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Old 09 April 2013, 22:30   #31
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So where's Russian Gulch? I'm assuming that you probably had to hike in to get those pics?

Judging by the weather that we had up this way, the pics must have been from Sunday?

By the way, I saw your pics on another thread of your beach launcher. Great idea! Are you going to have differential drive to help with steering? Also, if you can find a radio with 2.4 instead of AM/FM/PCM, you're reliability will go way up and you don't have to worry about anybody stealing your signal. I fly helis and run trucks on 2.4 and the radios are available in all kinds of configurations.

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Searider,

Enjoy the lake(s)! I had a blast on Lake Shasta last year and got alot of thumbs up from the other boaters.

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Exactly...

Seems natural to me :-)

Spent 4 years in Coos Bay Oregon. It was there that I bought my rib and joined the website. Never went to update my user name. Seemed like a good name at the time. Retired last fall. Last flew on helicopters out of SFO.
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Russian Gulch is just North of the town of Mendocino and South of Fort Bragg a few miles. It is a state park. Yes we walked the bluffs. Watch out for poison oak! The photos were taken Saturday which apparently was bigger than Sunday. We went home Saturday afternoon since it was supposed to rain a fair amount and there wasn't to be anymore diving.

My beach launcher is built from the parts of a powered wheelchair so each motor can be controlled independently with the joy stick. I want remote control so I can walk next to the boat or behind the boat while it is moving. Also when using the beach cart I want to be able to walk next to it, and be able to sit on a seat and drive it. I would like to leave the joy stick for it's safety features and such, including brake action. I bought the cheapest NOS radio I could find. $26 for a four channel radio isn't bad depending on if I have to remake the batteries. If it fails I just run over and hit the power button to shut it down.

We went to Shasta Lake last year too. Although we mostly got funny looks. I used to have a Correct Craft wakeboard boat and spent 10 days a year there riding the clean, warm, flat water.

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Peter C,

Clear skies, warm water, what's there to give you a funny look for?

They just don't know what they're missing!

Check, Russian Gulch just got added to the to do list.

Have you ever launched out of Ft. Bragg?

I've seen some pics of the the harbor and whoa, looks like some tight quarters.

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Peter C,

By the looks of the pic, you had it max'd out with gear.

Hope to see some pics of your beach crawler when you put it to good use.

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Hey guys, hope to get the boat in the water this weekend at Humboldt Bay.

I used to have a 21K on the motor and have switched to a 19K. Since this was a stock prop for the yammie, I'm curious to see how well it improves the low end bite.

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Clear skies, warm water, what's there to give you a funny look for?
We were loaded to the gills going out and back from Arbuckle Flat, so folks took a good look at us. That is an awesome place to camp BTW. Also we were wakeboarding behind our little boat. I got a few comments said from other folks of how can you ride behind that?

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Check, Russian Gulch just got added to the to do list.
There is no launch site at Russian Gulch, only a small campground and a nice beach.

[QUOTE=rokar;530205]Have you ever launched out of Ft. Bragg?
No but my friends have. The launch ramp is nice, and I believe there are two of them. The entrance and exit can get ugly. It has flipped a few capable boats.

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By the looks of the pic, you had it max'd out with gear.

Hope to see some pics of your beach crawler when you put it to good use.

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I hope to be able to take pics of it at some point. My focus has been on other projects lately though. Took down and bucked about 20 trees on our property today, I am beat.

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Hey guys, hope to get the boat in the water this weekend at Humboldt Bay.
Keep an eye on the forecast as it is supposed to be windy and fairly ugly. We are probably headed to Monterey for diving this weekend. You know which NOAA forecast to use right?
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yep, I like to use the one that covers from St. George to Cape Mendocino and 10mi out.

They've got a small craft advisory scheduled for Sat afternoon through Mon. I'm not going to go out of the bay tomorrow. Just get the boat wet, run up the motor and tour around the bay.

Wakeboards? I'd like to try that sometime. I've ski'd behind a jet ski before so I can see how you can do it in your rig.

Russian Gulch, isn't there a nice KOA in that area? If it's where I'm thinking, that'd be worth just the drive down that way.

Have a good time this weekend.

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Russian Gulch, isn't there a nice KOA in that area? If it's where I'm thinking, that'd be worth just the drive down that way.
Don't know of any KOA's around there. I'm not much on the chain campgrounds.

RG is one of the prettiest campgrounds I've seen though. Okay ab diving off the beach there. The camp itself is tucked into a little tree filled valley that opens up onto a small beach. As I remember, there's a waterfall a few miles further up the canyon.

Another decent campground is at Caspar (privately owned campground, whereas RG is State); again with OK ab diving off the beach.

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