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  1. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    ~215 Nautical between CCYC circle, Port Sheldon Buoy in MI, some point around SSYC in Milwaukee, ad back to CCYC circle (with a little carve east just north of Racine). Cruisers can choose to use their engines at certain times with a penalty multiplier like the Ensanada race ;-)
  2. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    South Shore YC in Milwaukee has been contacted and it's being thunk over. Some more Hollanders are in support. Any of the clubs in Chicago wanna entertain the idea? I think just a start is needed, competitors can take their own finish. Port Sheldon buoy, mid way between Holland and Grand Haven, might be the most accessible for us to go to and do a start here by me, and then would be a rounding mark for Milwaukee and Chicago racers. It's very scenic, strippers are known to sunbathe on it, sometimes even female ones. It's about 82 nautical miles from, say, the CCYC set of marks (are they being put in?). I feel like Blutarski in Animal House. "Nothing is over until WE say it's over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?!?" Maybe that's the inspiration for a name for this race(s)? Toga Toga Toga
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    Chicago Area III

    How about the world's longest fresh water triangle course... 3 simultaneous races, starting in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Holland. Start and finish from same town, round buoys off the other 2. Would that be ~250 nautical miles, maybe a bit more? Use government marks. Do it 3 bridges fiasco style with contestants choosing whether to go clockwise or counter (maybe), or not. Score each race individually and also an outright winner, maybe even score individual legs (take your own timing as you round). You get to start and finish in the same place and a mess of boats are close enough to any of the 3 start locations. Would be the first and last time the race is ever run. A couple of beers may have been drunk when this idea came up this week. No OA, this is anarchy, after all.
  4. the other mongo

    West Michigan Thread

    Who's the drunk ass that left a snowmobile there on the street? At about 46 seconds in.
  5. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    Don't call me Shirley
  6. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    I still love yelling "mast abeam" around other boats on the race course. Yeah, I'm that guy.
  7. the other mongo

    J/125 - A Real Unicorn

    Chris, just buy it. It's time.
  8. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    Dang Canadians
  9. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    All this free marketing for sailmakers
  10. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    Your 30 something friends cant socialize with people older than them? Sound socially inept... A 30 something may be capable of socializing with his or her grandparents and their friends but may just choose not to do so on a regular basis. My crew ranges in age from 16-75, roughly 14 people in the pool (most in their 20s or 40s) and we have a pretty good time on a bi-weekly+ basis. But if it is so hard for 30 somethings because they do not want to be exposed to someone 10 years older than them, then buy a boat and staff it with 30 somethings... Quite frankly, I don't want 30 somethings on my boat because they tend to have families and wives and a delusion that they should be doing something "more interesting" and become flakes. The best crew is HOT CHICKS 22-27 and then SOON TO BE DIVORCED GUYS 40+ if you want people to show up. Fixed it.
  11. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    True, all of it.
  12. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    Ritchie Geoghan's work is equivalent to Waterline. For what it's worth, several years ago I looked into redoing the bottom on a J24 and got a quote from Torreson's over in Muskegon. It was pretty good, a fair bit less than Waterline System's standard quote for J24 bottom rebuild. We never did do the work, we sold the boat. I had taken a bog boat over there for some mid-season keel work the year before and they did a knock out job for about 1/3rd what the owner was thinking it was going to cost. I would consider getting a quote from them.
  13. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    Did that work for you when posted it on Grindr? NTTIAWWT
  14. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    I know a J30 for sale, with a trailer.
  15. the other mongo

    Chicago Area III

    Blubs, was he a dinghy sailor or just a big boat kinda guy? How well did he trim a headsail? Was he circumsized?