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skongolf
06-12-2011, 08:18 PM
Reason I ask is because I will be up there in July and I am planning on bringing the boat. One thing I really want to do is go anchor up and watch the Golf Tournament from the boat or the beach and I was just wondering what I may need to know in advance. Also what I may need to do in advance to get the boat on the water. Since I am from AZ I think I need some type of inspection. Let me know.

auburn buck
06-13-2011, 12:47 PM
Our place is in Tahoe Vista (North Shore). I have done this once. We got offshore from the golf course around 10AM, and were lucky to maneuver around to anchor in a spot close enough to see (Michael Jordan, for one). I was talking to a friend this week end about going this year; he boats over each summer for the event and he strongly recommends setting out around 7AM (he is from the North Shore, too) .

As for inspections, they will find you; every road into the basin has check points. Here is a link to the TRPA web page: http://http://www.tahoercd.org/index.php/boat/marinas (http://http//www.tahoercd.org/index.php/boat/marinas)

Once you are inspected and stay in the basin you're good until you leave.

kkkeating
06-13-2011, 12:59 PM
Try to get to the inspection station early; it can be a long wait sometimes. Also, make sure the bildge is entirely dry along with any fat sacs you may have. Otherswise they'll want to steam clean the boat.

jeffbare
06-13-2011, 03:06 PM
I was the Dock Master at the Hyatt in Incline Village for a summer in 2002, spending a lot of time on the lake. The wind can kick up pretty fast, and if you are on the North end the waves will stack up pretty fast and steep. We had one storm in August sinking 18 boats in Incline, and a reported 55 sunk lake wide. I saw many sunken Cobalts, and other large boats, but the few closed bow tournement boats wethered the storms.

lettmeknow
06-13-2011, 03:37 PM
Tahoe can be alot of fun. stay close to shore, as others have said the waves can kick up out of nowhere fast. I've had my 190 out there without any problems in 3 ft waves. Just take it slow and close to shore.

skongolf
06-13-2011, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the info, but it looks like we will be getting up there too late to go to the golf tryn. We will be staying in a time share near Zephyr Cove, so we will be mostly in South Tahoe. Any suggestions of where to get some decent water early for wakeboarding. Last time we went over to ski beach and it was ok. Also, does it cost anything to dock over at the Beacon Bar? we are thinking about taking the boat over there one afternoon. Thanks for the suggestions of staying close to shore, and I seriously plan on it.

TahoeKen
06-14-2011, 09:11 AM
Lake Tahoe is a great place to boat but like others have said it can get very rough especially in the afternoon because it is so open. There are not a lot of "coves" that are protected but you can usually find some decent water especially early in the morning.

I know you said you are staying near Zephyr cove but if you want to adventure more North, try going to Garwoods. They have a great deck to hang out on. You can look at all the classic wooden boats next door at the marina. While you are there you have to try their "Wet Woody's" on the deck. Warning: They are potent so be careful how many you have. You can actually order a pitcher of them! Garwoods has a dock you can tie up to. It does get very crowded especially in the afternoons but they also have bouys they will tie you up to and take you to the dock. Fun place.

DemolitionMan
06-14-2011, 10:53 AM
Try to get to the inspection station early; it can be a long wait sometimes. Also, make sure the bildge is entirely dry along with any fat sacs you may have. Otherswise they'll want to steam clean the boat.

I have to ask what type of inspections?

auburn buck
06-14-2011, 01:26 PM
Skongolf, No charge to dock at the Beacon. If jammed packed, go a little further up west side to Chamber's Landing:; alsways has docking. The bar is a shack situated on a long pier that holds a lot of folks. Famous drink there is the Chambers Punch.

auburn buck
06-14-2011, 01:29 PM
Demolition Man,
Inspections are for Quagga/Zebra mussels. See the link:http://www.tahoercd.org/index.php/boat

DemolitionMan
06-14-2011, 01:54 PM
That is crazy. I had never heard of that before.

jeffbare
06-14-2011, 01:57 PM
Skongolf, No charge to dock at the Beacon. If jammed packed, go a little further up west side to Chamber's Landing:; alsways has docking. The bar is a shack situated on a long pier that holds a lot of folks. Famous drink there is the Chambers Punch.

Chambers is my favorite place on the lake. Great, laid back atmosphere, just a great place to hang-out and have some beers.

Link: http://www.chamberslandingbarandrestaurant.com/

Have a great time on the lake.
Jeff

skongolf
06-14-2011, 05:17 PM
Aewsome! Thanks for the info. My GF likes the Rum Runners at the Beacon bar, but we will definately check out chanbers landing too. Really looking forward to the trip, but not towing the boat. We have a 3/4 ton suburban so 8mpg is gonna suck. 1600 miles round trip.

skongolf
06-16-2011, 01:14 AM
Well we wont be bringing the boat after all. Just not economical to take out for 3 days for maybe 4 hours a day. We are just going to rent a Zephyr cove again. I appreciate all the input and the recommendations of new places to go. Cant wait to get up there again.