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Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City

Hi agarcia,
Took a look at Incredible yesterday. Just figuring out now if I'll be jumping for the rest of this season, or waiting until next. Thanks for the information.

LongTall,
Just heard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 4,676
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: The great sailboat giveaway!

I notice the OP has stopped responding, seems to me there are motives at work other than disaster relief. I've come up with a few venture ideas over the years (one even sailing related) that work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: my sailing lifestyle started

Best of luck, where can we follow the progress of the project boat? Didn't see a blog link on the site.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 72,748
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Not to go into my monthly budget here, but my income supports my family living in a nice house in a nice neighborhood in a very expensive city and state. We have everything we need and most things...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-30-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City

Thanks agarcia, will be looking into OCY. Are you a member there?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-21-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City

I'll definitely take any info on Olson or any other time-share systems in the Chicago area. Already looked at SailTime and Pinnacle, they seem pretty damn expensive for what they're offering. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 72,748
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I do, the point isn't lost on me. Hard work is the same, whether it's maintaining a cruising lifestyle on a shoestring budget, or rising through the ranks in corporate or industrial workplaces. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 4,339
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: Looked at a boat last night...Update.

I've got to move, need an ocean nearby. Lake Michigan is no substitute, and Chicago makes it too expensive to live and enjoy life at the same time. Good luck.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 72,748
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Regarding budget limitations causing people to stay away from sailing...

Any suggestions for "budget" sailing in major metro areas, specifically Chicago. There are plenty of cheap boats out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 72,748
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Regarding the generations, there's this amazing difference in people's attitudes and lifestyles, and I notice more and more that I'm right in the middle of this huge generation gap. At the age of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By w00dc4ip
Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City

Hi All,
35 year old "sailor to be" from the west suburbs of Chicago here. Only manage to get out a few times a year locally with a friend that has a boat in Burnham, but enjoy sailing a lot and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By w00dc4ip
Re: Hello from Chicago!

Hey Jimmy,
Chicago guy here as well. Was about to post my hello and intro and say your greetings from Chicago, so figured I'd shoot in and say hi first. So hi, maybe I'll see you at one of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-18-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By w00dc4ip
Not quite an answer to your direct question, but...

Not quite an answer to your direct question, but since you're apparently local to Chicago....

A few summers ago, I took lessons to learn the basics of keel boats at Hammond Marina. Price was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,600
Posted By w00dc4ip
This is why we're still in this mess...

Our government leaders really need to get their collective heads out of their a$$es and look at what's going on around them. Here's what happens if they eliminate the mortgage interest deduction,...
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