Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City
35 year old "sailor to be" from the west suburbs of Chicago here. Only manage to get out a few times a year locally with a friend that has a boat in Burnham, but enjoy sailing a lot and have been browsing boats for sale for the last 3 years. Only 2 reasons I haven't bit yet is my lack of free time to get out sailing and the price of slips at Chicago harbors. Prices on used boats seem to be getting better though, and Hammond Marina isn't that far when figuring traffic into Chicago and the crowded nature of downtown. Maybe later this year or next I'll be asking for local help getting launched. In the meantime, I'm available as crew on rare occasion if anyone has a need.