Might as well be 30

I got a call a few weeks ago from someone with a sailboat that they wanted to move from Saugatuck over to Chicago where it would be closer to home and easier to use. With any relocation my first question is always “How big is it…”, especially when it involves crossing the lake. I won’t […]

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More on crossing the Big Lake…

Just a Lake. A little while ago I posted a short note about crossing Lake Michigan in a smaller vessel. I’ve read comments by far too many people who think crossing a 100-mile wide body of water is a walk in the park because it is labeled as a lake. I’ve lived on a salt water […]

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Lake Michigan Crossing

I ran a 33 foot Carver between Saugatuck Michigan and Winthrop Harbor Illinois this week to delivery it to it’s new owners. It was a beautiful day and the weather was predicted to be calm with waves on the lake at 1 foot or less. Of course this did not turn out to be the […]

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An Adventure – Part III

Misadventures on the water always have the potential to turn in to real trouble, even deadly situations, at the drop of a hat. Although we did not get ourselves in to a situation that could have resulted in damage to the vessel or bodily harm one simple decision could have quickly changed the outcome. After running […]

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An Adventure – Part II

The boat was in poor condition overall but since the marina it was in was just as bad we decided to try to get it over to Michigan City or somewhere a little farther down the lakeshore. After checking the boat over a bit more I decided it would be safe to make the short trip. […]

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