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  1. appick
    Sailing on OP's boats is definetly the way to go especially if you don't have the time to devote to a boat. I had to let a pretty nice Formosa 35' go up for sail when I was 24 because I just didn't have the time to put into it, it needed alot of work but would've made a great cruiser/live aboard boat. Well any snow and skiing out there yet? We just got 10" today in MI so much for heading to the boat for the weekend...
  2. scarduner

    I was searching for Bristol 24 and transatlantic and saw of your plans to sail across the Atlantic. I almost have a Bristol 24 and have been wondering about people who have sailed a B24 in the ocean. Did you?

  3. appick
    My sister, her husband, and her five kids live over there. They own a drywall business over in WI. That really sucks about the lack of snow I bet the whole ski industry is really hurting out there then. Here in MI I got out skiing on the his they name mountains once this year. We had some great conditions though as it was in the middle of a blizzard. 20" of powder was great.

    Judging from the conversation with Astrid it sounds like you may be planning for a cruise in a while. Any definite plans yet?
  4. Astrid
    This year I stay at a dock, along with the fishing trawlers. Last year though, I was on a mooring buoy from August to February. Assuming the weather isn't absolutely quite atrocious, I try to get out for an overnighter or longer at least once a month. I actually manage quite a bit more sailing around in my tender (wooden sailing/rowing dinghy), particularly between Skidgate landing and Alliford Bay waterdrome
  5. Astrid
    just staying warm is an adventure with all the rain and wind and occasional snow. It's not so bad below deck, but going topside or ashore can be unpleasant. That wind can really bite.
  6. appick
    I live in Grand Rapids MI, and sail out of Muskegon MI. I know what you mean about every chance too, it gets too the point where it can be a tad problematic for relationships! Haha at least in the past. What schooling are you doing in Utah? Getting in any good skiing? I am particularly excited for launch time this year as I bought my new boat on the hard and haven't sailed it yet! When we make it up there to visit my sister in Sheboygan WI this summer we'll have to look you up.
  7. appick
    Hey, I see you're in the Great Lakes area. Where are you from/ do you sail? Nice looking Bristol by the way!
  8. Astrid
    funny you should mention wind. We have had 100km/hr winds for almost a week now. That's not the norm though, at least for the year I have been up here. Mostly there is good sailing, when it is not foggy or rainy. One just has to be patient for a bit of clear weather. You're right though, quite a few trawlers up this way, but some sail boats, and Kayaking is popular with a lot of sheltered waterways.
  9. Astrid
    I don't think Alaskan's are adverse to liveaboards, at least they were not a few years ago. Like I said earlier, living on the water there, as where I am, should not be too much of a burden as the Japan current keeps temperatures milder than inland.
  10. Astrid
    Not too bad really. There is a lot of cork sheeting, wood, and foam to help with insulation (the Máva was built for Icelandic waters=. Plus, where I am at least, the water doesn't freeze over--winter surface water temps run from about 4*C (39*F) to 8*C (46*F); summers the surface water temps are 12* to 15*C (54*F to 59*F). This is largely due to the warm Japan current. I would guess that conditions are much milder than what you would experience on the Great Lakes during winter.

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    Glander Cay 23
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    Great Lakes
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    Sailing, Camping, Photography.
    Moved around a lot growing up. Always loved boats, got into sailing junior year of highschool. I am living aboard and planning several long cruises.
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