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Topic: LSJ info
Posted By: TexMic
Subject: LSJ info
Date 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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Posted By: Dave S
Date Posted: August 01 2011 at 12:53pm
 

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Posted By: Dave S
Date 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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Posted By: Dave S
Date 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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Posted By: pnut
Date Posted: August 01 2011 at 3:19pm
Thanks Dave - I'm the forgetful friend. Thumbs Up


Posted By: TexMic
Date 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.


Posted By: olmoomba
Date 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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Posted By: TexMic
Date 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?


Posted By: new2wake
Date 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.


Posted By: olmoomba
Date 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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Posted By: RICHSUR
Date 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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Posted By: Dave S
Date Posted: August 02 2011 at 12:24pm
Originally posted by pnut

Thanks Dave - I'm the forgetful friend. Thumbs Up
Hey man, Welcome!

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Posted By: TexMic
Date 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.


Posted By: olmoomba
Date 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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Posted By: TexMic
Date 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.


Posted By: Dave S
Date 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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Posted By: olmoomba
Date 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.

Stop helping!

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Posted By: TexMic
Date 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!


Posted By: Buck02LS
Date Posted: August 10 2011 at 12:23am

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



Posted By: TexMic
Date 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?


Posted By: ibusthard
Date Posted: August 10 2011 at 12:31pm
TexMic, My brother works in that office with you.  Do you know Josh Watson?

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Posted By: TexMic
Date Posted: August 10 2011 at 1:09pm
I'm afraid I don't. Looks like he works down on one of the engineering floors. I'm up in IT administration and don't get to wander like I used to when I was desktop.


Posted By: Buck02LS
Date Posted: August 11 2011 at 1:54am

TexMic, yes I work for KBR too but Iím working in Iraq and have been for over 6 years, took an 8 month break off and just came back a few months ago. But I know quite a few people that work all over the Houston offices for KBR. Been trying to get a job in Houston with them for a wile now but no luck so farÖ How long have you been working for them? Anyways been in IT?

 

That every other Friday off sounds ooo sooo nice!!! I work 12hrs a day 7 days a week!



Posted By: TexMic
Date Posted: August 11 2011 at 7:25am
I've been with KBR since May of 06. Yeah, I've been in IT with them the whole time. I started in desktop support here so I got to wander the floors and meet lots of people. Since I moved to administration about 4 years ago, I've been cooped up in a cube. I've been doing various IT work for the past 11 years or so. I was last with Schlumberger.


Posted By: Buck02LS
Date Posted: August 12 2011 at 12:14am

Iíve been with them since Sept of 04, working in Iraq the whole time! Wacko Canít complain too much tho, the money is good and Iíve been able to travel all over the world. A good friend of mine work for them back some years ago in IT (David Hargens) did you know him? At least you get weekends off and that every other Friday off!! Hopefully soon I can get back home to a normal job and enjoy the weekends and my water (boat) therapy again...Thumbs Up



Posted By: TexMic
Date Posted: August 12 2011 at 7:20am
I've known several guys that went over there to work. I thought about it myself, but since I have small kids I decided it was a bad idea.

My therapy is in short supply this year since LH has been down. :(

I don't know David, he might have been before my time here.


Posted By: Dave S
Date Posted: August 12 2011 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by olmoomba

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.

Stop helping!
7-8, yeah right, lol - not till we live out that way. just can't seem to get out of bed early enough, lol.

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Posted By: LawyerBoarder
Date Posted: August 12 2011 at 1:19pm
We rode LSJ yesterday afternoon and it was great. Only one other wakeboat and a couple other pleasure crafts. I hadnt ridden there in years but have to now that Lake H is a desert. The LSJ water is really salty and I am not sure if it is true but it felt like we were riding so slow. If any of the LSJ regulars need a third, hit me up please! I have a pretty flexible schedule.

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