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kaneboats
08-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Allright everybody, the date is set for the 4th annual Flint River Mini-Jam. We'll meet in Bainbridge, GA at the Earl Maye Boat Basin at about 10:30 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 17th for a day of boarding and surfing family fun. There are new ramps this year and even decent new bathrooms near the ramps in the park. They have also added additional parking. There is camping nearby at KOA (they have a nice pool) and several motels.

Here's a link to the surviving pictures from last year. Sure hope everybody who has been there in the past returns and we also see some new faces.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?12393-Flint-River-Jam-3rd-Annual/page5

moombadaze
08-10-2011, 08:48 PM
We plan to be there, looking forward to FLint River Jam #4

kaneboats
08-11-2011, 09:44 AM
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing you for the 4th straight year. Wonder if Maxpower will keep his streak going? Monty?

wolfeman131
08-11-2011, 09:59 AM
we've got it on the calendar & hope plans all come together!

kaneboats
08-22-2011, 02:22 PM
Only 4 weeks from Sat.! Had some great water out last weekend. Very light traffic too for a hot beautiful day.

wolfeman131
08-22-2011, 02:32 PM
gotta get some more practice time in so I can show off some new skills!

maxpower220
08-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing you for the 4th straight year. Wonder if Maxpower will keep his streak going? Monty?

I won't be able to make it this year. We are going to have family in from out of town from that Thurs to that Monday.

Hope that you have a good time.

kaneboats
08-23-2011, 10:59 AM
I'm sorry to hear you guys won't be there. Well, hopefully we see some new faces this year. On Sat. the water was clear and cool. You could see the bottom up to about 10 feet or so.

kaneboats
09-06-2011, 01:30 PM
Flint River Mini-Jam -- 4th Annual-- only 11 days away. Looking like weather in the low to mid 80's and lots of sun. Google Map Bainbridge, GA for the launch point. It's really not that far, is it?????? How's this? I will personally pick up and host anyone of the Moomba Roo Crew on here who wants to fly in. Ryan? Joe?

moombadaze
09-06-2011, 08:51 PM
11 days--my how summer flys by, seems like it was just a couple days ago I was planning the whole summer out

kaneboats
09-15-2011, 09:29 AM
Only 48 hours till the 4th Annual Flint River Mini-Jam. Unfortunately, we are going to miss BIKEFEST, which will be going on nearby:

http://www.bainbridge-bikefest.com/

dusty2221
09-15-2011, 11:43 AM
Can we come?

kaneboats
09-15-2011, 12:04 PM
Of course! Better get a move on. It's a bit of a haul. If you want to fly in I'll pick you up though.

dusty2221
09-15-2011, 12:09 PM
We are gonna need 8 tickets departing from Dallas, and 3 from Arkansas (if they even have an airport..might send a horse and buggy)

You got that handled?
:)

kaneboats
09-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Why don't I just send my plane for you?

moombadaze
09-15-2011, 12:58 PM
should be on the road in 24 hrs from right now.

hope the fedex dude shows soon

Dusty, heck yes come on over-theres water over here to float your boat on

kaneboats
09-15-2011, 02:32 PM
Plenty of chips to go around too!!!!!!!!!!!!

Courtesy of Wise Chips, a long standing sponsor of the Flint River Mini-Jam. Thank you again, WISE!!!!:p

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/IMG_5617.jpg

dusty2221
09-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Woah, that's alot of chips!

KG's Supra24
09-16-2011, 10:15 AM
Woah ... That is alot of chips.

Our last trip to Georgia wasn't bad ... Might as well go again.

Wish it was half the distance and I'd consider. Guess we will have our own mini jam ... with 3 bags of chips. :(

kaneboats
09-16-2011, 11:29 AM
It's funny you mentioned it. Wolfeman, Moombadaze and I talked about trying to plan something with you guys. We'll have to see if there is somewhere we could all meet up about halfway in between some time next summer. All Supra/Moomba owners welcome too. Need a nice lake, camping on the water with sites where you can pull the boat up to the site would be best.

dusty2221
09-16-2011, 11:33 AM
We should for sure try to figure that out. I did the Dallas to ATL drive to pick the boat up, with a pit stop in Arkansas to pick KG up....it's doable, but I def would like to not do it again!

4-5 hours for at least a 3-4 day trip is legit to me

KG's Supra24
09-16-2011, 11:44 AM
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama .... That's what we have to choose from. I don't know about that guys. Sounds sketchy.

wolfeman131
09-16-2011, 11:48 AM
Yeah, sketchy as I need a hotel too. My idea of "roughing it" is a Fairfield Inn.

But, we do have JesseC and jmb in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, AL. If we do something around Tuscaloosa, bet we can talk Stuart into coming down to visit his son & join us on the water.

kaneboats
09-16-2011, 11:55 AM
Nothing like having inside info on where to go too. I'd love to go to Tuscaloosa and wear some Gator gear.

wolfeman131
09-16-2011, 11:58 AM
You'll only get to wear it on your boat! Don't want mine to get torpeedo'd

kaneboats
09-16-2011, 12:03 PM
You can wear your gear from THE Tatoo U.

BTW, I assume you are going to DVR the tatoo game at home.

I just tasted the homemade salsa- mmmmm-- need a beer now though.

wolfeman131
09-16-2011, 12:09 PM
Oh yeah, Bama fans totally get the idea of paying players. They'll just laugh at me for having a team that was dumb enough to get caught.

kaneboats
09-19-2011, 12:29 PM
We had another successful Flint River MiniJam. This year's edition was much smaller. Only 3 families and 2 Moombas. But, we had perfect weather. It started out cool and overcast on the way but developed into a clear 87 degree day with 76 degree water. There were only about 5-6 other boats on the whole river so we had it mostly to ourselves. Everyone had a great time. Moombadaze, Wolfeman and I got to take off together for Dad's surfing hour which turned into about 2 hours and tired legs. Kids played, wakeboarded and surfed a little. At the end of the day I got out the only tube we brought and let them air it up once we were too tired to do anything else. It was a beautiful perfect day. I wish more of our owner friends and guests could have joined us. Thank you to everyone who came and brought great attitudes and had fun. Thank you also to this year's sponsors, Wise Chips and Lakewakes Wakesurf Boards. Wise provided tons of chips for everyone to enjoy. Lakewakes sent a demo board for us to try out. It was cool and lots of fun. I'll try to post a video below of someone riding the board.

Here's some pics of the day:

Nice spot to hang out
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5648.jpg

Little gals relaxing in the sun
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5633.jpg

A little surfing with Daze
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5668.jpg

kaneboats
09-19-2011, 12:31 PM
A little wakeboarding
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5690.jpg

And a little more
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5723.jpg

Gals having some lunch
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5666.jpg

kaneboats
09-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Tubing at the end of the day
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5740.jpg

Let's open her up
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5767.jpg

Group shot- thanks to everyone!
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/IMG_5629.jpg

kaneboats
09-19-2011, 12:33 PM
Daze trying out the latest demo from Lakewakes:

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/th_MVI_5662.jpg (http://s535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/Flint%20River%20Minijam-%202011/?action=view&current=MVI_5662.mp4)

Ed G
09-19-2011, 12:52 PM
76 degree water? Ooooh, baby!

That river spring fed?

wolfeman131
09-19-2011, 01:40 PM
start of the day
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0434.jpg

all to ourselves
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0438.jpg

perfect peace
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0439.jpg

cool, rotating railroad bridge
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0442.jpg

wolfeman131
09-19-2011, 01:42 PM
only traffic we ran into was the mallards
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0440.jpg

heading home
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0436.jpg

beautiful way to end a great day
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0437.jpg

moombadaze
09-19-2011, 02:33 PM
Awesome time.

Highlight was the daddy surfing time--great idea that was! We need to make that happen more often

rdlangston13
09-19-2011, 07:28 PM
cool, rotating railroad bridge
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/Flint%20Jam%202011/SANY0442.jpg

that bridge looks exactly like the one on the river where we ride!

wolfeman131
09-19-2011, 10:43 PM
oh yea? I thought that bridge was cool how it rotated on that main piling. You could see these huge gears on it when up close.

rdlangston13
09-20-2011, 08:25 AM
oh yea? I thought that bridge was cool how it rotated on that main piling. You could see these huge gears on it when up close.

next time i go to the river (2 or 3 weeks) i will snap some shots of the one where we go. has the gears on it for rotating too

rdlangston13
09-20-2011, 09:01 PM
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/0c190802.jpg

wolfeman131
09-20-2011, 10:11 PM
HA! That's crazy.

Ed G
09-21-2011, 05:32 AM
Built by the Pittsburgh Bridge Company, located in a small suburb south of Pittsburgh.

Eventually the PBC became The American Bridge Company and the small town where it was located was then renamed "Bridgeville, PA".

A second office of the ABC was located in a town which is now called "Ambridge, Pa"

moombadaze
10-16-2011, 04:38 PM
took awhile but here are some from us

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/018.jpg
following Kaneboats results in nothin but tail lights

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/019.jpg

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/021.jpg

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/024.jpg

moombadaze
10-16-2011, 04:39 PM
sad time--headed for home
http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/027.jpg

rdlangston13
10-16-2011, 08:02 PM
it seems like single axle trailers sit up higher than the tandem axles trailers

moombadaze
10-17-2011, 07:55 AM
it seems like single axle trailers sit up higher than the tandem axles trailers

they do, my double has 14" wheels and I think the singles are 16".

sled - 1
10-30-2011, 04:35 PM
Am I too late? Did I miss it? Bwahahahah