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Buzzcut1

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pjay9 wrote:

I noticed you had a portable sat dish...how'd that work? What lake is that? THX for the post.


It works really well. Auto locate, 50 foot cable. only drawback is its size. it rides on the cab over bed when traveling.

Rancho Seco Lake in the town of Herald about 40 miles se of Sacramento


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buzz...I didn't see how you carry your boats, what we do is put them upright on the roof. Paddles, pfd's, fishing gear, dolly (if we bring it) go inside the boats. All securely fastened.
The weight of all this stuff is minimal.
I can actually "stuff" the boats full of gear on the ground, haul them up with bow line and strap down to the racks. It's pretty easy.
If you carry your boats upside down...you might consider flipping them...
This system has worked very well for us many times.

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billtex wrote:

buzz...I didn't see how you carry your boats, what we do is put them upright on the roof. Paddles, pfd's, fishing gear, dolly (if we bring it) go inside the boats. All securely fastened.
The weight of all this stuff is minimal.
I can actually "stuff" the boats full of gear on the ground, haul them up with bow line and strap down to the racks. It's pretty easy.
If you carry your boats upside down...you might consider flipping them...
This system has worked very well for us many times.

Bill


looked at upright but to save weight on the rack system not to mention $$ on mounts upside down and flat on the crossbars makes more sense. ( and the ratchets are snug not cranked down)

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Have you considered carrying both kayaks on one set of wheels? Should be able to easily stack one on top of the other without problems.

Glad to see you getting out for some non-working weekend trips. Have fun in Oregon.


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pjay9 wrote:

What lake is that? THX for the post.

That lake looks full. Buzz, I'm suspicious that you are in CA. LOL!


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That lake is going on my list for the next Central Valley trip.

Your TR is an excellent example of planning. Learning new routines and methods now can make future trips more enjoyable. This trip was sort of like an advanced version of Camp Driveway, which is often recommended for newbies.


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Tiger4x4RV wrote:

That lake is going on my list for the next Central Valley trip.

Rancho Seco (lake) used to be the cooling ponds for Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Facility. If it wasn't for the test run Buzzcut was working out kinks, I wouldn't add it to a list of places to make a special trip to.

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Super_Dave wrote:

Tiger4x4RV wrote:

That lake is going on my list for the next Central Valley trip.

Rancho Seco (lake) used to be the cooling ponds for Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Facility. If it wasn't for the test run Buzzcut was working out kinks, I wouldn't add it to a list of places to make a special trip to.


I've been working my way around the wildlife refuges and other sights in the Central Valley for a couple of years. Rancho Seco Lake might find its way into an itinerary for its nice campground. I don't boat or fish and I probably wouldn't stay long enough to start glowing in the dark.

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The lake is up stream from the decommissioned nuke. The fishing is good, it has a nice 10 mile hiking trail, good birding. The campground is clean and relatively quiet. It makes a good secure base to drop the TC and go fish the day use areas of some of the local rivers. In winter you will o.ly find one or two other campers in the park.

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Yay! That looks like a place I'll be pretty soon! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!

P.S. I'm going to PM you about the 1055, perhaps we can speak?

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