In this issue...
  • Starting Stubborn Diesel Engines
  • Galley Ho
  • Free Vessel Safety Check
  • 2007 Sailing Season Update
  • Warpath Wins Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship

  • Sailing Newsletter May 2007


    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. This issue celebrates Spring and looking forward to the sailing season. 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.

    Starting Stubborn Diesel Engines
    Just Say No To Ether - by Gordon Torresen

    Nearly every week customers post inquiry to the Torresen Marine Diesel Direct forum asking about how to overcome starting difficulties with their diesel engine. Nearly as often, the subject of starting fluids and ether accompanies the conversation. It appears that we all want a quick fix. Instead of getting to the root of the problem we look for a magic potion

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    Galley Ho
    A Call For Recipes - by Kelley Petersen

    Galley cooking can be cramped and difficult, varying with each wave. Whether cooking for one or an entire crew, at the dock or in open waters, a reliable recipe can make galley cookery easier and more enjoyable.

    With this in mind Torresen Marine is requesting your tried and true galley recipes for our new monthly feature, "Galley Ho". Cruisers and racers alike

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    Free Vessel Safety Check
    by Bob Voyt, Muskegon Power Squadron - A Unit of the United States Power Squadrons

    Where: Torresen Marine
    When: Saturday June 2, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Provided by: Muskegon Power Squadron

    What is a Vessel Safety Check? It is a free check of a vessel's equipment for compliance with federal, state and local safety requirements. Some of the items checked are:

    Proper display of numbers
    Personal Flotation devices
    Visual distress signals
    Fire extinguishers
    Backfire Flame Control
    Sound Producing Devices
    Navigation Lights
    State & Local Requirements
    Overall Vessel Condition

    During the Vessel Safety Check, the vessel examiner has an opportunity to discuss with a fellow boater the purpose of the marine safety equipment, to clarify various federal, state and local regulations, to review local boating conditions, to answer any boating- related safety questions and to encourage additional boater education.

    Do take this opportunity to have a safe boating season. Sign in at the Torresen Ship Store for this inspection. If you have any questions regarding this program you may contact:

    Bob Voyt

    2007 Sailing Season Update
    by Peter Blacklock

    For many Midwest sailors the 2007 season is a quarter over. They did not wait for the Spring Solstice to get started on this season's activities. Some racers went south for the midwinter regattas and for the premier events such as Key West Race Week and the Miami Rolex Trophy races.

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    Warpath Wins Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship
    Outstanding Victory Earns the Acura Miami Grand Prix Boat of the Week Award

    Introduction by Brian Torresen

    Winter finally seems to have released its grip on Western Michigan. The first few boats are going in the water and the local crews are gearing up for this summer's racing season. While most of the boats up here have been laid up for the past six months, there was still plenty of racing happening around the world in warmer climates.

    I had the good fortune to find myself sailing on Steve and Fred Howe's Farr 40 "Warpath" during Key West Race Week in late January and the Acura SORC regatta in Miami in March. The "Warpath" is based out of San Diego but finds itself sailing all over the world at different Grand Prix Farr 40 events. The crew is made up of professional and amateur sailors from all over the world. I've been sailing on the boat for three years and this year's Miami regatta was the most exciting by far. Our results in Miami have the whole crew looking forward to this summer's Farr 40 World Championships in Copenhagen Denmark.

    The following article sums up this winter's exciting racing in Southern Florida.

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