Skipper Bud’s in Winthrop Harbor

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Charlesoceanone, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    435
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2013 58 Sedan Bridge
    2021 Walker Bay LTE 11
    Man 900
    I got a little excited today when my launch form came. Still a long way away but gets me in the mood! I’m usually farther south for my winter storage so I was curious when does everyone start launching on south Lake Michigan?
     
  2. Mauler34Rod

    Mauler34Rod Well-Known Member

    434
    Aug 26, 2020
    Chicago Lake Michigan
    2001 380 Sundancer, Raymarine radar, chart plotter and gps
    454 MPII Mercruiser w/ V Drives
    May 1 the Chicago harbors open officially. :)
     
  3. stg099

    stg099 Active Member

    443
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2013 370 Sundancer
    8.2L V-Drives
    Just got my launch packet from them today also, which will make the rest of this winter seem like it's going even slower, but there's hope! We typically launch the last weekend in April or first weekend in May.

    Did you happen to notice the significant rate hike for storage next year?.....
     
  4. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    435
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2013 58 Sedan Bridge
    2021 Walker Bay LTE 11
    Man 900
    I about fell out of my chair when I saw that. So far I’ve been very pleased with the service and staff but for those prices I’m not coming back next year. I’ll be going back to Springbrook. It’s closer to my home anyway and I can do more in the winter this way. Thanks for your info. I was sorta thinking mid to late April.
     
  5. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    1998 370 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI
    Depending on weather and Ice, they typically start launching boat first week of April. Procrastinators like me struggle to get in by Mother's Day. :)
     
  6. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    1998 370 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI
    What did you see? Mine went up about $400 or 8%.
     
  7. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    435
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2013 58 Sedan Bridge
    2021 Walker Bay LTE 11
    Man 900
    Mine went up $2650.64. New quote was 11321.97
     
  8. stg099

    stg099 Active Member

    443
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2013 370 Sundancer
    8.2L V-Drives
    Same as yours, 8% compared to this year.
     
  9. stg099

    stg099 Active Member

    443
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2013 370 Sundancer
    8.2L V-Drives
    Yikes, that's a kick in the arse!
     
  10. yobub

    yobub Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    938
    Jul 29, 2016
    Northern Illinois
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    My launch date is 4/1, as long as the ice is gone and the harbor is open. Haul date is 11/1. For me, summer is too short not to use it all.
     

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