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Leroy
03-13-2005, 10:17 AM
I've been looking for lake front properties, private lakes and land around Indianapolis. Found this and it looks interesting. Anyone seen it or know the area? WHat should I look out for or ask about?

Thanks!

http://www.lakehouse.com/page-3432.html

John B
03-13-2005, 10:26 AM
Leroy, if that is for real. That's more then a dream, it is a dream come true. :D

André
03-13-2005, 10:27 AM
Wow!
Do you thimk you can add lenght to the lake?
Quite an amazing site!
Would you go live away from Indy full time or just for the week ends? (Seems expansive set up for just a week end place,but then again,you really did great when selling those stocks. LOL)
Go for it now!.At 65,the chances of you still throwing those doubles back flips on your own lake are thinning!

André
03-13-2005, 10:31 AM
Sorry Leroy...
Hi John how did your race went?

Leroy
03-13-2005, 10:31 AM
Still live in Indy, schools, and kids. The aerial shot makes it look like it has pretty good length. I know very little about this part of Indiana other than it's pretty hilly, compared to corn farms. For this would try shared ownership. Unfortunately it's not 2000 anymore.:(

Leroy
03-13-2005, 10:32 AM
Agree, John, Doesn't it look great! Get 4-8 families and would be cheap fun.

gene dobies
03-13-2005, 10:37 AM
Would you plan on having your boat on it? If so need to inquire if motorized boats are allowed. On those types of lakes sometimes it's not allowed. Sounds great though. Lot of acreage included, that's a plus. Always find out if anyone has lake rights of any kind on your property, or easements of any kind.
Exciting, check it out.

John B
03-13-2005, 10:39 AM
I won the GS race on the snow,but didn't make my opener on the water,so overall I didn't do that good in the tournament. :(
I did get a little trophy for fastest man on snow. :D

André
03-13-2005, 10:47 AM
That would be the best solution to have shared ownership if it's not for full time living.
That or a cottage right on a boating lake!
I know that everywhere the lakeside houses and cottages prices have gone up quite a bit but you just can't lose money with it.
Each time a "For Sale" sign show up on a really old and scrap shack for a ridiculous price,within 2 weeks it sells.
One last thing Leroy,DON'T "settle" for across the street or second row of cottages.
You want a LAKESIDE not a view!!!

Leroy
03-13-2005, 10:50 AM
Thanks Gene; want to get a list of questions and see if it still looks good.

ski_king
03-13-2005, 10:50 AM
Here is a link on Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&Z=16&X=2392&Y=21704&W=3&qs=%7cShelburn%7cIN%7c).

Looks like the lake is about 600 feet at its longest spot. I think the minimum needed for a slalom course is 1600 to 2000 ft.

Sorry

Leroy
03-13-2005, 10:52 AM
Congrats John, expected you to win that! Looked at the site and it looked like a neat race. Of course I know there a lot of good people who can practice a lot where you live. Not like the once a year ski trip from the mid west :(

Leroy
03-13-2005, 11:02 AM
That's a little short, should have known to trust Andres' eye! The beauty is this is not just lake front, but the whole lake. One bdrm and one bath, perfect dog house?

John B
03-13-2005, 11:09 AM
All you need for a course is 2,300feet. more is better but 2,300 will do. If I live in that part of the world I'd go for it .

André
03-13-2005, 11:12 AM
Lots of land and a lake even if you can't ski it is great.But if you have the possibility of adding lenght to it ,that would be even better.

André
03-13-2005, 11:14 AM
You can go even less than that without turning islands and dropping at each end.
At 2000 ' ,i think you're getting comfortable!
Robert Averyt could tell you better.

ski36short
03-13-2005, 09:16 PM
All you need for a course is 2,300feet. more is better but 2,300 will do. If I live in that part of the world I'd go for it .

Huh? 2300 feet is luxury! Our club skis in a gravel pit that is probably more like 1800. OK on one end, short on the other, like get-up-and-pull-out-immediately short. I think most of the tournament lakes around here are 2100-2200 and they aren't short at all.

John B
03-13-2005, 09:27 PM
Huh? 2300 feet is luxury! Our club skis in a gravel pit that is probably more like 1800. OK on one end, short on the other, like get-up-and-pull-out-immediately short. I think most of the tournament lakes around here are 2100-2200 and they aren't short at all.

Well Ok 2300 is more then you real need, but I like to have time to fix my shorts before I pullout. :D

MarkP
03-13-2005, 09:30 PM
That's a little short, should have known to trust Andres' eye! Damn Andre:rant:

Hoosier Bob
03-13-2005, 10:39 PM
That lake is probably long enough! You can run an 8 bouy course and cut the length to around 1500! You just skip the first two on every run.
It also said "TOTAL CONTROL" and I guess that means condos, single family, power boats, expansion or whatever!!! Let me know and we can take the kayak out and measure it with the gps. Never say never! Can I sleep in the barn? PS Won't work at 600' but in the picture it looks like it can be expanded from the Southeast corner up to the Northwest corner. May be enough, you never know. Bulldozers and Dynamite can go along way. :uglyhamme That's a little short, should have known to trust Andres' eye! The beauty is this is not just lake front, but the whole lake. One bdrm and one bath, perfect dog house?

ski36short
03-15-2005, 11:22 PM
Well Ok 2300 is more then you real need, but I like to have time to fix my shorts before I pullout. :D

Well this is true.. Discomfort down there can cost buoys!

ski_king
03-16-2005, 08:38 AM
Well this is true.. Discomfort down there can cost buoys!
I call them balls, not bouys.......


The things you ski around that is...

ski36short
03-16-2005, 12:48 PM
Silly me, trying to differentiate between the two! :)