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One last run?
« on: September 18, 2015, 04:50:15 PM »
Its almost the end of September if our weather holds together does anyone want to get together in say mid October for one last outing?

My free weekends in October as of now look like the weekend of the 10th and 24th.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 10:11:56 PM »
River run, Carter, or manawa.  Last time we talked, the west ponds dry up this time of year.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 10:55:22 PM »
Amber and I would prefer river. Make the trip from dodge park South past the 80 bridge an back up would be fun IMO. But we are open to other options. Branched oak would be an option too.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 09:32:31 AM »
I will check with the boss about the tenth or 24th.  Anyone else up for a run?
Michael
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 10:28:24 PM »
Looks like either date will work, any interest in the community?, makinwaves, madbohunk, Travis and family, anyone?  Going south on the river could be kewl, lots of sand.   Not sure if the docks are open, I will check this week.  Floating when planes come in is kinda kewl.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 12:39:22 PM »
I have a wedding to go to on the 10th.  I've requested the 24th off if that happens to be the day chosen.  I'll just need a new belt and a few quarts of oil.  :o
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 01:06:28 PM »
I have a wedding to go to on the 10th.  I've requested the 24th off if that happens to be the day chosen.  I'll just need a new belt and a few quarts of oil.  :o

So your saying we need to come up with an oil I.V. for the old 460? LOL.

The 24th works for me. How about anyone else.

That will also give me time to get the oil pan gasket changed on Phoenix.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 02:59:05 PM »
Hey Tim, how is the new job going?
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2015, 04:26:46 PM »
I have a wedding to go to on the 10th.  I've requested the 24th off if that happens to be the day chosen.  I'll just need a new belt and a few quarts of oil.  :o

So your saying we need to come up with an oil I.V. for the old 460? LOL.

The 24th works for me. How about anyone else.

That will also give me time to get the oil pan gasket changed on Phoenix.

I like the IV idea.  I'll at least need a funnel.

I start the new job on Oct. 5th.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 08:17:07 PM »
Just a thought, could launch at manawa on river and hit Bellevue, Omaha, and up to dodge park, then float a bit or head back and lake around manawa for awhile.  Bring a card table and grill out?  Depends on temps I suppose in the water for cove fun.  Timing may also be an issue, maybe grill something before the folks that have a drive ahead of them.  Grill at 5pm, on the road at 6?  We can start early or say 10am.  I need to check the docks at the trophy room to see if open, or maybe dock at Surfside for lunch.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 08:51:53 PM »
Sounds like a good plan. Just a thought, being the 24th is a Saturday maybe some of us may be inclined to hang out for a while.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2015, 09:22:27 PM »
OK so here's the plan at the moment

Date: October 24th
Location: Missouri river ramps lake manawa park council bluffs, IA
Time: 10am
Plans are tentative with the weather.
Look forward to seeing everyone that can make it!

Brandon
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2015, 10:16:00 AM »
Any updates on ramps and things being open Mike or Tim?

Any one else thinking of joining in? Just 2 weeks to go!
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 06:16:06 PM »
River and lakes still open for business.  Water level still pretty high on the river, but it seems to rain more this year than normal.  Tim will be over Sunday for slitting the timi and for biters, so I can run it by him.  Are we planning a group meal thing for dinner, lunch, both?  Never been there on the river but Surfside has good food and they put in docks.  Look up Storz trophy room, OK but pricey.  I'd bet plenty of grills to be had at manawa. 
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 07:31:14 PM »
Figured lunch on the river for sure. Saw some where that Surfside opens at 3 on Saturdays. I will call and check for sure tomorrow on their hours.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2015, 08:21:02 AM »
Yep Surfside is open 3 to 10 on Saturdays.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2015, 12:39:45 PM »
Looked at the extended forecast this morning, and its not looking good.



If it still looks this way by the 17th I will probably winterize Phoenix for the season after I get my oil leak fixed.

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Re: One last run?
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2015, 02:52:48 PM »
     Low to mid 60's seems about right for last run outings we have had in the past.  Two years ago we had light frost overnight and it warmed up to 55ish.   Definitely jacket weather, but the water is still warm.   I can bring the small grill and we could have an afternoon bite on a sandbar, or bring a sandwich lunch?  A number of venues never returned primarily due to our government declaring large sections of river frontage as flood plain and no building of anything is allowed.  Bellevue and Sandpiper are both gone.  The Anchor inn moved its concert area to the new Cottonwood, that was the outdoor stage area you saw when we were up there.   Since it will be cooler, should we boat later in the day?  I pretty much reserved the day for boating, and can plan to eat anytime/anywhere.   Could put out at 5ish and head to Casino for Buffet?  Cooking some dogs/burgers on the river is always fun.  Would like to explore the old Sandpiper area, but I bet its signed off limits.  Could float and watch some planes land/take off.    The next day will be winterizing, cleaning, and transfer to winter cradle for indoor storage, so hoping that the day provide some good memories. 
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2015, 08:56:26 PM »
Let's just keep things as planned for now. Grilling on the river beached on a sand bar sounds good and then supper at the casino buffet sounds great too.
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Re: One last run?
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2015, 08:18:30 PM »
Well...I decided to winterize Phoenix today since I found a crack in the drive shaft bellows when i pulled the drive so I could pull her engine to fix her oil leak. At least i now know where the water in her bilge came from.
Brandon Hain
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