View Full Version : ***Michigan Moomba Gathering - Dates - Location ***

ian ashton
02-03-2009, 03:12 PM
It seems that we've got several members on here from the Southern part of Michigan, so why don't we have a Moomba party?

I'd like to get dates/location info hammered out ASAP with the hopes of having something to start promoting at the up-coming boat shows. I've spoken with Natalie about this and she gives us full support. I've got an email in to Rob @Club Royale to see if they'd be willing to support as well.

Possible Dates:
Id like to have the event on a Saturday. The reasoning is that if some people are planning to drive a little way to get to the gathering they wont have to rush home.

June 20th

July 25th

August 15th
Ive chosen these dates based on avoiding other known events in the area (Walled Lake Beach Party & Thunder Races, Quake on the Lake, MC Waterski ProTour, Woodward DreamCruise, etc.) Im open to suggestions/changes!

Possible Locations:

Cass Lake: (1,282 acres) Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=cass+lake,+waterford+mi&sll=43.51146,-84.029617&sspn=0.121009,0.307617&ie=UTF8&ll=42.608064,-83.371382&spn=0.032217,0.076904&z=14&iwloc=addr)
Benefits: Very large lake, public boat launch, park, bathrooms and vending at Dodge Brothers State Park. (This is my home lake)
Drawbacks: This is arguably the busiest lake in Oakland County. Generally a lot of traffic on weekends.

Walled Lake: (670 acres) Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Walled+Lake,+MI&sll=42.539169,-83.481331&sspn=0.061471,0.153809&g=Walled+Lake&ie=UTF8&ll=42.536007,-83.483219&spn=0.064509,0.21904&z=13)
Benefits: One of the only lakes I know of in the area that has a resturaunt/bar with docks (Bayside Sports Grill (http://www.baysidesportsgrill.com/)). They have a lot of events on this lake.
Drawbacks: Also very busy, almost entirely surrounded by residential. No public boat launch.

Orchard Lake: (789 acres) Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Apple+Island+Orchard+Lake,+MI&sll=42.583406,-83.378656&sspn=0.008058,0.019226&g=Orchard+Lake,+MI&ie=UTF8&ll=42.5917,-83.386059&spn=0.032226,0.10952&z=14)
Benefits: Smaller, and a bit less traffic. Public boat launch (limited parking)
Drawbacks: Alcohol prohibited, I'm not sure if there is a 'Sandbar' area on this lake, no real beach/recreation area.

Pontiac Lake: (532 acres) Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=pontiac+lake,+mi&sll=42.668553,-83.487854&sspn=0.128745,0.43808&ie=UTF8&ll=42.667417,-83.445454&spn=0.032187,0.076904&z=14&iwloc=addr)
Benefits: Almost entirely bordered by Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=485)
Benefits: Public boat launch, park, bathrooms and vending
Drawbacks: Alcohol restrictions


ian ashton
02-03-2009, 03:19 PM
The reasoning behind the dates I've chosen:

Cass Lake:
June 6-9 Dodge Park Boat Show

Walled Lake:
June 13-14 Thunder Races
July 11-12 Beach Party

Pontiac Lake:
July 17-19 Quake on the Lake/Malibu Open

Lake St Clair:
June 26(Friday) Jobbie-Nooner
July 24-26 Cintron Offshore Classic

July 17-18 -Mastercraft Waterski Pro Tour

August 5th Woodward Dream Cruise

June 21st Eyes on Design Car Show/Fathers Day

02-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Hey don't be surprised if a few from the boardering states try to sneak in:)

02-03-2009, 07:57 PM
ya know i was thinking about bringing the boat with me right around the 19th of june to that part of the country,


ian ashton
02-03-2009, 08:05 PM
All are welcome to join! If all goes well I hope to have a free Moomba coolie and/or t-shirt of some kind comorating the first annual event.

ian ashton
02-04-2009, 09:18 AM
Just heard back from Rob at Club Royale and they are in 100%!

02-04-2009, 01:49 PM
I voted for July, but any would really work. I just figured July would be warmer and less chance of rain. As for location, I do like the sound of the facilites at Walled Lake, but I'm wondering about how we go about getting our boats on with no public launch.
Booze isn't a major factor, but it is nice to enjoy an adult beverage or two in the sun :)

What about Elizabeth Lake the Club Royale is on? Especially if they are going to help sponsor things.

ian ashton
02-04-2009, 02:27 PM
I think I'm now leaning towards July @Cass Lake. The reasoning behind Cass is that its huge, has a beautiful boat launch and park, and there are are several sand bars and coves for boaters to tie up, or wakeboard/ski/surf in.

I'd love to have it at Elizabeth Lake, but since its private I'm affraid it would be asking a bit much of Club Royale for us to use the facility, and potentially aggrivate the people that live on the lake. Believe me, thats the first idea I had when I was looking at things, but I think it would be a tough one to get done.

02-04-2009, 08:06 PM
I voted for August but to be honest, I'm impartial. It seems like a public launch and parking should be highest priority since most of us would be putting in. Hopefully, we'll be able to make it. Unfortunately, my input to our schedule is 5th in line of priority right behind my 3 kids and wife. I'm pretty sure I'm ahead of the dog but sometimes it's hard to tell. :) I will definately spread the word to Moomba folks on my lake once something gets set up.

02-06-2009, 03:07 PM
i can't do august, but may be able to do the other dates. i'm on union lake, which isn't a bad lake either - huge sandbar where everyone ties up on the weekends. water is very clear & clean. the only problem is you might have to get to the pulic launch early on the weekends because parking is usually full before noon (despite having a pretty good size lot).

pontiac lake isn't bad either - i hear you have to be careful of stumps if you don't know the lake.

you'd have a hard time with walled lake because no public launch.

maceday lake is a great lake for boarding in - but not on the weekends - not sure where the tie up spot is tho.

white lake has a great tie up spot on a huge sandbar - i've never partied there, but i hear good things.

ian ashton
02-26-2009, 08:59 PM
Looks like we are going to go with Cass Lake. Rob from Club Royale is stepping up and arranging to get a portion of the park reserved for us! I also think they are going to spring for some food for a cookout! We should have a date ironed out in the next couple of weeks!

ian ashton
03-25-2009, 11:06 AM
Back to the top.

Hopefully we'll get a date locked down pretty soon - definately going to be on Cass Lake though, as it has the best facilities.

03-26-2009, 09:43 AM
Is this a Moomba only event I have a Supra.
I have attended the Supra reunion in IL the past two years for Supra and Moomba.

03-26-2009, 09:45 AM
though i'm not an organizer, i talked to the owner of club royale, the local moomba/supra dealer, at the novi boat show a couple weeks ago, and he said it would be a gathering for owners of both.

ian ashton
03-26-2009, 11:20 AM
Yes! Everyone is welcome to come, I guess I should change the subject of the post!

04-07-2009, 10:05 PM
I'm on walled lake and as nice as it would be to have it at home, access and parking would be the issue.

I think it's a great idea. Keep us informed.
Now we just need some warm weather.

ian ashton
04-08-2009, 11:27 AM
I'm on walled lake and as nice as it would be to have it at home, access and parking would be the issue.

I think it's a great idea. Keep us informed.
Now we just need some warm weather.

The fact that I can look out my office window and see snow (after riding in Orlando 3 days ago) makes me want to cry.

04-08-2009, 11:55 AM
Ian, we just had a cold front come thru yesterday-you got the good florida weather while you were here.

04-22-2009, 04:56 PM
do we have a set date yet? i was at club royale today & talked to rob, but forgot to ask him.

also, as an fyi, club royale is getting out of the "pro shop" business and will only be selling life jackets and ropes. rob is trying to get rid of his wakeboards, skis, and accessories by discounting them by 40% off the retail.

04-22-2009, 07:25 PM
Whats he got for skiis?

04-23-2009, 06:27 PM
not sure about the skis. i know he had a few pairs of obrien combo skis - but specifically i couldn't say - not my interest. he has a few good wakeboards from previous years. i know he had a obrien vice 136 for sure (the red one)

Matt Glenn
04-24-2009, 07:14 AM
The get togather sounds great. I'm in on June 20th and maybe July. Great Idea man . Lets do it on either on cass or pont lake. Reasons: Public lake access and drinking sound good to me. Keep me informed. If you need any help let me know


05-20-2009, 09:27 AM
any updates on this? my summer weekends get booked up quickly, and i want to make sure i can pencil this event in. a fellow moomba owner and guy i board with wants to attend too, but he needs to know the date as well.

ian ashton
05-20-2009, 11:51 AM
I was waiting for Rod @Club Royale to get the park secured, but he must be too busy. I'll get on it today to see what dates are still available and get more info ASAP.

05-29-2009, 02:57 PM
Is this still going to happen? If we can make it we will.