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Old 04-05-2005, 08:21 PM
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Hontoon is down river of Astor right?.
It's upriver (south), just south of the Hwy 44 bridge.
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If memory serves , there are 2 idle zones south of Astor. one in Deland (44) and one coming up to hontoon area.
It has been a while since I have been south of Deland (44)on the river . It is approx 30 miles from Hontoon to Astor. It;s a nice cruise with a limit of 30 or SO. North of the lake is Palatka , There are a couple places to stay up there also , it is no speed limit from there to Lake George(silver glenn) and approx 35 miles.

That's all I know about that.
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Oh yea , a friend just got a room at Blairs ...If we are not off racing somewhere I'll prob be there also.
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I would go north to the Floridian, it's nice and CLEAN
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Could you please give more info on the Floridian? Is it north of Lake George?
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What's north of Lake George for lodging? Anybody has the Ph. #'s to Hontoons?
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There is a Holiday Inn in Palatka that is right on the river and has boat slips. It's supposed to be pretty decent, and it's not far up from Lake George. The fine for Speeding on the river (non idle speed or slow speed zone) is only $25, so it's not a big deal if you do get caught. They don't seem to enforce it very much.
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Here you go Dean:
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From rt 44 there is one no wake zone before astor, then astor is one, then there are 2 more before entering the lake itself. There IS a speed limit on the river.. on most non holiday weekends you can get away with ignoring it.. but on holiday weekends the local popo is EVERYWHERE... I have stayed at blairs a few times, and it isnt that bad. Across the river is blackwater, and my brother has stayed there and said its also not that bad. I have not been on the river in a long time, almost 2 years.. the boat is just sitting here collecting dirt.. and its bugging me big time.. Know anyone looking for a nice powerquest? I might as well sell it so someone can enjoy it.
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There is a Holiday Inn in Palatka that is right on the river and has boat slips. It's supposed to be pretty decent, and it's not far up from Lake George. The fine for Speeding on the river (non idle speed or slow speed zone) is only $25, so it's not a big deal if you do get caught. They don't seem to enforce it very much.
It's not a Holiday Inn anymore. It changed hands. I'll find out the new name. The docks were wiped out when we were there in November.
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Cuda,
Thanks, are you going out on Mem. Day weekend?
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