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    Default Made it to the Lake.... FINALLY...

    We finally got to go boating this year. Too bad it had to start in July. But better late than never I quess. The weather started off wet, but after a couple of days got better (and alot hotter). Just a few pics I took. Nothing spectacular... I'm sure Tony will recognize a couple of these shots....

    Kind of wet to begin with...



    But it got better and we were able to get out. My BIL and Nephew.



    My crazy SIL...

    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    Million dollar house going up next door..



    Nephew on the jet ski..



    Umm, dinner cooking. Burgers and Chicken.



    Myself and SIL in the inevitable selfie

    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    Very hot day out. Had to stop for refreshments at Dog Days..



    Going to dinner at the Fish And Company. Great food and service..



    Me and the Nephew at dinner.

    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    At the Niangua Falls restaurant dock. Best to avoid this place like the plague...




    My next boat I hope..

    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    Oh, if anyone has a Mercury 4 stroke built after 2006 and the fuel pump gives up the ghost, get a hold of me and I will walk you through the cheapest (and best) way to get it going again. I had heard all the stories for years on failed Mercury pumps and was prepared for when (not if) it gave out. I told my Wife before we went to the lake that I had a feeling this trip would be it and it was. No major emergency and about an hour to fix once we got back to the dock. There is a trick to get you back home if it gives out on the water. Just need a primer bulb, a couple of clamps and a willing soul to pump the bulb occasionally. The fix is a new updated float switch which will set you back about $100.00 rather than buying an entire new pump for a grand. Yes, a grand..
    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    Looks like a fun time Rick.
    Carl & Suzi
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