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02-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Ok fellas,

Here is a post for those of us that have to TRAILER to our favorite watering hole....those of us who are not as fortunate to have a lake house, and....a lift....wow how nice. Those of us who do not have a River House, or even, should I jealously mention it, a private lake. I live in Central WA State, and have to travel 1 hour via freeway, 70 mph, up and down hills just to get to the Columbia River, an easy $100 in gas, each day of fun on the water. Just curious to who has to drive how long, just to enjoy our beloved MC's!

P.S. We all WISH we had our own lake front cabin/house with our own dock and lift.....thats livin' the dream :D

Some Day....

Double D
02-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Favorite Location = 45 Minutes
Secondary Location = 70 Minutes
Cruising/Eating Location = 20 Minutes

02-10-2013, 09:39 PM
I'm lucky, only about 10 minutes from my boat storage to Lake Tuscaloosa! About 15 minutes to the river which is awesome for those days when the lake is crowded!

02-10-2013, 09:44 PM
45 minutes to the lake depending on traffic and how many times we stop for something someone wants. It'd be over an hour if I drive the speed limit..


02-10-2013, 09:49 PM
Favorite spot= 27 hours straight
local spot= 15 minutes
2nd local spot= 55 minutes

02-10-2013, 09:59 PM
My favorite spot (Smith Lake) is 70 miles away and takes about 1.5hrs from driveway to boat ramp. The most convenient spot (TN River) is 10 miles away from the nearest boat ramp and takes about 15 minutes.

There's always smooth water to be found on Smith. The river is hit or miss. But I usually end up on the river.

02-11-2013, 12:14 AM
Delta = 36.6 miles or about Time: 0:55 minutes towing boat
Not so favorite lake 99 miles, Time: 1:40
Favorite lake 106 miles or time: 2:09
Vacation week on lake, many miles, much time

Typically if we go to the lakes we camp and spend the weekend and maybe an extra day. I'm thinking of getting indoor storage at the Delta so I don't have to deal with towing all the time plus putting the boat in my garage is not fun to say the least.

02-11-2013, 12:30 AM
First river...15 minutes from house
Second river...35 minutes
Lake.....3 hours

Favorite place(Dale Hollow)...7.5 hrs

02-11-2013, 12:31 AM
3.9 miles to the closest local lake.
12 miles to our favorite local destination
100 miles to my younger brother's house on a lake
200 miles to my oldest brother's lake place.

I am blessed with more lakes within a hour drive than I could be on in a season.

02-11-2013, 03:25 AM
3.5 hrs to in-laws house on lake (they have a slip but not for my boat).... its ok since I park it on their property .5 miles away.

When at home I am about 30 mins to a reservoir.

It's work to get out to either regardless but when its warm outside it doesn't seem much at all like work. :cool:

02-11-2013, 08:46 AM
I'm about 3 miles. Its nice especially considering we CANT build on the lakes here. No lake within an hour can you put a house on the water. Its criminal

jdl xstar
02-11-2013, 08:50 AM
Favorite: 20 minutes
2nd choice: more than 5 less than 10

02-11-2013, 09:24 AM
40 minutes to best local lake
9 hours to where I would like to be.

02-11-2013, 09:24 AM
35-40 mins to my local spot
1 hour to a "better" spot with calmer water and less boat traffic....it's worth the drive!

Someday I'll have a lakefront house somewhere, but not in Jersey :rolleyes:

02-11-2013, 09:31 AM
45 min to local lake that only has favorable conditions early mornings or evenings
3 hours to our weekend lake

02-11-2013, 09:33 AM
About a minute for me. I live next door to a marina, just cut thru a vacant lot and I am at the ramp.

SP Maristar
02-11-2013, 09:43 AM
10 minutes to the Columbia river from our house. Perhaps 40 minutes to get to the Snake river.

02-11-2013, 09:54 AM
45 minutes to my home lake but the boat is already there in storage a mile away from the ramp. favorite lake, table rock is 3 1/2 hrs away.

02-11-2013, 10:06 AM
20 mins to my home lake. Keep the boat stored in indoor storage about a mile from the ramp so I don't trailer far most weekends of the year.

3.5-4 hours to Table Rock (depending on traffic), also my favorite lake.

02-11-2013, 10:08 AM
local river: 20 minutes from work, 10 mins from home
boat stays there, so about... 30 seconds of towing down to the ramp?
favorite, snake filled, rocky shored, dirty, shallow POS lake in TN: 5 hours

02-11-2013, 10:28 AM
10 miles/ 20 minutes to local lake.
3 hours to Shell Knob Table Rock favorite
90 min to Grand - Afton, OK

02-11-2013, 10:35 AM
3 - 3.5 - to favorite - Shell Knob, Tablerock - Family lake house
.75 to Clinton - Lawrence
.75 to Perry - Topeka

02-11-2013, 11:24 AM
250 miles door step to door step. Towing takes 4 1/2 hours depending on traffic.

02-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Lake is 3 mins from work, 15-20 mins from my house. Once the weather is consistently warm, boat stays at the lake so the actual towing is about 200 yards, mostly done in reverse!

02-11-2013, 01:49 PM
2.9 miles from garage to bottom of boat ramp for our local Lake (Georgetown), about 7 minutes.

~54 miles to our favorite, Lake LBJ ... less than an hour.

~39 miles to next favorite, Lake Belton ... ~45 mins

02-11-2013, 02:07 PM
1.5hrs to the Lake, 30sec golf cart ride to the Dock or 2min. walk. We are in a Campground on the Upper Rideau in Westport, Ontario. The ProStar200 is ready to go anytime, endless Boating on the Rideau system.

02-11-2013, 02:13 PM
45 Minutes to lake we ski the most/Lake Dunlap

1.5 hours to my favorite place/Perdanales River -- currently to low to launch or ski

02-11-2013, 02:34 PM
I live in a subdivision that has its own private boat ramp so 1/2 mile from garage to water. Some of you guys have hauls!! If it took an hour plus to get to the lake I'd probably go a lot less, props for the dedication.

02-11-2013, 03:00 PM
About 50 feet from my back door to my boat dock :D

02-11-2013, 04:40 PM
Fortunately, about 5 minute drive from garage to boat launch!

However, we love Lake Martin which takes us about an hour to get to.