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Cooling off
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:22:32 PM »
After a day of waterskiing and other activities on Delta waterways, we often see folks turn into our bay while headed back to our local marina. They'll anchor for an hour or two or three, and take a dip to cool off before heading to the launch ramp for the trek home. It all adds to our home entertainment.
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Re: Cooling off
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 12:53:00 PM »
Nice thing to do in the heat.  Guess it will have been busy this weekend.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 12:57:03 PM »
When I first started reading your post, I first started to think is was you spending a day water skiing.  :o ::) ;D
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 12:59:23 PM »
When I first started reading your post, I first started to think is was you spending a day water skiing.  :o ::) ;D

Me too!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 01:17:54 PM »
Nice. Wouldn’t mind a break from the AZ heat 😓
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Re: Cooling off
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 02:07:23 PM »
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When I first started reading your post, I first started to think is was you spending a day water skiing.

It's been a while since I've been on waterskiis, but I wouldn't want to do it on crowded waterways this holiday weekend. My neighbor, well into his 70's, waterskiis almost every day, and also skis in competition. So there's hope for me  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 03:10:50 PM »
I started skiing when I was 6 years old and did it for about 25 years. I stopped for about 15 years then had the chance to try it again. I had gained about 30 lbs. I thought my arms wore going to pull out of their sockets and paid for it for a week. No more for me as much as I would love to.  I still have the original skies I learnt on and also a pair of trick skis (turnarounds). Anyone want them? No charge. Just come and get them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 04:17:46 PM »
I love water skiing, but much the same as Rene T, I didn't ski for quite a few years.  Then when a guy that was retiring from the military had a big shabang at his lake house, I tried it again.  A few years older, and a few pounds heavier, just begs for trouble.  I actually did good, and even managed to slalom a few times (by kicking off one ski after starting).  But when I tried to get up from scratch, I got too much wobble in the ski, and ended up ripping my hamstring.  My left leg, all the way from midway through the calf up to my waist was all kinds of ugly colors.  I couldn't walk for a week and couldn't get comfortable no matter what.  The pain was extreme.  And that marked my retirement from water skiing!
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Re: Cooling off
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2018, 07:00:30 PM »
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Nice. Wouldn’t mind a break from the AZ heat
Hey Scott, hop in your canoe and come on over  ;D Our docks are always open to visitors.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2018, 08:22:12 PM »
I water skied for about 20 years when I had a boat. Taught my kids and several friends to ski. I may purchase another one eventually. Got grand kids that I would love to teach to ski also. Except this time around I would get a Deck Boat. Something to float and BBQ on between ski runs.
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Re: Cooling off
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 08:26:01 PM »
Marty, nowadays young folks buy wakeboard boats; They have a large water tank in the stern of the boat to create a large wake for wakeboarding.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2018, 08:27:28 PM »
Hey Scott, hop in your canoe and come on over  ;D Our docks are always open to visitors.
Very generous Tom. Let me look around and see if I can find.... oh wait, that's right - I'm canoeless  :-\ ;)
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 08:30:39 PM »
They have a large water tank in the stern of the boat to create a large wake for wakeboarding.
Kids! You don't need a wakeboard boat with a water tank to create a large wake, all you need to do is leave the stern plug out of your ski boat when you launch it. Ask me how I know  ::)
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 08:31:54 PM »
Ask me how I know  ::)

OK I'll bite. How do you know?   :o ::)
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 08:46:24 PM »
OK I'll bite. How do you know?   :o ::)
The fellow I was working for many years ago in Fresno had a ski boat he'd let me borrow. Backed it into the water and fortunately had started it as soon as the stern was in because it was pretty temperamental. Backed it off a little and let it idle. Noticed it was sounding a little "gurglie". Turned around and we had taken on water big time, stern was down. Lined it up and gunned it back on to the trailer, big wake in the no wake zone. Pulled it up on the ramp and it took a looong time to drain.  ::)
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 08:47:44 PM »
And BTW, it was perfectly understandable why I didn't notice the plug was out - it was stuck in the spoke of the steering wheel  :-[ ::)
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Re: Cooling off
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2018, 12:27:38 AM »
Marty, nowadays young folks buy wakeboard boats; They have a large water tank in the stern of the boat to create a large wake for wakeboarding.

Shows you how long it's been since I have skied!

Kids! You don't need a wakeboard boat with a water tank to create a large wake, all you need to do is leave the stern plug out of your ski boat when you launch it. Ask me how I know  ::)

I seen that happen twice Scott. One guy sunk it on the launch, the other guy freaked out so much in the launch area, he  almost stroked out.  Yep, lots of interesting things go on at the boat launch.
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