Cleveland Marina Suggestions

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by drballard33, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. drballard33

    drballard33 New Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    298 Vista
    Twin Volvo 350 duoprops
    Anyone dock in Cleveland? After much debate and many marina's I would like to know of any suggestions? We used to dock in Sandusky because there is so much more to do and see, however, with rising gas prises we were spending more and more money on gas and time just to drive there from Cleveland. We docked in Cleveland at the same marina for the past two years but have been unhappy there. We are considering Whiskey Island Marina because there is so much to do there, plus green space, beach access, and food/bar. any suggestions?
  2. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I've been treated so well at ORYC that I feel obligated to suggest it.


    -Nice facilities
    -Friendly & welcoming members and staff
    -Great Pool / spa / patio / bar
    -Decent docks
    -Easy access via car
    -Easy to stagger from the WIM (er, so I've heard)


    - shakey financials
    - club politics and fees (just assuming from previous YC experience)
    - (*^&#!! bridges
    - stagnant water / debris
    - nearby industry and trains - but that applies to WIM too

    As a transient, the negatives are only the bridges, and on a low water day, I think I could slide under the Willow St bridge.
  3. unklbuck

    unklbuck New Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Pittsburgh - Charleston
    2009 Regulator 32
    Yamaha 350s
    The best marina is Mentor Harbor Yacht Club. The only Cleveland marina I know is MHYC. Guess I am prejudiced.

    I drive from Butler PA, and there can't be a marina with nicer facilities than MHYC.

    HOwever, it is 25 EAST of Cleveland and a 70 NM run to the islands (about 3h for me). Compare those costs when you are doing the cost benefit study, and driving to the boat that is close to your destination will always be the winner.

    The location, facilities, and people at MHYC are top notch. I spend most of my time at the marina though, and don't do alot of weekend running. Will go on long trips (1000 islands) etc, but more weekends than not are spent at the club and that is totally great for me. Access to miles of beaches, trails everywhere, the lagoon has numerous and long fairways to take the dinghy out on, easy dinghy runs to pickel bills and chagrin river. Islands are THE destination, but Port Stanley in Canada and a few points east........forget the few points east.

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