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Old 08-21-2016, 02:02 PM
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Prostar on torch lake??

We are discussing meeting some friends from the Detroit area for a summer vacation next year on Torch Lake (Michigan). What do you guys think about bringing / using our Prostar? We regularly run it on Lake Minnetonka / the Saint Croix River here in MN in the company of 30-40 footers, but I wasn't sure what type of wave action is typical.

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Old 08-21-2016, 03:05 PM
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Torch is a big, wide open lake and can get VERY choppy and windy.

If you know some coves and are planning on doing some early morning skiing I think it would be fine. But for midday cruising and lounging, it's gonna be a rough ride on most days.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:08 PM
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It's big water. But you should be fine. Depending what part of torch and if you have access to a launch near by.
PO of my 88 kept it on a can at the north tip of torch. I'd find that stressful.

You can always boat clam lake or elk too.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:06 PM
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My X9 (a little deeper than your PS) can handle it, although it can get pretty rough. That being said, if I had a newer prostar I would feel comfortable taking it on Torch. My worst experience was heading north from the south end at 12 mph through 2-3 footers all the way to the Eastport launch on the north end. It all depends on luck of the wind.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:52 PM
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Torch lake is incredible! If you have not booked a place to stay yet, you should strongly consider staying on the west shore. This way a west wind will blow off the shore and your boat won't get swamped when tied to the mooring buoy. we stayed on the east shore last year and the waves were about 3 feet high.

you'll be alright with the prostar, just keep an eye on the wind forecast.

also i know this sounds goofy, but get yourself a pair of maui jim sunglasses before you go, it makes the water much more beautiful.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:26 PM
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It could be rough, but usually the mornings are nice, and you will be so mad if you don't get out on that BLUE water!!
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:28 PM
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Awesome, long pull from MN but after seeing pictures like that it seemed like something that had to be done at some point. Bucket list stuff!
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:41 AM
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If you do...let me know. I'll head up and meet you schedule permitting. Torch was the one lake I'd wanted to get on this summer that we didn't make happen...yet.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:53 AM
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Consider Walloon. Much less busy. Clear as or clearer water. Easy launch access on the west arm. Thank me later
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:54 AM
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i've had mine up there .. unbelievably beautiful lake
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