I've had a Bennie since 2011 and the ramp into Lake Michigan is 2 blocks from my house, but it's just not ever been feasible. Lots of folks ask me if I boat on the Big Lake and until today, my answer has been "nope." But, I can no longer answer that way. Today, the bay was mirror-flat, so I jumped. The Big Lake was lumpy with small rollers, so I didn't stay long, but I lingered longer in the bay and had great fun! See photos.