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BugsyG posted 02-15-2003 03:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for BugsyG   Send Email to BugsyG  
Is there any updates on a possible Whaler Rendezvou or a trip for 2003 that I could possibly join?


11 footer posted 02-16-2003 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Buy me a plane ticket. I'll come. ;)


BugsyG posted 02-17-2003 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
How are they going to get your whaler on the plane!


11 footer posted 02-18-2003 06:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
My 11 footer is so small.................................... I'll but it in my sutecase. ;)


scarlson posted 02-26-2003 07:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for scarlson    
Bugsy old man

Have you checked your mouthwash?


Changed clothes?

You just can't seem to get the Whaler owners closest to you (NE Ohio) to respond.

Just kidding, of course. With this &%#@#* winter the last thing anyone is thinking about is boating. Thought I'd step in and keep this thing alive, just in case anybody gets interested once the thaw comes.

I've been hard water fishing and have not been checking in very regularly. If somebody get's something going I will try and fit it in.

Stay warm and stay off the ice in Erie, it has a tendency to migrate.

David Pendleton posted 03-01-2003 01:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Whatever you come up with, please submit it to the Whaler Rendezvous Calendar.

Please send me the following for the calendar:
The date(s) of the rendezvous.
The rendezvous location, e.g. Bayfield, WI.
The official name of the Rendezvous if there is one.
Contact information for the organizer, including phone numbers, email addresses and web site addresses. And optionally, any additional pertinent details regarding the event.



scarlson posted 03-10-2003 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for scarlson    

Just moving this back up. Hope I did not hurt your feelings with previous post. Given our winter (still 9 inchs of ice on Twin Lakes) I'm not sure too many people are thinking about Erie.

BugsyG posted 03-12-2003 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
The official rendezvou is here:
Portage Entry Marine

WHERE: Portside Marina, Kelleys Island.

WHEN: August 1-3rd. (Friday - Sunday)

INCLUDES: Free Shirt and Cap, and food at the Village Pump.

All this for 50$ a person (I might go!) I will let you know Thanks


DIVE 1 posted 03-17-2003 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
I stopped at Portage Entry Marine today and confirmed that the rendezvous is on for August. Registration forms were sent out in the mail and need to be returned to Portage Entry Marine by May 1, 2003. If you need a registration form call them at (419)734-5960.
I know we had some discussions last fall about putting on our own rendezvous, but I feel it would be better to combine forces with Portage Entry Marine and have one great rendezvous. This will help out with a lot of logistic problems.
BugsyG posted 03-17-2003 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Have you been to portside marina? I never have. I am going to run there friday morning. Then the rest of my family will come over on the big boat. The can accomodate big boats to 90ft. which is good.

I will in addition bring my digi-cam and take lots of pics. Look forward to seeing you all there!


Barry posted 03-18-2003 08:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry
BugsyG posted 03-22-2003 08:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I am kind of embarrased to say I really don't know what people do at the rendezvou. Can someone please shed some light on what we do? (I have never been to one before)


Barry posted 03-22-2003 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
Apparently at this one we put on our new hats and shirts and then eat! ;-)

At the last one I attended there was lots of walking around looking at Whalers and then sitting around talking about Whalers. There was also a fishing derby.

BugsyG posted 03-22-2003 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Barry, What kind of whaler do you have and where do you dock? I have a 17, but the big boat and where the whaler is mainly is at cedar point.

Thanks for telling what to expect. I am going to do it. Do they put out cards like who owns what whaler and what names are and stuff?

DIVE 1 posted 03-22-2003 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Portside marina was recently rebuilt and expanded. It is on the west side of The Casino marina. We will check it out in the next 4 weeks and post information about the facilities.
Thing to do at a rendezvous:
1. Talk about Boston Whalers
2. Meet new Whaler owners
3. Talk about Boston Whalers
4. Fishing derby
5. Talk about Boston Whalers
6. Poker run
7. Talk about Boston Whalers
8. Tour the islands
9. Talk about Boston Whalers
10. Swimming, snorkeling, diving the shipwrecks
11. Talk about Boston Whalers
12. Tour Coast Guard Station Marblehead
13. Talk about Boston Whalers
14. Eat
15. Talk about Boston Whalers

If anyone needs any info about launching, accomadations(island or mainland), local area, fuel, etc., let me know and I will provide as needed.


BugsyG posted 03-23-2003 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I plan to meet you guys: Drive1 (Jim) and Barry. My name is joe.

When we have our docks at portside, are we allowed to leave them to go explore....with the whaler(s)?

I am interested in the poker run. But is it about speed or playing cards right :)?


Draftmanswife posted 03-24-2003 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
I did the Kelly's Island Rendezvous with Portage Entry Marine back in 93-94 or so. What a blast we had. The island is real neet to tour, with things from ice gleisures (sp?) to great restaurants with cold beers. No traffic, just golf carts, and bicycles. The marina put on one heck of a meal for everyone as well. My brother and I took a 13' across from Sandusky, what a trip. It got rough going over, and we split a front seat. All in all we had a blast, and I would love to be able to do it again sometime. Highly recommended for all the family, but I'd take atleast a 17 across the next time. Reagrds,
Jim Bennett posted 03-26-2003 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jim Bennett  Send Email to Jim Bennett     
Received invite by mail the other day from Portage for the Kelley's Island rendezvous. Won't know for sure about making it until late April but would really like to be there.Am planning on being at the Port Huron rendezvous in July with my '73 Outrage 21.
whalernut posted 03-29-2003 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I am very interested and have been to Portage Entry Marine a couple of times, they were at that time very Classic Whaler oriented to the max and had some used nice ones for sale!! I will go if there are no Weddings on that Weekend(please God no Weddings). I would really know where to stay and someone could take me in, I have a cabin on Lake Erie in Conneaut,OH. and I would accomidate them sometime!! I am calling for an application!! Jack.
BugsyG posted 03-29-2003 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I am going to the Whaler Rendezvou too. I can't wait for it becuase the whaler is going to be 100% complete this year rather than last year where I got it from 0-95% completed.

Our big boat will be there also for the weekend so I will sleep on the big boat and then go with you guys and do whaler stuff. lol. Once again, I am looking forward to see everyone there.


whalernut posted 03-30-2003 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
What about parking our boats overnight be it docks or on trailer? Dive1(Jim), didn`t you have a lead on parking our rigs last year? Thanks-Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 03-30-2003 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
I have room at the marina or at work for trailer parking. You may use your trailer every night or tie up at one of the docks. My place is near the Marblehead lighthouse. If you need help with accomadations, let me know what floats your boat, ie. hotel, campground, etc.
whalernut posted 03-30-2003 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Jim i really appreciate it :) I may be alone or with Sam Barill(samars) with his 68` `13 Sport, he said he would keep it on his trailer,if you don`t want 2 of us hanging around I will understand, I may go the dock route if feesable? Anyway, I may have my Currituck or another Whaler by then, but it will be a Classic Whaler!!!!!!!! Thank you-Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 03-30-2003 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
I have plenty of room at the marina if you guys bring two boats. No charge, just have fun. Samars can launch his boat at one of the two public launch ramps. Either ramp is within 3 miles of my place.
whalernut posted 03-30-2003 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thank you very much Jim, I will keep in touch :) Regards-Jack.
BugsyG posted 03-31-2003 06:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Drive, Do you have room for a 42 Carver with 50 amp power and water?? :D just kidding


Samars posted 03-31-2003 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

Dive (Jim) very much appreciated...I talked to Mary Lou this morning and she is sending me the application. I am a go ! ! !

Will discuss later all the details...

Samars posted 03-31-2003 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

Hey Jack ! ! !you ought to know better. my 13 sport is a 1967 ! ! not 68.
whalernut posted 03-31-2003 06:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I should know that Sam, is the motor a `68 or am I still lost :) Yes, I am in too!! So Sam and I will be up with our Whaler`s, I will send my application in after I sell my Currituck and buy my other whaler I have lined up, Ancient Chinese Secret :):):) Jack.
whalernut posted 04-14-2003 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Ok, it is time for a headcount, who is coming to the Portage Entry Marine Whaler Rondevous? I am in, that is 1 :) I will have my Currituck, I didn`t sell her and didn`t get another whaler, I am happy I didn`t she is beutifull!! Jack.
Samars posted 04-16-2003 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

I'm registered...bringing the 67, 13. She probalbly won't make much of an impression though...spider cracks, faded...but she's a heck of a friend and completely original right down to the motor, anchors, oars, steering wheel, seats, cables and tanks.
And as of today...she will be pulled by a 2000 Explorer ! !
BugsyG posted 04-16-2003 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Count me in!!!!! I will run my 17 1966/1972 Montauk. Powered by a 70hp. Johnson (Rebuilt)

I just did my teak on the boat and going to soon be putting on a 4-bow Bimini.

I am going to be staying on the big boat which will be also at portside. But most of the time I will be on mine.


whalernut posted 04-25-2003 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Just a freindy bump to remind everyone wishing to attend the Rondevous, that the cutoff date is May 1st, hope to see you there!! Here is their #:419-734-5960.
BugsyG posted 04-26-2003 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Thank you, Whalernut, for bumping us. I sent my application in today!


whaler131 posted 04-28-2003 12:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaler131  Send Email to whaler131     
Thanks for the reminder. sending it in monday. I will have my 22 not the 11 there. Unless you can, make sure it is a calm day. See you there.
BugsyG posted 04-28-2003 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
MaryLou recieved my application today because I had to call her to register our big boat in there too to dock. We will be there!

Whalernut, do you boat up around sandusky bay? We dock the boat at Cedar Point Marina.


Swellmonster posted 04-29-2003 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
scarlson, what about twin lakes..Is that the one up in Wisconsin?
DIVE 1 posted 04-29-2003 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Stopped at Portage Entry Marine yesterday to work out some details for the rendezvous. There does not seem to be many members from CW attending.
The Poker Run destinations were discussed and should give everyone a nice tour of the area.
Lodging Choices:
1. Stay on boats - - I will get info on Portside facilities
2. Kelleys Island lodging -, lots of places to stay including the state park campground. You may take your vehicle, trailer, and boat to the island on the ferry boat. There is a nice launch ramp at the state park.
3. Mainland lodging - commute to Kelleys Island daily. I have plenty of free dockage at my place for anyone wishing to leave their boat in the water on the mainland. If anyone needs trailer or vehicle storage for the weekend-no problem. Anyone needing info on mainland lodging, let me know what you have in mind and we will find accomadations.
If you are planning on attending the rendezvous, please contact Portage Entry Marine soon, resevations need to be finalized and T-shirts need to be ordered.

Almost forgot - anyone who would like to attend and can not bring their boat, we can get you to the island and back daily if needed.


BugsyG posted 04-30-2003 06:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     

My mom talked to Mary Lou yesterday and instead of staying in a hotel, we are bringing the big boat. She said that other people are going to bring theirs. Thats another option.


Samars posted 04-30-2003 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

What is the distance from the mainland to Kellys Island? Can my 13 with the 25 make the trip and since you are familar...what recommendations for lodging are there in a father of two in college price range?

Feel free to e-mail if you prefer. I plan on staying Friday and Saturday along with Jack.

DIVE 1 posted 04-30-2003 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
From my place to Kelleys Island is about 4 1/2 miles. If the water is decent you should have no problems. I will find a reasonably priced place for you and Jack.
BugsyG posted 05-01-2003 07:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
This is it: May first. I hope all applications are in for the rendezvou! Hope to see you all there!!


whalernut posted 05-01-2003 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
This is way cool!! I can`t wait :) Ya, Sam and I are going to have to be on the cheap as far as lodgeing, but will have a great time none the less!! The only thing I am having a problem with is where to keep my boat and stay, seams like alot of choices, but the most economical would be cool!! I can dock my boat no problem, so that is cool. I sent my registration in on Monday and I ordered the fat guy special XXL T-Shirt :) Thanks Jim so much for that extra effort to help us out, I for one truly appreciate it :) Jazz, I boat mostly in Conneaut,ohio which is the extreme Eastern part of Ohio, only a few miles form Pennsylvania and I live in Pittsburgh,PA. I also go to Kinzua Resovour in N.C. Pennsylavania once in a while, so this will be my first venture into Western Lake Erie, I am stoked and I just noticed that there is a Whinery on Kelly`s Island, anyone up for a little trip there :) Jack.
Draftmanswife posted 05-13-2003 12:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Well, fella's is's set, I'm going drive to Indy (home town)16+ hours; and pick up my brother, Dave, and our Dauntless, and join ya'll on the island. I understand there are several b&b's, but the rendezvous is near town this time...any sugestions to a place to stay? I'll be looking on the "site" to find a place, but would rather stay close to "wave" people...I'll be bringing plenty of "goodies" from Magic Brush:)...Let me kow asap!!!As I'm giving up the BrichYard for this!!!:)
BugsyG posted 05-13-2003 06:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
This is cool that you are going! Are you bigshots wife? I can't wait to meet you all.

An option in staying somewhere, I am staying on our big boat thats also coming. But if you don't have a big boat, there are hotels downtown and bed & breakfasts. Thanks


Draftmanswife posted 05-13-2003 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
No, I'm not Big's wife, but you gotta respect the hell out of a woman like that!:)
I'm "draftmanswife" (Tommy). He was the Senior Draftman for Whaler for 11 years. I'm so looking forward to meeting everyone, so who's going for sure? I have been able to meet about 10 of us so far, and it just keeps getting more fun! Take care,
Backlash posted 05-14-2003 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
Count us in! Will probably be arriving late Friday night, launching at Mazurik, and heading over to Portside Marina. Does anyone have the GPS coordinates for Portside? Looking forward to meeting everyone.
whalernut posted 05-14-2003 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I am in as is Sam Barill(samars). There is a Boat/Car Ferry, I think I will take my boat over to the island on that, and then figure something out, maybee just sleap on the graound or something :) Only kidding sort of, it deffinately has to be cheap this year, I am flat broke :( Can`t wait to meat you all and drink to that :)Cigars too!! Jack.
BugsyG posted 05-14-2003 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Hi Guys,
I am absolutely in. I want to meet people like backlash and whalernut and other people. This is going to be cool.

I am going to run over there Friday morning before it gets busy. Then everyone else will come over on the big boat to portside. I got the bimini on the whaler and my chrome emblems (soon). Launching this saturday!!! Anyone who wants pics,let me know!!


Barry posted 05-14-2003 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
Hopefully I'll make it. I'm going to try to attend the North Channel Rendezvous the week prior. If I survive that trip and don't run into any problems at work when I get back then I should be there.
DIVE 1 posted 05-14-2003 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Portside Marina
41 degrees 35.53 north
082 degrees 42.49 west

Kelleys Island State Park Launch Ramp
41 degrees 36.95 north
082 degrees 42.21 west

Mazuriks Public Launch Ramp - Mainland
41 degrees 32.71 north
082 degrees 45.43 west

Marblehead Lighthouse
41 degrees 32.14 north
082 degrees 42.71 west

Backlash posted 05-14-2003 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
Thanks Jim! Looking forward to seeing you and DIVE 1.
DIVE 1 posted 05-14-2003 10:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Do you guys plan on staying at the island? Did you check on camping at the state park on kelleys island? Do you want me to find accomadations on the mainland?
Samars posted 05-15-2003 07:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

Sam here...thanks for the information...not sure though, where is most of the activities going to be? I guess you'd be the best judge. just looking for a place to put the head down at night and shower in morning...doesn't have to be anything fnacy. Camping is probably too much work to really enjoy the time with everyone....but maybe...

whalernut posted 05-15-2003 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Jim, yes closer to the action would be best, if that is the Island that`s cool, then the Ferry would be best and the accomodations? Pillow and a Shower would be my minimum, after that no frills is fine :) Thanks-Jack.
Draftmanswife posted 06-01-2003 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
T minus 60 days and counting! I will be leaving Florida on the first of August, and headed you all's way. I just wanted to post, and keep this tread alive, as I know, August is just a beautiful time to be on Lake Erie. How about those accomindation recommendations???
DIVE 1 posted 06-01-2003 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
We should have some decent accomadation recommendations by next weekend. We have to make one more trip to the island and talk to a few more people.
whalernut posted 06-02-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thank you Jim, for all of your hard leg work!! I can`t wait!!!!!!!!!!! Jack.
BugsyG posted 06-03-2003 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I have to take a run over to kelleys one day to check out the new marina. Hopefully its going to be a nice weekend this coming weekend so I can buzz over there :)


whalernut posted 06-03-2003 07:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Anybody know what the per night docking fee will be? I talked to PEM and they said wehn we signed up, it automatically reserves us at the docks they have on hold!! I did forget to ask what it cost per night though-DOH!!! Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 06-06-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Went on a little maintenance run with DIVE 1 tonight and somehow we ended up at Portside. The marina renovation turned out quite nice. They have new floating docks with electric hookups. Restrooms and shower facilities are also ready and waiting everyones arrival.
BugsyG posted 06-09-2003 07:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Hi Drive,

You saved me a trip there :). I was going to run up on Saturday (the nice day) and check it out. But I never got the chance, however though, I got to run around the bay which was nice.

Its good to hear that its a nice marina. Thanks


Samars posted 06-12-2003 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

Hey Gang...

Just want to follow up on the August weekend plans. Does anyone know how many we have signed up thus far. Also looking for recommendations for hotel/motel places close to other Whaler people.

On another note: I believe I asked this earlier...but want to be sure, Is my 13 OK to run to the island...I would say yes as long I am with other Whalers. And how much fuel do you think the 1968, 25 Evinrude will need for the run and back. I normally carry 2, 6 gallon tanks.

Thanks all...don't want to rush the summer..but I looking forward to the weekend and to meeting all the people I've talked to here since finding this site back in June of 2001.

Take care..............................

baybug posted 06-12-2003 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for baybug  Send Email to baybug     
Yes you can run to Kelley's in a 13 with that fuel capacity. Use common sense, check the forcast, and check the lake. Go to the Marblehead lighthouse and if it looks rough don't go. You can trailer over on a ferry if you want from Marblehead.

On calmer days, you can easily go. It is a very short distance but that area is very busy with boat traffic and sloppy chop makes it very frustrating so be prepared to throttle back, keep the bow up and enjoy the ride. If it is flat and little chop, put the hammer down and you'll be there in 10 min.

I you are driving the boat over, launch at Mazuriks like Dive 1 said - he is the most experienced local on this thread that will be there and can provide you the best info.

Samars posted 06-12-2003 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Thanks BB.....
DIVE 1 posted 06-12-2003 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
We checked accomadations at the island and found out a few interesting things.
1. Most rooms are single bed(various sizes) and priced at $85.00 to $135.00 per night.
2. Some places only rent by the week because it is high season.
3. The state park campground is reasonably priced for anyone wishing to bring a tent and associated gear.
4. Portside marina is a nice set-up if you desire to stay on your boat.

I will post info on mainland accomadations next week. I am checking on a few places that rent furnished cabins.

Samars - do not worry about making the crossing in your boat. I have done this numerous times in a 13BW with the waves running 6'-10'. Yeehaw


Samars posted 06-13-2003 06:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Looking forward to it...

thanks Jim

whalernut posted 06-15-2003 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I may be with Sam in his `13 footer, I don`t know what boat I will have or if my intereior will be complete, but I will be there for sure, I can`t wait!! I may be turning my Currituck into a Montauk, and will have to buy the parts, 1 at a time, those New prices for Center Consoles and RPS`s are very high, I have some stuff to sell, then I am not sure to have no Bow Rail or a Montauk Bow Rail, or I may just buy a Montauk, my favorite would be an `18 Outrage, but they are like finding a needle in a haystack on Lake Erie, or basically anywhere around me, it seams people hold onto them longer than any other model, I don`t blame them!! Jack.
BugsyG posted 06-16-2003 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Hi Whalernut,

I would love to see what you do to your Currituck. Thats what someone did to mine, but mine used to be a Nauset, someone painted it and added the mid-70's fiberglass console. If you would like, see my story in the cetacea page 73....with no new pic...actually its a very very bad picture that jimh thought it was humerous....with no after pic either...anyways I can't wait to see you there!


whalernut posted 06-16-2003 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thank you Jazz!! I may or may not go Center Console, I may just sell my Currituck and buy a Montauk or?????? Anyway, my trailer and hull are so nice it is hard to part with :) My engine runs strong also :) I can`t wait to meat you and all of the great people from the CWF there!! My ideal boat would be an `18 Outrage, but I just can`t seam to find one, and at a good price that is clean, you can get 22`s pretty close to the prices of the 18`s, my guess is the reason is because the `18 is a really perfect sive for fishing and trailering. Jack.
whalernut posted 06-23-2003 07:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Bump!! 1 month and 1 week to go :) As for where to stay, Sam and I have no idea, it is so expensive up that way, I may just sleap in my boat if I take one-Yeeeeeeha!! Anybody find any cheap stays? Where is everyone staying? Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 06-24-2003 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Places to stay
1. Fiddler's Cabins: 1-24 people per cabin, prices start at $125.00 per night per cabin. Prices may be negotiable. 1/2 mile from my place and 2 1/2 miles to public launch ramp. (419)-798-9000
2. Surf Motel: Room with 2 beds - $74.00 per night. 1 mile from my place and 2 miles to launch ramp. (419)-798-4823
3. Majestic Motel: Room with 2 beds - $55.00 per night. 3 miles from my place and 1/4 mile from launch ramp. (419)-798-4921
If you do not find one of these to meet you needs, let me know and I will find a few more.
whalernut posted 06-24-2003 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I appreciate that Jim!! $55 a night isn`t too bad, anything else in that range or less? Sam and I are thinking camping would be the cheapest, but we are checking all angles, as we want money left over to have some serious fun!! Anybody contiplating camping? It does say in the brochure that camping sites have *No Reservations* That`s kinda weird, but Sam is calling tomorrow about what`s up!! We nead a large enough site for the Truck/maybe trucks and boat/maybe boats, man it is getting close :) Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 06-24-2003 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
$55.00 is the cheapest price I have found. This is a very high cost area in the summer. The state park campground at the island is first come - first served. I have heard that you can check in on Thursday night over the phone. You have to pay for Thursday night whether you show up or not, but it helps secure a sight for the weekend. If you guys camp, I have cots you may borrow, but no tents.
whalernut posted 06-25-2003 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Jim, it looks as though Sam amd I are leaning towards the $55 Room and get it for 2 nights. The only thing I don`t like is that we have to leave the Island before dark, but that is the price to pay to stay inland :) Jim, did you say you had some slips at your place? if so, are any still open that maybe We could rent? Thank you very much-Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 06-25-2003 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Do you have running lights on your boat?
You can can dock at my house on the mainland and leave your trailers here too. No problem - no charge
whalernut posted 06-25-2003 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Yes Jim, we both do have running lights!! I talked to Sam, and yes we would like to take you up on your offer and Dock at your house :) We really appreciate it and thank you so very much, let`s keep in touch, and is it ok to email you personally, so I can get your phone #? It may just be Sams 13` Sport, but I am ordering a New Interior for my Currituck soon, so hopefully it will be done by then, hopefully :) Thank you-Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 06-25-2003 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
E-mail is fine. Don't worry if you leave your boat at home. There will always be room for you on DIVE1. I will probably take July 31 off work to help prep for the rendezvous. If you guys want to come up on Thursday - no problem.
whalernut posted 06-25-2003 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Jim, I really appreciate everything you are doing for us :) I will talk to Sam and get back to you privately!! Thanks-Jack.
Samars posted 06-26-2003 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

Well...all set at Majestic for the weekend. Thanks for the leg work and hospitality Jim. see you all there. Any count on the number of people attending/registered thus far?

whalernut posted 06-26-2003 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Sam and I got a Smoking Room, because we love to smoke Cigars, so if anyone else likes them too, let`s smoke away and drink some Beer!! Oh, and the $55 price per nite was a weekday rate, it actually cost us $72 per night, but let us know on here if anyone else is staying at the Majestic!! Oh and thanks Jim, we will be holed up pretty darn close to you!! Jack.
BugsyG posted 06-26-2003 06:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Hi guys,

Is anyone going to bring a bigger boat to stay on along with the whaler(s) like me? Anyone going to be in the area this weekend or at the SAND BAR, Please look me up!


Draftmanswife posted 06-28-2003 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Did somebody say beer and cigars? Boy, am I looking forward to this trip! I think David (brother) got a room at the Lakeside, but if he hasn't booked yet, we will stay at the Majestic with everyone else. They have a few rooms left. Are the waters too cool to swim in this time of year? What about fishing? I'm kinda suprised we haven't got something from Portage Marine yet with an adgenda. What about diving? Beings I'm driving, I can bring my gear.
Can't wait!!
whalernut posted 06-28-2003 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Yes janis, I wish we got something from PEM also, I haven`t a clue what to take. As much asa I like to Fish, I would rather Party on this one and get to know everyone. As far as swimming, I am not big on that one, i am 5~8" and 280 pounds, my shirt rarely comes off, but I usually make up for it by eating :) Yes, I am excited about the beer and cigars, there is also a micro-brewery on the island and a whinery!!!!!!!!! :):):) I hope you all stay at the Majestic and I hope there are rooms left :) Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 06-28-2003 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
The water was 72 degrees at 35 feet today. The water should be 75-85 by August. If you want to dive, bring your gear. There are 4 wrecks around Kelleys Island - easy diving - 6 to 23 feet deep. You will need a thin full suit and gloves(The zebra mussels are sharp). Do not worry about lugging your tanks, I have a compressor and plenty of tanks.

You should bring your perch fishing equipment. The perch fishing around Kelleys Island is usually good all summer. If you do not want to go swimming, we can fire up DIVE 1 and play combat kneeboard :) :)

whalernut posted 06-29-2003 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Jim, that is funny, me on a Kneeboard :):):):) Anyway, ya I might as well bring 1 rod and reel and a small tackle box, it never hurts and Sam and I love to fish and eat Perch!! So far it looks as though my Currituck won`t make it, unless I get enough money together to buy that New Standard Interior, and then install it all :( Maybe things will work out, if not I am with Same on his old but great 13` Sport :) jack.
whalernut posted 07-09-2003 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Any new News? anyone staying at the Majestic? Jack.
whalernut posted 07-09-2003 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Forgot to add that I haven`t gotten anything from PEM yet, anybody get anything? Jack.
DIVE 1 posted 07-09-2003 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
I am going to Portage Entry tomorrow. I will get some info and post. I finished up the poker run list today. We needed one more stop and we now have permission to use the ferry dock at North Bass Island for one of the stops. Boaters Emergency Service is providing charts of the islands area, so do not buy a chart for this trip.
whalernut posted 07-09-2003 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thank you Jim, I will be with Sam in his 13` Sport, my Currituck won`t be ready, but for next year, you bet!! :) Jack.
Draftmanswife posted 07-10-2003 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Dave and I got reservations at the Majestic. They seem like a real nice, family owned motel. Are we doing a poker run? That sounds fun! Still wondering what Portage is going to do..? Any news yet? I'm sure I'll be the last to know, as the mail will take longer to get here. 72 degree water isn't my gig, and I think I'll pass. I'll bring the snorkle gear and fins, but diving seems abit "cool" for me even in a wetsuit! Now, all I have left to do is service the truck for a hell of a "road trip", and shut down this business for 10 days.
Backlash, I was going thru some pics from the Bahamas Rendezvous the other day, and found a great pic of your boat at Munjack, I'll bring it with me for you. I'll try to find the negative as well.
T minus 18 days:)
DIVE 1 posted 07-10-2003 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Friday - meet Whaler buddies, dinner at the island
Saturday - Poker run, scavenger hunt, dinner at the island
Sunday - Fishing tournament

Info is on Portage Entry Marine website

Bring your dive gear. The water should be about 80 degrees around the island. The shipwreck "Prince" is on the east side of the island. Max depth is 20', if you get cold you can stand up on the crankshaft and get a little sunshine. The water is knee deep if you stand up on the crankshaft :).

The "Adventure" is in the north bay of the island. The wreck lies in 6'-10' of water. Scuba or snorkel is fine for this wreck.

If you still feel the water is too cold - drive the boat while Whalernut and I play combat kneeboard :) :).

Draftmanswife posted 07-11-2003 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
I think I'll throw my knee board in too:)
whalernut posted 07-11-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Jim for the info!! I am so stoked about this, the only thing I will miss is my Currituck not beeing ready, but I will still have tons of fun :) Thanks-Jack.
Samars posted 07-16-2003 01:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

Do we have a count on how many and perhaps who, whom? is planning on being on Kelly's Island in August?
Draftmanswife posted 07-18-2003 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
I think, from re-reading the thread, we have 10 or so...Let's take a count, so I can bring some COntinuousWave decals like I made for the Tampa rendezvous.
Take care,
BugsyG posted 07-18-2003 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I am going for sure! Count me in.


Samars posted 07-18-2003 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

My plans have me there !! :) !
Draftmanswife posted 07-21-2003 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Bugsy..Did you make it to the Port Heron this weekend? I hear from Swellmonster and Internet that it was a blast.
Been chatting w/ Dave, via e-mail, on all the necessities, any last minute advise I might be overlooking? Looks like I will be getting out of Florida on Sunday, that way I have the whole week to see family, friends, and the accountant!
Take care,
Swellmonster posted 07-22-2003 12:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
I can say he wimped out! He must have been with his Bayliner buds! :)
Draftmanswife posted 07-23-2003 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Just HAD to be the hundreth post...couldn't resist bringing this to the top again, as it's hump day, and I'm ready for the road trip. I had planned on getting out of here on saturday, but gramps' 90th is on saturday, I think I'll do the Shrine's Club for the festivities, just to start my vacation on the right track. And head north on sunday, with a extreme hangover. I'm so excited, I don't know how I'll sit in the same place for 1000+ miles. Maybe I'll hit that 60 million dollar lottery tonight, and we'll all have a vacation for awhile. Gonna cut 12-15 CW decals, hope it's enough. see you soon:)
whalernut posted 07-23-2003 07:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I am curious if there are any Fat dudes like me that won`t be taking their shirts off at the Rondevous? I am 5`8 1/2 and about 270-280 pounds, anybody like me going to be there? I haven`t taken my shirt off in public since about 1994 when I was 225 Pounds!! I hate being fat, but love food way to much :) I know this is a weird subject, but I was just sitting around thinking about it and kinda getting depressed over my weight, i really miss beeing 180 pounds :( Jack.
Draftmanswife posted 07-23-2003 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Are there really any "healthy" Whaler owners? Except for Swellmonster, who eats like a freakin dove, Dave's 5'10, 275,..+ I'm just a blonde :) So we'll re-name this rendezvous the "miss-fit's";)Can't wait to meet cha Jack, we'll be there friday afternoon. And, I just love big men, those skinny ones can't pick you up by your ass:)
BugsyG posted 07-24-2003 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Hi Janis,
Sorry I wasn't at port heron...actually don't even know where it is?/! ...Don't you get me started on Bayliners ;)haha

I was on the boat ...the big boat. Before I can head out to Kelleys that weekend, I am going to get new spark plugs, wires to them, and a fuel filter. Engine problems and I need them fixed so I had my friend look at them and said what it was so I am hoping....when the guy rebuilt the engine, he didn't put new spark plugs in so there ya go!

Anyone going to be in Sandusky Bay this weekend let me know I'll meet up with you ... This weekend I will be at the sand bar a lot so gimme a ring!...Only 17 with a white bimini and chromed emblems


whalernut posted 07-24-2003 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Ya Janis, us Fat guys aren`t bad, we are SOFT at heart(pun intended) :) Anyway, I can`t wait to see all of you and I kinda wonder how many have signed up for it to date, anybody know? Jack.
DCM posted 07-25-2003 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for DCM  Send Email to DCM     

If I get over to the Sandbar this weekend I'll look for that 17' of yours. Last night I had my first ride on my 1985 13' supersport. Went cruising the Portage River & for a quick spin along the shore out in the lake. The 1985 merc 50HP worked just fine!
If all goes well I'll ride over to check out the Rendezvous next weekend. Hope thats ok, I missed the 'registration' deadline by months! I do want to say hello to some fellow BW owners if I can!
Oh, Last night while launching my 13' for the very first time, and I was kinda tense about it, didn't want to screw it up or anything, out of the corner of my eye I see a Montauk in the channel right out from the boat launch ramp, mayb 20' away. He was just sitting there in idle looking at me. Not knowing a damn thing about 'ramp ettiquite' or anything, I rushed thru my launch ( getting a nasty scratch on my leg in the process ) cause I was thinking he wanted to take his boat out. Anyway, I get the 13' off the trailer and tied off & was starting the Merc when I hear "Nice Whaler!" He just wanted to check out my Whaler & say hi after all! Very nice folks, husband & wife, and live right there in Nugents Canel where I was launching. I'm sure I'll be seeing them again. Heck, maybe they are even in this Forum!


RDocker posted 07-25-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for RDocker  Send Email to RDocker     
Hello Everyone, I have just recently purchased a 1974 17' Montauk. I keep my 29' Regal at Baypoint marina, which is right by the Sand Bar. I've been a long time fan of BW and finally got one. I am out at the Sandbar quite often and would be interested in seeing some of the boats that everyone has been talking so much about. I may even try to make it over to the rendevous, just to look. It's suppose to be beautiful this weekend so enjoy the water.
DCM posted 07-25-2003 12:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for DCM  Send Email to DCM     

Did you get it from Don Lombardi at Marine City? They just got in a Montauk from the 1970's last week. The wood needed refinishing badly I remember.
Anyway, if you see me out on my 13' Super Sport be sure to say hello !

Draftmanswife posted 07-26-2003 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Trucks serviced, hitch is changed, boat's been on the shakedown cruise, I think we're ready. Outta here tomarrow, but still have the laptop w/ me so I can keep in touch. Bugsy, got a GPS number for the sandbar? Can we find it? Sounds like the place to be! Anyway, I'll be in touch later in the week when I get to Indianapolis.
whalernut posted 07-27-2003 09:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I bet you got that 1974 from Barry in Dayton, I was going nuts trying to buy that one, that is one sweet Montauk!! I have a 1973 Currituck with the same hull, but bench seats. I have sold the wood, and puting a 17` Standard interior in Tan in it, but have to save up for it, you got a real sweetheart of a Montauk dude :) JACK.
BugsyG posted 07-30-2003 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I don't have a GPS # for the sand bar, but you can kinda see it from kelleys. You will be able to see Bay point, but the sand bar is not that far from bay point. just south of it and there it is...(best place to anchor is the west side....or east side if you know where you go) Bottom line for the sand bar: Follow the leader to it :)

There is rain in the forcast :( but I still am going to go. I will be there FRIDAY afternoon. Who is all going to be there on friday?


Samars posted 07-30-2003 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

I should be there along with Jack (Whalernut) sometime around noonish on Friday, if all goes well.

I am hoping that based on weather reports there is just a chance of rain each day...

If you see a green Explorer towing a whaler and the name RALA on the sides...that would be me !

Take care, Sam

BugsyG posted 07-30-2003 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Hi Samars,

I will be up there around that time too. Isolated T-Storms are possible but I don't think until later in the day. What is the schedule of events?

You will see a big boat there........42 Carver...thats my families boat. I am nearby!!!


Draftsmanswife posted 07-30-2003 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftsmanswife  Send Email to Draftsmanswife     
We should be there mid afternoon, look for a 17 Dauntless dual console, Blue bimini. See ya!!
whalernut posted 08-03-2003 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
All I have to say is, we all had a blast and it was so nice to put a face to the posts. I enjoyed everyones company and had one of my most fun weekends in a long time. Thanks to all who let me ride in their "BIG" Whalers, I had a blast and let me tell you, those new 4-Stroke outboards are so nice and quiet, simply amazing!! It was really nice having Dave and Janice as out Motel Neihbors, great people as all of the Whaler people were :) I also would like to thank Portage Entry Marine for holding a very nice Rondevous, I had a great time, and can promise to have my Currituck at next years one if they hold another one. Well, in ending I would like to say, we had a great turnout and great people at the Rondevous.Sam and I had a Blast :) Cheers!!!!!!!!!!! Jack.
Backlash posted 08-04-2003 07:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
As Jack says, this really was a great rendezvous hampered only by the almost non-stop rain and thunderstorms. There were some 34 Whalers in attendance and Janis (Draftsman’s Wife) got the longest traveled trophy. We met some really nice people from this site; Jack (whalernut), Sam (Samar with his classic 13), Jim (DIVE 1), and Joe (Bugsyg), and were reacquainted with some old friends as well from previous rendezvous’.

Saturday morning Jim arrived, aboard DIVE 1, with two trashcans filled with ice cubes for our coolers, which was much appreciated. Later that morning it cleared and the sun came out long enough for a well-planned and interesting poker run. Dave's (Janis' brother) 17 Dauntless got a real workout during the run with Jack insisting on sitting in the bow!

There were several very nice classic Whalers in attendance; a 22’ Revenge with twin 90 Honda 4-strokes, a 27’ full cabin with Armstrong bracket and twin 225 Yamaha 4-strokes to mention just a few. I was really impressed with Joe’s (BugsyG) 1966 Nauset with the cabinet quality teak work on the center console and nice custom made vinyl cushions.

Saturday night we had another great dinner at the marina provided by the Village Pump. Portside Marina had beautiful new aluminum floating docks and the only air-conditioned restroom/shower facilities I have ever seen at a marina.

Thanks to Portage Entry Marine for another fine rendezvous.

JFM posted 08-04-2003 07:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
What the hell was I thinking!

I showed up yesterday and no one was there. Stopped by Portage and John told me I missed it. I thought it was Sunday as well. Oh well I looked at the new Whalers in the showroom and BS'ed with John till 3:00. Better luck next year.

Regards, Jay

Draftmanswife posted 08-06-2003 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
There's no place like home, well except for a Whaler Rendezvous. Got back last evening, after a total of 2868 miles. I just can't think of where to start in telling how great this trip was. A much needed vacation. A big thank you goes to Portage Entry, not only for the nice plaque I recieved for the furtherest away, but for the Poker Run trophy as well. The hospitality they gave all of us was most welcomed, and appreciated. It was great putting faces with all on the wave. Barry, a big thanks for running me inland for those decals, and what a treat riding in your smooth, sweet, outrage. Thanks again everyone, and looking forward to next years:)
Moe posted 08-07-2003 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Doh! I just found this thread!

We had a great time despite the rain! This was our first time out on our new 150, which is also our first boat. I guess it showed a coupla times. Thanks to Steve for showing us how quickly a Whaler filled with rainwater drains when you pull the plug! LOL! Got a coupla pictures of our new baby in the water there:

We sure enjoyed the camaraderie and fellowship, and meeting folks from this forum. Lookin' forward to doing it again, this time a little less overwhelmed by the newness of it all.


whalernut posted 08-07-2003 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Hi MOE, this is Jack from the rondevous, we talked about Bikes and I won the VHF. I do have to say, I really like the new B/W 150`s, i feel they are the nicest New Whaler beeing made and it has tons of room in it!! I do recall we talked about your wifes Harley D. Sportster that only has 1 inch of travel left and we also taked about the new Indian motorcycles and that they have their own engines now. I hope to see you next year if there is another rondevous, I will surely be there with my Currituck this time :) Nice to have met you and your wife!! Jack.
Moe posted 08-07-2003 11:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I remember, Jack! Good conversation! Was tempted to go back to Lake Erie again this weekend, but the forecast is a replay of last weekend. Might try one of the local lakes instead. Once a year isn't often enough for a gathering like this. Guess if we were willing to travel as far as Janis, there'd be LOTS of rendezvous to attend! LOL! Good luck reconfiguring your boat. Look forward to seeing it next year.
whalernut posted 08-08-2003 03:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Cool Moe, i hope to see you before then, but I will be there with my Baby next year!! Jack.
BugsyG posted 08-10-2003 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Boy what a nice Boston Whaler Rendezvou for 2003!

It was really nice to see everyone from the web site.

Really nice to see you and your wonderful boat. I have noticed the Radar Arch really adds and extra custom touch and makes it look factory made. Another nice feature about the boat was the Yamaha V-6 Engine (runs like a champ!!!)-- Please tell Mrs. Farnsworth thats I said hello :)

You didn't have the currituck, but at least you got to see other Boston Whalers and the owners. It was a lot of fun. Getting to talk to you about improvements in our Whalers really gave me a lot of tips.

Congradulations on the big win of the Poker Run and the Long Distance award! I especially liked talking to you because you had the honor of meeting Swellmonster and Bigshot thats everyone talks to. I still bust out laughing when you said to the Sea Ray owner about bringing a Sea Ray to a Boston Whaler Rendezvou is mutany! LOL!

Post Rendezvou:
I was heading back to the main land on Sunday with my bimini top forward into the boot. I thought it would compensate for the weight and waves. The boat was lundging forward and 1 to many times and my bimini let loose and I almost lost it in the water. I would have if the front stantions wouldn't have been connected. I put it back together, and then noticed that where the gunwhales are on both sides are scratched heavily. Paint and everything came off to bare gelcoat in about a good 12-inch streak. I needed a good Asprin from that trip. JAZZ has to go back anyway to get repaired over winter in a scratch in the side yet. But to sum that trip up, think of what Oliver Hazard Perry said once, "DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP!"

Hope to see you all once again for a Boston Whaler get-together. P.S. I will have pics from the Rendezvou on my Whaler pic site soon!!!


Draftmanswife posted 08-11-2003 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
2800 miles isn't too bad, at least that Chevy of mine didn't miss a lick, and I was able to avoid all the major idiots on the road. Being a new Whaler member, Moe, you'll soon find out, no distance is too far to be with "family" :):):)
Take care,
DIVE 1 posted 08-17-2003 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
I finally have time to post after the rendezvous. I have received a lot of e-mails and I would say that everyone had a great time(inspite of the rain). If we have another one next year, we will find 5 different stops for the poker run(new territory). The fishing tournament had a marginal turnout, but the lake was a little choppy. Everyone that participated in the poker run tied up to my guest dock. After seeing my setup, if anyone needs to use the dock for a few days, just let me know.
All of the people from the Fire Dept. had a great time. We really enjoyed meeting everyone and checking out the boats.
I just want to say "Thanks" to everyone for participating.
Moe posted 08-17-2003 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
The rendezvous sure got us addicted to Lake Erie. We've ignored the forecast for the last two weekends and tent-camped at East Harbor State Park, spending the days on the lake. Gotta take a break this coming weekend and catch up on stuff around the house! LOL!
whalernut posted 08-20-2003 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Ya man, thanks again Jim!! MOE, Lake Erie is really adictive isn`t it, so much room and things to see and go :) Enjoy it man, I can`t wait to get my Currituck back on the Big lake, probably Late fall or Spring. Jack.

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