WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

What is “too early” for boat start-up on the Parker Strip?

1homeblown

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
514
Reaction score
458
Blown flatbottom with dry headers. Something I’ve always tried to keep in mind whenever I do an “early” start-up. It never seems to be before 7:30ish but that might change.

Interested in some feedback especially from riverfront property owners.
Cheers!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

lbhsbz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2010
Messages
4,219
Reaction score
6,806
Whenever there's enough light to see.
Just watch out for Mike Mack. He's been known to destroy the morning water while wake surfing.
That guy's still around? I took some lessons from him years ago when he had the old pink stripe nautique. I remember he'd just shut down the boat when I wasn't "doing it right". I was probably 12...had my O'brian bandit and a set of ballistic shorts. I'd ate shit pretty hard getting my inside shoulder wet the last few tries so my folks thought some instruction would help. It did.
 

Wheeler

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2007
Messages
17,277
Reaction score
12,715
That guy's still around? I took some lessons from him years ago when he had the old pink stripe nautique. I remember he'd just shut down the boat when I wasn't "doing it right". I was probably 12...had my O'brian bandit and a set of ballistic shorts. I'd ate shit pretty hard getting my inside shoulder wet the last few tries so my folks thought some instruction would help. It did.
Yes, he's still in Parker.
 

cofooter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2012
Messages
2,249
Reaction score
2,086
Let 'em enjoy it as early as possible, because they're pretty much blown out of the water the rest of the day. I'll drop anything to watch a flatty cruising up the river at sunrise. Anyone that thinks this is an inconvenience should go back to Havasu.
 

1homeblown

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
514
Reaction score
458
start up? hell i remember waking up to people making fly-by's down in yuma.

dont forget to make a quick cruise through the keys too.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

spectra3279

Vaginamoney broke
Joined
May 17, 2011
Messages
11,310
Reaction score
8,135
If you haven't been to bed then it's to early

Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
 

blefever

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2013
Messages
145
Reaction score
247
First light................first pass...................the river is glass....................and I'm haulin ass. I love the sound of any boat running on the river early in the morning. My first time at the river we slept on the beach at park Moabi and I'll never forget the sound of early morning boats on the water. Lifetime memory. As far as I'm concerned...light it up anytime.
 

lake p.a.l.

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2009
Messages
3,562
Reaction score
3,328
I don't own a place there, unfortunately. We were just lucky enough to spend 8 days there in the Keys. I was talking with neighbors that live there full time & each of them, & me, went looking each time someone ran early. Run it
 

Echo Lodge

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2009
Messages
2,089
Reaction score
1,370
Remember as a kid being woken up by flatties as I slept on the banana chaise lounge on the beach at Echo. 3 hours of sleep if you were lucky. With the heat and partying you would fall asleep by 2 AM and the boats would fire up around 5 AM. We ski early mornings during the summer and have had to tow a few flatties back to the ramp! Loud passes in front of Echo's are part of the River Experience! Love it.

20190322_095833 (1).jpg
 

Sharp Shooter

The "anti-yuppie"
Joined
Oct 4, 2007
Messages
4,871
Reaction score
4,495
There's really no need to get up when it's dark. That's old man shit in my book.
 

teded

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2009
Messages
1,327
Reaction score
434
Plan B used to go by early, it was loud.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

CJ_Donahue

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 24, 2018
Messages
837
Reaction score
1,763
I was lucky enough to have a close family friend with a house fairly close to a launch ramp growing up.
Screenshot_20190403-082626_Maps.jpg
20190403_082717.jpg

He owned the house for over 30 years and his alarm clock was always the most beautiful sound. If the sun has cracked the mountains light it up. If someone doesn't like the noise they shouldn't be on the river.
 

Sharp Shooter

The "anti-yuppie"
Joined
Oct 4, 2007
Messages
4,871
Reaction score
4,495
If I were a K-boat racer like you, I wouldn't be afraid of a little rough water either. ;)
I'm not talking about rough water, I'm talking about getting up early for no reason. And since you don't really know me, I've never raced K, only SS and PS one time which has nothing to do with this. ;)

Homeblown, your Schiada can easily handle most off season weekend water and much on season weekday water. We aren't Wheeler's age yet where being in bed by 8 and up at 4 am is routine. haha :D
 
Top