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Letter to Fellow Passengers

I like to send out a letter similar to this to everyone so we are all on the same page from day 1 and I don’t forget to tell someone something important. Check in time for the Mirage is 3:00PM. … Continue reading

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How to Get HUGE Savings on a Houseboat Rental

As I’ve mentioned before, we prefer Antlers Resort & Marina and have used them for YEARS!  Several years ago they started sending out emails around Thanksgiving offering “Cyber Savings” if you pay for your reservation in full before December 1st.  … Continue reading

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How Much Does it Cost???

We always try to go during the “late summer” season in August.  This is a HUGE savings for us – using the Ultimate Cruiser as an example, it’s $5902 in “peak summer” and only $4404 in “late summer”.  We also … Continue reading

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What I Bring to Wear

Here’s my pile of “stuff”.  I am bringing: 4 swimsuits 1 pair of boardshorts 3 swimsuit coverups 1 outfit for traveling home in – shorts & tank top water shoes for hiking the waterfall or walking on shore flip flops … Continue reading

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What We Drink

   We drink lots of WATER!  We bring enough bottled water for everyone to have 5-6 a day.  I bring packets of mix-ins and we use the water to make our cocktails too 🙂  Costco has by far the best … Continue reading

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Links to Maps, Fishing Reports, Water Level Reports

Large Map of whole lake – http://shastalake.org/shastalake.org/Big_map.html Marina List/Spreadsheet – http://www.shastalake.com/boatrentals/ Water Levels – http://www.shastalake.com/m/page_41.html Fishing Reports – http://www.fishhound.com/fishing-reports/lake-shasta-ca http://www.westernbass.com/ncalifornia/reports/view.html?id=2

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Miscellaneous Thoughts

For women/girls – bring several styles of swimsuit tops.  A week in a halter top can wreak havoc on your neck!  Try for strapless or a regular tank top style. Bring a couple different styles of sunglasses.  The backs of … Continue reading

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First Aid Kit/Medicines

I always bring a tackle box full of first aid supplies.  Nothing out of the ordinary, just your typical items: all sizes and types band aids ice packs tweezers aloe vera or Solarcaine for sunburns rubbing alcohol or antispectic wipes … Continue reading

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A Few More Things to Bring

I forgot about some of the other little essentials you will not want to forget – Toilet paper is provided – I don’t think we’ve ever had a problem running out Bring with you: EAR PLUGS Paper Towels and dinner … Continue reading

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Houseboat Recipes

A trip favorite – “Pelly Burgers” named after a family friend – Teriyaki Chicken topped with Swiss Cheese and Grilled Pineapple – YUM! Shrimp, Keilbasa, Zucchini, Peppers, Onion, Canned Potatoes, Asparagus.  Wrapped in foil and BBQ’d for 15 minutes. We’re … Continue reading

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