Course Surveyors - Upper Midwest

jhughesjhughes Posts: 656 Crazy Baller
Anybody know somebody that could survey an 8-ball overlap course in the midwest region? Approximate cost? Please PM me.

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  • 94009400 Posts: 553 Solid Baller
    A lot of things could affect that, single drop versus crossline, depth, shore access. Where I'm at you could be looking at anywhere from $1500 to $3000 or if I was regularly skiing with you ....nothing. Feel free to message me with any questions.
  • A_BA_B Posts: 3,770 Mega Baller
    beer and ski rides don't get the job done anymore?
  • klindyklindy Posts: 1,912 Mega Baller
    @A_B Sure...why not?
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 656 Crazy Baller
    Single drop, decent shore access all around.
  • mwetskiermwetskier Posts: 1,197 Crazy Baller
    does it freeze solid in the winter? if so just survey it on the ice which shouldn't cost more than about $500 and then chainsaw your holes and drop in your weights. theres articles on the internet explaining the process and 4 guys can easily put in a course in 6 hours or so
    .
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 270 Crazy Baller
    @jhughes I imagine there is a TC in your area. As @klindy mentioned, beer and food might get the job done.
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 536 Crazy Baller
    Beer and ski rides? I'm in. Do I need bring anything more than ski equipment, a coozie, and a 25' tape measure?
    jayski
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 1,861 Mega Baller
    @DaveD, I think you need at least a 100 meter tape. I bought one at Harbor Freight that was quite inexpensive.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 1,912 Mega Baller
    @jhughes is this a new course installation or just verifying/adjusting what’s already installed?
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 656 Crazy Baller
    Converting a 6 to an 8, basically.
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,288 Historical Baller
    Go to: http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/offdirectory.asp
    And select AWS and Technical Controller for Midwest. There are 10 in the Midwest.
    Most/all of them have the needed skills and instruments, and may be reasonable cost
    compared with a survey company.
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,288 Historical Baller
    I have done a good bit of work with 8-buoy courses. Most recently at Kris LaPoint's in
    Florida, and before that at Dave Goode's place near Salt Lake City. Best if you can extend
    the course in just one direction, and retain all the original 6-buoy
  • A_BA_B Posts: 3,770 Mega Baller
    One of the MI Tech guys helped my friend get his course surveyed into shape.
    We all know one another, so I doubt there was much $ exchanged, if any.
    bdougherty
  • bassfooterbassfooter Posts: 131 Baller
    @A_B as a Southern California baller who's been on the west coast since graduating from Michigan Tech some 34 years ago (ahem), I cannot believe someone mentioned my alma mater on Ball of Spray. No water ski team, for some reason. Broomball. And hockey.
    DaveDbraindamageBrennanKMN
  • A_BA_B Posts: 3,770 Mega Baller
    Sorry for the reference. MI Technical Controllers. One of them who lives on a lake just north of the Ohio line has helped out some other folks. Not sure how far he will travel for beer!
  • bassfooterbassfooter Posts: 131 Baller
    @A_B Doh! Silly me. No apology necessary - totally my fault.
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 270 Crazy Baller
    @bassfooter I'll throw in some support for Michigan Tech. My nephew is a graduate of MT a couple years ago. He loved that school. I thought he was nuts wanting to live in that climate, but he was very happy there. But no waterski team I understand.
  • braindamagebraindamage Posts: 44 Baller
    MTU-my alma matter, class of '91 We used to ski the portage in the fall but it was short and chilly.

    No waterski team but downhill and CC skiing were big. Oh yeah, and hockey...and broomball...and beer...and cold...and snow...
  • bassfooterbassfooter Posts: 131 Baller
    @John Brooks @braindamage Summers at Tech are sweet and short. This year, I think summer fell on a Wednesday.

    I got a ski ride on the Portage one time while a student up there, cruised right under the lift bridge. Also, Twin Lakes south of town -- with a wood-fired sauna at the water's edge to warm up!

    And yes. Drinking. Lots and lots of drinking.
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 536 Crazy Baller
    Thinking back to all the civil engineering students at Tech surveying campus when I was there, you would think at least one alum would be a TC. Then again, it seems like a large percentage of Tech Grads are so emotionally scarred from the weather up there they move someplace warm after they graduate.
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