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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Howdy from the pond!
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 03:27 PM
FROM THE MIND OF A MADMAN
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A sheetboat ? LOL !!! Big Red is looking good!! Is that Jay I see in the background ?
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Looks like Capt'n Bob in the foreground.

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 07:07 PM
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That was my smartypants phone! Live from Hansen Dam. It worked! hahaha, that's pretty cool!
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Update 4-12-2012

It was nice to be on the dock again at Hansen Dam. It's been a long time for me!

The weather was blustery, with lots of cloud cover and a chilly wind. But we all had jackets on so it was not bad. However, it did feel good whenever the sun peeked through and gave us a bit of warmth.

On hand were AAABrad, a sheetboat driver named Jay, Barnacle Bob, Prop'er, and Kris Kross.

Most of the 'action' was with the sheetboats practicing their racing skills. The most excitement came when Brad's boat got hung up with one of the rubber ball buoy's. He was stuck pretty well. Bob drove his Springer out to try to free him, but something came undone in his Springer after jarring into the sheetboat and his Springer shut down. So now he needed a rescue as well! The wind was very light, but it was eventually blowing him toward shore. Larry aka Prop'er tried to give hime a nudge with his big sheetboat but it was not working out too well. Then Jay got involved with helping Brad and actually got Brad free of the buoy. So then Jay tried to help give Bob's Springer a push but again it was not working out so well. Lastly Brad came over too, so now there were three sheetboats trying to help Bob's Springer get to shore. Thankfully the wind came up some and so it ended up pushing the Springer to shore and Bob got it back.

Of course, the lifeguards are nowhere to be found anymore, so no help from them.

Chris had a mini sheetboat in comparison to the others. He sailed it around and it was moving pretty fast. Then he put his fast little Mini Mono speedboat in the water and that was fun to watch.

At times the sun would come through the clouds and light up the lake, and it almost glowed in a really neat green color.

Oh, and someone stole the Coke machine from in front of the shed next to the dock.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Good to see you guys out on the water again. Always good to see the pics online when I cant get out there. Thanks for posting and the update !!
Irregulars are alive and well !!!!!
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 08:11 PM
some what irregular
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well if it is not set to rain, I will take my goggie to get her bath and toenails done, then off to the lake. I have a couple of projects I need help with and a couple of runners
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:47 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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"Good to see you guys out on the water again."

I agree, great pictures & report.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Impressive camera! The man in the look-out tower.... The camera had to clear the window and capture the image in a dark room... WoW!...
Great selection of pictures..
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Thanks Larry.

Here are two clips I shot today:

HDI 4-12-12 (2 min 22 sec)
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Trailer The Boat

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Old Apr 13, 2012, 02:33 AM
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Lucky boys. Man that's a lot o' sheet on the water. Looks like fun.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Looked like a great Day.!!...really Glad to see....Thanx 4 the great report and pics and Vid Tom....
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 07:04 PM
"Irregular's Cobra Man"
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???????

Was the Sheetboat Killer sleeping or on vacation? With all those targets on the water, it would have been easy pickings and Davey Jones sure would have been smiling.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 07:25 PM
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I think he was doing a little infiltrating and reconnoitering.
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