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Old 07-09-2017, 10:03 AM
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Just curious from those familiar with the area, is Truman a decent place to boat if you lived SE of KC?
Truman is more of a fishing lake. It does have more shoreline than LOTO but lots of trees and shallow water in some parts.
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Just curious from those familiar with the area, is Truman a decent place to boat if you lived SE of KC?
If you are into fishing, it's great. Maybe water skiing, but I would look at Stocton or Pomme DevTerre in that area. As for performance stuff, Ozarks!
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Work is a little south east of KC proper, where the 435, 470 and 49 meet.
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Grandview..... we refer to that area as the South Kansa City Cluster F*** or the Bermuda triangle ...lol
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Well that sounds encouraging. So I am guessing traffic is a mess at the giant merge...
Well I don't have to live near there. I am willing (used to) traveling +1 hour each way to work in So Cal (can't wait to get out of here)
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Well that sounds encouraging. So I am guessing traffic is a mess at the giant merge...
Well I don't have to live near there. I am willing (used to) traveling +1 hour each way to work in So Cal (can't wait to get out of here)
All depends where you live Lee, Summit would be a pretty easy in and out......I 435 east bound from about Metcalf toward 49 is supper heavy @ rush hour. Getting through that area at rush hour will be pain. West bound I435 traffic in the morning is heavy, 49 north bound toward I 70 will be heavy.

Edit: KC traffic should be a breeze from what you're use to.

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Just curious from those familiar with the area, is Truman a decent place to boat if you lived SE of KC?
Truman is a Corps flood control reservoir and thus has lots of areas with brush at or just below the surface and there's very little in the ways services (i.e. bars, restaurants, marinas, etc.).

For the OP, as mentioned above, LOTO is the only way to go with a Top Gun. Endless activities and plenty of room to stretch the legs out. If you're out SE of KC area, it's an easy drive to LOTO. Could find a place in between and be under 2 hours to the lake and under 30 minute commute.
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For the OP, as mentioned above, LOTO is the only way to go with a Top Gun. Endless activities and plenty of room to stretch the legs out. If you're out SE of KC area, it's an easy drive to LOTO. Could find a place in between and be under 2 hours to the lake and under 30 minute commute.
Agree. Since you're running a Top Gun, AND you will already be on the SE corner of KC area, The Ozarks, (loto) is the best way to go.
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I consider this same thing often. I live in South KC (South Overland Park) on 69 and wish there was something closer. I've put my Gun in at both Hillsdale & Smithville and it was comical both times. Going to end up leaving the boat at the Ozarks and keep a ski boat around to play with during the week.

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