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  1. Not that I'm aware of, there are however 2 Express 27's for sale in Detroit. What type/size are you looking for in a PH Mac charter? That info may help you connect better to someone on here.
  2. I know what you mean. I just wasn't ready to trade up an Express 27 for a VOR-65 because I couldn't go with a different sailmaker.
  3. This hurricane was quite a nail biter from here on the sidelines in Michigan. In the end great news that my family evacuated Naples and Bonita Springs. Even better that their homes had little damage. Of course it's great news that casualties have been very light in Florida and didn't continue like they did in the Caribbean islands. It's good that people today are talking about damage in material terms and not in terms of loss of life. I'm bummed to share that one of my favorite watering holes in the state suffered severe damage. Let hope that Stans gets up and running soon, but as far as I can tell all that will take is some new refrigerators, fryers, picnic tables and porta potties: http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/11/hurricane-irma-stans-goodland-has-extensive-flooding-and-wind-damage/654420001/
  4. Those may be 3 ways to go about it. Another way is to do a write up and send it yourself, it's worked for me.
  5. I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking the same thing. A quick stop on any boat during that time last Sunday morning would have been problematic. Also blowing everything and letting the kite go could have fouled the prop.
  6. Oh yeah, I didn't see you in there! J/33, J/92 and C7C99 don't really fit either. To make matters worse, in my opinion you're in one of the most competitive classes.
  7. Class splits are posted. In true flip flop fashion BYC went back to grouping boats more by type rather than by ratings bands. FWIW I see the merits of both approaches and don't really care what they end up doing in this regard. For me it's Class D on the new Freedom. We've been getting our fair share of humble pie on the new boat this season, I'm prepared for more of the same, but hoping for the best.
  8. I'm sailing up on Bad Dog with Larry My only predictions at this point are a Mackinac Eve Phish show and another fun race!
  9. Freedom (ex British Solider) came over with a double ended set up. However it's not to either side of the cabin top. One end is lead to the port cabin top and the other comes out the bottom of the vang like a traditional set up. I'll snap some pics the next time I'm out there. All in all we like the set up and see no reason to change it.
  10. So many regattas, so little time. Good issue to have! There will be many chances in the future to come together for events in our part of the Great Lakes. Hopefully more J111's start coming into the area until then!
  11. Agreed. This year for the owner and crew will be mostly about getting up and running and wrapping our heads around the boat. We expect to be involved in more Lake Michigan stuff in future seasons, but not the first year. There are many opportunities for us to get things going in the Huron/Erie side of the mitten. BOD, Cleveland race week, Mills and PH Mac come to mind. FYI there are presently 6 111's signed up or Bayview Mackinac. The NOR states 10 boats for a OD class, but we may be able to twist arms for a OD class with 8. A couple of more boats from Cleveland may get us over the hump.
  12. Freedom will be based out of Grosse Pointe Park, MI. She's in Cleveland right now because that's where she cleared customs. She's scheduled to sail to Lake St. Clair on Friday.
  13. The new Freedom (ex British Solider) landed in Cleveland today! Photo by eway.
  14. 4/5 Chicago-Mackinac 18 boats Port Huron Mackinac 6 boats LTYC Ugotta Regatta 1 boat 18 boats for Chi Mac, right on! That's going to be a awesome class!! Those of us on the other side of the mitten just need 2-4 of you to keep going past Mission Point and down to Port Huron. I promise you that you will not sail off the edge of the Earth, which is the only reason I can come up with after all these years of trying to figure out why fewer Chicago boats come over to play.
  15. 2/24 Chicago-Mackinac13 boats Port Huron Mackinac 6 boats. OD class is starting to look like a reality! LTYC Ugotta Regatta 1 boat. Freedom expected to register.