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Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes
I went by Mac's Twin Bay last week and had a look around. The docks were good, not too cramped, a bit worn but nice. There was a mixture of sailboats and pontoons. They had serviceable bathrooms and showers.
I met Kevin, the owner. He was very friendly and seemed eager to get more sailboats up there. He sells gas, but the situation for pump-outs was up in the air. I guess there's a truck that may or may not come by to do a pump-out.
$600 a year for a slip with power seems like a crazy good deal.
The sailing does sound challenging. I talked to a sailor up there that echoed what jbogart said above, it gets very windy and since it's shallow it gets very choppy. He seemed to think a 22' boat (mine) would be too small for anything other than light wind days, but I wonder if that's just a sailor's inclination to exaggerate conditions.
I ran into a co-worker up there, and it turns out he keeps his ice house at that resort. He didn't have enough good things to say about Kevin and the resort.
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