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Old 08-06-2012, 11:47 PM   #21
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It's Lake Jocassee in SC. The ramp is not for the faint of heart...notice my van/trailer waiting for me at the lower right in pic.


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Been on Jo a few times when I was young.The water level is really low.That ramp doesn't look like it has enough slope.Must be a pain to load/unload.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #22
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The question about scope was of a humorous nature.

Yes, that is a PVC anchor holder...held in place by by Clamptite clamps...smooth, low profile stainless wire clamps.
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The appeal of this type of boating is a convenient step off the deck so my handicapped wife can socialize with other boaters on the beach.

The ramp, other than being long is very easy. 700 lbs of tongue weight and limited slip make for no traction problems.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #23
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Yea at our local hang out either anchor works great in the water when everyone sterns in , The anchor on the shore is the one i have issues with , 25 Danforth with 10 feet of chain for the stern and it pulls loose ? Not being the only one having issues it has to be anchors are not designed to be used on dry land.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #24
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What do you do when the tide comes in?
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #25
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What do you do when the tide comes in?
The tidal range on that inland lake is very, very small.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #26
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The water came up over a foot overnight. My wife's beach step was underwater when we got up. What's the worst that can happen if you drift? You'll just be a little farther from the gaggle of friends the next morning. 'Step off' fresh water boating is very laid back.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:09 PM   #27
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"Hmmmmm.... I'm having a tough time seeing the appeal of this type of boating to begin with. "

He's enjoying the boating available to him. There's no need to insult his style of boating.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #28
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I got the impression Jeff's original post was somewhat in jest. I was replying in kind. I think we'd all agree that being out on any water in any boat is always better than not being out on the water at all, right?
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In Crete at rented docks you drop anchor out about 150 ft and back into your stern dock area, Once there you tie off and tighten up your bow with the windless thats the standard for docking. When we stern up to the islands here its the same deal in NC we only have 3 to 4 ft tides so they are not alot of worry.
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I got the impression Jeff's original post was somewhat in jest. I was replying in kind. I think we'd all agree that being out on any water in any boat is always better than not being out on the water at all, right?
Ummmmm,yep.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:22 AM   #31
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Why bother to anchor. Just run aground on the shore and maybe crash into a derelict dock for good measure.





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