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    Had a bit of fun yesterday at Englebright lake..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosjunkie View Post
    Had a bit of fun yesterday at Englebright lake..
    1 of my favorite lakes, I saw you driving down cook rd. beautiful boat! Can my boat hitch a ride through the no wake zone next time?

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    I've hit that lake a couple of times...But my luck seems kind of iffy; The first time(2004) I had been run out of my norm at Trinity by bears- As I'm idling thru the 5 mph zone, I say to my buddy, "I smelled skunks on the way up- bet you I have problems with skunks!".......11pm I'm just fallin' asleep and suddenly growls, barks, and assorted other noises, then I smell it- A skunk right in the middle of camp, it's back leg all tore up....Apparently, a dog has a habit of coming down from a house over the ridge for hand-outs in the camp, and must have seen a funny lookin' puudy-tat and attacked.

    The next time (2006) I had two perfect days, then at 9am the third day it was like someone turned on the wind machine- in 15 minutes sand was flying! I barely made it back up to the marina.

    The third time (2013) found a rattlesnake den right next to the tent- My GF is tough, but her kryptonite is snakes.....It might just be her, tho, cause I never have seen a rattler before that (50 years of camping) and that winter we went up to Arnold and she found a baby snake in the bathroom!

    Last year, I threw out my back, then the boat would not start for the return so I had to get towed by a roll-bar boat....Of course, a week later, it started right up in the garage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by messenger4748 View Post
    1 of my favorite lakes, I saw you driving down cook rd. beautiful boat! Can my boat hitch a ride through the no wake zone next time?
    LOL... It may idle faster than your flat.... Its got a huge prop and alot of gear. combined with a fair blower surge... But Im game... if you are..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvxjet View Post
    I've hit that lake a couple of times...But my luck seems kind of iffy; The first time(2004) I had been run out of my norm at Trinity by bears- As I'm idling thru the 5 mph zone, I say to my buddy, "I smelled skunks on the way up- bet you I have problems with skunks!".......11pm I'm just fallin' asleep and suddenly growls, barks, and assorted other noises, then I smell it- A skunk right in the middle of camp, it's back leg all tore up....Apparently, a dog has a habit of coming down from a house over the ridge for hand-outs in the camp, and must have seen a funny lookin' puudy-tat and attacked.

    The next time (2006) I had two perfect days, then at 9am the third day it was like someone turned on the wind machine- in 15 minutes sand was flying! I barely made it back up to the marina.

    The third time (2013) found a rattlesnake den right next to the tent- My GF is tough, but her kryptonite is snakes.....It might just be her, tho, cause I never have seen a rattler before that (50 years of camping) and that winter we went up to Arnold and she found a baby snake in the bathroom!

    Last year, I threw out my back, then the boat would not start for the return so I had to get towed by a roll-bar boat....Of course, a week later, it started right up in the garage!
    Sounds like you need to go back.... To help out the averages of a bad time....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosjunkie View Post
    LOL... It may idle faster than your flat.... Its got a huge prop and alot of gear. combined with a fair blower surge... But Im game... if you are..........
    So you just roiled through the no wake zone? or did you key it? your boat have a small wake?

    My Son and I are planing to video and GPS it next week some time mid week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosjunkie View Post
    Sounds like you need to go back.... To help out the averages of a bad time....
    I'm kinda afraid to go back....Maybe I'll be attacked by a rabid skunk which stomps my back then rips the carb and distributor outta the boat while a tornado picks me up and deposits me up at the top of the lake in that COLD water!!! I'm not afraid of the snakes- I broke up with my GF so I think I won't see any more snakes........

    As an aside, I have a depth/temp gauge and we went up to the head of the lake- as we left Upper Boston, the water was @ 65*, then going thru the gorge, I glanced down and saw it was already down to 56*- wow! So we get up to the junction(Be careful- gravel bars!) and the temp was down to 48*....On my first trip, one night I saw a jetskier race up the lake past Boston at approx' 7pm, then an hour later, the sheriff went screamin' by lights & siren- Another hour passes, and the sheriff comes back by, towing the jetski....At the marina the next day, found out this drunk idiot had run up to the head of the lake, fallen off his jetski, then couldn't handle the cold water, tried to climb out, then called for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvxjet View Post
    I'm kinda afraid to go back....Maybe I'll be attacked by a rabid skunk which stomps my back then rips the carb and distributor outta the boat while a tornado picks me up and deposits me up at the top of the lake in that COLD water!!! I'm not afraid of the snakes- I broke up with my GF so I think I won't see any more snakes........

    As an aside, I have a depth/temp gauge and we went up to the head of the lake- as we left Upper Boston, the water was @ 65*, then going thru the gorge, I glanced down and saw it was already down to 56*- wow! So we get up to the junction(Be careful- gravel bars!) and the temp was down to 48*....On my first trip, one night I saw a jetskier race up the lake past Boston at approx' 7pm, then an hour later, the sheriff went screamin' by lights & siren- Another hour passes, and the sheriff comes back by, towing the jetski....At the marina the next day, found out this drunk idiot had run up to the head of the lake, fallen off his jetski, then couldn't handle the cold water, tried to climb out, then called for help.
    Ya you don't want to go to englebright, lots of wind, to cold, camping boat only, snakes, lot of rabid skunks, only people that go there are locals that can't afford to drive to the good lakes they drink and smoke to much also. Ya best to go some where else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by messenger4748 View Post
    So you just roiled through the no wake zone? or did you key it? your boat have a small wake?

    My Son and I are planing to video and GPS it next week some time mid week.
    I just idle as slow as I can through the no wake zone.. But it leaves a bit of a wake.. No I dont key it.. I dont think that would help as when it starts it surges. I got it to idle at about 6/700 Rpm.. But with a big 28" prop its still moving faster than 5mph.
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    The flat idles at 10 mph on gps, with a 2 foot wake, it calms down some if I turn on primer till its belching Black smoke, is 8 mph at that point might sq-eek buy with the 12 in wake.

    A friend told me to drag a bucket, wonder if anyone has tried a fishing drogue?

    Did you get the look or the friendly hand sign by any of the house boasts?

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    Thats more wake than I throw.. My wake is maybe a foot.. and with the exhaust under the water it helps keep me under the radar a bit.. until they see it.. lol.. I also have been on this lake my entire life and know most of the regulars out there.. No matter what there are people who HATE fast boats... Its their problem.. lol
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    I used to go to Englebright almost every weekend. Love that lake.
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    I'd rather have fast and loud(engine) boats than big wakes and loud(Stereo) boats any day...Just don't get the whole giant wake thing- nor doing "sports" to really loud music....Used to be that two slalom skiers could pass each other and continue on- not wakeboarders- they usually crash over the other's wake, and it's all about the audience.....Years ago at Trinity I took a friend for a ski ride- didn't know he was THAT good- (Met his wife on ski team at Sac state)....Anyway, we had brought one of his young marina hands as the observer- the kid had never seen real slalom skiing, and up to that point was saying, "Old mans sport, wakeboarding is the future!" So I hit it then adjust the speed and check for traffic(Again) and the youngster lets out a "HOLY CRAP!" I turn and see Eric completing the turn on the left, his head 18" off the water...Look ahead then down to check speed again, then quickly to the right and Eric has completed his turn on that side.
    When we got back to the marina the kid told all his buddies about Eric's skiing.....They had no idea!
    Me.... I'm lucky to keep my head above water- no talent at all....Maybe I don't want the (loud)music to attract more audience.....
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