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jimh posted 12-27-2007 09:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
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.

an86carrera posted 12-26-2007 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
Largest rendezvous of the year?

south_channel posted 12-26-2007 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for south_channel  Send Email to south_channel     
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.

niagaraoutrage posted 12-26-2007 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for niagaraoutrage  Send Email to niagaraoutrage     

Photo: AQUARAMA in tow on horizon

That's the old AQUARAMA in tow on the horizon.

runpasthefence posted 12-26-2007 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for runpasthefence  Send Email to runpasthefence     
Of a Whaler

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Charleston - 2007


skiff posted 12-27-2007 07:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
These are some great shots. Let's see if I can get this posting correct:

fishgutz posted 12-27-2007 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
Skiff, I got your back.
skiff posted 12-27-2007 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
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.
fishgutz posted 12-27-2007 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
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.
Good luck.
elaelap posted 12-27-2007 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
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 ;-)


tomol posted 12-27-2007 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for tomol  Send Email to tomol     
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...

gnr posted 12-27-2007 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for gnr    
My fish finders sniffing out the big ones.

DLee posted 12-27-2007 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for DLee  Send Email to DLee     
Check out this one from Skiff!

What a great shot! current=07-22-2004071747PM.jpg

TripletRevenge posted 12-27-2007 07:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for TripletRevenge  Send Email to TripletRevenge     
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.

skiff posted 12-27-2007 07:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
OK, I think I've got it...Here's a 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]

skiff posted 12-27-2007 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
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:

elaelap posted 12-27-2007 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
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...

jstachowiak posted 12-27-2007 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     

St. Augustine, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, nations oldest city.

Downtown Jacksonville, FL St. Johns River

onlyawhaler posted 12-27-2007 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for onlyawhaler  Send Email to onlyawhaler     
Thanks Jim for a great website and this thread

Lake Powell casting for stripers in a back canyon

My daughter in our 1999 Outrage 20 holding a cutthroat trout

Happy New Year Everyone


runpasthefence posted 12-28-2007 12:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for runpasthefence  Send Email to runpasthefence     
"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.
tombro posted 12-28-2007 08:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
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.
Contender25 posted 12-28-2007 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
Heading home on my Offshore 27

gnr posted 12-28-2007 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for gnr    
A buddy with his first Lake Champlain landlocked salmon.

yankee posted 12-28-2007 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for yankee  Send Email to yankee     
Not 2007 and before we got old and mortal.¤t=flyingwhaler1.jpg

Liteamorn posted 12-29-2007 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
Me and my brand new 205 Eastport on one of my first break-in runs.

Bella con23 posted 12-29-2007 06:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
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 -


bretm1 posted 12-29-2007 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for bretm1  Send Email to bretm1     
my first

tombro posted 12-30-2007 06:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Joe, your images are password protected.
Barney posted 12-30-2007 08:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Ok jimh, this wakeboarding kid goes to the University of Michigan so you have to show it:


Bella con23 posted 12-30-2007 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Thanks Tom - They should work now.
Murphy posted 12-30-2007 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Murphy  Send Email to Murphy     
A couple of my favs from Lanier...


bkoelbel posted 01-01-2008 11:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for bkoelbel  Send Email to bkoelbel     
A Whaler steals thew show during a Key West Sunset...


JEvans posted 01-02-2008 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for JEvans  Send Email to JEvans     
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.

David Pendleton posted 01-02-2008 09:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Another perfect Isle Royale National Park trip, with great company.

From left to right, Home Aside, me, Buckda.

sraab928 posted 01-09-2008 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for sraab928  Send Email to sraab928     
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)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
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!

elaelap posted 01-10-2008 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
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...

Nantucket Sleighride posted 01-07-2015 04:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nantucket Sleighride  Send Email to Nantucket Sleighride     
My favorite photographs from 2007

Despite "Small Craft Advisories" 79 people gathered for the
2007 Santa Barbara Boston Whaler Rendezvous.
They brought with them 14 Boston Whalers ranging in size from 13' runabouts to
Ralph Garcia’s 32' long 305 Conquest “El Chingon”. 601copy_zpsd48a0979.jpg.html?sort=6&o=61

The Garcia family made a big splash with their new 2007 305 Conquest!
Several of the smaller Boston Whalers tucked-in behind “El Chingon” and allowed it to plow a path across the Santa Barbara Channel 22 miles to Santa Cruz Island. 403copy_zpsb7bf6dcf.jpg.html?sort=6&o=62

Several of our Whalers clocked more air time than a commuter flight to Los Angeles.
Jumping the wake of a 305 Conquest launched my 17’ Guardian skyward. jpg.html?sort=6&o=63

“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. html?sort=6&o=64

We had 4 Boston Whalers tucked inside the mouth of the cave at one time. html?sort=6&o=65

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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