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Old 21-12-2012, 13:02   #1
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If your dumb enough to live in Illinois . . .

If your dumb enough to live in Illinois, you deserve what you get. Last night after 60 m.p.h. winds along Lake Michigan, our well conceived, tried and true winter cover was demolished as well as half of our frame. We were sent pix from the marina and could not see if there was any other damage but we will once again begin the process of rebuild, repair and recover but this time in much colder weather. For ten years, we kept our boat in dry storage during the hurricane season in South Florida and weathered several named storms with no damage. Well, if your dumb enough to live in Illinois . . .
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Old 21-12-2012, 13:06   #2
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Re: If your dumb enough to live in Illinois . . .

Actually that is only one thing- there are MANY dumb things about illinoise! I would not live there if you gave me a million dollars.
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Old 21-12-2012, 13:12   #3
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I grew up in Maine and served 3 years in Iceland when I was in the service. The winter I lived in Chicago was the worst. A truly miserable and windy place.

Hope the repairs are minor and get south again soon.
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Old 21-12-2012, 13:21   #4
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Re: If your dumb enough to live in Illinois . . .

Rog.

If it would make you feel better I can post a pic of my sailboat in Wisconsin with two feet of snow on top of it. That wind was fierce!

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Old 21-12-2012, 13:36   #5
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I keep my boat in IL. on the Mis river about 40 miles south of Quincy, IL. That is why I'am back home in Kansas for the winter. Last winter was mild enough I could of stayed aboard but there just isn't much happening that time of year. I'll be back in March, once the holidays are over it isn't much longer. Hope you have decent weather to make repairs & no more problems during the rest of the winter.
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:44   #6
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Re: If your dumb enough to live in Illinois . . .

Yes man, I im one of those dumb folk in chicago. Back in 2010 I went to the trouble to frame a cover just to have it snatched off by a storm. Shrink rap is ok but a custom cover is the way to go. Can build you one if you like? Looking forward to the up coming season! Mild winter so far, digging that.
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Re: If your dumb enough to live in Illinois . . .

G'Day all,

I was born and raised in Chicago. Went to California for univirsity, found that folks there didn't have to hibernate. Loved that, never went back. But, for fiscal reasons our boats hailing ports (and our legal address) are still in Chicago. In our years of cruising in the South Pacific a great many conversations with passing locals have started with "Well, you're a long way from home". My answer is always "Thank god"!

For the OP, I truly feel for you, and hope that the repairs can be effected quickly.

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Re: If your dumb enough to live in Illinois . . .

It got down to fifty degrees here in Phoenix, and that is way too cold for me. Considering I was born in northern Michigan, I should be better tolerant of the cold. I guess sailing in the tropics for eleven years has rendered my blood permanently thin.
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