{Stus-List} John Kretschmer Sailing...

Colin Kilgour charliekilo552 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 17:26:03 EST 2011

I first got turned on to the Gulfstar 50 through Kretschmer's talk at
Chicago Strictly Sail (I wasn't there, but a friend was).  Then I read his
book where he describes the GS50 as one of the Top10 Boats for a
Circumnavigation.  Then I bought one.

Now, after sailing thousands of bluewater miles in my own GS50, and living
aboard it for a year, I can attest that the guy was spot on in his


On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Frederick G Street <fred at postaudio.net>wrote:

> Spencer -- I'll be at the show Friday and most of Saturday.  We should try
> to connect if possible (maybe at one of John's talks?).  My cell is
> 612.839.6565, and I'm staying at the Doubletree on Ohio Ave.
> Fred Street -- Minneapolis
> S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- on the hard in Bayfield, WI   :^(
> Bayfield Yacht Club
> On Jan 4, 2011, at 9:47 PM, ssjohnson at aol.com wrote:
> John Kretschmer is why I am here.
> I had a nice sail with him in 2005....from his home in Ft. Lauderdale to
> Lunnenburg, NS.  A trip of a lifetime (I'd still like to do the Atlantic
> Circle, though!)...I didn't want it to end.  During that voyage he drilled
> me on the kind of sailing I wanted to do and where I wanted to sail.  He
> came up with two options:  A Tartan 38 or a LF 38.  In Feb. of 2006 I found
> one in Harbor Springs, MI. (formerly named Lanaki..anybody know of it??).and
> closed on it in June.  It has been a long awaited dream come true.  And I
> thank John for it.  He is a walking encyclopedia of boats and boating...and
> a great guy.
> I'll be at Strictly Sail Chicago for 3 days.  Sunday I have to visit the
> the boat in Waukegan...
> Spencer Johnson
> 1984 C&C LF 38 "Alegria" #165
> ~~~_/) * ~~~~
> Mount Prospect, IL
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