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Today is our first day back at work after 9 days on the water.
We sailed just over threehundred miles on our little cruise.
The boat is currently lying in Monroe Harbor Chicago and we plan on sailing home, another 85 miles next weekend.
A good time was had by all. T34C joined us for a leg, but the winds only blew for about 3 hours that day. T was having a fun time, he sailed us out of the Milwaukee breakwall and South to Racine, till the winds died out and we had to start up the Westerbeke. Thanks Jim, the camaraderie was great that day.
The first set of photos are attached. (More to come if your interested.)


Port Washington, WI Breakwall Light



Manitowoc,WI


The SS Badger entering Manitowoc. She is the last coal burning steam driven vessel on the Great Lakes, a ferry that runs between Manitowoc WI and Ludington, MI


Julie in the aft torpedo room of the USS Cobia a WWII submarine and part of the Maritime Museum. 22 WWII submarines were built on Manitowoc WI. The gentelman in the photo actually served on board.


Julie on the aft deck, ringing the ships bell.

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Hope you enjoyed the cruise and p(b)o(a)sting about it, but next time remember that there are other people around, who don't get a chance to cruise at the moment, and who would love to kick you in the bilge for sharing your enjoyment, you lucky son of a loving mother!

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Julianna- Ships Log Supplimental.
1100 - Milwaukee, WI bound North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor, WI.
Wind N/NNE/NNW/NS/E @ 10-12-0 kts.

Had a great sail / motorsail with Tim & Julie. I think I scared the hell out of them when they saw my sail bag. I think they thought I was moving in for the weekend! Cruised along at 6-6.5 kts leaving Milwaukee. Had to alter course slightly to cross behind the high speed ferry from MI. At 35+kts we were going to give him the right of weight.

Tim was brave enough to give me the helm from Milwaukee to about Racine. He kept telling me how good his normal helmsman was (hint, hint), some german guy named Auto????

After a few hours we were somewhat becalmed and at the same time beset by black flies. At first they left me alone and seemed to be much more atracked to Tim, then he busted out the Off which promtly got the flies off him and onto me, forcing me to retreat out of the cockpit and turn the helm over to Auto. After loosing a few rounds to the flies, Tim decided it was time to go nuclear. It really didn't seem to change things other than create a green fog that hung over the boat for the rest of the trip, and make everything taste like Yard Guard. (I think I'm still tasting it!)

With the resulting depletion of Oxogen, and fatally toxic levels of Yard Guard on board Tim was forced to retire below for R&R. While Julie and I sat on deck trying to decide if we should contact the CDC, we began to notice the carnage left behind by "Tim the Fly Slayer" when the defenseless insects tried to escape only to die ALL OVER THE DECK. I can only imagine what affect these toxic flies will have on food chain of Lake Michigan. (Won't be going to any Friday Fish Fries for awhile.)

Anyway, after about 6 1/2 hrs we arrived safely and uneventfully at Northpoint Marina where my lovely wife came to haul my arse back home. Thanks Tim and Julie for a fun day on the water and a, great while it lasted, sail on your Benditoy. (After being on your boat, my wife is suddenly interested in boat shopping.)

Joeyk- If Tim was suddenly buying rounds of beers over the weekend, it was likely my PMYC dues I left with him.

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Tim and his lovely wife Julie aboard Julianna.

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Tim "standing" watch.

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Good stuff. Looked cold but given your clothing I guess not. Thanks.

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From the look of the stern rail in the photo...your Bendy has much in common with CD's Cat....you guys could get together for a pig roast!

Anyway nice reports and pics from all...enjoyed the reading!

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From the look of the stern rail in the photo...your Bendy has much in common with CD's Cat....you guys could get together for a pig roast!

Anyway nice reports and pics from all...enjoyed the reading!
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That's a highly evolved precision bratwurst cooking utensil of which Tim is the master operator. CD's contraption is some type of Rube Goldberg operation based loosely on architectural drawings of ancient devices employed in virgin sacrifices. Virgins being rather thin upon the ground in Texas, it's used primarily for re-heating IHOP leftovers.

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That's a highly evolved precision bratwurst cooking utensil of which Tim is the master operator. CD's contraption is some type of Rube Goldberg operation based loosely on architectural drawings of ancient devices employed in virgin sacrifices. Virgins being rather thin upon the ground in Texas, it's used primarily for re-heating IHOP leftovers.

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SailorTJK1! Great picts! Thanks for sharing your adventure! I grew up in Two Rivers (the city next to Manitowoc) so it is really neat to see picts from my "motherland"! Every time I go home, I visit the Manitowoc Maritime museum. DH (who grew up here in FL) thinks it is the greatest, and we always take the USS Cobia tour! I still want to tour Burger Boatyard...

Glad you guys had a great sail on the big lake!
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SailorTJK1! Great picts! Thanks for sharing your adventure! I grew up in Two Rivers (the city next to Manitowoc) so it is really neat to see picts from my "motherland"! Every time I go home, I visit the Manitowoc Maritime museum. DH (who grew up here in FL) thinks it is the greatest, and we always take the USS Cobia tour! I still want to tour Burger Boatyard...

Glad you guys had a great sail on the big lake!
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I'm glad you enjoyed them. Lots of Great Lakes History up in that area.

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Tjk, nice pics, Cap'n! Your wife is putting the moves on that old submariner, and you have the audacity to post pictures of it! Holy smokes!

Glad to hear you had a good time...
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