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Old 05-13-2005, 12:08 AM
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you should go to grand haven a couple of days early. smoke on the water poker run is on july 9th. 100+ of the best boats in the country. and we will be having a beech party sunday after the run 6 miles south of the grand haven pier. and i always leave my truck at that city ramp with no problems. plus thats what insurance is for.
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I may be able to make that happen. Any rec's on marina's to book for July 9/10? Thanks.
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you should go to grand haven a couple of days early. smoke on the water poker run is on july 9th. 100+ of the best boats in the country. and we will be having a beech party sunday after the run 6 miles south of the grand haven pier. and i always leave my truck at that city ramp with no problems. plus thats what insurance is for.
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I just got back from the Ozarks sorry i dint respond sooner


Duken I PMd you

You can leave your rig at the municipal launch area up on the area near the bathrooms

wouldn't be a bad idea to call the municipal marina and let Rich (manager) Know that it will be there all week

It is safe there many people do the same in the summer

as far as slips go we have control of the entire Municipal marina for the Smoke On The Water Poker Run on the 8th and 9th

You should enter the event and come play with us

let me know if there is more i can do to help

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If your going to launch for your trip to the TC area I'd trailer alot further north gas will be way over $2 on the water. I'd pull right to TC and boat from there. Grelickville has a good ramp with fenced parking.... I leave my truck and trailer in ElkRapids for 2 weeks at a time never had a issue.
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I never tought about the "overflow" parking area! Good call Boatme... as usual you are smarter than I am... You can park there dukenrock, no issues.
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Dyno,

I would guess it is about the boat trip not just the destination
(just my guess)

Some guys like to take the trip and stop at all the great places along the way

That is why they call it a boat TRIP
not a boat Drop in and sit
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Now if it were ME, and it's not, but since we're getting hypothetical here... I'd put in at Northport... ramp is in the marina right in town, nice facilities, clean water, etc... and go to all points from there. Charlevoix, Beaver Island, harbor Springs, Elk Rapids, TC, Leland, etc.... all are within an hour or two by boat.

Oh, and the bakery just around the corner from the marina has THE BEST cinamin twists in the morning.... you can often smell them from the docks... talk about advertising!!!! Mmmmmm....
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As it turns our Dukenrock, I'll probably be in the TC area the same weekend you are up there... my parents have a cottage on Glen Lake, just west of TC. I'm layed off the first two weeks of July every year, and normally spend most of that time up there fishing and "stuff."
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Dyno,

I would guess it is about the boat trip not just the destination
(just my guess)

Some guys like to take the trip and stop at all the great places along the way

That is why they call it a boat TRIP
not a boat Drop in and sit
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Dukenrock and I have been talking about his vacation for months by PM If he wants to boat in the "North country" like he and I have talked about his time is way better spent further north (IMHO) he is traveling with a group and only one boat "I believe" and It would suck if he got stuck in Ludington or another port with bad weather and have to call for a pull just to get up to T.C.
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Don

why would it suck ?? Ludington is a cool place to get stuck or many other ports along the way as well

that is half the fun

all i am saying is the trip can be as much an adventure as the destination

I know you like to get there and put the boat in but some times the travel by boat to the destination can be just as much fun

I have done both
i have towed to TC and I have taken the lake Michigan route by water both have advantages

But if he is from out of town and doesn't boat here much i would think he would enjoy all the ports to stop at on the way (just my .02)
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