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Think Twice Before You Add the Additives
It's Time for a Spring Thaw!
Chicago Maritime Festival
Brokerage Boat of the Month
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March 15 - Rigging

March 22 - Yanmar Diesel Engines

March 29 - Universal Diesel Engines

April 5 - Atomic 4 (Gasoline Engines)

April 12 - New for 2008 Boating Safety

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February 2008

It's February . . . are you ready to shake off those winter blahs?  Well, take heart, spring is in the not so distant future.  We hope you were able to enjoy some boat shows and are ready for some sailing.  Let this newsletter take you into a "Spring Attitude".

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.

Think Twice Before You Add the Additives 
 A Caution About Fuel Additives
by Gordon Torresen
The companies manufacturing fuel additives must be doing a terrific job marketing their product. This has to be the case since so many people seem to want to add something extra to their fuel tank.

The best thing to add to your fuel tank is simply good quality fuel and nothing else. Yes, I did say no additives. There is nothing better than clean, high quality fuel in a clean tank.

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It's Time for a Spring Thaw! 
Torresen Marine's 28th Annual Spring Thaw Open House 

If you are in Michigan, you will completely understand the need for a spring thaw. We have had more than our share of snowy and windy days this winter season. The good news is that we can start thinking about a "Spring Thaw". Torresen Marine's 28th Annual Spring Thaw Open House is only a couple of weeks away.

Join us on Saturday, March 8th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and shake off that cold weather attitude and turn it sunny side up.

This year's open house will be noted as a most exciting year for seminars. We have three new people on board with us this

Chicago Maritime Festival - February 23, 2008

February 23 the Chicago Maritime Society will host the 6th annual Chicago Maritime Festival.  Since the first festival in 2003 Torresen Marine has been a proud sponsor, providing support services to the event.

If you are in the Chicago area, please consider attending this event and learning more about our maritime heritage.

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM:
Seminars, workshops, exhibits, etc.

Common Times, in cooperation with the Chicago History Museum and The Chicago Maritime Society presents an international gathering to celebrate Chicago's diverse marine community and maritime heritage.  Daytime activities include seminars, workshops, lectures, films, and exhibits on a broad range of topics such as underwater archeology, the Eastland, the Endurance, lighthouses, ballads, shanties, life at sea, model shipbuilding, environmental issues, boating safety, weather, shipwrecks, diving, art, canoes, voyaging, and tall ships.   There will also be some activities for children.  Admission: $10.00 Adults, children 12 and under free.

7:00 -10:30 PM:
Maritime Music Concert

An international concert will feature critically acclaimed performers from around the country and across the sea including Dick Holdstock and Allan MacLeod (England, Scotland), Northern Neck Chantey Singers (Virginia), Debra Cowen (Massachusetts), Walter Askew (California), Tom and Chris Kastle (Chicago) and others.  Admission: $20.00.

Concert and daytime activities: $25.00. ($20.00 by February 15, 2007). 10% discount for CHM or CMS members.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 773-774-7216.

Brokerage Boat of the Month 
1982 Lancer
Pilot House 44'
"Seraphim" has spent its life on the Great Lakes, initially in the Detroit area and then on Lake Michigan. Present owner has owned it since 2002. Mechanical upgrades have included engine rebuild in 2002, rebuilt transmission in 2004, alternator in 2002 and starter in 2006. Misc electrical and electronics upgrades, bottom stripped and barrier coat applied in 2006.  Engine hours: 1228 port, 1224 starboard and genset 418. Full Specs
You may also want to view the specs on "Blazer II" a 1998 Hunter 376.  Full Specs