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Hi,
I'm considering buying a smaller 20'-25' boat, probably next year. I've basically ruled out trailer sailing due to the rigging/unrigging time involved each time out, however I would rather not pay for a slip either. I was wondering though if there are any marinas in the Chicago area that offer spots to store the boat on the trailer with the mast up, close enough to a ramp with no overhead power lines, etc. I'm guessing the ones in the city itself probably don't due to lack of space but what about some of the ones further out, especially north of the city? I'd be willing to drive as far as Racine WI (although I did stop by Reef Point Marina the other day and didn't see anything) or Michigan City IN.

Secondary question, are there any issues with storing swing keel boats in the water?

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Mike
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Hi,
I'm considering buying a smaller 20'-25' boat, probably next year. I've basically ruled out trailer sailing due to the rigging/unrigging time involved each time out, however I would rather not pay for a slip either. I was wondering though if there are any marinas in the Chicago area that offer spots to store the boat on the trailer with the mast up, close enough to a ramp with no overhead power lines, etc. I'm guessing the ones in the city itself probably don't due to lack of space but what about some of the ones further out, especially north of the city? I'd be willing to drive as far as Racine WI (although I did stop by Reef Point Marina the other day and didn't see anything) or Michigan City IN.

Secondary question, are there any issues with storing swing keel boats in the water?




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Mike
Try Crowley's Yacht Yard. 3434 E. 95th Street. 773-221-9990
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I don't think you will be able to launch on your own at Crowley's. They would have to drop you in from the travel lift, no ramps that I know of. Its a long ways down to the river from street level. I could be wrong.

Hey Knotty, round two tonight.
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There is a new boatyard just up the Calumet River from Crowley's...I know a few people storing there this year..for almost HALF what I'm paying. Grrr.

Not sure of the name, will try and find out.

Found it:

Skyway Yacht Works
773-734-7777
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