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Old 09-04-2002, 10:03 PM
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Looks as though we'll only be there on Sun. in the teal/pink squiggeled graphics covered Powerquest.You guys can look for the big 3 year old throttleguy.Can't miss him.As far as what goes on at Hardy...I can't say I've seen anything too un-family like in the last few years(missed last year because of weather).Always had a good time checking the boats and not much else...maybe I just missed the good stuff(?)Hope to see alot of ya's on Sun.
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I will still probably come but my boat most likely won't be done---I'll still bring it up for kicks. It would be nice to meet some of you guys, Wette Vette, 35lighting, etc, etc.

Thanks Dick, glad yours is running well. It'll be nice seeing you again---especially with your boat!

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well the nws is calling for sea's less than 2' looks like its Ludington for SuperV and I....as far as the Crack about Family Boating goes...its all a matter of opinion.....it gets a little on the drunk side for me but what ever!Dont get me wrong I have gone many times and have a great time, but that was before my daughter was born. There will be alot of great boats and great people there so have fun and be careful!!!!!
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Can someone give me some info on where Hardy is located??


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How far north of Grand Rapids?? Also what class of boats?

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29Scarab/Shawn,

The Brower State Park exit (Exit #131) is roughly 42 miles or so north of Grand Rapids.

Waterfoul, has given excellent directions in an earlier post within this thread. You can also use your computer to find a map and print it out. Hope you can make it. I will be leaving from here (Hudsonville) which is just outside of the Southwest corner of Grand Rapids if anyone wants to link up right around 8AM Eastern time. I'd be willing to leave a little sooner if anyone wants to link up sooner. There are some road construction areas in downtown Grand Rapids with DETOURS for conecting I-196 to U.S 131. However the DETOURS are like 3 miles BEFORE you even run into the road construction which can make it VERY CONFUSING and strung out if you don't catch things just right --- you could very easily miss it---I miss it about 40% of the time and I'm always going down there. Not that you guys can't figure it out, but If you want to link up, I can make life a little easier for you by getting you through that construction/DETOUR stuff because if you miss it you're going to spend some time trying to get those rigs turned around which may cause even more confusion. I live in Hudsonville---Hudsonville is right on I-196 as you are heading (North/Northeast) into Grand Rapids from South Haven, Saugatuck, Holland. If any of you are coming from that direction and want to link up I'd be happy to wait until about 8:30 at the latest, but actually, the sooner---the better!

If any of you are coming straight up on U.S. 131 and going through Grand Rapids should be fine, but there is some MAJOR hwy construction going on, but no strung out DETOURS that I know of. However, things can get a little tight with those orange traffic barrels everywhere. You will run into this just South of Grand Rapids.

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What kind of boats will be racing? Offshore boats,????

Outboards?
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I have seen several drag boats up there---they look like surf boards with a BIG ENGINE strapped to on! Sometimes I wonder how those things even float!

Also, they have pickle fork boats with out boards, even a few Formula One racing boats, jet boats, offshore cats like Skaters, Ocean Express, etc. All kinds of deep V offshore boats from 24' up to 42'. Everything from mild to WILD ends up showing up there. That's why it's called the Hardy Hot Boat weekend----just about anything goes and you never know what kinds of boats are going to show up!
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I take it that this is happening this weekend??

It sounds like a pretty good ride from where I am. I wonder if it would be to my advantage to go the night before??

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I'll be there, but not untill later after 3:00, my uncle Wilfred Berg died on monday ,he was a big part of Muskegon's art history as he painted many pictures of land marks around here in the 30's and 40's Also painted a mural in the Hackly Childrens library so we've got the momorial to go to. How far down from sandy beach is Brower Park.
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KAAMA, I will take you up on your offer to lead us through the detours. We are leaving LaPorte at 5:30 Indiana time. I know it is a 1.5 hour drive to Holland so we could be near your neck at around 8:30 Michigan time. Send me your phone or cell # and I will give you a call when we are getting close. Thanks, Craig.
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