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    Appleton, WI
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    Sailing, hiking, biking, climbing, flying, beer, camping... you get the idea...

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  1. Sea_Squirrel

    Atlantic Tropical Storms 2020

    For real though, we need these magical water rakes to clean up the other disaster that plagues our oceans... plastics
  2. Sea_Squirrel

    Atlantic Tropical Storms 2020

    “I don’t think science knows, actually.”
  3. Sea_Squirrel

    Show your boat sailing thread

    I initially didn't want her, but the more I sailed her the more we fell in love. I've been working on the boat the past 2 years with a friend, so I've had quite a long test drive. I doubt we'll keep it forever, but we'll see. I'm VERY happy with the stability and righting moment of 5' of keel when it's all the way down, and being able to raise the keel and rudder is great for Winnebago. It's a crazy amount! I would love to see our local club get a one design fleet going with them, we have 4 in the harbor at the moment but two are for sale.
  4. Sea_Squirrel

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Thank you, Ajax. I'm really looking forward to digging into the restoration and updating the sail/rigging package. It'll be a great springboard when we're ready to upgrade to something a little more competitive for our little beer can Tuesday night PHRF fleet.
  5. Sea_Squirrel

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Our new to us 1986 Catalina 22 during our Memorial Day Race on Lake Winnebago, WI. I know they're a dime a dozen, but she's in fairly nice shape. New sails going on next spring!
  6. You good? For some reason you're randomly down voting my very few comments. Seems pretty silly, but I know these are stressful times. If you need someone to chat with, I'm here for you. Crack a beer and enjoy a little relaxation. 

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      All good bro...might have got you mixed up with someone else...cheers

  7. Sea_Squirrel

    Chicagoland Trailer Sailing

    I know this is a late reply, but i'm relatively new to the forum. You should check out Winnebago, she's usually a relatively calm lake to sail on. The water clarity can really degrade depending on the weather throughout the summer, but it doesn't stop us from sailing once a week at a minimum. I sail out of the north end of the lake, but you could conceivably sail from Fond Du Lac to save on some gas. Just watch the wind reports, once you get a decent breeze the waves can pick up in a hurry. It's not uncommon to have 3-5' waves in a heavy blow if the wind is north or south. Feel free to shoot back any questions about the lake you might have. If you do make it up, be sure to sail north and say hello to the fine folks of the Neenah-Nodaway Yacht Club! We're very active on the lake so you'll likely see a few of us out.
  8. Sea_Squirrel

    Significant Other Participation

    We sail together all the time, both on race night and regular cruising. I wouldn't change it for the world! We've actually come across a number of typically older guys that bash on their wives when talking to us about sailing, I can only feel bad for them. To each their own, but I can't imagine not wanting to experience this without my partner.