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  • Birthday 12/21/1978

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  1. Challenger604

    Bought a second home

    That’s a possibility. It’s mins from the boat ramp and beach. Has a big fenced in backyard with a double gate to drive a boat through. Keep in touch.
  2. Challenger604

    Bought a second home

    Congratulations on being able to do that. You will love it.
  3. Challenger604

    Bought a second home

    It is surreal for us. Going to rent it out a little until I retire. We have a jet ski that will spend it’s winter here. Illinois is depressing in the summer and incredibly depressing in the winter. Thanks for the comments. It’s nervous doing this but once it’s said and done it will be fine.
  4. Challenger604

    Bought a second home

    Well I have done something I’ve been wanting to do for 7 years. Bought a home in St Pete Florida. Living in IL the winters are incredibly depressing. Long, windy and cold. My wife and I now have a place to go to as a retreat to thaw out. We will see what the future holds. Might do a little rental with it but we will see.
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    Chaparral owners rally?

    Where ever this is at we would be up for it. Sounds like a great time.
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    Major Cabin Fever

    Well I think I'm going to get the boat out of storage tomorrow and start getting it ready for the season. (That might be in another month) I have a few little things to do to it and get it all cleaned up.
  7. Hello Scolba 

    my name is martin. Seen your post. I'm also in central IL. Peoria. We boat mostly at Clinton Lake but also go on some really fun trips. Maybe we can link up this summer. 

    1. scolba


      Hey Martin! We hit Clinton a ton too! We normally run from Parnell to the intake side of the plant, and then anchor and swim, chill, drink, and eat there. Pretty laid back most of the time. Haha. That would be cool to meet up some time. 

    2. Challenger604


      We put in at the Clinton lake Marina. We go to the discharge side early in the season then head to the intake side as the season goes on. If you see us definitely stop me and say hello, or let me know when you are heading out and we can meet up. We leave our boat a bunch in the grass on Saturday night is we know we are going back out on Sunday. That way we don't have to haul the boat back to Peoria. But yeah we definitely like to chill on the lake. Lol

  8. Challenger604


    Seeing all these replies makes me want to start on mine now. However they are calling for snow on Sunday. Grrrrrr
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    Now that's a shiny boat. That looks great.
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    What's the best wax or rubbing compound you have used on your boat. I'm ready to really give it a good waxing before we splash it this year.
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    Major Cabin Fever

    Well...snow is in the forecast this evening again here in central Illinois. SMH. I really want to get a few maintenance things going on the but it's to cold. I have a hunch we are going to skip spring ang go straight to 90 degree weather. At this point I will gladly take it.
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    Major Cabin Fever

    Not sure if you guys are feeling this way but here in the Midwest the weather is terrible. We are about 25-30 degrees below average. Today the high was only 35. There is even a little snow in the forecast. SMH. I have major cabin fever and feel angry and have low energy. This winter has been tuff but I was hoping the end was in sight. Now with these temperatures I'm not sure when it will end. There is a few projects I have to do on the boat but it's to cold out for me to work on it. I have a houseboat trip planned for mid June and that's what I have to look forward to but if the temps don't increase the water is going to be a little cold. Does anyone else feel this way?
  13. Challenger604

    Shout out for your favorite lake or river

    Lake Cumberland to the south of me and Torch Lake and Lake Erie to the north and east of me.
  14. Challenger604

    Lake Cumberland Sept 15-18

    Not to many places to stay away from. It's deep just about everywhere. The weekends in the summer around the falls and Harmon Creek might not always be "G" rated if you have young children. We have the HB down to a science. It has turned into more of an event. The boat we rent has 6 rooms. So 6 couples. If more people come get another boat or they can stay in the lodge. It really is one of the most fun and cheapest vacations we have done. If you decide to do this and have question let me know. Hope this helps. -M
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    Lake Cumberland Sept 15-18

    Absolute wijeff It's impossible to not have a good time at Lake Cumberland. We go every single year, every other year we do a houseboat trip, on the off years we stay at the lodge at Jamestown marina. I believe it is some of the clearest water in the Midwest. There are two waterfalls that we go to a lot. We sometimes just go cruise up the lake for 20 miles or so. We know the lake very well It's very deep fairly wide in many coves that you can get peace and quiet in for those awesome afternoon naps. I'm assuming you are from Wisconsin and I am from Central Illinois and it is a very easy tow to get to the lake. If I can help anymore please let me know. We are going on another houseboat trip there this June with 15 other people. We can't wait for summer time.