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Arrowhead Long Riders 12 Sep 2020 02:53 #107501

On my 1957 Evinrude 35 I figure on about six miles per gallon so two six gallon tanks gets me 72 miles. If it's a longer cruise I bring extra gas in five gallon plastic tanks that I transfer to my pressure tanks. Also, it's a good idea to carry some extra outboard oil. You guys with newer motors, I am sure, get much better mileage.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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Arrowhead Long Riders 12 Sep 2020 02:12 #107498

BigBadJon wrote: Best to bring an extra 12 gallons, Marc.
Just sayin..


Well maybe your right, but it ain't no Fat 50 that's for sure.

Plus my old WOT is now the new 3/4.
Eather way I am bringing a bunch of GAS money!!!
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Arrowhead Long Riders 12 Sep 2020 01:24 #107497

Best to bring an extra 12 gallons, Marc.
Just sayin..

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Arrowhead Long Riders 12 Sep 2020 01:05 #107495

I am going to bring an extra 6 gallon can with me on the long trips. And 20 gallons of oil too :woohoo:
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Arrowhead Long Riders 11 Sep 2020 23:42 #107491

BigBadJon wrote: I definitely want to run the Emory also. Don't believe that I ever have.


Me too
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Arrowhead Long Riders 11 Sep 2020 23:37 #107490

My "Long Ride" plan is to come up from Huntsville on the TN at some point. Lock through Guntersville, Nickajack, overnight in Chattanooga, then through Chickamauga and Watts bar. Maybe next year...

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Arrowhead Long Riders 11 Sep 2020 22:10 #107488

I definitely want to run the Emory also. Don't believe that I ever have.

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Arrowhead Long Riders 11 Sep 2020 22:05 #107486

I would love to do the run from Arrowhead up to the dam on the Clinch River. I believe that run is about 90 miles round trip.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
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Arrowhead Long Riders 11 Sep 2020 20:52 #107484

Long Rider Thoughts:

Cruising distance from Arrowhead past Long Island Marina to Ft. Loudon dam is 54 miles (one way) if you take the short cut at Thief Neck Island. Fuel and restroom at Long Island Marina. Maybe fuel only available half way between Long Island and Ft. Loudon dam. Occasional sandy shore line to stop and wade as necessary.

If you want to drive to Kingston City Park from Arrowhead (about 45 minutes) you can cruise on the Emory or the Clinch or even do both. Cruise from Kingston on the Clinch 22 miles to Melton Hill Dam, then cruise 18.5 miles back to the mouth of the Emory River and 13 miles up to Harriman and then 13 miles back to the Clinch and then 3.5 miles back to Kingston. Total of 70 miles cruise. No fuel or restrooms. Nice sandbar on the Emory (we ate there last time) for eating and wading as necessary. Good restrooms and picnic tables at Kingston City park. Just a round trip to Harriman only is 32 miles and a round trip to Melton Hill Dam only is 44 miles.

If you want to cruise the entire length of the Tennessee River on Watts Bar lake between Watts Bar Dam and Ft. Loudon Dam from Arrowhead without taking shortcuts it will be about 148 miles round trip.

If you want to drive another 30 minutes above Kingston you can launch on Melton Hill Lake, Ft. Loudon Lake or Tellico Lake. We are blessed with water in this area.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Nick
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Arrowhead Long Riders 11 Sep 2020 18:35 #107480

Can you say "boat butt?"

"You-know-who" is inquiring about rest room facilities along the route (s).

Merky
1957 FC Rocket -'58 Evinrude Lark 35
1958 FC Hawk 1-'59 Evinrude Lark 35 (and J-55)
1960 Starcraft 12' open boat-'76 Evinrude 25
1965 era McCorvey 3-point hydroplane-'52 Mercury KG-7H
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