In this issue...
  • Irving and Electa Johnson - Part I
  • What A Great Life! Thoughts From An Old Goat
  • Enjoy Sailing
  • Around The World In Baby Steps - Swallowing The Anchor in Maine For How Long?

  • Sailing Newsletter
    July 2006


    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. The July issue features articles about cruising. 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 the Torresen Sailing Newsletter to let us know what you think.

    Irving and Electa Johnson - Part I
    by Kelley Petersen

    When I started working at Torresen Marine I knew very little on the subject of sailing. In an attempt to further my education I would take home the VHS tapes from the store shelves. It was Irving Johnson: High Seas Adventurer that I recall most fondly. That is where I discovered Mr. and Mrs. Irving and Electa Johnson. If you are unfamiliar with the Johnson?s let me take this opportunity to introduce you

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    What A Great Life! Thoughts From An Old Goat
    by John Nedeau, Guest Writer

    One of the greatest things that happened in my life is the Chicago Mackinac Race. Before the start of the race, I get this wonderful feeling that there is no place in the world that I would rather be or nothing else that I would rather be doing.

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    Enjoy Sailing
    by Gordon Torresen

    Among the best ways to enjoy sailing, and to improve your sailing skills, is with a small boat. Small boats allow you to experience different bodies of water without the time involved in sailing a big boat to a destination. Granted, overnight accommodations need different preparations but there are campgrounds, B&B?s, motels, hotels and lots

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    Around The World In Baby Steps - Swallowing The Anchor in Maine For How Long?
    by Dave and Jaja Martin, Guest Writers

    This article was first published in Good Old Boat magazine, July 2005.

    After 16 years of cruising, Jaja and I are taking a break. We bought land in Maine, and we're building our first house. We're doing everything ourselves: design, engineering, construction, roofing, siding, plumbing, and electrical. Self-sufficiency is a state of mind we've brought with us from our cruising days. Meanwhile, Driver is sitting regally in the boatyard where I work. She's a high- and-dry monument to our current way

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