lartaunt

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About lartaunt

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  • Birthday 02/23/1960

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    Grand Rapids MI/ Muskegon MI
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    Sailing, boating, automobiles, diving, Big Ten Sports, Sailing

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  1. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    Didn't it used to be Red? Sailed out of Milwuakee? Boat looks amazing! Great price for the condition!
  2. lartaunt

    West Michigan Thread

    Bump! Boats are flying out of the water this week with dreams of a better year next year. Muskegon YC finished racing on Oct 14. For the summer, we started racing on May 20, (two weeks later than normal) We started scoring races for our summer series on June 24, (6 weeks later than normal) Ran our races until Oct 14 (one week later than normal). Completed 16 races for our summer series, averaged 21 boats per race (Only 1 less than in 2019). For most of the season we did not hand out awards after racing but started doing that again in late August in a hands free fashion. MYC was open but limited capacity so mostly stayed outside. WE had no case of Covid reported at MYC to date (knock on wood), mask required inside and recommended anytime you couldn't keep 6 feet apart. In short we modified things but overall had a fun solid season. This was a nice piece of relative normalcy in a crazy Covid Summer with only a offshore races run. We sailed the Lake Mi Clipper Cup and had a great if a bit subdued time due to the Covid restrictions in both States. Still trying to figure out when and or how we can do an awards event but certainly it is pushed off from the normal November date into next year. Already making plans for next year and the return of the Queen's Cup finish to Muskegon. Tents, Bands, Parties, hopefully will be on tap by June of 2021!
  3. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    Ed did a review of a beautifully maintained J35 that is really quite good! Thanks Scott! Boat has some minor mods for comfort but is in absolutely pristine condition. Set up more for cruising but I have seen boats set up like this be very competitive on the race course too. Congrats to the owner on a beautiful J35, Link to video HERE
  4. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    Torresen's in Muskegon replaced mine about 18 years ago in place. I don't recall that they had any major problems removing and replacing (At least I don't remember any outragous bills or fiberglass work associated with it) . Mine is hull 105, 1985 build, I think they pulled the tank and yanked it down with a feeder line attached and pulled the new hose down with the feeder line.
  5. lartaunt

    West Michigan Thread

    With football season cancelled, any interest in a late Sept bouy race event in Muskegon?
  6. lartaunt

    West Michigan Thread

    Though I am being HEAVILY lobbied to get the boat to PH for their race. Delivery crews, trailers, and even PLEASE! LOL
  7. lartaunt

    West Michigan Thread

    This would be especially good if LTYC cancels the Ugotta. All the go fast boats doing the PH Mac will be back in Muskegon.
  8. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    Greetings All It is with great regret that I must announce the postponement of the J35 North American Championship Regatta scheduled for Sept 17-20, 2020 at South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Due to the current uncertainties of the SARS Covid 19 situation coupled with damage to the marina and protective break wall at SSYC and the associated uncertainties of the availability of safe dockage at SSYC this season, the OA in Consultation with the J35 Class Association has made the difficult decision to postpone the event until 2021. We expect it to be held in a similar time frame in Sept of 2021 but final dates are TBD. We are all very disappointed but we are facing unprecedented challenges right now with the high water and a global pandemic. Given the logistics of both the organizer and participants required to put on a NAC regatta we don’t want to be in a position where we need to cancel without sufficient advance notice, and we don’t want to put on a substandard event. We will be back stronger than ever hopefully in 2021 Sorry all
  9. lartaunt

    West Michigan Thread

    We are shooting to begin racing in Muskegon as soon as we can. Things will be different especially pre and post race for a while but we will be sailing.
  10. lartaunt

    Crew memberships required for racing at yacht club?

    I have been through the flags and am the long term treasurer of our 450 member club and this comes up periodically. It can't work unless the cheaper crew membership has significant restrictions as to use and of the club and then the problem becomes how do you enforce that. Can they only come in on Wed nights? How does the bartender know which class of membership they are? For the full members how come they get all the benefits I get for a lot less money? They can't vote? Big Deal. While I understand the sentiment that drives boards to consider "crew memberships" it is not practical and will significantly undermine the value of your full membership and/or destroy your racing program. It is just a bad idea when you get to the implementation regardless of how good it sounds in concept.
  11. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    I am hoping that the Chesapeake fleet will host a North American Championship Regatta in 2023. If someone would PM me about this it would be great!
  12. lartaunt

    West Michigan Thread

    Bump from page 3! Mac Registration is OPEN What is happening in West Michigan over the winter. New boats? Muskegon Race Schedule just got released and NOR's and registration up on Yachtscoring. Wally Cross coming to MYC for a program sponsored by Bluffton Bay Sails/ Quantum Feb 29th 2pm 2020 MYC Race schedule 1-21-2020 (1).pdf
  13. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    Hi Clarke! Great news that you have purchased Medicine Man. The boat has a great history!. I wondered how many J35's were still in Toronto. It used to be one of our larger fleets but we rarely here from anyone there anymore. _Web site with membership information can be found at www.j35.org and we also have a Facebook page (search for J35 class association), Would LOVE to see the Toronto fleet reignite and hold a NA Championship Regatta. PM me your direct contact info and we can begin to explore that possibility. Welcome to the fleet! Lartaunt
  14. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    2020 J35 North American Championship Regatta will be held at the South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee WI September 17-20, 2020. Measurement 9/17, racing 9/18-20/ SSYC will be providing free dockage and inexpensive or free haul and launch. Can also launch in Muskegon MI and motor the 68 miles across Lake Michigan as an option for Michigan boats. More details to follow but wanted to get the word out as I just had the dates confirmed
  15. lartaunt

    J35 Anarchist

    I have had mine redone both in side and out. Mostly tabbing on the inside. Also on at least one other in my area. Had persistent cracking at both ends of the keel and a lot of wobble. Eventually developed a leak. Ground out the whole joint and reglassed and it has been stiff and stable ever since. I am not finding pictures on my work computer. If I can find them on my home computer I will post.