So where do you boat?

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So where do you boat?

Post by Big Block Power » Fri May 13, 2016 9:06 am

Well I'm lucky here as I have hundreds of miles that connect each other one way or another to boat on. Wish it was crystal clean water but it's not. But it's water so I'm good.

I boat on Lake Butte Des Morts and Lake Winnebago chain here in Oshkosh Wi.90% of the time.
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Post by jhnmdahl » Fri May 13, 2016 11:23 am

Tons of lakes here in Minnesota as well, but we are maybe five miles from Lake Minnetonka, so do most of our boating there. We enjoyed the St. Croix/Mississippi, and will probably take at least a couple trips to northern Minnesota lakes this year as well.

Minnetonka's the biggest lake on our radar, so the 210 we have seems like a perfect fit for the two of us given that we end up towing it around to check out different places. That, and my wifes really wanted a captain's seat, which rules out the 200, 220, etc..

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Re: So where do you boat?

Post by Big Block Power » Fri May 13, 2016 11:50 am

John your wife is the same as mine. She didn't want to sit backwards. Which rules out a tow boat for us. So going to be keeping this for awhile. I'm not a big fan of the flip backrest.
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Post by liquid » Mon May 16, 2016 11:19 pm

That's interesting. My wife would rather be sitting in the bow getting sun and has zero interest in navigating anywhere. Part of my search was focused on the wraparound seating to eliminate the other Captain's chair. I actually really like the flip seat. The post 2012 220's would be my next target for this purpose.

We boat in the Finger Lakes in Western New York. Canandaiguia is home base but I can also drop in on Ontario as it's 15 minutes from home - Just have to get out of the sludge from the Genesee river.

Rented a place on Keuka in June just to have a full week to explore another lake that's under an hour away. within 2 hours there's Conesus, Cayuga, Seneca, Skenateleas. That's part of the reason i opted for a smaller boat - so I can cut out of work and drop in a number of lakes when the weather and mood suit me.

Sidenote - My father grew up in Neenah. Are you native or transplant?
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Post by Big Block Power » Tue May 17, 2016 6:10 am

That's too funny. I was born in Appleton but have lived here for over 30 years. We have too many kids fit her to sit in the bow. Believe me she didn't help with any navigating. She just prefers that captains chair and to sit facing forward unless the kids are skiing or tubing. I see her point she just wants to see where we are headed. It just kills my options on a tow boat. But as the kids start going away and come with us less she will sit in the bow a bit more. I normally only have to go 20 minutes to the lake. Yes options to go hours away but I can't see doing that for a day trip.
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Post by mattzkatz » Sun May 22, 2016 1:37 pm

Currently going to boat at Brookville Lake (western part of IN) last year boated on Lake Monroe. Have a couple smaller lakes that are within 30-45 min of the house that we'll prolly hit next year if we don't do a slip again.
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Post by Skiingstrongman » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:54 am

Currently my main boat of use is in somebody else's driveway so we go to one of the smaller lakes around in western CT and cross the sound to Greenport. When I pick mine up it will be wet slipped at Candlewood Lake in Western CT.

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Re: So where do you boat?

Post by Big Block Power » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:18 am

That looks like a really nice lake. Lots of water.
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Post by Skiingstrongman » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:00 am

Nice lake, beautiful are that its in. Really nice marina. Good balance for my use. I like the fact that the dealer is right there if I need something.

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Re: So where do you boat?

Post by Tuscany » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:54 pm

We boat at two places. One is Chautauqua lake.
It's beautiful, with great shorelines, but turns green by the end of July.

Our favorite area is Lake Erie and the Niagara river between Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Always clean and clear. Unbelievable really...
Lots of places to eat on the Erie Canal spur, and then there is beautiful Canal Side in downtown Buffalo.
We put in about 20 miles south of the city, and it's always a nice ride across the lake to the river.
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