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Gaining the “Racer’s Edge” on Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is a popular place for sailboat races. It is easy to see why: the winds are high, the water is smooth, and the weather is (sometimes) beautiful. Boat racing on Lake Michigan has grown in popularity in recent years. If you are new to the sport of boat racing – or are thinking …

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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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Storing Your Powerboat for The Winter

Now that we are into the fall season, it is time to start thinking about storing your powerboat for the winter. Yes, you still have some time to take your boat out on the lake this fall, but winter will be here before you know it. Here in the Chicago area, it is important to …

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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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Service Mechanical

Your Powerboat Maintenance Checklist

Boat maintenance is a time-consuming – but necessary – part of owning a boat. Doing the hard work of maintaining your boat allows you to do all the fun stuff, like taking your boat out on the lake. Because there are so many working parts to a boat, it can be difficult to keep track …

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Fun Fall Boating

Follow These Safety Precautions for Fun Fall Boating

For many boaters, the end of summer means the end of boating season. This doesn’t have to be the case. Boating on Lake Michigan can be enjoyable in the fall as well—especially early autumn. Keep in mind though, shorter days and colder temperatures mean that you will need to take extra safety precautions. Follow the …

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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.