Sailing Newsletter
In This Issue
Brokerage Boat of the Month
EPIRB Reminder
Strictly Sail Chicago
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
Quick Links
Join our list
Join Our Mailing List
Online Boat Show Special
For the first time ever we are offering a 10% discount off your entire order in our online Ships Store at
This is a limited offer so don't delay. 
For important details and restrictions visit us here:
Join our list
Join Our Mailing List
January 2009

Happy 2009!  I hope your year is going great thus far.  The cold weather has been hitting hard this season but that doesn't stop us from looking forward to spring.  This month brings us to Strictly Sail Chicago and after that is over we will be within six weeks of our Spring Thaw Open House.  See, spring is closer than you thought!
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.
EPIRB Reminder 
 by Jon Wall
Great Lakes Marine Marketing
Beginning next month, search-and-rescue satellites will no longer process the 121.5/243 MHz signal transmitted by older analog EPIRBs.

The Coast Guard is reminding mariners to replace these EPIRBs with the newer 
Full Story
Brokerage Boat of the Month 
1994 Catalina 30' MKIII 
Standard Rig, walkout swim
platform, 3 cyl. 23hp
diesel, U-bolt number 1low hours - 468,
wing keel, 4 self-tailing winches, leather wrap wheel, midboom traveller, FB mainsail, 150% Furling Genoa, bimini, cockpit cushions including stern rail seats, Autohelm, speed, depth, wind, 4000 autopilot, VHF radio, stereo CD AM/FM, 4 speakers, propane stove w/oven, refrigeration, dinette interior layout, all misc. equipment included, lifesling, horseshoe, teak cockpit table, etc., steel storage cradle, and VC-17 bottom paint system. This is a really nice C-30 with may extras included, ready to bottom paint, hose off, launch and sail away!

Full Specs
Strictly Sail Chicago 
Strictly Sail ChicagoJoin Torresen Marine Thursday, January 29 through Sunday, February 1 for the Strictly Sail Chicago boat show. It is the area's premier sailboat show. It is second only to the Annapolis In the Water Boat Show for new boats on display as well as vendor displays promoting deck hardware, rigging, painting, and repowering (one of Torresen Marine's specialties). Other interests covered are chartering, yacht clubs, and racing groups. At the Torresen Marine booth, you will find displays for our sailing school, brokerage boats, diesel engines for repowering your existing boat and several of our expert service technicians to help you solve your boating needs.  Hope to see you there!
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things 
LED Navigation Lights by John Schumacher 
As a rigger I split my time between listening to customer's issues, researching solutions, and installing or modifying current rigging systems . During the inspection stage of a rigging problem one can find many hidden issues. Some systems work better than others do. Some theories work better than others do. Many times we find problems with the original installations.