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AppleJack1 10-20-2004 02:58 PM

Lake Michigan 19 foot and under
 
Hello all! Any tips on taking a small boat like a Flying Scot on Lake Michigan?

Denr 10-21-2004 05:34 AM

Lake Michigan 19 foot and under
 
Pick your day, watch the weather and stay out of my way, you''ll be fine.

maxcontax 10-21-2004 08:59 AM

Lake Michigan 19 foot and under
 
Set the boat up for quick and safe reefing in case you misjudge the weather--furler on the headsail or at least a downhaul, and for sure one reef in the main that doesn''t take a genius to put in. The rest would be judgement and common sense.

Paisan 10-22-2004 12:23 AM

Lake Michigan 19 foot and under
 
I second Denr''s motion, with the exception of the "stay out of my way" part - I don''t sail on Lake Michigan anymore.

I used to sail a Chrysler Mutineer on Lake Michigan on nice days - there''s usually a suitable weather window of about July 27th to Aug 8th, give or take 12 days... don''t miss it!

llebpmac 09-02-2012 05:18 PM

Re: Lake Michigan 19 foot and under
 
The sooner the better. And follow everyones advice.

Barquito 09-03-2012 02:27 PM

Re: Lake Michigan 19 foot and under
 
Bring all the CG required stuff for bigger boats. Radio, flares, horn, etc. If it is open cockpit, make sure it has positive buoyancy.

SailingLazy 09-10-2012 03:23 PM

Re: Lake Michigan 19 foot and under
 
I used to race on Lake MI in a fleet that included a 19' Lightning, not too different from a Flying Scot. He even flew a spinnaker most nights.

In most of the channels that go into Lake MI on the MI side, getting out of the channel will be the most exciting part of your trip. In a West wind, getting out of the channel may even be dangerous in the ports without breakwalls. Other than that, just pick good wind and wave days for your vessel.


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