hydrodyne regatta / meet

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  1. the bunny hop boy

    the bunny hop boy

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    I am so glad I found this site! I have always wanted a Hydrodyne, but have had to settle for my current boat, a 1972 Lardasse' Taterthrust 18. I don't see many Hydrodynes here in Ohio, but when I was on vacation last year and the year before, I saw several on this little lake in northern Wisconsin. We loaded up the family and took the Taterthrust to this lake called Wild Rice. It is a beautiful lake, but last year was a bad year up there, they had a very dry summer and the lake was low. Usually we can go to about 10 lakes down this pretty little river from Wild Rice, they all connect. I saw three Hydrodynes there two years ago, one was in the ski show on one of the connected lakes named Rest, and there was a red one in the lake just before the ski show lake. Last year I only saw one Hydrodyne, because I couldn't get down the river to the other lakes because the water was low. It was beautiful there! It seems like this would be an ideal place to have a meating because there are already several there, and it is very beautiful. Does anyone know of this beautiful place? I will be there again next year and hope to see the Hydrodynes again, they were beautiful. There are a lot of other beautiful old boats there too. The folks around there are nice, and told me my boat was nice too, but I know it is as ugly as a booger in a mustache.
    Thanks for this site, someday I will have a Hydrodyne. I think the Merc 1150 off of the Lardasse' Taterthrust would work well on one, especially the model like the beautiful one with the crooked stripes on the front deck. It is a waste to have the Merc 1150 on a boat like the Taterthrust, it gets us out on the water, and the only thing it really needs a landfill, but until I get a job and save up some money it will have to keep it floating. Jobs have been very hard to get around here, i haven't found one in last three years, but maybe next year will be the charm. My sugar cheeks works at the Waffle House in Medina, Ohio, and says if I get a GED I may be able to get a job there and train to be a manager some day. If any of you are ever hungry in Medina, Ohio, just mention Hydrodyne to her and she will give you a 1/2 price coupon.
    Keep up the good work, and I'll be checkin back!

    I worry about a crack in the transom, it opens up to about 6" below the water line where the transom meets the right side when you pull up skiers, but only to about 1/4 inch open so I think it will be ok for a while. The pump keeps up and it doesn't leak too bad just cruising. We haven't sunk yet!
     

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  2. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    Welcome to the site!

    The lakes to which you refer are known collectively as the "Manitowish Chain." From Wild Rice you would go through Alder Lake, Manitowish Lake, then Little Star or Spider, Island Lake, Rest Lake, etc. The water ski show for Manitowish Waters is on Rest Lake. It was nice to see your compliment of Wild Rice Lake. My family has been on that lake for about 35 years - I grew up there (in the summers, anyway). I happen to believe it is (or at least WAS) one of the nicest lakes on the chain. The Wisconsin DNR is actively working to destroy the entire chain of lakes - which is the primary cause of the low water levels to which you refer. It was a dry summer, but the primary cause of the problem is incompetence and mismanagement by unqualified and poorly trained employees of the DNR, which has tampered with the Rest Lake Dam, causing severe damage to the entire chain of lakes which likely cannot be repaired, due to weed growth, shifting sediment, and loss of aquatic life due to warm, oxygen depleted water.

    The picture taken of the current "boat of the month" was taken on Wild Rice. The picture could end up having particular significance to me because it is no longer possible to launch boats on that lake, due to mismanagement of the Rest Lake dam. I may not be able to use the boat on that lake again unless the DNR responds to the ongoing public outrage over damage to the chain of lakes caused by the DNR.

    If you, or others on this website, are affected by this issue, please voice your concerns to the DNR by contacting them at Jonathan.Simonsen@wisconsin.gov.

    Markbano
     
  3. the bunny hop boy

    the bunny hop boy

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    Thanks King Dyner for all tellin me bout the lakes up there.
    Well, we are thinkin about summer, and things are looking up. My little butter buns is now the assistant manager at the Waffle House in Medina, Ohio, and it came with a big raise. She makes $10.72 an hour now, and we eat for 1/2 price! Trouble is, with all that cheap food, she has porked up a bit! She sold the beer can collection she's been puttin together since the seventh grade too. What with that, and the BIG check from Uncle Sam to fix the economy this year, I may never have to get a job!

    We got the cabin we had last year, and should be able to pay for it, and maybe a hydrodyne too, with the money we will be receiving from this Nigerian guy who emailed us. He is going to put a lot of money in our account, we just have to pay the taxes. He needs help getting his money out of Nigeria before his government takes it away. We are so lucky the dude found us.

    We got a new camper this year, kind of a fixer upper. Maybe we can park it on those Wisconsin lakes. It needs a little work, but we can sweep out the mouse turds and use it the way it is. The holding tank leaks, but it doesn't fill up as fast that way. You should have seen the vermin run when I hooked it up to the new truck and pulled it home. Theres a fur paved road from all the way home from all the skunks, coons and possums falling out from under it. The rest fell out through the hole in the floor. I can't figure out how to tow the camper and the Taterthrust at the same time, even with my new truck. Well, it's new to me, but a little beat up and rusty. It sure burns gas too, but it runs ggood. The drivers seat is worn out and I have to be carefull not to get a sharp spring end stuck in my butt. I got some new lawn chairs so the kids are comfy in the back. If I can figure out a wy to tow them both we will be staying in it this summer. Does anyone know if there is a place I can park it aloog the lake for the year? maube I can just leave it in the parking lot of that fishing store that never opens in town. Need to park it near a sewer though because of the leaky tank.

    I hope you have the meat there this summer over the 4th of July, thats when I'll be there.
     

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  4. timsprandel

    timsprandel Elite Hydrodyner

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    Gee, sounds like the Taterthrust Trio will be with us for the Regattta, that way, we will have the bomb truck and the rv there for base ops and mobile event command. This way, we can video the Dynes from the taterthrust and all of the Dynes will be in the pics. The Lardasse' Taterthrust can be a greatly instrumental part of our gathering. I second the motion to include it in our effort. Any Nays? Perhaps the King Dyners could help out with a quick fix for the crack in the Taterthruster's hull as they are unusually gifted in the fine art of boat repair and capital improvements. The Taterthruster's Captain and Crew could show their thanks by helping out with a pancake and waffle breakfast at the Regatta as they know their craft in fine food creation and purveyance. The Regatta will be an unforgettable event and I hope that everyone on the website will be in attendance-arriving early and staying late.
    Thanks in Advance, Tim :hi: :popcorn:
     
  5. the bunny hop boy

    the bunny hop boy

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    I don't know what you are talken about with this "ops" and mobil cammand stuff. It's not a bomb truck, you know, the truck is the bomb, that means like it's the best ever thing on three good tires. You may think we're hicks, but I don't know anyone who talks like you. Sounds like you just got your headout of the oven after a brain bake, and you can stick a fork in it. I fixed the crack on the Taterthrust two, I hammered a piece of an old toilet wax ring into the crack and it is holding great, it's just trailing a little peice of toilet paper.

    I guess you are having the meat on the 4th of July this year at that lake buy what you say. my little butter buns could make a breakfast for everyone for a chance to ski behind a real hydrodyne. Everyone at work calls her butter buns because of the way she uses the butter on the waffles. She uses it on things at home two.
    Where is everyone staying for the meat? I would love to meat all of you at a bar up there to learn more about the Hydrodynes. There is a place called the Pee Patch we have gone to. I guess it is named after what the beer makes you do! I hope we will see everyone there in the water or at the show. Hey where will the show bee? Where do I find a pictur of your Hydrodyne, I thought I ws talkin to King Diner.
     
  6. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    Hey, bunny boy

    Where'd you stay last summer when you went up north?
     
  7. Must-Ski Motors

    Must-Ski Motors Hydrodyne 20 Specialist

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    I'm guessing he was living in a van down by the river ( said in my best Chris Farley voice)
    :mrgreen:
     
  8. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    I guess he's gone....

    I was enjoying the show, and would love to know who he really is. He's not who he says he is, that much is clear.

    ...Where's the "meat," as they say...
     
  9. the bunny hop boy

    the bunny hop boy

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    Hey, king Diner, did you own a restaurant in San Francisco? My suger muffin learned to cook from an old immigrant guy at a place named the King Diner. Here is the skinny bout it. She will never cook as good as the old guy tho. He could serve up a 3 week old berger and people would come back for seconds it was that good and tender just like what you get at Boozeacki's>

    you gotta read thease reviews check it out now on that sight below now!

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/king-diner-san-francisco

    and What do you mean, where's the meat. I thought you guys had that all worked out. I don't know where the meat is, why would you ask me.

    I might get to rent the garage at this place over the week of July 4. they let us stay in the garage for cheeper. I may have a a solve to how to get the Taterthrust and camper and family to wisconsin. Some guy had a little fire in his camper while he was passin thru Medina cookin up some shards, and he is trying to sell it for $350. I think I could get a tarp for a roof and drive this with the taterthrust behind it and stay at a campground or on a side road or by that fishing store that never opens near the pee patch. sometimes you can just pick out a cottage and knock and if nobody answers you can just park in there driveway by the road and if they leave the garden hose out and have a electric plug its a really sweet week. it runs good but the lights dont work but i maybe can fix them.
    Where's the meat?





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  10. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Re: hydrodyne regatta / meat

    I'm curious about your boat. Never heard of a Taterthrust. Who was the manufacturer?

    Can you attach a couple more pictures of it?
     

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