Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Allegan, Michigan
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Re: What size boat for Lake Michigan?
Having grown up on a Cat 22, and 25 out of Holland, I have to totally agree with the previous posters, they are simple, and fun, we trailered ours and stepped the mast every weekend at first, till we got a slip. The pop-top was nice as there was not much(any) headroom below, they are fair weather boats for sure, so you really have to watch the weather windows. We buried the rails a lot, and had her going 7 knots more than once.
Be certain the rudder is properly secured if you splash at a boat ramp, as my dad lost our rudder overboard and it sank in 10' of water at the ramp...but that is for another thread..good times...he dove in after it, and we were all surprised when he came back up with it...LOL
I say go for it....