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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-18-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 20,650
Posted By mkeChris
First storm in a sailboat; lessons learned, advice wanted

I had a very similar experience last year. I was out in a Pearson Ensign with no motor. Gorgeous day. We headed out of the harbor with full sails. 20 minutes in I looked back at the city and saw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2010
Replies: 1,112
Views: 285,145
Posted By mkeChris
Lake Michigan - Overnight Crossings

Here's a shot I took off the stern during the 2008 Queen's Cup

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cQeQsTRLtIk/SMic33uLYdI/AAAAAAAAA3c/SkXxbn2ewgI/s640/DSC00016.JPG

Here's another from the same race in 2009...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By mkeChris
If you're not looking for racing crew...

If you're not looking for racing crew specifically, there's a group of us out of Milwaukee that do more cruising. A few of us may do the Queen's Cup, but we aren't really in it to win it. Drop by...
Forum: Lake Michigan   04-05-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By mkeChris
We've moved this event to the following weekend...

We've moved this event to the following weekend -- August 7th. Same plan as before... sail out saturday morning say hello, and sail home.

All are welcome -- I don't check sailnet too often, so if...
Forum: Lake Michigan   02-28-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By mkeChris
Lake Michigan Cruise - 7/31/2010

For all those interested a group of local sailors from Milwaukee and myself are planning a little cruise to the mid-lake buoy in the southern portion of Lake Michigan. It's not a race or anything,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-06-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By mkeChris
Fantastic! Thanks for the info! I had heard...

Fantastic! Thanks for the info! I had heard good things about South Haven as well. Plus they usually have a few boats of interest for sale there. Eldeans sounds nice. It looks like Holland has a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mkeChris
Ahhh a Triton.. I sure love those boats. You...

Ahhh a Triton.. I sure love those boats. You pics of your progress up on the Internet anywhere?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-05-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By mkeChris
How are the facilities there in Holland? I was...

How are the facilities there in Holland? I was really pleased with the marina just to the south of the inlet at Muskegon. They had tons of free showers, a nice dining area, and very nice staff.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-18-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 22,915
Posted By mkeChris
Depends on what's more important, quick or...

Depends on what's more important, quick or comfortable. If quick is what you're looking for, you can look at a J/22 or J/24. They have some cabin space and are fun to sail. They are not "beginner...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By mkeChris
Ahh Maders. They have great food there. I was...

Ahh Maders. They have great food there. I was actually just offered a share in a boat at McKinley marina. I have sailed with the guy quite a bit and loved hanging out after a good sail in the slip...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-14-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By mkeChris
Hey David, I don't own my own boat, so I sail...

Hey David,
I don't own my own boat, so I sail on anything that I someone will let me board. I am a member of the Milwaukee Sailing Center which is where I do most of my sailing. They have a nice...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By mkeChris
Thanks much! Hopefully the Pack starts to pick...

Thanks much! Hopefully the Pack starts to pick up some slack... I find myself missing the Favre days already :(
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By mkeChris
Hello from Milwaukee and Lake Michigan

Hey everyone!

So the sailing season is winding to a close in the great lakes and now it's time to get back to dreaming about sailing rather than actually being out there. I thought this might be...
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