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Offline thedeuceman

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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2015, 10:25:27 AM »
one thing that this changes is the parade.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2015, 10:31:21 AM »
Well, we'll need a couple of options, not everyone can make it up that far, or will even want their boats on the St. Croix.  Keep in mind they're 40 year old boats, and not all are up to the challenge of that trip, and our club motto of leaving no one behind.

I've been on the St. Croix once, and it was not a fun ride, a smaller boat is really in for a rough go of it on a Saturday.

I think we need to come up with a stop either at one of the islands for those not wanting to go all the way up, and then having those that do want to, heading up the St. Croix.

The idea of the Saturday run is for everyone to beach together and hang out like we've always done in the past, not for us to split up...sure your CV-23's will do just fine, but keep in mind, the 15 footers need to be able to enjoy the day as well.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2015, 10:32:04 AM »
one thing that this changes is the parade.

Yes it does, and the City of Red Wing is disappointed that we won't be there as they were planning to promote us more this year.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2015, 11:49:35 AM »
Going south is not out of the question!

The only problem will be a barge, at this point maybe we will have to be on the wait and sea mode

Not really sure how far in advance the locks know of barge traffic
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2015, 12:13:04 PM »
" Not much of a trip from the casino, and Not in a no wake zone but if you go to the back side it's pretty nice. "

We'll have to check that island out this summer and see if it would work.
If so we could go up to Kinni for a longer run, turn around and park at island for a few hours.
We have to be back for group dinner by 6:00 or so, and a long trip to Hudson would make a beach stop a short one.

If barge traffic is lite on Sat. we might be able to make it to Pepin ...
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2015, 12:30:19 PM »
Jason said he would look into the lock and barge scheduling ...
Would be cool if we could go north to Prescott or Kinni on Fri. and Pepin on Sat.
And maybe the Ford dam on Sun.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2015, 12:49:16 PM »
Jason said he would look into the lock and barge scheduling ...
Would be cool if we could go north to Prescott or Kinni on Fri. and Pepin on Sat.
And maybe the Ford dam on Sun.

If there is a run to the Ford dam on Sunday, I guess I will be staying until monday.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2015, 12:56:12 PM »
See...my 2 cents is that we go North to avoid the 'heavy' traffic days on the Kinni, and South on Saturday.  Sunday could be the Ford Dam, sure.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2015, 01:09:57 PM »
The run to the Ford dam is my personal favorites !
Very lite boat traffic, WOT until the "No Wake" zone in St.Paul, then back to WOT till the dam !

Red is Hastings dam.
Blue is Ford dam.
Black hash marks are "No Wake" in St.Paul.

Second picture is TI to Ford dam ...
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2015, 01:23:48 PM »
" See...my 2 cents is that we go North to avoid the 'heavy' traffic days on the Kinni, and South on Saturday.  Sunday could be the Ford Dam, sure."

That's what I said ... LOL
Fri. would be a lite traffic day on St.Croix.
Sat. would be the heavy traffic day, and a good time to head south to Pepin.
Any days a good day for Ford dam run !

The island south of Prescott would be a good option for a Sat. run if lock traffic makes Pepin or Ford dam undoable ...
Even a short run to Kinni from Prescott island is a option.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2015, 01:53:47 PM »
Wow, that is quite a run to the Ford Dam from TI. Would that be an all day run?
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2015, 02:01:40 PM »
Wow, that is quite a run to the Ford Dam from TI. Would that be an all day run?

Terry did it last year, I think it was a very long day!
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2015, 02:04:04 PM »
Wow, that is quite a run to the Ford Dam from TI. Would that be an all day run?

Terry did it last year, I think it was a very long day!

If my memory serves me correct they didn't get back until 5 or 6pm on Friday.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2015, 02:10:45 PM »
Wow, that is quite a run to the Ford Dam from TI. Would that be an all day run?

Terry did it last year, I think it was a very long day!

If my memory serves me correct they didn't get back until 5 or 6pm on Friday.
that's about right, we drove to Hastings and launched, went through the lock at Hastings, then all 3 in st Paul/Mpls.
ate lunch at psycho Suzie's in NE Mpls (just north of boom island) 
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2015, 05:16:41 PM »
Sat. Traffic is bad on the st.croix that's why I thought that Hudson would be better than trying to find room at Kinney.  I have run my 16 ss from Hastings to Hudson then down to dredge sand bar by the casino and back to Hastings. It is a long trip and we were on fumes when we got back. there are places to get gas at hastings and Afton if anyone needs.  We do it all the time in the 23, but then again, it holds a lot of gas.. Maybe just a trip for the big guys..?  The ford trip sounds good though. We're up for anything. and nothing's set in stone.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2015, 06:49:22 PM »
So here is what I learned after calling lock and dam #3. Guy sure liked to talked....I am guessing things are a little slow this time of year!

There is not really a schedule for the barges. He said "they get here when they get here". Said best thing to do is check barge traffic at Marinetraffic.com. I was peaking at it. Cool site! You can gauge how far away the barges are by relating to lock and dam's 2 and 4. (8 hours from L&D-4 to L&D-3) (3 hours from L&D-2 to L&D-3). Also said you can call the morning of and they can give you an idea when they expect to see the barges based on doing the same type of estimating.

You can monitor channel 14 on a marine radio and listen to barges communicating with the lock and dam as they will call ahead to get the lock and dam to prepare.

Also said it wouldn't be a problem to shove 40+ pleasure boats in a lock together! cool picture.

So basically you can't really plan ahead too much for the locks. All depends on whats happening that day.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2015, 07:44:52 PM »
Wow, that is quite a run to the Ford Dam from TI. Would that be an all day run?

Terry did it last year, I think it was a very long day!

If my memory serves me correct they didn't get back until 5 or 6pm on Friday.
that's about right, we drove to Hastings and launched, went through the lock at Hastings, then all 3 in st Paul/Mpls.
ate lunch at psycho Suzie's in NE Mpls (just north of boom island)
Yes, it was a long day. Joe was a great guide that day!  We did about 30mph on out trip up River. There was no barge traffic that day due to some high sand? In the channel that they were dredging out.  It seems like on our way north, we had to wait for them to drain the lock to let us enter. We only had to wait on one small barge at the last lock. On our way south, we ran around 35mph. The locks were cup of water and we drove right in all but one, I believe. I had to stop for fuel on our way back also, and paid $5.50 a gallon. A dollar more than it was on the river around Red Wing. My boat holds 30 gallons, and I think I put in between 20 and 25 gallons. I have 2 regrets 1st, I didn't let Joe enjoy his lunch because i was in a hurry to get back and 2, we didn't travel that last mile or so to the end of the channelized River. My phone went dead on our way back, so I wasn't a me to record that part of the trip
I'd do it again too!

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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2015, 11:29:40 AM »
Just thinking out loud here ...

OK .. So we could call the locks late Fri. night and get an idea what there morning and afternoon looks like.
Maybe even get a guess on Sat. traffic ...
Plan our trip at last minute for each day.
We could start a thread a few days before the meet called " River route plans " on the forum and update it with our days route.
And post a sign at boat launch of our intensions, for those launching at TI.
That way late arrivals would know where to go ...

 
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2015, 11:44:43 AM »
That will get to be a pretty long drive from TI all the way to Peppin and back. Thinking that people would prob need gas, and it prob wouldn't leave a lot of time to beach, relax, and chat with others.

I would guess that with the lock that could take an hour maybe more one way.
 
If we want to go threw the lock and avoid boat traffic I would say head north on Sat and find a spot on the north side of the Hastings dam.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2015, 12:14:08 PM »
Ya .. Sat. trip would have to be planned around the dinner ...
Fri. or Sun. trip could be a longer one.

A run to Prescott would be pretty short run ...
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