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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2013
Replies: 21
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Posted By xort
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

Here's a little taste of what you'll encounter:


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By okawbow
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

If your mast height is less than 50 feet above the water; you can have the mast up, once you get to St. Louis. It's a lot more pleasant without the mast in the way. You can also sail in some of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

I would also read Freedoms blog as I remember it had a lot of detail and value in it. I assume it is all still there if you look.\
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By xort
The main channel is minimum 9'. Its the...

The main channel is minimum 9'. Its the anchorages that get difficult. There are many stretches with no good marinas.
Have you checked with Hoppies on the Mississippi? You MUST verify they have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By xort
Crowley's Yacht Yard did ours. They let me stay...

Crowley's Yacht Yard did ours. They let me stay at their working dock for a few days while I prepped everything. When they pulled the mast, I couldn't believe how fast and efficient they were. Call...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Antibes
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

Skyway yacht works is just inside the Mouth of the Calumet river, very friendly staff and reasonable. Keep my boat there in the winter.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

I am sure you will get advise from others that have done the trip, but xort, who sometimes frequents here and Anything-Sailing.com did the trip last year in their Endeavor 42. They should have lots...
Forum: Her Sailnet Articles   11-28-2004
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Posted By Jim Sexton
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