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Old 08-26-2019, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hey dere from da U.P.

Hey. I am new to the forum here. My wife and I have a Rosborough 245 and a C-Dory 22 Cruiser. We part the waters of Lake Superior on a regular basis. We even pull a fish or two in the process. I look forward to interacting here.

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Old 08-26-2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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Greeteens,
Yoopers? Well, welcome aboard and dats to be no pullsit!
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Welcome to the forum!
That's a nice cruising area. Spent 6 weeks in Superior in 2017. Went past your area going from Marquette to Copper Harbor on up to Isle Royale National Park. Enjoyed a short stay in Lac La Belle, beautiful! Return trip was through the Keweenaw waterway. Unfortunately time was running short and wasn't able to make it down to L'Anse Bay. Maybe in a couple of years I'll be back up.

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Welcome to the forum!
That's a nice cruising area. Spent 6 weeks in Superior in 2017. Went past your area going from Marquette to Copper Harbor on up to Isle Royale National Park. Enjoyed a short stay in Lac La Belle, beautiful! Return trip was through the Keweenaw waterway. Unfortunately time was running short and wasn't able to make it down to L'Anse Bay. Maybe in a couple of years I'll be back up.

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We have a camp on Lac LaBelle and slip our boats there. Small world.
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I resemble that dialect, RT.
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Dave, I've heard the UP winds are hellacious in the winter, with lots of snow thrown in. True?
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374" of snow last year, Ken. Yeah...we know a little bit about lake effect here on the Keweenaw peninsula. Superior can whip up deadly but, thankfully, the coasts are riddled with safe harbors.

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Hmmmm end of August, boating season is winding down. TEASE
Of course, you could switch to an ice boat. Oh yea, I remember freezing all my body parts off..... This was in the late 50s (that's 1950s, for you youngins)
Granted, the quality of cold weather clothing has really improved but, scooting along at 60 mph and no brakes. Sure does frost your face. CHUCKLE
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Too much snow here for ice boats, Old Dan. I did race DNs when I lived in the lower part of the state back in the '60s. It was great fun but hard on the hands to hold sheetline and tiller steer.
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Too much snow here for ice boats, Old Dan. I did race DNs when I lived in the lower part of the state back in the '60s. It was great fun but hard on the hands to hold sheetline and tiller steer.
The old DN were fun to watch....

I guess that leaves snowmobiles.... noisy and can go too fast for me.
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Yep, I'm not a snomo fan. (But they are good for our economy.)
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Yep, I'm not a snomo fan. (But they are good for our economy.)
Snow shoes?

Or do you hide out in the winter and have the food delivered? LOL
I lived in the Detroit area for about 18 years growing up.
Worked a winter in Northern Alberta....
and now you know why I keep my boat in FL.
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Yes, the wife and I snowshoe through the woods behind our house all winter. Food? Home-made pasties with ketchup.
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Yes, the wife and I snowshoe through the woods behind our house all winter. Food? Home-made pasties with ketchup.
LOL, enjoy your winter. You still have time to make a dash south on your boat.
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Welcome from Detroit. I am considering a boat purchase in the Apostles. Little worried about a trip to Detroit in October. Beautiful weather time of year, but Superior is a little more unforgiving than the other GL's. I think the longest harbor stretch is Houghton to Marquette at 70 miles or 7 hours. I have seen Superior go from placid to "I'm not going out in that" in about 1.5 hours. Superior requires tremendous faith in the weatherman. Love to sled in your backyard. Always worth the trip. Bill
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Welcome from Detroit. I am considering a boat purchase in the Apostles. Little worried about a trip to Detroit in October. Beautiful weather time of year, but Superior is a little more unforgiving than the other GL's. I think the longest harbor stretch is Houghton to Marquette at 70 miles or 7 hours. I have seen Superior go from placid to "I'm not going out in that" in about 1.5 hours. Superior requires tremendous faith in the weatherman. Love to sled in your backyard. Always worth the trip. Bill
It has been said, Lake Superior never gives up its dead.
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I think the longest harbor stretch is Houghton to Marquette at 70 miles or 7 hours. I have seen Superior go from placid to "I'm not going out in that" in about 1.5 hours. Bill
Hey Bill. You can always shoot up to Lac LaBelle and then to Big Bay. Or scoot to Huron Bay and slip around the corner when the weather settles. But, yes, the lake can kick up quick. I have had our Rossi and our Dory out in some awful stuff. I never felt in danger in the 246 but the ride beat me up good. Bruised several times.
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Hey Bill. You can always shoot up to Lac LaBelle and then to Big Bay. Or scoot to Huron Bay and slip around the corner when the weather settles. But, yes, the lake can kick up quick. I have had our Rossi and our Dory out in some awful stuff. I never felt in danger in the 246 but the ride beat me up good. Bruised several times.
Makes me wonder why seat belts are never and option for a boat.
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