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Hamlin Lake Labor day
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posted 09-07-2009 01:25 PM ET (US)
There was a classic Outrage 22 on Hamlin Lake, MI this past Sunday, 9/6.
The owner of that boat had a GMC Yukon bought in Troy, MI. Anyone recognize this boat?
posted 09-14-2009 05:17 AM ET (US)
I think I saw it - had a big Bimini up? We were there w/ Outrage 17. A local told me there was a nice OR 22 on the lake so I assumed that was the boat. That's all I know but we had a great time on Hamlin. Go several times/year.
posted 09-17-2009 10:14 PM ET (US)
Must be a visitor there are only about 5 or so whalers that are living on the lake, and none of them are over 17'.
posted 09-21-2009 05:30 PM ET (US)
I'm glad to know it wasn't anyone here. The guy was a total knob. He pulled around people waiting to launch, then screwed around with the wife and kiddies (and the dog) while everyone else waited for him. I launched my Whaler right next to him.
Retrieving, I caught his act from a distance. He managed to get yelled at by a fisherman waiting to retrieve after him.
Kind of a shame - I would have loved to ask him about his boat. After watching his antics, I wouldn't have bothered to tell him if his hair was on fire.
And yes, Hamlin is so amazing even dorks like that can't spoil the day.
posted 09-21-2009 06:53 PM ET (US)
Do you guys ever go to Barnhart's. There is a great little pirate bar in there.
posted 09-22-2009 08:43 PM ET (US)
Barnhart's is unique in that you can tie up in front and eat right out on the deck.
The food is pretty nondescript and the service is hit or miss. Regardless, it's worth a trip at least once a summer.
posted 09-23-2009 11:57 PM ET (US)
ya, we go to Barnhart's every trip and stay almost directly across the lake at our friend's place. We here the honkey tonk music perfect from the shoreline or if we are midnight bassin'. Ellen gets her bait there - Where do you guys launch (or are you on the lake all season)? Isn't there a Outrage 18 on the lift at Barnhart's sometimes? Just west of the gas dock.
I know there are a couple of 15s, one guy on the upper lake with a Classic 13 and Yamaha 40 w/o power tilt, a dude from Chicago on lower lake, east shore with a super nice newer Montauk (classic)another 17 on a lift on N shore of upper lake near the Narrows.
posted 09-25-2009 10:18 PM ET (US)
I have an 18 ft. Ventura which is on the lake every Sunday. I put in at the State Park. It's not an ideal situation - too many campers pull off their sites Sunday by 11:00 and then go park in the ramp parking lot. The boaters can't find parking spaces because they're full of motor homes and campers.
OTOH, boating on the lake Sundays is ideal. The last week tourists are headed home and this weeks tourists are usually not attacking in droves like Saturday crowds.
The next really good ramp is probably Wilson Hill Park. That's quite a hike from my house.
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