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Search: Posts Made By: Dawghouseagain
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,034
Posted By Dawghouseagain
I would like to add that links to YouTube videos...

I would like to add that links to YouTube videos do not work. Clicking on the link takes you to a YouTube screen that states that the video could not be found. This happens regardless of whether you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Dawghouseagain
A very sad state indeed. Removing cans to get...

A very sad state indeed. Removing cans to get state funds? Only in Chicago. I love this city but it seems like more and more decisions around here are being made in the interests of this "state...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Dawghouseagain
You probably know this, but just in case, make...

You probably know this, but just in case, make sure you get approval from the harbor master before you take that dive. From Westrec's rules and regulations: "(1) No person shall swim, dive, water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Dawghouseagain
3!?! I am really sorry and I hope the boats you...

3!?! I am really sorry and I hope the boats you are connected to were not badly damaged. I am also interested in how/why they broke loose. I have often wondered quietly about maintainance on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Dawghouseagain
...More footage for those who are interested........

...More footage for those who are interested.....

Monroe Harbor Disaster - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGMaVjSGxw)

Monroe Harbor storm of the decade - YouTube...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Dawghouseagain
I dont even want to think about what the damage...

I dont even want to think about what the damage would have been like if this had occured a couple weeks ago before most people had hauled their boats. That south end gets pretty crowded with all of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Dawghouseagain
You are right about that south end. The debree...

You are right about that south end. The debree seems to have all accumulated at that southwest corner of the harbor. I am at SS16, on the south end right off the east wall. I recognize a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Dawghouseagain
The Windy city lives up to its name - boats damaged

We had a real gem of a storm here last night. High winds and waves of 25 feet in Lake Michigan. Several boats broke free of their moorings and were bashed against the stone walls that surround the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By Dawghouseagain
Wanted to check in and thank all of you for all...

Wanted to check in and thank all of you for all of the great advice.

Yes, I am in Monroe Harbor. It sounds like a couple of you are familiar with the area. It seems to me at least that there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By Dawghouseagain
Thats exactly how I used to furl it. I got a...

Thats exactly how I used to furl it. I got a nice tight furl by pulling on the jib sheet with one hand while pulling the furling line on the other. I think my mistake was not cleating the jib...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By Dawghouseagain
I will definitely change my ways when it comes to...

I will definitely change my ways when it comes to tieing everything down before I leave the boat next time. I was never careless about things before but from now on I will prepare for winds above...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By Dawghouseagain
Thanks knothead. The more and more I think about...

Thanks knothead. The more and more I think about it and look at the mast and groove the more I realize just how unlikely a bend or break at that point is. The only way I see any issue there is if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By Dawghouseagain
Hartley, I thought about having someone come...

Hartley,
I thought about having someone come out but the boat is on a mooring can about 200 yards from shore. I would imagine a tig welder takes alot of juice and not sure someone would be willing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By Dawghouseagain
Storm damage to mast - need advice

Fellow sailors, before asking for help, about me and my boat:
The boat is a 1981 Cal 2-25, sailed in Lake Michigan its entire life. Originally out of St Joseph , MI, now in Chicago. I am a newer...
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