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Lake Michigan Sailing

A group dedicated to Lake Michigan sailing, plus interesting information about its history, features and interesting places to cruise
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A group dedicated to Lake Michigan sailing, plus interesting information about its history, features and interesting places to cruise
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Lake Michigan Sailing

A group dedicated to Lake Michigan sailing, plus interesting information about its history, features and interesting places to cruise
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2014 sailing plans?

I don't know about you, but my thoughts are turning to summer sailing. We thinking of north end of lake, into Huron and the Superior. How about you? Do you get to make a long cruise? How long? Plans?
Dec 22, 2013
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Dec 22, 2013
Ken Honeycutt commented on David VanDenburgh's group Lake Michigan Sailing
"David, thanks again for replying. We stopped in St. Joseph municipal a couple years ago on the way to South Haven (South Haven is as far North has we've ever gotten). Real nice cozy marina and the yacht club had a fantastic dinner. May stop…"
Jul 10, 2013
David VanDenburgh commented on David VanDenburgh's group Lake Michigan Sailing
"Ken, we never anchor overnight in the big lake (Lake Michigan). There isn't enough protection and the weather too quickly changes. We either sail all night (perfectly feasible) or get into a harbor where we often do anchor. Not all harbors…"
Jul 8, 2013

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Sailor
Homeport:
St. Joseph, MI
About Me:
I sail a Cape Dory 36 on the Great Lakes, mostly with my son, also David (we call him Davie). Ariel is a 1979 Carl Alberg design, as perfect as a boat can be. I fell in love with the design 30 years ago, but had to wait until 2002 to get one. I am married to Chris and we have a younger son (than Davie), Jonathan, who also likes sailing, but isn't a fanatic about it like his older brother and I are.
Destinations visited:
All over Lake Michigan. Every summer we go someplace new. Summer of 2008 it was Lake Charlevoix, Beaver Island and the north end of Lake Michigan. Before that it was Green Bay and Door County. Before that it was the east coast of Lake Michigan (the Michigan shoreline) and all the great little harbors.

In years past, I sailed the California coast, California to Hawaii and back, the Marshall Islands, the Chuuk Islands, the Florida Keys and San Francisco Bay.
Looking to:
Next summer, we're thinking about cruising the North Channel of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Ariel at White Lake, Michigan (2006)

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Fitting Out

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 5:07pm 3 Comments

Ariel went into the water on June 5, neither late nor early according to our past performance. We stored mast-down this winter since we added roller furlers to the jib and staysail. We bought Spin-Tec at the Strictly Sail Boat Show in Chicago; they are known for their simplicity, and rugged durability. I'm still in shock: I never thought I would install roller furling on my boat. The ability to make or hand sail without having to venture onto the foredeck has become increasingly important to… Continue

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At 7:43pm on February 8, 2009, Randy said…
David, you have some nice pictures, where was the storm clouds taken? If your ever in white lake stop by crosswinds and look me up . I am there in slip 11 and Ken lewis in the same marina,
At 8:44pm on February 6, 2009, Derek Eggers said…
David, We'll have to check out St. Joe. My mom's family had a summer cabin there when she was a kid. I've never been but heard stories. So St. Joe would be a good place to visit. That's St Joe/Benton Harbor?
At 9:42am on February 6, 2009, Derek Eggers said…
David, Thanks for the reply and good advice. My kids are 12 and 10. They really enjoy sailing so far. ...and my wife is gradually beginning to enjoy it more. Family friendly places are good for us. However, we keep talking about hanging out around South Haven on 4th of July to watch fireworks. I prefer anchoring out but my wife and kids like the conveniences of a marina. The Merit 22 we sail is a bit small with limited facilities. ...so we'd consider both. I want them to continue to enjoy sailing.
Is it difficult to get slip in South Haven around July 4?
Thanks
-Derek
At 11:52pm on January 4, 2009, Gordon said…
It would be fun; but a combination of finances and no PTO won't permit it this year. Ah well, perhaps next year. Thanks for thinking of us.
At 10:27pm on January 4, 2009, LOLA said…
Hey David That was a professional paid captain delivering my boat.

It has to be backed out as no water depth to turn...has to be backed up quite a ways.
At 11:03pm on January 3, 2009, Gordon said…
Hey Captain!

MK and I have been under the weather. We were thinking about going to the Chicago Boat Show; but that doesn't seem likely now--perhaps next year. I've been looking at Cape Dory boats on the web and dreaming (the bigger boat bug has bitten!) Most likely we'll end up chartering a boat when I feel the need for bigger water. Hope you had great holidays. Happy New Year!
At 8:12pm on January 3, 2009, Ken Lewis said…
I thought that looked like the old leather factory in the background. That is gone now; someone is going to build condominiums there.
With two week vacations you don’t get far, Beaver Island is about as far as I get. Summer of 09 I hope to go a little farther.
Will you be going to the boat show in Chicago?
At 10:48am on October 6, 2008, David said…
Nice picture. How about one from this summer, though?
 
 
 

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