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Old 02-10-2013, 09:11 PM
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Time to Travel to the Water

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

Some Day....
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:21 PM
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Favorite Location = 45 Minutes
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Cruising/Eating Location = 20 Minutes
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:39 PM
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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!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:44 PM
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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..

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:49 PM
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Favorite spot= 27 hours straight
local spot= 15 minutes
2nd local spot= 55 minutes
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:59 PM
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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.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:14 AM
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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.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:30 AM
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First river...15 minutes from house
Second river...35 minutes
Lake.....3 hours

Favorite place(Dale Hollow)...7.5 hrs
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:31 AM
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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.

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:25 AM
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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.
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