I have sailed on this boat, given the right weather window, yes she would be a fun boat for the Great Lakes. Just becareful and watch and listen to the weather forecast carefully, as i am sure you have been told, the GL's can change in a heart beat and can get very nasty waves bulding. It can be blowing a nice calm 5 - 10 one minute and gusting to 30 a few hours later, than change back again all in the same day.
Where are you currnetly located?
We might be close enough to arrange a rendezvous.
We can work on that rigging with you, but its a pretty basic boat, not a lot of bells and whistles at least in the standard set up.
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