2013 Texas Gathering

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2013 Texas Gathering

Postby kphelps » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:35 pm

Are we going to try again this year? Whose in? Weather permitting of course, we would not want to get rained on again.
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Postby rward182 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:35 am

I am open to going again. I agree, the rain last year was was miserable.
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Postby 04red207 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:17 pm

Depends on where. Kid's sports keep us fairly busy and have something booked towards the end of the summer.
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby mar0170 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:59 am

any word on a location??


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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby dancaravelle267 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:12 pm

My boat is still drying out!
We would try depending on the lake and date.
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby mar0170 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:17 pm

What happened to your boat Dan??
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby dancaravelle267 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:37 am

This is what happened to my boat!! Lots of rain water! No damage.. just the first time I have ever had the automatic bilge kick on! The heavy rain quit and we had a good time. Then it rained all of the way back to dallas if I remember correctly...It took a while to dry everything out!

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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby Larry R » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:32 am

HEY - I guess the 2013 gathering folded? I haven't been active this summer due to a new job. But maybe we could squeeze in a late summer outing?

I went to Lake Belton the other day and wow, what a nice lake and larger than I was expecting. It is about 6 to 10 feet low, but the ramps are still in the water.

Now that I have this new site book marked, I'll try to keep up more often.

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Did go to lake Austin a couple weeks back and anchored by the 360 bridge most of the day and just chilled out!
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby mar0170 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:58 am

I was on putting my boat in at Lake Austin over by Hula Hut and saw a 20 ft Caravelle waiting to put in, after I got my boat in and was waiting for a friend to show up (still tied up to the dock) I see yet another 20ft pulling out. Later on in the day i saw my 3rd 20ft, all were the LS and same black as mine.. I was surprised to see them as I've been out on Lake Austin every weekend this summer and never seen not a one on the lake. It's was a good day to be out on the water!!

Only thing that put a damper on my day was my storage compartment on the floor hinges came off as the fiberglass came undone where the screws hold it in place.. Can't screw back in cause the screws don't catch. Any idea where to buy the storage lid/door? Or thinking I might have to have the fiberglass redone. Any suggestions would be helpful..

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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby dancaravelle267 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:09 am

Can you bolt them through instead of screws?
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby Larry R » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:37 am

Hey Mar!

Three weekends ago, we put in up near Mansfield Dam at my brother-n-laws then played until we got just past 360 bridge and then ended up dropping anchor and stayed there next to the golf course all afternoon just swimming and relaxing. There was a 20' LS red/white on anchor next to us but they left after a short while. I think I saw you, motoring up river and waved, but it was congested so you prolly were keeping an eye on boats around you.

Hope to be back out soon!

Regarding your hatch - like Dan commented, can you use through bolts with maybe a fender washer behind it to provide support?

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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby Jax » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:10 pm

mar0170 wrote:I was on putting my boat in at Lake Austin over by Hula Hut and saw a 20 ft Caravelle waiting to put in, after I got my boat in and was waiting for a friend to show up (still tied up to the dock) I see yet another 20ft pulling out. Later on in the day i saw my 3rd 20ft, all were the LS and same black as mine.. I was surprised to see them as I've been out on Lake Austin every weekend this summer and never seen not a one on the lake. It's was a good day to be out on the water!!


I'd bet one of those black & white 217LS's was my brother. He borrowed my boat that weekend and spent it on Austin with his kids and their families. I've never been to Lake Austin except for a test drive. I'd like to go as it sounds like a fun lake.
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby mar0170 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:20 pm

One of the Caravelles that I saw, I helped them pull it out as they were having trouble pulling it out. thought the brakes locked up but ended up being the Trim was left down. Lucky no damage to the motor or prop. Guy was driving a silver colored suburban type vehicle. I was a guy in his 30's maybe 40s driving the suburban, 3-4 kids in the boat, and an older gentleman in the boat..

Its fun, and is at a constant lake level. plus two fun coves to hang out in and watch the craziness that goes on.. also very beautiful if you just want to cruise up and down the lake.
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby Jax » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:30 pm

My brother was in a green Ford, otherwise I would have certainly expected it to be him. I kind of hold my breath every time he borrows it.
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Re: 2013 Texas Gathering

Postby dancaravelle267 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:32 pm

Jax, your generous!! I would not let my brother borrow my boat! He is a great guy but it would come back in pieces!
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