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Sorry Jeff. Didn't mean to give you a heart attack.

Now that I got you to look,here's the questions?

How many people trailer their boats?
If so how far?
If not,where is your boat kept? In water? Rack stored?


To me trailering is the only way to go. I have about a 20-25 mile (one way)drive to get to the marina I launch at. We put in on the river,which then takes us out to the big pond. Lake Michigan. The river is like a big circle,one way to Downtown Chicago(Navy Pier) takes about 1 and a halve hours to get to the lake. The other way takes about 45 minutes or less depending on the locks,and puts us on the lake in Indania. Either way it's a nice ride,and if we get to the lake and it's too rough we can always duck back on the river.


P.S as long as your here go ahead and post,it wont bite ya:laugher:
 

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LMAO:laugher: :laugher: :laugher:

I trailer mine. Depending on what body of water I want to go to is how far I travel. Usually I trailer the whole 3 blocks to the launch on Muskegon Lake :D :D
 

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Wow-----8 views and 2 responses. That must mean 16 people are not aware of what they do:D

Don't make me go back to telling bad jokes

Or they are lost,Jeff better give away 16 more of those Gps thingys:laugher:


The questions only get harder:gunner:
 

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And all this while you should be working !!!! well just so everyone knows the Ozarks is our longest trip so far,,, 502 miles from our driveway to Tan Tara's parking lot.
 

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We boat on the Mississippi and stay at our camper. boat is always on the trailer when not being used. only have to trailer to the gas station and back, dont trust the campground fuel. thirsty turtle and I along with some others traveled about 2 hrs to a different lake last year :rolleyes: but this year we hope to go to oshgosh with the boats. :cool:
 

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Boatnut - are you going to LOTO for the 4th..........would you answer me already!!

I know that you are not working right now, it is only 2:09pm......you are probably just sitting there staring at the computer, and having with drawls!!

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Hey no need to get nasty. I just got back from lunch,and since you and your husband have posted all over the god damn place this was the !st time I noticed your question.

Now with that said,thats the plan:D
 

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To get back to the original point of this thread . . . I trailer my boat 160 miles each way to Lake George NY and will happily go up and back in a day just to get in 8 - 10 hrs on the water. :cool:
 

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I trailer mine too.
the marina we use most often is about 8 miles from home (how sweet). The marina ramp is $8.00 except when you park overnight, then they want an extra $7.00 to park the truck overnight.

The other ramp we use is about 60 miles from home, owned by the county and the yearly permit is $25, but it's all beautiful flat maryland farmland that we drive through to get there.

what a life!

:) jeff
 

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we get a season pass by us for $40, or daily pass for $10,,, hmm what to do !!! and we are about as far away as Paul,,, about 20 miles.
 

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For day-trips, we trailer about 60 miles r/t to Castaic lake (SoCal)

or 100 miles r/t to Pyramid.

For camp-overs 2x-3x per year, apx. 500 miles r/t to-from Bass Lake (near yosemite).

For Havasu Trips 2x-3x per year, apx. 550 miles r/t.
 

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Since I've owned my boat (1997) I've had it racked stored. Well this year I decided to trailer (an excuse to buy a new truck) and I hope I don't regret it.
I'm used to being on the water around 11am and not getting off the lake until midnight , I don't see me doing that this year . I don't think loading the boat ,driving home and backing it in the driveway will be to fun that late.
I was just sick of the marina thing , prices going up every year and having to drive to the marina to work on the boat, things like that.
 

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I trailer to Lake Conroe, about 1.5 hours from storage to the ramp. Hope to trailer to PK if anyone else from here goes. We were thinking of going Memorial weekend. (hint, hint).;)
 

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We trailer ours and store it in the driveway.
Living in Florida there's lakes everywhere. The closest one is a 12 min drive from home. That one has two ramps, one costs a buck to use and the other is free (very crowded/small).
Then there's a chain of lakes in Orlando that takes us about 40 min to get to, $5.00 ramp fee.
Or, we could go to the East coast, 1.5 hours away and the Gulf coast is 2 hours away.
Fl. Keys? About 5 hours out.
 

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I trailer my boat. I usually go to Possum Kingdom Lake, TX. It is a little over an hours drive. Great lake! About once a year I travel to Lake Travis (near Austin). That is a 5 hour drive! I usually stay for a full week though...
 

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i trailer my boat from indy to southern ky,cumberland lake: in the spring, and leave it at the lake until late fall, then bring it home for the winter> bill
 
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