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Camp Bob

Extravaganza Hole Drilling

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Camp Bob

The JC's are putting together the annual hole drilling team for the big Extravaganza. If you would be interested in drilling about 300 holes on the 23rd with augers provided and receive a free ticket. Limited to 80 people and you must be pre-registered to be included.

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RylFlsh85

So the ice must be coming along and will be thick enough to have it as it looks right now then right?

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Camp Bob

Everything is coming along fine, in fact, we will be grooming the entire site tomorrow to pack the snow further and get the rest of the slush spots froze up. Should be in great shape by the 24th!

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shakojdub1425

Hey camp bob is were they are packing all the slush down tommorow at hole in the day bay? Because we are heading up there really early tommorow morn. Thanks

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mole

What time do you have to be there to start drilling?

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Shack

I would be up for it and maybe another guy also! smile

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storm_rider_1

I could help out drilling, how do we sign up?

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Camp Bob

Sorry guys, I'm off line on weekends. Hole drilling will start at 10:30am on the 23rd. Strikemaster provides the augers, JC's provide a hot catered lunch.

We groomed the entire site this past Saturday and surprisingly, everything looks real good. Only one small slush pocket and it should freeze up good now.

To volunteer for hole drilling, please e-mail [email protected] Then I can send all the details and add you to the list. We only have room for 80 people and usually turn folks away. A free ticket is in high demand. Typically takes 3 hours plus the lunch break. It is cool to say that you helped drill 20,000 holes!

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landscaper

how many people does/ do you take to drill the holes....??

Also what or how did you groom it?? WHat you mean by groomed it?

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Camp Bob

We take 80 hole drilling volunteers, have 60 augers so some pair up on an auger. Basically, each auger drills approx 300 holes with some drilling more. It is not a time for someone who has no experience with an ice auger, we drill hard and fast.

The area was groomed with weighted chainlink drags behind snowmobiles and a snowbear from Nisswa Marine. Pretty much every foot of the 250 acres site was covered. The snow was packed down enough that you could walk in shoes and not sink down much. Also, with the cold we have coming, it should set up even harder. The goal was to create a layer on top of the ice that would be hard enough to eliminate slush from flooding problems inside the contest area. I think the mission was accomplished and the conditions will be great for the Extravaganza.

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landscaper

good to hear! cant wait for the big day!!

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beef

Bob,

If you get a chance drop me a call on my cell. I will have my cell on all day today. Cell # is in my signature..

Thanks,

Beef

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