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Search: Posts Made By: UrbanChicago
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-06-2011
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,613,133
Posted By UrbanChicago
I don't think any manufacturer cares what you...

I don't think any manufacturer cares what you think if your preferred vessel is a used, older boat. Beneteau knows where the profit lies and they build boats for that market. Their Sense series is...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-15-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 6,873
Posted By UrbanChicago
My son has been sailing on Lake Michigan since he...

My son has been sailing on Lake Michigan since he was 10 months old. We have a few rules though:
1) Supervised by an adult with absolutely no other responsibility on the boat
2) In a comfortable...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,250
Posted By UrbanChicago
I really appreciate the comments so far. I have...

I really appreciate the comments so far. I have spent the last few years crewing on a nice newish boat and recreationally sailing on old beat-up boats.

If I'm going to get my daysailer, it's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,250
Posted By UrbanChicago
One of the other alternatives that I am...

One of the other alternatives that I am considering is a Schock Harbor 25, by the way.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,250
Posted By UrbanChicago
A problem I have with the Laser 28 and the J...

A problem I have with the Laser 28 and the J boats is the traveler cutting the cockpit in half.

I am open to suggestions for alternatives, but the idea is really just relaxed day sailing with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,250
Posted By UrbanChicago
Alerion Express 28 and small kids

I have lately been toying with the idea of a used Alerion Express 28 as a day sailing boat here in Chicago on Lake Michigan. It seems like a good choice:
1) Under 30 feet = the cheap rates in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,733
Posted By UrbanChicago
There is another possible explanation. The...

There is another possible explanation.

The earth is not perfectly round, satellite orbits are not perfect, clocks are not perfect, etc. Every so often the GPS satellites broadcast updated info to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,610
Posted By UrbanChicago
What is also interesting is that there will be 3...

What is also interesting is that there will be 3 different interiors offered, ranging from very minimal and lightweight to something that is very cruising-oriented with all the bells and whistles. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,610
Posted By UrbanChicago
It's an interesting boat. They claim that having...

It's an interesting boat. They claim that having the mast further aft than normal allows the interior to be improved. It will be interesting to see in person. I've been told that this boat will be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,922
Posted By UrbanChicago
Boatwoman, Thank you very much for your reply. ...

Boatwoman,
Thank you very much for your reply.

Could you tell me how well your boat sails in light air? That seems to be all we get in the late summer in Chicago.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-18-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,922
Posted By UrbanChicago
Wow, that sure is a ton of money. I am a bit...

Wow, that sure is a ton of money. I am a bit surprised as Chuck Paine's new venture offers 4 designs being sold as:



I am intrigued, so perhaps I will contact them and ask about expected build...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-18-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,922
Posted By UrbanChicago
Thank you for the info. I did some more...

Thank you for the info. I did some more searching and noticed that Chuck Paine is now selling plans for a "MKII" version of the Annie. He seems to really like that design. I wonder what it would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-18-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,922
Posted By UrbanChicago
Morris Leigh 30?

I've seen one for sale locally for what seems like more than a year and have always found it to be an interesting boat. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information on the internet about the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 3,779
Posted By UrbanChicago
That has nothing to do with patents. Some people...

That has nothing to do with patents. Some people do this with original works of their own in an attempt to establish a time reference for their copyright. It's cheap but not all that great. You've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By UrbanChicago
New marinas approved in Chicago

Great news as the City Council has approved two new marinas totaling more than 1000 slips.

One will be adjacent to Navy Pier (right downtown), will reserve significant space for transient boaters,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By UrbanChicago
"shaken, not stirred" Is that really the...

"shaken, not stirred"

Is that really the name of the boat, or did someone come by and paint that on the hull afterwards?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By UrbanChicago
Thanks for the comments. One thing we hadn't...

Thanks for the comments. One thing we hadn't considered was a toddler never sitting still and always needing attention. I suppose we'll have to deal with it if the timing dictates.

We certainly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-18-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By UrbanChicago
Minimum age for children on a 6-month cruise?

My wife and I are already planning for the time when we both leave our current jobs for something new. The last time we did this, we went backpacking all over Europe for a few months before...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By UrbanChicago
Definitely take the Tenn-Tom in Mobile. It will...

Definitely take the Tenn-Tom in Mobile. It will put you in the Ohio River about 15 or 20 miles east of the Mississippi River along the Illinois/Kentucky border. It's a much shorter trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By UrbanChicago
From the Chicago Tribune: Searched called...

From the Chicago Tribune:

Searched called off for Illinois seamen on world voyage
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 8,584
Posted By UrbanChicago
I don't think it's a good idea to do it in the...

I don't think it's a good idea to do it in the middle of the night. People that notice call the police when you are acting suspicious. Be bold. It's your boat, you own it, you have a valid rental...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8,742
Posted By UrbanChicago
What sort of permits are required?

What sort of permits are required?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By UrbanChicago
Can anyone speak to the difference between the...

Can anyone speak to the difference between the Ericson 34 and the Ericson 35 MKIII?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By UrbanChicago
After some thought, I think I am going to start...

After some thought, I think I am going to start looking at the Ericson first. I see 5 or 6 of the MKIII on yachtworld and, well, wouldn't mind a few weekend trips to see parts of the country I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By UrbanChicago
Rorke, We have taken some lessons from...

Rorke,

We have taken some lessons from Chicago Sailing in the past few years and we have also rented the Hunter 326s from them. Part of the allure for owning our own is that we are not at all...
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