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Old 05-02-2017, 03:02 PM   #21
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Nice example of southern/boating hospitality.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:27 PM   #22
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Friends of ours bought a boat and after one month headed off to do the loop. They came home for a weeks brake from boating and we got together to talk about trip. I asked the wife " How's Docking in the marinas with all the boats." GREAT answer: I stand on the deck and when we get close I yell "may need some help this the first time we do this" !!! She said everyone comes to help.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:28 PM   #23
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Are you in Madisonville now?
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:29 AM   #24
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No, we're at Pontchartrain Landing to catch Jazz Fest. Just a few miles across the lake but a whole different world!!
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:23 AM   #25
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:28 AM   #26
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No, we're at Pontchartrain Landing to catch Jazz Fest. Just a few miles across the lake but a whole different world!!
Did you go through Chef Pass or the Rigolets to get there ?
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:35 AM   #27
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We passed Boomtown a few weeks ago. That bulkhead was not inviting looking. We ended up tying off to an abandoned barge just short of the Harvey locks.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:39 PM   #28
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Did you go through Chef Pass or the Rigolets to get there ?
We went through the Rigolets into the lake and Chef Pass going out. I was pretty worried but locals in Slidell assured me it would be no problem. We draw 4.5 and saw 1 foot under the boat a couple of times close to the pass. Once we hit the pass there was a constant 30' or more under the boat! It was a pucker moment for sure and doubt I'd do it again. It did cut several miles off the trip.

Looks like we'll just be taking the ICW heading east as the RR bridge to the lake is still down. Workers are saying maybe July but I see them working 7 days a week. Stay dry today!!
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Another great weekend in Madisonville !!!! Met up with Star and David, had drinks drinks and more drinks then on Friday the go fast boats for the Ticfaw 200 Poker Run started showing up until Sat night. Big money boats !!!!

Spike how was Jazz Fest ?????
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Jazzfest was fantastic with (mostly) great weather. This is the first year we've been able to attend all 7 days and only 1 day was the opening delayed due to weather. I just figured out that we saw about 33 acts over the 2 weekends!! Tom Petty was a great show for his 40th anniversary tour.

Now, it's time for some boating! We're starting east in the morning with about a month planned to get to Ft. Myers. Hope to see you out there soon. Be careful....I can see where Madisonville can get hold of you and not let go. Don't drink the kool-aid!!!
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:17 AM   #31
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Hey Spike, we left Pontchartrain Landing a month ago almost exactly. We have been lollygagging along the coast and only made it as far as Panama City so far. Heading to Port St. Joe on Wednesday and hang around there a few days prior to making the jump over to the Florida west coast. You might even catch up with me at the rate we are moving.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:23 AM   #32
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Friends of ours bought a boat and after one month headed off to do the loop. They came home for a weeks brake from boating and we got together to talk about trip. I asked the wife " How's Docking in the marinas with all the boats." GREAT answer: I stand on the deck and when we get close I yell "may need some help this the first time we do this" !!! She said everyone comes to help.


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I'm hearing of bad weather and possible tornado in the Madisonville area. I hope you all are keeping safe!
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Another great weekend in Madisonville !!!! Met up with Star and David, had drinks drinks and more drinks then on Friday the go fast boats for the Ticfaw 200 Poker Run started showing up until Sat night. Big money boats !!!!

Spike how was Jazz Fest ?????
We had a great time! Let's do it again next Thursday...this time it's on us you big sneak! And thanks for the boat ride on a Saturday too!
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I'm hearing of bad weather and possible tornado in the Madisonville area. I hope you all are keeping safe!
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We were out of town in Baton Rouge. My daughter graduated from LSU today...woohoo.
But we heard the weather got really bad. I read several reports of tornadic like weather with hail.
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We were out of town in Baton Rouge. My daughter graduated from LSU today...woohoo.
But we heard the weather got really bad. I read several reports of tornadic like weather with hail.
2:30AM??? Lord you're up early or out late. Congratulation on the graduate. Almost home free. Good luck on the trip.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:54 PM   #37
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Was coming across causeway Friday at 11:00 AM wind and rain so bad traffic down to 10MPH, about 2:30PM was at boat and another front came through wind 40+ and rain so hard could not see across river. Steve there was a tornado in Madisonville near marina.

Madisonville always has something going on for the boating enthusiast, this week was the Dragon Boat Races. Can not beat river slips at Marina Del Ray always where the boating action is.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:14 PM   #38
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We need an update on your travels. Made the jump yet?
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:35 AM   #39
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Still in Madisonville,,,, There is so much going on during the weekends up here we decided to stay a while longer and take it all in. Also Bent Marine is updating all electronics and teaching us old folks how to use it all. Looking to leave for Gulfport mid June. Thanks Cajun for asking!!!!
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