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Vacation day Friday and planning to go to Deckers for lunch. Question, I plan on going up the North Channel from Mac and Rays and would like to come back through the Sni, Can I get out from behind Straberry Island in a 1996 33 Searay Sundancer?? Is there enough water to idle out a maybe drop the hook on the east side of the island.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome to LSCN!


There have been many discussing about the SNI. Do a few searches...
 

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QUOTE(Away Point @ Aug 13 2009, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Welcome to LSCN!


There have been many discussing about the SNI. Do a few searches...

I don't believe you can search for any words less than 4 letters.
 

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If I had my other computer I would post a few of the many charts I have of the Sni.

Best advice is to study your chart before entering. Make it to the most southern end near the cottages where the (all boats) no wake zone is. Many, many spots to anchor and view the beautiful area on the lake. Good luck. Have fun. I know you will.

FYI- 26' and over is all no wake. So you will see other boats on plane throughout the Sni. I assume your boat is over 26'?
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Aug 13 2009, 08:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Away Point @ Aug 13 2009, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Welcome to LSCN!


There have been many discussing about the SNI. Do a few searches...

I don't believe you can search for any words less than 4 letters.

True, good point. Google to the rescue.


Search...
 

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What we need is more people to share their GPS tracks, with embedded depth readings.
 

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QUOTE(tcg @ Aug 13 2009, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I saw a 28 - 30 foot boat last week coming into the sni on the red line. I don't think I would try that. There are old pilings there as you come into the sni.

Matt

That is a route that I take my jet boat all the time. It get's very shallow in spots. I have seen larger boats go through kicking up dirt. They make it through but I would guess that their prop is getting cleaned off too.
 

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If you use the cut I put in green it's 9 to 12 ft deep its between 2 cottages and old wood wall
it takes you Straberry Island (on the North side) maybe you should do it in a small boat first.
 

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I would recommend going out the Baltimore cut if you want to take a ride in the sni. You can get out the end into Goose Bay in a 33ft. if you know where you are going, but you have to head into Goose to keep deep(er) water, then change course and head out the bay. It would be quite a ways out of your way to back to Mac and Rays but if you're heart is set on it you can do it. If you use the Baltimore cut from the Sni, you will have deep enough water the whole way out, and it will put you in a good spot to head back to MacRays, and is easier if you've never been through there.
 

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QUOTE(tcg @ Aug 13 2009, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Use Google to search this site there is a link on the front page of this site or just search like this.

site:www.lakestclair.net sni

I saw a 28 - 30 foot boat last week coming into the sni on the red line. I don't think I would try that. There are old pilings there as you come into the sni.

Matt

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I wouldn't try that either with any sort of lower unit. I've anchored in that little bay there off of strawberry and there are quit a few old cement blocks around sticking up off the bottom, and it is shallow to begin with. I imagine if you were dragging mud the whole way you could just as easy hit one of those. I had just so happened to drop anchor back there, settled in and looked into the water behind the boat and there was a nice big chunk close enough the to the outboard for me to not want to head back and anchor there anymore.
 

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QUOTE(eddiebauer @ Aug 13 2009, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you use the cut I put in green it's 9 to 12 ft deep its between 2 cottages and old wood wall
it takes you Straberry Island (on the North side) maybe you should do it in a small boat first.

I used to use that green cut years ago in my Chris... not sure I'd want to try it in my 31, but with the water up now it might be possible.

I would not attempt the cut in red in a 33. The ones doing it now are doing it at top speed and barely clearing bottom.... I'd rather not find something in my way at top speed.
 
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