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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2008, 09:40:31 AM »
I went to the campground this earlier this year. I don't think there will be enough room to drive your truck with a boat attatched (especially a CV27) and turn around. The sites are kinda in the woods so there are a lot of trees to dodge and the "road" that goes by the sites is more of a walking path then a road. There is a HUGE parking lot for all of us to leave our boats on the trailers with our tow vehicle.

Boat landing is not really part of the campground. You have to drive out of the campground to get to it. Also, the our campground sites are on the water but the shore is all boulders so you won't be able to pull your boat up there. There is a nice beach at the campground where boats could be beached but not necessarily near our sites (your boat will sit alone in the river, scary).

Brians map may help explain this.
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2008, 11:19:43 AM »
I will be coming down Saturday morning with Mike and Scott, along with my CV-27 I will be bringing my son and the GT-150. The CVX-17 is not ready and I'm not sure if I will bring my motorhome or just a tent.
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2008, 11:48:08 AM »
Well I will be leaving tomorrow morning with the family. We will be staying at a campground in Fargo and then leaving for Lake City the next day. We are staying at the Lake Pepin campground. We hope to leave Fargo early enough to avoid heavy traffic around the Cities. What?s the forecast for the weekend? Look forward to seeing everyone.

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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2008, 12:48:21 PM »
Hi All - Just popped onto the forum here for the first time in a while.   Hope to catch up with everyone on Saturday, but plans are a bit up in the air at this point.

A couple of tidbits on running down the lake to Wabasha, if anyone is interested.   
   - Lake Pepin can be a bit of a bear sometimes, depending on the wind.  Plan accordingly.  If the wind is from the North, the North side of Pepin will be fairly calm and you'll have an easy run down the lake.  Coming back up will be a different story.    :)

   - Places of interest on the South side of the Lake and down river a little:
           - The Pickle Factory in Pepin, WI  http://www.pepinpicklefactory.com/  -- This is on the Wisconsin side of the Lake, towards the South end.   This is a bar/restaurant with a dock on the south side of the sailboat marina.   An easy way to find the place is to look for the sailboat marina.  You can see that from quite a ways away.  Shoot for that, then head to the south side of that and you will see the dock for the Pickle Factory.   Has outdoor seating.
           - Slippery's in Wabasha.  http://www.slipperysumr.com/    Yes, this is the Slippery's from Grumpy Old Men... sort of.   It's right on the channel of the river, in the no wake zone.   A tip on docking here... there's usually a fairly decent current at this point in the river.  If coming from the North, it's usually better to pass the docks, then turn around and approach the docks while motoring against the current.   Also has outdoor seating.
           - The National Eagle Center in Wabasha.   http://www.nationaleaglecenter.org/   Also in the no wake zone at Wabasha.   The docks here are just past the Wabasha bridge, on the south side.   This place is brand new and pretty neat to take in.   A heads up -- There is an admission fee to this.
           - Also in the channel on the south side of the lake, there are many sandy banks and dunes to pull up to.   Good for hanging out and letting the kids play in the sand.   For those not familiar with river boating, be aware of wing damns beneath the water surface.   These are large rock piles which are built in a straight line, perpindicular to the channel.   They keep the flow of water going through the channel.   These wing damns can take out a prop or lower unit in a hurry.   Never boat outside the channel, unless you are familiar with the water.    If you are going to head to the shoreline from the channel, do so in a perpindicular line from the channel.  This will greatly reduce your odds of hitting a wing damn.    :)

If I think of anything else, I'll add it later.   

Hope everyone has a good weekend!
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2008, 12:51:36 PM »
Another thought... When heading up river to Red Wing, from Lake City.... make sure your fuel tanks are topped off.   ;D   There aren't many/any stops along the way.   
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2008, 06:53:50 PM »
For a river newbie like me..that's great info!!! thanks
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2008, 08:27:45 AM »
At this point, the weather looks great!  Mostly sunny all weekend, saturday is supposed to be a 4mph wind out of the west.  Should be fairly calm water!

Sounds like it couldn't be much nicer!!!

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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2008, 09:15:34 AM »
saturday is supposed to be a 4mph wind out of the west.  Should be fairly calm water!


Yup, that should make for pretty clean water on the MN side of Lake Pepin
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2008, 05:38:05 PM »
Just got back from Big Marine Lake, made a few adj. and checked the choke operation and that is working fine. Still running like crap when on a long Idle, carb will have to come off take a 3 day bath and get all new guts. Will there be many no wake zones in our travels on Pepin?
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2008, 05:46:31 PM »
Will there be many no wake zones in our travels on Pepin?

Not on Lake Pepin.

If you head down to Wabasha, there is a no wake zone around the bridge there. 
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2008, 07:36:04 PM »
Ok, here is the last post before I hit the road in the morning...

The weather looks great for the weekend!  Winds are mild out of the west which will mean that the west side where the campground is located should be calm.

I would like to head out to the north (heading towards Red Wind) on Saturday morning around 10:30am.  It sounds like there are some places where we could dock or beach the boats in downtown Red Wing so that we could take a walk through downtown.  It's a very historic area.  We could pick up lunch there too.

I'm going to bring a 1 person towable tube and ski ropes if anyone is interested in using it.  If not, I'm just going to float around!  :)

I'm not sure if anyone is going to bring a tool kit yet, but if you have one, please consider bringing it.

I'm very excited, and thank God that it's supposed to be great weather!!!

Rememebr to bring your camera!  This is going to be the gathering of the year!!!


Does anyone have a video camera to take some film?

My cell is 651-260-5266 if anyone needs more information.

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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2008, 09:36:51 PM »
brian,my camera shoots short movies.will be takeing along.
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2008, 12:37:36 PM »
I will be bringing my mini dvd and hope to put up a utube vid of the Glastron Train!!
See you all at the lake! 8)
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2008, 01:04:41 PM »
Ok people, plans have changed. No longer going to visit the kids friend, so I'm looking for a hotel in the area. The wife really wants a room, but if we need to, I'll bring the tent, any openings in the campground yet? We're going to drive to Tomah and spend the night at my dads place, then head out in the morning for the lake. I still have to mount the windshield, and I want to sand it down to 800 and buff. I'll be up all night again.

By the way, this'll be the first time in the water for me this year!
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2008, 02:04:49 PM »
Glad you will be able to make it!! Brian reserved an entire chunk of the campground. There will be room for you. I don't think there are too many motels in the area. An Americinn but it sounds like it's full. Red wing might have something but thats 15 minutes away.

I will be heading out as soon as I get out of the office here in a couple hours!!!
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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2008, 02:54:39 PM »
I'll bring a tool kit, although it's been around for years and missing some wrenches and drivers and some sockets.

Should have pretty much everything we might need though.

I'll be there in the morning. Hopefully in enough time to catch you guys before you set sail/trim............

Daughter will be with me so I don't htink I'll have her open a 46MPH trying to catch up if I'm running late.

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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2008, 07:41:36 PM »
I also packed a small tool kit for some river side R&R, will hold'm back as long as possible for yah Shorty....get going early...we are pulling out at 6 am..should put us down there by 8 am. Glad Dan is coming and look forward to meeting you,

Does anyone know if there is room at the campground for a truck and trailer?



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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2008, 10:51:46 AM »
We didn't make it up the river/lake to see everyone.   Hope everyone had a great time!

Can't wait to see pictures!

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Re: Minnesota Glastron Classic 2008, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2008, 05:44:57 PM »
 :) Thanks, Brian and Lisa for a great event. For a first time or anytime, it was a huge success!!  Dee and I enjoyed meeting everyone, and though we don't own a Glastron, felt very much part of the group.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and wish all the best.