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Search: Posts Made By: marcusn
Forum: Other Destination 08-26-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By marcusn
Launching at Lake Geneva WI?

Wondering if anyone can recommend a simple launch spot into Lake Geneva. Williams Bay, Fontana, anywhere.

I've got a Zuma on a trailer, but truthfully, she's easier to carry to the water than get...
Forum: Lake Michigan 08-26-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By marcusn
Door area

I realize I'm late to answer, but for the benefit of the future...

The eastern coast is fairly shallow, rocky and exposed to the larger lake. On the other coast of the peninsula, there are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By marcusn
Blisters on my hull! (see pic)

Yikes!
Getting my boat ready yesterday, I noticed a small area of blisters near the waterline. They don't appear too severe, but thought sharing with the experts here might yield another opinion.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By marcusn
still not sure if I need to repaint hull below waterline

I'm thinking I don't need to repaint. Can I know by look or feel of the hull?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By marcusn
How do I know if I need to repaint the bottom?

When I bought my 1975 fresh water boat last year, it appeared the bottom had been painted 2 or 3 years ago. It's been kept in Lake Michigan for 3 months each of the last 2 summers. Should I repaint...
Forum: Lake Michigan 04-17-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,146
Posted By marcusn
Great Lakes Naval Station question

Hey folks,

Kind of weird, but GLNS let me (a civilian) in for the summer. I've got a slip there for my Ericson27 (still awaiting launch) and am wondering if there's anyone else here with...
Forum: Lake Michigan 03-25-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By marcusn
Great Lakes Naval Station Winter Storage

I believe, if you subject yourself to a background check, and clear it, you can store there. Navy folk, I'm sure, get first rights. Check with the department of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)...
Forum: Lake Michigan 03-25-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,371
Posted By marcusn
In more simplified translation (from Ojibwe), it...

In more simplified translation (from Ojibwe), it means 'big water'
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By marcusn
Winter cover - remove stanchions?

Here in Waukegan IL, it seems the most common thing sailboat owners do us wrap their boats with large tarps, that wrap over top of the life lines and stanchions. Why don't more people remove their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,717
Posted By marcusn
good old boat (print) vs. practical sailor (online)

Both seem like GREAT resources.

Just wondering which one (if at all) is more preferred.

Thoughts anyone?
Forum: Lake Michigan 09-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,371
Posted By marcusn
haul out? when?

Wow! What a summer!
My first ever 'big' boat, I bought an Ericsion 27 late in fall '07, and finally got her in working order late in June '08. We've got a slip in Northpoint Marina (Winthrop Harbor)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,818
Posted By marcusn
nicro solar airvent in plexi hatch cover

HOW TO CUT THE HOLE?
3.5" hole saw
or
jigsaw

HOW TO SEAL THE VENT?
Marine silicon
or
something better
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,088
Posted By marcusn
I 2nd the notion of a good experience at the WM...

I 2nd the notion of a good experience at the WM in Highland Park (on Skokie Rd). Very friendly folks who know their products, and are far more flexible than what you'd expect from a bigger retail...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-27-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By marcusn
Not sure how to navigate to the L. Michigan email...

Not sure how to navigate to the L. Michigan email list to re-post this.
Can anyone help?

Thanks
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-27-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By marcusn
family friendly marina north of Winthrop Harbor

First year cruising on L. Michigan, and would love to take my wife and 3 kids (14, 12, 9) on an overnighter to either Racine, or somewhere just south of Milwaukee. I'd like to keep the sailing time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,433
Posted By marcusn
shore power with out shore power

No shore power on my boat.

since I won't be motoring much, I'm thinking I might need to charge the batteries occasionally this summer while in the slip. I was thinking I'd get a 30amp to 15amp...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 7,539
Posted By marcusn
Ghost 13

Way back when, the first boat I could talk my dad into buying for us (my brother, dad and me) was a Ghost 13.

I have to say, I did NOT like this boat much at all. It is far too tippy feeling for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By marcusn
gelcoat or not to gelcoat?

I'm in the process of covering two old thru hulls on my fiberglass boat.
Given both these patches are below waterline, I'll be painting them. Is gelcoat under the bottom paint necessary? I'm...
Forum: Atomic 4 05-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By marcusn
Need an A4 mechanic (north of Chicago)!

What a day I've had. Excitement, hope, frustration, determination.
Went over the last of my todo lists on the boat early this morning, and got the forklift to drop her into Lake Michigan (Winthrop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By marcusn
Thanks all

You know those random thoughts that hit you in the middle of the night?
Yup. I realized (around 3:14am) that my question was very much a 'rooky' one.

Duh.
How could I let out the main sheet if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By marcusn
creating topping lift

The used boat I recently purchased appears to have no extra line coming down from the top of the mast to create a topping lift.

I'm thinking I can create one by using the hook that comes off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 18,319
Posted By marcusn
Here's a homemade idea

I copied this from someone else on another thread thinking I'd try it this summer. I can't vouch for it (yet).


_______________________

I made my own using only line and a couple of SS eyes....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By marcusn
capping bolts in handrails

I just re-attached the hand rails on my 1975 boat, and it appears they have been off for several years.
I through-bolted them into the cabin, and backed them with some SS fender washers.

On the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By marcusn
Boom-- internal outhaul jammed

Upon inspecting the boom of the 1975 Ericson 27 I purchased late last fall, it seems as if the internal mainsail outhaul is jammed on the boom.

The play line comes out of the spar about 2' in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By marcusn
new upholstery cost

Just had a quote to recover the 4 pieces of the interior foam (I cleaned from my 1975 Ericson 27) and also re-wrap the plywood for the 2 back support cushions.

Sunbrella fabric, with vynil on the...
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