Like Tree0Likes

Boating in the St Louis Area??

Reply
Old 04-04-2005, 12:17 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Murray,KY
My Boats: 1990 Fountain 29' twinBBC
Posts: 487
Default Boating in the St Louis Area??

If you live on the west side of St Louis where would you boat? LOTO? Can you Navigate the Mo river or is it to much trouble, shallow,,muddy??etc?? How long to trailer to LOTO from Univ City area? How much to store a boat inside on LOTO? Thanks, I may be moving.
cooltoys61 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 01:13 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Wild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 3,248
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

I live in O'Fallon MO, and LOTO is 1.45hrs door to door - Ucity would be about 2.5hrs. its a nice drive, dont mess with the rivers

Wild
Wild is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 01:19 PM
  #3
Gone Fishin'
Charter Member
 
Waterfoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
My Boats: 1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
Posts: 7,408
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

Yup, I'd be boating LOTO. Easy 2 hours towing... less if you wanna drive harder. I like highway 54... it goes thru some nice country and I believe they are about done with the improvements.

As I understand it, Lake St. Louis is mostly runnabouts and pontoon boats... but you could check it out I guess.
__________________
[b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!
Waterfoul is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 01:41 PM
  #4
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
BDiggity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: OP/LOTO
My Boats: 91 Cig Cafe
Posts: 1,619
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

LOTO is best bet.

I wouldnt even think about the MO river. Its too shallow, too much debris & then there is those killer jumpin oriental fish.
BDiggity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 02:50 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: ST. Louis, MO, USA
Posts: 1,658
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

I'm in Ofallon, MO too. LOTO all the way. The mississippi is too dirty and floods too much. Forget about the Missouri river. Lake St Louis has limits on size and hp, so it's just ski boats and pontoons. And I think you need to live there for a permit.
You better plan on 2 1/2 hrs for towing. Although I discovered rack storage was cheaper compared to gas for towing a 30' Scarab.
Cost will depend on slip, lift, rack storage, which facility, location, etc.
My advice if you're thinking about trailering, rack storage inside at Port Arrowhead, by the month, for the summer. They can lift up to 40" boats.
Gary
Gary Anderson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 02:56 PM
  #6
Registered
 
CObarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: LOTO 7MM
My Boats: '96 Formula 336 SR-1
Posts: 224
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

Go to LOTO once, you won't want to go anywhere else. If you're moving to west St. Louis my bet is you'll end up buying property at LOTO within a few years....
CObarry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 02:57 PM
  #7
Gone Fishin'
Charter Member
 
Waterfoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
My Boats: 1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
Posts: 7,408
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

we have an OSO member who works at Arrowhead (or one of the big marina's) I think... Bilgerat if memory serves. He may be able to swing you a deal on rack storage.
__________________
[b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!
Waterfoul is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 03:05 PM
  #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: ST. Louis, MO, USA
Posts: 1,658
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

A "deal" at Port Arrowhead (aka Port Overhead)? I would love to see that!
But they do have one of the better facilities there, and THE BEST parts selection in their inventory.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Waterfoul
we have an OSO member who works at Arrowhead (or one of the big marina's) I think... Bilgerat if memory serves. He may be able to swing you a deal on rack storage.
Gary Anderson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 03:43 PM
  #9
Steve_H
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Waterfoul
we have an OSO member who works at Arrowhead (or one of the big marina's) I think... Bilgerat if memory serves. He may be able to swing you a deal on rack storage.
your thinking of Lakeshores.
bilgerat is Jason , one of the owners.
they dont have rack storage but will put you in and out with a phone call. they do have indoor storage though.
dont know what they charge.

lakeshores 573-374-5257
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 04:26 PM
  #10
Registered
 
Wild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 3,248
Default Re: Boating in the St Louis Area??

Bergers Marine will pull the boat in and out for you with a phone call, I did it for a year and it was great, called on Thursday and when I got down there it was sitting in the water ready to go. docked it on sunday night, then on monday they put it on the trailer and stored it for me.

Wild
Wild is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
itilldo
General Boating Discussion
3
02-14-2006 08:22 PM
Smitty
General Boating Discussion
5
10-26-2004 09:36 AM
olysan
General Boating Discussion
3
09-06-2003 01:08 PM
RobOH
General Boating Discussion
12
04-06-2002 08:37 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.