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tones03
07-26-2005, 10:02 AM
I have been reading threads for a while and finally decided to join. Owner of a 02 PS190, in Northern MI, West Branch area but to be exact clear lake. I know there is a bunch of MC's on the lake, 11 to be exact and a couple weekenders trailer theirs. Any one else up in Northern MI, still the LP.

sizzler
07-26-2005, 10:06 AM
welcome to the board from across the pond :banana:

phecksel
07-26-2005, 12:10 PM
I have been reading threads for a while and finally decided to join. Owner of a 02 PS190, in Northern MI, West Branch area but to be exact clear lake. I know there is a bunch of MC's on the lake, 11 to be exact and a couple weekenders trailer theirs. Any one else up in Northern MI, still the LP.
West Branch, Up North ??? It's not up north until you've driven 5 hours.

I spent years driving to and fro St. Helen. It was one holiday massive traffic jam that I made the decision to get my pilots license. Only made a few trips there after that. Finally decided to sell the plane, and get water front

tones03
07-26-2005, 12:23 PM
True, but i used to people refering it to Up North, but the drivign thing i am well aware of becaues i now work in metro detroit and drive up almost every weekend.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-26-2005, 06:34 PM
UH, ahem..... you arent up NORTH until you cross the Mackinac bridge my friends..... :) ;)

and our Michigan geography lesson for today is:

Upper Peninsula = NORTH

I am up NORTH, I live on the south shore of Lake Superior, and that is about the farthest North you can get in Michigan baby!!!! :D

tones03
07-26-2005, 09:50 PM
i sorry, that is UP NORTH, and man isnt it cold ,besides this summer which has been perfect for MC's :woohoo:

ski36short
07-27-2005, 02:04 AM
I've been on Clear lake before... Took my first MC up there many moons ago, probably around 96. I haven't taken the boat north in quite a while as I recall the weekenders churning up Clear Lake pretty good. My grandparents live near Loon Lake in Oscoda county which would be awesome to ski on but the bubba launch owner won't launch ski boats, regardless of price.

jclose8
07-28-2005, 04:16 PM
I'm with U.P. Prostar..... You ain't up north. The correct term is "Northern Lower Michigan", although I'd question whether West Branch really even qualifies for that.... more central, maybe. But anyway, there is a great dealer at Chums Corner, just south of Traverse City.

tones03
07-28-2005, 04:27 PM
Yes I agree, not much of Northern Michigan, but that is what most flat landers refer West Branch too. Never been to that dealer, always go to WaterSports in Fenton. I will have to look them up though, have some friends that live up that way. Where in Michigan do you live?

Dan K
07-28-2005, 04:30 PM
As a life long Michigander UP NORTH was anything above the Zilwakee Bridge not the Mackinac. Above the Mackinanc is refered to as the U.P. But I believe it is al relative. It's a great state either way.

Tones03, I have a place just east of you near the Rifle River Recreation Area and pretty close to Loon Lake.

tones03
07-28-2005, 04:57 PM
Dan K, that is a great place, Rifle River Rec, been out there quite a bit. Also you are right, great state, and awsome lakes to enjoy boats.

atlps190
07-29-2005, 10:08 AM
In the early to mid '90s, I was the waterski program director / head instructor up a summer camp outside of Cheboygan, on Long Lake (between Mullett and Black). Not "UP" north, but it's close....

We ran a '91 Prostar, and added a second in '98 (or '99). They are still running strong. I know the camp director got the '91 from the dealer in Traverse City, and the second was MSU's promo boat.

Without a doubt the best summers of my life. The skiing was great - Long Lake is pretty small compared to most of the others, and there was hardly any traffic. And that's where I got all my experience woking on M/Cs - I did all of the maintenance.

I was all over the place on my days off...lakeshore cottages in Alpena to yachts in Harbor Springs and Charlevoix...and many nights up in St. "Igny" at the casino. Good times.

88 PS190
08-18-2005, 01:01 PM
we're on elk lake near traverse city.

suppose it isn't the UP but we definately freeze in winter

Danimal
08-18-2005, 01:08 PM
I still can't figure out how WI lost the U.P.

It's attached to us for God's sake 8p

Maristar210
08-18-2005, 01:23 PM
I still can't figure out how WI lost the U.P.

It's attached to us for God's sake 8p


Were better negotiators :D

Steve

erkoehler
08-18-2005, 01:24 PM
Thats okay, having to go 2 states away for lake effect snow in the winter helps me justify the time off :D

RickDV
08-18-2005, 01:25 PM
I still can't figure out how WI lost the U.P.

It's attached to us for God's sake 8p

Fact is, it's Ohio's fault. (Really!)

Quick Michigan history: The Toledo War (1835) was a dispute (actually had a casualty) over which state would get Toledo. In the end Michigan lost Toledo but was given the western half of the Upper Peninsula as a consolation prize. (Michigan already claimed the eastern U.P.)

Read more at http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=168&category=life

Class is now dismissed. You may return to your skiing...

erkoehler
08-18-2005, 01:27 PM
Fact is, it's Ohio's fault. (Really!)

Quick Michigan history: The Toledo War (1835) was a dispute (actually had a casualty) over which state would get Toledo. In the end Michigan lost Toledo but was given the western half of the Upper Peninsula as a consulation prize. (Michigan already claimed the eastern U.P.)

Read more at http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=168&category=life

Class is now dismissed. You may return to your skiing...


:worthy: Didn't see the history lesson coming thats for sure.

Danimal
08-18-2005, 01:30 PM
Interesting tid-bit of info. Thanks! I must have been asleep in class that day. And I'll tell ya the truth... If that kid in front of me in school would have been a little smarter, I could have really been some body! :D

erkoehler
08-18-2005, 01:32 PM
Interesting tid-bit of info. Thanks! I must have been asleep in class that day. And I'll tell ya the truth... If that kid in front of me in school would have been a little smarter, I could have really been some body! :D

:purplaugh thats what they all say....

Maristar210
08-18-2005, 09:28 PM
Damnit ......... Did I sleep through class again???


Steve

erkoehler
08-18-2005, 09:30 PM
nice avatar, goes right with the post :uglyhamme

BradD
08-18-2005, 11:02 PM
Brother has a place on Silver Lake in TC, very familiar with with Chums Corner dealer, Action Water. We in the south west of Michigan consider Traverse City up North. The UP is great for snowmobiling.