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Eagleman posted 04-21-2005 01:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for Eagleman   Send Email to Eagleman  
Any plans for GLBWCC outings this Summer. We plan on attending the Lake Superior Cruise and the Door County Event. We are also going to St. Ignance,MI the end of July for several days. Hope everyone is well!
Buckda posted 04-21-2005 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Russ -

Sounds like you need to plan one! :)

See you on the water this summer...

banff22 posted 04-21-2005 06:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
I don't know you but I will be in Northern Georgian Bay and the North Channel most of the summer and don't know if can attend an actual event but feel free to simply wave me down.

Peter - 1984 Outrage, 22 feet, 1990 225 Evinrude with a 1990 9.9 Evinrude kicker and that very large "Whaler" on the hull.

banff22 posted 04-21-2005 06:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
Jeez Dave, I really need to learn to type faster. At least now I know his name is Russ. Thanks


home Aside posted 04-22-2005 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
If you haven't already been there You'll like the St. Ignace area......great Whaler Territory, Les Cheneaux Islands, Mackinac Island, and On & On. Very nice Marina facility

Pat Henahan

Royboy posted 04-22-2005 11:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I plan to spend some time up around the St. Ignace area this Summer. Haven't picked the weeks yet, but I want to spend some time exploring Les Cheneaux Islands, and the area in general.

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leapin lunker posted 04-23-2005 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for leapin lunker  Send Email to leapin lunker     
Donna and I will be in the North Channel for our annual two week voyage July 30 through August 13. We wil be in our Chris Craft, but will have a whaler with us too. Port of Calls will be Drummond Island, Gore Bay, Campbell Bay, Baie Fin, Little Current and Kilarney.
dfmcintyre posted 04-24-2005 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Jeff -

Nice to hear from you. Hope everything is good your way.

Gail and I will be _kinda close_ to you the third weekend of July, in Cadillac. Other than heading to Isle Royale at the end of August, we're pretty much open.

An early weekend (arrive Thursday evening, head back Saturday afternoon type of thing) around Burt/Mullet we might be open for.


jeffs22outrage posted 04-25-2005 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Teak Oil (bob) and I have been talking about July 16th and 17th doing something up in the Frankfort / Leeland Area of Lake Michigan.. Anyone Else?
djahncke posted 05-03-2005 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for djahncke  Send Email to djahncke     

I will be at the family cottage on Mullet Lake the last week of July and the first week of August. I'm game for St. Ignance, Les Cheneaux Islands or of course Burt and or Mullet Lake.


Buckda posted 05-04-2005 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I didn't want to volunteer your place, but I've already "charted" a courseline from Mullet lake (Aloha State Park) up to Mackinac, then on to Les Cheneaux, then out to St. Martin Reef and then back. It's about 120 Miles round trip, but I figure that we could do it easily in two days if we left Saturday by noon and returned Sunday morning to get back around 2 PM.

I was thinking dinner on the Island and overnight in Cedarville or Hessel..then the return on Sunday morning while the lake is calm for the run out to the reef.

Of course...I need to get my motor situation squared away...


Royboy posted 05-04-2005 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
It looks like we're going to be on Mullet lake the third week in July, although I'm still trying to find a nice cabin to rent. Have any neihbors that rent, Don?

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banff22 posted 05-04-2005 12:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
On my recent trip to Michigan to see Jeff's Outrage I picked up a MI map so I could understand these places you all talk about. I found Mullet Lake. But are you telling me that you tow what appears to me about a 14-16 hours round trip for a weekend?

Buckda, don't you live in Chicago?


Buckda posted 05-04-2005 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Peter -

In a word, Yes.

I'd typically escape work around 5 on a Friday evening (pack the night before) and then drive the 1.5 hours to pick up the boat (plus get 'nailed' by the time change), so I pick the boat up at around 7:30 local time, and then to get to Mullet takes an additional 4 to 5 hours, so it puts me in around midnight (1 or 2 AM for a run all the way to Cedarville or DeTour in the UP). I'll be up by 9 AM to go out and play, and get the boat back on the trailer by 2 PM on Sunday, which puts me back home (with the time zone change benefitting me) by 10 PM to Midnight at the latest.

Back at work the next morning at 8:30, go to bed early on Monday night.

This summer, I'm working on the north side, but will benefit from "summer hours" - meaning that I can work four 9 hour days and then work 8 till Noon on Friday. That should help, but I work 1 hour *driving time* north of the city, so it adds a bit to that commute. The return trip isn't so bad because I live IN the city and will make up the additional 1.25 hours in the car the following morning.

it's not a boat, it's a passion.

banff22 posted 05-04-2005 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
I've made comments around here of my jealousy & frustration relating to the cost of marine items on your side of the border.

1.5 hours to Southern Georgian Bay / one way
2.5 to Britt in the north. / one way
30 minutes to Lake Ontario / one way
1 hour to my father's house on Lake Simcoe.

Suddenly I'm not quite so jealous anymore.


LHG posted 05-04-2005 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
Only an hour and a half from Georgian Bay? I'm the one that's jealous.
Buckda posted 05-04-2005 02:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Peter -
That's for trips.

To simply USE the boat, it would take about 2 hours from my apartment to get the boat in the water. So I drive about 97 miles every Saturday morning as it is just to use the boat 'locally'.

And LHG is right. 1.5 hours from Georgian Bay? Get there at 7 after work, put a few hours under the hull, camp out near Pte Au Baril Friday night, then go explore northern Georgian Bay on Saturday....and return the whole leg back to the trailer on Sunday. Heck, you could even commute from S. Georgian Bay! I know lots of folks to whose commutes are that long each way.


banff22 posted 05-04-2005 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
Finally I have something to gloat about.

My tentative summer plans are to keep the boat on trailer at 12 Mile Bay (Sans Souci) for the early part. I've already made arrangemnts for it to stay, on trailer, at Wright's in Britt for July and August. Weather permitting in July early August, my goal is to sleep on board at the Bustards every Friday night. Maybe even Killarney.

And actually there are people who have commuted to Toronto from there. Leave the family on board for a few days then head for the office 1-2-3 or 4 days. It's been done. My father did it.


kingfish posted 05-04-2005 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
What we know for sure right now is that we'll be at Neptune Island from about July 20 to about July 28 - love to cross paths with any of you who may be up that way during that time. Killarney is always worth the trip; maybe a meet for fish and chips at the bus? Or Little current, Spanish, the Benjamins, etc. (or Neptune). Let's keep it going...


banff22 posted 05-04-2005 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
The fun part I've realized is it shouldn't be too hard to recognize most everyone going by in the channel.


Teak Oil posted 05-04-2005 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
I like Dave's idea about the Island and then to Hessel or St Ignace. If the weather is bad we still have the "Inland No Wake Zone" as a backup.

First weekend in August would rock, but if John can only do the last weekend in July I would go for that too.

Buckda posted 05-04-2005 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Teak -

We're not talking about the same islands (John and I)

Neptune Island is in the North Channel near the Bay of Islands north of Little Current.

That is a long run (125 miles or so) from Hessel, and in some big water for the return trip if made in the afternoon.

Killarney is further East in the North Channel, really at the very top of Georgian Bay, and is the jumping-off point for the Georgian Bay Small Craft Route for traffic headed South.

I'd love to do a long weekend in Canada and explore McGregor Bay. I know of a nearby island whose owner might let us camp on it if we ask nicely (though the name, Mosquito Island, is not very promising on having a good experience with the nocturnal flying creatures).

My post was exploring the possibility of traversing Michigan's inland waterway from Mullet Lake out into Lake Huron, making the run to Mackinac Island and then up to Hessel or Cedarville in the Les Cheneaux Islands. There is a great island up there (Government Island) that is part of the Hiawatha National Forest and has some great campsites with great views. (No reservations or fees required). Cedarville also has a hotel that is near the water. Then a return trip either retracing the route we came, or if conditions allow, a run 19 miles out into the straits to Spectacle Reef, where the US Army Corps of Engineers achieved another of their great feats in building this lighthouse in the middle of a very unforgiving (especially in the winter) environment. Then a 12 mile run back to Cheboygan and Mullet Lake.


LHG posted 05-04-2005 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
Banff is killing me. I can still taste the Georgian Bay Shrimp downstairs at the Britt Inn.
banff22 posted 05-04-2005 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
Larry, you don't know the half of it. 3 generations of Wright's have good memories of my parents and remember me as that little kid (now 51) The same of Jim & Teri at the Little Britt Inn, fond memories. What I didn't know when I showed up last July in my 15' SSport is Jim and I go back a long way in the sports clothing industry & trade shows. I think Teri was glad to see me leave after 4 days staying at the Inn. Enough said.

Buckda, when I looked at the map I was wondering about your description of going to Mullet Lake then out on the Lake. So there is a channel from Mullet north to the big lake? On my new MI road map it's barely an ink squiggle.


banff22 posted 05-04-2005 09:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
I read more closely after I posted.
What is Michigan's inland waterway?


Royboy posted 05-04-2005 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Michigan's Inland Waterway runs from near Petoskey in the West across Crooked Lake, down the Crooked River (through a small lock) and into Burt Lake. Then across Burt Lake down the Indian River (very scenic, with lots of wildlife) into Mullett Lake. Then across Mullet Lake to the Cheboygan River. Down the Cheboygan, through one more set of locks and then out to Lake Huron. There are a few stopping points along the way for food, gas, etc, and also some motels along the Cheboygan river that include docking with the room rate. Camping is available on both Burt and Mullet Lakes. Mullet Lake State Park even has it's own boat basin. Cheboygan has a nice campground right on Lake Huron. Very nice trip.

From the mouth of the Cheboygan river, it's about five miles out to Bois Blanc Island, and depending on which way the wind is blowing, it looks like small craft could stay in fairly well protected waters all the way to Mackinaw Island, but from there to Hessel is roughly 12 miles that could be dicey depending on the wind direction.

I'd be up for that trip, as long as the seas are 1-3 or less and some nice boater(like Dave)would keep an eye on me. Of course, if the weather won't allow a 130 to make the crossing, I can always trailer to Hessel and run out from there. Not much of trip from Ceboygan to Hessel. I could easily be talked into camping on Government Island for a couple of days and fishing the area.

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Teak Oil posted 05-04-2005 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
Dont worry Roy no man would be left behind. Your 130 probably rides better than my Montauk. I am up for whatever you guys decide. I am the new guy this year so I will sit back and listen
K Albus posted 05-05-2005 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
Here's a link to an excellent website concerning Michigan's Inland Waterway:
banff22 posted 05-05-2005 09:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
Thanks, the Waterway reminds me of our Trent Severn Canal that joins Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. In the Sail Logs/ Trailer Boat logs here you'll find a very good description of a portion of it that Jimh did in 1999.

What is the historical signifcance? i.e. logging, fur trade routes.

I must admit, although I've always known the incredible amount of boating done out of MI, especially considering you're on not one, not two, but three Great Lakes, but I've only recently discovered the large amount of inland lakes from all your discussions here. While searching around for info this morning I found a site that gave a brief listing of the lakes. Brief my a**, I stopped counting.

Has anyone ever calculated how much shoreline there is in the State of Michigan? :)


K Albus posted 05-05-2005 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
We have over 3,200 miles of shoreline just on the Great Lakes. We have more than 11,000 inland lakes. Also, Michigan has shoreline on four of the five Great Lakes - Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie.
Teak Oil posted 05-05-2005 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
More shoreline than the entire Atlantic Seaboard I believe
banff22 posted 05-05-2005 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
Apologies for missing that stretch from Rockwood MI to the State line at Toledo OH on Lake Erie. For some reason I envisioned the State line a little more north, before leaving the river. I find the geography of the State quite amazing actually. I mean, with out that bridge you're not even connected to a large part of it. A real surprise was when researching the Isle Royale trip and I discovered it was in Michigan!

Anyway, I've taken this thread off topic now. Apologies. It was fun though.

Let's get back to where everyone will be Great Lake cruising this summer.


Buckda posted 05-05-2005 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Peter - do a search for "Toledo" on this site - there's another off-topic post about how Michigan's Upper Peninsula (and a wonderful backyard!) was a "consolation prize" for losing Toledo to Ohio. If you look at the southern state line, you'll noticet that the IN and OH borders aren't equal, which doesn't make logical sense until you read about the battle over that thin strip of land (I belive it was called the Toledo Strip).
banff22 posted 05-05-2005 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
Shouldn't we start a new thread in Meta called "banff22's U.S. geography lesson". I'll look up the Toledo story.
Royboy posted 05-05-2005 09:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Yeah, the story goes that back when they were fighting over the State boundary, the Ohio guys were throwing sticks of dynomite across the border at the Michiganders. The Michigan men were lighting them and throwing them back. 8>)

Seriously though, Michigan would be a boating paradise if it weren't locked in ice for so much of the year. The ice should be pretty well gone by July. Hessel is sounding mighty good (Government Island). Where is Neptune Island, John?

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Teak Oil posted 05-05-2005 11:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
Hey those must be the same Ohio guys that founded Ohio State University
kingfish posted 05-06-2005 10:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

Using the satellite photo option on Google Maps < >, you can not only see Neptune Island, but you can see our Parker parked at the end of the dock - I'll see if I can guide you to it.

When you open up Google Maps, you see the entirety of the North American continent; look closely at the Georgian Bay and North Channel area of Lake Huron, and you can see where the Bruce Peninsula, which forms the southwest boundary of the Georgian Bay, sweeps up and almost meets a separate body of land, which is Manitoulin Island. Double click on the Northeast end of Manitoulin Island and increase magnification about 6 stops. You now can pretty clearly see Manitoulin Island and the town of Little Current. Double click on Little Current and increase magnification two more stops. You can now see another separate body of land directly North and East of Manitoulin, and separated by a narrow strait of water, which is the what the town of Little Current is named after; that separate body of land is La Cloche (or Great Cloche) Island. Following an imaginary line going directly North from Little Current, across the West end of La Cloche Island, you will see a 3-sided indentation on the north shore of La Cloche. Double click on the shallow point that is formed where the West edge of that indentation comes up and meets the Northwest shore of La Cloche, then increase magnification 4 more stops and you will be looking at just that shallow Northerly aiming point, and the water of the North Channel directly above it. Now switch to satellite view in the upper roght hand corner of the Google Maps window; Voila!, you're looking at Neptune Island. The satellite photo is a little dark, but you can see a sand bar that drops down slightly below the Southwest end of Neptune Island, and something long and skinny heading Southeast from Neptune just to the East of the sand bar, with a blob of white at the Southeast end of it. Double click on that area and increase magnification to full, and you are looking at our dock coming out into the channel between La Cloche and Neptune from the area where our cabins are (they're there, but hard to pick out on the photo); the white blob at the end of the dock is our Parker.



kingfish posted 05-06-2005 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I forgot I wsn't writing an email - here's the link to Google Maps:
Royboy posted 05-06-2005 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Eureka, I found it! I also see it on my BlueChart now, but in a little less detail than that satellite image, which is nothing short of amazing. That must be quite the boat ride from DeTour! I assume you trailer over there along the coast of Canada?


kingfish posted 05-06-2005 12:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I normally trail to Little Current - it's only 7 or 8 miles out from there. A couple of years ago in a moment (long day actually) of madness I ran all the way there from Cedarville and back - 265 miles in 13 hours. Some of the GLBWCC made that run guided by ringleader LHG (from Drummond Island actually), we spent a couple of days together, then they ran back, on the last North Channel rendezvous I hosted at Neptune. Some others also came out from Little Current on that rendezvous.

It is God's country up there.

Royboy posted 05-06-2005 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Technically, it's all His, but I get your meaning, John. I probably won't make it quite that far this Summer, but who knows?

Dave, did you get that smoke wagon of yours sorted out yet? Any plans to head North prior to the IR trip?

I'm itchin' to make some definate plans to spend some vacation time. Karen and I will very likely be at Mullet Lake the 3rd week of July, but I have two other weeks to burn besides that, and I'd just as soon spend them in my Whaler.

We're also looking at the Elk Lake/Torch Lake chain in June sometime, but nothing final yet.


DWE posted 05-06-2005 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for DWE    

Here’s a link to a nautical chart of the area encompassing Neptune Island, as well:

Teak Oil posted 05-07-2005 12:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
Anyone here going to the Charlevoix Owners Event in August 5-7?
home Aside posted 05-07-2005 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Teak Oil,
I haven't heard about the August Charlevoix event....any other details ?


Royboy posted 05-08-2005 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
No info yet, but the Charlevoix event is listed on the BW website:

I'm guessing the dealer in Harbor Springs or Charlevoix would know something, but there's nothing on their site yet either (


Plotman posted 05-08-2005 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman,-81.932613&spn=0.006974,0.009323&t=k&hl=en
banff22 posted 05-08-2005 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
I couldn't get it to look any near that good when I tried.
banff22 posted 05-08-2005 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for banff22  Send Email to banff22     
I couldn't get it to look any near that good when I tried.
Plotman posted 05-09-2005 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     

Is that some kind of fish-farming operation on the west side of La Cloche?


kingfish posted 05-10-2005 09:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

Yes it is (good eyes, my friend).

And how did you find a url directly to that piece of the satellite photo? My browser url window (for lack of better terminology) only shows the basic url for Google Maps, no matter where I am or whatever level of magnification I'm at.


Royboy posted 05-13-2005 11:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
O.K., it's official. Karen and I will be on Mullet Lake the week of July 16th through the 23rd. We're staying in a rented cabin not far from the mouth of the Cheboygan River. (On the other side of the point from you, Don.) Hopfully, we'll get better weather than we did last year, which was 50's and rainy most of the time. Regardless, it's nice to have some firmed-up plans for some Summer boating.

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djahncke posted 05-14-2005 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for djahncke  Send Email to djahncke     


I'm up on Mullet Lake right now and the weather is rainy and in the 50s. If it like this in May it is bound to warm up by mid July! But this is Michigan so there are no guarantees.


If you want to do the Mullet, Mackinaw, Les Cheneaux and back route earlier in the season like mid to late June we could use my place as a base of operation. Currently the weekends of June 18th and 25th are open.


Royboy posted 05-15-2005 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I'm open for that time frame. We've been talking about staying in Elk Rapids for one of those weeks in June. I'm sure we could break away for a bit of adventure if the weather will allow it.


Plotman posted 05-15-2005 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     

There is a link on the upper right of any google maps page just under the satellite maps toggle. "link to this page". Click it and it opens new window with the URL in the address line.

Buckda posted 05-16-2005 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Don -

Thanks for the offer, and I hope that some folks can do that.

For me, both of those weekends I'll be travelling to (and from) a fishing camp in northern Ontario, so it won't work out for me.



Buckda posted 05-17-2005 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
That Charlevoix official BW sponsored rendezvous is now up on the Whaler site with registration forms and information.

You must register by June 15th.

Who's in???


home Aside posted 05-17-2005 01:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
I'm in but I wasn't able to bring up any registration info, just the dates, said more info to come.


Buckda posted 05-17-2005 02:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     

I was able to click for more information and downloaded a PDF with registration form and description of the event, along with an itinerary, and contact information for local hotels.

When you get to that page, click reload or refresh on your browser and see if there isn't a link under the Charlevoix event that will provide more information.


Royboy posted 05-17-2005 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I'll be there too. For the info, go to and click on the underlined text under the Charlevoix listed event.

Looks like fun. Nice that they have an alternate plan for those with boats under 18', rather than trying to make it out to Beaver Island. Lake Charlevoix is plenty big enough for my 13 footer!


home Aside posted 05-17-2005 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
As it stands now, I'm doing both Kelley's Island Rendzvous and Charlevoix Rendezvous....I'm still adjusting things with my new job assignment for vacation time to make Isle Royal....
This new assignment with Day Shift and weekends off is a heck of a lot easier to take than the last 4 1/2 years on midnights... I'll keep you posted.


home Aside posted 05-17-2005 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Dave & Royboy,
I just read the download for the Charlevoix Owners Event....sounds like they're discriminating against Whaler's under 18' have to be 18' to participate in the crossing to Beaver Island and if your 18' or larger they provide you with dockage for the Event....under 18' have to haul their Whaler's out and park them for the night during the event.....While I don't agree with that policy....I guess I could go along with it....I've been waiting to make the Beaver Island crossing for years, waiting for the right timing and group....I don't know what they can do to prevent me from going.....maybe leave me out in the middle if I break down.......I'm not syaing this from sour grapes, I'm just disappointed


Buckda posted 05-17-2005 05:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Pat -

Nothing to keep you from "tagging along".
That's what I'm going to have to do anyway. There is no way I'll make a 7:00 PM EST captain's meeting on Friday afternoon/night with Chicago traffic and the time change. Plus I'll have to contend with all the Michigan folks running up there to their vacation homes. Anyone who's gone up on a Friday night in the summer knows that those roads are stretched to capacity. I'll be lucky to get there before midnight.

I think you can reserve dockage for your boat anyway at either that the Irish Boat Shop or one of the other marinas that are along that stretch of lake Charlevoix.

Just reserve the space now, so there's no argument. I already e-mailed them for a reservation slip, knowing that I won't be there until late.

I'll have to switch my motor to "whisper mode" when docking that evening.


kingfish posted 05-17-2005 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I've downloaded an entry form and intend to send it in tomorrow along with a check.


Buckda posted 05-17-2005 06:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     

Wonder how many boats they'll have?

Teak Oil posted 05-17-2005 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
I think I will be in too. Dont worry Pat, me and my "Loser" 17 will make the crossing with you as long as the weather is halfway decent.

Maybe we should start a new thread for this


sportroyalwulf posted 05-17-2005 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for sportroyalwulf  Send Email to sportroyalwulf     
I plan on going and will send in my papers. There may be enough rebels with sub 18' rigs to make a crossing on our own (weather permitting).
home Aside posted 05-17-2005 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Of course I'll make the trip across weather permitting too, I'll be downloading the reg paper & sending a check also...Montauks Rule Too!!!!!


Where did you make reservations ? At the Irish Boat Shop ?


home Aside posted 05-17-2005 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Anyone planning on sleeping on their Whaler at Charlevoix ?


Royboy posted 05-17-2005 09:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Looks like all the usual suspects are lining up! My check will go out tomorrow too. I doubt we'll make the Beaver island crossing though, unless of course we're blessed with a very stationary high pressure cell that particular weekend. It would be an hour at WOT for me! Anyway, there is some mighty fine boating in lake Charlevoix and surrounding. Not sure where I want to stay yet, so dockage is up in the air. Will those private marinas allow us to raft small boats? Seems pretty silly to take up a whole slip with a 13 footer. My parents actually live nearby in Elk Rapids, so I can yank Ichthus out and go over there each night, but it might be fun to stay right in town there. Decisions Decisions.


Royboy posted 05-17-2005 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
A very few camp sites are available at Young Sate Park. I booked one just in case. It's right near the boat launch. Although the launch description says it's for 16' or less boats (I guess they discriminate in my favor!) the MRBIS says it's a "one", which is to say it's paved ramp. It's about 10 miles from the town of Charlevoix via the lake.


kingfish posted 05-17-2005 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Dave (Plotman)-

Thanks for the tip about Google Maps.

Dave (Buckda)-

I'd be curious about sign-up numbers too. Charlevoix is a great venue; even Katie is making noises like she may tag along with me. I'm anxious to see if some of the other hard core GLBWCC members will become interested - I hope so!


Buckda posted 05-18-2005 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Pat -

I didn't hear back yet from Irish boat shop re: slippage, so I just went ahead and mailed my registration form today. I figure I'll work it out with them for the slip reservation later this week or next.

I think JimH is considering it as well, so perhaps we'll get more of the "Detroit" contingent up there...Royboy blazed the trail...

I plan to sleep aboard the boat. No sense in paying slip fees AND hotel fees when one will do...but I'll definitely need to bring an alarm. That 7:45 departure is 'really' a 6:45 departure for me, after an 8 hour work day and an 8 hour drive the day before. Yikes.

Roy (and Sportroyalwulf)-

I think you would need a very stable, and stationary high-pressure system indeed. I think your boat could make it, even in choppy seas...but it's a matter of comfort man! (It would be really cool to see a 130 Sport out there on the Island after making the crossing...but I doubt that Whaler as a company would promote the crossing in their newsletter or Website, eh?!)


Royboy posted 05-18-2005 11:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I make it out 10 miles or so on Erie on a fairly regular basis, but 30 miles is another chapter. Anyway, here's what the GLBWCC is looking like for Charlevoix:

Buckda; 18' Outrage
Kingfish; 22' Outrage?
Sportroyalwulf; 150 Sport
Home Aside; 17' Montauk
Teak Oil; 17' Montauk
Royboy; 13 Sport

Did I miss anybody? Should we start a new thread for this?

Christinee posted 05-21-2005 08:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Christinee  Send Email to Christinee     
Re: Mullett Lake-Cheboygan-Mackinaw
Don are you up at Mullett the weekend of the July 22nd?
Jim and I have off the 21st -24th and have been talking about
this trip. Could we bump into Russ and Paula and anyone else
this time frame?
Chris (and JimH)

Royboy posted 05-21-2005 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Karen and I will be there 7/16/ through 7/23, on Mullet up near the DNR launch on the North end of the lake, West shore. Sort of around the point from Don's place. 13 footer with a red top and two happy fisherpersons celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss! Wish it were coming up sooner.


djahncke posted 05-22-2005 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for djahncke  Send Email to djahncke     

Yes, I will be at Mullett at that time. That is the start of our annual two-week family reunion. I would love to join in with any gathering in the area. Perhaps my siblings would even be amiable to have a bunch of Whalerites over for a Saturday night dinner? Next time I talk with my brother and sister I will sound them out.


Christinee posted 05-24-2005 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Christinee  Send Email to Christinee     
Thanks for your location Roy,if we make it up we'll look you up for
sure. We've missed all the Mullet rendevous at Don's place so far-and
those are my favorite inland lakes! I was trying to stir the pot for a
new rendevous date. September can also be glorious up there and
is a possibility. I see the intrepid Gambler can't wait and is headed up to Cheboygan for Memoral Day - too chilly for me this weekend! We'll
stay in touch Don.
Buckda posted 05-24-2005 06:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Christinee -

I can also be talked into multiple return trips to this great area. A fall color tour would be very nice up there, I think.

I'll keep my ears open for that weekend in July, but I'll also be in Northern Michigan for the Charlevoix rendezvous the very next weekend, and then in Isle Royale in August/September. (By the way..I think you and JimH should make plans to attend Isle Royale - Scheduling be damned!!)



Royboy posted 05-24-2005 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Dave, there's a weekend between the weekend of 7/22 and 8/6. Just enough time to go home, cut the grass, buy some replacements, and head back up North! I guess I'd better work pretty hard those two weeks I'm back at work between our Mullet Lake vacation and the Charlevoix event, since I plan to stay on for a week after it's over. Maybe get up to Government Island, or over to Drumand.


djahncke posted 05-24-2005 11:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for djahncke  Send Email to djahncke     

Since the title of this thread is "GLBWCC Summer Cruises" I'm not sure that this is the place to discuss a September rendezvous as some have suggested.

Now I feel the idea of a September or even October rendezvous on Mullett is a fine idea. So, I will start another thread to discuss such a trip.


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