Congrats on your son. I am a former Marine myself. 0311. Semper Fi.
Anyway, I am over on Long Lake by Hale. Not too far. My buddy found my first Hobie 16 for me. His name is Randy and he has a place on Higgins. The 78Hobie I bought was from a friend of his on Higgins. Light Blue hulls with blue and white sails, owned by Mike.
We may have to hook up this summer. I like the idea of heading over to Tawas but Higgins would be fun also as I know several people there.
Looking forward to chatting with you.