View Full Version : 2nd Annual Sinclair Mini-Jam - July 10th

06-28-2010, 05:19 PM
We're getting close to the big weekend, so I wanted to post up a reminder that on Saturday, July 10th we will have the 2nd Annual Sinclair Mini-Jam on beautiful Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, GA.

This is a non-SC sponsored event, but we will have all the things needed to have a great time: a great lake, lots of bugers & dogs, cold beer and plenty of Moomba boats.

Following are a few details about Lake Sinclair for anyone that wants to join us:

located in Milledgeville, GA - 15,000+ acres of water and 417 miles of shoreline. often cited as "the cleanest lake in GA"


Hotels are located on the West side of the lake close to GA Power public boat ramps which require a nominal daily fee. There are some rental homes available also. Check out vrbo.com.

There are a few islands on the lake that people do primitive camping on. These islands offer some great spots to hang out and enjoy the lake. They are located close to the Sinclair Dam & Baldwin County Airport (for those looking on a map)

If you're out looking for us, we live in the Island Creek area of Lake Sinclair. We'll plan to be down by the Sinclair Dam around 10:00 am and go from there. Around 2:00 pm, I'll get my grill fired up and we can get together for some fun & fellowship.

Check out some of the comments and pics from last year's event. https://forum.moomba.com/showthread.php?t=8294

Feel free to send me a PM with any questions.

06-28-2010, 11:23 PM
Dude, your killing me :)

We fly out Wed, man I wish we could have stuck to our original plans!!

06-29-2010, 08:47 AM
Thanks Daze, and man if it kills me were coming next year!!!

06-29-2010, 11:58 AM
Please tell him to break a leg (or someone else's) from us.

06-29-2010, 10:41 PM
He laughed and said no probs, just to get our families credibility back. :)

06-30-2010, 02:36 PM
Well way to go Z. And I was just thinking the other day you have been way too quiet again. Hope your back for a bit again :)

It's funny only rec or non skiers think the wake behind a VD is ok to ski with. True story about 4 wks ago on a saturday morning one of the guys I ski with bought a MC Powerstar to replace his MC BF200. The one guy threw the rope after the first pass and demanded that we take him back to get his boat and said he wouldn't ski with this guy who owned the Powerstar again until he got rid of that boat. Now the Powerstar is an older MC but was still designed as a ski boat and yet none of us could stand skiing behind it. Just imagine what this group would do behind a V!

07-01-2010, 08:42 AM
Glad to hear you got a chance to ski. Looking forward to seeing the crew at Sinclair. I haven't skied since Sept. Might bring a knee brace and give it a go.

07-01-2010, 11:50 AM
Shoot with the new prop you might not need that knee brace. No more going airborne when crossing the wake now!
I just hope I can find ethanol free fuel on the way up. I can get it near the house now but gas is so much cheaper in Georgia and I won't have to tow an additional 200lbs. There are about 3 gas stations that I know of in Panama City that have Huge Banners proclaiming "Ethanol Free Gas!". You almost always have to wait in line and there are always boats in that line.
I almost hate to say this but have yet to have a vapor lock issue in the LS.

07-01-2010, 02:31 PM
Ugggghhhh! Don't say it!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Shoot with the new prop you might not need that knee brace. No more going airborne when crossing the wake now!
I just hope I can find ethanol free fuel on the way up. I can get it near the house now but gas is so much cheaper in Georgia and I won't have to tow an additional 200lbs. There are about 3 gas stations that I know of in Panama City that have Huge Banners proclaiming "Ethanol Free Gas!". You almost always have to wait in line and there are always boats in that line.
I almost hate to say this but have yet to have a vapor lock issue in the LS.

I notice it when starting a L- turn the most- crossing the wake is pretty bad too, but when the R knee has twisting stress is the worst.

According to pure-gas.org:

Milledgeville Chevron 87 89 93 Golden Pantry 204 East Hancock Street N33.08236 W83.22204 map details

Also check out (it's right on the way before you reach Macon):

Byron unbranded 87 89 93 Bobby's Food Mart 4003 Us Highway 41 N32.66833 W83.70595

Here's the site:


07-01-2010, 06:07 PM
I don't get it, we nothing but 10% ethanol gas, I have never had a problem. I don't run regular mind you, but still never a problem.

Z your wake will get even smaller and flatter if you can get yourself up to 34. I bet at 36 the wake on your boat is the best it can be, that's how our boats were designed, but look at me talking to the engineer :)

07-01-2010, 10:15 PM
Well you know we are flying back sunday morning from Fort Lauderdale and heading straight to the lake. Depending are where you are in Indiana you could be at the lake waiting for a ski. I trust you to get my boat off the lift and have her idling at the landing :D

07-01-2010, 10:29 PM
Well I wish I could but my father is not so well so I need to spend some time with him.
Speaking of lifts because as soon as we get home here we are going to turn around with the boat and go to Georgia. We pulled the boat off the lift on Sunday and have her sitting in the driveway ready to go!

07-02-2010, 07:32 AM
You should have just brought the boat with you and droped it off at Wolfemans place in Atlanta and then just grabbed it on your way south to the Sinclair mini jam

07-02-2010, 08:42 AM
Why don't we all just go NOW???? We have had rain from the outer bands of that hurricane for 8 days in a row now. But it sure looks nice next week.

07-02-2010, 09:21 AM
Hmmm. been nothing but sun here in the Fort :)

07-02-2010, 12:48 PM
Wish I could pour it all down to you.

07-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Soooooo....back on topic, who all is going??

Looks like I may be towing the family and the boat, so I am looking forward to it! I may be convincing another Moomba owner to come on down as well.

How many are camping?

07-02-2010, 01:30 PM
were coming up-look forward to meeting you

07-02-2010, 07:03 PM
What you saying we drifted off topic again? Didn't notice :D

Many of us here suffer from ADD and WIP

07-03-2010, 08:10 AM
nope, we NEVER get side tracked around here :rolleyes:

07-03-2010, 09:19 AM
Dang, I am a new Moomba Outback owner and live in Atlanta. My wife's sister is getting married that weekend so can't make the trip. Next year I am in for sure! Sounds like a lot of fun.

07-03-2010, 10:05 AM
Nothing more fun than a wedding at the beach :D

07-04-2010, 10:18 AM
I lost 2 pair of sunglasses in the lake yesterday.

All the more reason I do not by the expensive pair I really want.

Nice weather today....

This thread has went way off topic. :cool:

07-04-2010, 02:43 PM
I thought you only drank the tea you make from the stuff in those little baggies.

07-06-2010, 01:33 PM
You should have just brought the boat with you and droped it off at Wolfemans place in Atlanta and then just grabbed it on your way south to the Sinclair mini jam

We thought about that but it would have made it a 2 day trip to Indiana and we wanted to spend as much time with my father as we could. As it was it still took us 13 hours to get to Indiana and we only stopped to get take out and use the restroom. We also wanted to save some money so we took the wifes Jetta Diesel but we were somewhat surprised when we only got 35mpg in her car and not the normal 40+! The only difference was we installed a Class 1 hitch so we could put 4 bikes on the back of the car on a hitch rack. I guess dragging those bikes through the wind at 75mph takes its toll on your mileage!

07-06-2010, 09:38 PM
I would absolutely believe that. The smaller diesel is great until you add something foriegn to the enviroment. Same thing with a bigger car with a smallish engine, you can sometimes get better mileage from the larger motor that doesn't have to work as hard.

07-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Well she still got 35mpg and we didn't notice the drag and this was at 75mph. This little 2.0 liter makes 235 ft-lbs of torque and when we hit the mountains in Tennesee we had a little fun passing slower cars and trucks going uphill around the sharp turns without having to downshift. If you multiply the torque by 3 you would get 705ft-lbs of torque as a comarison to the 6.0 liter Duramax or all the other big Diesels.
The Jetta Station wagons all come with sports suspension (and seats) so they are lower and stiffer than the other Jettas. I guess that is why they call them Jetta Sport Wagons! :) :D

07-07-2010, 08:11 PM
I get your math, but am wondering if it becomes a victim of diminishing returns as the size increases.

07-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Ya'll have a great weekend. Wish I could join you!

07-12-2010, 12:23 PM
It was a great weekend. Actually, it was a great week. Got to hang with Wolfeman and family, Moombadaze and family, Zegm and family, and Saltyoysters even made an appearance the last day with some grom boards for the kids to try out. Did a whole lot of surfing with everyone. Wakeboarded a bit and skied with the zegms (thanks for a great pull). Watched Wolfeman and Mrs. W go from complete newbies to novice surfers. Had a real great time with lots of food and drink and fun. Kids had a blast tubing multiple times every day-- with 3 tubes at a time. Here are a few pics from my week:

Ready to roll.

Kane airborne

Daze showing off the Yeung n Wing physique

Speaking of Yeungs n Wings- we missed you Ed

07-12-2010, 12:26 PM
Like a stack o' dougnuts

Kane on board

Li'l Wolfe loves the tube

Little Z liking the LSV wake

07-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Mrs. W getting in some riding

Li'l Wolfe has natural ability

Li'l Wolfe on Salty board

Staying wet was vital- it was hot.

07-12-2010, 12:31 PM
Mrs. W on a Salty grom board

Wolfeman before instruction

Wolfeman getting instruction

Instruction paying off

07-12-2010, 12:34 PM
LS at dusk

Beach for a swim break

Kids and boating all day wore 'em out

Sinclair Birthday- Thanks Mrs W and Mrs Daze!!!!!!!

07-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Kane - Great fun and very cool!! Really enjoy seeing these pics. Thanks. - Deerfield

07-13-2010, 07:03 AM
Great pictures! I'm missing my extended Moomba family.

07-13-2010, 07:29 AM
Great photo's.

Its takin 3 days for me to feel like im not on the boat rocking with the waves :( I miss that feeling

the pups miss there little friends-they slept the whole 7 hrs driving home

07-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Wow looked like just an awsum time! Man now I'm really depressed, I was soooo close and yet so far :)

07-13-2010, 09:04 AM
I was soooo close and yet so far :)

I know I've heard that before :rolleyes:

Yes, you do need to make it next year-I've allready decided to make it back for the week again.

07-13-2010, 09:07 AM
It's this darn owing yor own little company thing and this just wonderful economy!!! I think we have the bugs worked out of this new contract and, well al lot can happen over a year. So I'm putting this trip back on the schedule and we'll just see if we can make it work this time!

07-13-2010, 10:19 AM
We missed you, Sled. Thanks for the boat compliment, Ed. I really like it too. It's different but works great for me.

07-13-2010, 12:59 PM
Great photos!

That's really a good lookin' boat you got there Pat!

I love the color scheme - think that's the first time I saw a photo of it in the sunlight

Yep, that boat is one great looking ride! That color combo may have sold my better 1/2 on upgrading to the LSV.

07-13-2010, 08:55 PM
sorry for the delay in getting some pics posted. darn work after vacation is a b!tch!

triple trouble

double trouble

free as a bird


07-13-2010, 09:02 PM
getting some pointers from Mark - aka SaltyOysters - maker of LakeWakes wakesurf boards. We all thought his boards were made great and the kiddos loved riding the grom boards he brought. looking forward to trying out some of his other boards soon.

kane manning the fryer for "FryDaddy Night" lots of wings & Yuengs were consumed!

there's gold in the water! Sinclair has a lot of "gold flecks" of iron pirite floating in it. Zegm gave us a detailed explanation, but I was a few beers into the day already so I forgot what it was he said.

07-13-2010, 09:06 PM
the boys

the girls

the boys vs the girls

littlest Kane's feet after being in the water for about 3 hrs!

07-13-2010, 09:08 PM
A special THANKS to all the families that were able to join ours again this year out at Lake Sinclair. We had a great time with you all and hope to see you back again next year along with some new friends! We're already talking about how to make it a bigger and better event, so mark your calendars for July 9, 2011.

07-13-2010, 11:14 PM
Hey Sinclair Team those are some great pictures of a great time, thanks to all for your excellent photos!!!!

You were seeing the LS doing about 45mph at dusk in that one picture!

I also feel bad, our Nikon was sitting at my feet under the dash the whole weekend and we didn't take one picture! Well that just means we were having too much fun!

Again thanks to All!!!!

PS I have proof that I did ski! Right Kaneboats!!!!

07-14-2010, 01:49 AM
Yes! Z checked the water temp and it was above 90 so he braved it with a shorty on. He did slip on the Radar and get in a slalom run though. I saw it with my own two eyes. Gave me a nice pull too. Thanks!

07-14-2010, 07:24 AM
Is it possible to be there without someone else pulling up and making camp?

Monday-friday yes, didnt see one camper--Saturday, not so much as I counted at least 25 tents along the beach in a 50yrd stretch, looked like one giant party

07-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Just awsum, looks like just a great time and enviroment for all the families! :)

07-14-2010, 09:28 AM
25 tents on an island?

That was just one stretch of beach on one island, and there are 2 island's very close to each other. I did see some secluded area's that would be a blast to camp at

07-14-2010, 11:12 AM
Great pics! That hammock is right in Wolfeman's back yard.

07-15-2010, 07:50 PM
Just awsum, looks like just a great time and enviroment for all the families! :)

Its very enjoyable to hang with people who's main interest is the family and not seeing how much beer they can pound down. Not saying we didnt go thru some beer :p, well you get the idea

07-15-2010, 10:38 PM
and not seeing how much beer they can pound down.

I'm not buying, but I would like to see how much beer Kane's family could pound. They have an unfair advantage of numbers.

07-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Nothing wrong with having a sociable or even a few. Heck that's what the island is for me, a safe place to unwind!

07-16-2010, 09:18 AM
Dont get me wrong, I enjoy a sociable few also, my point was its nice to hang with guys who are just not into pounding them down and getting really messed up and ruin a good day on the water. I may have to come try out that safe Island sometime :p

07-16-2010, 09:47 AM
Just come to Clermont. Were all about the beer here

And good beer at that ;), and I should have a saturday off soon-may crash your lake and consume some of your beer :cool:

07-16-2010, 10:48 AM
I'm game. I just don't think July or August is the right time to camp.

07-16-2010, 11:42 AM
camping in florida in july or august must involve a hotel with ac

07-16-2010, 06:28 PM
Well the skeeters aren't much better here right now, but we do have ways around that.

Daze you know you and the boys absolutely need to get to the island some day to check it out. Our lake is small, but fun, and this year the water level has been just great. Not so sure we can guarantee that in the future.

07-17-2010, 09:30 AM
Last year my inlaws had a reunion up that way and if they do it again we just may swing by for a few days

07-17-2010, 07:58 PM
my turn to share some photo's





07-17-2010, 08:01 PM
caboose cabin


Dakota say I love hugs


07-17-2010, 08:04 PM
took a trip up river and Kaneboats and myself pulled the kids on tubes the whole up and back

one awsome LSV
one awsome LS

one awsom OUTBACK V

07-17-2010, 08:07 PM
Boating dog

Queens of the tubes-could not keep those kids off them
Kaneboats soaking up some sun


07-17-2010, 08:10 PM
some of the girls

tube wars

keeping a close eye on the kids


07-18-2010, 11:43 AM
Great stuff-- very nice pics!

07-19-2010, 05:26 PM
Boy sure a lot of tubing PICS? How about some surfing or boarding, even skiing vids to prove you guys aren't just making this stuff up about great surfing :)

07-20-2010, 10:49 AM
The kids just about ONLY wanted to tube. Why not wakeboard, ski, surf? I came up with an analogy that explains it. Would you rather have a bottle of good champagne and drink it by yourself -- or a bunch of cheap beer and drink it with your friends? Tubing is the cheap beer I guess. Fun with friends, how can you argue with that?

07-20-2010, 11:17 AM
good thing we all have the same taste in cheap beer with the occasional glass of champagne

07-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Gosh how do I say this? I will admit to pulling tubes while in Sinclair, yes I did!
And this disease was so bad that it affected my own kids. How else can I explain that new Obrien tube sitting in the boat now?
Yes tubing is a Scourge that can affect all boaters even inboards!
I mean it has gotten so bad at my house that Sunday while out on the lake the only thing pulled behind the boat was this tube. I guess the last straw was when MrsZ was spotted behind the boat on the thing! There were tears in my eyes!!!

Anyone know any good counslers in the Panama City area? We need help now!

07-20-2010, 10:47 PM
I suppose you three can blame the kids, I mean it's not like they are online to defend themselves or anything :D

My two youngest just came into the room to ask to ski on saturday!

Not to rub it in or anything :)

07-20-2010, 11:19 PM
Yeah, you just bring those little ones down to Sinclair next year! We will see, won't Drew, Stacy and Pat?????

Oh by the way, MrsZ and I left the tube in the boat down on the lift! Yeah you know why, just need a few rednecks around here to see it. Nope they won't take the skies as they have no use for them, but a nice big ole fat tube. Shoot that old 24 Merc on that dinged up flat bottom boat can pull that thing!

We are waiting and watching!

07-20-2010, 11:24 PM
Now I'm not so sure this is the kind of influence I want my children exposed to :D

07-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Well I can say it got to mine! Now that ole 25hp Merc on that bent up aluminum flat bottom boat doesn't look so bad. Think of the gas money I would save!!!!

07-20-2010, 11:38 PM
You could park it beside the barge and we could hang like regular red necks :)