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Gotta hand it to all the veterans of the Gauntlet like Jager Dave, PornoDave, Moondancer etc. And yes, Johnney Z
I know there are so many more to name, but too long to list. You know who you are. You have (for the most part) got the gauntlet under control and we as boaters who walk through and visit the line really appreciate it.

Sunday was very busy and the line was very long. Was great to see so many people we know and love to see when we walk through. I gotta tell you when we walked through the whole line we experienced a controlled, fun party atmosphere within the 100' or so of the line that you veterans are in and have created.

Outside of that.......SKIPPIES!
Water cannons, Frisbees, footballs, fights, people jumping in the water splashing your cocktail. IDIOTS


A tip of the LSCN cap to the boaters that make the beginning of the gauntlet and keep these irritating a-holes away from the fun part of it all. Couldn't believe how many people splashed my drink while walking outside of the section of the veterans. One guy through a Frisbee out and it landed right by us so he yelled at us to pick it up. We refused, so he jumped in off his boat and splashed us on purpose to get his stupid Frisbee. He was a large guy (of course) so there was no way it was worth fighting him. Not that I would fight anyone, but you know what I mean.

Thanks guys!
 

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I give all the credit to Jagerdave, Moondancer, No Patience, and Burt for helping out getting everyone set and tied off.

Although I was in the water for prob half an hour when we got there Sun holding boats and setting anchors, those guys seem to be dong it every week!!

Those are also the guys directing traffic on the fishing channel and calling out the skippys once we are in and set.


And it is so nice to be with that group. You dont have to worry about the usual crap!!
 

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And yeah even though Zman gets a lot of flack (some deserved, MOST not), he does a lot to get people to throw out anchors, setting the line straight, warning of wind and storms coming in, etc...
 

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QUOTE(Convincor @ Aug 11 2009, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Not that I would fight anyone, but you know what I mean.

Thanks guys!


I'll fight you, you woosie. Ya'know what a woosie is don't cha?
 

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QUOTE(Mr. Big @ Aug 11 2009, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You are Al!! You puss!

you commin' to the goose tomorrow night? It's gonna be a great band tomorrow. Their Cuban sandwiches are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Aug 11 2009, 09:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I give all the credit to Jagerdave, Moondancer, No Patience, and Burt for helping out getting everyone set and tied off.

Although I was in the water for prob half an hour when we got there Sun holding boats and setting anchors, those guys seem to be dong it every week!!

Those are also the guys directing traffic on the fishing channel and calling out the skippys once we are in and set.


And it is so nice to be with that group. You dont have to worry about the usual crap!!
ya, when I had my boat I would try to get out there early to get in the holding pattern with those guys until the scramble started lol the couple times I some how was pushed down the day was stressful and not worth the hassle and would have anchored out and walked in...
 

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Wow, thanks for the compliment! You just made my day, lol. I'll tell ya what, I have never met a group of nicer, more helpful people than the friends that I raft with every week. Spending a bit of time in the water helping get people set and anchored helps keep the line straight and makes for an afternoon free of having to constantly adjust lines and bumpers, a condition that can happen when the line curves from people not tying well and setting their anchor. Our radio traffic helps us prepare for setting up smoothly and quickly. Yeah we goof around a little bit about the night before and whatnot during that hour we're on 69, but we're just adding a bit of fun and comeradery (sp?) to what we're doing. The group takes a fair amount of space in the line and we try to keep it free of flying objects and spraying lake water. Its all about the fun and staying safe out there. Thanks for noticing.
 

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For the few times I've been out there, its been a blast! Plus Mark325 and I are trying to get the lovely wife and mother out there


Next weekend should be quite interesting.
 

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Hey Bre, good to see you and Mark352 on PD's boat Sunday. I've never had a problem with my gauntlet neighbors the times I've rafted but I agree it would be even better if you were with a tight group of friends.

Convincor, I thing we should have a gauntlet day and all join in one weekend.
 

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QUOTE(wantsa311 @ Aug 11 2009, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Convincor, I thing we should have a gauntlet day and all join in one weekend.

Now that sounds awesome!!


Get there around Noon and listen into 69!!! You guys would have a blast!!!
 

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Haven't tied in the line in years. Especially after witnessing someone's swim platform bust off because someone untied boats without the other Captains knowing about it. Next thing you know, boats are floating into each other....

I will consider it maybe. We'll see what the future brings.
 

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I allways worry about scratching mine or someone elses boat so i just tie up out side the raft.
Its more relaxing not having to worry about tie ing and un tie ing and if this person or that one has a anchor out front or back and will u or they swingin to each other when leaving . Plus taking dogs to shore is easier. too .

Had to orfer them a new boat this week the bottom came out of there old one when Molly jumped in it . the who;e thing just tore out , kida scared the crap out of them they al fell right though . was kinda funny
 

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We only made it out to muscamoot once this season before getting rid of the boat. Toward the end of the day I had to run up and be "at the ready" on the anchor because there was a flotilla of 12 boats drifting toward us dragging ONE anchor. Nobody seemed to care either. It would be nice to get out there with you guys one day to know I was tied up next to someone who doesnt want his boat all gouged up from not paying attention to fenders.
 

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I seldom tie up in the line unless we have a group of friends, idiots or inexperienced boaters for neighbors have ruined the day on numerous occasions. Usually it's better from a distance for us.
 

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I went through a couple years where I would tie up with friends outside the line and walk to the gauntlet. I was more stressed back then worrying about my boat and what was getting stolen than I am being in the line. Now I know people are keeping an eye on my boat as I do to others.

I have 10x more fun being in the line with this group and less worries!!!
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Aug 12 2009, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I went through a couple years where I would tie up with friends outside the line and walk to the gauntlet. I was more stressed back then worrying about my boat and what was getting stolen than I am being in the line. Now I know people are keeping an eye on my boat as I do to others.

I have 10x more fun being in the line with this group and less worries!!!


And if you dont want to get wet you can stay out of the Pi$$ Water....
 
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