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  1. If you do decide to upgrade, I'd suggest only considering any TM that uses "brushless" motors. Knowing firsthand the huge difference those have made in battery powered tools but having zero experience with them in TM's, that would be the only option I'd ever consider buying. More power for less drain on the batteries to start with and possibly quieter too ? I too have an Ulterra and despise the darn thing..
  2. Oh my gosh, that was our first boat we bought in 1974 but with a 4 cyl. 85 HP Merc on it and got it at old Glaser Marine on Natural Bridge Rd. Had not heard that name in decades. Took me about three years to "graduate" to a Hydrasports Pad boat with an in-line Merc 150.....and many more since then.
  3. Yes, you would have to back out a long ways and have to be very careful doing it with your lower unit tilted-up due to a now-submerged steel cable strung across the lower edge of the normal water-level parking lot. And then there are the dock cables to beware of as you make your way out beyond the back-side of the Marina docks to open water. That's the reason I suggested to Stricker9 to only use the trolling motor if possible.
  4. Hey Stricker, Nice to hear from you also. Glad to hear you are coming back down. If you're renting a place up the hill at the new Little Indian those are great looking places and hope you enjoy your time despite the high water. I'll bet one of the Baxter Marina-folks will help you get launched somehow, someway.
  5. Late yesterday, the water was just mere inches from getting onto the Road leading down to Baxter Marina and it has come up slightly since then which means the water is on the road this morning but very shallow. Adding to the lake level, the Corps just opened the gates up at Beaver but not yet at TR dam so it's still coming up. None of the parking spaces on the Marina lot were still above water but you might approach the Marina management ( 417-779-4301 ) to ask if they will allow you to launch, with trolling motor only, (due to submerged cables and wires ) off what remains of the parking lot. Requesting to rent a slip from them during your visit might help get a positive answer and those folks are usually very helpful.
  6. Some member of the Facebook Table Rock Lake Group posted a video of a decent sized Pontoon tied-off at the four corners of the boat's deck in a dock-slip on Saturday. This was one of those "paralell-to-the-bank" docks and opening directly to the Lake rather than the slips being perpendicular to the lake and nearby shoreline. The video showed the effects of the incredible boat wakes on the 'toon tied-up in the slip. Had that boat been on a lift I question whether or not the structure of the lift would have withstood the pounding.
  7. I think it may have been answered in the post made by MickinMO on Sat. 5-23 at 6:43 A.M. in the Thread "Were will all the water go" on the 3rd Page. It seems the Corps installed some kind of underground wall device.
  8. And you'd hear some really strange noises, even through the double hull. The Ocean is not a quiet place.....
  9. 931 is going to happen if all the rain predicted daily thru 5/28 hits us since we have this saturated soil over the entire drainage area. .90" at Baxter so far at 0900 5/22 and a lot more seen on the radar coming up from the SW. If they cannot release water from Bull due to downstream high water on the White and the lower Mississippi then TR is going to have to be the catch basin. Another good fry survival year ?
  10. So now y'all have switched gears from Wake-boat hate to Pontoon hate ! I'm reduced to having to fish out of a toon ( which ain't fun ) due to balance issues caused by unending Chemo-induced neuropathy in my feet and have seen some totally impolite, clueless morons driving and "fishing" from Bass Boats that obviously have more money than brains and that don't have a clue on the water or at the ramps. Yeah, it's not fun "puttering around " at only 35 mph when I used to run a safe 72 mph (per GPS) but it's all the barge will run.
  11. No way in Hades I was going out into that maelstrom yesterday. So since the yard had finally dried out I took advantage and mowed the hay-field and all its weeds and the dratted Thistle that has popped up everywhere. Sitting on the deck watching the chaos and here comes about a 40' cabin-cruiser/battleship just plowing along at the most appropriate speed he could manage in order to throw the biggest possible Wake. The visible white water from the "breaking" wave-tops of his wake extended back behind the barge at least four times the length of the boat. Saw at least two of the usual suspects who throw these ginormous wakes take water over their bows and LMAO ! Schadenfreude !
  12. That is a good-looking, well-kept resort that certainly qualifies for the term "Premier". We had no idea the Table Rock Chalets were that pricey but they look very nice too from the water. Maybe the Indian Hills owners didn't want to try and disinfect everything after each booking and were able to get one of those Pandemic "Gubmint" SBA loans that do not have to be re-paid if certain criteria can be shown that the money was used for ? Another possible choice for your clients seeking that kind of high-end, luxurious accommodations are the new homes they built at the site of the former Little Indian Resort on "H" just up the hill from Baxter Marina and launch ramp ? I heard they sleep up to 16 at a time and rent for about $1400-$1600 per diem.
  13. Sizeable Tournament blasted out of Shell Knob side of "H" Highway launch ramp this morning ( thought they were all cancelled ?? ) and none of the boats headed up Big or Little Indian CREEK arms. Water is muddy and more lakeshore building and excavation is causing more mud run-off from this morning's brief, but heavy, rainfall since they do not install silt catchers below the new homesites. Floaters were finally seen on Thursday making it down to the Mouth of the Indians where they join with the White.
  14. Absolutely ! I like the high water for the cover it affords for Fry survival and the opportunity to throw the Wacky Worm into the bushes. Off-color water doesn't hurt either...within limits, and the higher water allows use of bottom-contacting baits without the interference of the nasty Rock Snot Slime getting all over them... If it lasts long enough, even topwater will benefit from it. As usual, it just takes a little time for the Bass to adjust to the higher water levels.
  15. Wait and see if the lower Mississippi starts flooding and if it's accompanied by incoming flood waters from the Ohio you'll see the Corps' "mission" change to concerns about flooding...especially if the AG interests on either side of the White in the Grand Prairie area of Arkansas start complaining. Those Cotton and Rice growers have a lot to say about what volume of water gets released from Bull since their land is so flat and the White spreads out for miles once it floods down there. Meanwhile, more rain events are forecast for later this week and look out if they develop into the "training" events we saw last week.
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