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rc5695
08-17-2013, 12:30 PM
Finally got my ballast close to dialed in on my old Kamberra. I think I had ~500# left rear, ~800# center locker, and ~800 under left windshield. I didn't realize I had so much in the center locker, so I'll try a little less in it next time and see if I can't lengthen the pocket some. Just estatic I could get a repeatable decently surfable wave finally. lol. Oh yea, 9.6-10.2 mph by GPS.

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rc5695
08-17-2013, 12:34 PM
All that surfing tool place AFTER the rain cam thru...1819918200182011820218203

rc5695
08-17-2013, 12:42 PM
Clouds in the mtns after the rain
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Thanks to Drew for the good deal on the kids wakeboard, Alex and Rachel both got up for the first time. Rachel never even tried before, and got up on her 2nd or 3rd try!
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rc5695
08-17-2013, 12:49 PM
and no trip to a mtn lake is complete without some cliff diving / jumping ;) Wish I had gotten Cody's flip into belly flop from 25' . lol
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Cigars n scotch
08-17-2013, 10:41 PM
how is jocasee? i've been researching local lakes for camping and boating and this one came up. cliffs look cool.

rc5695
08-19-2013, 08:36 AM
Jocassee's awesome. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! It is well known for bad storms popping up, so you really need to keep an eye on the weather is all. VERY deep, so water's always nice and cool. Never too busy, mostly due to Devil's Fork being the only ramp. Never stayed there, but it is very nice campground and has cabins you can rent too, and I've heard they're very nice. Multiple waterfalls you can drive your boat right up to. Let me know if you're going to go, and I'll try to provide you some co-ordinates or a copy of my map for location of falls. Now is perfect with all the rain we've been getting. Never seen the falls so nice; been just a trickel for many years. The cliff has some easier places to climb than what's shown, but there were already other people there and the boys and girls were feeling adventurous ;) It is to the right of the launch as soon as you get out of the inlet, immediately N of the damn.

kaneboats
08-19-2013, 10:54 AM
Looks incredible, Ryan. How far from home is it for you?

rc5695
08-19-2013, 11:10 AM
'bout an hour and a half now, thus the reason we never made it up there last year. It was only about 40 minutes before we moved... We can now be on hartwell in ~20-25 minutes, so that's where we usually go, and always try to explore something new on the lake, seeings how it has over 900 miles of shoreline!

You could tour all of Jocassee in a day and still do some watersports, but you could easily spend 2 days there. A lot of divers go there too, as they sunk some old sihp over by the cliff. There's a diveshop right before you get to the lake. there's also boat/jetski/pontoon rentals and fishing charters on Jocassee. It is a really neat lake.

bergermaister
08-19-2013, 04:42 PM
Finally got my ballast close to dialed in on my old Kamberra. I think I had ~500# left rear, ~800# center locker, and ~800 under left windshield. I didn't realize I had so much in the center locker, so I'll try a little less in it next time and see if I can't lengthen the pocket some. Just estatic I could get a repeatable decently surfable wave finally. lol. Oh yea, 9.6-10.2 mph by GPS.


Looks great! Except for that funny looking bald guy in the pics.

JK :p

Good looking wave you've got there. Love the clean green aqua.

MLA
08-19-2013, 11:13 PM
and no trip to a mtn lake is complete without some cliff diving / jumping ;) Wish I had gotten Cody's flip into belly flop from 25' . lol
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What part of the lake is this, other side of the dam from Devils Fork landing?

MLA
08-19-2013, 11:18 PM
how is jocasee? i've been researching local lakes for camping and boating and this one came up. cliffs look cool.

Ive hiked around and boated on Jocasee a number of times. it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the area. almost zero development around the lake.

Hartwell along the SC/GA line is also a nice place to camp/boat.

smitty75
08-20-2013, 12:18 AM
It's a great place to boat and camp, only problem is devils fork fills up quick so camp sites are not always available. I usually book 4 or 5 long weekends at the beginning of the season. We are there about every weekend if anyone is ever in the area.

rc5695
08-20-2013, 08:20 AM
What part of the lake is this, other side of the dam from Devils Fork landing?
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https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Eclectic+Sun+LLC,+Devils+Fork+State+Par k+Pavilion,+238+Buckeye+Drive,+Salem,+SC+29676+(Ec lectic+Sun+LLC)&daddr=34.96939,-82.912445&hl=en&ll=34.970094,-82.933903&spn=0.064989,0.087633&sll=34.970094,-82.933903&sspn=0.129977,0.175266&geocode=FQtXFQIdnksO-w%3B&mra=me&mrsp=1&sz=13&t=h&z=14

Cigars n scotch
08-22-2013, 12:07 AM
It's a great place to boat and camp, only problem is devils fork fills up quick so camp sites are not always available. I usually book 4 or 5 long weekends at the beginning of the season. We are there about every weekend if anyone is ever in the area.

That's what we are looking for. Wife and I don't do normal vacations anymore, especially with having our two year old and now being in SC where we have no family. We like taking long weekend trips, especially camping and it's EVEN better if you can bring your boat (without stupid HP restrictions). I was at work surfing camping in NC and SC and Jocassee came up, so did Devils Fork. Jocassee is a good ways from me in Charlotte so it'd have to be a 4-5 day to make it worthwhile. Definitely looks beautiful though.

rc5695
08-22-2013, 08:39 AM
Jocassee is a good ways from me in Charlotte so it'd have to be a 4-5 day to make it worthwhile. Definitely looks beautiful though.You wouldn't be disappointed