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Mar 19th, 2013 at 11:14pm
 
Hey eveyone. Name is John.
Been boating on the Aus area lakes since I moved here in 1991.
Spent the first couple of years mostly on Lake Aus when I was running my old 76 Carlson (the James Bond boat).
Moved to the Lake Georgetown area around 93 and spent a lot of time up there on the water with my daughter and my dog.
Moved up to a 1984 Chaparral 235XLC around 95. (I really wanted a Scarab, but went with the family truckster instead). Ran it on Travis and Lake G'town mostly.
Moved to the Jonestown area (to be closer to Travis  Wink ) abt 5 years ago. Haven't been on the water much the last few seasons due to personal reasons mainly, plus the water levels haven't helped either.
Abt 2 months ago, I was browsing Craigslist and fell in love with a 29' Fountain (w/twin BBCs). Now I got a case of boat fever that seems to be getting stronger by the day. Spent the last couple of weekends getting the ol Chaparral ready to put on the market. (Actually I posted it on Craigslist today)
So, if all goes well, by summer, I'll be darting around Travis in the high powered sport model I always wanted. That is,, if I can figure out where to launch from  Sad
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Reply #1 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 12:31am
 
Welcome to the forum,  you can launch at private marinas for sure,  lake travis marina, and emerald point both have ramps,  they will get you for a premium.  But the other guys on here should have some ideas as well,  again great to have you on board!
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Reply #2 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 7:06am
 
welcome!!  I have an 83 chaparral 235 xlc hull.  they are nice boats!!  Some day I will get it together.  welcome to the forum and good luck on the sell.  you may want to consider showing it on georgetown if there is no good ramps on travis.  it is a longer pull but only a 4 dollar fee.  post up picks of the chaparral as I would love to see one put together.
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Reply #3 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 7:42am
 
found the ad and that is a really nice chaparral and makes me want to get mine together.  what speeds were you seeing with the 260hp in it?


http://austin.craigslist.org/boa/3691846066.html
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My Happy place is on a boat at the lake with my kids!!

current boats:
1983 chaparral 235 XLC (restoration)
1977 playcraft p24 pontoon (parents own now I am the mechanic)
1975 skeeter hawk (on hold)
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Reply #4 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 7:47am
 
Only problem with Lake G'town is the dock situation. Checked-out Jim Hogg park last week and the dock is on the rocks. The park near the dam might still have the dock in the water, not sure.

There are some pics here: http://austin.craigslist.org/boa/3691846066.html

I'll post some more directly when I get time.
In some ways I hate to the see the 235 go. It has a pretty good ride, nice cuddy, tons of storage, good on gas, etc. Just won't go 80+  Cool

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Reply #5 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 7:51am
 
I've seen 48-49 on the GPS. With passengers abt 45. Crusies real nice at 30-35.
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Reply #6 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 11:20am
 
JC wrote on Mar 20th, 2013 at 7:47am:
Just won't go 80+  Cool




five words:    big block, blower, bravo outdrive

Wink Cool
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My Happy place is on a boat at the lake with my kids!!

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1983 chaparral 235 XLC (restoration)
1977 playcraft p24 pontoon (parents own now I am the mechanic)
1975 skeeter hawk (on hold)
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Reply #7 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 4:37pm
 
Then another bravo, then another, then a blower re-build, then a top-end freshen, then who knows. Shocked
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Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2013 at 5:51pm
 
Welcome to the site! Can definitely tell people are getting the Spring lake fever. Let us know if you have any other questions or if you want to meet us for one of our group lake runs. I am out most weekends, so hope to see your new ride.
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Reply #9 - Mar 21st, 2013 at 8:23pm
 
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Reply #10 - Mar 29th, 2013 at 11:22pm
 
welcome to the forum!
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Reply #11 - Apr 28th, 2013 at 3:16pm
 
Welcome,
  im the stranger that shows up everynow an then but i truly enjoy paradise cove they always have a ramp and seem to be decent monthly prices fer a slip...as much as i said i want to trailer a boat now im just payin the monthly slip so my Fam can have the boat an any time i want something done there is a ramp...
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