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Old 10-01-2017, 14:36   #1
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Hello from NW Minnesota

Good day. Never posted on a forum before, oddly daunting. Finished 27' gaff yawl this winter. Gonna get on one of our larger lakes this summer and learn how to sail her. I have only sailed a melon seed skiff for experience. Any advice would be welcome.
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Old 10-01-2017, 15:16   #2
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Re: Hello from nw minnesota

As a former resident of St Paul, MN my advice is move south, far south.
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Old 10-01-2017, 16:07   #3
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Old 10-01-2017, 16:17   #4
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You know it doesn't exist without pictures!!

Good job, would like to see it...


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Old 10-01-2017, 16:28   #5
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How nice of you to want to see her. I'll have to get someone to show me how to get the picture to move here.
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Old 10-01-2017, 16:56   #6
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I think this is the picture.
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Old 10-01-2017, 17:10   #7
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Well, that didn't work...


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Old 10-01-2017, 18:14   #8
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I hope this works.
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That worked, you built this yourself? That is awesome!


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Old 10-01-2017, 18:34   #10
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Built yourself? I'm impressed!!! Ccccccccccold enough for you/me?

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Old 10-01-2017, 19:19   #11
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I believe the proverb goes: what don't kill ya makes you stronger.
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Take her to Lake of the Woods or Rainy Lake. Stunning sailing on both. If possible take her to Lake Superior.

The weather changes really, really fast and a lee shore is always close so be ready to take down the sails quickly. Remember water is very cold so you are probably dead if you fall off your boat.

Research the rules for crossing the Kanukian border. You can get a special allowance from Kanukian and US authorities to go between the two countries easily.
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:13   #13
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Yes indeed to rainy, our family's passion is canoes we have spent many days up in canoe country. Our main goal is to have her on south Shore of superior, (apostle islands), when we can do so safely. You have sailed rainy lake, where would you moor her?
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I would try to find someone with a mainland lake home and an unused dock. Rainier is probably ideal
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Seabird, what a beautiful boat. I'm certain you will get as much pleasure from sailing her as you did building her.
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