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Old 08-12-2011   #1
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Best launch time Brown's & Numbers

Funny what time does to your memory... although I used to guide down there not too long ago I can't remember when in hell all the commercials typically put-in for Brown's or Numbers. Anyone know the time frames commercials are restricted to? I remember how fun it was to guide rubber to rubber on Brown's but I really don't need share the shit show with my friends.

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Old 08-12-2011   #2
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earlier is usually better

most companies first trip gets to the put-in around 9:30 and then they're staggered all day with 1:30 probably being the most hectic - 3:00 pm is about as late as most will launch

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Old 08-13-2011   #3
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You don't have to worry about commercial crowds on Numbers, just a random boat or two.....

For Browns it's best to launch before 9, between 1030 and 1130, or after least to avoid the most commecial traffic.
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Old 08-13-2011   #4
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At 648, I'd say the best time to launch would be next June You can still get some fun out of numbers and gorge in a pboat, though...
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No, rafting rubber to rubber is not fun at all and causes all sorts of problems.

Numbers launch is crowded from about 9:00 to 11:00, and then again at round 1:00. Last commercial launch is 2:00. Browns is mostly hectic all the time, but they lull is typically from noon to 1:30 or so with last launch supposedly at 3:45, though there's not a lot of commercial traffic after 3:00.
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could someone else please reiterate the same exact info? thanks!

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