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Brokerage Boat of the Month
12-Volt Mast Wiring: Common Issues
End of Year Close Out
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December 2008 

We want to thank you for another great year.  This will wrap up our 45th year serving sailors. As we reflect on the past year, it is important to let you know how much we appreciate your support.  We have been privileged to serve sailors from Iceland to Australia and Saudi Arabia to our home port in Muskegon, Michigan, USA.  As we move into 2009 we look forward to serving you again.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to help you as you keep sailing along. 
For our customers around the Great Lakes, we look forward to seeing you in our store this winter.  There is no better way to beat the winter blues than to explore new boats in our indoor showroom and browse our shelves of interesting sailing products in our large ships store.
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 
U-bolt number 11983 Bluewater/Vagabond Voyager 47' 
This Vagabond 47 Voyager is a true Blue Water Yacht capable of cruising the world. This Bill Garden design is an eye-catcher no matter what far-off harbor you pull into. Schedule an appointment to see this beautiful yacht soon.  
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 12-Volt Mast Wiring: Common Issues
 by John Schumacher 
In my last article I discussed some of the more common failure issues with mast light fixtures. Associated with this 12-volt system is the wire run in the mast. Common problems here are improper wire types, their age, and their terminations. If we think in terms of the average age of the recreational sailing vessel we will find; original wiring, aged wiring, corroded wire connections, and improperly replaced wiring. If the vessel is twenty years old for example
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Sunfish / Laser End of Year Close Out
(Parts and Boats) 
If you have ever wanted to get yourself a new Sunfish or Laser sailboat there has never been a better time.  Take delivery of your new boat before December 31, 2008 and you get the following incentives:
  • Beat the new year price increases
  • Up to $400 in free gear (specific list of applicable gear available on request - most people select a free dolly for easy beach launches)
  • Free storage until May 1, 2009 or order today and have your boat delivered in time for Christmas
  • Special limited edition "Sunfish World Championship Design" available with no extra charge racing sail upgrade (Only 3 left).
  •  To order your new boat or for more information call 231-759-8596.  You can also configure your new Sunfish online at:

    All Laser and Sunfish Parts On Sale

    As a Sunfish or Laser owner you know that parts for your boat are almost never on sale.  From now until December 22nd all Sunfish and Laser parts are at least 10% off.  In addition, most sails and other selected parts (including the Tune A Fish kit, complete rudders, etc.) are 25% off.  For more call us at 231-759-8596 or order online from: