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Favorite Picture of 2007--Part Three
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posted 12-27-2007 09:28 PM ET (US)
This is a continuation from Part One and Part Two. If you have not seen those threads, please also visit and enjoy the photography in them.
I keep splitting these up so the photographs will reliably load. Also, please do not try to fashion fancy links. Just post the URL to the image source, and I will work with it. It is actually much easier than deconstructing malformed link attempts. Thanks.
posted 12-26-2007 08:13 AM ET (US)
Largest rendezvous of the year?
posted 12-26-2007 10:18 AM ET (US)
May in southeast Michigan by Algonac: It's a typical Saturday evening ride in a 1989 Revenge W-T 20 with my wife and twin five-year-old daughters down the St. Clair River going to get pizza and ice cream for Saturday dinner at Riverside Marina.
posted 12-26-2007 11:22 AM ET (US)
That's the old AQUARAMA in tow on the horizon.
posted 12-26-2007 02:20 PM ET (US)
Of a Whaler
From a Whaler
posted 12-27-2007 07:29 AM ET (US)
These are some great shots. Let's see if I can get this posting correct:
posted 12-27-2007 08:52 AM ET (US)
Skiff, I got your back.
posted 12-27-2007 09:13 AM ET (US)
kFG, you the man; thanks for that! I'll go back and do some research....figure this posting thing out. I'd like to get where the photo the comes up in the posting. Thanks again.
posted 12-27-2007 10:25 AM ET (US)
YOU can't make the photo come up. Jimh does that after you post the link. I know, it's a little confusing because the instructions are in the UBB code section. All you can do is post the link to the website. This is done by using
[url] at the beginning and [/url] at the end of the actual web address for the picture. In Photobucket that is the address that appears in the "Direct link" box. And no spaces between the brackets and the web address. This can be confusing. I still make mistakes occasionally. Remember also it's url and not img. It's all small case, too.
posted 12-27-2007 10:45 AM ET (US)
Here's a shot of our partnership Revenge 19 with Matt/placerville indicating that someone boated a big fish:
And here's a shot of Matt with his 14-yr-old passenger and the kid's 40+ pound Chinook (king) salmon. It was the young man's first salt water fishing trip and he got this monster under Matt's tutelage. I've been playing the salmon game pretty enthusiastically for over twenty years and I've never caught one that large...damn them both to the everlasting flames ;-)
posted 12-27-2007 11:06 AM ET (US)
Great thread. Perusing it is like taking a mini vacation.
Here are three from this year.
Springtime in a coastal kelp bed.
The headland at Santa Barbara harbor on a calm January evening.
Admittedly, a poor picture of the Outrage, but any excuse to show off a big dead fish...
posted 12-27-2007 02:37 PM ET (US)
My fish finders sniffing out the big ones.
posted 12-27-2007 06:51 PM ET (US)
Check out this one from Skiff!
What a great shot!
posted 12-27-2007 07:22 PM ET (US)
I have to post a picture of my Dad enjoying the day off of Atlantic City this summer. We caught some Fluke and the AC Air Show. 1986 Revenge 22. This is my first post so please be easy on me if I screw up the pic.
posted 12-27-2007 07:53 PM ET (US)
OK, I think I've got it...Here's a few...at first glance, this may not look 'purist Whaler', but trust me, it's all the best attributes of a stock 15' Whaler hull with a few 'modifications' done to help it excel at what I like to do. In it's heart, it's still a Whaler all the way...Started out as a bright red, stock 'Mischief', ended up a little different....
On the 'Real McCoy' ferry crossing to the NorCal Whaler Rendezvous at Snug Harbor a few years ago:
Nosing in to drop off some camping equipment out on the backside of Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara:
Running out the Tahsis fjord on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, west bound for three weeks of camping and surfing:
6@ 17 with a morning bump, throttle UP!:
[Most of these images are actually in a BMP format and are extremely large and uncompressed files, more than twenty times larger than a typical image, and for that reason I cannot make them in-line images. They would cause the loading time of this thread to become extremely long. However, they are nice shots, and you''ll have to enjoy them in a separate window--jimh]
posted 12-27-2007 08:09 PM ET (US)
One last posting....
Lake Almanor, Northern California:
Surfing is like fishing, there's mostly waiting:
And Tony, Fishgutz? Thanks again for all the great help with the posting technology. For all the good Karma, it's instant membership time. The reciprocals don't seem to work so well, but the field trips are a blast:
posted 12-27-2007 08:35 PM ET (US)
For those who haven't already had the pleasure, yes, skiff's surf buggy is a Whaler, and a very sweet converted 15 indeed. 'Skiff' is longtime CW member Jeff C., many of whose incredible photos I've posted here over the past couple of years. He brought that boat to our NorCal rendezvous several years ago, and it was greeted with enthusiastic curiosity. Jeff/skiff is a maritime professional (I'll leave it to him to explain his position with more detail if he chooses), and a Central California surfing legend. We're lucky to have him finally up to speed with his direct photo links--stand by for some incredible ocean photography.
And Jeff, thanks for your offer of instant membership in the Point Arguello Yacht Club, but I'm hurt to the very quick. You've apparently forgotten that I'm already a member, and my Outrage 18 proudly displayed that decal on her console until I sold her earlier this year. Sic transit gloria, I guess...
posted 12-27-2007 09:30 PM ET (US)
St. Augustine, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, nations oldest city.
Downtown Jacksonville, FL St. Johns River
posted 12-27-2007 11:41 PM ET (US)
Thanks Jim for a great website and this thread
Lake Powell casting for stripers in a back canyon
Happy New Year Everyone
posted 12-28-2007 12:30 AM ET (US)
"Skiff" has definitely got some great shots. I sent him an email a couple of years back inquiring about his boat along with some question about weight distribution in 15' Whalers. The collection of photos he replied with were phenomenal. I still often look through them.
posted 12-28-2007 08:06 AM ET (US)
Onlyawhaler---That's got to be the most alien looking site for catching Stripers--but I hear it's great fishing in that lake for them.
posted 12-28-2007 11:23 AM ET (US)
Heading home on my Offshore 27
posted 12-28-2007 01:23 PM ET (US)
A buddy with his first Lake Champlain landlocked salmon.
posted 12-28-2007 03:23 PM ET (US)
Not 2007 and before we got old and mortal.
posted 12-29-2007 01:00 PM ET (US)
Me and my brand new 205 Eastport on one of my first break-in runs.
posted 12-29-2007 06:49 PM ET (US)
Common site on the nice evenings after a day's work -
Nick in the stripe shirt is coming up on the Liteamorn on the left.
Older brothers helping Jen with her hookup -
First splash of a tail in the water and the kids break out the rods -
We love to get out on the water after work, and this is why -
posted 12-29-2007 09:03 PM ET (US)
posted 12-30-2007 06:36 AM ET (US)
Joe, your images are password protected.
posted 12-30-2007 08:19 AM ET (US)
Ok jimh, this wakeboarding kid goes to the University of Michigan so you have to show it:
posted 12-30-2007 10:17 AM ET (US)
Thanks Tom - They should work now.
posted 12-30-2007 10:05 PM ET (US)
A couple of my favs from Lanier...
posted 01-01-2008 11:29 PM ET (US)
A Whaler steals thew show during a Key West Sunset...
posted 01-02-2008 08:32 AM ET (US)
Here's my contribution didn't get a lot of time offshore this year but this trip made up for it. The big one is my first yellowfin over 100 lbs.
posted 01-02-2008 09:54 PM ET (US)
Another perfect Isle Royale National Park trip, with great company.
From left to right, Home Aside, me, Buckda.
posted 01-09-2008 02:31 PM ET (US)
Here is my favorite from the year.
Was a short fishing trip on the Mullica. I pulled out of work around lunch and shot down the river to do some fishing. It was a great afternoon on the little Whaler.
|Casco Bay Outrage||
posted 01-09-2008 07:02 PM ET (US)
While some who know what I look like might say that is me in Brian's Key West photo, regretfully, it is not.
Shame on you for being in Key West for X-mas!
posted 01-10-2008 01:37 PM ET (US)
Thank you, jimh, for going to all the extra effort with these three photo spreads. What a great New Year's treat!
Hmmm, I wonder if Jim's son Jay--a west coast computer wizard--ended up doing all the heavy lifting...
posted 01-07-2015 04:00 AM ET (US)
My favorite photographs from 2007
Despite "Small Craft Advisories" 79 people gathered for the
The Garcia family made a big splash with their new 2007 305 Conquest!
Several of our Whalers clocked more air time than a commuter flight to Los Angeles.
“Painted Cave”, on Santa Cruz Island, extends 1200 feet and is the 2nd longest Sea Cave in the world. The light you see back inside the cave is the deck light on my radar arch.
We had 4 Boston Whalers tucked inside the mouth of the cave at one time.
I would like to thank Schock Boats, West Marine, Specialty Marine, and Boat U.S. for sponsoring our 2007 Santa Barbara Boston Whaler rendezvous.
My hats off to the high-spirited Boston Whaler owners who took to the water like Golden retrievers. You make us proud to own a Whaler!
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