River Run 2010

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River Run 2010

Postby kens » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:41 pm

Now that we have settled on Hales Bar as the Gathering, I am proposing a River Run 2010.
With all the homework several of us did to find a Gathering place, I propose the upcoming River Run to do 2 things:
1. A great scenic cruise with fellow builders
2. Scope out future possible Gathering sites.
As much trouble as we gone thru this year for a site, we should have contingency sites in some sort of database for future reference. Chattanooga is centrally located for the most travellers so let's use that as a base area of excursion.

I am proposing a River Run upriver on Thursday prior, to lock thru Chickamauga in the A.M. Explore Chickamauga Lake for sites/marinas/State Parks. My research as advocate for Chattanooga revealed a whole lot of marinas on Chickamauga lake. There is 2 parks, 4 marinas, with ramps within few miles of the dam. Scan the area and the marinas just keep on going on and on. Of all these, one is probably a good site to investigate.
thurs evening lock back down river to Chattanooga and stay the nite there, perhaps on the DQ. there is 3 ramps near the DQ to investigate.
Friday return to Hales Bar for the Gathering.

Anyone else interested?
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:00 pm

Ken

I think that is a great idea.

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Re: River Run 2010

Postby BruceDow » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:12 pm

Ken... that sounds like a blast. It could almost be like a future Gathering spot "poker run".

Is that lake upstream or downstream from the Queen?

Would we use Hales Bar as the put-in point on Thursday? Or did you imagine a different put-in and parking spot from which we'd trailer to Hales Bar on Friday?

On Thurs nite would we tie the boats up right beside the Queen? Or across the river?
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby kens » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:19 pm

Well, I thought about launching from Hales Bar, but, it is already so close to Chattanooga that we could trailer to another ramp.
Chickamauga is about a mile upriver from where you launched at. (approx 4 miles up from DQ)
I hadnt thought out all the details yet. I'm just proposing it to see how much interest is there.
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby Oyster » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:05 pm

With a lot of ifs between now and then, one being if I get my boat completely done, this sounds like a great way to spend an extra day on the water.

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Re: River Run 2010

Postby Dave Grason » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:12 pm

From Hale's Bar to Chickamauga? Yeah, that would a GREAT run. .....probably one of the best around anywhere.

Oh yeah, I'm in.
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby jamundsen » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:43 am

But Dave dont you need a finished boat?

I cant talk unless I get mine done by then. If Its done then I'm in.
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby Oyster » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:56 am

jamundsen wrote:But Dave dont you need a finished boat?

I cant talk unless I get mine done by then. If Its done then I'm in.

Nah, he doesn't need a finished boat as he is one of the few guys around here thats already bouyant on their own. :lol: :lol: :P XXXOOO 8)

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Re: River Run 2010

Postby Dave Grason » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:01 am

I resemble that remark. :lol:

Actually, I'm just really really good and bumming rides on other people's boats. However, for someone else's boat to hold me, Yes, it does need to be quite buoyant.
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:34 am

Just info for river runners.

Nickajack Lock & Dam is at river mile 425.
Hales Bar Marina 431.1
Chattanooga 464
Chickamunga L&D 471

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Re: River Run 2010

Postby upspirate » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:31 am

jamundsen wrote:But Dave dont you need a finished boat?

I cant talk unless I get mine done by then. If Its done then I'm in.


You don't need a finished boat....just one with working motor,steering,seats and place for the admiral and a cooler!!! :D

If it's finished,it'll scratch easier!! :wink:

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Re: River Run 2010

Postby kens » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:37 pm

Dave Grason wrote:Oh yeah, I'm in.


you're in?.............whose boat are you in? :lol:
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby ttownshaw » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:39 pm

I just might be in as well...we'll see. I made reservations from the 22nd to 26th but could change things to work around the river run.
We will see.
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Re: River Run 2010

Postby kens » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:55 pm

I'm staying Thurs nite in Chattanooga.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: River Run 2010

Postby Bob Maskel » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:07 pm

I'm in wherever/whenever. I have room for passenger(s)...Dave, Dwain?? :)


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