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Old 08-15-2019, 02:30 AM
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heading out tomorrow to look at a cottage on Saginaw Bay..............anyone keep a boat on that body of water?......we have a 98 sea ray 215 EC, that we would trailer up there, and tie up to sea wall while staying at the cabin...............anything special i should know before we go?..................
Old 08-15-2019, 02:43 AM
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The great lakes water levels are at an all time high.
With a strong east wind the water has been coming over the seawalls and flooding yards and streets.
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we were up in canada a month or so ago, and the water level at the local marina was up about 2 ft. according to my buddy up there.......i guess my question is, is keeping a boat up along the shore feasible?..........up to this point, we have been smaller, inland lake boaters........we would not be storing it on the water for extended periods of time, only when we visit the cabin.............we will trailer it back to ohio when we leave....................
Old 08-15-2019, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jssearay View Post
heading out tomorrow to look at a cottage on Saginaw Bay..............anyone keep a boat on that body of water?......we have a 98 sea ray 215 EC, that we would trailer up there, and tie up to sea wall while staying at the cabin...............anything special i should know before we go?..................
If it doesn't have a hoist, I would not tie your boat up to a sea wall unless you looking at a cottage on a canal! Depending on what side of the bay you're looking at, any wind from the NW, N or NE can do a lot of damage to your boat.

We have several marina's located through out Saginaw Bay you can use and a lot of public launches too. Again, depending on what side, some are better than others.
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You do not want to tie your boat up against a seawall on Saginaw bay. The bay is shallow and gets really rough really fast.Figure on popping the boat in and out daily.
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nomas, the property is on the west shore, just south of au gres...............the information provided is helpful..........thanks so much..............
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muskamoot, thanks for the information, that is kind of what i figured..........gonna check with a local marina about space when we are up there this weekend..............i guess on a calm day, it would be ok to tie up to seawall for a short period, as long as we keep an eye on weather and lake.....i am going to talk to the next door neighbor, he has a dock along the seawall, no lift...................again, thanks for the help.........

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