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SEGrin posted 09-07-2009 01:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for SEGrin   Send Email to SEGrin  
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?
PeteB88 posted 09-14-2009 05:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
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.
DragnBallz posted 09-17-2009 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for DragnBallz  Send Email to DragnBallz     
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'.
SEGrin posted 09-21-2009 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for SEGrin  Send Email to SEGrin     
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.
Guys like him evoke the question
"If they call it Tourist season, WHY CAN'T WE SHOOT THEM?"

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.

DragnBallz posted 09-21-2009 06:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for DragnBallz  Send Email to DragnBallz     
Do you guys ever go to Barnhart's. There is a great little pirate bar in there.
SEGrin posted 09-22-2009 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for SEGrin  Send Email to SEGrin     
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.
PeteB88 posted 09-23-2009 11:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
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.

SEGrin posted 09-25-2009 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for SEGrin  Send Email to SEGrin     
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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