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Old 01-13-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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On YouTube, I have seen some fairly good size boats on Loveland, Horsetooth and Carter.
I've never seen large boats on Lake Loveland. Do you have the YouTube link(s)? Would be interesting to see.

According to this link http://www.lakeloveland.com/, "the lake itself is private (the recreational rights belong to the homeowners surrounding the lake)"

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Old 01-13-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Lake Loveland boating is now private, but thankfully not when I was a kid! (And up till 10 yrs ago), Spring fever (escape from Adjacent High School) and summer lunch breaks (escape from work) were spent on the lake. Water ski jump (floating ramp) was placed near the fire station. And very good entertainment while driving on Taft.

It’s a great landmark from the air (passing over in a few minutes, inbound for sun!)

No ice fishing on Lake Loveland this yr! (Was rare, but possible in 1950’s and 1960’s)

LB’s ‘cruiser’ could circumnavigate LL in about 5 min. My last lap was in Doc Brown’s skift, ~7 yrs ago. Probably my final lap! As it was his.(and my accompanying friend age 95). Great memories.

BTW: surely you can find an image or video of Gracie Clinger, driving / sailing around Lake Loveland in one of her bright Aqua Cars! Was a gas to see her tooling down Eisenhower, and ‘PLOP’. right down the boat ramp (behind statue) and into the Lake! I can still hear her, “Follow me!” And waving her arms like crazy...

( @Disney)... not CO...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=72NNoVAVkkc
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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LOL, our boat is only a 20’ cuddy cabin. Small cabin. No tv, stove or frog. Just a couple of small lights and “mood lighting”. It does have the big V-8/350 Engine. We seen boats that size and bigger on Chatfield and CC.

Here where we live, the “brackish” water can mess up an engine and outdrive. Last year we had to put some $6k into rebuilding the stern and replacing part of the outdrive.

Given the choice, we’d take Colorado lake boating any day over Florida boating on ether our river, the Intracoastal, the Gulf or Atlantic.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'd agree that a 20' isn't too big for here. My 19' Baja is quite comfortable on everything we've dropped it in. Although the draft on a cuddy cabin could be an issue if trying to fish the shallows in some places.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:40 AM
 
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I'd agree that a 20' isn't too big for here. My 19' Baja is quite comfortable on everything we've dropped it in. Although the draft on a cuddy cabin could be an issue if trying to fish the shallows in some places.
We never fished in shallows. In the center of the No Wake area of Chatfield, it was some 36 feet deep where we were fishing.

The draft of our boat is 3 1/2 feet and we have the Depth Alarm set at 4 feet. When the alarm goes off, I immediately raise the drive.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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As you look at Loveland area lakes, don't forget Boyd Lake as another option for boating. It is public, unlike Lake Loveland.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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As you look at Loveland area lakes, don't forget Boyd Lake as another option for boating. It is public, unlike Lake Loveland.
Thank you, we know that.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Wondering, how do the people in Loveland drive in ice and snow conditions? Just took a look at the Denver metro forum and some people are really complaining about how some are driving in ice/snow. We really didn't pay much attention to how people were driving in ice/snow, when we lived in Englewood and Parker. I had to drive from both to just past Coors Field when I worked in Denver. However, I had to be at work at 7AM and left at 3:30PM, so I didn't have the 8AM and 5PM traffic to contend with. And, both of our vehicles had 4-wheel drive and All-Weather tires.

If we do indeed end up moving to Loveland area, we will both be retired, but possibly could take on part-time jobs. We wouldn't be "out and about" in the busy traffic times.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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They drive just fine (2 days of snow this weekend), I spent both days driving around between Wellington and Berthoud with 2 trips to Denver. No accidents. Ft Collins can be worse (more traffic and lots of red lights). But... it is VERY flat in NoCo, so high wind and blowing snow is the more serious challenge. Just get a swing shift job... more daylight time off, more money, no bosses, no traffic problems, and snow is often melted by noon.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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They drive just fine (2 days of snow this weekend), I spent both days driving around between Wellington and Berthoud with 2 trips to Denver. No accidents. Ft Collins can be worse (more traffic and lots of red lights). But... it is VERY flat in NoCo, so high wind and blowing snow is the more serious challenge. Just get a swing shift job... more daylight time off, more money, no bosses, no traffic problems, and snow is often melted by noon.
Great to hear!

Sorry, no swing shift jobs for us.

So, Loveland can get the wind like Cheyenne gets?

How was the Stock Show & Rodeo?
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