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Looks like your posted up in a great spot for checking out the scene..... I saw the Cig out in the distance docked at the end.... just right for grab n goes. Hope those afternoon winds die down for your weekend.... I'm still getting sand outta my eyes, nose & ears from last weekend.
 
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it’s set up through the event(s). And frankly, I’m not a fan. We are supposed to to be on the inside but we were at the nautical til later and the dude in the sunsation next to us got there before us. No biggie but I don’t plan on boating today. Don’t know if he does. But usually what has to happen is unti and walk the boats out.
I’m gonna head down there later and see if i can track the owner down.
X2 on the side tie. It’s not too bad on Poker Run day because everyone is hanging out on the socks and pretty much leaves at the same time. The inside spot sucks. Captains with different skill levels, passengers with varying respect for climbing over your shit, again and again and again. The inside docks can be tough as hell to navigate but I’d take them all day.
 

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I'm jealous of all of you that get to go. I was looking forward to attending this year, but familial obligations got in the way. Look forward to seeing everyone's pictures and reading their stories. Hopefully, I can join in the fun next year!
 

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X2 on the side tie. It’s not too bad on Poker Run day because everyone is hanging out on the socks and pretty much leaves at the same time. The inside spot sucks. Captains with different skill levels, passengers with varying respect for climbing over your shit, again and again and again. The inside docks can be tough as hell to navigate but I’d take them all day.
Living vicariously through the London Bridge webcam just a minute ago..... I can see Tanks boat side tied on outside.... I was watching a guy next dock over side tie to a boat and you could see him hustling bow to stern running quickly to get ropes tied in a breeze. I bet Tank & Co are appreciating that new strip of non skid on the bow.
 
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Living vicariously through the London Bridge webcam just a minute ago..... I can see Tanks boat side tied on outside.... I was watching a guy next dock over side tie to a boat and you could see him hustling bow to stern running quickly to get ropes tied in a breeze. I bet Tank & Co are appreciating that new strip of non skid on the bow.
One man side tie is a hell of a task. Add a breeze. Yikes.
 

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I’m hustling around now. Took breakfast burritos to everyone at Barrett grabbed the change bag and took it to the booth at the street party meanwhile dude with boat next to mine wants me to head down so he can go run. Stopping at holiday in to grab a buddy to help me. Whew. Lol.

some pics this am thoigh.
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I’m hustling around now. Took breakfast burritos to everyone at Barrett grabbed the change bag and took it to the booth at the street party meanwhile dude with boat next to mine wants me to head down so he can go run. Stopping at holiday in to grab a buddy to help me. Whew. Lol.

some pics this am thoigh.
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Watching you at the docks from the LBR webcam wrestling the shuffle Tank. 😁 love that wind......
 

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I’m hustling around now. Took breakfast burritos to everyone at Barrett grabbed the change bag and took it to the booth at the street party meanwhile dude with boat next to mine wants me to head down so he can go run. Stopping at holiday in to grab a buddy to help me. Whew. Lol.

some pics this am thoigh.
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Damn, i was going to bring them...
 

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I’m hustling around now. Took breakfast burritos to everyone at Barrett grabbed the change bag and took it to the booth at the street party meanwhile dude with boat next to mine wants me to head down so he can go run. Stopping at holiday in to grab a buddy to help me. Whew. Lol.

some pics this am thoigh.
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Sooner you get your son trained on Cig the better..... imagine him at helm around docks while you're simply worrying about that bow line up there, lol..... good livin.
 

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That cam is busy today..... won't let me in to see Tankster hustle at dock.... bummer
After I watched his show it kicked me off and cant get back on. Going downtown in a bit and will see him then. You know Nautical has a cam also of Thompson Bay.
 

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After I watched his show it kicked me off and cant get back on. Going downtown in a bit and will see him then. You know Nautical has a cam also of Thompson Bay.
Neither one has let me on for most of the day.
 

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I’m hustling around now. Took breakfast burritos to everyone at Barrett grabbed the change bag and took it to the booth at the street party meanwhile dude with boat next to mine wants me to head down so he can go run. Stopping at holiday in to grab a buddy to help me. Whew. Lol.

some pics this am thoigh.
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Appreciate you efforts to show us long distance viewers everything that's going on. Keep up the good work. I haven't been to Havasu since 2016 and prior to that missed DS three different times by 1 week. Keep sayin' "next year".
 

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Sunday traffic back from Havasu this weekend... 40/15 to OC.... does DS make traffic much worse?
Or just the normal screwed up long drive.
 

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My wife has the big screen in our LR set to the LBR webcam everyday. Her fault 😂
Aha! The LBR cam has the best digital clarity I've yet to see on any webcam..... after just going to my first Cat Fest and hanging in the channel it sure would be nice if they'd place cams on each end of that area.... I'd never leave my couch on weekends!
 

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Got to street party to late. Any chance for party passes tomorrow? 7 people. Will be at raft up
 
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HOLY SHIT! Shit show at the dock!! What a cluster fuck
 

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My hubs has been waiting over an hour at the marina. His buddy in the truck said another 30 minutes or so.
 

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I heard someone say that they were waiting in line to pull their boat out for 1.5 hours at site 6. :eek:

We got on at 8am and off at 3pm without a wait either time. Then went back for some dinner and walking....

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The wife had a great day and when she has a good day it is a good day for me. 👍
 

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Pics from today. Crazy busy! Like, I’m considering passing on this event next year busy. 😞 I don’t come out for 4th of July memorial or Labor Day ever since I turned like 25. I don’t dig all the congestion.
But! We did have a good day. Ran up to the RDP tie off and floated just north of it. Then went and anchored up on the ca side between copper canyon and steamboat
Where we watched a (I think
F32 ) DCB running HARD (and loose) with a helicopter come a butt hair away from
Stuffing. Launched tipped semi stuffed and the driver slowed right the fuck down. It had that sound I’ve heard too many times of a motor running hard and then bad shit happens and the motor hi jumps or skips. Sends chills up my spine.

After we chilled there a while we Then hit copper canyon. Then tried to get into the channel to go back to the dock and had zero luck. There was literally hundreds of boats trying to do the same. Went and found a cool little cove right across the bay and chilled a couple hours. Got back to the docks at like 5 and some dude decided to park at the dock read of our assigned spot so we parked in one of the hotel spots. Security was super cool with us and let us keep it there. Though they were getting ready to impound dudes eliminator 😳

I can’t believe how many people were lined the channel this morning in lawn chairs and shit waiting for the parade. Crazy!! It was like a legit city parade.

This year has to break records for spectators and street party. Stupid amount of bots and people everywhere!

anyway. Good day nee beat.
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Launching at Willow Valley heading to Havasu today...

Gonna be a good day
 

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Mind blown at the amount of boats on the Lake yesterday. The ride back up the lake felt like I was trapped in an old Amana Washing machine on the heavy soil cycle.
Worst part was the poorly disciplined drivers and watching a couple frightened Seadoo'ers try to navigate right down the middle of it all😱. Zero common sense😖 Certain chum if any of them fell off or went down.
It's rare that I get sprayed while on plane but I got soaked a half dozen times on that last run...it was that churned up.👎
 

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Lol. Wife was telling me to put my lanyards on while we were running. I reached down to grab them and my persols went flying out the boat. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😞 I couldn’t see anything with the wind. Girls handed me a pair of glasses 🤷🏻‍♂️😁 then wife had to take a pic. Hey, they got the job done.

had a fun time at the party last hanging with RDP peeps. Dave stacy precision details all did a fantastic job.

PS, I can’t remember the last time I lost a pair of sunglasses. It was meant to be though. I was already planning on stopping by I Wear Sunglasses while we were out here but hadn’t had a chance yet. Then my kid dropped my glasses and cracked the frame a few days ago and now they flew out the boat. So, gonna get over to I wear sunglasses today after I pull the boat out and see if I can get some glasses.

The girls big glasses are cool, just not exactly my style. 😁😁😁

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Lol. Wife was telling me to put my lanyards on while we were running. I reached down to grab them and my persols went flying out the boat. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😞 I couldn’t see anything with the wind. Girls handed me a pair of glasses 🤷🏻‍♂️😁 then wife had to take a pic. Hey, they got the job done.

had a fun time at the party last hanging with RDP peeps. Dave stacy precision details all did a fantastic job.

PS, I can’t remember the last time I lost a pair of sunglasses. It was meant to be though. I was already planning on stopping by I Wear Sunglasses while we were out here but hadn’t had a chance yet. Then my kid dropped my glasses and cracked the frame a few days ago and now they flew out the boat. So, gonna get over to I wear sunglasses today after I pull the boat out and see if I can get some glasses.

The girls big glasses are cool, just not exactly my style. 😁😁😁

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I dunno.... I think you got something there. Just keep that head straight. :cool:
 

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Well, another DS in the books. Head out of town tomorrow after 11 days of boating.
Pulled the boat out today with the help of AJ and then my 12 y/o and i washed it and drug it back to Barrett. AJ was working and had to help out Delaney Walker get his boat out of the water and we wiped it down and prepped for tow back to Miami. I got enlisted to assist. No biggie, I love boats 🤷🏻‍♂️ Delaney (his girlfriend and his buddy) were all super nice. Love powerboats like we all do. Took a pic with my son and spent time and BS’n with us. Then we tucked all the boats into the shop for the night. Long day but nice.
My kid took a photo of me wiping the OL down and I text it to Dan Kleitz ribbing him about a cig guy wiping his customers boats down. 😁 he thought it was pretty amusing as well since we always give each other crap.

anyway, great trip. I’d say im
Looking forward to next year but I was turned off a little by the crowds Friday and Saturday. Kindve a cluster fuck in multiple aspects. Maybe I just got spoiled by boating during the week between supercat fest and DS. 🤷🏻‍♂️ But the traffic was crazy Friday and Saturday. Don’t think I’ve ever seen it that bad in the 25 years I’ve been coming to havasu. But I’m sure we’ll be back regardless. Lol
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I saw yore crew at pirates on Friday. Its hard to miss the Barrett girls

How did I miss you? I would have come say hello.


Well, another DS in the books. Head out of town tomorrow after 11 days of boating.
Pulled the boat out today with the help of AJ and then my 12 y/o and i washed it and drug it back to Barrett. AJ was working and had to help out Delaney Walker get his boat out of the water and we wiped it down and prepped for tow back to Miami. I got enlisted to assist. No biggie, I love boats 🤷🏻‍♂️ Delaney (his girlfriend and his buddy) were all super nice. Love powerboats like we all do. Took a pic with my son and spent time and BS’n with us. Then we tucked all the boats onto the shop for the night. Long day but nice.
My kid took a photo of me wiping the OL down and I text it to Dan Kleitz robbing him about a cig guy wiping his customers boats down. 😁 he thought not was pretty amusing too.

anyway, great trip. I’d say im
Looking forward to next year but I was turned off a little by the crowds Friday and Saturday. Kindve a cluster fuck in multiple aspects. Maybe I just got spoiled by boating during the week between supercat fest and DS. 🤷🏻‍♂️ But the traffic was crazy Friday and Saturday. Don’t think I’ve ever seen it that bad in the 25 years I’ve been coming to havasu. But I’m sure we’ll be back regardless. Lol
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