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Anyone on the board around the Chicago / Milwaukee area? ? ?
 

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Cool been to Joliet plenty of times.. Mostly for Car show stuff..

I'm in Kenosha Just over the border in Wisconsin.. Lookin to see if we could meet up with some people from the board this summer...

Ever go out to Blarney Island for the boat drags on Thursday nights?
 

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Yea usually only make it up like twice a year, as you know traffic during the week near Chicago is a nightmare. I am looking to make it up there maybe the 9th of June. I will check my schedule and let you know.
 

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Hey steve G, waht kind of boat you got?? Im from North Aurora, but boat in St Charles on the fox with a couple others from here. Hope to see you on the water.
 

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I have an 82 21' Eliminator (just got it about three weeks ago) and have had it out on Lake Michigan for the madien voyage right after we picked it up,,,

Wind Lake out in Racine county and Silver Lake this past weekend with the kids.. They had a blast! ! ! (12, 8, year olds, my girlfriend has a 5 year old.) my Son (12) and I are finishin up the boater saftey course this coming up Thursday, he will be official through the DNR to drive the boat alone. Not that it will happen at all, we don't live on a lake and need to trailer anywhere we go, but we have learned quite a bit by taking the class.

P-Money nice to see another Cheesehead online here :) How often do you make it out on Lake Geneva? Got most of the bugs worked out of the boat and that was actually where we were thinking of heading next.. I'm taking off for Texas tomorrow night, but the following weekend hopefully will be an option for us :)

Here's a few pics of the boat the day we got it..







And my crew :) :)
 

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Several of us from this region are heading to Brower Park in Michigan the 4th-7th of June if you are free, it's a good time!!! Check it out in the Michigan Hotboats section.
 

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Nice boat, whos purple wagon in the background?
That would be mine too :D

Working on a front Disc brake conversion kit, trans cooler, new rear leaf springs and a hitch... Gonna be my tow vehicle pretty soon! ! ! :)grn


It's a 57 Chevy,, the kids and I bought it on eBay about 4 years ago, tore it down and rebuilt pretty much the whole thing. Rebuilt 350, ( got a 383 Stroker motor going in it shortly) sanded it down to bare metal, filled in all the trim holes and re-painted it.

I'll dig up some pictures of the car too and post them..

Funny thing too.. The second time I took the boat out there was an old Quadrajet carb on there when I got it,, took a crap on us in the middle of Wind Lake.. pretty much had to idle all the way back to the dock, and winch it on the trailer.

The next morning after looking around on here for some possible causes.. Figured it was the carb.. So I yanked the edlebrock off the wagon, tossed it on the boat and it fired right up! Tossed the kids in the car and we headed out to Silver lake..

Cool thing is even with 5 of us in the boat, full cooler, all the rest of the gear to go along with us, I gained 10MPH and 800 RPM's at WOT! I'm ordering a new marine version of that carb from CP next week and should have it ready to go shortly!

haa,, found a pic from our Clubs show last year..
 

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Thanks Shotgun,, the original color was black with a purple roof and purple flames down the side.. then some idiot, foreign exchange student with no drivers license no insurance swirved to miss a racoon and took out the entire drivers side from the b-pillar to the front of the car.

Ran up to a junk yard near Waupon Wi. found a 4 door sedan and cut the entire side off the car,, brought it back in the back of a pickup truck and started welding away :)

This was a quick one week sand down, and re-paint. Not the happiest with the flames on there, but they sparkle pretty good in the sunlight, and the kids dig them so I left it alone and got antoher toy! :)
 

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Thats a good looking rock hunter you have there. LOL Cool looking boat, cool looking car. That will look awsome going down the road together. If you have any questions, dont be affraid to ask them on here. Every one is helpful in every section.
 

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P-Money nice to see another Cheesehead online here How often do you make it out on Lake Geneva?
Haven't been out once this year. Both boats are on the disabled list. V-drive should be running next week, but can't take that on Geneva Lake, way too rough. Will be taking it over the Blarneys to see the dragboats races however. My jet needs a set of valve springs and is actually still in storage. Hope to have it going by July 4th.

If you see either of these boats, swing over and say hi.



 

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Hey, Glad you joined the board. I'm in McHenry, IL. Boat the chain often.I'm almost done restoring a 77 Sanger Hydro. Hope to pass you out there sometime.:)devil
 

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Nice looking boats P-Money! I will definitely stop by if I see ya out there! ! ! I'll just have to print out the pictures and hang my Most Wanted posters on the side of the boat just so I don't forget :)

Hey Wirsboguy, thanks for the welcome! Feel free to pass,,, this year anyway. There isn't much that I have that I like to leave alone,, always have to change something... I'm already looking for things and making my list for the winter changes... Never have enough speed can ya ;)
 

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Hey P-Money

We made it out to Lake Geneva last Friday,, nice relaxing afternoon with just me and my girlfriend.. Kind of an interesting launch with the wind coming straight into the dock on the way in, but other than that it was fairly un-eventful,,, other than a broken prop :) OOPS! Good reason to buy a new one! ! !

On the way home she was asking if I saw the sign that said speed limit of 45 during the week and 35 on the weekends! Woops! should have paid attention to that,, no tickets and we didn't get stopped at all but I did see two cop boats on the water that day and I don't think we were going all that fast where we drew to much attention to ourselves.

Lake Geneva seems like a pretty big lake to have that low of a speed limit.. Silver Lake down the road a bit has a 50MPH speed limit sign posted.. Ever see them really crack down on that out there?
 

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Geneva is a beautiful lake, ramp and parking are a joke. Never had any problems with the cops, we usually sit out in the middle, sometimes hit the sandbar. There are a few bigger boats that open it up, but never saw any pulled over. Busiest lake in WI based on size, hence the speed limits. Won't find clearer water than that Lake...
 

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Geneva is a beautiful lake, ramp and parking are a joke. Never had any problems with the cops, we usually sit out in the middle, sometimes hit the sandbar. There are a few bigger boats that open it up, but never saw any pulled over. Busiest lake in WI based on size, hence the speed limits. Won't find clearer water than that Lake...

I agree with you on everything in this post:) It is an awesome lake, parking wasn't bad but we went out on a Friday early afternoon and other than the 1/4 mile hike to park the truck and trailer I could see how that lot would fill up quick! ! ! !

Where is the sandbar out there? We made a couple laps around the whole lake (I think) then floated out in the middle for a while. It was just me and my girlfriend so it was nice and relaxing for the most part.

McDerns,, I will definitely be looking for ya when we head out there! ! ! I'll let you know for sure which Thursday we are heading up,, every other thursday is Bike night at Great Lakes Dragway and my brother races a buell up there, I play pit crew :)
 
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