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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:23 pm

I believe I asked this a few years ago but I don't remember the answer.

If I bring a waverunner, is there somewhere within a reasonable distance I can get it into the water? Someplace I could toodle down to La Playa De Fish and beach it?
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:51 am

idchafee wrote:
I believe I asked this a few years ago but I don't remember the answer.

If I bring a waverunner, is there somewhere within a reasonable distance I can get it into the water? Someplace I could toodle down to La Playa De Fish and beach it?


Wont your pasty skin burst into flames if you stay in the sun for more then like 10 seconds? :D
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:39 pm

idchafee wrote:
I believe I asked this a few years ago but I don't remember the answer.

If I bring a waverunner, is there somewhere within a reasonable distance I can get it into the water? Someplace I could toodle down to La Playa De Fish and beach it?


Please don't quote me on this, since I haven't been a local for 20 years, but I think that you are probably about 3+ mi from the closest boat launch. Maybe a bit more since you have to leave Lake Macatawa and head North from the end of the pier.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:40 pm

Gotta have one of these slings: http://www.watercraftsuperstore.net/Aqu ... AC013.html

Then rent a Sikorsky sky crane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdynKxCloUQ
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:40 am

Maybe Ian could just ride it clear across lake Michigan? :D Wouldn't have to worry about the boat launch that way hehe. How much range does a waverunner have anyway?
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:14 am

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Maybe Ian could just ride it clear across lake Michigan? :D Wouldn't have to worry about the boat launch that way hehe. How much range does a waverunner have anyway?

But then he can only bring a small amount of hardware to trade. :)
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:28 pm

Xylker wrote:
idchafee wrote:
I believe I asked this a few years ago but I don't remember the answer.

If I bring a waverunner, is there somewhere within a reasonable distance I can get it into the water? Someplace I could toodle down to La Playa De Fish and beach it?


Please don't quote me on this, since I haven't been a local for 20 years, but I think that you are probably about 3+ mi from the closest boat launch. Maybe a bit more since you have to leave Lake Macatawa and head North from the end of the pier.
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I'm quote you! Yes, that would be the best way to do it. Second closest is further north at Pigeon Lake. You can't actually launch from the state park but there are a number of places around Macatawa that would work.

BTW, still not sure about the date but now leaning toward the 11th based on how the schedule turned out.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:40 pm

How about we lower it down by rope to the beach...........with all the strong, muscular men who attend the (looks back at last years pics)............never-mind.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:26 pm

Family negotiating is complete! The 11th is the date!
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Hm, that seems like a long way to ride a waverunner. Not sure its worth it
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:45 am

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Hm, that seems like a long way to ride a waverunner. Not sure its worth it

It'd be worth it for me! i never rode one before! just gimme the keys, drop it into the lake, and i'll drive to fishies house...

How do I find fishies house from the lake? Is it easy? Maybe he needs to put that huge raft in the lake for reference?

Also... it's like riding a motorcycle/scooter, right? just click the key on, push the throttle/pedal to the max and let 'er rip, eh? wheeeeee! :lol:
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:39 am

There will be a raft! It will be bigger and badder this year and it won't leak either, yeah! :o :o :o
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:24 am

Been watching some instructional video on how to ride waverunners...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZcRIeYhXVQ
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:28 pm

August 11th is the date for sure?
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:31 pm

idchafee wrote:
August 11th is the date for sure?

According to drfish's edited first post. It better be, because I just added it to the thread title.
And then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:05 am

Indeed.

Also check this out. Pffft. Amateurs... :wink:

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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:06 pm

I'll be there, yknowit.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:07 pm

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There will be a raft! It will be bigger and badder this year and it won't leak either, yeah! :o :o :o

The leaking was the best part!

If it's not going to leak, make sure to manufacture a hole in the middle so that we can dive in for a quick dip, or splash water @ each other easily.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:36 pm

eitje wrote:
I'll be there, yknowit.


Sweet! :D

Two month warning! :o
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:58 am

Follow-up: Anyone coming from Chicago this year? I'd like to get a ride, if so; I'll pay gas the whole way!
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:16 am

I made a couple updates to the first post... ;)

I also started the list of attendees, lets start to fill it in.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:50 pm

eitje wrote:
Follow-up: Anyone coming from Chicago this year? I'd like to get a ride, if so; I'll pay gas the whole way!


My boyfriend lives in the Chicago area, and it is possible that I'll drive over to pick him up to bring back here in time for the BBQ, so if that works out, I'd be willing to pick you up too :)
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:10 pm

Nice choice of username sis. :)
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:45 pm

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Nice choice of username sis. :)

Reminds me of a large rock being pushed uphill.
And then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:37 pm

sis_of_fish wrote:
eitje wrote:
Follow-up: Anyone coming from Chicago this year? I'd like to get a ride, if so; I'll pay gas the whole way!


My boyfriend lives in the Chicago area, and it is possible that I'll drive over to pick him up to bring back here in time for the BBQ, so if that works out, I'd be willing to pick you up too :)

That'd be awesome!

I'll need to know soon, though, so that I can figure if I need to rent a car. Of course, if I DO, I'll be glad to bring him with me!
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:18 pm

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drfish wrote:
Nice choice of username sis. :)

Reminds me of a large rock being pushed uphill.


Ironically, that reminds me of my life right now >.< I figured the username would get the point across to people here who I am though, and I enjoyed that it sounded similar to Sisyphus too XP
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:30 pm

eitje wrote:
That'd be awesome!

I'll need to know soon, though, so that I can figure if I need to rent a car. Of course, if I DO, I'll be glad to bring him with me!


Just curious, have you thought about taking the train? I think it only cost him like $30 to take Amtrak back home, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than gas and car rental! I'm sure there would be people willing to transport you from the train station once you're in town here too :)

I'll talk to him in the next day or two about it once he gets back from his travels to Pittsburgh, and will let you know. Hopefully that'll be soon enough for you to know..?
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:12 pm

A TRAIN RIDE SOUNDS AWESOME. YOU ARE SO SMART!
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:25 pm

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A TRAIN RIDE SOUNDS AWESOME. YOU ARE SO SMART!

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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:19 pm

Is the train from Chicago to Michigan bad?

I'm pretty sure I was sober yesterday, I just really liked the idea of using a train rather than driving myself...
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