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Anyone available for a delivery to Muskegon tomorrow? some people bailed. It's going to effin beautiful. Tomorrow = Wednesday 10/05/2011

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Anyone available for a delivery to Muskegon tomorrow? some people bailed. It's going to effin beautiful. Tomorrow = Wednesday 10/05/2011

 

stupid job. always getting in the way

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Cheddar land ski day for asshole sailors: January 7/8?

 

I believe that's the NFL wildcard weekend.

 

Count me in, daughter too, red if he's in town.

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By the way, I'm absolutely up for winter-olympic shenanigans.

 

Be careful what you sign up for... this is some professional drinking and partying, none of that amateur sissy blue can stuff!

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By the way, I'm absolutely up for winter-olympic shenanigans.

 

Be careful what you sign up for... this is some professional drinking and partying, none of that amateur sissy blue can stuff!

 

Oh chaos, I don't think you've ever seen the movie ski school 2. My life is loosely based on the novel adaptation of the film.

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By the way, I'm absolutely up for winter-olympic shenanigans.

 

Be careful what you sign up for... this is some professional drinking and partying, none of that amateur sissy blue can stuff!

 

Oh chaos, I don't think you've ever seen the movie ski school 2. My life is loosely based on the novel adaptation of the film.

 

The scary part is I have seen that movie... which one of the chicks are you supposed to be?

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If your boat is still in the water, get on up to Corinthian & race! Should be a nice night.

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Columbia Yacht Club is doing the Boater's Bash again -- good time last year.

The price is right AND both Mount Gay and 312 are sponsoring so expect free rum and beer. (beats the $85.00 Mac dinner or the not yet announced $65 CYA event.)

2011BoatersBash_2 (2).pdf

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Cheddar land ski day for asshole sailors: January 7/8?

 

I believe that's the NFL wildcard weekend.

 

I'm in!

 

Avatar is in!

 

Little chaos is in!

 

Making reservations at the Betty Ford Clinic for January 9th.

 

Chaos

 

I think if I am using there weak ass web site correctly, the room rate is just $135 with no add-ons.

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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?

 

The Frostbiting NOR's & SI's with all the other info is now posted on the CYC website.

 

Hope to see a lot of people out Sunday or back at Balmont after racing around 12:30 to watch football and drinksome beers.

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thanks to the Circus family & crew for loading the boat with beer & people for our last race of the season. We were the loudest & fullest boat on the lake last night & the only boat with pornographic shadow puppets on the jib.

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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?

 

The Frostbiting NOR's & SI's with all the other info is now posted on the CYC website.

 

Hope to see a lot of people out Sunday or back at Balmont after racing around 12:30 to watch football and drinksome beers.

 

 

Here is the link to sign up and pay for CYC frostbiting through yacht scoring.

 

Note this is only for the V15's and Laser sailors - 420's need to come down this sunday and fill out Charter info first.

 

The Sonor was sold out for the fall Sunday afternoon fall series by CYC members so there will be no charters available.

 

You can come down on Sunday at 9 AM to sign up and pay in person also--

 

Sunday looks like a great day for sailing hope to see a lot of people out racing or back at the club for frosty cold beverages.

 

 

Frostbiting sign up

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thanks to the Circus family & crew for loading the boat with beer & people for our last race of the season. We were the loudest & fullest boat on the lake last night & the only boat with pornographic shadow puppets on the jib.

 

nothing like burying the rail (at the bow) in <5kts of breeze.

 

good times.

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thanks to the Circus family & crew for loading the boat with beer & people for our last race of the season. We were the loudest & fullest boat on the lake last night & the only boat with pornographic shadow puppets on the jib.

 

 

Those shadow puppets were kind of fun to watch :D

 

Thanks to everybody on Circus for making the last race a fun race. Did we win ......... the party?

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WTF? Page three, winter hasn't started and we're in hibernation.

 

bump

 

 

 

 

thanks to the Circus family & crew for loading the boat with beer & people for our last race of the season. We were the loudest & fullest boat on the lake last night & the only boat with pornographic shadow puppets on the jib.

 

 

Those shadow puppets were kind of fun to watch :D

 

Thanks to everybody on Circus for making the last race a fun race. Did we win ......... the party?

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I suppose we should thank the CYC race committee for getting one race off for the Lasers/Vanguards on Sunday. It must have been just as frustrating for them as it was the competitors.

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Anyone want to sail tomorrow? I am off work due to slow construction.

 

 

falling back to page two...

Somebody go sailing with Grinder. It's a beautiful October day out there. I can't, this work thing gets in the way.

 

Now, let's get thread keep this thread going...anyone have a story of a certain 70+ ft making and appearance in the area? I've got nothing.

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Anyone want to sail tomorrow? I am off work due to slow construction.

 

What time are you thinking?

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Anyone want to sail tomorrow? I am off work due to slow construction.

 

What time are you thinking?

maybe Wednesday at noon? Can't do today now, too many errands.

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Anyone want to sail tomorrow? I am off work due to slow construction.

 

What time are you thinking?

maybe Wednesday at noon? Can't do today now, too many errands.

 

Ah, I can't do a daytime sail because of work. Bummer.

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Now, let's get thread keep this thread going...anyone have a story of a certain 70+ ft making and appearance in the area? I've got nothing.

 

Glory Andrews 77

 

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Up at Larsen, eh? Hope they have enough depth to get out. Who's the lucky owner? Someone's gonna be looking for some serious numbers for crew, eh!?

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Up at Larsen, eh? Hope they have enough depth to get out. Who's the lucky owner? Someone's gonna be looking for some serious numbers for crew, eh!?

 

How about a lifting keel! 14 feet to 9.5.

 

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Is this the old Alchemy 77 built for the 2003 Mac?

 

Andrews 77

 

 

"Alchemy" of this design finished first in the 2003 Chicago to Mackinac Island Race and

then retracted it's 14 foot draft keel to 9.5 feet for a prime mooring inside the anchorage.

 

Alchemy - Andrews 77

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Up at Larsen, eh? Hope they have enough depth to get out. Who's the lucky owner? Someone's gonna be looking for some serious numbers for crew, eh!?

 

 

Good see that the boat went to a good Chicago yard that can handle a boat that big.

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Page 2 WTF?

 

Big Badda Bump ~

 

Sorry for a hijack, and I know it is a ways off, but *gasp*, I've been tasked with organizing the Winter Anarchy 2012 Party that coincides with Strictly Sail Chicago. We have a venue picked out that will handle 500 people, Mt Gay is already on board for as a sponsor. Historically the event has taken place on Friday as not to interfere with the Pink Pony party at CYC on Saturday. However, as Veuve Clicot is the P3 sponsor, we are considering doing the WA12 party on Saturday as well. The big question is have the party of Friday or Saturday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I vote Friday for Goddamn sure. Having 2 sailing parties on the same night in the offseason is just silly. You are limiting your crowd & it's disrespectful to the other parties & organizers involved, not to mention it pisses off people like me that want to attend both functions. Please do it Friday. - James.

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I vote Friday for Goddamn sure. Having 2 sailing parties on the same night in the offseason is just silly. You are limiting your crowd & it's disrespectful to the other parties & organizers involved, not to mention it pisses off people like me that want to attend both functions. Please do it Friday. - James.

 

We can do it Friday! We need a band to play - know of anyone?

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Is this the old Alchemy 77 built for the 2003 Mac?

 

Andrews 77

 

 

"Alchemy" of this design finished first in the 2003 Chicago to Mackinac Island Race and

then retracted it's 14 foot draft keel to 9.5 feet for a prime mooring inside the anchorage.

 

Alchemy - Andrews 77

 

 

Not sure she was really designed for the Mac specifically, but she had some run in her. Seemed to me I recall talking to the crew and they had West Coast plans all along. It was a nice boat. Not sure how she got passed along. Seems as though I heard she was changed a few times, but I may be wrong.

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This could be the sailing party of the year with Vegas as head of the organizing committee (or we could all end up in the slammer). No matter it will be good. I vote for Friday also.

 

 

Page 2 WTF?

 

Big Badda Bump ~

 

Sorry for a hijack, and I know it is a ways off, but *gasp*, I've been tasked with organizing the Winter Anarchy 2012 Party that coincides with Strictly Sail Chicago. We have a venue picked out that will handle 500 people, Mt Gay is already on board for as a sponsor. Historically the event has taken place on Friday as not to interfere with the Pink Pony party at CYC on Saturday. However, as Veuve Clicot is the P3 sponsor, we are considering doing the WA12 party on Saturday as well. The big question is have the party of Friday or Saturday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bb

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This could be the sailing party of the year with Vegas as head of the organizing committee (or we could all end up in the slammer). No matter it will be good. I vote for Friday also.

 

 

Page 2 WTF?

 

Big Badda Bump ~

 

Sorry for a hijack, and I know it is a ways off, but *gasp*, I've been tasked with organizing the Winter Anarchy 2012 Party that coincides with Strictly Sail Chicago. We have a venue picked out that will handle 500 people, Mt Gay is already on board for as a sponsor. Historically the event has taken place on Friday as not to interfere with the Pink Pony party at CYC on Saturday. However, as Veuve Clicot is the P3 sponsor, we are considering doing the WA12 party on Saturday as well. The big question is have the party of Friday or Saturday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bb

 

Eeek thanks for the.. err... ahhh.. vote of confidence -

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as for entertainment...

 

The Polkaholics

 

"No beer in Heaven"

 

 

This could be the sailing party of the year with Vegas as head of the organizing committee (or we could all end up in the slammer). No matter it will be good. I vote for Friday also.

 

 

Page 2 WTF?

 

Big Badda Bump ~

 

Sorry for a hijack, and I know it is a ways off, but *gasp*, I've been tasked with organizing the Winter Anarchy 2012 Party that coincides with Strictly Sail Chicago. We have a venue picked out that will handle 500 people, Mt Gay is already on board for as a sponsor. Historically the event has taken place on Friday as not to interfere with the Pink Pony party at CYC on Saturday. However, as Veuve Clicot is the P3 sponsor, we are considering doing the WA12 party on Saturday as well. The big question is have the party of Friday or Saturday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bb

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as for entertainment...

 

The Polkaholics

 

"No beer in Heaven"

 

 

This could be the sailing party of the year with Vegas as head of the organizing committee (or we could all end up in the slammer). No matter it will be good. I vote for Friday also.

 

 

Page 2 WTF?

 

Big Badda Bump ~

 

Sorry for a hijack, and I know it is a ways off, but *gasp*, I've been tasked with organizing the Winter Anarchy 2012 Party that coincides with Strictly Sail Chicago. We have a venue picked out that will handle 500 people, Mt Gay is already on board for as a sponsor. Historically the event has taken place on Friday as not to interfere with the Pink Pony party at CYC on Saturday. However, as Veuve Clicot is the P3 sponsor, we are considering doing the WA12 party on Saturday as well. The big question is have the party of Friday or Saturday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bb

 

 

Grinder? Any OTHER Bands interested in playing?

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I vote Friday for Goddamn sure. Having 2 sailing parties on the same night in the offseason is just silly. You are limiting your crowd & it's disrespectful to the other parties & organizers involved, not to mention it pisses off people like me that want to attend both functions. Please do it Friday. - James.

 

We can do it Friday! We need a band to play - know of anyone?

 

My vote

 

Beggars Banquet

 

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Yea baby, Groovy baby!!! (Austin Powers accent)

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I vote Friday for Goddamn sure. Having 2 sailing parties on the same night in the offseason is just silly. You are limiting your crowd & it's disrespectful to the other parties & organizers involved, not to mention it pisses off people like me that want to attend both functions. Please do it Friday. - James.

 

We can do it Friday! We need a band to play - know of anyone?

 

My vote

 

Beggars Banquet

 

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Yea baby, Groovy baby!!! (Austin Powers accent)

 

We could do video concerts with a projector, sound board, and a set TOAs

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I vote Friday for Goddamn sure. Having 2 sailing parties on the same night in the offseason is just silly. You are limiting your crowd & it's disrespectful to the other parties & organizers involved, not to mention it pisses off people like me that want to attend both functions. Please do it Friday. - James.

 

We can do it Friday! We need a band to play - know of anyone?

 

 

try to get The Tossers

 

seriously rockin fun punk shanty stuff

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I really like the idea of that awesome Rolling Stones cover band from the Bi-State.

 

Either way, I can get drunk enough that it won't matter.

 

 

Awesome is an overused word these days dude...the band wasn't that good..

 

Maybe next year you can get a ride on Tri State boat, because for the first time in many years, in Michigan City we had food as good as St Joe but cheaper and a band that was better..The Unit with Waz...

 

Unfortunately because of Chicago sailing politics and the weather... no one came to the party but the 100 guys who wished you were all here to enjoy it with us..

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I really like the idea of that awesome Rolling Stones cover band from the Bi-State.

 

 

Either way, I can get drunk enough that it won't matter.

 

Awesome is an overused word these days dude...the band wasn't that good..

 

Maybe next year you can get a ride on Tri State boat, because for the first time in many years, in Michigan City we had food as good as St Joe but cheaper and a band that was better..The Unit with Waz...

 

Unfortunately because of Chicago sailing politics and the weather... no one came to the party but the 100 guys who wished you were all here to enjoy it with us..

WTF does politics have to do with not going to MC?

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there's also that pesky depth issue

 

 

Agreed it'sn a problem for some, but a Syd 41 touched but got in and out, a 40.7 was here and a Mumm36, 10r, 36.7 and 37r get in and out every week..

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I really like the idea of that awesome Rolling Stones cover band from the Bi-State.

 

 

Either way, I can get drunk enough that it won't matter.

 

Awesome is an overused word these days dude...the band wasn't that good..

 

Maybe next year you can get a ride on Tri State boat, because for the first time in many years, in Michigan City we had food as good as St Joe but cheaper and a band that was better..The Unit with Waz...

 

Unfortunately because of Chicago sailing politics and the weather... no one came to the party but the 100 guys who wished you were all here to enjoy it with us..

WTF does politics have to do with not going to MC?

 

 

I don't want to get in a pissing match with you Jim because I know you planned to come and would have really enjoyed it..

Politics..there are a lot of 40,7 and t10 guys who would like to do the Tri State...

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I really like the idea of that awesome Rolling Stones cover band from the Bi-State.

 

Either way, I can get drunk enough that it won't matter.

 

 

Awesome is an overused word these days dude...the band wasn't that good..

 

Maybe next year you can get a ride on Tri State boat, because for the first time in many years, in Michigan City we had food as good as St Joe but cheaper and a band that was better..The Unit with Waz...

 

Unfortunately because of Chicago sailing politics and the weather... no one came to the party but the 100 guys who wished you were all here to enjoy it with us..

 

More likely the lack of Zulus kept us away.

 

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The only reason you are pissed off with the red coats killing spear chuckers is that it left fewer for you guys to turn into tobacco farmers..

 

you at crowleys tomorrow?

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don't forget the awesome random festival always going on at mich city. not only did you have the band at the club, you could walk over and see some random-ass country band and some sort of bizzaro heavy metal band. and eat funnel cake. not just any old funnel cakes, but funnel cakes with candy on them! it was amazing.

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Ryan's Irish Pub, Michigan City, quite enjoyable.

 

 

Kitchen caught fire..it's been closed a couple of weeks for a rebuild...I'll let you know when it reopens..

The Shoreline micro brewery is better and closer to the boats..

Oh I forgot..you quit ...

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Big Badda Bump ~

 

Sorry for a hijack, and I know it is a ways off, but *gasp*, I've been tasked with organizing the Winter Anarchy 2012 Party that coincides with Strictly Sail Chicago. We have a venue picked out that will handle 500 people, Mt Gay is already on board for as a sponsor. Historically the event has taken place on Friday as not to interfere with the Pink Pony party at CYC on Saturday. However, as Veuve Clicot is the P3 sponsor, we are considering doing the WA12 party on Saturday as well. The big question is have the party of Friday or Saturday?

bb

 

Vegas - Thanks for taking on the job as as the WA12 party planner.

 

Good luck and let us know if you need any help,suggestion,or wise cracks,etc.

 

I'm sure we'll be glad to 2nd guess, criticize, and disagree with every move you make!

 

May I make a small suggestion that you get a small group or committee to help and just plan it yourselves and then just ask all the anarchist to say "thank you" after they've had a great time at the SA12 party.

 

You'll get a lot less grief and everyone will have more fun! Just my 2 cents.

 

Oh - one thing - Keep it on Friday or I won't come to your party!!!

 

Good Luck,

 

5D

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I really like the idea of that awesome Rolling Stones cover band from the Bi-State.

 

 

Either way, I can get drunk enough that it won't matter.

 

Awesome is an overused word these days dude...the band wasn't that good..

 

Maybe next year you can get a ride on Tri State boat, because for the first time in many years, in Michigan City we had food as good as St Joe but cheaper and a band that was better..The Unit with Waz...

 

Unfortunately because of Chicago sailing politics and the weather... no one came to the party but the 100 guys who wished you were all here to enjoy it with us..

WTF does politics have to do with not going to MC?

 

For us it had nothing to do with politics at all, we had planned on doing MC all along, but the weather forecast for Monday was NASTY (and turned out to be correct). We opted to race back on Sunday instead, much to our crew's disappointment! (and mine!)

 

Much like last year's Tri-state how the Friday night leg got messed up due to huge waves, nothing to do with sailing politics at all!

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Big Badda Bump ~

 

Sorry for a hijack, and I know it is a ways off, but *gasp*, I've been tasked with organizing the Winter Anarchy 2012 Party that coincides with Strictly Sail Chicago. We have a venue picked out that will handle 500 people, Mt Gay is already on board for as a sponsor. Historically the event has taken place on Friday as not to interfere with the Pink Pony party at CYC on Saturday. However, as Veuve Clicot is the P3 sponsor, we are considering doing the WA12 party on Saturday as well. The big question is have the party of Friday or Saturday?

bb

 

Vegas - Thanks for taking on the job as as the WA12 party planner.

 

Good luck and let us know if you need any help,suggestion,or wise cracks,etc.

 

I'm sure we'll be glad to 2nd guess, criticize, and disagree with every move you make!

 

May I make a small suggestion that you get a small group or committee to help and just plan it yourselves and then just ask all the anarchist to say "thank you" after they've had a great time at the SA12 party.

 

You'll get a lot less grief and everyone will have more fun! Just my 2 cents.

 

Oh - one thing - Keep it on Friday or I won't come to your party!!!

 

Good Luck,

 

5D

 

 

It WILL be on Friday! I'm already working with Cathy from Mt Gay to secure the Volcano room at the Bottom Lounge - there might even been some rum and beer there too -

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Rum is good.

 

We are putting our support behind the Columbia Yacht Club Boaters Bash on Nov 12th, in leiu of the Fake Yacht Prom this year.

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I think the last time we had an SA night at the movies was "Morning Light". I'm thinking the new Johnny Depp movie "The Rum Diary" is sailing related...ish

 

Anyone in?

 

Chaos

 

I'm a hater, granted, but I have a deep hatered for movie theaters. If we could all promise to be quiet during the airing of the film, and promise to join me in beating the living dogshit out of the fuckstick that doesn't shut their piehole whilst the movie is playing; I'm in.

 

I don't talk in movie theaters... I'm too busy texting.

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Beautiful time of the year out on good ole lake michigan

 

 

Rest Of Today

Northeast gales to 35 kt increasing to storm force winds to 50 kt late. Rain. Waves 7 to 10 ft building to 14 to 18 ft this afternoon.

Tonight

North storm force winds to 55 kt. Rain. Waves 20 to 25 ft.

Thursday

North storm force winds to 50 kt diminishing to gales to 40 kt in the afternoon. Rain in the morning...then a chance of showers. Waves 20 to 25 ft subsiding to 15 to 20 ft.

Thursday Night

North gales to 40 kt becoming northwest and diminishing to 20 to 25 kt overnight. Chance of showers. Waves subsiding to 10 to 14 ft.

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Rum is good.

 

We are putting our support behind the Columbia Yacht Club Boaters Bash on Nov 12th, in leiu of the Fake Yacht Prom this year.

 

 

Great way tostick a dagger in the back of a dying organization!

 

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News just showed about 8 various boats, power and sail, dis-moored and banging up against the Adler Planetarium.

 

They don't look like they'll be floating for long.

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News just showed about 8 various boats, power and sail, dis-moored and banging up against the Adler Planetarium.

 

They don't look like they'll be floating for long.

 

Ch 2 News

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Boats Knocked Off Moorings Near Museum Campus

Oct 19, 2011 10:49 p.m.

 

 

CHICAGO (CBS)—Several boats moored in Lake Michigan near the Museum Campus were knocked loose Wednesday night amid strong winds and high waves.

 

Chicago police said several boats came loose from their moorings and began crashing into the concrete wall along the lakefront of the Museum Campus around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Between 16 and 20 boats were knocked against the concrete wall near the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, damaging the vessels. A number of boats sunk.

 

A high wind warning has been issued through Thursday morning and waves on Lake Michigan were as high as 25 feet at times, prompting officials to close parts of the lakefront to visitors.

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Great way tostick a dagger in the back of a dying organization!

 

 

Maybe more along the lines of seppuka than a knife in the back?

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Boats Knocked Off Moorings Near Museum Campus

Oct 19, 2011 10:49 p.m.

 

 

CHICAGO (CBS)—Several boats moored in Lake Michigan near the Museum Campus were knocked loose Wednesday night amid strong winds and high waves.

 

Chicago police said several boats came loose from their moorings and began crashing into the concrete wall along the lakefront of the Museum Campus around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Between 16 and 20 boats were knocked against the concrete wall near the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, damaging the vessels. A number of boats sunk.

 

A high wind warning has been issued through Thursday morning and waves on Lake Michigan were as high as 25 feet at times, prompting officials to close parts of the lakefront to visitors.

 

 

I see the party barge banging around in there. Shocked that the seaworthy vessel was not appropriately secured...

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Hey - anyone going to the CYC offshore awards on Fri? What kind of party is is?

 

 

Invite - Tie optional.

 

End off season crew get together for the owners to pick up the CYC regatta pickle dishes.

 

Awards for the offshore fleet etc....

 

- 5D - chicksrace2 - ancker yanker will be there sitting together please join us for a drink or 2.

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OK - Now that we know that no one was hurt with all these boats that broke loose from their mooring balls last night in Monroe Harbor.

 

I just can't imagine how screwed the owners of those boats are going to be:

 

1. Insurance

2. CPD towing and tickets

3. Private towing

4. Salvage & re floating

5. DNR Police

6. Westec / Park District

7. All your gear and electronics

8. Yard Bills etc.

9. And your boats gone!!!

 

What a mess!

 

If you sail or race on someone else's boat - just be thankful to the owners of those boats.

 

5D

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Hey - anyone going to the CYC offshore awards on Fri? What kind of party is is?

 

I'm going - wear your chainmail and drysuit

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OK - Now that we know that no one was hurt with all these boats that broke loose from their mooring balls last night in Monroe Harbor.

 

I just can't imagine how screwed the owners of those boats are going to be:

 

1. Insurance

2. CPD towing and tickets

3. Private towing

4. Salvage & re floating

5. DNR Police

6. Westec / Park District

7. All your gear and electronics

8. Yard Bills etc.

9. And your boats gone!!!

 

What a mess!

 

 

If you sail or race on someone else's boat - just be thankful to the owners of those boats.

 

5D

 

 

If the mooring fails its Chicago harbors burden - I know a guy that has a sweet new paint job, new electronics and a comp'd slip at dusable as a result

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I drove past South Monroe last night. Didn't look to me like many of those boats were going to be repairable.

 

A few roller-furled sails down in Burnham aren't even useful as paint tarps. Another windfall for sailmakers.

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OK - Now that we know that no one was hurt with all these boats that broke loose from their mooring balls last night in Monroe Harbor.

 

I just can't imagine how screwed the owners of those boats are going to be:

 

1. Insurance

2. CPD towing and tickets

3. Private towing

4. Salvage & re floating

5. DNR Police

6. Westec / Park District

7. All your gear and electronics

8. Yard Bills etc.

9. And your boats gone!!!

 

What a mess!

 

If you sail or race on someone else's boat - just be thankful to the owners of those boats.

 

5D

 

Well - these owners get a shitton (metric) more for their boats by "selling" them to the insurance company than they would get trying to sell them. Ever thought about why the incident rate of total losses have been up significantly over the past few years?

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DuSable Harbor report.

 

"F" (for fucked) dock: some finger piers have broken lose and are ~20 degree incline.

 

Warning posted on gates of "E", "F". and "G" docks not to enter; I would disregard if proceeding with caution.

 

Sunk boat at the pump out, as well as few smaller boats severely damaged including a failed roller furling forestay at the east end of "D" Dock.

 

A number of furling jibs destroyed.

 

As for insurance, I believe that unless the policy was written for a specific amount regardless of replacement cost, owners of 30 year old boats will be lucky to get present market value. Some of those boats may not be insured.

 

I wish that an insurance broker would comment, just to get a reality check.

 

On Sunday I saw a nice looking 26' sailboat with a furling jib and an outboard at Montrose harbor that the owner just purchased for $200 (two hundred bucks). The OB was worth at least 3 times the cost of the entire boat.

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Well - these owners get a shitton (metric) more for their boats by "selling" them to the insurance company than they would get trying to sell them. Ever thought about why the incident rate of total losses have been up significantly over the past few years?

 

Act of God? I doubt there was any preconceived insurance scamming going on in this particular instance. However, I'm sure there are a couple folks out there seeing the silver lining.

 

Believe it or not, there are some people out there that just love their moldy old POS 3kt litter boxes to death. And God love them. When I was working in the B.Y. I made a conscious effort to minimize my distain for some of the above mentioned vessels for one simple reason; I saw the care and love people would put into these boats. Folks would come down to the yard and spend days going through their routines with great care and diligence for some of these floating turds. At first I felt apathetic to the whole process. I even felt sorry for the dumb bastards. Then I realized, there was a love for these death traps that went deeper than twenty poorly applied coats of varnish. There were stories behind these relics.

 

We had one old crapper of a sloop that was minded by a little old lady every spring. It was the boat her and her husband had shared for years. He's no longer with us, and now she has the boat and the memories that go with it to remind her of her husband and the lifetime they spent together sailing. He must have been a piece of work too…

 

Then there is the school teacher that comes down and spruces up her 26 ft mold trap every spring. She cleans it out diligently and loads it up with fresh cushions and pillows. She’s not getting it ready to race around the lake; rather, she’s turning it into her little summer home. A summer home paid for by us the tax payers! That boat better be a POS!

 

And one of my favorites is the tub that has been hand painted around the cockpit by the kids. Smiley faces, flowers, and the like. And this boat is a total piece of crap. Normally I would even sit around to watch an affliction to society like this burn. But it’s a family boat for the kids to have fun on. Or it’s a bunch of stoned hippies… I’d like to think it’s a family boat, fuck you..

 

The number of Captain hats, pirate flags, swimming noodle floaties, plaques with retarded poems, you name it, and I’ve seen it. People love their crappy boats, no matter how ‘shit-a-fied’ they are. And who am I told make fun of their love, publicly…

 

I feel sorry for their loss. And I will cheer their good fortune when the insurance check arrives.

 

 

BB out..

 

What an incredibly eloquent soft spoken tribute BB. Bob Greene, eat your heart out.

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Well - these owners get a shitton (metric) more for their boats by "selling" them to the insurance company than they would get trying to sell them. Ever thought about why the incident rate of total losses have been up significantly over the past few years?

 

Act of God? I doubt there was any preconceived insurance scamming going on in this particular instance. However, I'm sure there are a couple folks out there seeing the silver lining.

 

Believe it or not, there are some people out there that just love their moldy old POS 3kt litter boxes to death. And God love them. When I was working in the B.Y. I made a conscious effort to minimize my distain for some of the above mentioned vessels for one simple reason; I saw the care and love people would put into these boats. Folks would come down to the yard and spend days going through their routines with great care and diligence for some of these floating turds. At first I felt apathetic to the whole process. I even felt sorry for the dumb bastards. Then I realized, there was a love for these death traps that went deeper than twenty poorly applied coats of varnish. There were stories behind these relics.

 

We had one old crapper of a sloop that was minded by a little old lady every spring. It was the boat her and her husband had shared for years. He's no longer with us, and now she has the boat and the memories that go with it to remind her of her husband and the lifetime they spent together sailing. He must have been a piece of work too…

 

Then there is the school teacher that comes down and spruces up her 26 ft mold trap every spring. She cleans it out diligently and loads it up with fresh cushions and pillows. She’s not getting it ready to race around the lake; rather, she’s turning it into her little summer home. A summer home paid for by us the tax payers! That boat better be a POS!

 

And one of my favorites is the tub that has been hand painted around the cockpit by the kids. Smiley faces, flowers, and the like. And this boat is a total piece of crap. Normally I would even sit around to watch an affliction to society like this burn. But it’s a family boat for the kids to have fun on. Or it’s a bunch of stoned hippies… I’d like to think it’s a family boat, fuck you..

 

The number of Captain hats, pirate flags, swimming noodle floaties, plaques with retarded poems, you name it, and I’ve seen it. People love their crappy boats, no matter how ‘shit-a-fied’ they are. And who am I told make fun of their love, publicly…

 

I feel sorry for their loss. And I will cheer their good fortune when the insurance check arrives.

 

 

BB out..

 

What an incredibly eloquent soft spoken tribute BB. Bob Greene, eat your heart out.

 

BB amazes me, so much insight into the people around him. He writes as he sees it with just a touch of humor. Someone please give him a column to write, but keep him away from high school girls...wouldn't want to follow the exact footsteps as Bob Greene.

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I, ID, for the first time in many months, will be able to leave work by 6pm today. Anyone downtown up for a drink?

 

Or anywhere in the city for that matter...

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DuSable Harbor report.

 

"F" (for fucked) dock: some finger piers have broken lose and are ~20 degree incline.

 

Warning posted on gates of "E", "F". and "G" docks not to enter; I would disregard if proceeding with caution.

 

Sunk boat at the pump out, as well as few smaller boats severely damaged including a failed roller furling forestay at the east end of "D" Dock.

 

A number of furling jibs destroyed.

 

As for insurance, I believe that unless the policy was written for a specific amount regardless of replacement cost, owners of 30 year old boats will be lucky to get present market value. Some of those boats may not be insured.

 

I wish that an insurance broker would comment, just to get a reality check.

 

On Sunday I saw a nice looking 26' sailboat with a furling jib and an outboard at Montrose harbor that the owner just purchased for $200 (two hundred bucks). The OB was worth at least 3 times the cost of the entire boat.

 

George,

 

Each individual boat owner buys insurance to suit their needs. The options that they may have chosen are: 1. Agreed Value; 2. Replacement Value; 3. Actual Cash Value; or, 4. Self Insure. Each one comes with a different premium amount and a different amount paid for a claim. You are correct George, on boats 30 years of age or older finding Agreed Value becomes quite a task and commonly those boats buy Actual Cash Value policies (where 30 years of depreciation is taken if the boat is 30 years old). There are no laws requiring boat insurance (sometimes we see it as a contractual requirement in the races we enter).

 

These claims will work out one of two ways when it comes to these vessels in the Chicago Harbor System run by Westrec.

1. If the boat owner's mooring lines parted, the loss will be the boat owners to deal with (and if they bought insurance, their insurance company).

2. If the anchor, anchor cable or buoy parted provided by CPD or Westrec, then the claim should be made with the Chicago Park District and Westrec.

This is how these claims should work out.

 

Other things to consider. There are differences between insurance policies, some will pay for wreck recovery (pay for the crane, divers and truck to haul the mess away) in addition to paying for the wrecked boat, others don't provide wreck coverage. You'll be able to tell which ones do when the boats are hauled away immediately, the ones that are still down in two weeks are the ones that didn't buy a good policy. Another difference is that most boats have a fuel tank and pollution is another coverage that can come into play. The maximum government fine from the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 for oil pollution is over $854,400 (for privately owned boats) and many of these boats could be hit with this. Again, some policies provide Pollution coverage, others don't.

 

While there are tons of insurance companies insuring boats, one of them about 2 decades ago decided they would not insure any boat that was moored in Monroe Harbor. They've stuck to their guns just due to these repeating break aways and sinkings in these storms.

 

Glenn T. McCarthy, AAI

Marine Insurance Agent

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I, ID, for the first time in many months, will be able to leave work by 6pm today. Anyone downtown up for a drink?

 

Or anywhere in the city for that matter...

 

I'm thirsty now. 6pm is too long to wait.

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Thanks Glenn for that info. Unfortunately, more ammo for the folks that want slips in Monroe.

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I, ID, for the first time in many months, will be able to leave work by 6pm today. Anyone downtown up for a drink?

 

Or anywhere in the city for that matter...

 

I'm thirsty now. 6pm is too long to wait.

 

+1 time for darkbar gargh! as i was writing that client emailed me... don't they know market closes on friday afternoon?

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