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Forum: Cruising Videos   03-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By jlaprad
Re: Journey to the North Channel

Looks like a beautiful adventure with your family. Well done video too. Thanks for sharing. I was there some years ago, will be going back soon.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By jlaprad
Re: hello from ludington, mi

OK, I will try to post pictures again.
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh319/lapradjw/mackinaw%20boat/plans_zpsdb80d51e.jpg
This is the boat I'm building....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By jlaprad
Re: Saving to Buy a Boat, Halfway There!

I'm building my next boat, paying as I go. I have been building for the past 2 years and have $12,000 into it. Will have $15000-$18000 by the time I'm done but it will be paid for. Should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,677
Posted By jlaprad
Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

Thanks for posting, very cool story.
Forum: Apps & Authors   03-01-2013
Replies: 539
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 132,113
Posted By jlaprad
Re: Recommended Reading

Has anyone mentioned "Blue Latitudes" by Tony Horwitz? Its kind of a travelogue of following in the footsteps of Cooks sailing in the Pacific. Its pretty good...I am ready his latest "A Voyage Long...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico   03-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By jlaprad
Re: milwaukee to gulf of mex

I would like to do this sometime as well. It would be quite an adventure. My boat is CB shallow draft ketch rig. The masts are 26', would I still have to take them down?
Forum: Apps & Authors   03-01-2013
Replies: 539
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 132,113
Posted By jlaprad
Re: Recommended Reading

"Sea of Glory" by Nathaniel Philbrick. About the American Exploring Expedition in the 1840 to survey islands in the Pacific. Maybe already suggested but I just finished this book and it was good.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-01-2013
Replies: 3,400
Views: 850,939
Posted By jlaprad
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Ludington, MI. Sailing on Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-01-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By jlaprad
Re: New sailboat owner!

You know what BOAT stands for?, bust out another thousand.
Forum: Lake Michigan   03-01-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By jlaprad
Re: Circling Door County

Thanks for posting pictures Sailortjk1. This is motivation to get my boat built. This is where we plan to take our first cruise.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By jlaprad
Re: hello from ludington, mi

Thanks sailortjk1, I started my build 2 years ago. I have just finished glassing over the cabin and deck, need to fair it some more. I need to finish the cockpit area, I reworked the plans so it is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By jlaprad
hello from ludington, mi

Hey I decided to join this forum, looks like lots of useful information. I am finishing building my latest boat, a 25' "Mackinaw" boat that I will be cruising the Great Lakes in starting this...
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