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Old 08-28-2006, 05:56 PM
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More pics please...I wanna convince some more Chi-town boys to make this run. How far is the campground from the party-cove area? Or are they one and the same? How sandy is that beach...as in...do I really want to risk beaching a red hull on it?
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:04 PM
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We will be up and camping early Friday and hopefully will have the boat in tow.
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Sounds like we are gonna be in. No boating this weekend due to crap weather, and I've got a full tank of gas to burn! Andy, Keith and Todd, we gotta hook up. Phone tag this weekend Keith...you're it. Andy, sorry we didn't make it to Boaters, Michelle was all over me calling me a wimp...I just didn't trust that sky.

I pulled out after 2 hours, burned about $50 in gas out running the rain form New Buffula. Mike I will get you a camp site next to mine will talk details later. Hardy runs about 18 miles of river to boat on. The camp ground is about 10 miles or so from the cove and the sand bar is about 8 miles in the opposite direction.
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Hi Gang, If I wanted to bring my 42ft Fountain could I do the run??? could I launch and run the river safely???? Also if I didn't want to camp is there a Hotel that I could get to??? I think we might be able to round up a boat or 2 more but we need to know more info. Is there a web site of something to look at??? we would bring a 33 Scrarab, and a 42ft Tiger but would these boats be too big???? this sounds like fun but I need to tt to someone who has done this b/4....BZ

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Hi Gang, If I wanted to bring my 42ft Fountain could I do the run??? could I launch and run the river safely???? Also if I didn't want to camp is there a Hotel that I could get to??? I think we might be able to round up a boat or 2 more but we need to know more info. Is there a web site of something to look at??? we would bring a 33 Scrarab, and a 42ft Tiger but would these boats be too big???? this sounds like fun but I need to tt to someone who has done this b/4....BZ

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There are a couple nice hotels about 10 miles north in a town called Big Rapids, pretty cool Northern MI college town. BR has most anything you would need. There is not really a run just a big party. I saw a 38 Top Gun, 39 Velocity, 35 Nordic and a couple big Black Thunders launch at brower park. You will be fine running the river. The second half is a little tricky but I you follow me I can show you the ropes, if you can go that slow. Just follow the high bank and watch your depth sounder. The main half of the river is nice and big, not much to worry about very deep, clear etc. If you want to know more I 'll PM you my number and give you the skinnny.

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Hi Gang, If I wanted to bring my 42ft Fountain could I do the run??? could I launch and run the river safely???? Also if I didn't want to camp is there a Hotel that I could get to??? I think we might be able to round up a boat or 2 more but we need to know more info. Is there a web site of something to look at??? we would bring a 33 Scrarab, and a 42ft Tiger but would these boats be too big???? this sounds like fun but I need to tt to someone who has done this b/4....BZ

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like magic said hotels are about 10 miles north in big rapids, ez drive. we had our top gun up there last weekend. just be sure to follow someone on the upper river. the lower half is big. lots of water there. and sandy beaches.
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You'd have to be ready to run out of town at about 3 in the afternoon on Friday to travel with me...I'm camping for sure.
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Hi Gang, If I wanted to bring my 42ft Fountain could I do the run??? could I launch and run the river safely???? Also if I didn't want to camp is there a Hotel that I could get to??? I think we might be able to round up a boat or 2 more but we need to know more info. Is there a web site of something to look at??? we would bring a 33 Scrarab, and a 42ft Tiger but would these boats be too big???? this sounds like fun but I need to tt to someone who has done this b/4....BZ

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Bob, A few years ago I saw a what was a 42' Fountain with tripples launch out of Brower Park. Also, last year there was a 39' Velocity, 40' Hustler, and a 43' Black Thunder there so, there shouldn't be any problem. This thing sounds like it's going to be really BIG this year. It seems to grow a little bit each year. Would be nice to see some representation of the Chi-town gang up there! Try and get Frank/10X to come----he's good at rallying the troops.
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I'm thinking of caravaning up Friday with whomever is going (AO31,sommerfliesby,BobZ, etc). I'm pretty flexible with time so whatever works is fine with me morning, noon or 3PM, I very flexible. I'm most likely going to peel off an hour or so into Michigan and stay Friday night in Saugatuck at my buddy and his wife's house. Then, I was thinking of traveling up Saturday morning maybe follow Kaama.

Mark, what time would you be hitting the road Saturday morning? Are you returning Saturday night or camping?
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kamma mark. i meet dave wesseldyk saturday. he said he is going to bring his drag boat up to hardy.
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