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Chiefs 2021 - photos by J.P. Clowes. Thanks!!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago
Congratulations to everyone who successfully managed the full-on Leatherlips conditions on Saturday!  (some better than others...) (if youve sailed there you know what I mean) 
Special congrats to the Ireland family for coming in first!Image attachment

Congratulations to everyone who successfully managed the full-on Leatherlips conditions on Saturday! (some better than others...) (if you've sailed there you know what I mean)
Special congrats to the Ireland family for coming in first!
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3 days ago

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LYC...the home of champions.

The Chiefs Regatta almost killed me every year because it was the first of the year and there were lots of sit ups what with the gusty winds. And I loved it!

Great turn out for a gusty event! Looks like the Interlake fleet was rearing to go. 19 boats on the starting line!!!

Come join us on June 5th for a fun time! Hope to see you there!!

Come join us on June 5th for a fun time! Hope to see you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Gonna try and have my blue crab there .

Philip Montgomery

Great photos Debbie Parker! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

If you have renewed your class membership, you should have received a copy of the April Intercom. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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3 months ago

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I always thought that the best perk of being the ISCA Secretary-Treasurer was making the choice of colors of the membership sticker. And while we're at it, shouldn't the logo match the image in the copyright? Asking for a friend... :-)

Normally, 38 degree temps with a 15+ knot breeze would call for postponing your spring lift placement party...but not this fleet! These interlakers are committed! (And probably should be 😂). ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Interesting fun fact.

Interesting fun fact.And here is something I bet you did not know. The bands on windsocks have a purpose. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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It works with flags too

Aha!

I'm new to both Interlakes and towing a trailer. Will something small like a Toyota Rav4 safely tow for short distances? What vehicles do you guys use? ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Sure! Shouldn’t be a problem. A 600 lb boat, a 500 lb trailer with a tongue weight next to nothing. You’ll hardly know the thing is back there!

Easily. The boat only weighs 600 pounds and a small trailer weighs 200 to 250 pounds. Well under 1000 tow weight.

People pull interlakes with saab's

You could probably use your bicycle if you were so inclined.

As an automotive engineer, I'm going to be a little more conservative: 1. Read your owner's manual. It will state the maximum trailer towing limit, which is usually 1,000 lbs for 4-cyl Japanese vehicles. 2. The minimum weight for an Interlake, including spars and rudder, but without sails is 650 lbs. A usual trailer is about 400 lbs., so you're over the 1,000 lb. limit, but... 3. The trailer limit assumes some pretty sever temperatures and grades. If you stay in the Midwest, you should be OK. 4. A factory-installed towing package usually includes additional transmission cooling, which would be a good thing. 5. Getting the rig up to speed and proceeding on the highway is one thing, stopping is quite another, particularly if you stopping the SECOND time in quick succession from highway speeds. Take it from someone who knows: always pack more underwear than you think you'll need.

No problems here 👍

Um, that you know of.

My dad and I used to roll ours in the water by hand from the Mohican Sailing Club side holding yard. I was 8. So will say it was really just my dad! Lol. The Rav has it covered. Just get the trailer checked for wiring and safety. You’ll be fine. 😊

RAV4 is fine

I’d tend to think that if you don’t drive up hills, or brake when going downhill, you can exceed the manufacturer’s recommendations. I friend from Mansfield used to tow an Interlake and trailer with a Mustang, which had virtually no suggested towing capability.

Welcome aboard!

Important rules for trailering a boat: 1. Regresse the wheel bearings annually. 2. Don’t put the trailer axle hubs in the water right after driving a lot. Tends to suck water into the bearings as they cool off.

Daniel Miller we can make sure you get there. I have a bunch of work to do on the one I acquired. Hopefully I can get it to close to race ready this year.

I pulled mine with a 2014 Subaru Forester with a CVT. Max tow limit was 1200lbs without trailer brakes. Didn’t even feel it. I have a 2020 bought after the season. Will see how it does but not expecting anything different. I would imagine you could say our cars are equivalent.

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Chiefs is a one-day event this year, on May 1.

Chief's is a one-day event this year, on May 1. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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It's on our calendar! Who else is coming?

Will Jaquinde

Hello, I am looking to buy an interlake that is ready to sail ont the Great Lakes and to possibly race. Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Hoover Sailing Club has several boats for sail. I will see if i can see which ones and get contact info

Got a nice one, might sell

I have one that's not being enjoyed, only sailed 2-3 times the last two summers. DM me for details.

Jeff is right there are 4 great boats at Hoover for sail right now listed on the ISCA website under “marketplace”. Check ‘em out and let me know if you have any questions. I know all of these boats

The Sandusky Sailing Club Fleet #1 has a couple of Interlakes for sale. Contact Michael@sailsandusky.org or call 419-656-0807 for more information.

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2 months ago

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I am guessing 50's.

Dylan Winkel - can you send this to your Dad?

Legends.

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3 months ago
Interesting weather results from up North....Image attachmentImage attachment

Interesting weather results from up North.... ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Up on Grand Traverse Bay..... That text didn't come thru with the share....

Drone footage from Ottawa River Yacht Club .. Tim Crites
and Jolly Roger Sailing Club .. Pinkley Cup
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4 months ago

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This is so Awesome !!! Love it..

Already getting ready for this year's Regatta race.

Does anyone know when the schedule of regattas is going to come out? Needing to plan some vacation time ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Joe we are holding our winter meeting on January 23. That is where we discuss the next year's racing schedule. It should be available within a few days after January 23.

Sandusky Nationals! July 14-17. Book it!

Thanks everyone!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year Everyone!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year Everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Happy Holidays to all near and far

Has anyone cut down the keel trunk on their Interlake. Looking to do this over the winter break. Are there rules on how much can be cut. Is there a template or a jig/pattern for the cut. What kind of wood is used for the trim. I see there used to be a kit for it but that was years ago. I think Terri is recovering so didn't want to bother him. Advise welcome. Being in NC i don't think there are more than 2 of these boats down here. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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My boat (#1395) is in storage near Lake Anna, VA if you want to take a short drive north to take a look/pictures before plugging in the saw. Not too far away from you. The CB cap is usually teak or mahogany. I’ve done it.....but that was 25+ years and three Interlake’s ago.

I put a new trunk in my boat several years ago. I will look to see if I still have the pattern That Terry made for me.

Cara What kind of help. I'm near Jordan lake is it big enough? We have a sailing club. We sail Jordan and Kerr lakes.

Hi William Huneycutt. Thank you for reaching out. The class website is interlakesailing.org/. From there, please review the plans and specifications. They do a pretty good job of laying it out. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

We are planning to cut ours down too in the spring. I’d appreciate any notes or suggestions after you do yours!

Anyone recommend a place to buy the teak or mahogany trim?

John Cassidy who responded to the thread just did it with guidance from Terry. He is accurate. As other posts have said, prepare the template per class design then do what John said

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