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Riverdog
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86tuning wrote: 05 Jun 2020, 19:53 Your dogs look soooo happy. I'm looking forwards to doing this when I get my boat in the water. Thanks for the inspiration.

If I were to get a ticket, I would state that I am going minimum speed to stay on plane, which is required for boat control, and to keep debris from damaging the jet drive. Also, didn't see a sign that says no boats :o

Cheers, B
I see the Texas Game Warden about every other year on this stretch of river. They are running an aboard jet and have to do the same exact thing. I'm not a bit worried about a ticket. The local fishing guides would have gotten tickets by now if it was a problem. They never slow down.

It's just Bear now. CJ passed away after 20 years. Best water dog I ever had.

I haven't even gotten a chance to get wet yet this year. Hopefully soon.

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Sorry for your loss. I miss each dog dearly. 20y is a good long life for a dog.

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86tuning wrote: 10 Jun 2020, 14:50 Sorry for your loss. I miss each dog dearly. 20y is a good long life for a dog.

Cheers, B
She lived a good life. I took her every where. Maybe that helped. I now have a 20 year old cat that's starting to go down hill.

Didn't mean to rag on our local guides. they are awesome people.
Here is one that puts in at the same boat ramp I use. His name is Carson. Several YouTube stars have made videos with him.
You may have seen some of lakeforkguy videos. He is using him as a guide in this video.

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The guys ragging on not slowing down I promise are guys that haven't ran a jet in shallow rivers. I know exactly the situation. If I'm in deep enough water to come off plane without sucking gravel or sand I will come off plane soon enough to not wake them out and pass by at slow speed so I don't ass drag leaving worse wake. But all too often kayaks/canoes and I cross path in wide ankle to knee deep sand/gravel flat. Unless they are going to pay for a new impeller or liner for my motor I'm staying on plane and giving them as much room as I can. It's not too bad where I run in indiana I come by yakers or canoers occasionally but not often. But where I grew up in mo some rivers get completely choked with tubers, kayaks, canoes, and rafts from the float companies that put people on the river non stop all day on hot summer weekends. Certain stretches of the meremac were the worse, some people understood that once you running up a long rifle there was no coming off plane for jet boat and don't care, some yakers don't understand and get pissed. But I've had times in mo when you couldn't get a break between floaters long enough to run the riffle so you end up just going anyways and try to avoid them.