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  1. Beneteau First 10R. Seems like it checks all of your requirements and I believe one has done the Pacific Cup. A number of them for sale now well below 150k.
  2. Many thanks Shorthanded. Looking forward to getting over there. One of my favorite towns.
  3. We're a Chicago-based boat spending the week in South Haven next week with the boat. In the past, the SHYC has let us join them for their Thursday night series, which was a lot of fun. Great burger on the deck afterwards. Anyone know who is running the racing program there this year? Would like to connect and see if they'll have us back. Thx.
  4. There is a fine line between clever and stupid....
  5. Congrats. You made a great choice. Have a great season and keep us posted on your progress. I just wish I was as close to launch as you are. Eight more weeks to go here...
  6. I don't know what arrangements some of the class associations that displayed boats made to secure floor space at this year's show but I like the idea of dedicating some very cheap floor space to any of the traditional classes (read: classes with boats with reasonable entry-points; e.g., Lightning, Thistle, Snipe, etc.) that wants to bring a boat in and market its class association. The show could work with the class associations to offer discounts and other incentives to class members to increase attendance and market the fact that the show will be displaying boats with very reasonable entry points. Maybe they already do this and the Flying Scott class is the only one that takes them up on their offer. If that doesn't work, free beer, free parking and naked women seems like a good approach.
  7. Thanks BayRacer.
  8. Starting to think about Mac logistics and, in particular, return delivery. The boat may spend a week in Door County with crew after the race before heading back to Chicago. Thinking about Mackinac Island to Manistique and then on to either Sister Bay, Bailey's Harbor or Detroit Harbor. Alternative would be Mackinac Island to Beaver Island and then on to the Door County harbors. Aside from Beaver Island, never been to any of those spots. We're 34' and need 7' of water. Delivery to Door County will be short-handed. Thoughts?
  9. Got it. With Monroe as empty as it was last year, I'm surprised it wasn't included in the deal. Maybe the thought was that they didn't want to incent boaters to chose Monroe over 31st Street (although, it would seem to me that that's unlikely given the signficant cost differential between a can at Monroe and a slip at 31st Street).
  10. I may have been imagining this but I thought I saw someone write on this page or another SA forum page that the Park District was considering waiving the 25% surcharge for non-residents in order to encourage boats back into the harbors. That apparently didn't happen as my invoice included the surcharge.
  11. Sailmaker suggested that I look at swapping the stock rudder out for a Bene 36.7 rudder. Looks wider and deeper. No idea whether the rudder stock would fit. Thoughts?
  12. Any more news on the CYC frostbiting series? I checked the CYC website this morning and didn't see any updates. If I recall correctly, it starts this Sunday. Would like to register. Anyone out there know more than me on this topic?
  13. On vacation in South Haven the first week of August. Will have boat there the entire week. Any chance of joining local beer can races? Given that crew is largely extended family, would probably race JAM. If so, when and how? Many thanks, Wuffie