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TSC tarp, bought two of them, only need the one larger one, which is what I'll do next year. I ran a 2x4 bow to stern held up by vertical 2x4's and tied to the deck cleats and mast. Kept it high enough to try to shed the snow and not gather on top, which will collapse everything, and kept it fairly tight to not have any slack areas to grab snow. So far it has worked, but I'll know better this weekend when we go up for a drive.

The sand bar off Beausoliel is great for entertainment. We were sailing out in the bay and I could hear the sound of a powerboat in the distance as it was passing by, when it suddenly stopped. Sure enough 36 ft'er ran himself right onto the sand bar at full tilt. He was standing in the water barely over his knees beside his boat. We continued on sailing for a couple of hours and passed by again to see the tow boat trying to get him off unsuccessfully. My wife was at a luncheon the next day and conversation with the guy sitting beside her lead to boats. He told her of his friends that had run aground the day before coming back from the Delawana and heading to Collingwood. Turns out he had to get the Coast Guard cutter to pull him off $$$$$$ since he was so badly stuck and had a tow back to Collingwood. Took out both drives, but luckily no leaks.
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Welcome Paul to Lake Huron.

We sail out of Bayfield. If you ever sail up to Bayfield drop in to Harbour Lights Marina and say hi.

All the best
Paul

PS Hey Dave S, after looking at your pics glab ours is stored indoors.

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Boat is 30ft, 9600lbs and 11ft beam. Cradle only has 4 pads, whereas the trailer had 10. Someday I would like to upgrade to a better cradle with 6 pads but there are other things to buy in the meantime.
The lake looks rough and not a single fish hut in sight.
Hey, I know that pier. Stood on both sides of it while we were up that way.
Looks just as rough in winter as it did in summer.
Only been up to the boat once this winter but the shrink wrap was doing a nice job of shedding the snow so I haven't been back.
Didn't think to take the camera, maybe next time.


Yours is probably along here, tried to spot it a couple of times but wasn't sure which one.

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I'm looking at Lake Huron Yachts for a summer slip. It shares the same access to the Lake as the Sarnia Yacht Club, and is better fo sailboats fo rhtis reason. Saves about 45 minutes fighting the current under the Bluewater Bridges. It'll be 5 or so yrs before I can get into the Yacht Club.
Hi Modul8, I am in the Sarnia Yacht club. If you are new to sailing and want to learn the club has a good adult sailing program that runs I think Tuesday and Thursday nights. They have the usual dinghies to learn on a two keel boats for adults. Also the local racers are always looking for new motivated crew. Just contact the club office about the lessons.

The answer to what happens when the north wind comes up is that if you are not in a berth behind the pier your boat will bounce around a bit. Not a real problem assuming you secure her properly. The entrance is dredged every spring and we try to maintain at least 7 feet on the range but you do need to be right on the range and go slow if you draw more than 6 feet or so.

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Huron Sailor Checking In

Hello fellow Huron sailors. I too have sinned but the power boat was sold and the new (to me) sailboat is "sale pending". I'm at Northport Marina near Augres on Saginaw Bay. Strictly shoal draft for sailors.

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Hello Countdemorny;
Welcome and good to see you realized the error of your ways. I'm located at the AuGres Yacht Club. Hope to see you out and about. Docbob - "Crysta" a Chrysler 26
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Countdamonet sorry about the mispell - Doc Bob - AKA Captain Barbanigra hope to see you at the Pirate Festival Aug 1st.
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Thanks "Doc" Bob,
I'll be bringing her up from St. Clair in the next couple of weeks.
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Hi everyone. We sail a Grampian26 out of the Municiple Marina in Bayfield Ont.
Heading out today for an afternoon sail although the winds are forcast to be
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"Doc" Bob,
We made the trip from Lake St. Clair to Northport this week. Had a big blow Wednesday near Gravelly Shoal with sustained 25kts and gusts to 31kts. We were motoring under bare poles when it hit and it lasted about 45 minutes.
We considered going into the Augres River instead of Northport 'cause of the meager channel there. At 5:45pm I called on the VHF for depth information at the river mouth but couldn't raise anyone at the State dock or at the Augres Yacht Club. I even called the State Dock on the cell phone and no answer. We finally entered Northport after the wind and waves subsided.
Can you tell me the depth at the mouth for future reference? Also, do you know the status of the State Dock? And finally, what's a pirate festival?
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