This is another let of our river run on the Illinois RIver which I now realize that I had the motor too high which made the boat porpose up and down constantly. However my daughter said she liked it that way.
Boats passing on the river
Passing a boat going the other way on the Illinois River.
My Dinghy Porposing along...
My dinghy porposing along I believe because I had the motor set too high. I'm guessing that now but on the river I didn't think to lower it to push the bow down lower to the water. It might have also helped me launch on plane a little better as well.
Capturing a speeding Cuddy cabin go by
Capturing a Cuddy cabin go speeding by. We were about a mile from the Big Basin Illinois River bridge.
Zooming along on the Illinois River in our Dinghy
Zooming along in our dinghy on the Illinois River. It seems like we're going really fast but keep in mind it's a 150 lb boat, a 9.9 hp motor, and two or rather 1.3 people in it. We're really hauling though aren't we?
A bumpy angled ride in the Dinghy
I'm not certain that I knew the camera was recording. It's somewhat viewable. Just don't watch it too many times. You may get seasick.
Coming up to the I-55 Bridge on Illinois River
Cruising along about to go under the I-55 River Bridge. This is just before it was about to rain. We decided to go as far as we planned on to make the trip complete but then got rained on while we were on our way back.
Serious Jet or Hydroplane boat wizzing past
We had seen this boat take off in the opposite direction a minute earlier. Then I had just gotten the camera going without noticing that it was all zoomed in. So when he passed it was hard to get it into view.
Old GO Fast boat speeding by on the Illinois River
Here's an old go fast boat on the river barely in the water as it passed me.
Watching a boat pulling a tube and crossing his wake
We were watching a larger boat come past us and pull some kids in a tube. The next thing is we had to cross his wake. Since he had been whipping back and forth, his wake was all over the place.