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02-23-2010 12:04 AM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by Alibaba View Post
I doublechecked the original post. OOps, just relized it was posted in August 2008. I thought his name was jwoytek.
It was... and he replied about being in PIM in post #7.
02-22-2010 10:33 PM
Alibaba
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Considering that the OP has been in Presque Island Marina for over a year, your post really doesn't make much sense.
I doublechecked the original post. OOps, just relized it was posted in August 2008. I thought his name was jwoytek.

I was thinking of the Marina actually located inside Presque Isle state park, but now that I think of It, I think there is also a small Marina behind the Convention center also named Presque Isle Marina. ??

So OP should have a years experience. Maybe he can give me a few tips.
02-22-2010 10:00 AM
CalEnron Hey, these are my old stompin grounds. I used to live in Titusville Pa, about 40 min south of the lake. Barcelona harbor is in Westfield Ny? Try Dunkirk as well.
02-22-2010 08:57 AM
sailingdog Considering that the OP has been in Presque Island Marina for over a year, your post really doesn't make much sense.

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Originally Posted by Alibaba View Post
Forget presque isle marina. There is a few years wait. I dont think you are allowed to sleep on your boat overnight. You have to motor out about 300 yards into Marina lake and drop anchor.

Presque Isle bay is great. once you start going there you will laugh at Marain state park. Lake Erie is good sailing in the summer months, if its too rough you can usually still sail along the coast East of Erie or stay in the Bay. If the Winds are out of the North East, just stay in the Bay.

I have been sailing out of Erie Pa for over 30 years. I had a trailerable Macgregor 26D and spent many nights in Marina Lake or I would sail across Lake Erie and drop anchor at long point lighthouse in Canada. There are some small towns if you cross the bay further into Canada.

30 miles west in Conneat Ohio. You can drop anchor there, they have some small restraunts there. .
North East Pa is 15 miles East, I usually pull in after dark and tie off at the launch ramp overnight. 1 good restraunt.
Barcelonia New York is another 12 miles East, Its a protected entrance and you can stay at the dock for $10.00 a night. A few good restraunts within walking distance.

I ended up buying a Macgegor 26X with a 50HP motor, I got tired of trailering my boat. I keep my boat at BayHarbour East. the old cherry street marina. they have a few slips available in the 25` A docks, but whats left is a really long walk out to the end. I was in A44. Its a really nice place, and very nice people, but I am amazed that most of these people dont use thier boats. Thats good cause the restrooms only have 3 showers and 2 toilets.
Fresh coffe, Ice, laundry, picnic area with grills and sinks. I Use my boat more than any other sailors docked there.

Commodore Perry Yacht club is between BayHarbour East and BayHarbour West. Two years ago they extended the concrete wall and there is room to expand for a few hundred boats.

I Live west of Pittsburgh. You can see my roof from I-79 when you get to the crafton moon run exit at route 60.
I get from my house to Marina in 2 hours at 65 mph.

Right now I am Laid-off, I hope I can afford to go sailing this summer.

Good Luck.. Hope to see you around.
02-22-2010 12:19 AM
Alibaba
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Originally Posted by jwoytek View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, folks. I'm seriously looking at the Presque Isle Marina. Now I just need to make the finances work to get the boat.

jonathan
Forget presque isle marina. There is a few years wait. I dont think you are allowed to sleep on your boat overnight. You have to motor out about 300 yards into Marina lake and drop anchor.

Presque Isle bay is great. once you start going there you will laugh at Marain state park. Lake Erie is good sailing in the summer months, if its too rough you can usually still sail along the coast East of Erie or stay in the Bay. If the Winds are out of the North East, just stay in the Bay.

I have been sailing out of Erie Pa for over 30 years. I had a trailerable Macgregor 26D and spent many nights in Marina Lake or I would sail across Lake Erie and drop anchor at long point lighthouse in Canada. There are some small towns if you cross the bay further into Canada.

30 miles west in Conneat Ohio. You can drop anchor there, they have some small restraunts there. .
North East Pa is 15 miles East, I usually pull in after dark and tie off at the launch ramp overnight. 1 good restraunt.
Barcelonia New York is another 12 miles East, Its a protected entrance and you can stay at the dock for $10.00 a night. A few good restraunts within walking distance.

I keep my boat at BayHarbour East. the old cherry street marina. they have a few slips available in the 25`

Commodore Perry Yacht club is between BayHarbour East and BayHarbour West. Two years ago they extended the concrete wall and there is room to expand for a few hundred boats. .

Good Luck.. Hope to see you around.
08-08-2009 09:38 AM
EBdreamn There are some spots west of Erie in Ohio. Conneaut and others. E
08-07-2009 01:21 PM
Kallisti I live in pittsburgh and have also been shopping for a marina in Erie. I am currently up to my ears in a restoration ( almost ready for paint! ) of a Grampian 26 I purchased in febuary. I am leaning toward Presque Isle also for both price and convenience but have been too busy to get up there and check it out. I don't think I will get her wet this year but i would like to have her in a marina yard by winter so she will be ready to go next season. I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with marinas in the area.

Justin
10-26-2008 07:50 PM
jwoytek
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Originally Posted by richrand View Post
Hey.

I just moved to pittsburgh and I'm looking for a marina too. Did you decide on Presque? How is it?
Congratulations! My wife and I really like it here. Of course, I'm from here, so maybe I'm a little biased.

I am still investigating marinas--partially because I don't yet have a boat to put into a marina. heh. Conneaut, which is just about the same drive-time as Erie from us, has a city-managed (I think it is city-managed) marina that seems to have the best prices of anyone I've checked. They don't offer off-season storage or lift-out, though--you have to use another boatyard that they recommend for that. I put a call into Presque Isle the other day to get some better pricing information, and I need to call them back this week. So things are still a little up in the air. I physically visited the Presque Isle marina several weeks ago, and it looks like a nice spot. I didn't do much investigation or talk to anyone while I was there, though. I think I'll still want to talk to someone who actually uses it before I commit to it, which is another reason why I've called them--I'm hoping to get some contacts of current users who might be willing to talk to me.

Even though Conneaut is less expensive and is about the same drive-time, I'm still seriously considering marinas in Erie. Erie has other benefits for us, since we have some family there and we're pretty familiar with the area.

On a similar topic, I'm also still investigating a few of the yacht clubs in Erie. Not having experience with such things, I'm still trying to figure out exactly what those costs might be.

If you get additional information, I'd be interested to hear from you. There are some other local sailing grounds that might be attractive to you (and to us, if we can't initially afford the boat and dockage in Erie). If you're interested in hearing me babble on about that sort of thing, PM me.

jonathan
10-26-2008 04:38 PM
richrand Hey.

I just moved to pittsburgh and I'm looking for a marina too. Did you decide on Presque? How is it?
09-22-2008 11:06 PM
jwoytek
Thanks!

Thanks for the suggestions, folks. I'm seriously looking at the Presque Isle Marina. Now I just need to make the finances work to get the boat.

jonathan
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