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Old 10-18-2014, 08:54 PM   #17
City: Bloomington, IN
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4
I'm a newb to the forum too, but have experience in several cruising areas. We are currently based in Michigan City, IN, and Washington Park Marina is BY FAR the best location we have boated from in Indiana! We ran a Sea Ray 290 for 2 years on the Ohio River, based in Jeffersonville, including a 600 mile trip down river from Pittsburgh to Louisville. Then 2 years on Lake Monroe, and just finished our 2nd full season in MC, now with a Sea Ray 340. We require a planing hull now due to the speed we need to get to destinations, and back again on short vacations from work. We will be moving to a trawler in the future when time permits. Prior to all of this we chartered a number of trawlers on the Chesapeake Bay and Florida. The Bay is absolutely wonderful, but too far away to be practical. The amenities at Washington Park, including just a 200 yd walk to a beautiful beach that will rival anything in Fl. are better than we have seen anywhere in Indiana, and most of what we have seen on the Chesapeake. I would encourage you to look at chartering the Bay as well as Fl. We preferred the Bay. You are right, trawler charters on Lake Michigan are hard to come by and very expensive, no doubt due to the same costs, but a shorter boating season. Best of luck in your boat search and travels, and hit me up with any questions you might have! KP
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