Sailing Newsletter
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Plan Ahead, Make Sailing More Fulfilling?
Brokerage Boat of the Month
Gold Medalist with Local Ties
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September 12, 13 & 14 
Reserve You Winter Storage Now
Now is the time to reserve your winter storage space.  We have acres of storage with options which include indoor heated, indoor cold, outdoor mast up and outdoor mast down.
No matter what your needs, call us 231-759-8596 and find out why sailors from all over Lake Michigan store with The Sailboat Specialists at Torresen Marine. 
We have kept our storage prices at last year's levels (no price increases).  Storage options  are filling fast.  Reserve your space now.
For more details and complete rates visit our storage page online.
Raymarine Mobile Showroom Coming to Torresen Marine
September 19, 2008 
You're invited to visit with Raymarine staff and learn about the latest technology for use on your sailboat. 
The Raymarine Mobile Showroom will be at Torresen Marine, Inc.  on September 19, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
August/September 2008

August is often described as the lazy days of summer but it also brings to mind back to school time.  Some schools start up in August and others early September.  It makes us start pondering questions such as; Did I make it to the beach yet? Did summer vacation already come and go? and Did I actually get out sailing?  Some of us still have quality sail time ahead and others have to start thinking about laying their boat up for winter.  Make the most of your sail time during these lazy days of summer.

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.

Plan Ahead, Make Sailing More Fulfilling? 
 by John Schumacher 
Welcome to the middle of the boating season. If you have been enjoying your boat at all this year you probably have noticed a variety of rigging system malfunctions and inconveniences. As your mental list of projects is expanding with every visit to the boat, you should be consulting with your boat yard regarding your needs. In the past few years the Torresen Marine Rigging Department has developed a Rig  
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Brokerage Boat of the Month 
 U-bolt number 11976 Islander 36 
Designer Alan Gurney met the design objective to the letter with this amazing 36 Islander. Both a competitive racer, as well as a family cruiser that will go anywhere in safety and comfort. You can drive this boat with one hand in a 25 knot blow. The 11'2" beam adds greatly to the 36's stability and ease of sail handling, to say nothing of her luxury below decks. This boat has been repowered with a Yanmar diesel in 2003, plus has enjoyed professional maintenance from Torresen Marine. Call for details, Islanders always sell quickly.
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Gold Medalist with Local Ties 
 Tunnicliffe Brings Home Gold Medal in Laser Radial 
It's pretty exciting when America wins a gold metal but it's even more exciting when it's in "our sport" of sailing and when they have local ties.  Anna Tunnicliffe moved to Perrysburg, Ohio at the age of twelve where she joined the North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, Michigan.  She and her brother began racing as a team on Lake Erie. Please read on for her exciting Olympic adventure.
U-bolt number 1Small Boat Free Gear Promotion
Now Until December 31
Now through December 31, 2008, most of our line of small boats will include free gear worth up to $400.00 and 2008 prices (even on 2009 models - when available). On January 1, 2009 the free gear promotion ends and prices increase. Now is the best time to buy.

As an added incentive, many boats purchased between now and October 31 will include a free blade bag.

Eligible boats: The Bug, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Nomad, Pico, RS Feva, Sunfish, Vanguard 15 and Zuma. What you get: Choose from either a dolly, hull and deck cover or at least $400 in Majic Marine Sailing Gear.
To take advantage of this promotion you must take delivery by December 31.  For complete details see one of our websites: