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  1. Feasibility of cruising the Great Lakes in small steps

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello fellow cruisers, I'm thinking of cruising the Great Lakes this spring/summer, starting in Chicago and making my way east towards Buffalo. I'm wondering if this is feasible to do in a ON/OFF method, meaning, cruise for 2-3 weeks, anchor/store the boat for 2-3 weeks so I can return home...
  2. Where should i spend my summer?

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    i posted a thread a month or two ago about what boat should be my first. here's a link to the thread; The original plan was to get a small sailboat and float down the Mississippi. i ended up finding an O'day 25...
  3. Is the Great Loop route around the eastern US threatened?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Discussions of how to stop Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes seem to have gotten some authorities to think about separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi basins at the Illinois River. Could this threaten the Great Loop tour around the eastern US? Would it perhaps be an alternative...
  4. New to sailnet/ restoring a '76 columbia32

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all, My Name is Mark. I acquired a 1976 Columbia 32 last year and have been working to get her restored. This year Im attacking the soft deck spots. Anyone ever used the 8lb foam method for larger voids and then Epoxy inject the boarders? Thought I'd give it a shot in a select...
  5. Apostle Islands -- Crew wanted

    Crew Wanted/Available
    June 10 to 14, 2013. Kids aboard. Looking for crew that wants a liesure sail on a 49 foot Jeanneau 4 state room rental boat. Crew and capt. will split costs for rental, food and incidentals. It is a great time to cruise Lake Superior. Russ
  6. Chicago to South Manitou Island

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Good morning! I'm a completely inexperienced human being when it comes to sailing - I listen to Edmund Fitzgerald at least once a week, I've been 'tubing' on a lake and I've gone on a Carnival cruise, and that about sums up my seamanship so far ;) That being said, I am writing a short story...
  7. Lake Erie Cruise Guide Book

    Lake Erie
    Hey guys it's almost Christmas time and keeping with tradition I'm searching for gifts last minute.. I thought a great gift would be a Lake Erie and/or Great Lakes cruise and destination guide type book. I've searched and the best I've been able to find is this "Lakeland Boating's Lake Erie...
  8. Great Lakes to the Caribbean (route review)

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I just finished posting on my blog about potential routes to the ocean from the Great Lakes. If you've cruised from anywhere on the Great Lakes on out to the ocean, I'm interested to hear your opinion of the routes and any tips you might have. While my blog post isn't intended to be a...