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14 Hours Ago 09:38 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
I eschew tropical locations. Too easy for the beer to get warm.

MedSailor
Ya just gotta drink a little faster there mate
15 Hours Ago 08:03 AM
LaVarlope
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month



It ain't that bad guys, this is how we wait for the sailing season here in Qc.
1 Day Ago 07:15 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
Mike, get your butt out of that part of the world and rapidly sail to the land of palm trees and tropical waters. I wore a sweater the day the photo was taken because the temperature dipped to 60 degrees f.
You look cold Gary. Where's your touque? Here, let me send you one:

1 Day Ago 06:49 PM
Whitebread117
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I'm currently in Detroit- the southernmost edge of this particular "thawed" area. I assure you its still winter here- the sleet falling on my way to work this morning proves it.

If the lakes were located between Texas and Iowa they would be the boating center of the world. As it is, you can keep em
1 Day Ago 06:11 PM
MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Mike, get your butt out of that part of the world and rapidly sail to the land of palm trees and tropical waters. I wore a sweater the day the photo was taken because the temperature dipped to 60 degrees f.

Gary
I eschew tropical locations. Too easy for the beer to get warm.

MedSailor
1 Day Ago 06:01 PM
travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, get your butt out of that part of the world and rapidly sail to the land of palm trees and tropical waters. I wore a sweater the day the photo was taken because the temperature dipped to 60 degrees f.



Gary
1 Day Ago 05:13 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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What are you talking about, 9 months out of the year? Winter is over. Shipping season on Lake Superior opened Monday when the John G. Munson crashed through the ice to get out of Duluth harbor.
Maybe way down south , but not up here on the north shore. Still ice as far as the eye can see in Thunder Bay. We had a small American ice breaker (Alder) in a few days ago, but it wasn't able to make much progress. I hear they're bringing in a big Canadian breaker from the Atlantic to see if they can open up Thunder Bay.

Last year it was the south shore that had icebergs till June. Looks like it will be our turn this year .
1 Day Ago 12:12 PM
Minnesail
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Overstated. Its really only an issue 9 months out of the year
What are you talking about, 9 months out of the year? Winter is over. Shipping season on Lake Superior opened Monday when the John G. Munson crashed through the ice to get out of Duluth harbor.
Shipping Season Starts in the Duluth-Superior Harbor


And I saw on Facebook that after a couple false starts the Madeline Island ferry was able to break through. They said when it finally got going it took an hour and a half to break through two miles of ice to connect the island the mainland.

Winter is over, hoist your sails, get your swimsuit on!
1 Day Ago 12:04 PM
newhaul
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Have you ever considered reefing?
Nav where's the fun in that I don't reef in less than 20 knots wind but remember I'm 24 ft with a 3 ft draft full keel and 8 ft beam so I really don't lay over much definitely not more than 20° list
2 Days Ago 09:48 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
No tides and no salt. Sounds like paradise.

Oh, but there is that winter thing.
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Originally Posted by Whitebread117 View Post
Overstated. Its really only an issue 9 months out of the year
All kidding aside, the Great Lakes are pretty amazing. Lake Superior is truly an undiscovered country for cruiser who crave remote, pristine, completely uncrowded places to explore. It's an inland sea of immense beauty and power. Plus, it has no (real) tides, and no salt water.

You can't winter in the northern lakes, but some hardy souls do live on their boats year-round in Lake Ontario, and I would assume Lake Erie. There's a small chance we might try it this winter. More likely though, we'll jump on the motorcycles and head south.
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