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  1. appick
    Yea, we've been out several weekends and a few week nights. We were out for the 4th but didn't really go anywhere just around the lake. Currently we've been busy demolishing our in-ground pool (read swamp hole). I've been renting a bobcat on the weekends with a big jackhammer on it! So that's been exhausting, we are thinking about getting back out there this weekend though.
  2. appick
    Haha, that story sounds earily familiar to me! I'm just finishing up a complete remodel of the main floor of our house after 2 years. Everything from the subfloors and the stairs to trim, fixtures, bathroom, ect. Welcome to the club so to speak. Yea the conservation club is a great spot, it's nice to have the workshop there and lots of friendly people around to lend a hand. I've go my boat for sale to upgrade to something a bit bigger, but I've still got a cutlass bearing to do yet this spring and as always some more varnishing!
  3. Capt Rottnest
    It would depend on your boat, ours has enough freeboard that the sink thru hulls work fine above the WL. Your's may not.
    You can find ideas for composted toilets if you google. Ours is a 5 Gal bucket with an oil funnel, as a pee collector, bolted on the inside. It channels the pee to a 1 gal bottle. A regular toilet seat tops it off. Use coconut peat and there's no smell. The wife thinks its the only way to go.

  4. Capt Rottnest
    hi rainhh202
    I have no under the WL thru holes, able to do that because the head is composting and we don't have a diesel. As far as I'm concerned they are the only systems that usually use submerged thru hulls. If you have a diesel, I don't think there's much you can do about it. The head you can toss out along with the silly black water tank and get a composter, they are worthwhile (I built my own for $30).

    Some boats have one to pump sea water into the galley sink, I don't see the need. I do have a few above the WL thru hulls, can't avoid those, they have no valves and drain two sinks and for 2 bilge pumps. The bilge pump thru hulls needed one way valves added as water was coming in when sailing hard, boat was heeling and they were getting submerged.

    Anyway, I love a dead dry bilge.

    hope this helps
  5. appick
    Hey it's always nice to meet another Grand Rapids/ Muskegon sailor! Congratulations on the purchase! I hope you can get your wife to love it as much as you do. We too sail out of Harbor Towne Marina and I'd echo everything the other guy said. If you're looking to buy a slip Harbor Towne is a great place and there are several slips for under $10k right now, which is a great deal! Anyways hope to see you out there enjoying yourselves. White Lake is a great friday night sail up the coast to spend the night at. You can anchor out by the Yacht club on the south side as you come in.

    Heres to the ice melting quick and getting the boats wet soon!

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    Catalina 25 swing keel
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    Lisa Rene
    Grand Rapids MI
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