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Buyer's Guide - Sailboats

Used Sailboats: A Buyer’s Guide

For many, buying a sailboat for the first time is a life-changing experience. Hitting the open water for the first time in your own sailboat is a magical experience. For most would-be sailors, this experience is not out of reach: used sailboats are surprisingly affordable. If you are looking to buy a used sailboat, there …

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Fun Family Boating

Follow These Precautions for Fun Family Boating

Taking the whole family out on the lake can make for a fun day, or even weekend. That said, there are certain precautions that you will need to follow to ensure that everyone stays safe on the water. The tips below will help ensure your fun family boating on Lake Michigan. Know the Life Jacket …

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Tips for Storing Your Mast for the Winter

While many experienced sailboat owners have their winter routines down to a science, others are constantly debating what the optimal winter storage situation is. One of the debates regularly heard come the off-season is whether one should store their mast down, or up. Those who support unstepping the stick argue that leaving it up provides minimal …

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How Sailors Can Reduce Chemical Waste in Our Waters

How Sailors can Reduce the Chemicals in Our Waters

Those of us who live near or regularly enjoy the beautiful wonder that is Lake Michigan have a strong incentive to keep the lake healthy, clean, and to preserve it for future generations. In today’s world, this task is more important than ever. According to researchers, over 60,000 man‐made chemicals find their way into our …

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How to Keep Your Boat Exterior Ship Shape

How to Keep Your Boat Exterior Ship Shape

An important part of boat ownership is keeping the boat’s exterior clean and polished. Not only will routine cleaning keep your boat looking better; it will help it perform better as well. There is a science to keeping a boat looking shiny and new, but it is a science that is easily learned. We have …

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Katabatic Winds

Understanding Katabatic Wind

The power and sudden impact of katabatic winds have both been a boon to and wreaked havoc on, sailors and civilizations for centuries. From Musandam in Oman to the Meltemi winds of the Aegean, these powerful gusts have earned themselves unique names and legends across the globe. With titles like “Oroshi” in Japan and “the …

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Special Yard Hours

Hours for the yard will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may call us at 847 336-5456 or email us at Schedule@larsenmarine.com. 

Please be advised that like many other communities, Waukegan has a requirement for face coverings. Please do not enter any building where you boat is not stored, especially our workshops and Service Departments.