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In this issue...
  • Snow vs. Your Boat
  • Spring Is Almost Here!
  • Sail Year Round in West Michigan
  • Boat Show Advice
  • Rig Inspection Revisited

  • Sailing Newsletter
    Wintertime
    January 2006

    Dear Sailor,

    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. The January issue discusses wintertime in regards to sailing. We hope to provide something for everyone from the casual dinghy sailor to the serious offshore racer.

    As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions. We are also interested in what topics you would like to see. Email theTorresen Sailing Newsletter to let us know what you think.



    Snow vs. Your Boat
    by Gordon Torresen

    It started on November 26! There was enough snow to plow and, except for the recent rain, the snow will continue.

    For those lucky (or smart) enough to have their boats indoors few problems will arise, as long as the roof is strong enough. Boats stored outside are getting very heavy snow loads on the covers

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    Spring Is Almost Here!
    by Brian Torresen

    How exciting! I just checked my calendar and spring’s almost here!

    What? Spring’s almost here? How can that be? It seems that we’re still recovering from endless holiday gatherings, shoveling every day and the only sailing happening within hundreds of miles is being done by guys wearing helmets and track spikes.

    Well, maybe it’s still a ways off, but here in the Torresen Marine service department we’re preparing like spring is just around the corner. The TMI service staff is in the office preparing schedules

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    Sail Year Round in West Michigan
    by Randy Rogoski, Commodore, West Michigan Ice Yacht Club

    The sailing season never ends when you also sail an iceboat. Fellowship, camaraderie, and high-speed excitement attract sailors to this winter sport. Area ice sailors welcome new participants, and formed a club to help newcomers get started in the fun.

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    Boat Show Advice
    by Kelley Petersen

    Last month’s newsletter highlighted the upcoming boat shows in our area; Chicago’s Strictly Sail and the Grand Rapids Boat Show. In retrospect it is important to offer some additional information pertaining to these shows.

    Boat show events are an opportunity for any sailor, experienced or non-, exhibitor or attendee, to learn. Exhibitors take advantage of these shows as an opportunity to communicate directly

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    Rig Inspection Revisited
    by John Schumacher

    The seasons have changed and the boats are here for the winter. What a collection we have at Torresen Marine. I can’t help but to consider each boat it's own “Pandora’s box”. How does one consider the condition of these fine yachts? As a boat owner, do you ever think of the status of each system on your boat?

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