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Chicago to St Louis run 5/4-5/5 Great Loop Run

Discussion in 'Gatherings' started by robert843, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    Looks like @swatski might be getting a promotion :eek:
     
  2. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    @Bruce weren't you saying the other day that you need to update the forum to a never version? Does it have @swatski 's favorite emoji ?
     
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  3. Amar Nanduri

    Amar Nanduri Jetboaters Commander

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    :finger:
    Don’t we already have this emoji? I am pretty certain it’s not the index finger.
     
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  4. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    Thank you, Captain Obvious.
    :D

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  5. Omg8

    Omg8 Member

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    i would like to do this trip, i live where this trip will end, so i need to figure out how to get my truck and trailer back to st Louis once we take off.
     
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  6. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    I would not loose much sleep over it. We will find a way. I will be towing from Dallas and will be passing St. Luis on my way to Chicago. So one option is to go lunch your boat. Leave it there and come back empty to St. Luis. On my way to Chicago, you can ride with me.
    Other option is you drive and lunch with all of us. We all ride to St Luis on the boat. I have 2 people who will be flying in and out from Chicago, so when they head back to Chicago you could ride with them to where your trailer is.

    Depending how the crews work out ( see PM that I send you), I might have a spare driver, who basically will drive your truck and empty trailer from Chicago to St. Luis
     
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  7. Omg8

    Omg8 Member

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    im sure i could throw a friend a few bucks and have him just drop me and my boat up there.
     
  8. BigAbe75

    BigAbe75 Jet Boat Junkie

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    I may be able to help. I’m an hour north of STL and could be picked up on the way north. I believe I’m leaving on Sat for a business trip so won’t be able to do the actual trip. I might be able to get my brother and I to help bring trucks back south after Friday launch. Definitely watching the trip and wishing I could participate.

    Hoping for successful notes so the trip can be duplicated. :)
     
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  9. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    There will be a displacement speed trip in July;)
     
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  10. BigAbe75

    BigAbe75 Jet Boat Junkie

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    Yeah, I’m not sure I’ll have the patience for that... and no way I’m camping on my current boat. Lol
     
  11. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    But you have the patience to wait for anothe year ????
    You can always come on the second trip and around in circles. We can use the excitement.....
     
  12. BigAbe75

    BigAbe75 Jet Boat Junkie

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    Lol, I just may do that! :D
     
  13. robert843

    robert843 Jetboaters Admiral

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    We will get it worked out. I expect to rent a car in Chicago and follow people back to St Louis and then return to Chicago. @Betik are you going on both trips? If so that is awesome!
     
  14. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    My wife has approved me for both trips, so unless something unexpected comes up, I should be able to make both trips. How often do I get to ride with legends ?
    So basically, I think of the trips as an opportunity to learn how to manage my boat.
     
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  15. robert843

    robert843 Jetboaters Admiral

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    I agree for our crew to be able to roll with the legend @swatski really is awesome I really can’t thank him enough! I was years away from planing this stretch of the loop and for him to carry us is great.
     
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  16. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    You guys are funny.
    Just keep in mind, no built-in beer tap in my dinghy, yet, but we may have @Mainah join so I guess there is hope....?

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  17. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

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    A couple temporary beer taps are possible. Just drop a couple of prechilled 1/6 bbl in the ski locker hook up the co2/regulator/long picnic tap, and fill with ice. In all seriousness I have down grade from a definite to a possible. The company my wife has worked for a decade for just got bought by a real cost cutting shark and is getting merged. We are playing things tight right now until we know how that shakes out.
     
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