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Old 07-24-2002, 08:46 AM
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I'd be interested too Candyman. A run up to St Joseph MI would be cool. but a a river run would be a lot closer for the Chicago guys.

This weekend is out. Maybe in 2 weeks?

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Candyman,
We would be interested. We are out of Withrop Harbor. If you guys want to run up this way we can meet you somewhere. ActiveThunderTodd has a good point about the raft up area. We go there and it is pretty nice. There is a resturant at the harbor at Racine and they usually have several slips open for guests. If there isn't enough slips there you can go around to the south side of the harbor by the city boat launch and there is a long pier you can tie up to and you could raft a couple boats off of each there.

ActiveThunderTodd, you two interested in joining? It was nice talking with you two at the OSO outing last fall. I heard the fountain with the paint job was done by the owner, he actually does custom painting on boats.

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I'd be up for it in a couple of weeks too! Usually go to Winthrop Harbor to launch.
Definitely going to make it to the air show- probably Friday though to avoid the traffic

I'd love to get some of you guys over to the Mississippi- it's not that far to Dubuque for most of you- nice change of scenery!
Used to see a lot of Chicago performance folks out of Savanna, IL too. A fall run on the Miss is a beautiful ride!
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Old 07-24-2002, 09:32 AM
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A run to St. Joe or Michigan City wouldn't be bad.
Michigan City has that wall next to the yacht club where we can tie up and either go to the yacht club or Matey's. I'm not sure of dockage in St. Joe.
If we did St. Joe we can maybe get some of the Michigan guys to come down.

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I'd be in for a fun run but the conditions need to be right for my little 24 footer. Last time I was on the big lake I stayed in the Chicago river to long that day and the wind changed on me. I came out of the locks to be greeted by 6-8 footers. I stuffed the bow twice and really thought I wasn't going to make it back to the trailer. Didn't help any that it was dark too.

I'll keep an eye on this thread and see if we can all hook up--weather permitting of course!!!!

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I'm in. Lake MI works for me
I can launch at Winthrop or Alsip. It's the same distance on the trailer from my house. Should we plan for the weekend of the Aug 10,11?
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When is the Air show?
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Chicago Air and Water show is Aug 17,18 & 19

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My Coast Guard Festival plans just fell apart.
Anybody want to hook up Aug 4 or 5?
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We could try for two runs. Maybe we could run up to St. Joe or further depending on the water and grab a late lunch at Michigan City on the way home. The wall would be a safe place to tie up. Instead of making a lake crossing run the shoreline and put on a show for the beach goers.
Any of you Michigan guys Know of a good place we could all meet up for lunch that would have room for a bunch of boats? New Buffalo or St. Joe?

I would also like to do a run up North. The break wall at Racine sounds like a nice place to gather.

RV,
Does the city launch allow boats to tie up there for a while?


Open weekends for me are
July 27, 28
August 3,4
August 10,11

I plan to be at the Air show on the 16th. I could be persuaded to run somewhere on the 17 or 18.

Keep the ideas coming.
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