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Old 12-31-2005, 12:13 AM
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Anyone know this harbor? do they have a launch ramp? is there a fee? is it user/ powerboat friendly? cant find much on the web about it. I was only about 40 min from Northpoint but have moved to Palatine and looking for a closer ramp to Lake MI.
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At this time of year?!!!!
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I think you have to live in the community to use the facilities. Diversey is you best bet for Lake Michigan. What boat do you have?
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No ramp, a couple transient slips, not many decent size slips in general. Lots of sailboats. There is a fuel dock though. You don't have to live in the nieghboorhood to get a permanent slip, but the wait list is 10-15 years anyways.
It's too bad, it could be a nice harbor if some work was put into it. Diversey would definitely be your best option.
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There used to be a couple of ramps in Evanston and ramps at Wilson ave. And theres fuel around the coner at Montrose
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Thanks guys. MarkSmith I have a 251 checkmate. how is the drive down there (Evanston or Diversey) with my f350 dually and the 30' of trailer?
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Thanks guys. MarkSmith I have a 251 checkmate. how is the drive down there (Evanston or Diversey) with my f350 dually and the 30' of trailer?

It sucks but I did it several times with my 259 Checkmate and a dually. I`ve seen top guns and 41 Apaches put in there and I know they did`nt get air dropped in....
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Speaking of Checkmates, I used to launch my 253 at Diversey.
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Diversey is no problem with that length. I pull my 36 Outlaw down there which is 42 foot on the trailer. Take the Kennedy and get off at California. Go right onto California but stay to the left. About 75 feet up is Diversey. Make a left and follow it straight in.
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