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  • Pete Congrats on possibly getting exposure in Woodenboat. That's a great job and a very nice looking boat. You just don't have enough c-clamps, however. Bill, in Texas
    kingw@... Aug 21, 2015
  • They claim that the two happiest days in a boat owner's life are they day that you buy a boat, and the day you sell your boat. Hogwash. The happiest day in your life is when someone sends you pictures of your Bolger boat under sail. Almost eight years to the day after I launched my Long Micro, I just received pictures of her under sail. I was headed north from Gore Bay, Canada that...
    kingw@... Aug 13, 2015
  • Larry Yes, I lived in Ohio when I built and finished my LM. Between 2007 and mid-2009 I sailed on Lake Erie around Marblehead, Ohio. In August 2009 I moved to Texas, and then decided I wanted to sail in the North Channel. Go figure. I like the UP a lot and launch my LM in Detour. Small world. August will be beautiful for sailing up there. Have a good time. Post pics. If you haven't...
    kingw@... Aug 4, 2015
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  • Pugnacious (my Bolger Long Micro) and I returned to the North Channel of Lake Huron this June and July for two weeks of mosquito-swatting adventures. This was our fourth, and best trip to the North Channel. I have posted new pictures on Flickr. Enjoy! Bill, in Texas https://www.flickr.com/photos/23898186@N02
    kingw@... Aug 4, 2015
  • PatrickThank you for sharing. For those interested, the US Nautical Chart of the area is 14855 "Les Cheneaux Islands." General comments and questions:Those boat speeds are very impressive. How was the anchoring/holding in Muscallonge Bay (to the east of Marquette I., which is where I think you spent the first night). In particular, is there much traffic in the channel, and can you...
    kingw@... Aug 21, 2014
  • ...yes, anticipation of an inspiring trip report. I had envisioned an angler fish when I mis-wrote "baited breath." Patrick will hopefully report if he caught any angler fish on his trip to Lake Huron.Bill, in Texas
    kingw@... Aug 14, 2014
  • Patrick,I came sooo close to cruising Les Cheneaux Islands this August in my Long Micro, but other commitments slammed shut the window of opportunity. *frowns* We probably would have crossed paths at some point. I haven't been to Les Cheneaux yet, so I would love to hear all about your trip. In years past I have launched in Detour (MI) and sailed east into the North Channel...
    kingw@... Aug 14, 2014
  • Dave, If your halyard is running through a slot cut in the mast (a dumb sheave), a real sheave or block would help. Duckworks sells blocks and sheaves (http://www.duckworksbbs.com/hardware.htm) which are usually sized by the diameter of the line. I imagine your using 1/4 inch (or maybe 3/8 inch) line? I don't think you'll want a swivel block since it might twist, and twist your...
    kingw@... Jul 8, 2014
  • No kidding. $15,500? That is just a steal. Big bag of peat moss onboard. Nature's Head perhaps? I couldn't tell by eyeballing the head. I hope the fluffy pillows are included too :-) Bill, in Texas
    kingw@... Apr 4, 2014
  • The only other pictures I could find were via a google image search and there are a few interesting tid-bits in a Woodenboat forum thread that is easy to find. What's intriguing for me is that Tyson's Romp made a trip from Queensland to New Caledonia. Impressive for a boat that draws less than two feet of water. Bill, in Texas
    kingw@... Feb 18, 2014