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Old 06-27-2007, 09:30 AM
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Default Lake Erie or Michigan for a boat trip?

Which lake is best for a 3-4 day vaca running a 28'.
City life not needed, just looking for nice Marinas and good water to run in...
Pros and cons of the lakes compared to each other.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:45 AM
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Here's a vote for The Islands on Lake Erie .... Put in at Sandusky ...... hit Kelleys Island , Put in Bay , and Cedar Point , or ???? there is too much to do in the area ... and everything is close by ..... you'll be fine in the 28 .
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Here's a vote for The Islands on Lake Erie .... Put in at Sandusky ...... hit Kelleys Island , Put in Bay , and Cedar Point , or ???? there is too much to do in the area ... and everything is close by ..... you'll be fine in the 28 .
yep, the water is great and all this stuff is within minutes of each other. lots to do out in the Erie islands
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If you hit put-in-bay during the week try docking at the crews nest great club with a great pool. You have to be a member to stay there on the weekends. they monitor 9 and 73
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All of the cool Mich people come to Kelly's and Put-in-bay,, some of the not so cool do also !!!! but , yes,, your 28 will be real good out of Sandusky Bay and the Islands!!! Call LEOPAJM for the best places to visit!!

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Don't forget the Brandy Alexanders across the street from the Casino on Kelley's Island.....
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28 on Lake Erie?

I have only been there once (43 Black Thunder) and I wished I would have had about 10 foot more boat and another 1000HP!
There are many days that a 14' Sea Nymph will do the job and then there are some that would frighten passengers on the Queen Mary. Watch the skies, listen to the weather and have a plan. Beaching your boat if it gets rough isn't a good one- mostly rocks.

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Erie Islands all the way. 28 is fine for 99.9% of the time, trust me.

Cedar Point in Sandusky if you like bad azz roller coasters and any and every kind of bar and reastraunt imaginable on the islands.

If you want some knowlege from the island and bay regulars check out www.islandpirates.net and post away
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Don't forget the Brandy Alexanders across the street from the Casino on Kelley's Island.....


Those are at the Pump but NOW you need to come for the Key Lime Pie drinks at the Captains Corner on the corner by the pump

Oh ya ... another vote for Lake Erie
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