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Matthew posted 03-25-2003 10:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for Matthew   Send Email to Matthew  
I've moved this topic out of the July 5th thread.
Any suggestions on destinations?

Matt

Rodger posted 03-25-2003 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rodger  Send Email to Rodger     
We also need to determine the rendezvous date(s). Our choices are August 9-10, 16-17, or 23-24.
Dick posted 03-25-2003 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Matt & Rodger

Anxious to see the drag race between you two.

I am open to any date in August.

Any thoughts on where?

Dick

Russ posted 03-26-2003 12:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
Anytime in August is fine with me.

Russ

Bryan Snead posted 03-27-2003 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bryan Snead  Send Email to Bryan Snead     
Earlier in August is probably better for me.
Rodger posted 03-27-2003 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rodger  Send Email to Rodger     
Shrimpburrito said he will attend as well. Where are you Dave?
Seattlerocket posted 03-27-2003 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seattlerocket  Send Email to Seattlerocket     
August works for me.
Blake Island again?
Matthew posted 05-05-2003 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
I just wanted to bump this back to the top.
August 9th or 10th are good for me and I thought Blake was a good spot.
But wouldn't be opposed to weighing different destinations and days.

Matt

Russ posted 05-06-2003 03:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
August 9nth or 10nth is fine with me. So is Blake Island. If Blake Island is the destination I'll need to reserve a camping spot at Manchester State Park for that weekend. I'm not familiar with Puget Sound east of Squim, so I can't suggest any other place to go. Maybe someone else has an idea.

Russ

Tom W Clark posted 05-15-2003 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I am going to suggest August 2nd as my preferred date for a get together. I think Blake Island worked well last year and would work well again this year.

I understand that Taylor is unavailable on both the 9th and the 16th and I may be out of town later in the month too. Rodger has told me he and Babs can come on the 2nd but are there any of you that the 2nd does not work for?

If we are going to rendezvous in August (and this would be in addition to the get together on July 5th which IS happening) then we need to reserve the picnic shelter as we did last year.

Matt, Rodger, Dick, Russ, Bryan, Jerry, Taylor, and anybody else, what do you guys think?

caribou posted 05-15-2003 03:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for caribou  Send Email to caribou     
I am new to this forum but have been reading it for sometime. What I need to know from you is this can anyone come and can you bring kids I have a 8 year old.
Dick posted 05-15-2003 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Tom

August 2 works for me.

Dick

lae posted 05-15-2003 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
I will weigh in with the same business based reservations as last year. I am trying to put together time for both of these get togethers. I seriously doubt if the 25 will be ready unless someone can turn me on to a radar arch manufacturer but Autumn (the Katama) is ever ready and almost ties herself to the back of the rig if it is too close.

Larry

Dick posted 05-15-2003 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Larry

Try www.tannermfg.com
He is in Bellingham and does beautiful work.

Dick

kglinz posted 05-15-2003 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
Larry
Have you checked with these guys for an arch quote. http://www.tannermfg.com/tannermfg.htm
kglinz posted 05-15-2003 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
Hi guys. I type slower than Dick I guess. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting the NW group yet, but hope to meet some of you this year. I was going to contact you earlier but it was a time when a lot of "rock throwing" was going on against "Sea Ray looking Whalers". I've got a 28 Conquest and run out of Bellingham. We're heading out the end of the month and after breaking in new engines will head North. I will be back in the US about 1 Aug, but don't know if I'll come as far south as Blake Island. Have you ever thought about the group going to Pender Harbour. You could drive up or boat up and do a run to Princess Louisa. Just a thought.
Kemp Lindsey, Boise ID
Dick posted 05-15-2003 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
kglinz

I am not familiar with Pender Harbour. How about some details.

Dick

kglinz posted 05-15-2003 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
Dick
This web site probably gives the most info on Pender Harbour. I don't use this Marina but at this point I won't clutter up the post with a bunch of URLs. Princess Louisa is about 50 Miles from Pender Harbour. I stay at Fishermans Resort. They have camping and cabins.... http://www.sunshinecoast-resort.com/english/marina_eng.html

Kemp

lhg posted 05-15-2003 12:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Pender Harbor, on the BC mainland coast, and regions north, is some of the finest boating in the world. I was there with my 18 Outrage last early July, and it was fabulous, unforgettable. A trip up the Jervis Inlet to Prince Louisa Inlet is absolutely spectacular, calm water boating in a small private craft. Up in BC, "Inlet" means a long (up to 60 miles inland), narrow arm of the ocean, surrounded by snow capped mountains.
Matthew posted 05-15-2003 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
caribou,
Everyone is welcome and kids are encouraged!

August 2nd is fine. Is this Seafair weekend?

Matt

Seattlerocket posted 05-15-2003 02:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seattlerocket  Send Email to Seattlerocket     
:)

August 2 is the same weekend as the Seafair boat races. Does this = less boaters out on Blake Island? Lets hope so.
I am in for 8/2 and will have my 12 yo daughter with.

Tom W Clark posted 05-15-2003 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
caribou,

Kids are definitely welcome and so are you.

That is the "General Motors Cup" hydroplane race weekend, but Sunday the 10th is the BIG race day, not Saturday. The Blue Angels fly Friday, Saturday and Sunday so there's lots of opportunity to see them. For those launching from Seattle, the Navy and Coast Guard ships will be in Elliot Bay that weekend for the Maritime Festival as well so that might be a nice side trip for some headed to Blake.

Larry Eaton,

Don't worry. You don't really need RADAR to get to Blake Island from Seattle ; ) Bring the Outrage.

Bryan Snead posted 05-16-2003 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bryan Snead  Send Email to Bryan Snead     
I have kept both weekends open in August. I plan on attending barring anything coming up with work.
Rodger posted 05-17-2003 01:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rodger  Send Email to Rodger     
August 2nd at Blake Island works for us as well.
Russ posted 05-17-2003 03:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
Blake Island on August 2nd is fine with us.

Russ

Tsuriki BW posted 05-17-2003 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
If I can get the little Dauntless cleaned up and ready, I just might try to make the August 2nd date.

Sure missed not being able to go last year.

Tsuriki

montauk madness posted 05-19-2003 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for montauk madness  Send Email to montauk madness     
We have a couple classic whalers from Vashon Island (next to Blake) that would love to attend if this is an open invite.

-Jeff

Tom W Clark posted 05-20-2003 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Jeff,

Yes, you are welcome and encouraged to come as is anybody with an interest in Whalers.

OK, I went ahead and reserved the "Point" picnic shelter for our group for Saturday August 2. We can change this date if we need to but for now let's plan on that. I know Russ needs to make reservations for a camping spot and others may need to as well. I would also remind anybody who is overnighting that Blake Island itself is a superb camping spot with camp sites around the entire perimeter of the island.

The tides on August 2 are: a 8.8 ft. high tide at about 9:00 AM and low of 4.4 ft. around 2:30 PM. This is a very small drop, but a spring high of 12.2 ft. later that evening around 9:30 PM will mean strong flood tide for those beating it home to the north. Not a problem if the fair weather Northerly is blowing but a Southerly would produce some big chop late in the day out on the Sound.

I will start sending emails out to get a better idea who is coming. Please weigh in here too if you know you can make it and haven't already said so.

What's the status of the July 5 get together at West Beach?

Russ posted 05-22-2003 02:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
I've reserved a campsite at Manchester State Park. We'll launch at Port Orchard on Aug. 2nd to make the run to Blake Island. I'm looking forward to being with the Whaler Fleet again.

Russ, V22 Revenge.

Royce posted 05-27-2003 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royce  Send Email to Royce     
I hope to have my 1985 25 ft. Outrage Cuddy ready by the middle of July. My wife and I are planning to trailer it up to the San Juans and cruise for about a month. A visit to Blake Island is a distinct possiblity. I would love to see everyones Whalers.
Royce
Taylor posted 05-28-2003 01:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
...and I'd love to see an Outrage Cuddy, Royce. Since the date is now August 2nd, I will be able to attend. If Bruce is planning on coming down with his Nauset, I'll be motoring down from Honeymoon Bay.
whaletail posted 05-28-2003 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
I'd like to make it this year, but there might be a snag - already have tickets for a Steely Dan concert at lake Tahoe the end of July. But we'll see what we can do. It would be fun to show off the "sha".
Jerry Townsend posted 05-28-2003 06:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Tom - I hope to make the August Rendezvous this year but may be pre-empted again. I
will let you know as soon as I know one way or the other. ----- Jerry/Idaho
Deanster posted 05-29-2003 04:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Deanster  Send Email to Deanster     
Barring disaster, I expect to make the short run from Seattle with my 1989 27' CCC. Do we need to make reservations for the bigger boats in the marina?
whalersman posted 05-30-2003 06:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
I have a couple of planned events for the first or second week in August but I am hoping I can squeeze this trip in. I really want to spend about a week up there and see the area.

I will let you know as soon as I know for sure.

Taylor posted 05-30-2003 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Deanster, last time we were there was a busy boating weekend, and this one might be busy too. As a result the marina was pretty full up, and the rangers were none to happy when Tom told'em that we had a rendezvous going on. They cheered up a little when they realized it was not overnight. There is no charge for moorage before 3pm. If you can get a reservation for a berth, that's great... but I don't know that they do that, do they? Check with the parks department.
Tom W Clark posted 06-03-2003 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
There is no reserving moorage. It is available on a first come, first served basis. This year I will be talking with the rangers and marina volunteers the day before about our group.

They were accommodating last year in that they moved some boats around for us and if they know ahead of time, they can more or less consolidate the unoccupied space at the head of the marina for our boats.

OK, I sent an email to about 45 different people. I have heard back from about 10. If you haven't done so yet, please let us know what your intentions are.

peetmin posted 06-03-2003 05:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
I plan to stop by and take a look.
Seattlerocket posted 06-03-2003 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seattlerocket  Send Email to Seattlerocket     
I still plan to be there. I will have my 12 yo daughter with also. Any body like Albacore? I have still have a buunch frozen from Sept. I can bring for the grill.
Einar posted 06-04-2003 06:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Einar  Send Email to Einar     
Tom, Sorry for the delay. I just returned late last night from Kansas. (don't ask) I would like to attend but I would probably be a deckhand for someone (Dick?). I doubt I would bring my boat down from Orcas.

Al

Dick posted 06-04-2003 11:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I am in limbo right now, I may put my Montauk on the market this spring. If it sells I'll be a no show, if it doesn't I plan on being there.

Al I would welcome your company.

Dick

Duckin Whalers posted 06-07-2003 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
I am planning on being there, I will probably put in at Alki and make the short hop. Are the little boats allowed to beach at the State Park or will I need to anchor/raft up? I know beaching is a "no no" in some parks. I will have my 13'. I sent Jim some pics but, I don't know how often he posts new ones,....Paul
Russ posted 06-08-2003 03:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
Paul,

There are pictures on p. 64 of Cetacea showing last year's rendezvous at Blake Island. Several of the Whalers were beached. The ebb tide did create a little problem, but nothing too serious.

Russ

Duckin Whalers posted 06-08-2003 05:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
Thanks, I had a similar situation at Seafair year before last,(swamping) Slept in a friends Seaswirl in Juanita Bay, left 13' tied in Kirkland at Marina. Got windy, 13' Bumped & grind with dock all night tore off the rub rail & filled with water to the topside. Beer, food, cooler all upside down and floating around. Best of all.(after saving Seafair beer).....crowd, giggles, laughs but, the powerhead was high and dry. Got the feet wet, pulled the plug, handed it to my buddy on the dock,(the plug) for a laugh and headed out of the bay to drain my "interior". Didn't bother putting the plug back in until I returned to the dock just for fun. I had a crowd on the dock and heard a few, "thats a Boston Whaler for you!" comments. I'm sure I still looked stupid but nobody wanted to try and tell me I could have sunk her! It was a memorable moment for my friends and I alike.
ShrimpBurrito posted 06-09-2003 12:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Thanks for the email Tom, and for all your efforts in getting this together. My other half and I plan on being there with a 15' SS. Not sure where we're going to put in yet though.
Duckin Whalers posted 06-13-2003 11:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
What time is everyone planning on arriving/departing. Is the gathering a potluck or BYOB? Just wondering.
ShrimpBurrito posted 06-26-2003 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
I'm assuming folks are making camping reservations at Manchester only because it appears that Blake Island State Park does not accept reservations. Is that correct?

Is there moorage at Manchester or is it an easy walk from Blake Island SP?

Duckin Whalers posted 07-07-2003 11:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
What is the protocol for the gathering? BYOB or potluck style? Any ideas on arrival times for Aug 2?
lae posted 07-08-2003 01:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
Ok, I believe I am good to go. She may not be pretty but with the new power she is definately pretty sweet.
Larry
Tom W Clark posted 07-10-2003 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
OK, August 2 approaches rapidly. I will start to send out some confirmation emails this weekend and get a list together of who is likely to attend. In the mean time here are some randomly organized thoughts:

While some people are camping on the mainland I would encourage anybody looking for a camping spot to consider Blake Island itself. I am unclear if reservations are accepted for individual camping spots but I don’t think that should be a big concern.

If we arrive in the late morning, there will always be some other campers there who will be “checking out” so a good camping spot should be fairly easy to find. And again, I would reiterate that Blake Island is a GREAT place to camp overnight. It is especially nice for those with kids and because you pretty much have to have a boat to get there, it just seems to be a slightly more “with-it” group of visitors as compared to a lot of drive-in camp sites.

I will can bring the food like last year. I thought the very simple barbecue menu worked well. Burgers, dogs, shrimp again?

Last year we arrived when? Around 11:00 ish? It’s perfectly OK to arrive earlier the only problem might be dock space that has not opened up yet as boaters are still gathering themselves together and getting ready to leave, but the beach at the head of the marina should be open. The tides for that Saturday are:

First high tide (9.2 feet) 8:00 AM
Low tide (0.5 feet) 2:25 PM
Second high tide (12.2 feet) 9:15 PM

So the pattern of tides is the same as last year with a big flood all afternoon and into the evening. Any boat on the beach at say, 11:00 AM will have to wait until about 4:30 or 5:00 to float off.

Larry,

Looking forward to seeing your new ride!

Tom W Clark posted 07-11-2003 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Based on this thread and the email responses I have received thus far here is the preliminary list of who will be attending and the boats they will be bringing:

Pete Butterfield (peetmin) 1987 Revenge 22

Taylor Clark (Taylor) 1988 Montauk

Tom Clark (Tom W Clark)

Larry Eaton (lae) 1982 Outrage 25

Paul Gilmore (Duckin Whalers) 1972 Sport 13

Ray Henderson (raygun) 1986 Montauk

Russ Hubbard (Russ) 1981 Revenge 22

Matt Irwin (Matthew) 2002 Montauk 170

Dean Larue (Deanster) 1989 Whaler 27 Center Console

David Schlosser (ShrimpBurrito) Super Sport 15

Jerry Scirica (Seattlerocket) 2002 Sport 130

Bryan Snead (Bryan Snead) 1989 Super Sport Limited 13

Lance Takehara (small craft advisory) 1973 Montauk

Rodger Teed (Rodger) 2003 Montauk 170

Jeff Thomassen 1994 Outrage 17

I know there were quite a few who were unsure of their schedules and I am hoping there will be more who can make time for this event. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to let us know if you can attend.

Bryan Snead posted 07-11-2003 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bryan Snead  Send Email to Bryan Snead     
Has anyone asked Darren from BW in Fife if he was going to attend this year? If not I could swing in and let him know.
ShrimpBurrito posted 07-12-2003 12:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Sounds great, Tom. We're really looking forward to it. Is there anything we can bring?
Taylor posted 07-15-2003 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Assuming I can get my engine fixed in time, which is a big if at this point, I will be coming down on the earlier side, basically as soon as I get up, and heading home a bit earlier too, probably about the time the tide hits low. I'm trying to avoid the afternoon northerly that beat me up last year.

As an aside, has anyone used the mechanical services of either of the Mercury mechanics (Mike or Greg) on South Whidbey? It turns out that my powerhead needs to come off to replace the engine mounts.

peetmin posted 07-15-2003 08:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
No, but Dale at Ballard Outboard (Authorized Merc Service) Has treated me fairly in the past...
Dick posted 07-15-2003 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Taylor

I can't be of any help I've got 3 weeks of work on the board now.

Three Rivers Marine in Woodinville does nice work the number is 1-877-661-1575.

Flower's Marine in Oak Harbor is very good 360-675-1555.
Talk to Joe and tell him that Dick that used to be with Harbor Marine sent you. There are also usualy some classic hot rods there to drool over.

Dick

montauk madness posted 07-21-2003 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for montauk madness  Send Email to montauk madness     
Tom,

There will be two coming from Vashon. My 1991 Montauk and my buddies 1981 15' sport.

-Jeff Cunningham

Russ posted 07-23-2003 12:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
Is anyone else going to launch from Port Orchard as some of us did last year?

Russ

Tom W Clark posted 07-23-2003 01:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Jeff,

I look forward to meeting you and your buddy.

Dick,

So, may I assume you'll be arriving in your newly kicker equipped Montauk?

We've picked up a few more attendees. It's going to be interesting fitting everybody in the marina...

Russ,

Could you give me a call (206-783-4895) or send me an email ( tom@tomwclark.com ) with your phone number? Thnaks.

Dick posted 07-23-2003 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Tom

I plan on being there and, yes the new kicker will be mounted.

Not as bad as last year but that was a nasty fire at Seattle Marina this morning.

Dick

Bryan Snead posted 07-23-2003 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bryan Snead  Send Email to Bryan Snead     
I am going to be launching out of West Seattle as my experience getting out of Port Orchard during a low tide, and no SUV was something I don't want to go through again. Does anyone else plan on leaving from West Seattle and if so what time?
Seattlerocket posted 07-23-2003 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Seattlerocket  Send Email to Seattlerocket     
I plan tolaunchout of West Seattle also.
9:30 10:00 but I am open.
Dick posted 07-23-2003 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I am also going to launch at West Seattle. I haven't set a time but probably in the 9 to 10 range.

Dick

ShrimpBurrito posted 07-24-2003 03:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
We will likely be launching out of Port Orchard Saturday morning, and I think Rodger is too.
b08bdm posted 07-25-2003 04:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for b08bdm  Send Email to b08bdm     
Just caught this website and this forum. I like it. I am a month old new owner of a 2000 16ft Dauntless and I live 300 yards from the Manchester Boat Ramp. I am assuming that many people talking about launching from Port Orchard are refering to this ramp. I may show up as Blake Island on the 2nd as it is only 5 mins from the Manchester Ramp. I was even on the island last nite.

If anyone has questions about the Mancester State Park, or the manchester Boat ramp or Port orchard boat ramp or anything about that area, let me know and I will help out.

Brian

Russ posted 07-26-2003 03:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     
Brian,

'Glad you're going to join us. It looks like this year's group will be somewhat bigger than last year's. It should be fun and interesting.

My wife and I have reservations fot that weekend at Manchester State Park. Our plan is to launch from Port Orchard as we did last year. We had looked at the Manchester ramp and thought that it was so congested with cars,pickups and trailers that we'd never find a place to park our camper and boat trailer, so we decided on Port Orchard. The Manchester ramp is certainly closer to our campsite, but I'm afraid there'd be no place to park.

I think a few of the others are planing to launch at the Port Orchard ramp, too.

Russ

lae posted 07-26-2003 04:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
I have a question. I will be launching a 25 by my self (which is amazingly an enjoyable thing). Thinking about any launch depending on distance. Did Don Armeni (sp) last year and had to park 1/2 a mile away and leave the Katama alone and tied with strangers. It worked but I didn't like it so I am looking for suggestions with considerations for time of day and parking for extended full size truck with trailer. All ideas appreciated. Oh, yeah coming from I-90 east.
Larry
Tom W Clark posted 07-26-2003 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Larry,

I suggest you launch at Shilshole. Much shorter walk, better parking and I could help you. Your boat would also be great for hauling the food over...

Brian,

I'm glad you've found the Forum. You should join us.

The problem with the Manchester ramp is very limited parking and a bit of exposure if there is any significant wave action. Also, it's a very short hop to Blake and sometimes a bit of a boat ride is just what you need to build an appetite. Last year most people came from the ramp in Port Orchard in a convoy. For a description of that event, see:

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage64.html

Capt_Tidy posted 07-26-2003 11:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Capt_Tidy  Send Email to Capt_Tidy     
Larry... I'm bugging Sue to let me go north for a day (I have a gazillion air miles to use). If so I'll give you a hand.

Tom... Larry's boat can also handle a keg!

cheers
Ian

lae posted 07-27-2003 02:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
Tom,
Thank you, that sounds like a good idea. Still kind of up in the air about it. Will have to drop off the 14 year old in Yakima Friday night, then maybe to Everett to my ex partners if his driveway is big enough. Don't want to load the camper very bad. Or maybe will stay in Yakima that night. Some times I really dislike the "make your money in the summertime cycle".

Ian,
Would love to have you. Tell Sue that the check was good so I must be an alright guy.
Larry

skookum point posted 07-27-2003 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for skookum point  Send Email to skookum point     
Sorry to report that I'm going to miss this one, guys. My travel schedule puts me in the NE instead of the NW for the first week of August. I'll probably do a Blake Island day-trip in the Whaler during the third week of Aug though.

Looks like you'll have a good turnout. Wish I could be there! My seven-year-old is going to be bent outta shape when he realizes were missing "The Boston Whaler Party"
Next year I hope. Have a great time! Take pictures.

John Anderson

jcreasey posted 07-29-2003 12:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for jcreasey  Send Email to jcreasey     
Looks like my Father and I will make it this year. Anything we can bring? Or anything we can haul. If the varnish dries in time I think we'll bring the Sakonnet.

http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/bc/md71_74/lst?.dir=/17+Whaler&.view=t

How many people are putting in at Eddie Vine? If so what time?

Bryan Snead posted 07-29-2003 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bryan Snead  Send Email to Bryan Snead     
Sorry everyone I will not be able to attend this weeekend. My car was stolen yesterday, so I am not able to tow and I will have to go car shopping this weekend. Have fun and I will see you next year, if not earlier for a few beers.

Bryan

raygun posted 07-29-2003 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for raygun  Send Email to raygun     
Hey Tom,
What can I bring?
Raygun
wavejumper posted 07-29-2003 01:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for wavejumper  Send Email to wavejumper     
Well I am excited to see all those whalers this week end! Looks like I will not only bring my 94 17 outrage but I am draging my friend with a borrowed 17 Dauntlas. Any thing we need to do other than show up at 11am?

Jeff Thomassen
http://noahjwho.home.comcast.net/

Capt_Tidy posted 07-29-2003 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Capt_Tidy  Send Email to Capt_Tidy     
Larry et. al.

Swamped this week with work in SF and Sac.... will have to miss the fun... birthday parties on Sat and Sun.

Have fun, go fast, etc.

Seattlerocket posted 07-29-2003 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seattlerocket  Send Email to Seattlerocket     
I have some Albacore in the smoker and will have some roast ready for the grill.

The weather is looking fab anlong with the guest list.
Sad news for Bryan. Still hope he makes its.

Should be loads of fun

Dick posted 07-30-2003 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
At this point in time I won't be able to make the decision to attend or not untill Saturday morning.
Friday I got my wife out of the hospital after a 2 1/2 week stay, she is doing great but still pretty weak. It will be her call, if she feels that she needs me at home that's where I will be. If she want's to get rid of me I will be at Blake Island.

Dick

Tom W Clark posted 08-01-2003 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
OK, we're mostly all set. I'm planning on leaving the Eddie Vine ramp (Shilshole) at 9:00 AM with Larry Eaton. There may be some others joining us from there. I'm getting a slightly earlier start than last year mostly so I can have a bit more time to set up things on the island. There should be no sense of urgency in getting over there though. Come over when you feel like it.

I've been extremely busy this week so if I dropped any emails, please forgive me. Today and tomorrow morning I can be reached via my mobile: 206-783-4895 or pager: 206-916-3524

Dick,

I really do hope you join us. Larry and I can help you launch from Shilshole which is an easy run to Blake and I'd be happy to run back with you in the afternoon.


ShrimpBurrito posted 08-01-2003 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Bryan - if you're out there, there's a good chance my boat will still be tied up at the shop tomorrow morning. I would be more than happy to bring you and your crew and your boat up to a ramp on my drive from Portland.

I'll drop you an email as well.

Dick posted 08-01-2003 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Tom

Launching is no problem as I usualy have no help.
The concern I have at this time is if I will be comfortable leaving my wife alone for the day. It all hinges on how she feels in the morning.

Hope to see you all there.

Dick

Taylor posted 08-04-2003 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Sorry I missed everyone. It went right down to the wire getting my boat ready to join you on Saturday. The motor mount was replaced (professionally) and I replaced the snapped transducer, and even did some sundry fiberglass repair at dusk on Friday. Got beer on ice, got the little girl and the dog ready, and drove to Possesion Point (south Whidbey) to take a few miles of the trip. Put the boat in the water, fired up the engine and went to back away from the dock and found the steering had frozen. Dang. Hope everyone had a good time, I'd love to hear a trip report. Just how nice is Larry's new 22?
wavejumper posted 08-05-2003 04:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for wavejumper  Send Email to wavejumper     
Here are some nice running pictures from the rendezvous trip of my boat (the outrage) and the boat that ran with us.
Looking forward to next year, Thanks Tom.

Jeff Thomassen

wavejumper posted 08-05-2003 04:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for wavejumper  Send Email to wavejumper     
Guess you need the link...

http://noahjwho.home.comcast.net/rendezvous.htm

Tom W Clark posted 08-06-2003 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
http://noahjwho.home.comcast.net/rendezvous.htm

Thanks Jeff for posting those nice photos. It was good to see such well cared for Whalers at the Rendezvous.

Dave Schlosser (shrimpburrito) took a lot of photos as well. We'll see if we can get them in some sort of presentable format for everyone. I'll report more later.

Thanks to everybody who showed up. It was a fun afternoon.

Taylor,

Larry's (lae) boat is far nicer than he would have you believe. It's also pretty quick. We can dispel all that hogwash about the 25 Outrage not being suitable for single power.

ShrimpBurrito posted 08-06-2003 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
We had a fantastic time meeting everyone at the Rendezvous. Everything was superb: the company, the location, the weather, the food, and of course, the boats. Thanks to Tom for all his hard work in organizing everything and for providing the food.

I'm already looking forward to next year's get-together.

small craft advisory posted 08-06-2003 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for small craft advisory  Send Email to small craft advisory     
I'll have to second that! The girls and I had a great time. Thanks again Tom for organizing the event. Too bad we weren't able to get someone from Whaler to show up. It would have been nice to take a cruise on one of the new boats and get one of those Boston Whaler Rendezvous hats you guys were wearing from last years event! Hopefully next year.

Hey Dave,
Any chance we're going to see some of those pictures you took? Unfortunately we forgot our camera. By the way, how did you fair camping under that light tower?????

Lance....

frontier posted 08-07-2003 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Thanks Tom! We had a great time!!
ShrimpBurrito posted 08-08-2003 01:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Tom - I've tried emailing you the pics several times, as well as a simple text message, and they are all returned saying your mailbox is "unavailable (inactive)". Any ideas?

Lance - That light tower actually wasn't bad at all. You could just barely see it in the tent. I was just hoping it wasn't also a fog horn.......I'll email you re: the pics.

Tom W Clark posted 08-08-2003 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Dave (and everybody else who tried to email me on Wednesday),

Comcast shut down my modem on Wednesday. It was back up as of 9:00 AM PDT yesterday morning. My email address should work fine now. Send the photos.

Comcast has got to be one of the most poorly organized large corporations I’ve ever dealt with. Their customer service is atrocious.

kglinz posted 08-08-2003 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
Sorry I missed you guys this year. We didn't get back into US waters until Sunday. Maybe next time. Why don't you talk about a group trip to Pender Harbour next year. It's a easy drive from the border and has good camping and cabins.
Kemp Lindsey
raygun posted 08-08-2003 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for raygun  Send Email to raygun     
Thanks again Tom!
It was good fun. Larry's boat looks mean as hell out on the water.
Ray
lae posted 08-08-2003 03:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
Aw, shucks. Thanks guys, but it is just an old 25 in transition stage. However, as I explained to Tom, a lot of my transitions go the wrong way. However I have managed to get the outside buffed out in the last week.

Nice to hear that Tom likes the power choice, though. Nice thing about a whaler is that if I decide that I want twins the boat will still be worth it when it comes time to repower again.

Larry

Duckin Whalers posted 08-08-2003 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duckin Whalers  Send Email to Duckin Whalers     
Sorry I didn't make it, I injured my back last Thursday and have been laid out ever since. I had to cancel this weekends trip to Lummi to meet up with my college buddies. I hope you all had a good time.

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