typically the Mississippi river near Savana Il and Clinton Lake down in Clinton Il. I have been looking for spots around here but dont know of any. IF I dont start working 6 12hr days (cross your fingers for me) I'm going to check out the IL river around Willmington.
This Aug on the 20th in Beloit WI there will be a boat show. Ck over at Bigfinboats.com for details. Its a real fun couple of days boating on the Rock river, No fees or anything like that its just a fun bunch of people to hang out with, bring your Boat shinny or not. We dont care if it even floats.
Braidwood cooling lake is great! and HOT. The place was abandoned and from what I understand its always that way. Definatly good for some tubing and skiing. Not real big but big enough and it felt like a hottub.
The bad though, I've got a motor problem so 'Im out for tomorrow. I was only able to get above 5mph for maybe 3 mins (but it was a great 3 min). Evidently a fuel delivery problem. Also found that my plugs were only hand tight so hoping thats the problem.
it doesnt actually specifically say no tubing...lol I cant see why there would be a problem if the lake is abandoned on the main section. I wouldnt want to on the finger areas around the islands anyway. No sailboating is odd, same with the gas motor only provision.
carb rebuild kits should come tomorrow... how fast do you think I can get them rebuilt?
Might plan a trip down to Braidwood for Next weekend. I really want to explore that lake a little and maybe check out some of the islands. Also, talked to a coworker, she said there are some huge cats in that lake. I guess 20# is very common.
I'm in Downers Grove and splashed my 1961 Aristocraft Funliner last saturday for the first time since mounting a restored '64 Merc 1000 from Classic Mercury (Darrell V). My sons (10 & 12) and I launched from the marina underneath I55 and the DesPlaines river; I think it was called Big Basin at one point. They charged $12 to launch. There's a pretty good stretch to run on, but a lot of big barge traffic. I'll try to get up some pictures when i can figure out how to post them.
The Rock River sounds cool this weekend; I'll try to get out there if possible. Mine will be the blue and white boat with fins !!
( and a shiney new looking 45 year old engine).
I'll prolly use the Kankakee road slip since it dumps out into the "main" lake instead of a channel. We just have to watch the wind, the lake is higher than the surrounding area so it can build waves easy.
I'm trying to decide if I should work on the 70 or swap on the 85. Ponyboy and I are talking over the gw swap so hate to pull the 85 yet... one way or another Ill have it running for the lake next weekend.