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Old 06-09-2005, 10:04 PM
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Decided on Lake Michigan instead of Lake Erie for Friday. Will launch in Michigan City and take a ride to Chicago. Anyine have some inputs on Marinas or Launches in MI City?
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:15 PM
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Post this on the Chicago Power Boat Forum, we go to MI city all the time, but I don't launch there. If you are in a hurry, PM a bunch of the guys you see posting in that forum from Indiana.
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The only place you can launch your boat is trail creek marina. It is off Michigan BLVD (highway 29) right across from the blue chip casino. I do all my boating in MC, I launch my 28' Nordic their all the time. I think I remember seeing somewhere you have a 46' Cig, that might be challenging to launch their, the piers are kind of short. Hope this helps.
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By the way, it is 32 miles straight across the lake from MC to Chi-town.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:29 PM
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I'll post on Chi Boat Club forum and maybe go further west. Short piers would be a bit difficult. It's just the wife and me. Thanks for the input.
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The best ramp you could launch in my opinion would be hammond marine. The ramps their are awesome, very long you should not have any problems their.
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I was just looking at that on my MapSource. Thanks. I'll check it out.
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Where do you usually boat, we have a lot of members in CPC from IN. You would probably like the club, it is made up of a lot of couples so your wife would have a good time to. Are you available June 25th, we are having a fun run and steak fry afterwards
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We'll go ANYWHERE! Usually Lake Erie, Lake Michigan. We just recently got back from Pickwick TN.Met some of Majic Float's admirer's. Stayed there on the boat at the Marina for an entire week Wife and I just got back from an awesome day on Lake Michigan. We launched in New Buffalo which is just under an hour from our lake house. We took a run to Chicago. The water was like glass and towards the end of the day the wind died down to nothing. Got back on the trailer just in time for a quick thunderstorm in New Buffalo. If the calendar's open on that day I'll be there. Probably take the same route I took today. The wife's really enjoying the big waters. If it looks like I can make it I'll let you know. I lived in Homewood and Crete all my life before I got married and may even know some of the boaters in the club. Thanks for the invite.
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I'll be in Chicago Saturday!!!
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