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Forum: Boat Reviews   04-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By agarcia
Considering a 81 Pearson 323

Thanks WayneCatt! I had a feeling that this was not usual.
Forum: Boat Reviews   04-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By agarcia
Considering a 81 Pearson 323

This weekend was the beginning of my search for a sailboat. I looked at a Bavaria 32, Pearson 30, Islander Bahama 30, Catalina 30, O'Day 30, and finally a Pearson 323. After evaluating condition and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-14-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By agarcia
1st time buyer looking for guidance

By crossings and cruising, I mean around and within the Great Lakes. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By agarcia
1st time buyer looking for guidance

Hello All,
This spring I plan on buying my first sailboat. I feel this is a major purchase, and I'm looking for some hints and pointers. Sure I have bought cars and homes. The first car I bought...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By agarcia
Opinions and thoughts on purchase

Thanks for the replies and advice. I have no intention of cutting away from the sailboat unless in the UNLIKELY event it's pinning me down underwater because of a capsize or it decides to repurpose...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By agarcia
For Lake Michigan from May to October it's...

For Lake Michigan from May to October it's usually between 50 to 70 F. I usually sail during the week so boat traffic is lighter. This probably would increase the likelihood of more time spent in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By agarcia
Opinions and thoughts on purchase

Hi
So I solo sail on the Great Lakes and would like to eventually progress my way upward towards costal/offshore down the road. (couple years down the road). Anyways today I bought my first pfd,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-16-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By agarcia
Single-handed sail on Lake Michigan

This past Thursday I was able to get out on the water for my fourth single-handed sail ever. The conditions were challenging but manageable. The wave heights were averaging 4-6 ft with the occasional...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By agarcia
Yes I currently have a partial share of the...

Yes I currently have a partial share of the Ranger 29.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By agarcia
Re: Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City

I added all the files to this super basic website.

ocy-info | Wix.com (http://axgarcia81.wix.com/ocy-info#!home/mainPage)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-21-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By agarcia
sailing for time deprived in Chicago

You may want to consider Olson Classic Yachts out of Monroe harbor. I currently participate in the program for a Ranger 29. It cost $1850 for a considerable block of credits and even includes free...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-03-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By agarcia
looking for a crew member

I have #2 2hr blocks of rental time on a J22 at Belmont Harbor in Chicago. I have completed ASA 101 and have been out sailing with my wife for 5 outings. She doesn't care much for this size of a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-12-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,542
Posted By agarcia
I guessing we should've reefed or ?

So my wife and I went out sailing today on Lake Michigan on a rented J22. This was our 4th time out by ourselves since we completed ASA 101. The first three times out were very easy going with winds...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-05-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By agarcia
Hello from Chicago

Well, my wife and I just completed ASA101 about three weeks ago. We had a blast learning from our instructor Teri at Torrensen Marina in Muskegon,MI. So far we had two trips out on a rented J/22 from...
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