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Old 01-15-2008, 10:51 AM
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We have been talking about it for a while, but it has been some time since anyone has been up that way. The guys I run with have short memories, we need a guide. I heard there are a couple of beaches and some nice areas on the river. Count me in on a run.
The markers are in better shape than they have been for a while, both the TPA and some TOPPS boats make a run up here a couple of times a year, there are a couple of areas that need local knowledge. So running with someone who knows is always a good idea.

33 Miles from the Turtle Club to Banana Bend
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:49 PM
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Never been up the San Jac. How far up the river is this. Looks like fun.

It's about half way between the I-10 bridge and the Lake Houston dam.

Most of the channel is 12-18' deep from I-10 past Banana Bend and up to the railroad bridge just north of the new Hwy 90 bridge. At that point it can be as shallow as 3-4' for about half a mile then good and deep from there up to the dam.

There are several beaches an island and 3 bars accessible from the river.

Only way past the dam is by trailer
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That looks like a lot of fun. Might be worth a trip later this year. I assume the crowds get pretty big along the beaches in the summer?
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It will definitely be a shorter run than on the way to the casino

Cheaper too? Did anyone ever figure out what the total cost was in boat and motor damage? I am in for 6K.
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Cheaper too? Did anyone ever figure out what the total cost was in boat and motor damage? I am in for 6K.

Not sure
lefty had to get a new drive
BM22 Sent both engines to ateco, one for a full rebuild,I think he threw a rod.
Louie's was fixed under warranty from what i heard.

Nothing like blowing an engine in front of a barge coming at you full speedOr having your chit catch fire and don't have a fire ext.
We started with 6 boats and only 2 made it under full power.
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where are the women? talk about a pickle party


BTW we make a run to Lake Charles every Memorial day and Labor day weekend.
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where are the women? talk about a pickle party


BTW we make a run to Lake Charles every Memorial day and Labor day weekend.
It was my Bachelor Party
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So you're saying that they are below deck then
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