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  1. Fucking Burrrrrrrrrr Winter 2017-2018

    Sitting in Minnesota.....it is god forsaken tundra. Currently 15 deg and heading for a low of 9 deg tonight....light snow falling and 15 kts of wind blowing it around. Just gave up working for a living and tired of paying Minnesota taxes. House is on the market in 30 days and time to hit the boat in spring and head south to live.....all the way to 13 degrees North. Huggy out!
  2. Advice for first time Grenada bareboat?

    Enjoy your charter! The Tobago Cays are great. There is a turtle sanctuary on Baradel so you'll see a lot of turtles in the anchorage. We've always found the boat vendors helpful, especially if you run low on ice (Mr. Quality always has some in his cooler). I would also recommend the lobster barbecue on Petit Rameau. I would suggest connecting with Patrick Forde (Pa Pa San) from Mayreau. We've used him for about 8 years and he has become a good friend. Neal out of Union Island is also a good choice. Mayreau is our favorite island. Salt Whistle Bay is great, but if too crowded, Saline Bay is also very nice and the walk to the village is much shorter (Saline is a hard sand bottom so make sure your anchor is set well). Walk to the Catholic Church on the hill as the view of the Tobago Cays is outstanding. I would also suggest a Hairoun at Robert Righteous and de yout's. Eclectic place and Robert is a hoot. Union Island is also fun with Happy Island in Clifton. Jante built the island from old conch shells. Also consider Chatham Bay on the west side of Union. Seckie and Vanessa run a great beach bar and grill. Here is a video of the lobster barbecue we shot a couple of years ago.
  3. Suddenly, in front of Tel Aviv.

    Funniest thing I read today!
  4. Inspecting a mooring?

    A couple of thoughts to consider. Not sure if you are chartering or on your own boat as this might make a difference. If you are chartering, carefully read your charter contract as some may require you to only anchor (and the charter insurance would be voided should you have an issue while using a mooring). With that being said, assume any mooring you take has not been maintained or poorly maintained. We've charted just north of Grenada in the Grenadines and even the government buoys have been problematic. The good news is anchor holding tends to be quite good in the Grenadines and Grenada so anchor and sleep well.
  5. S/S EDMUND FITZGERALD 42 years ago today

    Monkey, I just sent you a message.
  6. S/S EDMUND FITZGERALD 42 years ago today

    Load lines? We don't need no stinkin' load lines...... The Great Lakes are scattered with ship wrecks with approximately 6000 ships and 30,000 lives lost. (Wikipedia - Great Lakes Shipwrecks) Summer storms are bad enough (witness the recent Chicago-Mac races), but through the years the lake schooners ran from March to November. Overloading was always an issue. Here is a photo of my great-grandfathers lumber schooner that ran between Sheboygan, WI and Charlevoix, MI loaded to the gills on Round Lake (Charlevoix) prior to a run. Her hold would be full of hardwood along with her decks.....looks like they would sail with the mains reefed so they could get the booms above the cargo line. He did this for 20 years (1898 to 1918) and made it through alive. The schooner was a "black cat" as she capsized with all lives lost prior to him purchasing the schooner and again capsized with all lives lost after he sold her......
  7. Chicago Area III

    The owner is a life long racer that took some time out to raise kids and build a business.....he's now getting back in the game and looking to have fun while racing hard. Sails have been reviewed and new ones ordered where needed. The boat should be reasonably well sailed as the owner has raced one-designs and off-shore since the early 70's and the tactician has a solid race record over the years. He's in the process of organizing the crew and schedule for next year. I know he's hoping to get the boat to Chicago for a couple of races......we'll see where it goes....
  8. Chicago Area III

    Lake Michigan has always been an old design graveyard......started in the 1920's with the Universal Rule M Class, P Class, Q Class, and R Class heading to the Lake from the East Coast......then the CCA, IOR, and IMS.
  9. Chicago Area III

    I believe she rated -33 in 'dago....
  10. Chicago Area III

    Nailed it..... Farr design 415 that was turbo'ed along the way......
  11. S/S EDMUND FITZGERALD 42 years ago today

    Another one from the same year.....
  12. S/S EDMUND FITZGERALD 42 years ago today

    1959 winter berth in Milwaukee, WI
  13. Chicago Area III

    I'm with you.....anything to keep the riff raff out of the back of the boat.......
  14. Chicago Area III

    New to the Milwaukee Fleet out of SSYC for 2018.....