper sulfate doesnt kill the fish. Its fine to use thats what they sell it for.

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