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
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
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
Spring Is Almost Here!
by Brian Torresen
How exciting! I just checked my calendar and spring’s
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
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.
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
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