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Re: Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City

Hello from Chicago!

You should look around the Muskegon MI area for boat shopping, thats where a lot of people put up for the winter. A LOT of boats for sale there.

As for City side slips, put your name on the lottery list now and your kids MIGHT have a chance at a decent slip when they inherit your boat. I am exaggerating a bit of course, but that is really the case with the nicer spots. Slip fees per foot rival St Barts. Burnham is $105 a foot for a 35' slip for the season, plus %7 tax and other fees. Ouch.

For local winter check out, take a look at crowleys, some really good folks over there.

There are a couple time share type deals in the city as well, SailTime etc. Pricey but the boats are in good shape.

I am hoping that we do a SN meetup this year's Strictly Sail. Make sure to keep in touch when that time comes.

Matt in Chicago (Wicker Park)

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