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wakevet
08-23-2007, 11:56 PM
Just curious if anyone is from Canada on this forum. I'm in Calgary, which is in Alberta, you know, the place with all the oil!! Anyway, I'm envious of all the southern boat owners that get to wakeboard all year. Our season is from May until Sept if were lucky. Sucks to see our nice boats in the garage for 6 months of the year. Let's see where everyone is from!!

freyse
08-24-2007, 01:52 AM
Yes there are a few of us still living in Saskatchewan , we have not all left the province. The reason being are the great lakes we have in the north,I am from Saskatoon and have a 05 Outback love the boat. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Buttafewcoe
08-24-2007, 06:22 AM
Great white north, eh?

schwartzman
08-24-2007, 04:55 PM
I'm also in Calgary. I have seen a few Moomba around, just not in the water. We mostly go into B.C or do Ghost lake early Saturdays and some week days.

Sled491
08-25-2007, 12:00 AM
Born and Raised in Thunder Bay, Ont. Moved about 10 years ago, miss all the vacant giant lakes, don't miss the freakin cold water :lol:

wakevet
08-25-2007, 02:13 AM
great to see some canucks on the board! I spent 10 years in Saskatchewan at the U of S. the lakes up north are great, I wish I had would've had a moomba in school, but then it was hard enough finding enough money for food, never mind $150 a weekend for boat fuel!! now I'm in Calgary and usually go to Invermere BC on weekends or Ghost lake occasionally. I'll be there tomorrow actually, me and my yellow moomba!!

schwartzman
08-25-2007, 08:23 AM
I'll be there pretty early and in my friends boat this morrning (8:00). Our boat is black and white with a pole. If its nice ou twe will be there on Wednesday evening.

Laz
08-25-2007, 02:21 PM
I live in Toronto and have a 1 week old Moomba Outback.

I ski/wakeboard in the Holland River and in Muskoka.

Buttafewcoe
08-25-2007, 08:00 PM
Went to Windsor one time across the Ambassador Bridge while I was living in Detroit. Took the tunnel back.
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A good time was had by all who attended.
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Ian Brantford
08-27-2007, 07:10 PM
I am in Ottawa, Ontario. I think that I have the only XLV for hundreds of kilometres... or is it leagues that we use here? Anyway, I know of one LSV somewhere around, and that's about it for Moomba's. I had to drive to Muskoka (5 hours) to test drive and buy my boat! I saw a listing for a dealer in Trenton -- that would have shaved it down to a mere 3 hours.

There is also a Moomba dealer about a half hour's drive east of Montreal, and another one near Tremblant, so there must be a bunch of customers in the central Quebec cottage country.

Ian

Laz
08-27-2007, 10:19 PM
I just bought my Outback from the Trenton dealer. It was a 2 hour drive. They were quite easy to deal with.

Pike
08-28-2007, 01:18 AM
I have a friend that lives in Kelowna, BC. He says I'm an honorary Canadian! :D I have been to a few lakes in BC. I wish I could go there every summer but the 1300 mile drive is a little too much with a boat.

Mikey
08-28-2007, 07:29 PM
There are afew of us in Calgary. I seem to notice a lot more Supras as oposed to Moombas but thats fine with me,I know what I payed and what they wanted for a Supra and have been in both and we are not missing much. We generally go South to Idaho for Hollidays and Little Bow or a little known fairly new resevoir near Nanton.Nice and quiet with very few other boats other than the odd fishing boat.No more clues as a couple of us consider this our semiprivate lake. :)

madman
08-29-2007, 12:19 AM
I am also in Calgary but I spend most of my boat time about 4 hours away on Lac Sante up by St. Paul.

Mark

2007 Outback V

wakevet
08-30-2007, 06:31 PM
There are afew of us in Calgary. I seem to notice a lot more Supras as oposed to Moombas but thats fine with me,I know what I payed and what they wanted for a Supra and have been in both and we are not missing much. We generally go South to Idaho for Hollidays and Little Bow or a little known fairly new resevoir near Nanton.Nice and quiet with very few other boats other than the odd fishing boat.No more clues as a couple of us consider this our semiprivate lake. :)

since there aren't many of us from Calgary on this site, it would sure be nice to 'share' that 'semi-private' resevoir with those of us who are tired of trying to wakeboard in 3 foot swells caused by the hundreds of boats on every other lake in Alberta!! (ps; we go to Little Bow too, it's nice in the evening, water can be like a sheet of glass!)

schwartzman
08-30-2007, 11:59 PM
I've been to a place that sound's like the semi private lake in my friends boat and was sworn to keep on the low down. It was nice, but most of the lakes around here are very nice in the morrning and evenings. By the way I'm pretty sure I saw your boat (Wakevet) on Wednesday around 8:30 at Ghost. I just finished loading up due to the bugs, and to releive my baby sitter. Next time I'll be sure to say hi.

freyse
08-31-2007, 06:31 PM
Boys Alberta may have the money but Saskatchewan has the Lakes ,we are on a lake in northern Sask that even on the busiest long weekend has mabe 6 boats and has a mirror finish 3/4 of the summer .

Mikey
09-03-2007, 07:13 PM
As to the semiprivate lake The name is Twin Valley Dam. We went yesterday and water level is down about a foot and a half and the water is very murky/weedy but still very skiable,just keep your mouth closed/weeds. Wondering about LittleBow hope to get out once more before winterizing What was or is it like now ?Do they drop the level ther too as its a irrigation lake/resevoir as well. 8)

Mikey
09-03-2007, 07:14 PM
As to the semiprivate lake The name is Twin Valley Dam. We went yesterday and water level is down about a foot and a half and the water is very murky/weedy but still very skiable,just keep your mouth closed/weeds. Wondering about LittleBow hope to get out once more before winterizing What was or is it like now ?Do they drop the level ther too as its a irrigation lake/resevoir as well. 8)

racerready
09-04-2007, 12:46 PM
We boat up in Muskoka but live in Mississauga, ON. There are a couple Mooba's on the lake but usually we are the only boat on the water which is sweet. Good to see other Canucks out there.

Laz
09-14-2007, 12:57 AM
I heard from a yet to be confirmed source that there may be a slolam course near the mouth of the Holland River on Lake Simcoe.

Can anyone give me more details?

Thanks.

outback4me
09-21-2007, 02:04 PM
We have had our Outback for two years now. We spend most of our time at Winermere and Lake Okanagan - a bit further bu a lot less traffic on the water

shulaj
10-31-2007, 06:27 PM
Yo.

shulaj
10-31-2007, 06:28 PM
Yo. I'm from Ontario

04OUTBACK
10-31-2007, 07:07 PM
So I was in Toronto/Mississauga this week on business. I feel bad for you guys... Beautiful city, but everything is WAY expensive... I would hate to fuel up my Moomba up there! WOW.

I'll have to plan my next business trip up there during Wakestock next year!

spyder
10-31-2007, 07:56 PM
Hamilton, Ontario here....

canuckskier
11-02-2007, 05:51 PM
Edmonton, Alberta. Ski about 4 days a week near home, and do month long trip out to Ontario. 2 weeks at lake of the woods, and 2 weeks at lake 3 hrs north of Toronto. Lots of miles on the trailer, but it's worth it!!!

Smrtz
11-02-2007, 06:56 PM
Yep...Hamilton Ontario over here too!!

cheers

Buttafewcoe
11-02-2007, 07:32 PM
I'll be in Halifax, NS, Canada evaluating some software Sunday through Wednesday this coming week. With that hurricane off the coast of NC and predicted to be in the area Sunday, not really looking forward to going.
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Maybe I'll get lucky, tho
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And the weather won't be that bad either.
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zegm
11-04-2007, 09:54 PM
Have been to Canada once, it was really nice. However, I moved to Panama City from Atlanta because it was too cold up there. Yes the boat is still sitting in the water behind the house. Water temp is about 75 F right now I guess. During the summer that lake gets up to 87 F. All is great except you have to always wonder where the alligators are. My wife was checked out by one a couple years ago. She put her jacket on and jumped in to steady our son on his first attempt at skiing. He did great and while pulling him she watched an 8 footer leave the bank and swim out to her. I returned just in time. Still I will take the alligators over that cold weather!

yager97
11-20-2007, 04:55 PM
Barrie, Ontario here. Thinking of moving though up closer to my work, York Region. where do you guys ride on the holland river??? It looks like a decent place to ride. damn shame about winter up here, i like snowboarding, but doesnt compare to summer out on the water

Laz
11-20-2007, 09:30 PM
I ski the length of the Holland river. It's starts right at the southern tip of simcoe. About halfway to Bradford, it branches and the west branch is straighter and calmer. Don't drink the water!!

I'm gonna try putting a portable slalom course in the river this summer.

What boat do you have?

yager97
11-21-2007, 12:16 PM
I have an 03 mobius lsv gravity games edition. I dont do any slaloming, just wakeboarding and wakeskating. and the odd wakesurf session. the water does look pretty dirty in that river, does that stain your boat much?

yager97
11-21-2007, 12:25 PM
Heres my boat on wakeside rides, its pretty much impossible to post pics on this site apparently

http://www.wakesiderides.com/rides/index.php?page=out&id=2770

Bradfrd
11-22-2007, 02:30 PM
I am from Saskatoon and I just bought my mobius LSV last week. what a LONG LONG winter it is going to be!

Buttafewcoe
11-23-2007, 04:59 AM
http://www.wakesiderides.com/rides/files/2770.jpg
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Not impossible, just sometmes unlikely
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Nice boat
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yager97
11-23-2007, 03:34 PM
Nice!!!! you got some computer skills. I like her, when weighted it throws a pretty mean wake.

Buttafewcoe
11-23-2007, 05:13 PM
You can't go wrong with a Moomba. After as long as I've had mine I still get good comments about her.
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Thanks for the computer comment. I attribute it all to one of Murphy's Laws.
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If you tinker with something long enough, it will break or misfunction.
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yager97
11-28-2007, 04:54 PM
anyone in ontario do any winter riding? the guys at sun and ski in bala offered to take me out in february last year, i turned that down. think i might do it this year though.

Northofthe49th
12-18-2007, 09:10 PM
We try to do a polar bear ride every year in the Fraser

Northofthe49th
12-18-2007, 09:13 PM
Hopefully this year my new 04 Outback I just brought up.

Sled491
01-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Hey I'm in Toronto now for a month of work, how does skiing work on this hard water? :lol:

04OUTBACK
01-05-2008, 12:16 PM
sled,
I have a friend from Mississippi gulf coast working in Toronto for a month this month as well.. you wouldn't happen to be working on a project for a plastics plant would you?

Sled491
01-05-2008, 06:04 PM
Nope, we build exhibits. This company we are building for is a cabinet company going to IBS in Florida mid Feb. But small world all the same

04OUTBACK
01-05-2008, 06:46 PM
Sled..
have a safe trip... i am sure Toronto weather is no diff than Wisco... still too cold for me!
Enjoy.

BW

Sled491
01-05-2008, 09:49 PM
Thanks,

In fact Port Huron is wide open, but I think even in a dry suit I'd last about 5 secs before the biscuits disapeared forever if you know what I mean :lol:

Northofthe49th
01-05-2008, 10:20 PM
Just dewinterized and fired her up. good to go in the Fraser River
if it stays warm for a couple of days.It's around 56 degrees , so drysuits are in order.planned to go Sat but a wind storm blew in. I'll post pics if we make it later in the week.

Sled491
01-05-2008, 10:44 PM
Good luck to you, 56 deg is just a bit under my comfort zone. Besides I'm still trying to 1000miles on my trail sled this year, a goal I haven't hit for a few years with this crappy traveling work schedule of mine

aerophoto
02-25-2008, 12:56 AM
I'm also in Calgary. I have seen a few Moomba around, just not in the water. We mostly go into B.C or do Ghost lake early Saturdays and some week days.

Ghost Lake YIKES is it not super cold?

Then we ski into NOV so what am I to say

aerophoto
02-25-2008, 01:08 AM
BTW I am in Calgary and just bought my own Moomba at theboat show Cant wait for delivery. We are sharing a Moomba right now but decided it was time to get our own We will ski at Pine lake, Sylvan lake, Little Bow, Koocanusa, and out in the Okanagan Will most likely break her in out at Ghost or Chestaslew.

Digger
02-25-2008, 03:55 PM
Hi, I just actually signed on today for the first time. I live in Calgary as well, and have an '07 Mobius LS. I guess there are a few more of us out here than we realize! Reading theese sites just makes me itch to get out and play. I am thinking a trip to southern BC is in order in Aprill. I won't get in the water but a nice day a bit of cruising in the boat will help. Maybe I will see you guys out this year.

spyder
02-25-2008, 05:37 PM
Come on Ontario... Where are the people near Hamilton!!?!?!

Mikey
02-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Welcome to the clan. Aerophoto we often frequent a couple o lakes listed.Littlebow mostly Pine possibly,Pond areil Idaho and maybe Ghost. Try to avoid Chesterslew and th 40.00 plus launch fee.I run a grey and navy Outback dd,may see you ut there sometime. :lol:

aerophoto
03-02-2008, 04:40 PM
Thanks we ordered the Yellow and steel grey I cant wait for June hope my boat is ready when they say it will be. Cant wait to start her up and go. The break in will be hell I think I will try and do it in a couple of days. Just drive around and around until I get it done

See you on the lake

Bill

Jaybird011
03-04-2008, 12:14 PM
I'm from Bowmanville. Do most of my riding on Papineau lake near Bancroft. There are 3 other Moombas on the lake!

Whitewater
03-07-2008, 09:23 AM
Jaybird,

I'm also on Papineau Lake. I just ordered an Outback, it should be ready sometime in May. That'll bring the count up to 4 Moombas on Papineau Lake, and I've heard that someone else on the lake also ordered an Outback this winter.

Hope to catch up with you when the water gets a bit softer.

Saplume
03-30-2008, 12:46 AM
Lots of Canucks!!! I am in a small town in the Southeast corner of BC called Cranbrook. 3 1/2 hours from Calgary, 45 mins. from the US boarder. We boat on Koocanusa Lake. 80+ miles of crystal clear water. The only problem is it is a resevoir and doesn't fill up untill June :? Lots of other lakes in the area though to tide me over!

Saplume
03-30-2008, 12:46 AM
Lots of Canucks!!! I am in a small town in the Southeast corner of BC called Cranbrook. 3 1/2 hours from Calgary, 45 mins. from the US boarder. We boat on Koocanusa Lake. 80+ miles of crystal clear water. The only problem is it is a resevoir and doesn't fill up untill June :? Lots of other lakes in the area though to tide me over!

yager97
04-04-2008, 06:49 PM
I was in cranbrook this winter, visiting my buddy that just moved there. his girlfriend is an RCMP officer stationed there. nice little mountain town, pretty bad for night life though, minus foxy boxing on wednesday nights.

Mellow Yellow
04-04-2008, 09:35 PM
Sorry, been in deep freeze for last few months.....
From Oakville, just west of Toronto but '03 Moomba Outback stays up at cottage in Huntsville area. Up at cottage last weekend and wonder if we'll be in the water for May long weekend!
Getting tired of winter!

Dinoz
04-14-2008, 01:46 PM
Just joined the post, I'm a Supra Comp owner currently, looking to make the switch to an Outback. We spend our time up at Fetcher Lake near Dorset Ontario, and currently live in Waterloo Ontario. Its great to see skiers on this site compared to ONLY boarders on the Supra site...

DZ.

deerfield
04-14-2008, 03:58 PM
DZ - Glad to have you on the Moomba bulletin board. Lots of good people here and plenty of conversation. Seems there a number of guys getting new boats so watch for pics on Pride and Joy. I'm a skier. Ordered my Outback at last year's boat show in Chicago. Options I ordered include: tower, ballast, and heater. Really like my Outback. - Deerfield

Sled491
04-14-2008, 08:18 PM
Dinoz,

Born and Raised in Thunder Bay Ont. Live down by Deerfield now. Come on over to the Moomba site we're glad to have ya!

Funny just sent an email to a buddy in Thunder Bay planning our May long weekend for the opening of Pickeral season. Last year never got above 28 F and we tent it Burrrrr!

Just as cold though is me planning to ski this weekend here :shock: