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    Default MHB - What do you want?

    It's been a few years since this club had a falling out so to say and Chet left to pursue other interests so I'm volunteering to step up as leader and run things. I've had some experience in the past with running sanctioning bodies like Michigan Sports Car Club and some other groups in college, so it's nothing new. I will take all input, suggestions, and criticism and weigh them in a way that best favors the majority of the group. We're all spread across this great State so having meets and events will hopefully make us tighter and continue to promote the sport of Hot Boating. At the same time, a club/group is only as strong as the effort put forth by its members so it's what you put in that equals what is put out.

    With that, what direction do you want to see this club go? What suggestions do you have to improve the current situation? What are some ideas for the future?

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    Dave Stefaniak

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    THis group or "club" is headed down and dieing path.. Unless you have an outboard, or a boat that does less than 45mph.
    The DNR and Cops have totally destoryed what use to be a good thing..

    Im not trying to be the bad guy here, i just see it for what it is, the poor flatties, and jet boats being weeded out (un-able to run) due to noise. Even if we install so type of muffler, they will still be to loud...

    Wamplers, COPS waiting at the lauch ramp for the club to show up.

    Some other meet, cops told everyone " no racing, no loud boats etc, or else"

    only thing we have is Marble...
    The club is great, i always have fun, but i just see the dark side coming...

    anyway... Thank you LIBERALS for all your great work on destroying a great sport, and the United States of America!

    rant is over.
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    I was an original member of MHB way back when Jordan started it all.

    The problems persist with those who absolutely refuse to run mufflers of any type.
    They want to run zoomies or open headers and those will NEVER be OK.

    It's not an insurmountable problem. It's the stubborn who won't do what's required to make their boat comply with the noise laws.
    Then it's always someone else's fault for not wanting to to listen to the noise.
    Many times I've heard someone with a loud boat say, "If they don't like it then f**k em"
    Yeah, that's gonna work.

    I faced all those problems years ago and that led me to going with a turbocharged program and the noise level is 89 DB at idle 8' behind the boat.

    A second problem is those who's boat is incapable of running on a lake with other boats.

    When I go out for a day of boating, I like to actually run the boat.
    Sitting on the shore all day 1/2 mile from the launch is not my idea of a fun boating day.

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    Gonna chime in before this gets too derailed. I'm a new guy, been in the club about five years and in those five years I have not seen anyone get handed a noise ticket. I was in Charlevoix a few years ago when Shep and MT were running zoomies and the DNR just told them to knock it off. If guys want to run no mufflers/zoomies/etc, that's their prerogative, but know it comes with consequences. Noise isn't the issue.

    Mark, your request for a place to run won't fall on deaf ears. We'll try to pick at least a few lakes where guys can stretch their legs. Appreciate your input.

    And before someone brings it up, this is a "loose" club with no "acting president." There's your legal disclaimer. Flush the rest.
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    I run my boats every weekend at Belleville lake. Zoomies and all.. I have ZERO issues with the local law.


    Here is an idea.

    Dont put up the Michigan hot boat schedule on this public forum, lets make it private message or email only.
    At least that will keep the law off our asses..

    This club is called Michigan "HOT" boat... Not Michigan Bass boat club, not Michigan SKI boat club, with that name people expect Loud Fast boats.
    Besides Marble where can we run our boats with no issues.?
    We have these boats so we can run them... If i want a quiet slow boat? I have my deck boat for that. But on "HOT" boat weekend, i want to run the FUCK out of my "K"-boat.

    DNR,, speed limits are 45 mph or as posted, no limit 1 mile off shore.

    We are batteling an up-hill battle with the speed limits on these lakes

    I dont think there is much you can do to change things in which will make it a better all around deal.

    this post you started has been posted up before, and will continue to be posted up for years to come. Issues were always, boat count, money, lake locations, etc...
    I give you huge props for taking on this role in which you just took on... Maybe you can come up with some great ideas that will help keep this club alive?
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    I have ran open headers for 3 years and never even been stopped. I think it is all how you drive. I have boated from Muskegon river to Eire. Was boating on cass lake almost every night and the cops always just waved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstable View Post
    I have ran open headers for 3 years and never even been stopped. I think it is all how you drive. I have boated from Muskegon river to Eire. Was boating on cass lake almost every night and the cops always just waved.
    I agree 100% with you... I have zero issues also.

    last year at wamplers, cops waiting at the launch ramp for the club..
    This issue kind of just started with the cops, yes i feel they look at our posts and are now showing up at the meets.????

    but there are bigger issues.. Money, locations, distance, etc....
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    After last year I will just shut up and watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdsheppie View Post
    After last year I will just shut up and watch

    bring the red boat to belleville, people on the big sandbar love the "HOT" boats, you would have a good time.
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    Money's always an issue, not enough in, too much going out. Members have only asked that other members participate as they can. Not everyone can haul up to Charlevoix or Torch, rent a room, plus gas and food one weekend and then do the same at Oscoda the next. But they should have the option to choose which place they want to go at least; meaning offer up for options/weekends in the schedule for people to select. Distance is the same since everyone is scattered through-out the state. The truth is we're all going to have to suck it up one way or another to participate. As an example: If you're willing to drag your boat to Wixom Lake, then I need to suck it up and drag mine to Belleville or Marble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkidminoltu View Post
    Money's always an issue, not enough in, too much going out. Members have only asked that other members participate as they can. Not everyone can haul up to Charlevoix or Torch, rent a room, plus gas and food one weekend and then do the same at Oscoda the next. But they should have the option to choose which place they want to go at least; meaning offer up for options/weekends in the schedule for people to select. Distance is the same since everyone is scattered through-out the state. The truth is we're all going to have to suck it up one way or another to participate. As an example: If you're willing to drag your boat to Wixom Lake, then I need to suck it up and drag mine to Belleville or Marble
    Wixon lake? Shit that's a short drive in reality....
    When i lived in Az, (for 33yrs) every weekend we pulled 4,1/2 hours to Parker... Before i moved to Havasu for work.
    Parker we had zero issues and it is V-drive captial of the world.

    I'd pull to Wamplers, Wixon every weekend if we could have good times and no issues with our boats.
    Marble should not be a question, that is by far hands down the best meet of them all... Perfect location and conditions for our boats and family.

    back in the day.... Ford lake, drag boat racing every-weekend from fuelers to river runners... All came to a stop when people started building homes on the water...

    Like i said, " i give you props on this adventure" this is going to be an up-hill battle,
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    If you ask and tell the lake -hey we would like to come to your lake,is that ok with you guys? Instead of just invading it might work wonders . It's not like rocket science, Aaron and others -( can't remember the names) put a butyl pad of work into the marble lake event -nobody reaches out to the others therefore it goes bad

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    Do some homework and contact lake assns. before just waltzing in like you own the place

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    Wamplers I don't think it is us, it's the airboats

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