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Old 24-09-2013, 19:18   #1
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Fall trip on Mille Lacs

As the unspeakable horrors of winter approaches, we've started a tradition of exploring of the 10000 Minnesota lakes before we are kicked off the mooring buoy for the season. Hey, it's sort of why we got a trailer sailor, right?

Anyway, thought I'd share a photo of our first real "beaching on purpose for fun", in Father Hennepin state park. Kids got to run around naked on the beach, and we cooked some ribeyes and watched the sunset with a good bottle of wine.. Awesome!

Also had a really great sail in 15-20 mph winds yesterday from the park to the public boat launch in Garrison. 18 nm in 3 hrs... In a 23 foot boat, that is basically averaging hull speed the whole way... We were surfing down waves and hit 8kts a few times.
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Old 26-09-2013, 11:59   #2
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Re: Fall trip on Mille Lacs

Awesome!..this weekend doesn't look so hot so sneak out tomorrow if ya can! How late do you keep the boat out on Mille Lacs? My folks have a place closer to the cities...I think my latest Hobie cat run was Oct 30 but I tend to get wet on that thing.
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Yeah, there are precious few weekends left... Normally, the boat is on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, but since we have to be off the buoy in early Oct and our winter storage is up north by Mille Lacs, we try to get up to sail there a couple times in the fall.
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