Raft off 2017!

JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
I'm getting pumped for this weekend! It's the annual raft off on lake st clair,  and it's gonna be 80s and dry  B)

I think we set the world record a couple years ago for biggest continuous line of boats, I'll bet it's almost 5000 boats at the peak. Imagine 2 rows of boats over a mile long tied up all day.






2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3

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  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,248Member ✭✭✭
    wow that dark haired beauty on the right in the first pic.... she's amazing.
  • WildboatingWildboating Cleveland, OHPosts: 750Member ✭✭✭
    She has a evil eye though... :# :# :# :#
    2003 Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee, 350 Mag MPI, Bravo 3 2.20:1 w/ 22p 4 x4 props

  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,679Member ✭✭✭✭
    I would like to set a world record with, did you see how many boat were tied up together.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • mattiemattie Posts: 131Member ✭✭
    What's a good time to arrive Joe? 11am-noon?

    mattie
    Mattie
  • CaptianDanCaptianDan Suffolk, UKPosts: 91Member ✭✭
    WOW. How quickly can I ship my 342 over, stock the fridges and fill it with some of those beauties? :-)

    "Pipe Dream"
    2002 Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee
    2 x 350 MAG MPI Horizon Petrol

  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    mattie said:x
    What's a good time to arrive Joe? 11am-noon?

    mattie
    That'd be kinda late from what I've been hearing this year. I'll be leaving my dock in Harrison twp at 9am to meet up with some friends and tie up together. If you show up then you'll get in, but you'll be walking a distance to get to the party spots. 
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    WOW. How quickly can I ship my 342 over, stock the fridges and fill it with some of those beauties? :-)
    If you left now you could make it! For 2018...... :D
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • CaptianDanCaptianDan Suffolk, UKPosts: 91Member ✭✭
    It looks like it's worth it Joe! :-)

    "Pipe Dream"
    2002 Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee
    2 x 350 MAG MPI Horizon Petrol

  • jme097jme097 Algonac, MIPosts: 1,078Member ✭✭✭
    Ill be out there. Pumped
    Boat Name: Knot A Worry
    2007 280 Rinker Express 6.2L B3
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    It looks like it's worth it Joe! :-)
    Yeah its a really good time, as long as everyone is relatively smart. Leaving with the crowd is not my cup of tea though, as its a narrow opening for a TON of boats to get through at the same time. Most people idle through, but some are impatient and get on plane. Makes for a stressful entrance and exit. We stay until the mad rush is done, and gives us time to sober up too. :)

    The long yellow line is the raft line, and the arrow is where you have to get in & out of the bay.


    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • WildboatingWildboating Cleveland, OHPosts: 750Member ✭✭✭
    Joe, I wonder how many drunks tear up props leaving there each year.  That is a pretty narrow passing!
    2003 Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee, 350 Mag MPI, Bravo 3 2.20:1 w/ 22p 4 x4 props

  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,248Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 10
    Got any more pictures of the attractions and wildlife??? 
  • WildboatingWildboating Cleveland, OHPosts: 750Member ✭✭✭
    What year would you prefer @J3ff  ??     https://jobbiecrew.com/raft-off-pictures/#.WYyBda3MyMA

    2003 Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee, 350 Mag MPI, Bravo 3 2.20:1 w/ 22p 4 x4 props

  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 10
    Joe, I wonder how many drunks tear up props leaving there each year.  That is a pretty narrow passing!

    Its a pretty forgiving bottom, being sand/mucky, but it is shallow as well. This year its about 3-4' in that narrow section, so you gotta be on level plane or at idle. People that dont know the area really stir up the bottom and you can see their brown trail for a long while. I've dragged a couple times with a FULL boat and not enough people forward.

    There's not too many pristine skegs here in Lake St Clair, all have been sandblasted more than once. LOL
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • Glassguy54Glassguy54 Posts: 359Member ✭✭✭
    whats the vomit to water ratio?
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    Not bad, surprisingly. There is a small, natural current in the area so stuff doesnt just sit still. Usually the worst is food/garbage that people drop in the water and floats around.
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,679Member ✭✭✭✭
    Probley better not drink the yellow water.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,594Member ✭✭✭✭
    We have a couple of spots down here that are like that most weekends although not that many boats.....any of the inlets on the inter costal side have sand bars that boats pull up to- I know disappearing island which is around Daytona gets pretty crazy- memorial day and labor day I'm sure there is easily 1000 boats there....half of them are the po po though which is a good thing...
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    Yeah most weekends there is a raft line of probably 500 ish boats,  and another couple hundred in the area. This is the biggest day of the summer though, so all the inlanders come too. 
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
    Oh to be young again lol
    i have my babies b day party and wouldn't miss it in the world but I did enjoy going to the big moot for raft.
    little moot is just nasty
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    I disagree, what's the difference? Little moot is the same water depth as it was back in the day at big moot, and the bottom is better. There's a current both spots,  only difference is boat traffic in a small area. 
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
    It's just the traffic and fitting same amount of boats into a smaller bay
    i don't know but every time I go there water is little polluted.
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,679Member ✭✭✭✭
    polluted water or people?
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 670Member ✭✭✭
    randy56 said:
    polluted water or people?
    I heard the raft off is calling for some WARM WATER 
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,679Member ✭✭✭✭
    I just paged back up to look at the pictures Joe submitted, of the 6 girls. I cannot find anything wrong with them. 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,923Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I should not be looking at the pictures of those girls just before bedtime - oh well, another sleepless night!
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    It was a very successful raft off 2017. Good weather, no drama, and lots of fun. Pics and vids to follow, but here's a preview. 


    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 670Member ✭✭✭
    That's a whole lot of money in that pic
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
    For sure lots of $

  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 831Member ✭✭✭
    Look at the size of that yellow go fast in the bottom right corner! And there were 4 BIG guys stuck in the weeds from the storms the night before. You can see them on the right corner too. Took all weekend and 6+ tow boats to get them out. 
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
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