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Brokerage Boat of the Month
Steps To Prepare Your Engine's Cooling System For Winter - Fresh Water Cooled Engines
Steps To Prepare Your Engine's Cooling System For Winter - Raw Water Cooled Engines
Great Gift Ideas for Sailors
Clean Fuel
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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.
 
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 Small Boat Free Gear Promotion Now Through December 31, 2008
Now through December 31, 2008, most of our line of small boats will include free gear worth up to $400.00 and 2008 pricing (even on 2009 models - when available). On January 1, 2009 the free gear promotion ends and prices will increase. Now is the best time to buy. Click here for more free gear information.
 
October 2008 
Greetings!

Michigan Octobers often bless us with an Indian Summer rich with beautiful fall leaves, warm temperatures and the desire for that one last sail before storing the boat for winter.  Ultimately though it will be time to winterize the boat and brace for cold temperatures.  Check out our winterizing articles if you share our climate.  If you live in an area that is warm and balmy year round. . . let us know when our guest house is ready!  There is also an article about clean fuel for you lucky ones.

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.


Brokerage Boat of the Month 
 1979 Ocean 60 
The 1979 Ocean 60 Schooner, Ocean Adventure is a handsome vessel of a size that will make it a
comfortable bluewater craft. It has been well kept and is well equipped for long distance travels and living aboard. The large main salon galley is brightly lit by three forward facing ports. The master suite is accompanied by two guest cabins and all have private bathrooms.

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Steps To Prepare Your Engine's Cooling System For Winter - Fresh Water Cooled Engines
 by Gordon Torresen 
This is to give general guidelines for the winterization of inboard engines that have internal, heat exchanger type cooling systems. Variations will become evident for different brands of engines; the principals will be the same. Engines do not freeze. It is the water within the engine and peripherals that freezes and causes damage. To preclude freeze damage you must either eliminate the water or make it so that it will not freeze.

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Steps To Prepare Your Engine's Cooling System For Winter - Raw Water Cooled Engines
by Gordon Torresen 
This is to give general guidelines for the winterization of inboard engines that do not have internal heat exchanger type cooling systems. Variations will become evident in different brands of engines, however the principals will be the same. Engines do not freeze. It is the water within the engine and peripheral equipment that freezes and causes damage. To preclude freeze damage you must either eliminate the water or make it so that it will not freeze.

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Great Gift Ideas for Sailors 
 Great Gift Ideas for Sailors  It is not too early to start thinking about what to get the sailor on your list.  From calendars to complete Sunfish, Laser or Butterfly sailboats, we have thousands of great sailing gifts for delivery to you or the recipient.  Visit our gift idea center online or call us at 231-759-8596 for help.
Clean Fuel 
 by Gordon Torresen 
One of the main contributors to reliability of an engine is the quality of the fuel. You must start off with a good fuel and then not let it get contaminated. Sometimes, but very seldom, the contamination comes with the fuel. Most all fuel dispensers have final filters on their pumps that will shut down the flow if dirty, or if water is trying to get by.
 
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