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Old 23-03-2013, 20:12   #106
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Re: Great Lakes Sailors?

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But if you're going to sail all that way, I'd sail the extra 2000 miles to Florida and winter there.
South - south - south ... that's definitely Plan A (or is it B, or C now ... plans keep washing away on the beach ). Once we turn south I'm not sure when we'll be back, so I'm pondering hangin' around the Great Lakes for another season.
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
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Old 24-03-2013, 06:33   #107
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I am not aware of any live aboards in the two Milwaukee area marinas. Possibly further south to the bottom of the lake. 100 miles can make a big difference in temp.
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Old 24-03-2013, 06:51   #108
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We have a ketch on a mooring in Milwaukee. Cruise to Door County every summer. Went up to the North Channel 2 years ago. Planning on Lake Superior next summer.

There are no liveaboards in the Milwaukee Marinas because the boats have to be out for the winter but there are a few people who live aboard during the winter up the rivers.
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Re: Great Lakes Sailors?

Up river or up inland lake with flow will keep the ice away. You won't go anywhere though so why not sit on the hard and plug in? Seems like fewer worries and you can get projects done. I've figured the cost savings by dumping the house, taxes, insurance, utilities and moving to indoor heated storage. 6.00 per square foot at Torresens. I think that includes spring launch fees. Even with unstepping the mast it is tempting. Bottom prepped & ready to go by January etc. The photo shows another option for live aboard on the hard. Note the propane dino.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:08   #110
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were out of Sheboygan run to Milwaukee on weekends and north to Bay of Green Bay, Door county by water is the only way!!!!! Last year the waters were bath tub warm this year NO-WAY! until late August they will be ice cold but the weather has one thing the winds will be great!!!!! may be too great!
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