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|07-09-2008 11:01 AM|
Thanks for the replies and links!!
Funsail - My interior is pretty much nonexistant! The only thing really left is the bulkhead between the forward and main cabin. I've got a sketch from the factory of what was in the interior. Do you have any pictures or anything of the interior? One of our first goals with the interior is a dinette table and making seat cusions.
Sailort - Thanks for the links. I've applied for membership at the PMYC. We'd love to do the sail to Mackiniac, but I don't think we're going to have the boat ready for such a long trip so soon. Definetly next year though!
|07-09-2008 09:14 AM|
Originally Posted by JohnBoelte View Post
Lake Mac is connected to Lake Michigan by a short channel.
Your boat would do well on both Lakes.
Here is the link to our marina.
Michigan Marinas, Lake Macatawa Mi marina and boatyard - Boat Slips, Service, Winter Storage and Slip Rental - Eldean's first class marina and resort facilities, Southwestern, south west north Southeastern
I also hang out with a bunch of drunkard sailors out of Monroe Harbor Chicago. Check out "The Poor Man's Yacht Club" http://pmyc.net/
|07-09-2008 08:55 AM|
From what I can see in your pictures both have pretty much the same layout. Mine had a swing keel. I think the crank was under the steps coming in. This was 20 years ago. I was brand new to sailing and did things that now I would never dream of. As I recall it was a well put together boat and handled the ocean nicely. We had 4 adults on it for the trip. The tiller was kind of low in the back so I would stand up and hold on to the back stay and steer with my feet. I remember that it was pretty quick for a smaller boat. The Ice box didn't have a drain so when it melted there was a lot of water in it. I cured that problem by freezing 1 gal. water jugs which had 3 positive results, no water in the box, I could keep things cold and as it melted I had cold water to drink. I really don't have anything negative to say about it. My experience was so positive I went on years later to work up to a Morgan 60 schooner. Sorry for getting so wordy, good luck and lots of fun.
|07-08-2008 07:04 PM|
|JohnBoelte||FUNSAIL - tell me more about the boat! How did it perform? Do you have any interior pictures?|
|07-08-2008 04:55 PM|
|funsailthekeys||My 1st boat was an International 23, only it had a yellow hull. It was so much fun. I sailed it to West End on Grand Bahama Island. Had a wonderful trip and stayed 2 weeks. From Ft. Lauderdale it only took 10 hours. I learned alot on this boat. Your going to have a great time. Mine had Honda 10 HP on it. Yep, lots and lots of fun.|
|07-08-2008 01:56 PM|
Yep, that's 3M Wax/Restorer! It did a nice job on the hull, but the gel-coat on the deck is pretty bad. I think that we'll repaint her in a few years.
Tim: We're very interested in doing some sailing on Lake Michigan. We'd love to get into some group events or something! Got links to the places you guys sail out of?
|07-08-2008 11:10 AM|
Good luck with the rebuild.
When your all done you won't recognize her.
Lake Monroe looks like a very nice place to sail.
You can probably pack a tent and sleeping bag and than run that boat up on the beach and go camping. Should be a lot of fun.
If you ever get up to NW Indiana or SW Michigan, look us up.
We live in Porter and sail out of Holland.
|07-08-2008 10:46 AM|
Looks like a bottle of 3M wax/restorer there. Good luck!
Summer's a-wastin' get her sailing!
|07-07-2008 09:58 PM|
|teshannon||Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck.|
|07-05-2008 11:28 AM|
These are pictures I took the day after bringing her home. I've done a great deal of cleaning and am refinishing the teak with Cetol. I've repaired and re-rigged the mast with all new halyards and rewired the running light. I'll post more pice when she's all cleaned up.
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