In this issue...
  • Winterizing - What To Expect
  • Listing Your Boat
  • The Rig Inspection
  • Irving and Electa Johnson - Part II
  • Winter Boat Enclosures - Part I

  • Sailing Newsletter
    Storage and Winterizing
    August/September 2006


    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. The August/September issue features articles about storage and winterizing. 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.

    Winterizing - What To Expect
    by Gordon Torresen

    Recognizing that many readers are in warmer climes or have boats that don?t need special winter preparation, we present this for those not so fortunate. Torresen Marine will have more than 500 boats in storage for the winter months. Most of these boats require special care to prevent damage from freezing water. Our standard winterizing covers some or all

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    Listing Your Boat
    by Peter Blacklock

    Many people think that the only time boats are bought and sold is in the spring. At Torresen Marine we are selling boats year round. We have just completed two of our busiest quarters and are in desperate need of more inventory. If you have been contemplating a different boat or just want to sell, contact the Torresen Marine Brokerage Department

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    The Rig Inspection
    by John Schumacher

    In recent years Torresen Marine has developed a comprehensive Rig Inspection Program. This five- page document tells the customer what an experienced rigging technician is looking for and has found. The comments related to specific areas will generally have enough details, including estimated pricing, for owners to discuss and make

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    Irving and Electa Johnson - Part II
    by Kelley Petersen

    After last month?s article I decided to take my own advice and checked Irving Johnson: High Seas Adventurer from our local library. Reading about this dynamic couple can be impressive, but seeing footage of them is astounding!

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    Winter Boat Enclosures - Part I
    by Tom Young - Guest Writer

    This is the story of Tom Young and his adventures building a premium covering for his boat Christmas. Christmas is a 1961 Alden Challenger. This story was originally published in Good Old Boat magazine in November of 2004. This article is copywritten with all rights reserved. Reprinted here with the permission of the story owner.

    Covering our boat marks the end of a season here on the coast of Maine. Warm colors have given way to the cold shades of winter on this overcast November day. The shoreline, islands, and even the waters of Penobscot Bay

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