What bodies of water do you sail?

Here you can discuss Chrysler Sailing across all makes of Chrysler sailboats.

Moderator: CaptainScott

Jeff P
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue May 28, 2019 5:36 am

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby Jeff P » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:51 am

I think I have a line on a boat slip on Leech Lake in norther MN for next season. I won’t get a for sure answer until fall when the deposits are due for next year.

fritz3000g
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:00 pm

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby fritz3000g » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm

Thanks CaptainScott for the link! Great read on the trip to Cuba and the Bahamas. Seems like the '26 is just stable enough for a resourceful skipper to brave the northern Caribbean.

I'm a few years away from my next boat, which I anticipate will be a 26. Love the fact that it's got both a heavy swing keel and internal ballast - haven't seen any other boats with that nice combination. Just need to save some money both for the boat and a vehicle that can haul her (thinking of a diesel 3.0 Jeep). Also waiting because it's easier to haul around, launch, and rig my Mac25 than a C26, and the time-to-sailing is key in a state with short summers and while I'm still working (approx. 6 more years)

Currently I sail a Mac 25 in Wisconsin waters out of Madison and store it on the trailer. Lakes Mendota, Winnebago, Geneva, and the bay of Green Bay. Taking the first trip on Lake Michigan in my boat this weekend - Port Washington to Sheboygan. Just finished my first open water race (the Hook) on a friend's Beneteau First 32 last month.

Looking for the C26 to do some open-water trips on the Great Lakes and elsewhere when I have more free time.

Glad to be on the forum!

Skipper Dan
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:33 am

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby Skipper Dan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:38 pm

Go Packers!!!!

Darklin
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:27 am
Location: Lansing Michigan

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby Darklin » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:08 am

fritz3000g wrote:Thanks CaptainScott for the link! Great read on the trip to Cuba and the Bahamas. Seems like the '26 is just stable enough for a resourceful skipper to brave the northern Caribbean.

I'm a few years away from my next boat, which I anticipate will be a 26. Love the fact that it's got both a heavy swing keel and internal ballast - haven't seen any other boats with that nice combination. Just need to save some money both for the boat and a vehicle that can haul her (thinking of a diesel 3.0 Jeep). Also waiting because it's easier to haul around, launch, and rig my Mac25 than a C26, and the time-to-sailing is key in a state with short summers and while I'm still working (approx. 6 more years)

Currently I sail a Mac 25 in Wisconsin waters out of Madison and store it on the trailer. Lakes Mendota, Winnebago, Geneva, and the bay of Green Bay. Taking the first trip on Lake Michigan in my boat this weekend - Port Washington to Sheboygan. Just finished my first open water race (the Hook) on a friend's Beneteau First 32 last month.

Looking for the C26 to do some open-water trips on the Great Lakes and elsewhere when I have more free time.

Glad to be on the forum!


Been sailing my C26 fixed keel on Lake Michigan and have no issues as of yet with the ability to handle the water out there mate. I am just across from you little north of Muskegon.

fritz3000g
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:00 pm

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby fritz3000g » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:21 am

Darklin wrote:Been sailing my C26 fixed keel on Lake Michigan and have no issues as of yet with the ability to handle the water out there mate. I am just across from you little north of Muskegon.

What kinds of conditions have you faced on the Lake Michigan? Have you ever been uncomfortable?

Darklin
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:27 am
Location: Lansing Michigan

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby Darklin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:15 pm

few times I have been,
really high winds and I do not react fast enough ( still semi inexperienced with sailing ) or getting caught with a storm coming and I need to duck in somewhere, but overall not too much that has been much more then a "oh crap, this might not go so well "
:P

Skipper Dan
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:33 am

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby Skipper Dan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 pm

Not Lake Michigan, but I was out on Lake Sakakawea in ND the largest man made reservoir in the US. I was sailing in light winds when within 30 min it went from 5 to 45 to well over 50. I was going into the wind tacking back and forth. When the wind came up I tried to tuck into a bay and reduce the sails with no luck the wind was that strong. I could not get a reef in. I took the jib down and turned back downwind with the main. About 4 to 5 footers but smooth sailing maxed out at 7+, if I remember I tucked back in somewhere and put the jib back up I think I reefed also. I was never concerned at all once I was going down wind. If I knew it was coming I would have been more prepared and it never would have been a problem. I have owned a Triton 28 also and this boat gives me the same easy feeling as that did.

fritz3000g
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:00 pm

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby fritz3000g » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Thanks Skipper Dan and Darklin. That's really encouraging.

User avatar
Eric-Fai
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Location: Walhalla, SC

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Postby Eric-Fai » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:29 pm

Once I complete the restoration of the Buccaneer 18, I will be sailing on the inland lakes of Upstate South Carolina.


Return to “General Chrysler Sailing Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSN [Bot] and 50 guests