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    I am looking for somewhere to take my boat where it is not flooded. Anyone have a sugestion? I live in Joliet and don't really want to drive more than 2 hours. The rivers around here are a mess lately and the Chain of Lakes is way too hectic for my liking.

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    Ever been to Clinton lake?
    I55, south bound: I55 to Bloomington; follow I55 around south side of Bloomington and take I74 east for 2 miles; exit I74 onto Rt 51 south. Take Rt 51 south to Clinton (approximately 20 miles); ignore all Clinton exits and stay on the 4-lane going around town to the 2nd stop light (Rt 54). Turn left and follow Rt 54 through Clinton; proceed approximately 10 miles to DeWitt. Brown informational sign at DeWitt will read "Mascoutin State Recreation Area". Turn right onto Hwy 14 and follow this through DeWitt; proceed approximately 1 mile, the park is on the right side of road. Park office is first left after entering park

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    Our Stirns Marine river boat cruise will be at lake Clinton this weekend the 24th. Gonna be a bunch of Stingrays there.
    "Does have a little wang in it...good though"
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    A great lake for early and late season boating, water temp varies in each section of the lake. Kind of like a hot tub at night in the camp ground cove, water steams in the cool air.
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    after all the rain you guys are getting you should be able to boat anywere you want, hope all is well

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    Boat ramps, who needs boat ramps???? If the boat was running I could just back it down in the frount yard and go right now. The water is all the way up to the street by us, how are you up river Chuck???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEVY JET View Post
    Boat ramps, who needs boat ramps???? If the boat was running I could just back it down in the frount yard and go right now. The water is all the way up to the street by us, how are you up river Chuck???
    pretty crazy rain last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEVY JET View Post
    Boat ramps, who needs boat ramps???? If the boat was running I could just back it down in the frount yard and go right now. The water is all the way up to the street by us, how are you up river Chuck???

    about a foot from going under, close call here.... Must have lost a barge up at the bridge construction site, loads and loads of materials, and forms floating by all day.
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    Lake Shelbyville is really nice and big. Its probably right at two hours from you.

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    Well I sold my boat to get into a bigger boat so I can use the Great Lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunneljet View Post
    Well I sold my boat to get into a bigger boat so I can use the Great Lake.
    I really liked your boat, just couldn't swing it right now, glad to hear it sold, is it still in the area or is it heading out west?

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    Thanks, I was both happy and sad to see it go. It ended up going to Davenport Iowa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunneljet View Post
    Thanks, I was both happy and sad to see it go. It ended up going to Davenport Iowa.
    Curious to here what you looking to step up into...
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    I was lookin to get into a Fountain, but the Banks are being rough right now. I found a 24 superboat that looks kind of promising until I can upgrade to a fountain.

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