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moombadaze
01-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Were planing a mini jam in Clermont Florida. This is just a bunch of Moomba owners hanging out.

Dates: the 3rd weekend in May the 21st and 22nd

Boat launch is on Lake Minneola

Plan to cruise the chain of lakes that include's Lake Hiawatha, Lake Palatlakaha, Lake Minnehaha, Lake Susan and Lake Louise all via the Palatlakaha river way. Plan to start the cruise around 10-10:30 am and have lunch at the state park on Lake Louise-bring your own food. There are restrooms at the state park.

Some of us will camping at the State Park, but there is no way to camp and leave your boat in the water as the campgrounds and cabins are to far away and there is no ramp on this lake.

link
http://www.floridastateparks.org/lakelouisa/default.cfm

maxpower220
01-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Is that Memorial Day?

moombadaze
01-26-2011, 09:14 PM
nope, its the weekend before amature day at the lake.

Paul that would be cool if you can make it

moombadaze
01-26-2011, 09:30 PM
reserved spot 47

ready for some warm weather

11 Outback V
01-26-2011, 09:35 PM
We are interested in going but Ima little confused.
If you are staying at the state park and there is no ramp and no place to leave the boats, how does that work? Did I miss something????

Todd

moombadaze
01-26-2011, 10:01 PM
Todd, it is kinda confusing I agree. The campground has no ramp inside the park boundaries so we have to use the ramp on another lake and can then travel thru the chain of lake's to get back to the state park. The only reason to get to the park by boat is for the picknick tables and restrooms as there really is not very many other place's to pull up to. What we did last year was just trailer the boats back to the campground for the night-it's only about a 15 minute car ride to the park from the ramp. Hope this helps

maxpower220
01-26-2011, 11:58 PM
Depending on a job prospect and our current tenent's ability to move, we may be moving into the house at Cory Lake around that time. Our house sell (under contract in 5 days), my future job, and the current renter are all in flux. Hopefully, by the end of Feb, the picture will be much clearer.

kaneboats
01-27-2011, 02:56 AM
Max- you guys could easily just pop over and jump in with any of us if it was last minute and you had the boat in the wrong town that day. We wouldn't be doing any slalom but more's the merrrier for boardin' and surfin'. Love to have you there.

kaneboats
01-27-2011, 01:19 PM
I stand corrected on the slalom thing.

kaneboats
01-27-2011, 01:37 PM
I grabbed #48. Always did like Lowes.

moombadaze
02-06-2011, 06:52 PM
Received a PM asking about other place's than the campgound to stay at so I thought I would post some links here


Holiday Inn
http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/clermont/cmtfl/hoteldetail?hotelCode=cmtfl

Hampton Inn
http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml;jsessionid=FTZ5R3YFVQQVMCSGBJBMVCQ?cty hocn=MCOCMHX

Marriot
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcocm-fairfield-inn-and-suites-clermont/

kaneboats
02-07-2011, 03:41 PM
Ony 103 days away. Make your reservations now! I'm not kidding as we've tried over a month out before and the state park was full up.

rdlangston13
02-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Us Texas folks need to organize something like this!

kaneboats
02-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Yup, and start your own thread. ;)

moombadaze
02-07-2011, 06:03 PM
^^^plan the day, plan the place, and those that can will be there.

moombadaze
02-08-2011, 03:07 PM
and whats wrong with our campfire and wings?

kaneboats
02-08-2011, 03:32 PM
And our awesome boneless chicken strips. MMMMmmmmmm!!!

cham
02-08-2011, 06:06 PM
I plan on being there, my boat loves the slalom stuff. I'll pull some if we can use some of the big wave makers to use my wakesurfer.

kaneboats
02-08-2011, 06:11 PM
We definitely have you covered there!

cham
02-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Sweet

Once you get into the 30's my boat puts out glass out the back, I don't slalom much but I've heard some of the guys rave about the Boomerang's slalom.


I'll have to leave my 1100 lbs of ballast at home that day

kaneboats
02-08-2011, 06:18 PM
Well, I'm not much of a slalom guy anymore but I may have to give it a go. My oldest daughter will hit you up for a pull, I'm sure.

cham
02-08-2011, 06:23 PM
Definately.


So how many boats are we up to? How many typically show up every year?

moombadaze
02-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Cham, Gad to hear your planing on making it. This is a 2nd for what's being planned-minijam/camping weekend. The last Jamboree was a dealership sponsered event and there were around 30 boat loads of peeps. I dont think we will see those numbers this year. Not exactly sure at this point on the numbers but think were at about 6 boats with Wolfeman131 and family from Georgia coming without there boat and hitching a ride with us or Kaneboats.

kaneboats
02-09-2011, 10:20 AM
Last time we did the central FL mini- camp jam there were just 3 boats but it was in April (2009) and a little cool out. Still had lots of fun. Think we ended up on Lake Harris.

11 Outback V
02-09-2011, 11:01 AM
Did you count me in on that boat count?????

I've been talking to Drew trying to work out accomidations. The wifes idea of "camping" is a hotel without room service!!!

Todd

Do you have a list of who is going?

Moombadaze boat
Kaneboats boat
Ed G boat
Cham ??
Wolfeman131 no boat
11 Outback V boat

kaneboats
02-09-2011, 11:22 AM
That looks pretty complete to me so far. Maxpower is a possibility too, I think.

moombadaze
02-09-2011, 06:04 PM
Reads like the list I had in my mind. Very slim possibility of the people who bought my old boat being there-but if they do make it I'll be shocked. Btw they sold the boat last summer and its back up for sale with double hrs on it a year later

kaneboats
02-10-2011, 12:01 PM
Just realized who 11 Outback V is. Todd, we are going to put you to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's a post about him from another area:
. . .
Outback V is down in Florida land.... So, ya, it's a bit of a drive for him.

The install job he's been working on is pretty damn first class. He's a big league 20 year experience installer.
. . .

Brian
Exile Audio
. . .

We may have to add a mini "Tech and Tune" event to the show. I know Stacy and I can use all the help we can get.

moombadaze
02-10-2011, 01:30 PM
The install job he's been working on is pretty damn first class. He's a big league 20 year experience installer.

We may have to add a mini "Tech and Tune" event to the show. I know Stacy and I can use all the help we can get.

Help for me is right. I know I can get the amps mounted, wires ran, speakers installed, but tuneing will be interesting

Ive been lucky enough to see some photos of his work--Its clean and simple. I think were going to try and get some photo's up of his work tonight.

moombadaze
02-10-2011, 01:33 PM
Brian once was open to a tech & tune here in Orlando.



In a email Brain showed some interest in making the Sinlair jam in Georga this summer

11 Outback V
02-10-2011, 02:56 PM
See now my cover is blown and all will know who I am:p
I will be more than glad to help you guys in any way I can, even if that means doing a little tuning while I am up that way.
Could probably use some watersports help from you guys:rolleyes:, I have only been boarding and only done that about 12 times!!
It will be a fun event for all who join.
I will be bringing my Exile OBV, there might even be some NEW changes tyo what everyone will be seeing shortly......cant give up all the secrets:cool::cool:

kaneboats
02-10-2011, 03:25 PM
Gotta keep us in suspense. That's OK.

We can help with the watersports. Especially surfing boat setup and technique for beginners. Plus between us we have LOTS of boards to try.

A little tuning help would be awesome. Looking forward to it.

kaneboats
02-11-2011, 11:36 AM
In the meantime let's see some pics of the "Exile OBV".

kaneboats
02-11-2011, 01:15 PM
No stickers on his '11 OBV. He's on top of a snowy mountain right now with poor upload service. So he emailed some pics and asked me to post them. He's running some serious Exile equipment.

kaneboats
02-11-2011, 01:17 PM
Here's more.

Brianinpdx
02-11-2011, 02:49 PM
Anybody have space on their boat for me if I show up?

I might even bring a sticker or two..

-Brian
Exile Audio

kaneboats
02-11-2011, 03:52 PM
No question we'd squeeze you in. In fact, we usually have too many boats cuz we all want to hang out together. We told Wolfeman to leave his at home and just ride along. You are most welcome too.

11 Outback V
02-11-2011, 04:07 PM
Kane,
Thanks for posting those pics. There will be more when I get home.

Brian,
Youre alive???
You are more then welcome to tag alog with us as long as you dont put any stickers on my boat, Took me too long to get all of them off!!!
If you want check flights intoFt Lauderdale also, I might even pick you up!!

kaneboats
02-11-2011, 04:12 PM
Southwest into Jacksonville has some of the cheapest flights to and from anywhere. It's a little further but rental cars are probably cheaper there. I've had great success using Hotwire and Priceline for cars. Lots of the time you get a free upgrade.

moombadaze
02-11-2011, 08:28 PM
Anybody have space on their boat for me if I show up?

I might even bring a sticker or two..

-Brian
Exile Audio


oh heck yes we have space

Brianinpdx
02-12-2011, 12:23 AM
Those are the best kind of weekends ED. I've I can string a few bizz things together on that side ofthe country, I'd enjoy meeting you guys and kick'n it for sure.

Maybe we even sticker bomb your mirror like Ian (wasnt it Ian?) did last year.....hehe!

-Brian

wolfeman131
02-12-2011, 12:52 PM
Just didn't want anyone thinking they were coming to a well organized event.

if the wings are hot and the beer is cold, how much more organized do we need to be?

kaneboats
02-12-2011, 10:37 PM
This thing is way more organized than anything else I do.

moombadaze
02-13-2011, 09:09 AM
NO testing allowed other than a beer tasting session at the campfire, eveyone brings a 6 pack of something different. Of course we all bring our standard drinking beer.

wolfeman131
02-13-2011, 10:56 AM
Bring firewood and some Wise chips.

got it & got it

11 Outback V
02-13-2011, 11:07 AM
Do we have a head count and boat count ?????

Spoke to Brian yesterday, hes going to try and make it.

wolfeman131
02-13-2011, 11:23 AM
you will need fingers & toes for headcount and probably one hand for boat count, but let's hope for more

moombadaze
02-13-2011, 08:17 PM
[quote=Ed G;125091
Bring firewood



quote]

Working on it

kaneboats
02-14-2011, 02:37 PM
It was just brought to my attention that Daze is going to head up on Fri. night and camp out. I was planning on heading down early Sat. morning. I'll have to talk to the boss and see if she'll go for 2 nights of tent sleeping. Odds are slim but there's a chance. I was worried about driving 4 hrs on Sat morning, boating all day, setting up tents/camp, cooking dinner, etc. I might be worn out. Getting there on Fri. would let us sleep in a bit and get the camp setup stuff out of the way. Have to check it out.

Update: We'll be there at about 8 on Fri. night-- changed booking to 2 nights. LLTR!!!!!!!

newty
02-14-2011, 05:05 PM
Whats the closest airport to you guys? Nevermind, looks like its 40ish miles from Orlando?

kaneboats
02-14-2011, 05:38 PM
Definitely have room for you, bro.

moombadaze
02-14-2011, 05:42 PM
Ryan, you thinking about it?

moombadaze
02-14-2011, 08:36 PM
Who's got room?



We all do.

LSV capacity is 13 peeps

Kaneboats is at 8 leaving room for 5
Im at 8 with Wolfemans crew leaving room for 5 peeps-the dogs are staying at home

so just in the lsv's alone we got room for 10 more--thats like 3 more 3 person familys.

Wont have to worry about filling balast is all

newty
02-14-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm half tempted! I'll keep an eye on airfare and see what happens.
I think it would be a blast to come down and meet the gang... even you Ed!:p
I've been trying to figure out logistically if its possible with sleeping bag camping stuff etc. I may have to mooch.
I don't eat much but... I do loves me some beer! ;)

moombadaze
02-14-2011, 08:48 PM
Ryan, I have a 3 man tent your more than welcome to use.

Anyone else from the PNW wanna get there season started early?

moombadaze
02-14-2011, 08:50 PM
Just dont let Ed get any saran wrap :p

11 Outback V
02-14-2011, 09:15 PM
I dont know if Brian is coming or not, spoke w him todayand he is trying.If he does come I think he is coming alone:(, or maybe thats what he wants. I have room since I am only 3 people plus Brian, so I have room also.....

for now

mmandley
02-14-2011, 10:01 PM
Ryan, I have a 3 man tent your more than welcome to use.

Anyone else from the PNW wanna get there season started early?

Ryan called me today and was asking if id go out there if he did. Now i am getting wind of Brian might come out too.

I will see what the two of them are up to, if eighter go solo i will join them and if they both go then i will go.

So if you all got some room there might be 3 PNWer coming out.

moombadaze
02-15-2011, 08:03 AM
mmandley, of course we have room, boy that would be something if you can all make it down.

kaneboats
02-15-2011, 10:45 AM
It would be fantastic to meet all you guys. I have an extra tent too-- a 3 man that realistically would sleep 2. You guys are more than welcome to it. Ryan, I'll make sure there's plenty of beer. Not gonna run out of that!

cham
02-19-2011, 08:26 PM
water temp in lake Minneola is up to 66 degrees!

Last time I was out it was 54.

I was in it today without a wet suit. I'll admit it was a little chilly, but not too bad once you were in a little while.

Thank god it was 78 degrees and brilliant sun to warm you up immediately.

Starke Lake was good today, we were out all day in it. Cold at first but it was fine with a good wet suit.

After a set I was hot and soaked for a bit to cool off, got a sun burn too.

jmb
02-19-2011, 09:15 PM
Went out today and skied and wakeboarded. I was great to get out. We are going to try again tomorrow.

kaneboats
02-20-2011, 02:28 AM
Shoot if those NW guys show up they'll need girls to fan them to cool them off if the water's over 60. I ain't a girl but I'll take a turn- one handed though.

mmandley
02-20-2011, 10:28 AM
Shoot if those NW guys show up they'll need girls to fan them to cool them off if the water's over 60. I ain't a girl but I'll take a turn- one handed though.

I don't even have a good reply..

Ill take water up to 75 after that i start not liking the water as its to warm for me then lol.

cham
02-20-2011, 10:55 AM
I'm pretty sure our lake temps got to the mid/high 80's last summer.

yuk

mmandley
02-20-2011, 11:02 AM
I'm pretty sure our lake temps got to the mid/high 80's last summer.

yuk

Surprisingly they didn't. Last summer was very short for us. The water normally gets in the 60s by early June. It was middle of June and water was still 54 to 58 in some of the local lakes.

My favorite Henry Hagg, or The Hagg as we call it gets pretty warm as its a lot smaller, in 09 it was in the 80s and man i hated it lol. Last year it got pretty close 78 or 79 but as long as the air temp is over 85 it still feels cool.

I will take over 80 water any day don't get me wrong that just means we have a longer summer.

Last summer it rained for the better part of August so lake temps cooled down fast and we lot a lot of good time on the weekend.

Now if you goto the river, the Willamette or Willy as we call it, the water never goes over 70, now does the Columbia and ive been on them both a lot last year.

kaneboats
02-21-2011, 10:46 AM
We've got 70's for the next 10 days. It's gotta be warming up down there. Even after the cold it could still be a real warm spring.

kaneboats
02-27-2011, 11:15 PM
Thanks! You're the one who told me to grab that site.

moombadaze
03-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Got word that cabin 14 has been reserved :D

moombadaze
03-28-2011, 08:31 PM
Rained all day in Tampa and supposed to rain all week-hope Clermont gets the same.

cham
03-28-2011, 08:37 PM
I'm bascially in Clermont and yes it has been raining all day here. Supposed to rain all day tomorrow too.

Our lakes need it, my usual lake had it's ramp almost totally out of the water yesterday. Tires were in sand on launch, I'm glad I have 4x4

moombadaze
03-29-2011, 07:54 AM
my pool came up about 4"

cham
03-31-2011, 08:28 PM
Clermont lakes are down 4 feet.

Only thing this rain is gonna fill up is my pool.

When hurricane seson starts, let's hope for a bunch of tropical storms.

I went my Starke Lake earier today, it was down about 3 feet and it's back to normal levels now.

I'm not sure what drains into that lake but I'm telling you the water is up BIG TIME.


I wasn't expecting much out of these storms but my goodness, the last two days have been a weather freak.

We had 70 mph winds here yesterday. Power was out for 6 hours.

moombadaze
03-31-2011, 08:35 PM
yes the weather has been extreem, our lake is up about 2' tonight and its still raining and draining into it. We had some wicked wind today-trees down all around us-cars crushed, screened pool inclosures mangled, trees on houses, all in about a 100 yard radius around our house but the big tree in the bag yard is still upright and the neighbors in the front is still up. feeling lucky.

cham
03-31-2011, 08:37 PM
I didn't prep for it at all. I had no idea it was going to be such a nasty storm.


Things in my back yard ended up in my front yard and they took the short route.

kaneboats
04-01-2011, 09:22 AM
You guys got hit pretty good. We got a bunch of rain and that was it. Grass looks good and all the yellow pollen got washed down. I can breathe.

cham
04-05-2011, 06:43 PM
I've never been to a "Moomba MiniJam" but when it comes to gatherings of fellow hobbiests I've always found "the more the merrier" to be true.

wolfeman131
04-05-2011, 08:04 PM
I've never been to a "Moomba MiniJam" but when it comes to gatherings of fellow hobbiests I've always found "the more the merrier" to be true.

Cham - where were you last Sat? We could've used your boat as the chase boat. Fast & no wake would have been great!

cham
04-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Cham - where were you last Sat? We could've used your boat as the chase boat. Fast & no wake would have been great!

What are you trying to say about my boat :(

lol


I had planned on being there but I forgot that my family had planned a day at Wekiva Springs.

Sorry I missed it, any pics?

moombadaze
04-05-2011, 08:08 PM
no problem here

btw, got my firewood today

wolfeman131
04-05-2011, 08:34 PM
What are you trying to say about my boat :(

lol


I had planned on being there but I forgot that my family had planned a day at Wekiva Springs.

Sorry I missed it, any pics?

I'm saying it's faster and puts out a smaller wake when needed and would have worked great. Plus, I wanted a ride in that bad boy and also wanted to check out your tower up close. Hope to see it in about 6 wks! :p

I put a few pics up under the documentary thread and will try and post some more later tonight. It was awesome wathcing the pros up close.

moombadaze
04-06-2011, 08:47 AM
Ed, how was surgery?

and how is the lake level doing?

moombadaze
04-06-2011, 08:57 AM
take it easy and get better-dont rush it

cham
04-06-2011, 10:37 AM
My draft is a bit lower if you want some company for an expedition.

cham
04-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Wow, John boat shallow?!?!

I was thinking you were just idling up the canals

moombadaze
04-06-2011, 11:28 AM
I dont know how shallow, but Ed makes it sound very shollow, with the john boat its got tilt on the motor so it will work great for that-no reason to get a inboard stuck and suck crap up into the motor-hey you any good at flippin burgers with the BBQ hanging off the side while were motoring thru the water/canals?

moombadaze
04-10-2011, 09:33 PM
I'd like to be up for it but not sure I will be. A long day in the sun and I'll be most likely be thinking about my cumfy chair and a cold beer.

kaneboats
04-11-2011, 11:01 AM
Love the idea but agree that with the long day we will be ready to park it next to the cooler.

kaneboats
04-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Assuming we make it back (crooooaaaaakkkkkkkk).

kaneboats
04-11-2011, 11:49 AM
Yes, here it is usually in mid to late May. It may be slightly earlier near you. We'll have to be extremely careful at night-- stay away from the water. They are much more aggressive at that time. Stacy, are you bringing the dogs? It's a double edged sword because they can be helpful but can also attract the gators.

moombadaze
04-11-2011, 02:03 PM
No dogs this trip, dont want to risk them being dinner.

moombadaze
04-14-2011, 09:05 PM
Ed, let me know which sunday you want to cruise the canals/lakes in the fishin boat.

moombadaze
04-15-2011, 11:20 AM
May 1st works best for me . 15th need to be getting stuff ready and get the boat and truck cleaned up.

kaneboats
04-15-2011, 11:22 AM
Not a lot of rain in the next 10 days or so. Wouldn't mind seeing a nice 2-3 day rain down there -- during the week of course.

kaneboats
04-20-2011, 12:57 PM
30 days till the 2011 Central Florida MiniJam. Time to start making my list of all the crap I have to bring like beer, tent, beer, ice, sleeping bags, beer, chicken wings, beer, the boat, beer, and, of course, some Yuengling.

moombadaze
04-20-2011, 01:17 PM
30 days-is that all. Man time has been flying by. I've only got 2 maybe 3 days free between now and then to do some surfing.

moombadaze
05-01-2011, 08:18 PM
Had a great day hanging with Ed cruising thru the lakes and canals. We made it all the way thru to the last lake (lousia) with no major issues-hit sandy bottom once on our way and on the way back hit a stump or something that was about 2 feet under--this was on the last canal/river area. We both felt its not worth trying to make it all the way with prop damage fears-but we can get to a small lake as long as the levels stay the same that is protected and we'll just raft up there for lunch then get back to surfing/wakeboard after lunch on the big lakes.

kaneboats
05-03-2011, 04:55 PM
OK, so it's now 17 days away. Daughter #2 just tried out and made middle school cheerleading. She is a captain. Congrats. Today we were informed there is a mandatory cheer clinic on Sat., 5/21. I have had it up to the friggin' eyebrows with cheer crap conflicting with weekday plans, weekend plans, summer plans, etc. I'm about to pull the plug on the whole thing for both of them. Never mind the $2500 per kid per year on tumbling and gymnastics classes, cheer camps, travel, uniforms, shoes, poms, bags, camp clothes, practice uniforms, bodysuits, socks, jackets, embroidering, etc.

I planned and booked that weekend back in what? February?

wolfeman131
05-03-2011, 05:12 PM
So, I'm guessing that your leaving her and D behind . . .

We can help with the boat & other kiddos!

kaneboats
05-03-2011, 05:24 PM
No, sir. This is a family event that was planned back in Jan. I am leaving cheer behind.

moombadaze
05-03-2011, 05:26 PM
"mandatory cheer clinic" -or what, really is it that big a deal--1 day, or can a kid not have a life other than cheer.

kaneboats
05-03-2011, 05:36 PM
I don't really care if a kid has a life outside of cheer. I draw the line when the parents and none of the other kids get to have a life.

It's two days-- Sat and Sun with the new choreography for all the routines next year.

kaneboats
05-04-2011, 09:19 AM
Ed, you're absolutely right. It doesn't help. Although I have to admit I was passionate about that flavor too once upon a time.

moombadaze
05-09-2011, 09:43 PM
I know its obvius but we will be there with the boat.

see ya friday night

kaneboats
05-10-2011, 11:21 AM
Looking like 7/8 of our clan will be there around 9 on Fri. night. Y'all make sure they hold my camp site, OK? I may need you to text me the gate code too so I can get in.

wolfeman131
05-10-2011, 01:33 PM
sorry it's not 8/8 but . . .

WHOO HOO!

looks like I might get to drive the LSV :)

wolfeman131
05-10-2011, 01:51 PM
with any luck, we will be there by 6:00 pm. check into cabin & head to the store for groceries (i.e. beer), then we'll meet you back at the campground to make sure that we bought the right groceries.

kaneboats
05-10-2011, 02:50 PM
Just be careful on the way back in the dark. Bring your two buddies, Smith & the other guy.

moombadaze
05-11-2011, 12:02 PM
We should be rolling in about 7:30 ourselve's, I was told to just call that day and get the gate code

11 Outback V
05-11-2011, 05:25 PM
Did we ever get a final tally of people??

given:
Ed G
Moombadaze
wolfeman
kaneboats

Did I miss anyone???

cham
05-11-2011, 05:56 PM
I lost my little partner to his mom that weekend. I was looking forward to going with him but it sucks going alone and I haven't perfected self drive yet.


I bought the "KITT" kit but who woulda thought artificial intelligence for a boat would be so many wires! Damn you Knight Rider for making it look easy!!!

moombadaze
05-11-2011, 07:13 PM
Your still going to make it right?

Possible the Maxpowers will be there

moombadaze
05-11-2011, 07:16 PM
Todd, what are your plans? You going to make it saturday.

Think the plan on sunday is to head for home about 2pm/ maybe 3pm, Wolfeman's got about a 6-7 hour drive

cham
05-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Your still going to make it right?

Possible the Maxpowers will be there

Thought about it but running solo is no fun

cham
05-12-2011, 07:35 AM
lol

Sounds good Ed

wolfeman131
05-12-2011, 08:38 AM
Thought about it but running solo is no fun

Cahm,

No worries brother; there will be plenty of us there and plenty of boats to hop in and have some fun. I'll warn you now, after spending a few hours with my kiddos, you may wish you were solo.

Hope to see you there.

cham
05-12-2011, 09:40 PM
Thanks guys

I'll come and hang out with you for a while on Saturday

kaneboats
05-13-2011, 10:55 AM
Weather is looking pretty darn good:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USFL0086?onloadedmetadata=null&oninput=null&onabort=null&oncanplay=null&onsuspend=null&onpause=null&onratechange=null&onstalled=null&onerror=null&onload=null&onchange=null&onloadeddata=null&onseeking=null&onseeked=null&oncanplaythrough=null&role=&onreset=null&onplay=null&onvolumechange=null&onplaying=null&ontimeupdate=null&onloadstart=null&ondurationchange=null&onwaiting=null&onselect=null&onended=null&onemptied=null&onprogress=null

moombadaze
05-15-2011, 01:20 PM
Im not interested in taking the time to deep fry anything for us and the cleanup is not worth it when camping. Were planing hotdogs one night and burgers one night. simple stuff

cham
05-15-2011, 06:02 PM
With so many boats out I'd love to see some dual boat surfing.

Put two boats close together and surf the merging wake.

cham
05-15-2011, 06:36 PM
LOL

I've only seen it done with jet ski's and they made major air. Just behind and between the boats the water dips down (looks like below water level) and it rises VERY high. I've never seen or heard of anyone wake surfing it but I'd sure love to see/try it.

I'll have my surf board :)

cham
05-15-2011, 06:57 PM
Sounds good Ed. I'll bring a cooler of Yuengling too

cham
05-15-2011, 08:50 PM
Any friend of Yuengling is a friend of mine.

Now I just need to call all the family members and secure a tent!

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 10:28 AM
Sounds good Ed. I'll bring a cooler of Yuengling too

Why settle for an OBV when you can ride in style in an LSV? Besides, Ed won't let you bring a cooler in his boat. But, no worries, you can always store your cooler in mine.

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 10:30 AM
Ed,

Thanks so much but don't worry about bringing the oil. I just don't think I'll have time for anything that involved. Won't even be there for dinner on Fri. night and I don't have room for all the stuff I'd need to do that on Sat. night. I'm going to throw some burgers on & serve up some pasta salad. If I'm lucky I can find some Wise chips around someplace. And lots of Yeungs!

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 11:10 AM
Uh, yea. Regarding your very important and pertinent message above: What/where is Sweetbay?

cham
05-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Why settle for an OBV when you can ride in style in an LSV? Besides, Ed won't let you bring a cooler in his boat. But, no worries, you can always store your cooler in mine.

I might be in trouble as it is, spending a day in a true wakeboarding boat may make me not want to drive mine anymore!


Sounds like fun, I'd love to see what both are capable of.

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 03:38 PM
It's not as simple as you think. You won't want one these boats instead of yours. You'll want BOTH!!!!!! :)

cham
05-16-2011, 03:44 PM
My #1 concern is a boat that's paid for. This is an uncertian market and being able to make financial moves without obligations is king to me.

Owning the title on my low hour boat is great, but there are times when I see those massive wakes coming off the back of a heavily balasted V drive that I want to make a trip down to the dealer.

moombadaze
05-16-2011, 04:03 PM
fyi, I took the 1100lb bag out and put the 750 in for this weekend-had to make room for chams cooler filled with beer

cham
05-16-2011, 04:07 PM
Daze knows how to ride!

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 04:18 PM
All right that plan has my vote!

cham
05-16-2011, 04:21 PM
I'll bring a couple cases, if that's not enough I think there are corner stores nearby

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 04:25 PM
Well, I'm bringing the new tow vehicle just to be safe:

cham
05-16-2011, 05:06 PM
Just secured myself a tent and an air mattress that fits inside.

Where should I call to reserve the camp site? Do they allow fires? I have wood.

11 Outback V
05-16-2011, 05:09 PM
http://www.floridastateparks.org/lakelouisa/default.cfmh

Try this. This is how I booked a cabin

moombadaze
05-16-2011, 05:11 PM
Charlie, I have spot 47 and Pat has 48
bring wood-we should have enough but you never know if it will last till dawn

Pat, um, not even sure what to say about the new tow rig, except damm that's awsome

cham
05-16-2011, 05:37 PM
Charlie, I have spot 47 and Pat has 48
bring wood-we should have enough but you never know if it will last till dawn

Pat, um, not even sure what to say about the new tow rig, except damm that's awsome

You're talking to site #46

cham
05-16-2011, 05:43 PM
Weird thing is they said #46 is in between 47 and 48......huh, ok.

moombadaze
05-16-2011, 05:43 PM
site 46 nice to meet you :p

campsite map
http://floridastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/map_of_Lake_Louisa_State_Park/r/campgroundMap.do?camparea=407322&contractCode=FL&parkId=281108

cham
05-16-2011, 05:47 PM
site 46 nice to meet you :p

Nice meeting you site 47.

You guys are going to have to give a camping noob some tips. I haven't camped since I was a kid.

So far I have:
Tent
Beer
Mattess
Beer
Chair
Beer
Fire wood
Beer

Am I missing anything?

moombadaze
05-16-2011, 05:50 PM
food?, but beer works fine for a substitute.

cham
05-16-2011, 07:13 PM
Oh yeah, food.

I think I'm having dinner with Ed & his wife Saturday night but I'll pack a lunch for Saturday.

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 08:25 PM
If you're by yourself you can easily eat with us. I have a couple burgers for you no problem. We usually put on quite a spread teaming up with Wolfeman and Moombadaze families.

moombadaze
05-16-2011, 08:34 PM
thats true, we usually only run out of beer :confused:

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 08:42 PM
I think we did run out once but it was on the 7TH DAY!

moombadaze
05-16-2011, 08:47 PM
yes it may have been but still, we ran out :mad:

cham
05-16-2011, 08:48 PM
If you're by yourself you can easily eat with us. I have a couple burgers for you no problem. We usually put on quite a spread teaming up with Wolfeman and Moombadaze families.

I'll use your coals & bring my own burgers to cook. Might even bring my grill and do up some ribs or something.


thats true, we usually only run out of beer :confused:

I will have lots of community beer. Cans for the boat and bottles (if the park allows) for after.

kaneboats
05-16-2011, 08:50 PM
Technically, they might not allow it but if you're quiet they won't bother you. I'll have lots of coozies to share (sorry- not the Moomba Maniacs ones though).

moombadaze
05-17-2011, 08:52 AM
Forecast
High for saturday and sunday 92
lows 71
10% rain

Just about perfect

wolfeman131
05-17-2011, 08:55 AM
I found results posted on the web, so I'm guessing they were just an enviro-friendly group.

http://chiptimes.com/images/files/static/484OverAll.htm

moombadaze
05-17-2011, 10:15 AM
Well I have no problem trying for Lake Louisa as long as you go first . Your boat drafts deeper than mine :D

kaneboats
05-17-2011, 10:49 AM
Everyone up in the bow-- then we only draft about 10".

moombadaze
05-17-2011, 12:06 PM
Well the lake may not be worth it, but the scenery thru the canals is worth it

kaneboats
05-18-2011, 02:18 PM
I'm sure I have it. I just don't have any blank CD's around here. I'll try to remember though.

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 12:13 PM
So I picked up some blank CD's yesterday to make you one. I looked all over for my Boston CD and can't find it. I checked all my libraries too and I don't have a copy anywhere. I can't believe this. I think the original may have been in the Mustang that was totaled last year.

On the bright side, the weather is looking absolutely perfect with high of 93, low of 71 and no rain in sight. Woo hoo!

http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/USFL0086

WaterBullDawg1980
05-19-2011, 01:19 PM
I have "More than a Feeling" that you guys are going to have a blast. Ed, please do not go streaking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSR6ZzjDZ94&feature=player_detailpage

Sorry, couldn't figure out how to embed the vid.

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 01:33 PM
As many times as I've heard it I still listened to it all the way through.

moombadaze
05-19-2011, 01:40 PM
That may have been my first record


**FYI-Parking at the ramp runs 5.00**

davinci
05-19-2011, 01:49 PM
Ed whats your email i will try to send you the album

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 01:53 PM
Send it to me and I'll burn the CD for him. I already labeled it!

I'll PM you my email.

davinci
05-19-2011, 01:56 PM
Cool i will try by Email.. I have
-1976 BOSTON
-1986 DON'T LOOK BACK
-1986 THIRD STAGE
-1994 WALK ON
-2002 CORPORATE AMERICA

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 01:59 PM
He only asked for the first one but I'll give him anything you can get to me. I started making longer CD's for personal use where I would put the first album intact and then add some of the later best songs at the end so you could have a little more and fill up a CD. My own version of a Greatest Hits. I can't believe I have no CD's anywhere and no MP3's. I'll have to check my old backup hard drive tonight and see if there's anything there.

Edit: Turns out I have a bunch of original CD album cases in a box in storage. Some of the CD cases actually have the original CD's inside them. So it's possible that I have some Boston in there. But, that stuff is buried and will have to wait till after we sell the house and move. Could be a while.

davinci
05-19-2011, 02:27 PM
Let me know if you get them

moombadaze
05-19-2011, 02:33 PM
If we had 4 copies could all 4 stereos get going at the same time?

davinci
05-19-2011, 02:38 PM
Lol if you all push play at the same time it might sound ok:)

cham
05-19-2011, 04:15 PM
My little girl has a 12" sub, 600w amp, 4 Jb mid ranges and 4 Kicker HLCD's on the tower.

I'll do my best to drown you out with some pink floyd!

moombadaze
05-19-2011, 04:17 PM
I think we all will be listning to what Todd's playing :p

I think he has done some changes since his photos were posted

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 04:18 PM
I'd say, "I'll drink to that", but that's not what you need when you listen to Floyd.

It would be hard to sync up but if there was a good radio station we could all put on the same one for a while. Might be cool. Ed loves country so we could pick a good country station.

davinci
05-19-2011, 04:28 PM
"Country" ???????:confused::eek::eek::?:?

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 04:31 PM
Not your country.

Props to davinci who doesn't have enough to do these days. :) Got the whole album emailed and already burned to a CD for Ed. Now I just have to remember to put it in the truck!

davinci
05-19-2011, 04:49 PM
Yee Haw c'mon ya all crank up them tunes up i'm ready lol lol

Just kidding Ed...Enjoy the jam.

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 04:54 PM
That's hilarious. I want a sticker of that for my truck.

cham
05-19-2011, 05:34 PM
I think we all will be listning to what Todd's playing :p

I think he has done some changes since his photos were posted

He needs to post some new ones up!

kaneboats
05-19-2011, 11:02 PM
Don't let him fool ya. He loves Crystal Gale, Conway Twitty, and is an especially big fan of George Jones.

moombadaze
05-20-2011, 08:20 AM
oh Ed, your digging yourself in deeper :p

cham
05-22-2011, 03:19 PM
What a blast! I enjoyed meeting each of you and that was one of my better days on the water. Who needs any more than a few good people, boats and to sit in the middle tied up floating with a beer in your hand?

Sorry I didn't make it out today, I woke up early with a wicked sunburn, there was no way I could get any more sun today.

I only snapped two pictures (with camera phone). Everyone who didn't make it missed a great time.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h187/cham_01/IMG00194-20110521-1943.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h187/cham_01/IMG00193-20110521-1933.jpg

WaterBullDawg1980
05-22-2011, 07:45 PM
Very cool. I bet you guys had a blast. A cold Beer or two always makes a hot day go by easier.

wolfeman131
05-23-2011, 12:09 AM
Yo Charlie!

THANKS for letting me behind the wheel of your ride!!!!

The Boomerang is an absolute blast. Hope to see you again soon.

cham
05-23-2011, 07:51 AM
Yo Charlie!

THANKS for letting me behind the wheel of your ride!!!!

The Boomerang is an absolute blast. Hope to see you again soon.

No problem Drew

I hope to make it to the next gathering and this time I'll make sure I have my little guy with me. He would have had a blast playing with the other kids.


and don't be a stranger to Lake Minneola!

When you want to surf, let me know.

I liked your board!

I promise - no more trips down the canal.

I'm definately going to use Minneola again. That water was great. My home lake is already hot and brown.

moombadaze
05-23-2011, 08:01 AM
Todd and Charlie-nice to meet you guys






I promise - no more trips down the canal.


Dont think I will ever go back down till the lakes get about 3 more feet of water in them. :mad:

kaneboats
05-23-2011, 12:01 PM
Great to meet you guys! Charlie, I'll never forget when I looked up and saw my 11 y/o son driving your Boomerang. I'm still not sure how that happened. For those that weren't there or didn't see, we didn't raft up or anchor, we were all just kind of floating. Charlies' boat was separated from the rest of us. All of a sudden a little kid was driving it closer. I have let him drive before (supervised) but had not let him jump in and GO! His mother was freaking out of course. "No more meeting people on the internet!"

wolfeman131
05-23-2011, 12:40 PM
Yep, that was a "What the heck?!?!" moment for all of us watching (from a safe distance away) in Stacy's boat.

Good times, man. Good times.

WaterBullDawg1980
05-23-2011, 01:04 PM
I know it's been said before but that Boomerang is sweet.

wolfeman131
05-23-2011, 01:08 PM
I know it's been said before but that Boomerang is sweet.

seriously, you have no idea until you have gone for a ride in it and Charlie puls a 180.

My gut still hurts from laughing so hard during that ride.

cham
05-23-2011, 02:11 PM
Great to meet you guys! Charlie, I'll never forget when I looked up and saw my 11 y/o son driving your Boomerang. I'm still not sure how that happened. For those that weren't there or didn't see, we didn't raft up or anchor, we were all just kind of floating. Charlies' boat was separated from the rest of us. All of a sudden a little kid was driving it closer. I have let him drive before (supervised) but had not let him jump in and GO! His mother was freaking out of course. "No more meeting people on the internet!"

LOL, I was as shocked as you were. All the kids were swimming around us and I mentioned how far my swim for a beer was going to be. So your son spoke up and said you want me to bring it over for you? I said "if you're feeling like swimming go for it" (in my head I'm thinking he was going to swim it back, obviously we weren't on the same page).

So a few minutes later someone said "hey, is that kid going to drive your boat" I said "no, he asked me if he could swim it back over". We then see him jump into the drivers seat. I can't remember who was next to me at the time (maybe Ed?) both tried yelling to get his attention but he was too far away to hear us. Thank god he was easy on the throttle, she likes to get up and go in a hurry and that could have been bad for all of us, but he did a great job. Nice little Jr captian you've got there :)

cham
05-23-2011, 02:16 PM
I know it's been said before but that Boomerang is sweet.


seriously, you have no idea until you have gone for a ride in it and Charlie puls a 180.

My gut still hurts from laughing so hard during that ride.

Thanks guys, I love my boat and she is really fun to drive but I'm definately thinking about an upgrade in the next 12 to 24 months. That outback V and the LSV's are sweet little boats.

The 180 spin out, lol. It looks worse than it is. When I was growing up at home my parents owned a ski rental business and they had boomerangs in the past. After hours (almost daily) they would take it out and practice seeing who could get the most degrees of rotation out of it. From a distance it looks like the thing is going to flip, I've seen hundreds of spin outs in that model without any issue. Not something I do all the time, but it's fun from time to time.

kaneboats
05-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Well, I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. Glad to hear your description of what happened. Obviously, you took it extremely well. He did do a great job of moving it and was very careful. We got lucky I guess.

cham
05-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Well, I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. Glad to hear your description of what happened. Obviously, you took it extremely well. He did do a great job of moving it and was very careful. We got lucky I guess.

Zero need for an apology, it was a simple misunderstanding. No one had any bad intentions.

I'm not sure if luck was everything to do with it. At some point everyone (including myself) mentioned that every single kid that was there this weekend were extremely well behaved. Hats off to all the parents there.

moombadaze
05-23-2011, 03:27 PM
My gut still hurts from laughing so hard during that ride.

So were about a 50 yards away and Charlie guns it and all you can hear is Drew laughing

cham
05-23-2011, 04:38 PM
So were about a 50 yards away and Charlie guns it and all you can hear is Drew laughing

I had to check the tach to see if the engine was still running, I couldn't hear it over Drew

cab13367
05-24-2011, 03:44 PM
LOL, I was as shocked as you were. All the kids were swimming around us and I mentioned how far my swim for a beer was going to be. So your son spoke up and said you want me to bring it over for you? I said "if you're feeling like swimming go for it" (in my head I'm thinking he was going to swim it back, obviously we weren't on the same page).

So a few minutes later someone said "hey, is that kid going to drive your boat" I said "no, he asked me if he could swim it back over". We then see him jump into the drivers seat. I can't remember who was next to me at the time (maybe Ed?) both tried yelling to get his attention but he was too far away to hear us. Thank god he was easy on the throttle, she likes to get up and go in a hurry and that could have been bad for all of us, but he did a great job. Nice little Jr captian you've got there :)

At the risk of stating the obvious, I think this is good time to remind everyone to please take the keys out of the ignition and hide them if there are kids around and there is not going to be an adult in the boat. I am glad that nothing bad happened but the potential was there.

Anyway, looks like you all had a great time. Hope we can do one in the NW this summer and more than 3 boats will show up :)

Al

moombadaze
05-24-2011, 03:58 PM
At the risk of stating the obvious, I think this is good time to remind everyone to please take the keys out of the ignition and hide them if there are kids around and there is not going to be an adult in the boat. I am glad that nothing bad happened but the potential was there.

Anyway, looks like you all had a great time. Hope we can do one in the NW this summer and more than 3 boats will show up :)

Al

Good advise on the keys-as Im guilty of leaving them in all the time to.

oh-Last year we had 3 boats, this was 5, next year ???