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    Posted: August 01 2011 at 7:55am
Hey guys, I'm thinking about heading to the LSJ this Friday. Can anyone give me some pointers about the river? Like spots to watch out for or how far south to go etc.

One of my buddies used to launch with his friend from Goodtimes all the time until I started taking him to LH. The last time he was on LSJ was a few years ago though so anything you guys could point out would help.


If you guys can mark up the map or just tell me and I'll mark it up, I can use GPS on the boat to know where to watch out until I get stuff memorized.



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Quote Dave S Replybullet Posted: August 01 2011 at 12:53pm
 

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Quote Dave S Replybullet Posted: August 01 2011 at 12:57pm

very quick image on my lunch break

red lines=no wake zone
yellow=few stumps
yellow dot= one lone stump out there-water has been real high though, it is about 100 ft to the left and 100 ft up river from a bouy that says "danger" in that area-buoy doesn;t belong and means nothng otherwise, came down after Ike-i believe someone tried to remove it but they couldn't get it loose.
green dash=your run
green arrow=points to shallow area-again not to bad when water is high-but stay at least 75' from shore in this area
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Quote Dave S Replybullet Posted: August 01 2011 at 1:00pm
on a busy weekend you would probably want to know more, but for a friday and to get you started, this will be a good riding area. down river past the no wake zone there is a few shallow spots, if you venture down there stay to the right, DO NOT go to the left under the bridge where the opening is wide for big boats, it is shallow there. i ran aground the hard way because i didn't know and wasted a prop.
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Quote pnut Replybullet Posted: August 01 2011 at 3:19pm
Thanks Dave - I'm the forgetful friend. Thumbs Up
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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: August 01 2011 at 3:25pm
Thanks Dave, I appreciate it!

Yeah, we've usually found that our Fridays out are pretty dead and we can find lots of clean water. We'll do some scouting before hitting it. This is a great help.
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Quote olmoomba Replybullet Posted: August 01 2011 at 4:25pm
Any weekday has been good luck there for us. Also watch out close to the dock - don't be that guy punching it from the dock, my buddy was and toasted a prop on something when he decided to hammer it right off the dock. Yeah, I laughed at him for 2 months.

FLUSH FLUSH FLUSH, as quick as you can after and don't forget the inside of your trailer if you have a box trailer.

It's so salty that it has been reported that the oysters in Galveston Bay are not producing (reproducing) due to high salinity values!
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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: August 02 2011 at 7:16am
I'll need to figure out how to get water into the trailer frame. It shouldn't be too hard. At least it's a galvanized trailer. Is there anywhere at the ramp to rinse off the trailer and boat?
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Quote new2wake Replybullet Posted: August 02 2011 at 9:47am
you should be in good shape with galvanized. just make sure to wash inside the wheels real good. The breaks are most likely cast iron.
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Quote olmoomba Replybullet Posted: August 02 2011 at 10:30am
galvanized "should" be ok, but I would still wash it out. After all it is steel under the coating.
My Brakes are aluminum, which I thought was weird and prolly why they suck! My brakes on my old trailer where cast steel and were awesome but yes rinse those too!

NO RINSE at the ramp.
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Quote RICHSUR Replybullet Posted: August 02 2011 at 11:44am
Fred they had to cast iron, steel warps, also the aliminum is the inside(bolt pattern) and the outside(where the brake pads touch) is cast iron. Aluminum has a low melting temp and will melt if much if any heat is applied.  I being a foundry manager know a little bit about brake rotors since they are about 90 percent of the gray iron scrap I buy.


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Quote Dave S Replybullet Posted: August 02 2011 at 12:24pm
Originally posted by pnut

Thanks Dave - I'm the forgetful friend. Thumbs Up
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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: August 02 2011 at 12:57pm
Thanks for all the tips guys!

I'm pretty obsessive about keeping everything clean and looking new. I'll definitely be rinsing the trailer and boat out. I've got a power washer that I'll put to good use.

I'm looking forward to heading out there.
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Quote olmoomba Replybullet Posted: August 02 2011 at 3:39pm
Figured it out, mine are silver cadmium plated. They still suck.

Cast iron is what I meant - steel being an alloyed product raw iron. But that finished surface sure is shiny....see the raccoon gaze I got? lol
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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: August 05 2011 at 8:36pm
We went out and had a great day today! I wanted to thank you guys for the information. We found no stumps or sand bars, made some progress with some tricks and noone was (seriously) injured.

It was pretty salty, I had salt crystals all over the back of the boat. I washed the boat and rinsed out the trailer before putting her away.
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Quote Dave S Replybullet Posted: August 09 2011 at 12:30pm
Glad you had fun. Now, try it on a weekend, lol. Need to get out by 9-10 to get good riding and done by noon. Of course, it seems as school for the kiddies comes around the lsj because ours again!
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Quote olmoomba Replybullet Posted: August 09 2011 at 3:59pm
you keep telling everyone to get out by 9-10 and they will and guess what, you will have to get out by 7-8.

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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: August 09 2011 at 4:43pm
Yeah, I've heard that it's pretty packed on the weekend. I'll just take my every other Friday and be the only boat out there thanks!
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Quote Buck02LS Replybullet Posted: August 10 2011 at 12:23am

TexMic, you’re off every other Friday...? You wouldn't happen to work for KBR would ya?

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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: August 10 2011 at 7:01am
I sure do! So do two of the other guys I regularly go out with. I work downtown at KBR Tower. I'm guessing you do too?
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