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Cool Hi from Chicago

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I've been lurking around Sailnet for a while now. I'm from Chicago and love sailing around Lake Michigan with my good buddy's in the PMYC (Poor Man's Yacht Club) and partying on the North Wall. I had a 1990 Hunter 30T that got loose from its mooring in Monroe Harbor late last year. After smashing into the concrete wall, she was declared totaled by insurance. Anyway, I'm looking for a new boat and have found SailingDog's Boat Inspection Trip Tips post to be invaluable in my current boat search.

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Hey Finny,

I'm from Wheaton, about 25 miles west of Chicago. I'm just getting into sailing but i'e been a onlooker for a long time. If you ever get that boat, feel free to let me know, i'll come out and help you take it out haha.
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WOW! I didn't realize Hunter had been around so long? Was she wood?


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Good call, definitely a 1990, not a 1900. Here's a pic of some "wood" post-crash. I think the toerail saved her from sinking, personally. I don't understand why Hunter stopped using them...

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Dear God, they let anybody in here.
Where is the hell is the Admin when you need him?

Hey Finny! I just had a great idea! We should invite all of Sailnet to your big day!!!

To all Sailnetters and AFOC's. Finny and his lovely fiancee Lidnsey are tying the "Knot" in Grant Park this summer.
Its a Park!, so if we all show up for the event he can't kick us out.

Send me a PM if you want the details.

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time to mobilize the 'terrorists', haven't 'destroyed' anything in at least a few weeks. not sure I can wait till summer. can we crash the bridal shower?
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Don't think I'll be available to crash the wedding. Where will they be honeymooning? Will there be a honeymoon crashing event? If Finny finds his replacement boat before the wedding can we paint Just Married on it?

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wow Grant Park, nice. Just make sure you didn't accidentally set the date for the Taste of Chicago. That would be like having 200 caterers!
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The honeymoon is in antigua then the BVI, and if you can find us, I'll buy you your first round. Oh and it's Lindsey, not Lidnsey and if you & your Sailnet buddies wanna crash it, they have to sail there too! No driving...

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Sorry bout that, Speling neber ws won if me stromgerr sebjext.
Ask the Dog, he'll tell you.

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