Lake Travis folks - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 06-21-2011 Thread Starter
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 566
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Lake Travis folks

I'll be visiting family in Round Rock and am bringing a boat down to putter around on Lake Travis one of the days I'm down there. Family lives in an apartment so I'm looking for a storage place to stow the boat and trailer for the four days I'm there when I'm not using it. Any suggestions on storage places on the east side of the lake?

This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 06-21-2011
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,124
Thanks: 135
Thanked 125 Times in 118 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
Here's a couple of options sub:

VIP Marina Lake Travis – Lake Travis Boat Rentals, Boat Slips, & More
Best Value on Lake Travis-Highland Lakes Marina in Volente, TX 78641


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
smackdaddy is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 9 Old 06-22-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Wish I had a friend on lake Travis with a boat.

Careful tho.... The lake is very very low and sand bars becoming massive.

And don't forget sunscreen.
Hillbetty is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 9 Old 06-22-2011
Senior Member
 
Allanbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 525
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Lake Travis is getting smaller every day and I don't think last night's rain will help much.

"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz

Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.

s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375
Allanbc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 9 Old 06-22-2011 Thread Starter
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 566
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Thanks smack!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hillbetty View Post
Wish I had a friend on lake Travis with a boat.

Careful tho.... The lake is very very low and sand bars becoming massive.

And don't forget sunscreen.

Hopefully a boat ramp will be open. It's a dinghy sailor so if I get stuck on a sand bar, me and my newbie crew should be able to lift it out, lol.

This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 9 Old 06-22-2011
Senior Member
 
Allanbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 525
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sublime View Post
Hopefully a boat ramp will be open.

On the north side of the lake near Point Venture, there is a county park on a point out into the lake. You can launch there if you have a light boat and a truck. It is all gravel/rock but you have to be careful as you can get stuck in the gravel.

"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz

Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.

s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375
Allanbc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 9 Old 07-10-2011 Thread Starter
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 566
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
I'd like to hear from those familiar with the lake when is a good time of year for sailing on lake Travis?
Temp doesn't matter too much as long as there's a breeze.

I ended up not taking the boat down with me this past weekend. The forecast just didn't seem to be for much wind so I'll take her down another time. I did check out a few marinas though.

This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 9 Old 07-10-2011
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,124
Thanks: 135
Thanked 125 Times in 118 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sublime View Post
I'd like to hear from those familiar with the lake when is a good time of year for sailing on lake Travis?
Temp doesn't matter too much as long as there's a breeze.

I ended up not taking the boat down with me this past weekend. The forecast just didn't seem to be for much wind so I'll take her down another time. I did check out a few marinas though.
Really any time except dead summer. The winds are honkin' in the spring and fall - and it's typically warm enough in the winter to just keep sailing.

In the summer you just have to watch the forecast and wait for some breeze.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
smackdaddy is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 9 Old 07-10-2011 Thread Starter
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 566
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Really any time except dead summer. The winds are honkin' in the spring and fall - and it's typically warm enough in the winter to just keep sailing.

In the summer you just have to watch the forecast and wait for some breeze.

Okay, so it's similar here. I'm 4 hours away so I think I'll just wait until fall. Really a pretty lake! Any good restaurants you can pull up to in a boat (kinda like Hula Hut on Lake Austin)?

This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello From Lake Travis TX gybeoh Introduce Yourself 1 03-07-2010 04:32 PM
Hi folks! Yambo Introduce Yourself 1 10-11-2009 08:34 AM
Lake Travis Austin Crew Wanted lfein Crew Wanted/Available 2 06-06-2007 03:05 PM
Lake Travis Cruising / Racing cat30lt Crew Wanted/Available 2 08-28-2003 12:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome