In this issue...
  • Repower
  • Winter Race Report
  • 26th Annual Spring Thaw
  • The Broker’s Role in Selling Your Sailboat
  • New On-line Store = Easy Shopping
  • New Product - Web Sites

  • Sailing Newsletter
    Fireside Issue
    February 2006


    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. The February issue is our fireside issue. 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.

    by Gordon Torresen

    Main Entry
    Pronunciation: (")rE-'pau(-&)r
    Function: transitive verb :to provide again or anew with power; especially: to provide (as a boat) with a new engine.

    Repowering around boats is usually conceived as replacing an old engine with a new one. This idea even made it into the dictionary. To "provide again or anew with power" could range from adding fuel when you run out, tuning up the old engine, rebuilding

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    Winter Race Report
    by John Schumacher

    The yacht racing in the south has been hot and heavy this winter. More events are in store for those who are fortunate enough to plan for some well- deserved time off.

    Let’s start with the Melges24 World Championship held in mid December at Ocean Reef Yacht Club in Key Largo, Florida. This event boasted 99 boats on the line with seven-leg windward/leeward courses. Twenty-six year old James Spithill from Team Luna Rossa sailed well enough to hold off Gabriele Benussi by eight points. Sounds more like this regatta

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    26th Annual Spring Thaw
    by Brenda Meyer

    It's almost here, our 26th annual Spring Thaw Open House. This is a one-day event that we have for you, our customer. We want to let you know how much we appreciate your business and help you get ready in anticipation of spring. We have storewide discounts, 10% to 50% off

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    The Broker’s Role in Selling Your Sailboat
    by Peter Blacklock

    Selling your sailboat is a complex transaction, with lots of steps between the first interest and the final closing and delivery. Let the brokerage professionals at Torresen Marine assist you in finding a buyer for your sailboat.

    Yacht brokers work much like real estate agents. They are agents whom people consult to find and purchase a boat, and whom people hire to list, represent, and sell boats for them. Traditionally, the seller pays the commissions

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    New On-line Store = Easy Shopping
    by Kelley Petersen

    The Torresen Marine on-line Ship’s Store has a new face. Our Internet department has been working diligently the past few months to get the up-to-date site in order and running. The new store is intended to make the on line reference and shopping process a more user friendly and efficient experience.

    As local customers you may not have visited the site in the past. We suggest you do, as the store contains more than 180,000 products, in 1200+ categories

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    New Product - Web Sites
    by John Schumacher

    This is the time of year that some of us begin to thirst for any news pertaining to yachting gear. All of my industry sources are keeping their cards close to their chests just waiting for the February boat shows. This is the first article in a series relative to new products.

    How about discussing an intangible product for starters? As we are well into the information age, web sites are popping up everywhere. Sometimes it really is too much information for one to process. This very article is part of the Torresen Marine E- newsletter. Information on sailing hardware, sailing events, new boats,

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