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OB's Epic River Trip.

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Indeed I do Russ. We have spoken before on Scream and Fly and on here. View attachment 577959
Ah yes, I remember now. That was you. Sweet. I still have a couple of pics of your boat saved from when your dad was driving it and you were little.

Say, in the pic of your boy being towed, standing up... What is that thing he's riding. It doesn't look quite like a water ski or a wake board. But my older girl (seven) needs to start getting towed... and on something besides a tube, where she has to use a little strength and balance.

-Peter
 

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Ah yes, I remember now. That was you. Sweet. I still have a couple of pics of your boat saved from when your dad was driving it and you were little.

-Peter
Yup, that pic of the Mohave basin is framed and in my living room.

I will have another to show on Saturday in the basin. This time with the Lavey and my son. My brother (3.Slow on here) who was also in the boat will be on Mohave on Saturday also for the Damn Dam Run. We should have plenty of pics of Mohave to post.

Bahner sits in the garage until I get a chance to make a lower river run with it. Too hard to justify pulling it to the river when we have the 24 footer now.
 

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First time the kid been water skiing, correct? That's pretty bad ass.
 

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Ah yes, I remember now. That was you. Sweet. I still have a couple of pics of your boat saved from when your dad was driving it and you were little.

Say, in the pic of your boy being towed, standing up... What is that thing he's riding. It doesn't look quite like a water ski or a wake board. But my older girl (seven) needs to start getting towed... and on something besides a tube, where she has to use a little strength and balance.

-Peter
Maybe next year we plan a Bahner Bash in needles?
 

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Nice to meet you and your family today. Hope you guys have a great time up at Mohave. 👍
 

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First time the kid been water skiing, correct? That's pretty bad ass.
I had him up 2 years ago, but he fell and was a bit scared. Purchased the inflatable EZ ski trainer yesterday. 20 min on that and then he was ready for the trainer we already had hopefully on some ski's tomorrow.
 

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Ah yes, I remember now. That was you. Sweet. I still have a couple of pics of your boat saved from when your dad was driving it and you were little.

Say, in the pic of your boy being towed, standing up... What is that thing he's riding. It doesn't look quite like a water ski or a wake board. But my older girl (seven) needs to start getting towed... and on something besides a tube, where she has to use a little strength and balance.

-Peter
2 different trainers.

1st one is inflatable so they can sit down. Also can stand without moving. https://www.airhead.com/ez-ski.html

Second is a trainer ski that requires only a little bit of pull. I was able to get him up by pulling him with my hands while on the beach. http://www.wakehouse.com/products/obrien-platform-trainer-combo-water-skis.html?dfw_tracker=10071-321&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7crmzfW81QIVCoh-Ch2EqQPVEAQYASABEgLAevD_BwE
 

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View outside of our room at Katherine's. IMG_3048.jpg

Today will be our last day on the water. Back to Chino and to the Dr to see how bad this knee is.
 

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Back home. Even after 9 days, I don't like leaving the river.


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There's a Tri-Tip on that Fuckin BBQ right there.
 

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Thanks for sharing. I can't go like I used to so I love the hell out of these kind of threads.
 

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Back home. Even after 9 days, I don't like leaving the river.
It gets in your blood, doesn't it? And I didn't grow up with it like you did. I was nearly 40 a few years ago when I discovered boating and the river and lakes. So I've got to make up for lost time.

Thanks for sharing. I can't go like I used to so I love the hell out of these kind of threads.
Couldn't agree more, mate. And even though I get to go pretty often, I'm bummed every single time I leave.. But I still like to read about the various fun things other people do, and places they go. It's good fodder for ideas.

-Peter
 

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Catch up to now. 3-4 more months off work for the knee to heel. And 3 months for the boat. The boat is at Laveycraft. Insurance has approved the claim and work has started. That F'ing beach at the Nautical, 18k in damages! IMG_3080.jpg IMG_3085.jpg

But I said "Epic"! Not smooth or forgettable.
 

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18k!!!! Good lord what else happened?
I was shocked with the claim amount. But my pictures also don't do justice to the damage. Page 4 on this thread shows the more damage the the above picture. There are nicks almost the whole length of the boat on every chine. The steps have big chunks missing from them. A lot of gel is missing from the bottom V.

But yeah, with no industry knowledge, I thought high was going to be 7-8k. AAA approved the claim, I don't think they are in business to pay more than they have to, so we figure that's about what it costs.
 

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Stopped by today to see how far along they are. IMG_3321.jpg
Chris told me a couple weeks ago that he thought it might be ready this weekend. Looks like it could be.

Trying to leave Thursday morning. Let?s get this thing back on the trailer. Helo shots are at 10 on Friday
 
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